Saturday, 16 April 2011

On My Wishlist (#8)

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:

Ok, this week I have old books and new books on my Wishlist.  Maybe you'll see something that will catch your eye too!
She's So Dead To Us
Series: The She's So Dead To Us Trilogy, Book One
By: Kieran Scott
Published: 25th May 2010
Found: On Natalie (Mindful Musings)'s Blog
Synopsis From Goodreads:
When having money is all that matters, what happens when you lose it all?
Perfect, picturesque Orchard Hill. It was the last thing Ally Ryan saw in the rear-view mirror as her mother drove them out of town and away from the shame of the scandal her father caused when his hedge fund went south and practically bankrupted all their friends -- friends that liked having trust funds and new cars, and that didn't like constant reminders that they had been swindled. So it was adios, Orchard Hill. Thanks for nothing.
Now, two years later, Ally's mother has landed a job back at the site of their downfall. So instead of Ally's new low-key, happy life, it'll be back into the snake pit with the likes of Shannen Moore and Hammond Ross.
But then there's Jake Graydon. Handsome, wealthy, bored Jake Graydon. He moved to town after Ally left and knows nothing of her scandal, but does know that he likes her. And she likes him. So off into the sunset they can go, right? Too bad Jake's friends have a problem with his new crush since it would make Ally happy. And if anyone deserves to be unhappy, it's Ally Ryan.
Ally was hoping to have left all the drama in the past, but some things just can't be forgotten. Isn't there more to life than money?
This sounds good, though I'm not entirely sure what to expect from it.  It's put into a 'chick-lit' and 'drama' and then a 'realistic fiction' catagory.  But it looks so good and has got some really positive reviews.

What I Saw and How I Lied
By: Judy Blundell
Published: 6th July 2009
Found: On Amazon

Synopsis From Goodreads:
When Evie's father returned home from World War II, the family fell back into its normal life pretty quickly. But Joe Spooner brought more back with him than just good war stories. When movie-star handsome Peter Coleridge, a young ex-GI who served in Joe's company in postwar Austria, shows up, Evie is suddenly caught in a complicated web of lies that she only slowly recognizes. She finds herself falling for Peter, ignoring the secrets that surround him . . . until a tragedy occurs that shatters her family and breaks her life in two.
As she begins to realize that almost everything she believed to be a truth was really a lie, Evie must get to the heart of the deceptions and choose between her loyalty to her parents and her feelings for the man she loves. Someone will have to be betrayed. The question is . . . who?
So, I was on Amazon, flicking through some of the "customers who bought this item also bought", and this popped up.  The cover and title just kind of drew me in, and the synopsis sealed the deal.  It looks amazing.

The Taker
By: Alma Katsu
Published: 14th April 2011
Found: On Sammee (I Want To Read That)'s Blog

Synopsis From Amazon:

Have you ever loved someone so much that you'd do anything for them?

When Dr Luke Findley turns up to his hospital shift in the small town of St Andrews, Maine, he's expecting just another evening of minor injuries and domestic disputes. But instead, Lanore McIlvrae walks into his life - and changes it forever. For Lanny is a woman with a past...
Lanny McIlvrae is unlike anyone Luke has ever met. Hers is a story of love and betrayal that defies time and transcends mortality - and cannot end until Lanny's demons are finally put to rest. Her two hundred years on this earth have seen her seduced by both decadence and brutality - but through it all she has stayed true to the one true love of her life. Until now.
An unforgettable novel about the power of unrequited love to elevate and sustain, but also to blind and ultimately destroy, The Taker is an immortal love story on an epic scale...
The minute I saw this on Sammee's blog I thought: OMG, I want this!  It looks incredible.  Amazing, with a capital "ah".

