Saturday, 31 July 2010

On My Wishlist (#1)

On My Wishlist is a fun weekly event hosted by Book Chick City and runs every Saturday. It's where I list all the books I desperately want but haven't actually bought yet. They can be old, new or forthcoming. It's also an event that you can join in with too - Mr Linky is always at the ready for you to link your own 'On My Wishlist' post. If you want to know more click here.

So I've decided to take part in Book Chick City's 'on my wishlist' meme; I thought that maybe it would give you guys a little insight into what kind of books I like to read and how I choose them. Without further ado, here's what's on my wishlist this week!

I have to say, this is one of the best book covers I have seen in a while. Can anyone say AMAZING?

Wicked Lovely (Wicked Lovely #1)
Harper Teen


Rule #3: Don't stare at invisible faeries. 

Aislinn has always seen faeries. Powerful and dangerous, they walk hidden in the mortal world. Aislinn fears their cruelty - especially if they learn of her Sight - and she wishes she were as blind to their presence as other teens. 

 Rule #2: Don't speak to invisible faeries.

Now faeries are stalking her. One of them, Keenan, who is equal parts terrifying and alluring, is trying to talk to her, asking questions Aislinn is afraid to answer.

Rule #1: Don't ever attract their attention.

But it's too late. Keenan is the Summer King, who has sought his queen for nine centuries. Without her, summer itself will perish. He is determined that Aislinn will become the Summer Queen at any cost - regardless of her plans or desires.

     Suddenly, none of the rules that kept Aislinn safe are working anymore, and everything is on the line: her freedom; her best friend, Seth; everything. 

Faery intrigue, mortal love, and the clash of ancient rules and modern expectations swirl together in Melissa Marr's stunning twenty-first-century faery tale.  



The summary of this next book appealed to me a great deal.


The Maze Runner (Maze Runner #1)

Random House

When Thomas wakes up in the lift, the only thing he can remember is his first name. He has no recollection of his parents, his home, or how he got where he is. His memory is black. But he's not alone. When the lift's doors open, Thomas finds himself surrounded by kids who welcome him to the Glade, a large expanse enclosed by stone walls.

Just like Thomas, the Gladers don't know how or why they got to the Glade. All they know is that every morning, for as long as they could remember, the stone doors to the maze that surrounds them have opened. Every night, they've closed tight. Every thirty days a new boy is delivered in the lift. And no one wants to be stuck in the maze after dark.

The Gladers were expecting Thomas's arrival. But the next day, a girl arrives in the lift - the first girl ever to arrive in the Glade. And more surprising yet is the message she delivers.

The Gladers have always been convinced that if they can solve the maze that surrounds the Glade, they might be able to find their way home...wherever that may be. But it's looking more and more as if the maze is unsolvable. And something about the girl's arrival is starting to make Thomas feel different. Something is telling him that he just might have some answers - if he can only find a way to retrieve the dark secrets lost within his own mind.  



Last but by no means least......


The Dark Divine (The Dark Divine #1)
Egmont USA

A prodigal son.

A dangerous love.

A deadly secret.

Grace Divine - daughter of the local pastor - always new something terrible happened the night Daniel Kalbi disappeared and her brother Jude came home covered in his own blood.

Now that Daniel's returned, Grace must choose between her growing attraction to him and her loyalty to her brother. 

As Grace gets closer to Daniel, she learns the truth about that mysterious night and how to save the one she loves, but it might cost her the one thing she cherishes most: her soul.



jackie b central texas said...

Wicked Lovely is the most gloriously pretty cover, love all the blue hues used and the fuzzy background effect is very uniquely done... Plus I like stories with fairies!

Hope you get all your wishes and soon!

My Wish List

jackie ^_^

The Book Vixen said...

Great picks! I want to read The Maze Runner too.

Lori said...

I hope that you get your books and you enjoy them. Here's mine Have a great weekend.

Kah Woei said...

I agree with you. The summary for The Maze Runner is rather interesting. I've added it to my wishlist. Thanks for sharing.

My wishlist.