On My Wishlist (23)

On My Wishlist is a weekly meme hosted by Book Chick City. It's where we list all the books we desperately want but haven't actually bought yet. They can be old, new or forthcoming.

The Last Echo by Kimberly Derting
Release Date: April 17, 2011
Publisher: HarperCollins
Series: The Body Finder
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Violet kept her morbid ability to sense dead bodies a secret from everyone except her family and her childhood-best-friend-turned-boyfriend, Jay Heaton. That is until forensic psychologist Sara Priest discovered Violet's talent and invited her to use her gift to track down murderers. Now, as she works with an eclectic group of individuals—including mysterious and dangerously attractive Rafe—it's Violet's job to help those who have been murdered by bringing their killers to justice. When Violet discovers the body of a college girl killed by "the girlfriend collector" she is determined to solve the case. But now the serial killer is on the lookout for a new "relationship" and Violet may have caught his eye....

Slide by Jilll Hathaway
Release Date: March 27, 2012
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
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Vee Bell is certain of one irrefutable truth—her sister’s friend Sophie didn’t kill herself. She was murdered.

Vee knows this because she was there. Everyone believes Vee is narcoleptic, but she doesn’t actually fall asleep during these episodes: When she passes out, she slides into somebody else’s mind and experiences the world through that person’s eyes. She’s slid into her sister as she cheated on a math test, into a teacher sneaking a drink before class. She learned the worst about a supposed “friend” when she slid into her during a school dance. But nothing could have prepared Vee for what happens one October night when she slides into the mind of someone holding a bloody knife, standing over Sophie’s slashed body.

Vee desperately wishes she could share her secret, but who would believe her? It sounds so crazy that she can’t bring herself to tell her best friend, Rollins, let alone the police. Even if she could confide in Rollins, he has been acting off lately, more distant, especially now that she’s been spending more time with Zane.

Enmeshed in a terrifying web of secrets, lies, and danger and with no one to turn to, Vee must find a way to unmask the killer before he or she strikes again.

Shattered Souls by Mary Lindsey
Release Date: December 6, 2011
Publisher: Philomel
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A thrilling debut story of love, death, destiny, and danger

Lenzi hears voices and has visions - gravestones, floods, a boy with steel gray eyes. Her boyfriend, Zak, can't help, and everything keeps getting louder and more intense. Then Lenzi meets Alden, the boy from her dreams, who reveals that she's a reincarnated Speaker - someone who can talk to and help lost souls - and that he has been her Protector for centuries.

Now Lenzi must choose between her life with Zak and the life she is destined to lead with Alden. But time is running out: a malevolent spirit is out to destroy Lenzi, and he will kill her if she doesn't make a decision soon.

Fracture by Megan Miranda
Release Date: January 3, 2012
Publisher: Walker Books for Young Readers
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Eleven minutes passed before Delaney Maxwell was pulled from the icy waters of a Maine lake by her best friend Decker Phillips. By then her heart had stopped beating. Her brain had stopped working. She was dead. And yet she somehow defied medical precedent to come back seemingly fine—despite the scans that showed significant brain damage. Everyone wants Delaney to be all right, but she knows she’s far from normal. Pulled by strange sensations she can’t control or explain, Delaney finds herself drawn to the dying. Is her altered brain now predicting death, or causing it?

Then Delaney meets Troy Varga, who recently emerged from a coma with similar abilities. At first she’s reassured to find someone who understands the strangeness of her new existence, but Delaney soon discovers that Troy’s motives aren’t quite what she thought. Is their gift a miracle, a freak of nature—or something much more frightening?

Brave New Love: 13 Dystopian Tales of Desire
Release Date: March 6, 2012
Publisher: Running Press
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Young love has always had its challenges, but even so, the world falling apart at its seams is a pretty big obstacle. This stellar collection dystopian tales explores survival of the fittest in terms of love, passion, and humanity. When the survival of the human race is at stake, what will it take for the bond between two people to hold strong together?

Featuring some of the most well known and best-selling names of the dystopian genre, as well as the hottest up-and-coming authors, this anthology includes works from Jeanne Du Prau (City of Ember), Neal Shusterman (Unwind), Carrie Ryan (The Forest of Hands and Teeth), Kiera Cass (The Selection), Diana Peterfreund (Rampant), Lili St. Crow (Strange Angels series), Jackie Morse Kessler (Hunger), Caitlin R. Kiernan (Threshold), Jesse Karp (Those That Wake), Andrew Smith, William Sleator (The Boy Who Wouldn't Die), and Ann Aguirre (Grimspace).


  1. I also want to read The Last Echo and Fracture. Hope you get to read these soon :)

    On my Wishlist

  2. Awesome picks! I will have to add them to my tbr list!

  3. Amazing picks this week! I'm now adding them to my list of wants!! I got slide last week, not got to it yet though.

  4. great books on your wishlist this week! I hope you manage to get some soon!

  5. Great picks this Saturday! Hope you get to read them soon!
    Amy's Wishlist

  6. Shattered Souls sounds good. My current wish is for a lovely children's book I cataloged during my internship. Please come see what it is and what other things I'm wishing for.

  7. Great selection! I can't help but notice that these books not only have interesting premises, but also beautiful covers.

  8. I like the sound of all your choices especially the Last Echo,,thanks for sharing.

  9. Such a pretty collection of books! Great list :-)

  10. Love this list!! and yep, every book here is pegged on my wish list too!



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