Saturday, 4 June 2011

On My Wishlist (#13)

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 missed last week, so this list is doubly long to make up for that.  Plus there are loads of books I want.  ;)
 
 
Life Without FriendsLife Without Friends
Series: Friends, Book Two
By: Ellen Emerson White
Published: September 1st 1990
Published By: Point
Found: Through Anne Osterlund On Goodreads

Synopsis From Goodreads:
After the drug-overdose death of a fellow student, Beverly breaks away from the fast crowd but finds herself friendless and full of guilt until she meets Derek who helps her come to terms with the past and look with some hope to the future.
This looks good.  Admittedly, I haven't actually read the first in the series, but Anne has a good taste in books, and she gave it a 5.  :)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bloody Little Secrets
Bloody Little Secrets
By: Karly Kirkpatrick
Published: May 26th 2011
Published By: CreateSpace
Found: On Goodreads

Synopsis From Goodreads:
17-year-old Vicky Hernandez has a big problem. She's dead. Or not quite. After discovering she's been turned into a vampire, she tries to settle into a quiet suburb of Chicago and return to a normal life. If only she could stop wanting to bite her boyfriend. Not to mention she is dying to find out who turned her, and why. She doesn't have to wait long before they come to her.
I would've entered a giveaway for this, but it was only for US bloggers.  Instead it's been added to my wishlist.  (:






Aries Rising  (Star Crossed, #1)Aries Rising
Series: Star Crossed, Book One
By: Bonnie Hearn Hill
Published: 4th March 2010
Published By: Running Press
Found: On Shaylene (Lost in the Pages)'s Blog

Synopsis From Goodreads:
Aquarius Logan McRae is a high school sophomore in Terra Bella Beach, CA and has been working all semester to impress her teachers in order to get into the summer writing camp she desperately wants to attend. But when this ordinary girl finds an extraordinary book, Fearless Astrology, her life is changed forever. Applying what she’s learned about the zodiac, she lands her own column in the school paper and a date with the hottest guy in school!
But when Logan threatens to catch the members of a secret society called The Gears, who have been vandalizing school property by reading the stars, she quickly learns that she is in over her head. Will Logan be able to catch The Gears, save her love life, keep her newspaper column, and get into the writing camp of her dreams all through the use of astrology?
Astrology, hot guys, secret societies and writing camp?  I've never read a book about astrology, but this looks good!




Hex: A Witch and Angel TaleHex: A Witch and Angel Tale
By: Ramona Wray
Published: 29th January 2011
Published By: Createspace
Found: On Lily Bear (Book Lungs)'s Blog

Synopsis From Goodreads:
Like most girls at Rosemound High School, seventeen-year-old Lily Crane is acutely aware of Ryder Kingscott. Hands down the cutest guy in school, Ryder is cool, mysterious, and utterly untouchable…especially for Lily. For when she touches someone, Lily instantly learns all about their lives. And while such a skill might seem nifty, in truth it is wrecking Lily’s life.
So she is shocked when Ryder asks her out — and even more shocked to discover he has a rival. Lucian Bell is the gorgeous new kid who can’t take his eyes off of Lily. Being pursued by two hotties should make a girl happy, but Lily is skeptical. The boys act as if they’ve met before, hating each other with a passion that could only be rooted in a dark, dangerous past. A past full of terrible secrets. The kind of secrets that could get a girl killed.
Ah, witches and angels.  Love it!  Wonder if it's anything like Leo and Piper...  And is it just me or is this cover just the cutest?




Invasion (C.H.A.O.S., #1)Invasion
Series: C.H.A.O.S., Book One
By: Jon S. Lewis
Published: 12th December 2010
Published By: Thomas Nelson
Found: On Tessa (From the Bookshelf of T.B.)'s Blog

