Wednesday, December 2, 2009

On My Wishlist (4) / Waiting On Wednesday (Dec 2)

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: The Thief (The Queen's Thief #1)
Author: Megan Whalen Turner
Genre: Fiction, YA, Fantasy/Adventure
Published: 1996; This Edition: January 1st, 2006

The king's scholar, the magus, believes he knows the site of an ancient treasure. To attain it for his king, he needs a skillful thief, and he selects Gen from the king's prison. The magus is interested only in the thief's abilities.

What Gen is interested in is anyone's guess. Their journey toward the treasure is both dangerous and difficult, lightened only imperceptibly by the tales they tell of the old gods and goddesses.

Title: Looking Glass Wars (Book 1)
Author: Frank Beddor
Genre: Fiction, YA, Fantasy
Published: 2005; This Edition: September 26th, 2006

You know the myth...

A little girl named Alice tumbled down a rabbit hole and proceeded to have a charming adventure in the delightful, made-up world of Wonderland...

Now discover the truth... Wonderland Exists!

Alyss Heart, heir to the Wonderland throne, was forced to flee through the Pool of Tears after a bloody palace coup staged by the murderous Redd. Lost and alone in Victorian London, Alyss is befriended by an aspiring author to whom she tells the violent, heartbreaking story of her young life only to see it published as the nonsensical Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Alyss had trusted Lewis Carroll to tell the truth so that someone, somewhere would find her and bring her home. But Carroll had gotten it all wrong. He even misspelled her name! If not for royal bodyguard Hatter Madigan's nonstop search to locate the lost princess, Alyss may have become just another society woman sipping tea in a too-tight corset instead of returning to Wonderland to fight Redd for her rightful place as the Queen of Hearts.

Meet the heroic, passionate, monstrous, vengeful denizens of this parallel world as they battle each other with AD-52's and orb generators, navigate the Crystal Continuum, bet on jabberwock fights and travel across the Chessboard Desert.

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

Title: Erik's Ransom (Rangers Apprentice #7)
Author: John Flanagan
Genre: Young Adult
Published: January 5, 2010

What does it mean to earn the Silver Oakleaf? So few men have done so. For Will, a mere boy, that symbol of honor has long felt out of reach. Now, in the wake of Araluen’s uneasy truce with the raiding Skandians comes word that the Skandian leader has been captured by a dangerous desert tribe. The Rangers are sent to free him. But the desert is like nothing these warriors have seen before. Strangers in a strange land, they are brutalized by sandstorms, beaten by the unrelenting heat, tricked by one tribe that plays by its own rules, and surprisingly befriended by another. Like a desert mirage, nothing is as it seems. Yet one thing is constant: the bravery of the Rangers.

- I highly, HIGHLY recommend the Ranger Apprentice series!

I'm on a fantasy/adventure kick, can't you tell?? ;) How about you, what is on YOUR wishlist?


Unknown said...

The Looking Glass Wars and the Theif have amazing covers - wow and they both sound like awesome books!

Thanks for sharing them!

Tales of Whimsy said...

Interesting picks!

Lisa said...

Oh totally, The Looking Glass Wars, would LOVE to read that! And the first one? The Thief? Looks awesome. Seriously. Adding those to the list for my hubby right now! :0)

Jo said...

Ohhh, they all sound pretty good! I hope you enjoy them when you get to read them!

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

I haven't read any of the Ranger's Apprentice seris, I've always been curious about them.

Cindy said...

Those look like some great books :)

Alayne said...

Thanks for reminding me I needed to add The Looking Glass Wars to my wishlist!
The Crowded Leaf

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