On My Wishlist (1)

I've been staring longingly at the books on my wishlist all week. As much as I'd love to just run out and buy each and every one of them, the bank demands my house payment be paid in full and on time each month. I've learned restraint but it doesn't stop the wishing. I've been watching this meme and thought it would be a fun one to join. This way we can all pine away for books together.

"On My Wishlist is a fun weekly event hosted by Book Chick City and runs every Saturday. It's where I list all the books I desperately want but haven't actually bought yet. They can be old, new or forthcoming. It's also an event that you can join in with too - Mr Linky is always at the ready for you to link your own 'On My Wishlist' post. If you want to know more click here."

Incarceron by Catherine Fisher
Published:January 26th 2010 by Dial
From Goodreads:
Incarceron -- a futuristic prison, sealed from view, where the descendants of the original prisoners live in a dark world torn by rivalry and savagery. It is a terrifying mix of high technology -- a living building which pervades the novel as an ever-watchful, ever-vengeful character, and a typical medieval torture chamber -- chains, great halls, dungeons. A young prisoner, Finn, has haunting visions of an earlier life, and cannot believe he was born here and has always been here. In the outer world, Claudia, daughter of the Warden of Incarceron, is trapped in her own form of prison -- a futuristic world constructed beautifully to look like a past era, an imminent marriage she dreads. She knows nothing of Incarceron, except that it exists. But there comes a moment when Finn, inside Incarceron, and Claudia, outside, simultaneously find a device -- a crystal key, through which they can talk to each other. And so the plan for Finn's escape is born ...

Dystopian YA! Love it.

On the Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta
Published:March 9th 2010 by HarperCollins Publishers
From Goodreads:
My father took one hundred and thirty two minutes to die.

‘I counted.

‘It happened on the Jellicoe Road. The prettiest road I’d ever seen, where trees made breezy canopies like a tunnel to Shangri-La. We were going to the ocean, hundreds of kilometres away, because I wanted to see the ocean and my father said that it was about time the four of us made that journey. I remember asking, “What’s the difference between a trip and a journey?” and my father said, “Narnie, my love, when we get there, you’ll understand,” and that was the last thing he ever said.

‘We heard her almost straight away. In the other car, wedged into ours so deep that you couldn’t tell where one began and the other ended. She told us her name was Tate and then she squeezed through the glass and the steel and climbed over her own dead – just to be with Webb and me; to give us her hand so we could clutch it with all our might. And then a kid called Fitz came riding by on a stolen bike and saved our lives.

‘Someone asked us later, “Didn’t you wonder why no one came across you sooner?”

‘Did I wonder?

‘When you see your parents zipped up in black body bags on the Jellicoe Road like they’re some kind of garbage, don’t you know?

‘Wonder dies.’

So many people have recommended this book to me and have sworn to its greatness.

White Cat by Holly Black
Published:May 4th 2010 by Margaret K. McElderry
From Goodreads:
Cassel comes from a family of curse workers -- people who have the power to change your emotions, your memories, your luck, by the slightest touch of their hands. And since curse work is illegal, they're all mobsters, or con artists. Except for Cassel. He hasn't got the magic touch, so he's an outsider, the straight kid in a crooked family. You just have to ignore one small detail -- he killed his best friend, Lila, three years ago.
Ever since, Cassel has carefully built up a façade of normalcy, blending into the crowd. But his façade starts crumbling when he starts sleepwalking, propelled into the night by terrifying dreams about a white cat that wants to tell him something. He's noticing other disturbing things, too, including the strange behavior of his two brothers. They are keeping secrets from him, caught up in a mysterious plot. As Cassel begins to suspect he's part of a huge con game, he also wonders what really happened to Lila. Could she still be alive? To find that out, Cassel will have to out-con the conmen.

Holly Black has created a gripping tale of mobsters and dark magic where a single touch can bring love -- or death -- and your dreams might be more real than your memories.

I had the opportunity to get this book AND get it signed by Miz Black at the Smart Chicks Kick It Tour stop in Jackson week before last and I DIDN'T. I haven't read any of her work and I when I got home and read the synopsis for this book and I kicked myself. Want.

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12 thoughts?:

Hilde September 25, 2010 at 8:12 AM  

Incarceron has been on my wishlist for a while now, it sounds interesting. The description for On the Jellicoe Road is very moving. I haven't heard of it before, but I'll have to check it out.

Kah Woei September 25, 2010 at 9:08 AM  

Incarceron sounds like a book I'd love to read too. Hope you get to read it soon.

jackie b central texas September 25, 2010 at 9:34 AM  

Also want Incarceron and White Cat, hope you get all your picks soon!

My Wish List

jackie ^_^

Jenny Girl September 25, 2010 at 10:21 AM  

I want Incarceron too. Here's to hoping you can get at least one or two of these soon.

Tricia September 25, 2010 at 10:27 AM  

Incarceron and White Cat are on my wish list too! Hope your able to get them soon!

Lori September 25, 2010 at 12:37 PM  

White Cat has been onmy wishlist for awhile now. I hope you get all your books and that you will enjoy them. Check out what is On My Wishlist.

Jude September 25, 2010 at 12:50 PM  

I want all of these! Great books and I hope you get to read them soon.

(Love your blog by the way. It's very stylish).

Here is my wishlist for this week.

All the best
J x

Lover of Romance September 25, 2010 at 2:42 PM  

Love your wishlist!!! Hope you get your reads soon, looks like some keepers you have there!!

Feel free to check out mine at Addicted To Romance

Happy Reading!

justpeachy36 September 25, 2010 at 5:08 PM  

I've wanted to read Incarceron for quite awhile now. All of the books on your list look interesting though...

Great choices!

pussreboots September 25, 2010 at 11:01 PM  

Incarceron is on my wishlist too. Here's what I'm wishing for this week.

Jennifer (An Abundance of Books) September 26, 2010 at 1:11 PM  

I got Incarceron from the library this summer, but wasn't able to finish it before we left the states. So I've been DYING because I've only read half and have been left hanging. My new copy finally arrived last week. Happiness.

samantha.1020 September 26, 2010 at 4:43 PM  

I read Incarceron earlier this year and really liked it. Now Sapphique the sequel to this book is on my wishlist. I've been staring at my wishlist books longingly as well :)

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