Friday, 12 August 2011

On My Wishlist #30

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.

It happens at the start of every November: the Scorpio Races. Riders attempt to keep hold of their water horses long enough to make it to the finish line. Some riders live. Others die.

At age nineteen, Sean Kendrick is the returning champion. He is a young man of few words, and if he has any fears, he keeps them buried deep, where no one else can see them.

Puck Connolly is different. She never meant to ride in the Scorpio Races. But fate hasn’t given her much of a chance. So she enters the competition — the first girl ever to do so. She is in no way prepared for what is going to happen.

After their all-nighter ends and a new day breaks, Q arrives at school to discover that Margo, always an enigma, has now become a mystery. But Q soon learns that there are clues--and they're for him. Urged down a disconnected path, the closer he gets, the less Q sees of the girl he thought he knew.

Printz medalist John Green returns with the brilliant wit and searing emotional honesty that have inspired a new generation of readers.

Words are the most dangerous weapon of all.

In the violent country of Ludania, the classes are strictly divided by the language they speak. The smallest transgression, like looking a member of a higher class in the eye while they are speaking their native tongue, results in immediate execution. Seventeen-year-old Charlaina has always been able to understand the languages of all classes, and she’s spent her life trying to hide her secret. The only place she can really be free is the drug-fueled underground clubs where people go to shake off the oppressive rules of the world they live in. It's there that she meets a beautiful and mysterious boy named Max who speaks a language she's never heard before . . . and her secret is almost exposed.

Charlie is intensely attracted to Max, even though she can’t be sure where his real loyalties lie. As the emergency drills give way to real crisis and the violence escalates, it becomes clear that Charlie is the key to something much bigger: her country’s only chance for freedom from the terrible power of a deadly regime.

Violet kept her morbid ability to sense dead bodies a secret from everyone except her family and her childhood-best-friend-turned-boyfriend, Jay Heaton. That is until forensic psychologist Sara Priest discovered Violet’s talent and invited her to use her gift to track down murderers. Now, as she works with an eclectic group of individuals—including mysterious and dangerously attractive Rafe—it’s Violet’s job to help those who have been murdered by bringing their killers to justice. When Violet discovers the body of a college girl killed by “the girlfriend collector” she is determined to solve the case. But now the serial killer is on the lookout for a new “relationship” and Violet may have caught his eye....

By blood, by word, by magic...

Most can't touch the power. But Liv Warren is special – a paranormal tracker who follows the scent of blood.

Liv makes her own rules, and the most important one is trust no one.

But when her friend's daughter goes missing, Liv has no choice but to find the girl. Thanks to a childhood oath, Liv can't rest until the child is home safe. But that means trusting Cam Caballero, the former lover forbidden to her.

Bound by oath and lost in desire for a man she cannot have, Liv is racing to save the child from a dark criminal underworld where secrets, lies, trauma and danger lurk around every corner...every touch...every kiss.

And more blood will be spilled before it's over...

That's what is on my wishlist this week! I hope everybody gets their wishlist books soon :D


Let's Evaluate said...

Great list! I would definitely love to get my hands on those as well. [: Hopefully you get them soon.

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kay - Infinite Shelf said...

What a great list! I can't wait to read Blood Bound and Scorpio Races, too.

Mel said...

I really want Blood Bound too! I just adore Rachel Vincent's Shifter series so I'm really excited this new series! Great choices - hope you get them soon. :)

Dea (IvaliceAlliance) said...

The Scorpio Races and The Pledge are on my wishlist too!! I haven't read the first two books in The Body Finder series but it sounds great so I hope I get to read them soon. Have a great weekend. New follower here :)

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The Book Vixen said...

I can't wait for The Scorpio Races and The Last Echo too. Hope you get to read these soon :)

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Amy said...

Great picks! I think I'll add The Pledge to my wishlist :) new follower

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Kristin said...

Nice wishlist. I read Paper Towns and enjoyed it. I hope you get all of these books.
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Alaiel Kreuz said...

Great choices! I still need to read all of them but they are on my wishlist in Goodreads xD
Thanks for passing by my blog! Hugs,


Maria Behar said...

Hi! New follower here! These are all terrific choices!! I'm especially interested in "The Scorpio Races", "The Pledge" and "Blood Bound".

Thanks for sharing! Hope you get all of your wished-for books, too! : )

Come take a look at my Wishlist!

Book Chick City said...

I'm definitely interested in reading Blood Bound. I have a guest reviewer on Tuesday reviewing The Scorpio Races - hope you get to read them all soon! :)