Saturday, January 15, 2011

On my wishlist #14


On My Wishlist is a fun weekly event hosted by Book Chick City and runs every Saturday. It's where you can list all the books you 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 on Carolyn’s blog.  This is the books I am wishing for after I saw it in the blogosphere this week.


The False Princess by Eilis O'Neil (release date 25 January 2011) 

Princess and heir to the throne of Thorvaldor, Nalia's led a privileged life at court.  But everything changes when it's revealed, just after her sixteenth birthday, that she is a false princess, a stand-in for the real Nalia, who has been hidden away for her protection.  Cast out with little more than the clothes on her back, the girl now called Sinda must leave behind the city of Vivaskari, her best friend, Keirnan, and the only life she's ever known.

Sinda is sent to live with her only surviving relative, an aunt who is a dyer in a distant village. She is a cold, scornful woman with little patience for her newfound niece, and Sinda proves inept at even the simplest tasks.  But when Sinda discovers that magic runs through her veins - long-suppressed, dangerous magic that she must learn to control - she realizes that she can never learn to be a simple village girl.

Returning to Vivaskari for answers, Sinda finds her purpose as a wizard scribe, rediscovers the boy who saw her all along, and uncovers a secret that could change the course of Thorvaldor's history, forever.

A dazzling first novel, The False Princess is an engrossing fantasy full of mystery, action, and romance.


Shades of Atlantis by Carol Oates

Since the death of their parents, Triona Pryor and her brother, Ben, have lived with their aunt and uncle in Camden, Maine. Now in her senior year of high school, Triona loves her family and friends, but she has always felt that she didn't quite fit Camden, or anywhere else.
Enter Caleb Wallace, the devilishly handsome man who has recently moved to Triona's small town. While their attraction to each other is instantaneous, it also proves to be dangerous...and deadly.
When tragedy strikes, Triona flees to London for solace and to start her life anew. It's there she discovers from an unlikely source that her family has been keeping secrets from her - secrets about not only her birthright, but her ultimate destiny as well. Armed with this knowledge, Triona finds herself thrown into a whole new world and into a battle to save the lives of everyone she loves.


Allison Hewitt Is Trapped: A Zombie Novel by Madeleine Roux

Allison Hewitt and her five colleagues at the Brooks and Peabody Bookstore are trapped together when the zombie outbreak hits. Allison reaches out for help through her blog, writing on her laptop and utilizing the military's emergency wireless network (SNET). It may also be her only chance to reach her mother. But as the reality of their situation sinks in, Allison’s blog becomes a harrowing account of her edge-of-the-seat adventures (with some witty sarcasm thrown in) as she and her companions fight their way through ravenous zombies and sometimes even more dangerous humans.


Anastasia's Secret by Susanne Dunlop (release date 02 March 2011)

Will I never see you again either?" I asked, feeling as though I was about to jump off a high mountain peak and hope to land without hurting myself. That's how impossible everything seemed at that moment, no matter what I did.  "Perhaps we will meet again," Sasha said, softening his voice. "But you must see that it does not matter. You have so much ahead of you. It's your choice now. Choose the future! Choose life!" For Anastasia Romanov, life as the privileged daughter of Russia's last tsar is about to be torn apart by the bloodshed of revolution. Ousted from the imperial palace when the Bolsheviks seize control of the government, Anastasia and her family are exiled to Siberia. But even while the rebels debate the family's future with agonizing slowness and the threat to their lives grows more menacing, romance quietly blooms between Anastasia and Sasha, a sympathetic young guard she has known since childhood. But will the strength of their love be enough to save Anastasia from a violent death? Inspired by the mysteries that have long surrounded the last days of the Romanov family, Susanne Dunlap's new novel is a haunting vision of the life-and love story-of Russia's last princess.

What are you wishing for?


  1. Shades of Atlantis sounds like some I would like same with Anatasia's Secret- neither have I heard of before but I am definitely gonna add to my list.

    On My Wishlist

  2. The False Princess sounds really good - I've not heard of it before - another one for my wishlist! :)
    Alison Hewitt is Trapped is already on my list - it looks so cool.

    Hope you get them soon! :)

  3. The False Princess and Anastasia's Secret sounds really really great! I hope you get them.

    On my wishlist

  4. I've not heard of The False Princess, but it sounds like an interesting story. Allison Hewitt is trapped is also on my wishlist, it looks so fun.

    Jennifer (An Abundance of Books)

  5. Allison Hewitt is Trapped sounds awesome - I featured that one on my wishlist a few weeks ago. Can't wait to get my hands on a copy! :)

  6. Allison Hewitt is Trapped is definitely going on my wishlist. Zombies!

  7. Nice selection of YA choices. I hope you get your books soon and they are everything you hope them to be. Wanna see what is On My Wishlist?

  8. Ten new wishes added to my wishlist. Some of them are belated Christmas wishes.

  9. I have Allison Hewitt is Trapped on my wishlist as well this week. I can't wait to read it myself so hopefully we both get to read it soon :)

  10. Shade of Atlantic and False Princess look like awesome reads!

    Great picks!


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