Saturday, September 10, 2011

ON MY WISHLIST (2)



On My Wishlist is a fun weekly event hosted by Book Chick City and runs every Saturday. It's where we list all the books we 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.  For my version, I have chosen to showcase one book each from my preferred genres: historical romance, paranormal romance/urban fantasy, & young adult and one from any other genre. 

Here's what is on my wishlist this week:


Absolutely loved Lerner's debut In For a Penny so I'm anxious to read more of her writing.

Title: A Lily Among Thorns
Author: Rose Lerner
Publisher: Leisure Books
Publication Date: September 2011
Description (from Goodreads):
It was him. Serena couldn't breathe. She'd been looking for him for years—the man who'd lifted her out of the dregs of London's underworld. She remembered that he'd looked like an angel. But either she'd embellished or he'd grown up. Because he didn't look like an angel now. He looked like a man, solid and broad, and taller than she'd thought. And now he needed her help. 
Solomon recognized her as soon as they were alone in the dark. He'd not forgotten that night five years ago either. But Serena had changed. She was stronger, fiercely independent and, though it hardly seemed possible, even more beautiful. She was also neck-deep in trouble. Yet he'd help cook a feast for the Prince Regent, take on a ring of spies, love her well into the night—anything to convince her that this time he was here to stay.




Haven't read any of Estep's urban fantasy series, but this premise intrigued me from the beginning and most of the reviews seem to pretty promising.

Title: Touch of Frost
Author: Jennifer Estep
Publisher: Kensington
Publication Date: July 2011
Description (from Goodreads):
My name is Gwen Frost, and I go to Mythos Academy — a school of myths, magic and warrior whiz kids, where even the lowliest geek knows how to chop off somebody's head with a sword and Logan Quinn, the hottest Spartan guy in school, also happens to be the deadliest.
But lately, things have been weird, even for Mythos. First, mean girl Jasmine Ashton was murdered in the Library of Antiquities. Then, someone stole the Bowl of Tears, a magical artifact that can be used to bring about the second Chaos War. You know, death, destruction and lots of other bad, bad things. Freaky stuff like this goes on all the time at Mythos, but I'm determined to find out who killed Jasmine and why—especially since I should have been the one who died. . .



I love historical fiction and the character of Madame Tussaud sounds fascinating.

Title: Madame Tussaud: A Novel of the French Revolution
Author: Michelle Moran
Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
Publication Date: February 2011
Description (from Goodreads):
In this deft historical novel, Madame Tussaud (1761-1850) escapes the pages of trivia quizzes to become a real person far more arresting than even her waxwork sculptures. Who among us knew, for instance, that she moved freely through the royal court of Louis XVI, only to become a prisoner of the Reign of Terror? Her head was shaven for guillotining, but she escaped execution, though she was forced to make death masks for prominent victims. Novelist Michelle Moran covers this breathtaking period without losing the thread of its subject's singular story.


Got recommended this by a Goodreads friend.  Plus I really am liking all the angel/demon paranormals lately.

Title: Ascension
Author: Caris Roane
Publisher: St. Martin's
Publication Date: December 2010
Description (from Goodreads):
 Alison Wells is no ordinary woman. born with supernatural powers, she can never make love to a man without putting him in grave danger. But when her special vision reveals  a glorious muscled man soaring overhead on mighty wings, she feels an overwhelming attraction she cannot resist—even as he tells her: “I have come for you. Your blood belongs to me.
Kerrick is a vampire and a warrior who has fought his hunger for a woman’s love for the past two hundred years. As a Guardian of Ascension, he is sworn to protect Alison from the death vamp armies who crave her blood and her power. But Kerrick has cravings of his own—a forbidden longing to open his heart and veins to Alison. To share his blood…satisfy his thirst…and seal their fates forever.

4 comments:

  1. I haven't heard of these books before but they look interesting. Great post! New follower!

    On My Wishlist

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  2. New follower here!

    Touch of Frost looks like a great read. I'll definitely have to add it to my TBR list.

    Alexander Skarsgard is a most worthy Man Candy of the Month choice ;)

    Here's my Wishlist

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  3. Pretty covers. I'm wishing for the first volume of a manga series a friend recommended to me. Please come which series I'm wishing for.

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  4. Touch of Frost is awesome! I'm waiting now for the second book to come out :D
    Amy's Wishlist

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