Saturday, October 22, 2011

On My Wishlist (74)


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.




The Faerie Ring by Kiki Hamilton:
Debut novelist Kiki Hamilton takes readers from the gritty slums and glittering ballrooms of Victorian London to the beguiling but menacing Otherworld of the Fey in this spellbinding tale of romance, suspense, and danger.

The year is 1871, and Tiki has been making a home for herself and her family of orphans in a deserted hideaway adjoining Charing Cross Station in central London. Their only means of survival is by picking pockets. One December night, Tiki steals a ring, and sets off a chain of events that could lead to all-out war with the Fey. For the ring belongs to Queen Victoria, and it binds the rulers of England and the realm of Faerie to peace. With the ring missing, a rebel group of faeries hopes to break the treaty with dark magic and blood—Tiki’s blood.

Unbeknownst to Tiki, she is being watched—and protected—by Rieker, a fellow thief who suspects she is involved in the disappearance of the ring. Rieker has secrets of his own, and Tiki is not all that she appears to be. Her very existence haunts Prince Leopold, the Queen’s son, who is driven to know more about the mysterious mark that encircles her wrist.

Prince, pauper, and thief—all must work together to secure the treaty…




Rage by Jackie Morse Kessler:
Missy didn’t mean to cut so deep. But after the party where she was humiliated in front of practically everyone in school, who could blame her for wanting some comfort? Sure, most people don’t find comfort in the touch of a razor blade, but Missy always was . . . different.

That’s why she was chosen to become one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse: War. Now Missy wields a new kind of blade—a big, brutal sword that can cut down anyone and anything in her path. But it’s with this weapon in her hand that Missy learns
something that could help her triumph over her own pain: control.

A unique approach to the topic of self-mutilation,
Rage is the story of a young woman who discovers her own power and refuses to be defeated by the world.



Furry and Freaked by Kitty Keswick:
Sixteen-year-old Kasey Maxwell left Freaksville behind when her family moved from California to rural Pennsylvania. But she didn’t leave her troubles. Being the new chew toy…err, new girl stinks. Her Valkyrie side is growing, and the spirits become more haunting. When her visions turn bloody, Kasey must rely on new support systems--paranormal ones.

Someone at Kasey’s new high school wants to sink their claws into her. A formidable evil rises as the stars align, igniting an ancient feud. Kasey is torn between two loves and two natures--one that heeds the cool whispers of the dead and the other, a fierce predator lurking beneath, lying in wait. She must use all her allies and even her foes to save those she loves--before the moon bleeds.

This isn’t Freaksville: things are about to get a little hairy.




4 comments:

  1. I want to read Faerie Ring too. The cover is gorgeous :) Hope you get it soon.

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  2. I want to read The Faerie Ring as well. I haven't heard of the other two, but I am particularly intrigued by Rage. Love Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse books!

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  3. The Faerie Ring sounds good. I'm wishing for the latest book by Susan Orlean. Please come see what it is.

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