On My Wishlist is a wonderful weekly meme hosted by Book Chick City in which we drool over the books which are still on our wishlist and quite frankly… will probably be there for a while as we have too many books on there!!
I’ve been after this book for so long I’m going crazy. I need to make sure it’s bought soon but it’s not released in paperback until December(?!?!?!) and I prefer paperbacks!
Slice of Cherry – Dia Reeves
Jan 2011 [HB] Dec 2011 [PB] (Simon Pulse)
Kit and Fancy Cordelle are sisters of the best kind: best friends, best confidantes, and best accomplices. The daughters of the infamous Bonesaw Killer, Kit and Fancy are used to feeling like outsiders, and that’s just the way they like it. But in Portero, where the weird and wild run rampant, the Cordelle sisters are hardly the oddest or most dangerous creatures around.
It’s no surprise when Kit and Fancy start to give in to their deepest desire—the desire to kill. What starts as a fascination with slicing open and stitching up quickly spirals into a gratifying murder spree. Of course, the sisters aren’t killing just anyone, only the people who truly deserve it. But the girls have learned from the mistakes of their father, and know that a shred of evidence could get them caught. So when Fancy stumbles upon a mysterious and invisible doorway to another world, she opens a door to endless possibilities….
This next one Ive been after for a while and I was going to buy it for my sister for her birthday (and steal from her later!) but I decided to introduce her to Steampunk instead (even though I havent read any steampunk!)
Zombies vs. Unicorns – Holly Black & Justine Larbalestier (editors)
Sep 2010 [HB] (Margaret K. McElderry Books)
It’s a question as old as time itself: which is better, the zombie or the unicorn? In this anthology, edited by Holly Black and Justine Larbalestier (unicorn and zombie, respectively), strong arguments are made for both sides in the form of short stories. Half of the stories portray the strengths—for good and evil—of unicorns and half show the good (and really, really bad-ass) side of zombies. Contributors include many bestselling teen authors, including Cassandra Clare, Libba Bray, Maureen Johnson, Meg Cabot, Scott Westerfeld, and Margo Lanagan. This anthology will have everyone asking: Team Zombie or Team Unicorn?
And my final wishlister this week with the fact that I want to read some steampunk is…
Leviathan – Scott Westerfeld
May 2010 (Simon & Schuster childrens)
Prince Aleksander, would-be heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, is on the run. His own people have turned on him. His title is worthless. All he has is a battletorn war machine and a loyal crew of men.
Deryn Sharp is a commoner, disguised as a boy in the British Air Service. She’s a brilliant airman. But her secret is in constant danger of being discovered.
With World War I brewing, Alek and Deryn’s paths cross in the most unexpected way…taking them on a fantastical, around-the-world adventure that will change both their lives forever.