Wednesday, 25 November 2009

On My Wishlist (3)

On My Wishlist is a weekly meme that allows us to share the books we haven't bought yet but are waiting to be bought and devoured. This idea is brought to us by Book Chick City.

This week on my wishlist:

twenty boy summer by sarah ocklerTitle: Twenty Boy Summer
Author: Sarah Ockler
Publisher: Little, Brown Young Readers
Publication Date: 6th August 2009

For sixteen-year-olds Anna Reiley and Frankie Perino, their twenty day-long, minimally supervised California vacation will be the 'Absolute Best Summer Ever' and according to Frankie, if they meet one boy every day, there's a pretty good chance that Anna will get her first real boyfriend. Anna lightheartedly agrees to the game, but there's something she hasn't told Frankie - she's already had that kind of romance, and it was with Frankie's older brother, Matt, just before his tragic death one year ago. Written in lyrical, accessible prose, this is a debut novel that explores what it truly means to love someone and what it truly means to grieve, and perhaps most importantly, how to make the most of every single moment this world has to offer. From Amazon UK

prophecy of the sisters by michelle zinkTitle: Prophecy of the Sisters (NOW OWNED!)
Author: Michelle Zink
Publisher: Atom
Publication Date: 6th August 2009

'Without the Keys, something terrible will happen. Something that cannot be undone. And with them, I might bring an end to the riddle of the Prophecy and my strange part in it. If Alice and I are on conflicting sides of the Prophecy, the Keys would be dangerous in her hands. Which means I have to find them. And I have to do it before my sister.' This is the story of sixteen-year-old Lia Milthorpe's quest to discover her role and her twin sister's in a powerful prophecy that has affected twin sisters for generations. But nothing can prepare her for what she discovers - about herself, about her family, and about the danger that goes from haunting her dreams to becoming her reality.From Amazon UK

the forest of hands and teeth by carrie ryanTitle: The Forest of Hands and Teeth
Author: Carrie Ryan
Publisher: Gollancz
Publication Date: 1st July 2009

In Mary's world there are simple truths. The Sisterhood always knows best. The Guardians will protect and serve. The Unconsecrated will never relent. And you must always mind the fence that surrounds the village; the fence that protects the village from the Forest of Hands and Teeth. But, slowly, Mary's truths are failing her. She's learning things she never wanted to know about the Sisterhood and its secrets, and the Guardians and their power, and about the Unconsecrated and their relentlessness. When the fence is breached and her world is thrown into chaos, she must choose between her village and her future-between the one she loves and the one who loves her. And she must face the truth about the Forest of Hands and Teeth. Could there be life outside a world surrounded in so much death? From Amazon UK

the silver phoenix by cindy ponTitle: The Silver Phoenix
Author: Cindy Pon
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Publication Date: May 2009

No one wanted Ai Ling. And deep down she is relieved—despite the dishonor she has brought upon her family—to be unbetrothed and free, not some stranger's subservient bride banished to the inner quarters.
But now, something is after her. Something terrifying—a force she cannot comprehend. And as pieces of the puzzle start to fit together, Ai Ling begins to understand that her journey to the Palace of Fragrant Dreams isn't only a quest to find her beloved father but a venture with stakes larger than she could have imagined.
Bravery, intelligence, the will to fight and fight hard . . . she will need all of these things. Just as she will need the new and mysterious power growing within her. She will also need help.
It is Chen Yong who finds her partly submerged and barely breathing at the edge of a deep lake. There is something of unspeakable evil trying to drag her under. On a quest of his own, Chen Yong offers that help . . . and perhaps more.
From Amazon US
What are you wishing for this week


  1. The last three books you've got listed here are three of my favourites for this year. Great books - why haven't you got them? :P

  2. Because I'm having serious money problems and I'm having to tighten my belt :( I'll get them at some point, once I have some money coming in. I'm looking forward to them!

  3. I have most of these on my wishlist as well! Hopefully money will rain down soon and you'll be able to get them. :)

  4. That would be the coolest thing ever, and although I know they say every cloud has it's silver lining, it's not a gold one, so I don't think that'll happen anytime soon ;) But yeah, I'll get them at som point!

  5. I loved Twenty Boy Summer, and The Forest of Hands and Teeth was pretty good too :) great wishlist

  6. Thank you! I'm looking forward to reading them all!

  7. Great list, you're looking foward to some fun reading. I have The forest of Hands and Teeth on my wishlist. Think I'll go put Silver Phoenix there as well! Thanks!

  8. great list of books! I really want to read Twenty Boy Summer and Silver Phoenix too. Prophecy of the Sisters was a great book!

  9. I really want to read The Forest of Hands and Teeth! Great books on your wishlist.
    Mine is here: The Book Bundle

  10. Sharon - You're welcome! I'm looking forward to reading all the books! Just sucks I haven't been able to read them sooner.

    Casey - Cheers! I look forward to reading them all, and Prophecy of the Sisters sound so good! I have heard such great things about.

    Gap Year Girl - Cheers! I have heard such great things about The Forest of Hands and Teeth! It's going to be good! Will check your list out now! :)

  11. Haha, it sounds so good! I can't wait to read it at some point!

  12. Twenty Boy Summer is AMAZING and Prophecy is pretty good too. You'll love them!

  13. Awesome, cheers! I can't wait to read them!

  14. Hi, Jo! I wanted to thank you for adding Prophecy to your Wish List. I understand how tough it can be when money's a little tight (I could tell you some stories!), so I've contacted my British publisher, Atom, and they will be getting in touch with you soon to see that you receive a copy of Prophecy of the Sisters.

    Consider it a thank you from Atom and I for all you do to spread the word about great books!

    I hope you enjoy it and the next book in the series, Guardian of the Gate (next summer)!


  15. Oh my God, thank you so much Michelle! That really is so awesome of you, you didn't have to do that, but thank you! An email will be coming your way soon, in case you don't read this comment.