Wednesday, January 20, 2010

On My Wishlist (9) / Waiting on Wednesday (Jan 20)

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: Rising Shadow
Author: Jacquelyn Wheeler
Genre: YA, Urban Fantasy
Published: September 10th, 2009

Ashlyn Woods just transferred to one of the most beautiful campuses on the west coast, where she can't wait to start her life over as a normal college student. But her plans take an unexpected turn when she discovers that she is a Soterian: a person who develops amazing powers when the balance of good and evil shifts too far in evil's favor. Soon she and the other Soterians are studying martial arts and learning to use their powers to prevent California from being plunged into chaos. But they quickly discover that they're up against a much more dangerous enemy than they anticipated. And when Ashlyn meets Kai, a devastatingly gorgeous guitar player, she realizes she must sacrifice more than she ever imagined.

- Ooh, cool!

Title: The Bookman
Author: Lavie Tidhar
Genre: Steampunk, Historical Fiction
Published: January 7th, 2010

A masked terrorist has brought London to its knees - there are bombs inside books, and nobody knows which ones. On the day of the launch of the first expedition to Mars, by giant cannon, he outdoes himself with an audacious attack. For young poet Orphan, trapped in the screaming audience, it seems his destiny is entwined with that of the shadowy terrorist, but how? Like a steam-powered take on V for Vendetta, rich with satire and slashed through with automatons, giant lizards, pirates, airships and wild adventure, The Bookman is the first of a series.

- Love the cover, love the summary!

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

Title: Voices of Dragons
Author: Carrie Vaughn
Genre: YA, Fantasy
Published: March 1, 2010

On one side of the border lies the modern world: the internet, homecoming dances, cell phones. On the other side dwell the ancient monsters who spark humanity’s deepest fears: dragons.

Seventeen-year-old Kay Wyatt knows she’s breaking the law by rock climbing near the border, but she’d rather have an adventure than follow the rules. When the dragon Artegal unexpectedly saves her life, a secret friendship grows between them—even though the fragile truce that has maintained peace between their two species is unraveling around them. As tensions mount and battles begin, Kay and Artegal are caught in the middle. Can their friendship change the course of a war?

How about you, what is on YOUR wishlist?


Tales of Whimsy said...

Ooo nice choices. I hadn't heard of the first one :)

Unknown said...

I am a bit over half way in Rising Shadow and I am loving it! :)

Voice of Dragons looks really good as well! Enjoy them!

Unknown said...

I really love the premise for Voices of Dragons. It sounds fab. Great picks.

Corrine said...

Voices of Dragons and Rising Shadow both sound like great reads. I hope you enjoy them! :)

Darlyn said...

voices of dragon really attract me (i attracted to almost of book's cover)..great choices there.. =p

Unknown said...

Rising Shadow and Voices of Dragons sound great. Have the latter on my wishlist already :)

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