Tomorrow When the War BeganTomorrow When The War Began
Series: Tomorrow, Book One
By: John Marsden
Published: Originally: 1994
This Edition: 31st March 2011
Found: On The Wonder That Is Amazon

Synopsis From Goodreads:
When Ellie and six of her friends return home from a camping trip deep in the bush, they find things hideously wrong -- their families gone, houses empty and abandoned, pets and stock dead. Gradually they begin to comprehend that their country has been invaded and everyone in the town has been taken prisoner. As the horrible reality of the situation becomes evident they have to make a life-and-death decision: to run back into the bush and hide, to give themselves up to be with their families, or to stay and try to fight. This reveting, tautly-drawn novel seems at times to be only a step away from today's headlines.
I haven't seen the film, but this book sounds amazing.  I just love the "Where Were You When The World Changed?"  Just looks soo good! (:

By: Carrie Vaughn
Published: 15th March 2011
Found: On Jenny (Supernatural Snark)'s Blog

Synopsis From Goodreads:
Sixteen-year-old Jill has fought in dozens of fencing tournaments, but she has never held a sharpened blade. When she finds a corroded sword piece on a Caribbean beach, she is instantly intrigued and pockets it as her own personal treasure.
The broken tip holds secrets, though, and it transports Jill through time to the deck of a pirate ship. Stranded in the past and surrounded by strangers, she is forced to sign on as crew. But a pirate's life is bloody and brief, and as Jill learns about the dark magic that brought her there, she forms a desperate scheme to get home—one that risks everything in a duel to the death with a villainous pirate captain.
Time travel, swordplay, and romance combine in an original high-seas adventure from
New York Times bestseller Carrie Vaughn.
Love the sound of this one.  And the cover's just really quite gorgeous.  Not that I'm judging the book by that, of course... just an observation.  (:

Thirteen Reasons WhyThirteen Reasons Why
By: Jay Asher
Published: 6th August 2009
Found: On Amazon

Synopsis From Goodreads:
Clay Jensen returns home from school to find a mysterious box with his name on it lying on his porch. Inside he discovers cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker—his classmate and crush—who committed suicide two weeks earlier.
On tape, Hannah explains that there are thirteen reasons why she decided to end her life. Clay is one of them. If he listens, he’ll find out how he made the list.
Through Hannah and Clay’s dual narratives, debut author Jay Asher weaves an intricate and heartrending story of confusion and desperation that will deeply affect teen readers.
The cover of this one caught my eye.  Thirteen Reasons Why.  Because of what?  Then I saw "There Are Thirteen Reasons Why Your Friend Died.  You Are One Of Them."  And I just needed this book.  Still do.  It looks amazing
"The only way to learn the secret... is to press play..."

So, that's what's on my Wishlist this week.  A nice variety there.

What are you guys Wishing for?


Cliona said...

OMG, Thirteen Reasons why sounds amazing! TWTWB looks great too, I saw the movie trailer, and think it looks exciting and original.

You told me to let you know when I have reviewed Pretty Little Liars by Sara Shepard, so I'll leave the link below.

I Want To Read That said...

I love Tommorrow, when the war began so I recommend that! Will be interested to see what you think of Thirteen Reasons Why if you read it.

Great picks:)

TheBookAddictedGirl said...

Cliona: Doesn't it?! It looks sooo good! Thanks! I'll go have a look now! :)
I Want To Read That: Awesome, I was thinking of buying Tomorrow When the War Began from Redhouse (have you ever been on the website? It's the best book buying website ever! I'll leave a link: here ), and now I think I most definately will! Thank you!

Thanks for the comments girls!

TheBookAddictedGirl said...

Cliona: Doesn't it?! It looks sooo good! Thanks! I'll go have a look now! :)
I Want To Read That: Awesome, I was thinking of buying Tomorrow When the War Began from Redhouse (have you ever been on the website? It's the best book buying website ever! I'll leave a link: here ), and now I think I most definately will! Thank you!

Thanks for the comments girls!

T.B. said...

Woah, I haven't seen that cover for Thirteen Reasons Why before! That must be a new one. I think I prefer the old one better though. Did you hear that Selena Gomez is going to play Hannah Baker in the movie? I'm not sure though, but that's what I read on a site.

TheBookAddictedGirl said...

TB: I quite like this cover... I'm not sure if it's the new one though. And no, I didn't... is that bad? I haven't read the book yet. :)