Monday, 9 May 2011

On My Wishlist (#10)

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 here is my Wishlist!
Dreaming AnastasiaDreaming Anastasia
Series: Dreaming Anastasia, Book One
By: Joy Preble
Published: 26th Febuary 2010
Published By: Sourcebooks
Found: On Sammee (I Want To Read That)'s Blog
Synopsis From Goodreads:
What really happened to Anastasia Romanov?
Anastasia Romanov thought she would never feel more alone than when the gunfire started and her family began to fall around her. Surely the bullets would come for her next. But they didn't. Instead, two gnarled old hands reached for her. When she wakes up she discovers that she is in the ancient hut of the witch Baba Yaga, and that some things are worse than being dead.
In modern-day Chicago, Anne doesn't know much about Russian history. She is more concerned about getting into a good college—until the dreams start. She is somewhere else. She is someone else. And she is sharing a small room with a very old woman. The vivid dreams startle her, but not until a handsome stranger offers to explain them does she realize her life is going to change forever. She is the only one who can save Anastasia. But, Anastasia is having her own dreams…
Ok, this looks amazing!  I love Russian history, the Romanovs in particular.  So this sounds perfect for me.  I sooo want this book!  (:  And I really want to thank Sammee for bringing this to my attention!

Wonderous Strange
Series: Wonderous Stange, Book One
By: Lesley Livingston
Published: 1st October 2009
Published By: Harper Teen
Found: On Diana (The Lovely Getaway)'s Blog

Synopsis From Goodreads:
Since the dawn of time, the Faerie have taken. . . .
For seventeen-year-old actress Kelley Winslow, faeries are just something from childhood stories. Then she meets Sonny Flannery, whose steel-gray eyes mask an equally steely determination to protect her.
Sonny guards the Samhain Gate, which connects the mortal realm with the Faerie's enchanted, dangerous Otherworld. Usually kept shut by order of icy King Auberon, the Gate stands open but once a year.
This year, as the time approaches when the Samhain Gate will swing wide and nightmarish Fae will fight their way into an unsuspecting human world, something different is happening . . . something wondrous and strange. And Kelley's eyes are opening not just to the Faerie that surround her but to the heritage that awaits her.
Now Kelley must navigate deadly Faerie treachery—and her growing feelings for Sonny—in this dazzling page-turner filled with luminous romance.
Wondrous Strange is a richly layered tale of love between faerie and mortal, betrayal between kings and queens, and magic . . . between author and reader.
Gotta love a bit of faerie.  This looks brilliant!  :)  Thanks Diana!

Perfect Chemistry (Perfect Chemistry, #1)Perfect Chemistry
Series: Perfect Chemistry, Book One
By: Simone Elkeles
Published: 1st April 2010
Published By: Simon & Schuster Children's
Found: Recommended to Me By Anne Osterlund (Author of Aurelia, Exile & Academy 7) On Goodreads

Synopsis From Goodreads:
A fresh, urban twist on the classic tale of star-crossed lovers.
When Brittany Ellis walks into chemistry class on the first day of senior year, she has no clue that her carefully created “perfect” life is about to unravel before her eyes. She’s forced to be lab partners with Alex Fuentes, a gang member from the other side of town, and he is about to threaten everything she's worked so hard for—her flawless reputation, her relationship with her boyfriend, and the secret that her home life is anything but perfect. Alex is a bad boy and he knows it. So when he makes a bet with his friends to lure Brittany into his life, he thinks nothing of it. But soon Alex realizes Brittany is a real person with real problems, and suddenly the bet he made in arrogance turns into something much more.
In a passionate story about looking beneath the surface, Simone Elkeles breaks through the stereotypes and barriers that threaten to keep Brittany and Alex apart.
I love Romeo & Juliet: it's one of my favourite Shakespeare plays.  And I love Westside Story.  The whole forbidden-love thing: I love.  So this looks perfect!  Thanks for pointing it out to me Anne! :)

Series: Perfect Chemistry, Book One
By: Pam Bachorz
Published: 2nd August 2010
Published By: Egmont Books
Found: On Redhouse

Synopsis From Goodreads:
Oscar Banks has everything under control. In a town
where his father brainwashes everyone, he's found a way
to secretly fight the subliminal Messages. He's got them
all fooled: Oscar's the top student and the best-behaved
teen in town. Nobody knows he's made his own Messages
to deprogram his brain. Oscar has even found a way to
get rich. For a hefty price, he helps new kids escape
Candor, Florida before they're transformed into
cookie-cutter teens. But then Nia Silva moves to Candor,
and Oscar's carefully-controlled world crumbles.
I've wanted this forever.  It looks amazing!  I'm just so annoyed I didn't get it out of Redhouse when I first saw it!

Well, that's all I can think of off the top of my head.  I'm sure there are a billion other books.  But this is all for now.

What are you wishing for?


T.B. said...

Candor looks so cool! What a creepy idea, the dad brainwashing everyone! Great wish list and thanks for sharing :)

TheBookAddictedGirl said...

Awesomely creepy! Thanks! :)