Saturday, September 3, 2011

On My Wishlist (67)


On My Wishlist is a fun weekly event hosted by Book Chick City and runs every Saturday. It's where we list all the books we 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 - a linky is always at the ready for you to link your own 'On My Wishlist' post. If you want to know more click here.




This Is Not A Test by Courtney Summers:
It’s the end of the world. Six students have taken cover in Cortege High but shelter is little comfort when the dead outside won’t stop pounding on the doors. One bite is all it takes to kill a person and bring them back as a monstrous version of their former self. To Sloane Price, that doesn’t sound so bad. Six months ago, her world collapsed and since then, she’s failed to find a reason to keep going. Now seems like the perfect time to give up.

As Sloane eagerly waits for the barricades to fall, she’s forced to witness the apocalypse through the eyes of five people who actually want to live. But as the days crawl by, everyone’s motivations to survive begin to change in startling ways and soon the group’s fate is determined less and less by what’s happening outside and more and more by the unpredictable and violent bids for life–and death–inside.





Unlovable by Sherry Gammon:
Seventeen year-old Maggie Brown is the poster child for Heroin Chic, complete with jutting bones and dark-ringed eyes. But drugs are not Maggie's problem; her mother is. Maggie's struggling with her growing feelings for the new guy at school, Seth Prescott, and fears he is just another person who will let her down, like everyone in her life has done so far. Seth Prescott is an undercover cop assigned to Port Fare High, and despite his job, he's developed strong feelings for Maggie. While Seth's working tirelessly to flush out the sadistic drug peddlers that have invaded the small town of Port Fare, New York, Maggie's fighting to stay alive as the fight turns deadly.






Damage
by Anya Parish:
When Dani was eight, she fell from a building. No one believed her claim that she was pushed by Rachel . . . her imaginary friend. It took years of therapy to convince Dani that Rachel wasn't real.

Now fifteen, Dani wants to make it as a dancer. But a deadly freak accident sends Dani a terrifying message: Rachel is back, she's real, and she'll stop at nothing to kill Dani.

Complicating matters is Jesse, the school bad boy who's being stalked by his own invisible childhood nemesis. Dani and Jesse join forces to learn why their astral tormenters are back. Their investigation leads to a horrifying discovery—and the terrible experiment that binds them to each other.





12 comments:

  1. This is Not A Test sounds fantastic, I love the cover and Courtney Summers is an auto buy for me.

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  2. All great choices! They all sound fab, particularly Damage. Thanks for the recommendations :)

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  3. This is Not a Test sounds real interesting! Hope you get to read these soon :)


    On my Wishlist

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  4. These are all really great choices!

    Tia @ Falling For Books

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  5. I put This is Not a Test on my want list after seeing it last weekend, but now I'm adding Damage too - that sounds so deliciously creepy! I hope you get to read all of these. :)

    My Wishlist

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  6. I had Unlovable on my wishlist last week. It sounds like a great story. Hope you get them asap :-)

    My Wishlist

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  7. Cool picks! Damage sounds really creepy in a good way lol
    Amy's Wishlist
    Check out my Summer Favorties Giveaway!

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  8. I've seen This Is Not A Test posted everywhere at the minute, but Amazon UK seems to be pretending it doesn't exist. It's a shame cause it looks awesome :)

    Happy reading :)

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  9. This is Not a Test and Unlovable sound awesome. I am not too sure about Damage, but I think I need to try it out at least.

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  10. Unlovable grabbed my attention from the first page and didn't let go! It's very well written and kept me turning the pages and thinking about it even when I wasn't reading! It is stark and realistic, horrifying and dramatic, and full of romance and overcoming hardships--I loved it! I loved the story--the idea that you can rise above the terrible situations you may be given in life, and improve your own surroundings!

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