Saturday, 5 March 2011

On My Wishlist (#3)

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:

Hmm, afraid I still haven't gotten round to actually getting any of the books on my wishlist, but oh well...  There's more.  I have a monster list going on her.  Anyway, this is what's On My Wishlist this week:


ClarityClarity
Series: Clarity, Book On
By: Kim Harrington
Found: On Jenny (Supernatural Snark)'s Blog
Published: March 2011
Synopsis From Goodreads:

When you can see things others can't, where do you look for the truth?
This paranormal murder mystery will have teens reading on the edge of their seats.
Clarity "Clare" Fern sees things. Things no one else can see. Things like stolen kisses and long-buried secrets. All she has to do is touch a certain object, and the visions come to her. It's a gift.
And a curse.
When a teenage girl is found murdered, Clare's ex-boyfriend wants her to help solve the case--but Clare is still furious at the cheating jerk. Then Clare's brother--who has supernatural gifts of his own--becomes the prime suspect, and Clare can no longer look away. Teaming up with Gabriel, the smoldering son of the new detective, Clare must venture into the depths of fear, revenge, and lust in order to track the killer. But will her sight fail her just when she needs it most?
This looks brilliant, and can I just say how much I love this cover?  The way the light falls, the windswept hair, the simple colours, and the little 'She can see your secrets'... Love it! 

 

The Forest of Hands and Teeth
Series: The Forest of Hands and Teeth, Book One
By: Carrie Ryan
Found: On A Beautiful Maddness's Blog
Published: 10th March 2009

The Forest of Hands and Teeth (The Forest of Hands and Teeth, #1)The Forest of Hands and Teeth (The Forest of Hands and Teeth, #1)
2009 Paperback           |           Hardcover            |           2010 Paperback

Synopsis From Goodreads:

In Mary's world there are simple truths.
The Sisterhood always knows best.
The Guardians will protect and serve. The Unconsecrated will never relent.
And you must always mind the fence that surrounds the village; the fence that protects the village from the Forest of Hands and Teeth.
But, slowly, Mary’s truths are failing her. She’s learning things she never wanted to know about the Sisterhood and its secrets, and the Guardians and their power, and about the Unconsecrated and their relentlessness. When the fence is breached and her world is thrown into chaos, she must choose between her village and her future—between the one she loves and the one who loves her.
And she must face the truth about the Forest of Hands and Teeth. Could there be life outside a world surrounded in so much death?
I'm behind on this series, but it looks amazing.  I'm not sure which cover I like best... the 2009 PB is simple and I love the colours.  The hardcover is beautiful and dramatic.  And the 2010 PB isn't exactly beautiful, but it's very... stunning, I guess is the word to use...  I don't know, what do you think?


 

Fall for AnythingFall For Anything
By: Courtney Summers
Found: On Jessica (A Book Lover's Diary)'s Blog
Published: 3rd February 2011

Synopsis From Goodreads:
From the author of Cracked Up to Be and Some Girls Are comes a gripping story about one girl’s search for clues into the mysterious death of her father. 
When Eddie Reeves’s father commits suicide her life is consumed by the nagging question of why? Why when he was a legendary photographer and a brilliant teacher? Why when he seemed to find inspiration in everything he saw? And, most important, why when he had a daughter who loved him more than anyone else in the world? When she meets Culler Evans, a former student of her father’s and a photographer himself, an instant and dangerous attraction begins. Culler seems to know more about her father than she does and could possibly hold the key to the mystery surrounding his death. But Eddie’s vulnerability has weakened her and Culler Evans is getting too close. Her need for the truth keeps her hanging on...but are some questions better left unanswered?
This one looks brilliant, and the review on Jessica's blog was really posistive.  Plus, gotta love the cover: haunting...

