Saturday, September 18, 2010

On My Wish List (1)

This is a new meme, that I am going to be participating in on Saturdays, hosted by Book Chick City. The idea is to spotlight books that we have on our Wish Lists, that we really want to read, but haven't had a chance to buy yet. They can be old or new books and a Mr. Linky is provided so that we can keep up with each others choices for the week.

I have decided to choose 3 books a week. Here are my three choices for this week:

The Iron King by Julie Kagawa. This one is really popular YA title and I have wanted to read it for awhile, but I've been very busy with review books. I plan to buy it soon.

Synopsis:

Meghan Chase has a secret destiny - one she could never have imagined...

Something has always felt slightly off in Meghan's life, ever since her father disappeared before her eyes when she was six. She has never quite fit in at school... or at home.

When a dark stranger begins watching her from afar, and her prankster best friend becomes strangely protective of her, Meghan senses that everything she's known is about to change.

But she could never have guessed the truth - that she is the daughter of a mystical faery king and is a pawn in a deadly war. Now Meghan will learn just how far she'll go to save someone she cares about, to stop a mysterious evil no faery creature dare face... and to find love with a young prince who might rather see her dead than let her touch his icy heart.

Low Red Moon by Ivy Devlin. This one has only been on my radar a little while, but I've heard good things about it and it has really caught my interest. Little Red Riding Hood update... LOL!

Synopsis:

The only thing Avery Hood can remember about the night her parents died is that she saw silver - deadly silver, moving inhumanly face. As much as she wants to remember who killed them, she can't, and there's nothing left to do but try to piece her life back together. Then Avery meets the new boy in school - Ben, mysterious and beautiful, with whom she feels a connection like nothing she's ever experienced. When Ben reveals he's a werewolf, Avery still trusts him - at first. Then she sees that sometimes his eyes flash inhuman silver. And she learns she's not the only one who can't remember the night her parents died. Part murder mystery, part grief narrative, and part heart-stopping, headlong romance, Low Red Moon is a must-read for teen paranormal fans. As breathless as Twilight, and as spooky as Shiver, this is a book to be devoured in one sitting - by an acclaimed YA author making her paranormal debut under the pseudonym Ivy Devlin.

Freedom by Jonathon Franzen. This is Oprah's new book pick and has been highly praised by a lot of good bloggers I follow. Since I read, Oprah's pick, Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett, I generally give her picks a good look and find some of them are just what I wanted to read, this one is no exception.

Synopsis:

Patty and Walter Berglund were the new pioneers of St. Paul - the gentrifiers, the hands-on parents, the avant-garde of the Whole Foods generation. Patty was the ideal sort of neighbor, who could tell you where to recycle your batteries and how to get the local cops to actually do their job. She was an enviably perfect mother and the wife of Walter's dreams. Together with Walter - environmental lawyer, commuter cyclist, total family man - she was doing her small part to build a better world.

But now, in the new millennium, the Berglunds have become a mystery. Why has their teenage son moved in with the aggressively Republican family next door? Why has Walter taken a job working with Big Coal? What exactly is Richard Katz - outre rocker and Walter's college best friend and rival - still doing in the picture? Most of all, what has happened to Patty? Why has the bright star of Barrier Street become "a very different kind of neighbor," an implacable Fury coming unhinged before the street's attentive eyes?

In his first novel since, The Corrections, Jonathon Franzen has given us an epic of contemporary love and marriage. Freedom comically and tragically captures the temptations and burdens of liberty: the thrills of teenage lust, the shaken compromises of middle age, the wages of suburban sprawl, the heavy weight of empire. In charting the mistakes and joys of Freedom's characters as they struggle to learn how to live in an ever more confusing world, Franzen has produced an indelible and deeply moving portrait of our time.

4 comments:

jackie b central texas said...

Welcome to the fun, and you will have way more books on your wish list once you participate regularly! Hope you get your wishes soon! I want to read the Meghan Chase books from Julie Kagawa also!


My Wishing is for the rest of a series

jackie ^_^

A Simple Love of Reading said...

I want Low Red Moon so bad! Good picks! Happy reading! Here's mine: http://simpleloveofreading.blogspot.com/2010/09/on-my-wishlist-17.html

pussreboots said...

Iron King is on my wishlist too. Here's what I'm wishing for this week.

Jude said...

Great choices. I really want to read the Iron King too. I hope you get to read these books soon.

Here is my wishlist for this week.

All the best
J x