On My Wishlist: Week 83


WishlistOn 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. If you want to know more click here.

Week 83: Desperately looking for the following ARCs/Review Copies –

Ashleigh Paige: “Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea”, “Crown of Midnight”, “Famous Last Words”, “The Distance Between Us”, “Defy the Dark”, “Rose Under Fire”, “Prep School Confidential”, “Canary”, and more!

Usagi: “Isla and the Happily Ever After”, “Indelible”, “The Lost Sun”, “Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea”, “The Coldest Girl in Coldtown”, “Dexter’s Debut”, “Crown of Midnight”, “The Iron Traitor”, “Unnatural Creatures”, and more!

Let us know if you’re willing to send us a copy!

Here’s what’s on my wishlist this week – Ashleigh Paige: Truly, Madly, Deadly by Hannah Jayne

Truly Madly Deadly - Hannah JayneSummary: Sawyer Dodd has it all. She’s a star track athlete, choir soloist, and A-student. And her boyfriend is the handsome all-star Kevin Anderson. But behind the medals, prom pictures, and perfect smiles, Sawyer finds herself trapped in a controlling, abusive relationship with Kevin. When he dies in a drunk-driving accident, Sawyer is secretly relieved. She’s free. Until she opens her locker and finds a mysterious letter signed by “an admirer” and printed with two simple words: “You’re welcome.”

Why?: Novels with stalkers or secret admirers are a rarely-indulged-in treat and throwing in the extra thriller element with the death of the abusive boyfriend? Sign me up, please. I need this yesterday!

 

 

 

 

 

Usagi: “The Coldest Girl in Coldtown” by Holly Black

12813630Summary: COLDTOWN WAS DANGEROUS, TANA KNEW. A GLAMOROUS CAGE, A PRISON FOR THE DAMNED AND ANYONE WHO WANTED TO PARTY WITH THEM.

Tana lived in a world where walled cities called Coldtowns exist. In them, quarantined monsters and humans mingle in a decadently bloody mix of predator and prey. The only problem is, once you pass through Coldtown’s gates, you can never leave.

One morning, after a perfectly ordinary party, Tana wakes up surrounded by corpses. The only other survivors of this massacre are her exasperatingly endearing ex-boyfriend, infected and on the edge, and mysterious boy burdened with a terrible secret. Shaken and determined, Tana enters a race against the clock to save the three of them the only way she knows how: by going straight to the wicked, opulent heart of Coldtown itself.

Why?: An anything Holly Black writes? I’ll read. She’s one of my auto-read/auto-buy authors, and this sounds absolutely amazing!

 

What’s on your wishlist this week?

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On My Wishlist: Week 82


Wishlist

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. If you want to know more click here.

Week 82: Desperately looking for the following ARCs/Review Copies:  “Isla and the Happily Ever After”, “Indelible”, “Ashes on the Waves”, “Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea”, “The Eternity Cure”, and more! Let me know if you’re willing to send me a copy!

Here’s what’s on my wishlist this week:

“Two Boys Kissing” by David Levithan

Two Boys Kissingby David LevithanSummary: New York Times  bestselling author David Levithan tells the based-on-true-events story of Harry and Craig, two 17-year-olds who are about to take part in a 32-hour marathon of kissing to set a new Guinness World Record—all of which is narrated by a Greek Chorus of the generation of gay men lost to AIDS.

While the two increasingly dehydrated and sleep-deprived boys are locking lips, they become a focal point in the lives of other teen boys dealing with languishing long-term relationships, coming out, navigating gender identity, and falling deeper into the digital rabbit hole of gay hookup sites—all while the kissing former couple tries to figure out their own feelings for each other.

This follow-up to the bestselling Every Day showcases David’s trademark sharp-witted, warm-hearted tales of teenage love, and serves as a perfect thematic bookend to David’s YA debut and breakthrough, Boy Meets Boy, which celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2013.

Why?: This looks amazing. I LOVED “Every Day”, and I’m definitely a fan of Levithan’s prose now. This looks so great, and I am definitely loving that cover. And this covers all of hte issues that I feel are otherwise pretty neglected in YA, so I’m definitely all in!

What’s on your wishlist this week?

On My Wishlist: Week 81


Wishlist

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. If you want to know more click here.

Week 81: Desperately looking for the following ARCs/Review Copies:  “Isla and the Happily Ever After”, “Indelible”, “Ashes on the Waves”, “Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea”, “The Eternity Cure”, and more! Let me know if you’re willing to send me a copy!

Here’s what’s on my wishlist this week:

9627755“Isla and the Happily Ever After” by Stephanie Perkins

Summary: From the glittering streets of Manhattan to the moonlit rooftops of Paris, falling in love is easy for hopeless dreamer Isla and introspective artist Josh. But as they begin their senior year in France, Isla and Josh are quickly forced to confront the heartbreaking reality that happily-ever-afters aren’t always forever.

Their romantic journey is skillfully intertwined with those of beloved couples Anna and Étienne and Lola and Cricket, whose paths are destined to collide in a sweeping finale certain to please fans old and new.

