Wednesday, December 23, 2009

On My Wishlist (7) / Waiting On Wednesday (Dec 23)

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 Edge of the World (Terra Incognita #1)
Author: Kevin J. Anderson
Genre: Speculative Fiction, Epic Fantasy
Published: June 8th, 2009

Terra Incognita - the blank spaces on the map, past the edge of the world, marked only by the words "here be monsters."

Two nations at war, fighting for dominion over the known, and undiscovered, world, pin their last hopes at ultimate victory on finding a land out of legend.

Each will send their ships to brave the untamed seas, wild storms, sea serpents, and darker dangers unknown to any man. It is a perilous undertaking, but there will always be the impetuous, the brave and the mad who are willing to leave their homes to explore the unknown.

Even unto the edge of the world...

- I can't believe I just recently discovered this! It sounds amazing.


Title: The Demon's Lexicon (Demons #1)
Author: Sarah Rees Brennan
Genre: YA, Speculative Fiction - Urban Fantasy
Published: June 2, 2009

Nick and his brother, Alan, have spent their lives on the run from magic. Their father was murdered, and their mother was driven mad by magicians and the demons who give them power. The magicians are hunting the Ryves family for a charm that Nick's mother stole -- a charm that keeps her alive -- and they want it badly enough to kill again.

Danger draws even closer when a brother and sister come to the Ryves family for help. The boy wears a demon's mark, a sign of death that almost nothing can erase...and when Alan also gets marked by a demon, Nick is desperate to save him. The only way to do that is to kill one of the magicians they have been hiding from for so long.

Ensnared in a deadly game of cat and mouse, Nick starts to suspect that his brother is telling him lie after lie about their past. As the magicians' Circle closes in on their family, Nick uncovers the secret that could destroy them all.


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

Title: The Rise of Renegade X
Author: Chelsea Cambell
Genre: Young Adult, Speculative Fiction - Superheroes
Published: May 11, 2010

Damien Locke knows his destiny--attending the university for supervillains and becoming Golden City's next professional evil genius. But when Damien discovers he's the product of his supervillain mother's one-night stand with--of all people--a superhero, his best-laid plans are ruined as he's forced to live with his superhero family.

Going to extreme lengths (and heights), The Rise of Renegade X chronicles one boy's struggles with the villainous and heroic pitfalls of growing up.

- I cannot wait for this!

How about you, what is on YOUR wishlist?


Lisa said...

I LOVE the look at "The Edge of the World", I adore stories about the sea and such. And secondly, HAPPY HOLIDAYS NIKKI!!!!!

Morgan @ BLT said...

The Edge of the World sounds good. Happy Holidays!

Tales of Whimsy said...

oooo I like the sound of the Edge of the World :)

Merry Christmas :)

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