Sunday, 27 February 2011

On My Wishlist (#2)

On My Wishlist is an awesome weekly meme hosted by Book Chick City that runs every Saturday.  It's a place where you can put up all the books you're desperate to read, but haven't actually bought them yet.  They can be old, new or forthcoming.    And, even better, everyone can join in with too, because there's a Mr Linky so you can put your post up.  All you have to do is click on the link below:

Ah, still loving this meme.  But now there's even more books I want!  Oops!  Oh well, here's what's On My Wishlist this week!

Series: The Chemical Garden Trilogy, Book One
By: Lauren DeStefano
Found: On Recovering Potter Addict's Blog
Published: f

Synopsis From Goodreads:
Thanks to modern science, every human being has become a ticking genetic time bomb—males only live to age twenty-five, and females only live to age twenty. In this bleak landscape, young girls are kidnapped and forced into polygamous marriages to keep the population from dying out.
When sixteen-year-old Rhine Ellery is taken by the Gatherers to become a bride, she enters a world of wealth and privilege. Despite her husband Linden's genuine love for her, and a tenuous trust among her sister wives, Rhine has one purpose: to escape—to find her twin brother and go home.
But Rhine has more to contend with than losing her freedom. Linden's eccentric father is bent on finding an antidote to the genetic virus that is getting closer to taking his son, even if it means collecting corpses in order to test his experiments. With the help of Gabriel, a servant Rhine is growing dangerously attracted to, Rhine attempts to break free, in the limted time she has left.
This looks so good: another brilliant-looking, if slightly scary, dystopia book.  Want this so much!

The Iron King
Series: The Iron Fey, Book One
By: Julie Kagawa
Found: On I Want To Read That's Blog
Published: February 2010

Synopsis From Goodreads:
Meghan Chase has a secret destiny—one she could never have imagined…
Something has always felt slightly off in Meghan's life, ever since her father disappeared before her eyes when she was six. She has never quite fit in at school…or at home.
When a dark stranger begins watching her from afar, and her prankster best friend becomes strangely protective of her, Meghan senses that everything she's known is about to change.
But she could never have guessed the truth—that she is the daughter of a mythical faery king and is a pawn in a deadly war. Now Meghan will learn just how far she'll go to save someone she cares about, to stop a mysterious evil no faery creature dare face…and to find love with a young prince who might rather see her dead than let her touch his icy heart.
I've been seeing this one on everyone's blog, and I am desperate to read it!  It looks amazing, and like a totally new take on the fairy genre.  Plus, loving the cover!

Once a Witch
Series: Witch, Book One
By: Carolyn MacCullough
Found: On Gripped Into Books' Website
Published: 6th September 2010

Hardcover                                    Paperback

Synopsis From Goodreads:
Tamsin Greene comes from a long line of witches, and she was supposed to be one of the most Talented among them. But Tamsin's magic never showed up. Now seventeen, Tamsin attends boarding school in Manhattan, far from her family. But when a handsome young professor mistakes her for her very Talented sister, Tamsin agrees to find a lost family heirloom for him. The search—and the stranger—will prove to be more sinister than they first appeared, ultimately sending Tamsin on a treasure hunt through time that will unlock the secret of her true identity, unearth the sins of her family, and unleash a power so vengeful that it could destroy them all. This is a spellbinding display of storytelling that will exhilarate, enthrall, and thoroughly enchant.
This looks amazing.  I love the sound of the Talented, and how Tamsin has to go on a quest to get her magic.  Plus, the covers are beautiful!  I'm not sure which one I like most...  I think I'm leaning towards the paperback.  Which do you think's better?

