Saturday, 16 April 2011

On My Wishlist #21

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.


New York City has been decimated by war and plague, and most of civilization has migrated to underground enclaves, where life expectancy is no more than the early 20's. When Deuce turns 15, she takes on her role as a Huntress, and is paired with Fade, a teenage Hunter who lived Topside as a young boy. When she and Fade discover that the neighbouring enclave has been decimated by the tunnel monsters—or Freaks—who seem to be growing more organized, the elders refuse to listen to warnings. And when Deuce and Fade are exiled from the enclave, the girl born in darkness must survive in daylight, in the ruins of a city whose population has dwindled to a few dangerous gangs. As the two are guided by Fade’s long-ago memories, they face dangers, and feelings, unlike any they’ve ever known.


When Emma Vaile's parents leave on mysterious business trip, it gives her the perfect excuse to be a rebellious teen. Throw some parties, get a tattoo (or maybe just a piercing), and enjoy the first few weeks of her junior year. Then her best friend stops talking to her, the cops crash her party, and Emma finds herself in the hands of a new guardian—her college-age "knight in J.Crew armour," Bennett Stern—and on a plane to his museum-like mansion in New England.
After enrolling at Thatcher Academy, Emma settles in by making friends with the popular legacy crowd. But she can't shake the strange visions that are haunting her. She has memories of Thatcher she can't explain, as if she's returning home to a place she's never been. Emma doesn't trust anyone anymore—except maybe Bennett. But he's about to reveal a ghostly secret to Emma. One that will explain the visions . . . and make Emma fear for her life.


Each night when 16 year-old London Lane goes to sleep, her whole world disappears. In the morning, all that's left is a note telling her about a day she can't remember. The whole scenario doesn't exactly make high school or dating that hot guy whose name she can't seem to recall any easier. But when London starts experiencing disturbing visions she can't make sense of, she realizes it's time to learn a little more about the past she keeps forgetting-before it destroys her future.
Part psychological drama, part romance, and part mystery, this thought-provoking novel will inspire readers to consider the what-if's in their own lives and recognize the power they have to control their destinies.


My name is Amelia Gray. I'm a cemetery restorer who sees ghosts. In order to protect myself from the parasitic nature of the dead, I've always held fast to the rules passed down from my father. But now a haunted police detective has entered my world and everything is changing, including the rules that have always kept me safe.

It started with the discovery of a young woman's brutalized body in an old Charleston graveyard I've been hired to restore. The clues to the killer—and to his other victims—lie in the headstone symbolism that only I can interpret. Devlin needs my help, but his ghosts shadow his every move, feeding off his warmth, sustaining their presence with his energy. To warn him would be to invite them into my life. I've vowed to keep my distance, but the pull of his magnetism grows ever stronger even as the symbols lead me closer to the killer and to the gossamer veil that separates this world from the next.


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

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11 comments:

Jules (The Great, The Good and The Bad) said...

Enclave and The restorer are both books that I really want to read.

The rest of your wish list also looks pretty good, all the sort of thing that I love to read.

I'm a new follower!

Jules
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Anne said...

The Restorer looks great, I have never heard of it before. I adding to my TBR list.

My keeper shelf said...

I'm a new follower too! I've ordered Enclave I'm hoping it arrives soon I can't wait to read it.

Sally said...

Hey there, just visiting over from Book Chick City. Great wishlist- I really like the sound of 'Forgotten'. Hope you get to read them soon.

Annabell said...

Enclave, Forgotten, and The Restorer will be going on my tbr list! Great picks this week!

samantha.1020 said...

I want to read Enclave as well! I've seen some good early reviews of it and am really looking forward to reading it! All of these sound great!

Lisa (Lisa's World of Books) said...

Lots of great books there! Here is mine http://www.lisasworldofbooks.com/2011/04/on-my-wishlist.html

heavenisabookstore said...

Deception and Forgotten look really good. Nice list!

csilibrarian said...

Very cool picks. Enclave has been on my TBR list for awhile now. :)

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The Book Vixen said...

I recently read Enclave and it was AMAZING. I highly recommend it to dystopian fans. I hope you get to read these soon :)


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pussreboots said...

I've added a Diana Wynne Jones book to my wishlist this week. Come see what it is.