Saturday, August 20, 2011

On My WishList (#13)


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.


The Sleepwalkers by J. Gabriel Gates

(Goodreads)

A chilling and masterfully crafted teen horror novel guaranteed to keep the pages turning, the mind reeling, and the lamp on any reader's bedside table on long after midnight. Privileged and popular Caleb Mason is celebrating his high school graduation when he receives a mysterious, disturbing letter from his long-lost childhood playmate, Christine. Caleb and his jokester friend Bean decide to travel to his tiny hometown of Hudsonville, Florida, to find her. Upon arrival, they discover the town has taken a horrifying turn for the worse. Caleb's childhood home is abandoned and his father has disappeared. Children are going missing. The old insane asylum has reopened, and Christine is locked inside. Her mother, a witch, is consumed with madness, and Christine's long-dead twin sister whispers clues to Caleb through the static of an a.m. radio. The terrifying prophesies of the spirits are coming to pass. Sixteen clocks are ticking; sixty-six murdered souls will bring about the end of the world. As Caleb peels back layer after layer of mystery, he uncovers a truth more horrible than anything he had imagined, a truth that could only be uttered by the lips of the dead.


Random Thoughts

It's horror and that's a good enough reason to want the book 'cause I really, really love horror and the cover is very cool.



 Dead Girls Don't Write Letters by Gail Giles

(Goodreads)

Sunny Reynold's sister, Jazz, dies in a fire. Then one day a letter arrives, a letter from Jazz. A girl follows. But she can't possibly be Jazz--or can she? She seems to know all the family secrets, but Not-Jazz clearly has a few secrets of her own. Compelling, edgy, and suspenseful, Dead Girls Don't Write Letters will keep you guessing. And just when you think you know what's real and what's not, Gail Giles unfurls another surprise.


 Random Thoughts

Sounds really good to me. Exciting and suspenseful. Never get tired of that combination!



Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead

(Goodreads)

St. Vladimir’s Academy isn’t just any boarding school—it’s a hidden place where vampires are educated in the ways of magic and half-human teens train to protect them. Rose Hathaway is a Dhampir, a bodyguard for her best friend Lissa, a Moroi Vampire Princess. They’ve been on the run, but now they’re being dragged back to St. Vladimir’s—the very place where they’re most in danger. . . .
Rose and Lissa become enmeshed in forbidden romance, the Academy’s ruthless social scene, and unspeakable nighttime rituals. But they must be careful lest the Strigoi—the world’s fiercest and most dangerous vampires—make Lissa one of them forever.

Random Thoughts

Very curious about this series. I've mostly heard good things about it. Even though I like the old version of vampires (the ones that dies in the sun, are dangerous etc) I want to read this series and other modern vampire series to get to know what "everyone" is talking about.

The lying game by Sara Shepard

(Goodreads)

I had a life anyone would kill for.
Then someone did.

The worst part of being dead is that there’s nothing left to live for. No more kisses. No more secrets. No more gossip. It’s enough to kill a girl all over again. But I’m about to get something no one else does—an encore performance, thanks to Emma, the long-lost twin sister I never even got to meet.
Now Emma’s desperate to know what happened to me. And the only way to figure it out is to be me—to slip into my old life and piece it all together. But can she laugh at inside jokes with my best friends? Convince my boyfriend she’s the girl he fell in love with? Pretend to be a happy, carefree daughter when she hugs my parents good night? And can she keep up the charade, even after she realizes my murderer is watching her every move?
From Sara Shepard, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Pretty Little Liars books, comes a riveting new series about secrets, lies, and killer consequences.
Let the lying game begin.

Random Thoughts

This summer I read the first four books in the Pretty Little Liars series by Sara Shepard and enjoyed it. I'm gonna get the next books in the series as well but I'm also very curious about her new serious. It sounds suspenseful and fun.


What's on your list?

16 comments:

  1. Great list - Vampire Academy is awesome! It actually does have the old-school vampires - the bad vamps are called Strigoi, they can't go in the sun and kill for blood (and the fun of it). The Moroi are the "good" vamps who don't kill for blood and don't die in the sun (though it's not good for them). It's a great YA series :)

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  2. Thanks Belle for telling me about the Vampire Academy Series:) Very nice of you. I'm sure I'm gonna get the first book next time I'm buying books esp since you mentioned that it is old-school vampires. Which I like a lot:)

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  3. I really liked Vampire Academy and hope you do too.

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  4. I still need to read the Vampire Academy series too!! Hope you get to read these soon :)


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  5. Thanks Safari I hope I will too.

    The Book Vixen: Yeah, I've only heard good things about Vampire Academy so I'm really excited to get it someday. Curious to know how you will like it 'cause I really like your reviews:)

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  6. The Sleepwalkers sounds awesome!!!! I'm adding that one to my wishlist right now.

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  7. Great picks! I read the whole Vampire Academy series this summer, and believe me it is a MUST read.
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  8. Samantha: I know! The Sleepwalker sounds like a great horror and I have a weakness for horror:)

    Amy: Hi to new follower. Welcome!
    Now I'm really looking forward to read the Vampire Academy. I'm gonna check out the series next time I'm at the bookstore:) Can't wait!

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  9. Great choices.
    I got "The lying game" recently and I'm excited to read it.

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  10. I really want the Lying Game and WOW, that Dead girls Dont Write Letters sounds gooood! *adds to wishlist*

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  11. Sabrina: You're so lucky to have it! I'm jealous:)

    Raimy-rawr: I know. Dead girls don't write letters just sounds so awesome! I really wish to read it!

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  12. I hope you get your books. This week's wish is inspired by a book I finished while in the mountains. Please come see which book I'm wishing for.

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  13. What a great pile of creepy books! I've been meaning to start the Vampire Academy for a while. I think that there are a few that I need to add to my own wish list, particularly like the sound of The Lying Game! Caroline

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  14. Thanks pussreboots.

    BigBookLittleBook: I love creepy books. Can't get enough of them;) And I've been thinking to read Darke Academy as well but I've ended up with buying other books instead. But I hopefully will get them someday. At least the first one to see how the series is.

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  15. I've read the three(or four, I can't remember) first books of the VA series and I loved each one of them. The Lying Game was unputdownable!

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  16. Thanks Mari for letting me know! I'm definitely gonna get some VA books and I'll also try to get The Lying Game:)

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