On My Wishlist (20)

On My Wishlist is a fun bookish meme hosted by Book Chick City. It’s a post where I get to list the books I’m can’t wait to get my hands on, whether they’re already released or months out from publication. As Always, Mr. Linky is there to join the fun.

Hey y’all! It’s Cait here. I poured over my to-read list on Goodreads for a good hour, trying to find the perfect book for today’s post. I think I’ve got it! Moira Rogers are the author team for the Southern Arcana series – which is amazing, by the way – and now they have a new series coming out that I truly can’t wait to read. I can always count on Moira Rogers for super sexy heroes that I can’t help but fall in love with. Swoon!

By Moira Rogers

Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Publication Date: Nov 29, 2011
Genre: Futuristic Paranormal Romance / Cyberpunk

Fifty years after a demon apocalypse devastated the world, summoners still bear the bulk of the blame. Marci lives in secret, hiding the gifts that could cost her a secure spot in one of humanity’s underground cities, and access to their virtual world. After all, her chances of avoiding the genetic-testing lotto are better than her chances of surviving topside.

The bastard son of a terrifying incubus, lust heats Gabe’s blood and sex fuels his magic. Innate charm and charisma help him navigate the cultural gap between the outcast town he calls home and the human settlements he infiltrates for trade. His latest mission nets him an unexpected asset–a summoner strong enough to soothe his darkest needs.

Trust a half demon, especially one who uses a lockdown to trap them together? Not in this lifetime. Yet Marci can’t resist Gabe’s offer to see her safely to a selective outcast settlement where she can live without fear. The journey alone is as dangerous as the way Gabe makes her heart race, but it could be her one hope of a real life.

If only she could be sure Gabe’s telling her the whole truth…

Goodreads Summary

Cait

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On My Wishlist (19)

On My Wishlist

On My Wishlist is a fun bookish meme hosted by Book Chick City.  It’s a post where I get to list the books I’m waiting to get my mitts on, whether they’re already released, pre-releases or figments of my imaginations.  Well, no not that last one.  Just books I want to have.

This week I’m doing something I’ve never done before.  I actually have two books on my wishlist that are already out!  The darn things have been popping up on my “customers who purchased xx have also purchased xx” when I check out at Amazon for what seems like ages.  I want them.  Badly.  Amazon, I give up – you win this one.

ParanormalcyParanormalcy

By Kiersten White
Publisher: HarperTeen
Publication Date: August 31, 2010
Genre: Young Adult Paranormal

Weird as it is working for the International Paranormal Containment Agency, Evie’s always thought of herself as normal. Sure, her best friend is a mermaid, her ex-boyfriend is a faerie, she’s falling for a shape-shifter, and she’s the only person who can see through paranormals’ glamours, but still. Normal.

Only now paranormals are dying, and Evie’s dreams are filled with haunting voices and mysterious prophecies. She soon realizes that there may be a link between her abilities and the sudden rash of deaths. Not only that, but she may very well be at the center of a dark faerie prophecy promising destruction to all paranormal creatures.

So much for normal.

Goodreads Summary

SupernaturallySupernaturally

By Kiersten White
Publisher: HarperTeen
Publication Date: July 26, 2011
Genre: Young Adult Paranormal

Evie finally has the normal life she’s always longed for. But she’s shocked to discover that being ordinary can be . . . kind of boring. Just when Evie starts to long for her days at the International Paranormal Containment Agency, she’s given a chance to work for them again. Desperate for a break from all the normalcy, she agrees.

But as one disastrous mission leads to another, Evie starts to wonder if she made the right choice. And when Evie’s faerie ex-boyfriend Reth appears with devastating revelations about her past, she discovers that there’s a battle brewing between the faerie courts that could throw the whole supernatural world into chaos. The prize in question? Evie herself.

So much for normal.

Goodreads Summary

Barbara

On My Wishlist (18)

On My Wishlist
On My Wishlist is a weekly meme hosted by the awesome Carolyn and Laura at Book Chick City.  Every Saturday, we get to list a book or two (or few) that we want to add to our TBR pile that either hasn’t come out yet or is just waiting for us to pounce on.

This week I picked one that my hands have been twitching for since I heard of it, long before it even had a cover (and if you’ve been here before, you probably know how I squeal like a girly girl over pretty covers).  Can you believe the film rights have already been optioned by 20th Century Fox?   The cover actually turned out to be kind of meh, but I still can’t wait until November for this one.  That’s an enormous hint by the way to any ARC fairy at HarperCollins who just happens to wander by.

Shatter MeShatter Me
By Tahereh Mafi
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publication Date: November 15, 2011
Genre: Young Adult Paranormal

Juliette hasn’t touched anyone in exactly 264 days. The last time she did, it was an accident, but The Reestablishment locked her up for murder. No one knows why Juliette’s touch is fatal. As long as she doesn’t hurt anyone else, no one really cares. The world is too busy crumbling to pieces to pay attention to a 17-year-old girl. Diseases are destroying the population, food is hard to find, birds don’t fly anymore, and the clouds are the wrong color.

