Saturday, 4 December 2010

On My Wishlist (#9)



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 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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BROOKLYN: Andi Alpers is on the edge. She’s angry at her father for leaving, angry at her mother for not being able to cope, and heartbroken by the loss of her younger brother, Truman. Rage and grief are destroying her. And she’s about to be expelled from Brooklyn Heights’ most prestigious private school when her father intervenes. Now Andi must accompany him to Paris for winter break.

PARIS: Alexandrine Paradis lived over two centuries ago. She dreamed of making her mark on the Paris stage, but a fateful encounter with a doomed prince of France cast her in a tragic role she didn’t want—and couldn’t escape.

Two girls, two centuries apart. One never knowing the other. But when Andi finds Alexandrine’s diary, she recognizes something in her words and is moved to the point of obsession. There’s comfort and distraction for Andi in the journal’s antique pages—until, on a midnight journey through the catacombs of Paris, Alexandrine’s words transcend paper and time, and the past becomes suddenly, terrifyingly present.

Jennifer Donnelly, author of the award-winning novel A Northern Light, artfully weaves two girls’ stories into one unforgettable account of life, loss, and enduring love. Revolution spans centuries and vividly depicts the eternal struggles of the human heart. 

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As an Agent of Death, Madeline Black is responsible for escorting the souls of the dearly departed to the afterlife. It's a 24/7 job with a lousy benefits package.

Maddy's position may come with magical powers and an impressive wingspan, but it doesn't pay the bills. And then there are her infuriating boss, tenant woes, and a cranky, popcorn-loving gargoyle to contend with.

Things start looking up, though, when tall, dark, and handsome Gabriel Angeloscuro agrees to rent the empty apartment in Maddy's building. It's probably just a coincidence that as soon as he moves in demons appear on the front lawn. But when an unholy monster is unleashed upon the streets of Chicago, Maddy discovers powers she never knew she possessed. Powers linked to a family legacy of tarnished halos.

Powers that place her directly between the light of Heaven and the fires of Hell... 

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A heartwarming tale of terror in the middle of the zombie apocalypse.

Meet Sarah and David.

Once upon a time they met and fell in love. But now they're on the verge of divorce and going to couples' counseling. On a routine trip to their counselor, they notice a few odd things - the lack of cars on the highway, the missing security guard, and the fact that their counselor, Dr. Kelly, is ripping out her previous client's throat.

Meet the Zombies.

Now, Sarah and David are fighting for survival in the middle of the zombie apocalypse. But, just because there are zombies, doesn't mean your other problems go away. If the zombies don't eat their brains, they might just kill each other.

So that's what's on my wishlist this week...what's on yours?



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10 comments:

The Slowest Bookworm said...

I'm not too sure about married with zombies. I'd like to see some reviews on that first, but the others are great picks.

samantha.1020 said...

I read Married With Zombies earlier this year and thought it was a fun read. I'm looking forward to the 2nd book coming out. Hope you enjoy reading it at some point!

Mel said...

I can't wait for Married with ZOmbies to come out here in the UK - it's been on my wishlist for ages!

I'm intrigues by Revolution as well - will have to check it out as well! :)

jackie b central texas said...

I have seen the book Revolution on others wish lists, sounds like a good story.... I had "Black Wings" in my hands yesterday and did not get it but now after seeing it again on your list think I messed up as it sure looks pretty on my computer screen....
Hope you get all your wishes to read very soon!


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Jackie >_<

Lori said...

I want to read Black Wings myself. I hope that when you get your books, they are everything you hope them to be. Check out what is On My Wishlist.

Megan Marie said...

I too have been looking forward to Revolution. Not just because the story sounds good but because the cover is pretty :)

PS...I love your layout. It's adorable!

Jessica (BookLover) said...

Oooh, I want to read Married with Zombies. :)

BLHmistress said...

Revolution sounds good, Black Wings is something I have been wanting to read and is on my wishlist as for Married with Zombies, sounds different than I have read before might have to check it out

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pussreboots said...

As always, I'm wishing for a mixture of books.

Barb said...

Wow! Revolution sound good! It's being added to my Santa List!! Thanks for sharing! Drop by and see my list.