On My Wishlist (24)



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.


Touch by Jus Accardo
Release Date: November 1, 2011
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
Series: Denazen
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When a strange boy tumbles down a river embankment and lands at her feet, seventeen-year-old adrenaline junkie Deznee Cross snatches the opportunity to piss off her father by bringing the mysterious hottie with ice blue eyes home.

Except there’s something off with Kale. He wears her shoes in the shower, is overly fascinated with things like DVDs and vases, and acts like she’ll turn to dust if he touches her. It’s not until Dez's father shows up, wielding a gun and knowing more about Kale than he should, that Dez realizes there’s more to this boy—and her father’s “law firm”—than she realized.

Kale has been a prisoner of Denazen Corporation—an organization devoted to collecting "special" kids known as Sixes and using them as weapons—his entire life. And, oh yeah, his touch? It kills. The two team up with a group of rogue Sixes hellbent on taking down Denazen before they’re caught and her father discovers the biggest secret of all. A secret Dez has spent her life keeping safe.

A secret Kale will kill to protect.

Click here to read an excerpt.


Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Release Date: December 6, 2011
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
Series: Lux
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Starting over sucks.

When we moved to West Virginia right before my senior year, I’d pretty much resigned myself to thick accents, dodgy internet access, and a whole lot of boring…. until I spotted my hot neighbor, with his looming height and eerie green eyes. Things were looking up.

And then he opened his mouth.

Daemon is infuriating. Arrogant. Stab-worthy. We do not get along. At all. But when a stranger attacks me and Daemon literally freezes time with a wave of his hand, well, something…unexpected happens.

The hot alien living next door marks me.

You heard me. Alien. Turns out Daemon and his sister have a galaxy of enemies wanting to steal their abilities, and Daemon’s touch has me lit up like the Vegas Strip. The only way I’m getting out of this alive is by sticking close to Daemon until my alien mojo fades.

If I don’t kill him first, that is.


Glimpse by Stacey Wallace Benefiel
Release Date: May 9, 2010
Publisher: Stacey Wallace Benefiel
Series: Zellie Wells
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Zellie Wells has a devastating crush on Avery Adams, the son of her mom’s high school sweetheart. At her sixteenth birthday party, held in the basement of her dad’s church, she finally finds the courage to talk to him. Turns out, the devastating crush is mutual.

As Avery takes her hand and leads her out onto the makeshift dance floor, Zellie is overwhelmed by her first vision of his death; shocking because not only are they both covered in his blood, but they’re old, like 35, and she is pregnant.

Afraid to tell anyone about the vision, (she’d just be labeled a freaky black magic witch, right?) Zellie keeps the knowledge of Avery’s future to herself and tries to act like any other teenager in love. When they get caught on their way to a secret rendezvous by her mom and his dad, they are forbidden to see each other.

Convinced that their parents are freaking out unnecessarily, Avery and Zellie vow to be together no matter what. They continue their relationship in secret until Zellie learns that their parents are just trying to prevent her and Avery from suffering like they did. The visions are hereditary, they’re dangerous, and if they stay together the visions will come true.

Now Zellie must choose between severing all ties with Avery, like her mom did to prevent his father’s death, and finding a way to change Avery’s future.

The choice is made for her, when, due to a series of catastrophic events a new power emerges within Zellie that aids her in protecting her family and Avery, but causes his father’s, Mike Adams, death in the process.

Confused, angry, and frightened that their daughter might be responsible for Mike Adams demise, Zellie’s parents send her to Portland to stay with her great aunt Hazel for the summer. There, Zellie meets a mentor and sets about embracing her abilities and using them for good. The only problem is her powers aren’t as, well, powerful without Avery by her side, and he totally hates her for killing his dad.

Not exactly the kind of situation where Zellie can ask WWJD, is it?

Click here to read an excerpt in the format of your choice.


Eternal Starling by Angela Corbett
Release Date: December 6, 2011
Publisher: Pendrell Publishing
Series: Emblem of Eternity
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A love so strong, even eternity can’t separate them.

Evie Starling has lived a relatively uneventful life hanging out with friends, gossiping about boys, and driving her 1966 Mustang. All of that changes when she moves to Gunnison, Colorado, to start college and meets two mysterious men.

For centuries, Alex Night and Emil Stone have yearned for Evie—but they each have their own reasons for wanting to be with her. When both men claim to be her soul mate and tell her about an unbelievable past, Evie learns that she’s not the person she thought she was. Soon, Evie finds herself in the middle of an age-old battle between the Amaranthine Society—the soul protectors, and the Daevos Resistance—the soul destroyers. With a past she doesn’t understand, and a future rife with danger, Evie has to decide who she can trust. But Alex and Emil aren’t the only ones who want Evie, and her soul is about to become the rope in an eternal tug-of-war.

Here is a sneak peak of Eternal Starling.


Winter's Shadow by M.J. Hearle
Release Date: June 1, 2011
Publisher: Pan Macmillan Australia
Series: Winter's Shadow
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Blake Duchamp...

He's all that Winter Adams can think of. Ever since their fateful meeting at Pilgrim's Lament. Ever since he looked at her with those emerald eyes. Ever since he saved her life.

But Blake isn't all that he seems. There is a strangeness about him, something dark and otherworldly. Something dangerous. In his attic is a secret he would kill to defend, but Winter seems to have a special ability to make him forget his duty. And he is her only protection against the gathering darkness.

The only problem is, to protect Winter, Blake must risk exposing her to an even greater danger. Himself.

Click here to download the first 80 pages of Winter’s Shadow.

9 comments:

  1. I'm really curious about Obsidian, too. Great picks you have there, I hadn't heard about many of those!

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  2. You've got some cool picks up there, but I think I like OBSIDIAN. I was totally ready to pass it by, because it looks like every YA book, but I saw it was written by Jennifer Armentrout. She got me at "Stab-worthy", I'm definitely keeping my eye out for this one. I just wish it had a better cover.

    Jennifer (An Abundance of Books)

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  3. Great choices. Obsidian is on my wishlist too. I've read Aremtrout's Half-Blood and loved it. Her writing style is great. Hope you get your wishes soon :)

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  4. Awesome wishlist! "Eternal Starling" looks interesting. Thanks for sharing!

    - April

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  5. You have some great books on your list :) I hope you get most of them ASAP!

    Touched is near the top of my wishlist, it sounds so great. And Eternal Starling sounds interesting, I hadn't heard much about it.

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  6. They all sound great. I'm still super busy with school and the new kitten. But I do have a new wish, a picture book I want to read with my daughter. Come see what it is.

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  7. Wow, you picked great books! I will be adding some to my TBR list. :)

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  8. That last one looks cute. I wonder why all these guys in books are all so strange, mysterious, dragging the girl to danger. I am right?

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