Series: Newsflesh, Book One
By: Mira Grant
Found: On All About {n}'s Blog
Published: 3rd June 2010
Synopsis From Goodreads:
In 2014, two experimental viruses—a genetically engineered flu strain designed by Dr. Alexander Kellis, intended to act as a cure for the common cold, and a cancer-killing strain of Marburg, known as "Marburg Amberlee"—escaped the lab and combined to form a single airborne pathogen that swept around the world in a matter of days. It cured cancer. It stopped a thousand cold and flu viruses in their tracks.
It raised the dead.
Millions died in the chaos that followed. The summer of 2014 was dubbed "The Rising," and only the lessons learned from a thousand zombie movies allowed mankind to survive. Even then, the world was changed forever. The mainstream media fell, Internet news acquired an undeniable new legitimacy, and the CDC rose to a new level of power.
Set twenty years after the Rising, the Newsflesh trilogy follows a team of bloggers, led by Georgia and Shaun Mason, as they search for the brutal truths behind the infection. Danger, deceit, and betrayal lurk around every corner, as does the hardest question of them all:
When will you rise?
OMG!  This looks absolutely amazing!  And the cover: 'The Good News: We Survived.  The Bad News: So Did They.'  Whoa.  Plus, it has blogging in!  I'm sold!

Wake Unto Me
By: Lisa Cach
Found: On Supernatural Snark's Blog
Published: 31st March 2011

Synopsis From Goodreads:
A haunted castle, a handsome young man dead for four hundred years, one heck of a scary portrait of a witch, and a treasure hunt -- not to mention a princess for a roommate! -- all await 15 year old American girl Caitlyn Monahan when she earns a scholarship to a French boarding school.
There are secrets behind the stone walls of Chateau de la Fortune, buried for centuries along with the mystery of who killed Raphael, the charming ghost who visits Caitlyn at night. But as Caitlyn unearths the history of the castle, nothing scares her as badly as the secret she learns about herself, and the reason she was chosen to come to the Fortune School.
And nothing breaks her heart as badly as falling in love with a dead guy.
This looks amazing, and I can't wait for it to come out!  Plus, the cover: love it, gorgeous and ghostly. 
Series: Nightshade, Book One/Witches War Series, Book One
By: Andrea Cremer
Found: On Amazon
Published: 28th December 2010

Paperback                                      Hardcover

Synopsis From Goodreads:
Calla Tor has always known her destiny: After graduating from the Mountain School, she'll be the mate of sexy alpha wolf Ren Laroche and fight with him, side by side, ruling their pack and guarding sacred sites for the Keepers. But when she violates her masters' laws by saving a beautiful human boy out for a hike, Calla begins to question her fate, her existence, and the very essence of the world she has known. By following her heart, she might lose everything--including her own life. Is forbidden love worth the ultimate sacrifice?
This looks brilliant, and once again, loving the cover and the little quote: 'She can control her pack.  But not her heart.'  Gorgeous colours, and an amazing-looking book!

My Soul to Take
Series: Soul Screamers, Book One
By: Rachel Vincent

2009                                   2011

Synopsis From Goodreads:
She doesn't see dead people, but…
She senses when someone near her is about to die. And when that happens, a force beyond her control compels her to scream bloody murder. Literally.
Kaylee just wants to enjoy having caught the attention of the hottest guy in school. But a normal date is hard to come by when Nash seems to know more about her need to scream than she does. And when classmates start dropping dead for no apparent reason, only Kaylee knows who'll be next…
I've heard lots of amazing reviews about this series, and I want to read it so much!  Plus, I've been told by Sammee (I Want to Read That) that if you like Vampire Academy, you'll like this series.  Well, I love Richelle Mead's writing, so I'm sure I'd love this one.  All I need to do now is buy it!  And, I love this new cover: I think I prefer it to the old one.

So, that's what's On My Wishlist this week.  Sorry it's a little late, but yesterday was hectic...  Okay, not exactly true: I was too busy reading Last Sacrifice.  It's too good to put down!
Anyway, what's on your wishlist?


Ashley @ Book Labyrinth said...

Ooh, love (!!) 'Wither' & 'The Iron King'. Nice choices. =)

abeautifulmadness said...

I can't wait to read Wither, and I must say Iron King is extremely good!

Aylee said...

I'm sure it's not hard to come up with a list of books each week for this meme :) There's always a bazillion books on my wishlist as well.

Small Review said...

I really enjoyed The Iron King! I didn't think it was perfect, but I got so swept up in the book. I don't even usually like fairy books, but Julie Kagawa changed my mind.

Jenny said...

Oh my gosh you have so many good books listed here! I can't wait to read Wake Unto Me, I fell like I've been waiting forever for that one. I loved Once A Witch, Wither, and The Iron Fey books:) Hope you get your hands on them soon!