Saturday, May 28, 2011

On My WishList (#4)


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.

I'm still not done with my stupid finals so but I take the time to make a wishlist anyway. 


Darkside by Belinda Bauer

(goodreads)

In bleak midwinter, the people of Shipcott are shocked by the murder of an elderly woman in her bed. As snow cuts off the village, local policeman Jonas Holly is torn between catching a brutal killer and protecting his vulnerable wife, Lucy.

When the inquiry is commandeered by an abrasive senior detective, Jonas finds himself derided by his colleagues and ashamed to admit to Lucy that he’s been sidelined. It seems his first murder investigation may be over before it’s begun. But when he receives a series of increasingly sinister anonymous notes, Jonas is thrust back into the center of the case. Someone in the village is taunting him, blaming him for the tragedy. Someone thinks he’s not doing his job; someone seems to know every move he makes. And soon Jonas has to ask: Who’s hunting who?

  
Random thoughts

I really want to read this book 'cause I read Blacklands earlier this year and I really, really loved Belindas writing style. It was fascinating and twisted. And I would like to read more books from her. And I got very happy when I found out that she have given out another book already and this sounds yet like another dark read (I love dark books!). So, after Blacklands I wanted to read more of Belinda Bauer. Why I loved Blacklands so much? You can read all about it here.





 
Divergent by Veronica Roth

(goodreads)

In Beatrice Prior's dystopian Chicago, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue—Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is—she can't have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself.

During the highly competitive initiation that follows, Beatrice renames herself Tris and struggles to determine who her friends really are—and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes fascinating, sometimes infuriating boy fits into the life she's chosen. But Tris also has a secret, one she's kept hidden from everyone because she's been warned it can mean death. And as she discovers a growing conflict that threatens to unravel her seemingly perfect society, she also learns that her secret might help her save those she loves . . . or it might destroy her.

Debut author Veronica Roth bursts onto the literary scene with the first book in the Divergent series—dystopian thrillers filled with electrifying decisions, heartbreaking betrayals, stunning consequences, and unexpected romance.


Random thoughts

I have heard a lot of good stuff about this one and that most be one of the coolest covers I've ever seen! I almost get hypnotized! And it sounds like a really interesting plot as well. The only dystopian book I can remember must be the only one I've read is Lord of the Flies. So, it must be time to do something about it soon and this book sounds like a good excuse!






The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff

(goodreads)


Mackie Doyle is not one of us. Though he lives in the small town of Gentry, he comes from a world of tunnels and black murky water, a world of living dead girls ruled by a little tattooed princess. He is a Replacement, left in the crib of a human baby sixteen years ago. Now, because of fatal allergies to iron, blood, and consecrated ground, Mackie is fighting to survive in the human world.

Mackie would give anything to live among us, to practice on his bass or spend time with his crush, Tate. But when Tate's baby sister goes missing, Mackie is drawn irrevocably into the underworld of Gentry, known as Mayhem. He must face the dark creatures of the Slag Heaps and find his rightful place, in our world, or theirs.

Random thoughts

This sounds like da dark and creepy fairytale for me and the cover is really dark and morbid but I really like it a lot. The cover and plot sounds very different from the rest of the books from the fantasy genre and it makes me really happy and that's why I defenitely would like to read it!



The Devil's Footprints by Amanda Stevens

(goodreads)
The footprints etched the snow for miles, passing through walls and crossing rivers appearing on the other side as though no barrier could stop them.

In 1922, a farmer in Adamant, Arkansas, awakes to a noise on his roof and finds his snow-blanketed yard marked with thousands of cloven footprints. The prints vanish with the melting snow only to reappear seventy years later near the gruesome killing of Rachel DeLaune.

Years after her sister s unsolved murder, New Orleans tattoo artist Sarah DeLaune is haunted by the mysteries of her past. Sarah has always believed that her sister was killed by a man named Ashe Cain. But no one else had ever seen Ashe. He had "appeared" to Sarah when she needed a friend the most, only to vanish on the night of her sister's murder. The past bleeds into the present when two mutilated bodies are found near Sarah s home, the crime scene desecrated by cloven footprints

Random thoughts

What more can I say? The cover looks awesome, the title and the plot. Sounds like a very dark and exciting book. I hope to get to read it someday. 'Cause the book sounds really, really creepy. Just my type of book!

So, this is my list. Please leave a comment if you've read one or some of them. Would love to know what you think.

12 comments:

  1. Divergent was on my Wishlist a few weeks ago. I still haven't gotten it, but hope to soon. Also, I love the cover for The Replacement! Looks like it might be my sort of read. :)

    Stopping in for On My Wislist. Have a lovely Saturday!

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  2. Divergent is a really great read! Hopefully it can jump from your wishlist to your shelf soon!

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  3. I hope I get my hands on Divergent someday in the future. 'Cause the plot sounds really good and the cover is just amazing:)

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  4. The Replacement and Divergent are on my list!

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  5. The Replacement is on my wishlist. I hope to get to it soon. My featured wish comes from the Armchair BEA interview I conducted earlier in the week. Come see who I interviewed and what book I've added.

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  6. You won't be disappointed with Divergent when you finally read it! The Replacement is on my wishlist too. :) Have a great day and I'm a new follower!

    Dea
    Teen Readers' Diary

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  7. Says hi to my new follower!:) Thanks for following my blog. I appericate every followers.

    And yes, I really hoppe to read Divergen somedays. That book has gotten so many good reviews and people are talking about so much good things about it. So I really want to read it:)

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  8. If you loved Blacklands then I'm sure you'll love Darkside. I know I did!

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  9. Have you read it already?! Lucky you! Which one did you think was best? Blacklands or Darkside?

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  10. I have Darkside checked out from the library myself and am really looking forward to reading it! Sounds creepy which is right up my alley. Hope you get the chance to read these soon!

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  11. I love creepy books too. (Can't have enough of that:) I hope to hear how you like that book soon:)

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