Saturday, August 13, 2011

On My Wishlist (64)

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.

Sloppy Firsts by Megan McCafferty:
When her best friend, Hope Weaver, moves away from Pineville, New Jersey, hyperobservant sixteen-year-old Jessica Darling is devastated. A fish out of water at school and a stranger at home, Jessica feels more lost than ever now that the only person with whom she could really communicate has gone. How is she supposed to deal with the boy- and shopping-crazy girls at school, her dad’s obsession with her track meets, her mother salivating over big sister Bethany’s lavish wedding, and her nonexistent love life?

A fresh, funny, utterly compelling fiction debut by first-time novelist Megan McCafferty, Sloppy Firsts is an insightful, true-to-life look at Jessica’s predicament as she embarks on another year of teenage torment–from the dark days of Hope’s departure through her months as a type-A personality turned insomniac to her completely mixed-up feelings about Marcus Flutie, the intelligent and mysterious “Dreg” who works his way into her heart. Like a John Hughes for the twenty-first century, Megan McCafferty taps into the inherent humor and drama of the teen experience. This poignant, hilarious novel is sure to appeal to readers who are still going through it, as well as those who are grateful that they don’t have to go back and grow up all over again.

Blodspell by Amalie Howard:
The spell was simple...

Cruentus Protectum (Defend the Blood)

But what do you do if your blood is your enemy?

Victoria Warrick has always known she was different. An outcast at school, she is no stranger to adversity. But when she receives an old journal for her seventeenth birthday, nothing prepares her for the dark secrets it holds -- much less one that reveals she's a witch with unimaginable power.

What's more, when she meets the dazzling but enigmatic Christian Devereux, she has no idea how much her life is about to change. Enemies will hunt her. Friends will turn on her. The terrible curse that makes her blood run black will stop at nothing to control her. And Christian has a sinister secret of his own...

Without knowing whom to trust, can Victoria survive her blood's deadly desires? Or will she lose everything, including herself?

The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater:
It happens at the start of every November: the Scorpio Races. Riders attempt to keep hold of their water horses long enough to make it to the finish line. Some riders live. Others die.

At age nineteen, Sean Kendrick is the returning champion. He is a young man of few words, and if he has any fears, he keeps them buried deep, where no one else can see them.

Puck Connolly is different. She never meant to ride in the Scorpio Races. But fate hasn’t given her much of a chance. So she enters the competition — the first girl ever to do so. She is in no way prepared for what is going to happen.


  1. Scorpio Races is on my wishlist this week too - it looks like such a great read - I can't wait!

  2. Scorpio Races isn't featured on my wishlist this week, but it certainly is on my list anyway! I can't wait to read it too!

  3. Ooo, I like the sound of Bloodspell...not heard of it before, but definitely one for my own wishlist!

  4. Can't wait for Scorpio Races!! I love Maggie and her works and I've heard that it's her best yet.

    Teen Readers' Diary

  5. I loved Sloppy Firsts!! I'm anxious to continue on with the series!! :)

    Here's my wish list:

  6. I am so anxious to read The Scorpio Races! Hope you get to read these soon :)

    On my Wishlist

  7. Bloodspell sounds awesome! Great picks!

    Amy's Wishlist

  8. Sloppy Firsts is wonderful, and I absolutely can't wait for The Scorpio Races!

    Cait @ Basia's Bookshelf

  9. How funny! I just posted the Jessica Darling books on my wishlist!!

    Bloodspell looks like a good one too :)

  10. First time I hear about Bloodspell, and he's already on my wishlist.

    Psique @ Reading and all


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