Saturday, February 13, 2010

On My Wishlist (12)

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: Poison Study (Study #1)
Author: Maria V Snyder
Genre: YA, Fantasy
Published: November 21st 2008 ; first published in 2004

About to be executed for murder, Yelena is offered an extraordinary reprieve. She'll eat the best meals, have rooms in the palace-- and risk assassination by anyone trying to kill the Commander of Ixia.

And so Yelena chooses to become a food taster. But the chief of security, leaving nothing to chance, deliberately feeds her Butterfly's Dust and only by appearing for her daily antidote will she delay an agonizing death from the poison. As Yelena tries to escape her new dilemma, disasters keep mounting. Rebels plot to seize Ixia and Yelena develops magical powers she can't control. Her life is threatened again and choices must be made. But this time the outcomes aren't so clear...

- I've heard great things about this one.

Title: House of Dark Shadows (Dreamhouse Kings #1)
Author: Robert Liparulo
Genre: YA
Published: May 6, 2008

Dream house . . . or bad dream?

When the Kings move from L.A. to a secluded small town, fifteen-year-old Xander is beyond disappointed. He and his friends loved to create amateur films...but the tiny town of Pinedale is the last place a movie buff and future filmmaker wants to land.

But he, David, and Toria are captivated by the many rooms in the old Victorian fixer-upper they moved into - as well as the heavy woods surrounding the house.

They soon discover there's something odd about the house. Sounds come from the wrong directions. Prints of giant, bare feet appear in the dust. And when David tries to hide in the linen closet, he winds up in locker 119 at his new school.

Then the really weird stuff kicks in: they find a hidden hallway with portals leading off to far-off places - in long-ago times. Xander is starting to wonder if this kind of travel is a teen's dream come true...or his worst nightmare.

► I really want both of these. They sound so good! What's on YOUR wishlist? Tell/link me!


Morgan said...

"House of Dark Shadows" by Robert Liparulo looks really scary and I've heard some good things about Poison Study!

Amanda Makepeace said...

I've been wanting to read Poison Study and the rest of the series. House of Dark Shadows is new to me and looks awesome!! Thanks for sharing.

Here's mine if you are interested.

Chrissie said...

I've got Poison Study on my wishlist this week too :)

Unknown said...

House of Dark Shadows looks awesome, that one is definitely going on my list :)

Shera (Book Whispers) said...

Poison Study is really good, I can't wait to read the other books in her series. House of Dark Shadows sounds great.

ninefly said...

has poison study gone through like, 3 different covers already? oO;
I'm quite interested in the poison-taster part, but the setup for the sequels sound more generic...

Monster of Books said...

Poison Study was a fabulous book, certainly recommend it.

Tales of Whimsy said...

Ooo the second one has been on my wish list too :)

WonderBunny said...

Poison Study was great! You should get it soon rather then later. :)

Lori said...

Both are interesting and I wouldn't mind reading both. Here's Mine

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