Friday, October 7, 2011

ON MY WISHLIST (6)



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. 

Here's what is on my wishlist this week:

Anna Dressed in Blood (Anna #1)

(Anna #1)
by Kendare Blake
Young Adult-Paranormal, Horror
Tor Teen
August 2011



Cas Lowood has inherited an unusual vocation: He kills the dead. So did his father before him, until he was gruesomely murdered by a ghost he sought to kill. Now, armed with his father's mysterious and deadly athame, Cas travels the country with his kitchen-witch mother and their spirit-sniffing cat. Together they follow legends and local lore, trying to keep up with the murderous dead—keeping pesky things like the future and friends at bay.
When they arrive in a new town in search of a ghost the locals call Anna Dressed in Blood, Cas doesn't expect anything outside of the ordinary: track, hunt, kill. What he finds instead is a girl entangled in curses and rage, a ghost like he's never faced before. She still wears the dress she wore on the day of her brutal murder in 1958: once white, now stained red and dripping with blood. Since her death, Anna has killed any and every person who has dared to step into the deserted Victorian she used to call home.
But she, for whatever reason, spares Cas's life.
How It Caught My Attention: Heroes and Heartbreakers
Personal Notes: There has been so much about this book since before its release.  Halloween time sounds perfect for a gruesome, spooky ghost story! 
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Eon (Eon, #1)

EON
(Eon #1)
by Alison Goodman
Young Adult-Fantasy
Firebird (2008)

Sixteen-year-old Eon has a dream, and a mission. For years, he's been studying sword-work and magic, toward one end. He and his master hope that he will be chosen as a Dragoneye-an apprentice to one of the twelve energy dragons of good fortune.
But Eon has a dangerous secret. He is actually Eona, a sixteen-year-old girl who has been masquerading as a twelve-year-old boy. Females are forbidden to use Dragon Magic; if anyone discovers she has been hiding in plain sight, her death is assured.
When Eon's secret threatens to come to light, she and her allies are plunged into grave danger and a deadly struggle for the Imperial throne. Eon must find the strength and inner power to battle those who want to take her magic...and her life.


How It Caught My Attention:  About Happy Books
Personal Notes: Reminds me of Avatar: The Last Airbender and Mulan.  Two of my favorites!


WHAT'S ON YOUR WISHLIST THIS WEEK??

3 comments:

  1. Anna dressed in blood has gotten really good reviews and I hope you enjoy it as much as everyone else has. It is on my wishlist too.

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  2. I'm still super busy with school and the new kitten. But I do have a new wish, a picture book I want to read with my daughter. Come see what it is.

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  3. I just finished Anna Dressed in Blood!! I hope you get it ASAP and raed it! (It's a great book for October!)

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