Wednesday, November 18, 2009

On My Wishlist (2) / Waiting On Wednesday (Nov 18)

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

Title: Hate List
Author: Jennifer Brown
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary Fiction
Published: September 1st, 2009

Five months ago, Valerie Leftman's boyfriend, Nick, opened fire on their school cafeteria. Shot trying to stop him, Valerie inadvertently saved the life of a classmate, but was implicated in the shootings because of the list she helped create. A list of people and things she and Nick hated. The list he used to pick his targets.

Now, after a summer of seclusion, Val is forced to confront her guilt as she returns to school to complete her senior year. Haunted by the memory of the boyfriend she still loves and navigating rocky relationships with her family, former friends and the girl whose life she saved, Val must come to grips with the tragedy that took place and her role in it, in order to make amends and move on with her life.

Title: Leviathan
Author: Scott Westerfeld
Genre: Young Adult, Steampunk
Published: October 6th, 2009

It is the cusp of World War I, and all the European powers are arming up. The Austro-Hungarians and Germans have their Clankers, steam-driven iron machines loaded with guns and ammunition. The British Darwinists employ fabricated animals as their weaponry. Their Leviathan is a whale airship, and the most masterful beast in the British fleet.

Aleksandar Ferdinand, prince of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, is on the run. His own people have turned on him. His title is worthless. All he has is a battle-torn Stormwalker and a loyal crew of men.

Deryn Sharp is a commoner, a girl disguised as a boy in the British Air Service. She's a brilliant airman. But her secret is in constant danger of being discovered.

With the Great War brewing, Alek's and Deryn's paths cross in the most unexpected way...taking them both aboard the Leviathan on a fantastical, around-the-world adventure. One that will change both their lives forever.

I've decided that I totally need these books in my life. STAT.

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Title: The Dark Devine
Author: Bree Despain
Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal
Published: December 22, 2009

Grace Divine, daughter of the local pastor, always knew something terrible happened the night Daniel Kalbi disappeared--the night she found her brother Jude collapsed on the porch, covered in his own blood--but she has no idea what a truly monstrous secret that night held.

The memories her family has tried to bury resurface when Daniel returns, three years later, and enrolls in Grace and Jude's high school. Despite promising Jude she'll stay away, Grace cannot deny her attraction to Daniel's shocking artistic abilities, his way of getting her to look at the world from new angles, and the strange, hungry glint in his eyes.

The closer Grace gets to Daniel, the more she jeopardizes her life, as her actions stir resentment in Jude and drive him to embrace the ancient evil Daniel unleashed that horrific night. Grace must discover the truth behind the boy's dark secret...and the cure that can save the ones she loves. But she may have to lay down the ultimate sacrifice to do it--her soul.

WANT! How about you, what is on YOUR wishlist?


Book Crazy Jenn said...

OHH yeah The Dark devine that's one I WANT WANT WANT to read as is Hate List - I have yet to pick that one up but EAK I WANT it LOL - maybe a quick trip to the book store today HMM I have not treated myself at all this week LOL :) I am so bad -

I have Leviathan sometime soon I hope to get to that one :) ENJOY!

Catherine (On The Nightstand) said...

TDD is on my wishlist, definitely. And Leviathan is absolutely amazing.

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Nice list :)

Jo said...

Ohhh, I so want to read The Hate List and The Dark Divine! They sound so good!

Casey said...

Great pick! I have Hate List sitting on my shelf. Can't wait to start it. I'm really looking foward to the Dark Divine too.

Alyssa Kirk @ Teens Read and Write said...

Gregory is loving Leviathan now and I really want the Dark Divine!

The Book Vixen said...

The book cover for Leviathan is so beautiful! I'm waiting for The Dark Divine too :D

miss cindy :) said...

I also want Hate List :) I never heard of Leviathan until now though.

Book Chick City said...

Great books! I've heard a lot of good things about Hate List and Leviathan. Love the cover of Dark Divine. Thanks for joining in with On My Wishlist :)

Jamie said...

Great list! Thanks for stopping by my blog yesterday!

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