Wednesday, December 9, 2009

On My Wishlist (5) / Waiting On Wednesday (Dec 9)

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 Maze Runner (Maze Runner #1)
Author: James Dashner
Genre: YA, Speculative Fiction
Published: October 6th, 2009

When Thomas wakes up in the lift, the only thing he can remember is his first name. He has no recollection of his parents, his home, or how he got where he is. His memory is black. But he’s not alone. When the lift’s doors open, Thomas finds himself surrounded by kids who welcome him to the Glade, a large expanse enclosed by stone walls.

Just like Thomas, the Gladers don’t know why or how they got to the Glade. All they know is that every morning, for as long as they could remember, the stone doors to the maze that surrounds them have opened. Every night, they’ve closed tight. Every thirty days a new boy is delivered in the lift. And no one wants to be stuck in the maze after dark.

The Gladers were expecting Thomas’s arrival. But the next day, a girl springs up—the first girl ever to arrive in the Glade. And more surprising yet is the message she delivers. The Gladers have always been convinced that if they can solve the maze that surrounds the Glade, they might be able to find their way home . . . wherever that may be. But it’s looking more and more as if the maze is unsolvable.

And something about the girl’s arrival is starting to make Thomas feel different. Something is telling him that he just might have some answers—if he can only find a way to retrieve the dark secrets locked within his own mind.

(Just one for today!)

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

Title: Changeless (Parasol Protectorate, #2)
Author: Gail Carriger
Genre: Urban Fantasy, Steampunk
Published: March 30, 2010

Alexia Tarabotti, now Lady Maccon, awakens in the wee hours of the mid-afternoon to find her husband, who should be decently asleep like any normal werewolf, yelling at the top of his lungs. Then he disappears -- leaving her to deal with a regiment of supernatural soldiers encamped on her doorstep, a plethora of exorcised ghosts, and an angry Queen Victoria.

But Alexia is armed with her trusty parasol, the latest fashions, and an arsenal of biting civility. Even when her investigations take her into the backwaters of ugly waistcoats, Scotland, she is prepared: upending werewolf pack dynamics as only a soulless can.

She might even find time to track down her wayward husband, if she feels like it.

How about you, what is on YOUR wishlist?


Tales of Whimsy said...

Nice picks.

ninefly said...

oh wow Changeless sounds even more awesome than Soulless, definitely looking forward to that! and I've had my eye on Maze Runner for a while now too, hope to get a copy soon~

Unknown said...

I've heard good things about The Maze Runner and I just love that cover of Changeless :)

Cindy said...

Great books on your wishlist :)

ParaJunkee said...

Oh right there with you. Sigh. - Parajunkee

Nina said...

Great picks. I love the cover of Changeless.

Charlotte said...

Like Nina, I love the cover of Changeless, and I love even more the "Vampires, Werewolves and Dirigibles" thing. :)

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