Saturday, February 27, 2010

On My Wishlist (14)

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 Poison Throne (The Moorehawke Trilogy #1)
Author: Celine Kiernan
Genre: Fantasy
Published: This edition: April 7, 2010 (first published October 13, 2008)

Young Wynter Moorehaw returns to court with her dying father - but she finds her old home shadowed with fear. The king has become a violent despot, terrorizing those he once loved. His son and heir Alberon has fled into exile and now there are whispers everywhere of rebellion. Meanwhile, Alberon's half-brother Razi has been elevated to his throne. He struggles to meet his King's demands while remaining loyal to his beloved brother and to his friend-Wynter.

And at the heart of matters is a secret that no one dares speak of. A secret so large it could tear the kingdom in two and Wynter is the key. Her father lies dying. Her king is mad. Her friends are divided.

She must choose- her father or her dreams, her friend or her king, her duty... or her love.

Title: Hex Hall
Author: Rachel Hawkins
Genre: YA
Published: March 2, 2010

When Sophie Mercer turned thirteen, she discovered that she was a witch. It's gotten her into a few scrapes. Her non-Gifted mother has been as supportive as possible, consulting Sophie's estranged father - an elusive European warlock - only when necessary. But when Sophie attracts too much human attention for a prom-night spell gone horribly wrong, it's her dad who decides her punishment: exile to Hecate Hall, an isolated reform school for wayward prodigium, a.k.a. witches, fae, and shapeshifters.

By the end of her first day among fellow freak-teens, Sophie has quite a scorecard. Three powerful enemies who look like supermodels; a futile crush on a gorgeous warlock; a creepy, tag-along ghost; and a new roommate, who happens to be the most-hated person and only vampire on campus. Sophie soon learns that a mysterious predator has been attacking students, and her friend Jenna is the number one suspect.

Meanwhile, Sophie has a more personal shock to grapple with. Not only is her father the head of the prodigium council, he's the most powerful warlock in the world, and Sophie is his heir. As a series of blood-curdling mysteries starts to converge, Sophie prepares for the biggest threat of all: an ancient secret society determined to destroy all prodigium, especially her.

► Oh hey, long time no post. Life has been rather hectic lately but I thought it was time to pop in and share a few items on my wishlist. How fabulous do both of these sound? I mean really. WAAANT!

What's on YOUR wishlist? Tell/link me!


Shy said...

I *want* both of those too! Seriously, there are too many buzz on the net regarding Hex Hall these days and I was like - OMG, when am I going to get my hand on this one and being outside of the States, it might takes MONTHS for it to be here :((

As for the first book, I've never heard of it before but I love that kind of premise! Here's hoping that you'll get your hands on those books pretty soon!

I've things on my wishlist that I featured on my blog too. You may read it here.

Unknown said...

AWESOME wishlist, Hex Hall was soo good, I really enjoyed it, I hope you do too - the 2nd one I had not heard about, gotta go check that one out! :)

Hectic can be good right?

ninefly said...

I kept putting off Hex Hall because the cover just didn't appeal to me as anything other than tween private-school wangst...but I just reread the summary and it actually sounds interesting
Poison Throne sounds pretty cool too =D

Morgan said...

I also really want to read Hex Hall. It looks really good and the cover looks gorgous!

Amanda Makepeace said...

I've not heard of the Poison Throne - will definitely check it out. :) Seems everyone wants Hex Hall, including me! :D

Chrissie said...

I've got Hex Hall on my TBR list. I've not heard of Poison Throne before but it sounds really good.

justpeachy36 said...

I want to read Hex Hall as well. Looks like a great book.

I gave you a shoutout on my blog today:


Tricia said...

I love the cover of The Poison Throne and it sounds good too! I'll definitely be adding Hex Hall to my wishlist as well.

Tales of Whimsy said...

Fascinating choices :)

Tales of Whimsy said...

I love the name Winter/Wynter :)

Shera (Book Whispers) said...

The Poison Throne sounds great, I'll have to keep my eye out for it.


both look good I think hex hall couold put people off because of the cover but the blurb sells it for me great choices :)

Lori said...

Both looks interesting. The cover for The POison Throne is lovely.Here's Mine

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