Sunday, 15 May 2011

On My Wishlist (#11)

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:

Now, here's my Wishlist for the week. 
The Mockingbirds (The Mockingbirds, #1)The Mockingbirds
Series: The Mockingbirds, Book One
By: Daisy Whitney
Published: 2nd December 2010
Published By: Little, Brown Young Readers
Found: On Aylee (Recovering Potter Addict)'s Blog
Synopsis From Goodreads:
Some schools have honor codes.
Others have handbooks.
Themis Academy has the Mockingbirds.
Themis Academy is a quiet boarding school with an exceptional student body that the administration trusts to always behave the honorable way--the Themis Way. So when Alex is date raped during her junior year, she has two options: stay silent and hope someone helps her, or enlist the Mockingbirds--a secret society of students dedicated to righting the wrongs of their fellow peers.
In this honest, page-turning account of a teen girl's struggle to stand up for herself, debut author Daisy Whitney reminds readers that if you love something or someone--especially yourself--you fight for it.
Ok, this sounds horrible, but it also looks like one of those that makes you think.  It's had lots of reviews, saying how amazing it is, how powerful.  Also, it looks like you don't have a graphic description: just bits and pieces.  A hard read, but a rewarding one.  Plus, I like the "Hush Little Students, Don't Say A Word..." on the cover.

You Killed Wesley PayneYou Killed Wesley Payne
By: Sean Beaudoin
Published: 3rd March 2011
Published By: Little, Brown Young Readers
Found: On Sammee (I Want To Read That)'s Blog

Synopsis From Goodreads:
He's come to do a job.
A job that involves a body.
A body wrapped in duct tape found hanging from the goal posts at the end of the football field.
You Killed Wesley Payne
is a truly original and darkly hilarious update of classic pulp-noir, in which hard-boiled seventeen year-old Dalton Rev transfers to the mean hallways of Salt River High to take on the toughest case of his life. The question isn't whether Dalton's going to get paid. He always gets paid. Or whether he's gonna get the girl. He always (sometimes) gets the girl. The real question is whether Dalton Rev can outwit crooked cops and killer cliques in time to solve the mystery of "The Body" before it solves him.
Sean Beaudoin
(Going Nowhere Faster, Fade to Blue) evokes the distinctive voices of legendary crime/noir authors Dashiell Hammett and Jim Thompson with a little bit of Mean Girls and Heathers throwin in for good measure. This smart, slick, and alluring detective novel that will tease you, thrill you, and suck you in.
I saw this on Sammee's blog, and thought: whoa, now that looks amazing.  It has loads of good reviews, and sounds like my sense of humour.  Just sounds awesome!

By: Heather Dixon
Published: 29th March 2011
Published By: Greenwillow Books
Found: On Jenny (Supernatural Snark)'s Blog

Synopsis From Goodreads:
Azalea is trapped. Just when she should feel that everything is before her . . . beautiful gowns, dashing suitors, balls filled with dancing . . . it's taken away. All of it.
The Keeper understands. He's trapped, too, held for centuries within the walls of the palace. And so he extends an invitation.
Every night, Azalea and her eleven sisters may step through the enchanted passage in their room to dance in his silver forest.
But there is a cost.
The Keeper likes to keep things.
Azalea may not realize how tangled she is in his web until it is too late.
This looks incredible.  Gotta love dancing sisters and evil keepers.  And isn't this cover gorgeous?

Well that's my wishlist!  Thanks to the people who introduced me to the books!

Whats on your wishlist?


LunaMoth said...

ohhh nice! i still need to get the mockingbirds

Cliona said...

Awesome picks this week! Love the sound of all of them.

Angela's Anxious Life said...

I've seen Entwined on several blogs! I have to check it out!


XOXO Angela's Anxious Life

TheBookAddictedGirl said...

Luna Moth: It looks good!
Cliona: Thank you! I like the look of them!
Angie: It does sound amazing!

Thanks for the comments!

T.B. said...

Whenever I go to the bookstore I always pick up The Mockingbirds and start reading it, but I always have something else that I end up buying. I really want to read that one! Oh, and I just won a copy of Entwined over on Sarah's blog. Can't wait to read that one too! Awesome wish list!

TheBookAddictedGirl said...

I keep meaning to buy it too! Ooh, can't wait to see what you think of Entwined!! Thanks, Tessa!