Monday, 25 April 2011

On My Wishlist (#9)

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:

I'm sorry this is late - again - but it was hectic, then I felt sick, and it was all a little crazy.  I'll try not to let anything be late again! ;)
Anyway, here's my Wishlist this week.
The Mediator: Volume 1 - Shadowland & Ninth Key (Mediator, #1-2)Shadowland & Ninth Key
Series: The Mediator, Volumer One: Books 1 & 2
By: Meg Cabot
Published: 28th December 2010
Published By: Harper Teen
Found: On Amazon
Synopsis From Goodreads:
Ghosts ruin everything, especially your love life.
Suze is a mediator—a liaison between the living and the dead. In other words, she sees dead people. And they won't leave her alone until she helps them resolve their unfinished business on earth. But after a cross-country move to sunny California, Suze is looking forward to a fresh start and a life free of spectral interventions.
Too bad Suze can't escape the undead that easily. She might not mind Jesse, the sexy ghost who haunts her bedroom, but there are plenty of other poltergeists out there with less friendly intentions. Some of them are out for revenge . . . of the murderous kind. And Suze might be the only one who can stop them.
I love Meg Cabot, but I've never actually read this one: I'd like to give it a try!  :)

The Abused Werewolf Rescue GroupThe Abused Werewolf Rescue Group
By: Catherine Jinks
Published: 3rd Febuary 2011
Published By: Quercus Publishing
Found: On Megan (Read It, See It)'s Blog

Synopsis From Goodreads:
I still hadn't fully absorbed the terrible possibility that I might actually be a werewolf. A werewolf. I kept stumbling over that word; it made no sense to me. How could I be a werewolf? Werewolves didn't exist.
When Tobias Richard Vandevelde wakes up in hospital with no memory of the night before, his horrified mother tells him that he was found by the police. At Featherdale Park.
In a dingo pen.
As if that isn't weird enough, suddenly a very menacing looking guy and a priest show up at his door.
As the mystery unfolds, Toby finds himself keeping company with some very strange and sickly looking people - members of a suburban vampire support group. And when he's abducted in broad daylight, he will need all their help to break free ... and to come to terms with his own incredibly rare condition.
I read The Reformed Vampire Support Group by Catherine Jinks (See On Goodreads) a year ago and loved it, and I loved the characters.  So, when I saw that Jinks had bought out a sequel-of-sorts, I grinned!  Plus, this does look very good.  :)

Montacute HouseMontacute House
By: Lucy Jago
Published: 3rd May 2010
Paperback Come Out: 3rd May 2011
Published By: Bloomsbury Publishing
Found: On Megan (Read It, See It)'s Blog

Synopsis From Goodreads:
At first a boy’s body is discovered, then John, Cess’s best friend, disappears . . . What is the mystery behind these sinister events?
Cess works caring for the chickens at Montacute House but on her thirteenth birthday everything changes. She finds a precious locket hidden in the chicken coop and is convinced someone has placed it there for her to find. But the day is overshadowed by fear as a boy’s body is found by the river, and then John disappears. Cess is determined to find him but is soon embroiled in a plot that threatens her world and forces her to draw on powers she never knew she possessed, powers that will place her life in danger if they are discovered by the villagers. Witchcraft, politics and religious ambition combine in this gripping and wonderfully realised novel set in the Somerset of the 1500s.
I love the look of this one!  "A Place Shrouded In Murder And Mystery": gotta love it! 

Prisoner of the InquisitionPrisoner of the Inquisition
By: Theresa Breslin
Published: 31st March 2011
Published By: Corgi Childrens
Found: On Amazons

Synopsis From Goodreads:
Zarita is used to basking in the pampered lifestyle being the only daughter of the town magistrate affords; she is free to roam the town as she likes, consort with the son of a nobleman and spend her days studying the arts. Saulo's family have fallen on hard times, and when his father is hanged for an assault on Zarita he did not commit and Saulo is hauled off to be a slave at sea, Saulo swears revenge. But when Zarita's mother dies in childbirth, and the formidable and frightening Inquisition arrives in the area, a curtain of suspicion and brutality comes down on her old life for good. Saulo may believe that Zarita is his sworn enemy, but in a time when the whole of Spain is in turmoil, are him and Zarita each other's only hope of survival?
Love the look of this one: I love love love historical fiction!  Plus, that little sentence: "Can She Survive This Time Of Fire And Fury" just drew me in.  Shamelessly judging by covers: gorgeous one!  Love the colours and the pose...  Gorgeous!

By: Franny Billingsley
Published: 4th April 2011
Published By: Bloomsbury Publishing
Found: On Avery (Avery's Book Nook)'s Blog

Synopsis From Amazon:
Briony knows she is a witch. She knows that she is guilty of hurting her beloved stepmother. She also knows that, now her stepmother is dead, she must look after her beautiful but complicated twin sister, Rose. Then the energetic, electric, golden-haired Eldric arrives in her home town of Swampsea, and everything that Briony thinks she knows about herself and her life is turned magically, dizzyingly, upside down.
Now, I love the look of this one.  It looks amazing: witchy and brilliant.  "The Story Of A WICKED GIRL Has No True Beginning"

Jessica's Guide To Dating On The Dark Side
Series: Jessica, Book One
By: Beth
Published: 18th January 2010
Published By: Graphia Books
Found: On Shaylene (Lost in the Pages)'s Blog

Synopsis From Goodreads:
The undead can really screw up your senior year . . .
Marrying a vampire definitely doesn’t fit into Jessica Packwood’s senior year “get-a-life” plan. But then a bizarre (and incredibly hot) new exchange student named Lucius Vladescu shows up, claiming that Jessica is a Romanian vampire princess by birth—and he’s her long-lost fiancé. Armed with newfound confidence and a copy of Growing Up Undead: A Teen Vampire’s Guide to Dating, Health, and Emotions, Jessica makes a dramatic transition from average American teenager to glam European vampire princess. But when a devious cheerleader sets her sights on Lucius, Jess finds herself fighting to win back her wayward prince, stop a global vampire war — and save Lucius’s soul from eternal destruction.
Love the sound of this, even if it has very split reviews.  Just sounds awesomly brilliant!  Also, very cute cover! ;)

So, that's My - Unbelievably Late - Wishlist! 

What's on your Wishlist this week?  :)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You haven't read mediator??? It's seriously wicked good. I think you would like it a lot: it's funny, romantic, and has a good, solid plot. I love Jessica's Guide. It's the one of the few vampire books I like. I will try and find the Vampire Academy book you suggested and read it soon!! I'll give you my opinion as well :) I hope you enjoy all of these books! They look very interesting!!