Saturday, 9 April 2011

On My Wishlist (#7)


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:

 


So, this week I got a few books from previous Wishlist, so I'm very very very pleased! 

Anyway, back on subject, this is what's On My Wishlist this week:


Poison Study (Study, #1)Poison Study
Series: The Study Trilogy, Book One
By: Maria V. Snyder
Published: 21st September 2007
Found: On Amazon

Synopsis From Goodreads:
Choose: A quick death…Or slow poison…
About to be executed for murder, Yelena is offered an extraordinary reprieve. She'll eat the best meals, have rooms in the palace—and risk assassination by anyone trying to kill the Commander of Ixia.
And so Yelena chooses to become a food taster. But the chief of security, leaving nothing to chance, deliberately feeds her Butterfly's Dust—and only by appearing for her daily antidote will she delay an agonizing death from the poison.
As Yelena tries to escape her new dilemma, disasters keep mounting. Rebels plot to seize Ixia and Yelena develops magical powers she can't control. Her life is threatened again and choices must be made. But this time the outcomes aren't so clear…
I just bought Inside Out by Maria V. Snyder, and I'm really looking forwards to reading it.  I have the first of her other trilogy, Storm Glass on my Kindle.  This one looks amazing, and I so badly want to read it!  Plus, isn't the cover  gorgeous?


Stolen: A letter to my captor
Stolen
By: Lucy Christopher
Published: 4th May 209
Found: On Izzy G (My Words Ate Me)'s Blog

Synopsis From Goodreads:
Sixteen year old Gemma is kidnapped from Bangkok airport and taken to the Australian Outback. This wild and desolate landscape becomes almost a character in the book, so vividly is it described. Ty, her captor, is no stereotype. He is young, fit and completely gorgeous. This new life in the wilderness has been years in the planning. He loves only her, wants only her. Under the hot glare of the Australian sun, cut off from the world outside, can the force of his love make Gemma love him back? The story takes the form of a letter, written by Gemma to Ty, reflecting on those strange and disturbing months in the outback. Months when the lines between love and obsession, and love and dependency, blur until they don't exist - almost.
This looks amazing, but horrible.  It's just the whole, "Stolen, a letter to my captor" that gets me.  But I've wanted this forever, and it does look incredible.


I Know What You Did Last SummerI Know What You Did Last Summer
By: Lois Duncan
Published: 3rd March 2011 (First Published: 22nd February 1982)
Found: On Sammee (I Want To Read That)'s Blog

Synopsis From Goodreads:
It was only an accident -- but it would change their lives forever. Last summer, four terrified friends made a desperate pact to conceal a shocking secret. But some secrets don't stay buried, and someone has learned the truth. Someone bent on revenge. This summer, the horror is only beginning....
So, this is a reprint.  But it looks brilliant.  Very, very brilliant.  And I love the cover, with the car headlights in the background and the bronzey lettering.  And, of course, the "Some Secrets Won't Stay Buried..."



Before I FallBefore I Fall
By: Lauren Oliver
Published: 2nd March 2010
Found: On Sammee (I Want To Read That)'s Blog

Synopsis From Goodreads:
What if you had only one day to live? What would you do? Who would you kiss? And how far would you go to save your own life?
Samantha Kingston has it all: the world's most crush-worthy boyfriend, three amazing best friends, and first pick of everything at Thomas Jefferson High—from the best table in the cafeteria to the choicest parking spot. Friday, February 12, should be just another day in her charmed life.
Instead, it turns out to be her last.
Then she gets a second chance. Seven chances, in fact. Reliving her last day during one miraculous week, she will untangle the mystery surrounding her death—and discover the true value of everything she is in danger of losing.
I loved Delirium, and I can't wait for the next in that series.  I really want to read Before I Fall; it sounds absolutely amazing, and I've seen brilliant reviews.  Can't help wondering what I would do if "only had one day to live"...


Beautiful Creatures
Series: Beautiful Creatures, Book One
By: Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
Published: 14th September 2010
Found: In Waterstones

Synopsis From Amazon:
In Ethan Wate's hometown there lies the darkest of secrets...
There is a girl.
Slowly, she pulled the hood from her head... greeen eyes, black hair.
Lena Duchannes.
There is a curse.
On the Sixteenth Moon, of the Sixteenth Year, the Book will take what it's been promised.
And no one can stop it.
In the end, there is a grave.
Lena and Ethan become bound together by a deep, powerful love.
But Lena is cursed and, on her sixteenth birthday, her fate will be decided.
Ethan never even saw it coming.
I really want to get this, it looks amazing.  I just love the sound of it, and the cover, and the blurb, and the everything!  "Some loves are meant to be... Others are cursed."  I just love it!  Soo want to read it!

Well, that's my Wishlist this week.

What are you guys Wishing for?

10 comments:

Anne said...

I agree, Beautiful Creatures sounds like a great story with a beautiful cover. I am adding it to my list.

sinn said...

My husband *loved* Poison Study!! Based on the first book, she is on his list of favorite authors ^_^

Here's mine: http://sinnfulbooks.blogspot.com/2011/04/on-my-wishlist-2.html

Btw, I'm a new follower ^_^

Annabell said...

It looks like you have a lot of good books on your wishlist. None of them are on my immediate tbr list, but hopefully I will get to them sooner rather than later!

Shooting Stars Mag said...

I have Stolen and Before I Fall. I still need to read them though. they sound amazing!!!

-Lauren

Lori said...

I hope you get these books and they are everything you hope them to be. Check out what is On My Wishlist this week.

Yas said...

before i fall is definitely worth reading! argh! until now i cannot even get it out of my mind! i hope you'll get to enjoy it as much as i did. :)

heavenisabookstore said...

I read (and reviewed) Before I Fall and Stolen is on my list.

Barbara said...

I've heard very good things about the Poison Study trilogy too, it's been on my long-term wishlist for a while. Stolen looks scary-creepy-good. I want to read it but I don't know if I want to, you know? :)

Nice picks!

My Wishlist

pussreboots said...

I have a few of those titles on my list too. This week's feature wish is a picture book about a construction site. Come see why I added it.

TheBookAddictedGirl said...

Anne: Doesn't it? Awesome, I've helped someone find a book! >.<
Sinn: Sounds like your husband has good taste! ;) Your blog seems to be a little busy at the mo, so I'll pop back later. Thanks for the follow!
Annabell: Thanks: I have a wide variety of 'Wanted' books!
Shooting Stars Mag: When you do read them, could you tell me what they're like, please? Thank you! :)
Lori: Thank you, and I hope you get the ones you're wishing for soon too!
Yas: I love a book that doesn't go out of your head. Ms Oliver's second book, Delirium hasn't left my head either. Thank you, me too! :)
Heavenisabookstore: Did you like Before I Fall? I really want it!
Barbara: Yes, it's been on mine too. I completely get what you mean about Stole: I'm the same way. Thank you!
Pussreboots: Cool, I hope you get them soon! I just went and looked at your post, and gendered books annoy me too! Great pick.

Thanks for the comments!