The Reestablishment said their way was the only way to fix things, so they threw Juliette in a cell. Now so many people are dead that the survivors are whispering war- and The Reestablishment has changed its mind. Maybe Juliette is more than a tortured soul stuffed into a poisonous body. Maybe she’s exactly what they need right now.

Juliette has to make a choice: Be a weapon. Or be a warrior.

In this electrifying debut, Tahereh Mafi presents a world as riveting as The Hunger Games and a superhero story as thrilling as The X-Men. Full of pulse-pounding romance, intoxicating villainy, and high-stakes choices, Shatter Me is a fresh and original dystopian novel—with a paranormal twist—that will leave readers anxiously awaiting its sequel.

Goodreads Summary

Barbara

On My Wishlist (17)

On My Wishlist
On My Wishlist is a fun meme that appears every Saturday sponsored by the fabulous Book Chick City where Cait and I get to list books we can’t wait to get our hands on, whether they’re past releases, new or something that hasn’t come out yet.  Mr. Linky is always open and ready if you’d like to join.

Cait had her turn last week and picked Richelle Mead’s Bloodlines which will be out this Tuesday and features some characters from her Vampire Academy series.  I decided to go a similar route with my pick this week.  I’m choosing an upcoming release from Nalini Singh that features a character from her Guild Hunter series in his own book.  It’s not really an offshoot, more of a detour for the series, but work with me.  And guys…Dmitri smells like chocolate!!!  Hello?

Archangel's BladeArchangel’s Blade (Guild Hunter #4)
By Nalini Singh
Publisher: Berkley Sensation
Publication Date: September 6, 2011
Genre: Paranormal Romance

The severed head marked by a distinctive tattoo on its cheek should have been a Guild case, but dark instincts honed over hundreds of years of life compel the vampire Dmitri to take control. There is something twisted about this death, something that whispers of centuries long past…but Dmitri’s need to discover the truth is nothing to the vicious strength of his response to the hunter assigned to decipher the tattoo.

Savaged in a brutal attack that almost killed her, Honor is nowhere near ready to come face to face with the seductive vampire who is an archangel’s right hand, and who wears his cruelty as boldly as his lethal sensuality…the same vampire who has been her secret obsession since the day she was old enough to understand the inexplicable, violent emotions he aroused in her.

As desire turns into a dangerous compulsion that might destroy them both, it becomes clear the past will not stay buried. Something is hunting…and it will not stop until it brings a blood-soaked nightmare to life once more…

Goodreads Summary

Barbara

On My Wishlist (16) – Cait Style


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’s August, and do you know what the means? Heat waves, back to school and… the release of Bloodlines, the first book in Richelle Mead’s new Vampire Academy World series. I thought this would only be appropriate to post, since it’s only a matter of days that it will be purchased and in my hands. I can barely contain the excitement!

Bloodlines
By Richelle Mead
Publisher: Razorbill
Publish Date: Aug 23, 2011
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy/Paranormal

When alchemist Sydney is ordered into hiding to protect the life of Moroi princess Jill Dragomir, the last place she expects to be sent is a human private school in Palm Springs, California. But at their new school, the drama is only just beginning.

Populated with new faces as well as familiar ones, Bloodlines explores all the friendship, romance, battles and betrayals that made the #1 New York Times bestselling Vampire Academy series so addictive – this time in a part-vampire, part-human setting where the stakes are even higher and everyone’s out for blood.

Goodreads Summary

Cait

On My Wishlist (14)

On My Wishlist

On My Wishlist is a Saturday meme hosted by the lovely Book Chick City and Mr. Linky is always ready to go on-site there if you’d like to join in.
I’ve been regularly irregular about posting my wishlists but since this has been a crazy week, I thought I’d settle back into a routine with a nice “I want, I want!” post.
Both of my picks this week are YA and all demony-evil and violent and of course, I want to pet the covers.

FrostFrost
By Marianna Baer
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Publication Date: September 13, 2011

Leena Thomas’s senior year at boarding school begins with a shock: Frost House, her cozy dorm of close friends, has been assigned an unexpected roommate: confrontational, eccentric Celeste Lazar. But while Leena’s anxiety about a threat to her sanctuary proves valid, it becomes less and less clear whether the threat lies with her new roommate, within Leena’s own mind, or within the very nature of Frost House itself. Mysterious happenings in the dorm, an intense triangle between Leena, Celeste, and Celeste’s brother, and the reawakening of childhood fears, all push Leena to take increasingly desperate measures to feel safe. Frost is the story of a haunting. As to whether the demons are supernatural or psychological . . . well, which answer would let you sleep at night?

Goodreads Summary

The PledgeThe Pledge
By Kimberly Derting
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry
Publication Date: November 15, 2011

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.

Goodreads Summary

So what’s on your wishlist this week?

Barbara