Saturday, 21 August 2010

On My Wishlist (#4)


On My Wishlist is a fun weekly event hosted by Book Chick Cityand runs every Saturday. It's where I list all the books I want but haven't 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 to link your own 'On My Wishlist' post. If you want to know more click here.

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Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
Little Brown Books


Summary (Goodreads)

Lena Duchannes is unlike anyone the small Southern town of Gatlin has ever seen, and she’s struggling to conceal her power and a curse that has haunted her family for generations. But even within the overgrown gardens, murky swamps, and crumbling graveyards of the forgotten South, a secret cannot stay hidden forever. 

Ethan Wate, who has been counting the months until he can escape from Gatlin, is haunted by dreams of a beautiful girl he has never met. When Lena moves into the town’s oldest and most infamous plantation, Ethan is inexplicably drawn to her and determined to uncover the connection between them. 

In a town with no surprises, one secret could change everything. 




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Incarceron by Catherine Fisher
Dial

Summary (Goodreads)                                                                                              Incarceron -- a futuristic prison, sealed from view, where the descendants of the original prisoners live in a dark world torn by rivalry and savagery. It is a terrifying mix of high technology -- a living building which pervades the novel as an ever-watchful, ever-vengeful character, and a typical medieval torture chamber -- chains, great halls, dungeons. 

A young prisoner, Finn, has haunting visions of an earlier life, and cannot believe he was born here and has always been here. In the outer world, Claudia, daughter of the Warden of Incarceron, is trapped in her own form of prison -- a futuristic world constructed beautifully to look like a past era, an imminent marriage she dreads. She knows nothing of Incarceron, except that it exists. 

But there comes a moment when Finn, inside Incarceron, and Claudia, outside, simultaneously find a device -- a crystal key, through which they can talk to each other. And so the plan for Finn's escape is born ...

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My Soul To Take by Rachel Vincent
Harlequin

Summary (Goodreads)

She doesn't see dead people, but…
She senses when someone near her is about to die. And when that happens, a force beyond her control compels her to scream bloody murder. Literally.
Kaylee just wants to enjoy having caught the attention of the hottest guy in school. But a normal date is hard to come by when Nash seems to know more about her need to scream than she does. And when classmates start dropping dead for no apparent reason, only Kaylee knows who'll be next…





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Immortal by Gillian Shields
HarperTeen

Summary (Goodreads)                                                                                                                    Wyldcliffe Abbey School for Young Ladies, housed in a Gothic mansion on the bleak northern moors, is elite, expensive, and unwelcoming. When Evie Johnson is torn away from her home by the sea to become the newest scholarship student, she is more isolated than she could have dreamed. Strict teachers, snobbish students, and the oppressive atmosphere of Wyldcliffe leave Evie drowning in loneliness.
Evie's only lifeline is Sebastian, a rebellious, mocking, dangerously attractive young man she meets by chance. As Evie's feelings for Sebastian grow with each secret meeting, she starts to fear that he is hiding something about his past. And she is haunted by glimpses of a strange, ghostly girl—a girl who is so eerily like Evie, she could be a sister. Evie is slowly drawn into a tangled web of past and present that she cannot control. And as the extraordinary, elemental forces of Wyldcliffe rise up like the mighty sea, Evie is faced with an astounding truth about Sebastian, and her own incredible fate.
Gillian Shields's electrifying tale will dazzle readers with suspense, mysticism, and romance.

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Low Red Moon by Ivy Devlin
Bloomsbury

Summary (Goodreads)


Avery Hood is reeling from the loss of her parents--and the fact that she can't remember what happened to them even though she was there.

She's struggling to adjust to life without them, and to living with her grandmother, when she meets Ben, who isn't like any guy she's ever met before.

It turns out there's a reason why, and Ben's secret may hold the key to Avery finding out what happened to her parents...

But what if that secret changes everything she knows about--and feels for--Ben?


So that's what's On My Wishlist this week; what's on yours?


6 comments:

Trillian said...

Some great books you have on your wishlist. I loved Incarceron and I've just started the sequel, Sapphigue.

You can see what's On My Wishlist here

Hilde said...

I'd like to read Incarceron too, it sounds intriguing.

Here's my wishlist.

pussreboots said...

Incarceron is on my wishlist too. Here's what I'm wishing for this week.

The Book Vixen said...

I enjoyed reading Beautiful Creatures. It's a bit long but definitely worth the read.

I also want to read Incarceron. Luckily my library has it; I just haven't had the chance to read it.

I haven't read any of the Soul series by Rachel Vincent. Not sure if it's my cup of tea but I guess I'll have to try it out to see :)

Hope you get these added to your collection soon!

Jude said...

Some fantastic books on your wishlist and I hope you get to read them soon.

Here's what's on my wishlist this week.

J x

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

Immortal and Low Red Moon are both new to me. But the others are on my wishlist to get into those series. :) I have been wanting to for some time now. Just need to add a few extra hours to the day now. ;) Hope you enjoy the books when you get them. :)