Saturday 16 April 2011

On My Wishlist #2

On My Wishlist is a weekly meme hosted by Book Chick City where we can highlight books that we desperately want to read but haven't bought yet, (just can't get them all!)
I need to curb my spending on books and I'm trying really hard not to buy anything else but I really, really, REALLY want all the following books-

Wither by Lauren DeStephano

Gah- how badly do I want to read this book! Everone seems to love this and from the description it sounds just my kind of book. I think it's being published in paperback in June, so I might wait till then and the price has gone down a bit.

Synopsis from Goodreads:
What if you knew exactly when you would die?

Thanks to modern science, every human being has become a ticking genetic time bomb—males only live to age twenty-five, and females only live to age twenty. In this bleak landscape, young girls are kidnapped and forced into polygamous marriages to keep the population from dying out.

When sixteen-year-old Rhine Ellery is taken by the Gatherers to become a bride, she enters a world of wealth and privilege. Despite her husband Linden's genuine love for her, and a tenuous trust among her sister wives, Rhine has one purpose: to escape—to find her twin brother and go home.

But Rhine has more to contend with than losing her freedom. Linden's eccentric father is bent on finding an antidote to the genetic virus that is getting closer to taking his son, even if it means collecting corpses in order to test his experiments. With the help of Gabriel, a servant Rhine is growing dangerously attracted to, Rhine attempts to break free, in the limted time she has left.

The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter

This sounds fantastic. I love the idea of presenting characters from ancient Greek legends in the modern world. This looks very romantic and moving.

Synopsis from Goodreads:
It's always been just Kate and her mom—and her mother is dying. Her last wish? To move back to her childhood home. So Kate's going to start at a new school with no friends, no other family and the fear her mother won't live past the fall.

Then she meets Henry. Dark. Tortured. And mesmerizing. He claims to be Hades, god of the Underworld—and if she accepts his bargain, he'll keep her mother alive while Kate tries to pass seven tests.
Kate is sure he's crazy—until she sees him bring a girl back from the dead. Now saving her mother seems crazily possible. If she succeeds, she'll become Henry's future bride, and a goddess.

The Liar Society by Lisa and Laura Roecker

This book looks cutesy and funny and original. I love the description of the characters, and really want to give this one a try.
Synopsis from Goodreads:
Kate Lowry didn't think dead best friends could send e-mails. But when she gets an e-mail from Grace, she’s not so sure.

Sent: Sun 9/14 11:59 PM
Subject: (no subject)

I'm here…
sort of.
Find Cameron.
He knows.
I shouldn't be writing.
Don't tell.
They'll hurt you.

Now Kate has no choice but to prove once and for all that Grace’s death was more than just a tragic accident. But secrets haunt the halls of her elite private school. Secrets people will do anything to protect. Even if it means getting rid of the girl trying to solve a murder...

The Girl in The Steel Corset by Kady Cross

This is another one that looks great. Lots of action and people with powers. Steampunk-tastic! Plus I love the cover. This is published in May.

Synopsis from Goodreads:
In 1897 England, sixteen-year-old Finley Jayne has no one…except the "thing" inside her.

When a young lord tries to take advantage of Finley, she fights back. And wins. But no normal Victorian girl has a darker side that makes her capable of knocking out a full-grown man with one punch….

Only Griffin King sees the magical darkness inside her that says she's special, says she's one of them. The orphaned duke takes her in from the gaslit streets against the wishes of his band of misfits: Emily, who has her own special abilities and an unrequited love for Sam, who is part robot; and Jasper, an American cowboy with a shadowy secret.

Griffin's investigating a criminal called The Machinist, the mastermind behind several recent crimes by automatons. Finley thinks she can help—and finally be a part of something, finally fit in.
But The Machinist wants to tear Griff's little company of strays apart, and it isn't long before trust is tested on all sides. At least Finley knows whose side she's on—even if it seems no one believes her.

What's on your wishlist?


  1. Wither is amazing! It's probably a good idea to wait for the paperback, like you say. That way the reviews will have died down a bit, too.

    The Goddess Test does sound really good. I've kept it off of my To Buy list though. I think I'll wait for a good few months before I let it make an appearance. :)

  2. New follower!
    Good choices, I've ordered The Goddess Test it looks great.

  3. I will hopefully be getting The Goddess Test soon. There are just so many other good books that I have to read first!

  4. I've got The Girl in the Steel Corset on my wishlist as well. Isn't that cover just amazing?? Great choices!

  5. I want to read ALL of these! :)

    Great picks

    I'm a new follower, I think we might have similar tastes in books:)


  6. Loving your list! I have Fury, The Liar Club and The Girl in the Steel Corset also on my TBR list.

  7. Very cool picks. I loved Wither and I'm looking forward to reading those other titles too. :)

    On My Wishlist.

  8. The Goddess Test is on my TBR. I've added a Diana Wynne Jones book to my wishlist this week. Come see what it is.


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