Synopsis From Goodreads:
He didn't ask for the job, but now all that stands between us and chaos... is Colt
Colt McAlister was having the summer of his life. He spent his days surfing and his nights playing guitar on the beach with friends. He even met a girl and got his first car. But everything changes when his parents are killed in a freak accident.
He's forced to leave his old life behind and move to Arizona with his grandfather. The only person he knows at the new high school is a childhood friend named Dani. And Oz, a guy he's sure he's never met but who is strangely familiar.
But what if his parents' death wasn't an accident? His mother, an investigative reporter, was going to expose a secret mind-control program run by one of the world's largest companies. Before she could release the story, what if agents from Trident Biotech made sure she couldn't go public?
Vowing to uncover the truth, Colt gets drawn into a secret world of aliens, shapeshifters, flying motorcycles, and invisible gateways.
The Invasion has begun.
"...An unstoppable cyborg mix of
Fringe meets The X-Files. Read Invasion with your eyes wide open. No blinking or you might miss a shapeshifting alien as it blows past you en route to a total planetary take-over." -Frank Beddor, New York Times best-selling author of The Looking Glass Wars
I saw this on Tessa's blog and just thought: wow!  I love X Files and Fringe, so together... can't even imagine the awesome...ness...! 




Shadowmagic
Series: Shadowmagic, Book One
By: John Lenahan
Published: 6th August 2009
Published By: The Friday Project
Found: On Amazon

Synopsis From Goodreads:
Conor thought he was an average teenager. Okay, so his father only had one hand, spoke to him in ancient languages, and was a bit on the eccentric side, but, other than that, life was fairly normal. Until, that is, two Celtic warriors on horseback and wearing full armor appear at his front door and try to kill him. Don't you hate when that happens? Join Conor as he grapples with typical teenage problems, like how to deal with a father's high expectations, how to survive in the world on your own, and how to woo a beautiful girl who wants you dead.
This was described as: "A Lord of the Rings for the 21st century. Only a lot shorter. And funnier. And completely different." by Amazon.  I love Lord of the Rings, but it was a little long.  So a short, funny, modern version sounds awesome! :)




MoonglassMoonglass
By: Jessi Kirby
Published: 3rd May 2011
Published By: Simon & Schuster
Found: On Sammee (I Want to Read That)'s Blog

Synopsis From Goodreads:
This looks good!  I love the sound of it all.  Plus, isn't the cover pretty? (:


Well that's my very, very, very long list.  It's to make up for my not having a list last week.  :)

What are you wishing for?
From Jessi Kirby, a debut novel about confronting the past in order to move ahead. I read once that water is a symbol for emotions. And for a while now, I've thought maybe my mother drowned in both.
Anna's life is upended when her father accepts a job transfer the summer before her junior year. It's bad enough that she has to leave her friends and her life behind, but her dad is moving them to the beach where her parents first met and fell in love- a place awash in memories that Anna would just as soon leave under the surface.
While life on the beach is pretty great, with ocean views and one adorable lifeguard in particular, there are also family secrets that were buried along the shore years ago. And the ebb and flow of the ocean's tide means that nothing- not the sea glass that she collects on the sand and not the truths behind Anna's mother's death- stays buried forever.
From Jessi Kirby, a debut novel about confronting the past in order to move ahead.
I read once that water is a symbol for emotions. And for a while now, I've thought maybe my mother drowned in both.
Anna's life is upended when her father accepts a job transfer the summer before her junior year. It's bad enough that she has to leave her friends and her life behind, but her dad is moving them to the beach where her parents first met and fell in love- a place awash in memories that Anna would just as soon leave under the surface.
While life on the beach is pretty great, with ocean views and one adorable lifeguard in particular, there are also family secrets that were buried along the shore years ago. And the ebb and flow of the ocean's tide means that nothing- not the sea glass that she collects on the sand and not the truths behind Anna's mother's death- stays buried forever.

4 comments:

Cliona said...

These all sound amazing! I LOVE the cover of Moonglass.

soulunsung said...

Oh my god! I want to read almost all of those books in your wishlist, which means it was a fantastic wishlist. But really, the Ellen Emmerson White definitely for sure. I'm seriously anticipating that one. Along with Moonglass and Shadowmagic. :)

Suz @ A Soul Unsung

Dea (IvaliceAlliance) said...

Great picks!! I'm also looking forward to reading those books. Have a great week and I'm a new follower.

Dea
Teen Readers' Diary

T.B. said...

Glad Invasion looks good! Life Without Friends and Shadowmagic both look really good too! Great picks!