 

XVI
XVI
By: Julia Karr
Found: On Alyee (Recovering Potter Addict)'s Blog
Published: 6th January 2011

Synopsis From Goodreads:
Nina Oberon's life is pretty normal: she hangs out with her best friend, Sandy, and their crew, goes to school, plays with her little sister, Dee. But Nina is 15. And like all girls she'll receive a Governing Council-ordered tattoo on her 16th birthday. XVI. Those three letters will be branded on her wrist, announcing to all the world—even the most predatory of men—that she is ready for sex. Considered easy prey by some, portrayed by the Media as sluts who ask for attacks, becoming a "sex-teen" is Nina's worst fear. That is, until right before her birthday, when Nina's mom is brutally attacked. With her dying breaths, she reveals to Nina a shocking truth about her past—one that destroys everything Nina thought she knew. Now, alone but for her sister, Nina must try to discover who she really is, all the while staying one step ahead of her mother's killer.
 OMG.  This looks so horrible, but so good at the same time.  I get chills just reading the blurb and the little caption-thing on the brilliantly stunning cover... 'In the future, innocence expires at sixteen'... 


 

Soulless
Series: The Parasol Protectorate, Book One
By: Gail Carriger
Found: On Sammee (I Want To Read That)'s Blog
Published: 1st October 2009

Synopsis From Goodreads:
Without a morsel of exaggeration, its publisher describes this debut novel as "a comedy of manners set in Victorian London full of werewolves, vampires, dirigibles, and tea-drinking." At the center of Soulless's "parasol protectorate" is Miss Alexia Tarabotti, a young woman who lacks not only a suitor but also a soul. And those are not her only problems: When she accidentally kills a vampire, it begins a series of events that she must set out to resolve without the help of any proper authorities. A charming mass market original.
It's just the 'A novel of vampires, werewolves, and parasols' that gets me: just looking at the cover makes me laugh.  This book looks brilliant, and I'm fairly certain it will be hilarious - if I ever get my hands on it!
 
 
 
After
By: Amy Efaw
Found: On A Beautiful Madness ' Blog
Published: 11th August 2009
 
Synopsis From Goodreads:
An infant left in the trash to die. A teenage mother who never knew she was pregnant . . . Before That Morning, these were the words most often used to describe straight-A student and star soccer player Devon Davenport: responsible, hardworking, mature. But all that changes when the police find Devon home sick from school as they investigate the case of an abandoned baby. Soon the connection is made—Devon has just given birth; the baby in the trash is hers. After That Morning, there’s only one way to define Devon: attempted murderer.
And yet gifted author Amy Efaw does the impossible— she turns Devon into an empathetic character, a girl who was in such deep denial that she refused to believe she was pregnant. Through airtight writing and fast-paced, gripping storytelling, Ms. Efaw takes the reader on Devon’s unforgettable journey toward clarity, acceptance, and redemption.
This sounds completely amazing: I soo want to read it.  Especially after this little video I found on YouTube:



So, that's my Wishlist.  But what do you guys want this week?  

Happy reading! 

7 comments:

Mel said...

Soulless is fantasic - try and get hold of a copy as soon as possible! :-)

Pamela said...

Wow you've got some awesome books here. Lots of them I want to read to, like XVI, Clarity and The Forest of Hands and Teeth. Good choices!!

Feel free to check out what's on my wishlist this week.

heavenisabookstore said...

I am loving the sound of each of these. After has been on TBR list for quite some time.

pussreboots said...

I've hardly had time to read or wish for new books. Come see what I'm wishing for.

*Melissa* said...

I have clarity on my to read list i have heard wonderful things about it so i hope you get it soon. I really like the covers of the forest of hands and teeth.
BTW i love that your a VA fan, hence NEW FOLLOWER!

here what's OMW
http://paranormallyromanced.blogspot.com/2011/03/on-my-wishlist6.html

Neri said...

I really want to read Clarity and I love the cover. I'm going to add to my wishlist. New follower btw. :)

Stop by my wishlist at http://inthenameofbooks.blogspot.com/2011/03/wishlist-2.html

Ing said...

Wow just reading the synopsis for After gave me chills. I wouldn't normally read that type of book but I might have to for this one! Nice list!

Here's mine As the Pages Turn Blog