Why?: I loved “Anna and the French Kiss”, and I’m about to start “Lola and the Boy Next Door”, so I’m pretty excited about this one. Perkins is able to make YA contemporary romance fun (and tolerable/palatable) for me, and that’s always a miraculous thing. And I’m usually driven batshit by cover re-designs in the middle (or ending) of a series by the publisher, but I really rather like these new covers. So, yeah. Really hoping I can get an ARC of this, and if not, I’ll definitely be buying it!

What’s on your wishlist this week?

On My Wishlist: Week 80


Wishlist

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. If you want to know more click here.

Week 78: Desperately looking for the following ARCs/Review Copies:   “Invisibility”, “Indelible”, “Ashes on the Waves”, “Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea”, “The Eternity Cure”, and more! Let me know if you’re willing to send me a copy!

Here’s what’s on my wishlist this week:

9981497“Never Let Me Go: The Screenplay” by Alex Garland, Kazuo Ishiguro

Summary: The screenplay based on the novel by Kazuo Ishiguro.

Why?: Okay I literally just got around to watching the movie adaptation after giving the novel a reread, and hot damn. I mean, I was bawling my eyes out by the end of both the movie and the book, and wow. I just want to read how differently Garland deviated from Ishiguro’s book, though it doesn’t seem like such a drastic change. But I love to compare and contrast, so I’m nitpicky like that. Too bad this never went on sale in the US – hopefully I can find it used for a decent price on ebay or half or something…

What’s on your wishlist this week?

On My Wishlist: Week 79


Wishlist

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. If you want to know more click here.

Week 78: Desperately looking for the following ARCs/Review Copies:   “Invisibility”, “Indelible”, “Ashes on the Waves”, “Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea”, “The Eternity Cure”, and more! Let me know if you’re willing to send me a copy!

Here’s what’s on my wishlist this week:

11431896“The Bitter Kingdom (The Girl of Fire & Thorns #3)” by Rae Carson

Summary: The next/final book in the “Fire and Thorns” trilogy. Summary forthcoming.

Why?: I’m really loving this series, and I hope this isn’t the last book. I’m still reading the second book right now and I love everything about this world, so I’m pretty excited about this next book. We now have a better idea of when this is getting released (September), so here’s hoping there’s going to be more information soon! Either way, I’m most definitely going to be reading this one, guys!

 

What’s on your wishlist this week?

On My Wishlist: Week 78


Wishlist

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. If you want to know more click here.

Week 78: Desperately looking for the following ARCs/Review Copies:   “Invisibility”, “Indelible”, “Ashes on the Waves”, “Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea”, “Dark Triumph”, and more! Let me know if you’re willing to send me a copy!

Here’s what’s on my wishlist this week:

16071969“Doll Bones” by Holly Black

Summary: Zach, Poppy and Alice have been friends for ever. They love playing with their action figure toys, imagining a magical world of adventure and heroism. But disaster strikes when, without warning, Zach’s father throws out all his toys, declaring he’s too old for them. Zach is furious, confused and embarrassed, deciding that the only way to cope is to stop playing . . . and stop being friends with Poppy and Alice. But one night the girls pay Zach a visit, and tell him about a series of mysterious occurrences. Poppy swears that she is now being haunted by a china doll – who claims that it is made from the ground-up bones of a murdered girl. They must return the doll to where the girl lived, and bury it. Otherwise the three children will be cursed for eternity . . .

Why?: Holly Black returning to MG? Curses, murder, dolls? Yes please. And this sounds deliciously creepy, not unlike “Coraline” in tone. DEFINITELY reading this one once it comes out!

What’s on your wishlist this week?

On My Wishlist: Week 77


Wishlist

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. If you want to know more click here.

Week 77: Desperately looking for the following ARCs/Review Copies:   “Invisibility”, “Indelible”, “Ashes on the Waves”, “Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea”, “Dark Triumph”, and more! Let me know if you’re willing to send me a copy!

Here’s what’s on my wishlist this week:

13477883“Gameboard of the Gods” by Richelle Mead

Summary: In a futuristic world nearly destroyed by religious extremists, Justin March lives in exile after failing in his job as an investigator of religious groups and supernatural claims. But Justin is given a second chance when Mae Koskinen comes to bring him back to the Republic of United North America (RUNA). Raised in an aristocratic caste, Mae is now a member of the military’s most elite and terrifying tier, a soldier with enhanced reflexes and skills.

When Justin and Mae are assigned to work together to solve a string of ritualistic murders, they soon realize that their discoveries have exposed them to terrible danger. As their investigation races forward, unknown enemies and powers greater than they can imagine are gathering in the shadows, ready to reclaim the world in which humans are merely game pieces on their board.

Why?: I love Mead’s work, and this sounds pretty awesome. And I’ll need a void to fill after the “Bloodlines” series finishes late this year/early next year. So this sounds like the perfect read! June seems so far away, but I think I need to tell my library to get their order in for it now.

What’s on your wishlist this week?