Wednesday, January 6, 2010

On My Wishlist (8) / Waiting On Wednesday (Jan 6)

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: Chasing Brooklyn
Author: Lisa Schroeder
Genre: YA, Contemporary, Paranormal
Published: June 5, 2010

Restless souls and empty hearts.

Brooklyn can’t sleep. Her boyfriend, Lucca died a year ago, and now their friend Gabe has died of an overdose. Every time she closes her eyes, Gabe's ghost is there, waiting for her. She has no idea what he wants or why it isn't Lucca chasing her through her dreams.

Nico can’t stop. He’s always running, trying so hard not to feel the pain of missing Lucca. But when he begins receiving messages from his dead brother, telling him to help Brooklyn, emotions come crashing to the surface.

As the nightmares escalate and the messages become relentless, Nico reaches out to Brooklyn. But neither of them can admit that they're being haunted. Until they learn to let each other in, not one soul will be able to rest.

- I've heard good things. Want!


Title: Going Bovine
Author: Libba Bray
Genre: YA, Fiction
Published: September 22, 2009

Cameron Smith, 16, is slumming through high school, overshadowed by a sister “pre-majoring in perfection,” while working (ineptly) at the Buddha Burger. Then something happens to make him the focus of his family's attention: he contracts mad cow disease. What takes place after he is hospitalized is either that a gorgeous angel persuades him to search for a cure that will also save the world, or that he has a vivid hallucination brought on by the disease. Either way, what readers have is an absurdist comedy in which Cameron, Gonzo (a neurotic dwarf) and Balder (a Norse god cursed to appear as a yard gnome) go on a quixotic road trip during which they learn about string theory, wormholes and true love en route to Disney World


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

Title: Dead In The Family (Sookie Stackhouse #10)
Author: Charlaine Harris
Genre: Urban Fantasy, Paranormal
Published: May 2010

- I'm leaving out the summary so I don't spoil anyone who has just started the series (or will start). But man, oh man, I cannot wait for this one!

How about you, what is on YOUR wishlist?


Cindy said...

those books sound great :)

Tales of Whimsy said...

Great choices. I really want to read Goving Bovine.

Lisa said...

I read a review about Going Bovine in our local paper... sounds hilarious! I forgot all about that one. Thanks for reminding me!

Eleni said...

Nice books on your wislist! Also you know I never read any of the books in the Sookie Stackhouse series, after watching True Blood I have a hard time reading them :(

Catherine (On The Nightstand) said...

Eeee Dead In The Family! I love the Sookie books, and whoo at Eric being on the cover!

Katy said...

I've heard that Going Bovine is a riot!

Unknown said...

Hmmm...I just can't get past the cover of Going Bovine. It freaks me out!

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