Saturday, 24 September 2011

On My Wishlist: Ghosts, Battles and More Darcy

On My Wishlist, hosted by Book Chick City, is a weekly meme that keeps track of the books we want! Here's what I'm currently coveting...

Summary: The year is 1856, and orphan Abigail Tamper lives below stairs in Greave Hall, a crumbling manor house in London. Lord Greave is plagued by madness, and with his son Samuel away fighting in the Crimea, the running of Greave Hall is left to Mrs Cotton, the tyrannical housekeeper. The only solace for the beleaguered staff is to frighten Mrs Cotton by pretending the house is haunted.
So when a real ghost makes an appearance - that of her beloved mother - no one is more surprised than Abi. But the spirit has a revelation that threatens to destroy Abi’s already fragile existence: she was murdered, and by someone under their very own roof. With Samuel returned to England badly wounded, it’s up to Abi to nurse him back to health, while trying to discover the identity of the killer in their midst. As the chilling truth dawns, Abi’s world is turned upside down.

Reviewer that made me want it: Melissa at Books and Things

Summary: Most high school sports teams have rivalries with other schools. At Hamilton High, it's a civil war: the football team versus the soccer team. And for her part, Lissa is sick of it. Her quarterback boyfriend, Randy, is always ditching her to go pick a fight with the soccer team or to prank their locker room. And on three separate occasions Randy's car has been egged while he and Lissa were inside, making out. She is done competing with a bunch of sweaty boys for her own boyfriend's attention.
Lissa decides to end the rivalry once and for all: she and the other players' girlfriends go on a hookup strike. The boys won't get any action from them until the football and soccer teams make peace. What they don't count on is a new sort of rivalry: an impossible girls-against-boys showdown that hinges on who will cave to their libidos first. And Lissa never sees her own sexual tension with the leader of the boys, Cash Sterling, coming.

Reviewer that made me want it: Audrey at Holes in my Brain

Summary: In this multiple parallel universes of the Twelve Related Worlds, only an enchanter with nine lives is powerful enough to control the rampant misuse of magic—and to hold the title Chrestomanci...
The Chants are a family strong in magic, but neither Christopher Chant nor Cat Chant can work even the simplest of spells. Who could have dreamed that both Christopher and Cat were born with nine lives—or that they could lose them so quickly?
Reviewer that made me want it: Ruby of Ruby's Reads, via Twitter

Summary: When the famous rock band Slurry and it's members Fitzwilliam Darcy, Richard Fitzwilliam and Charles Bingley need a new support act, they choose Long Bourne Suffering, the band of Elizabeth & Jane Bennett and Charlotte Lucas. From the get go there is a lot of chemistry between the band members and even though Darcy, the leader of Slurry, doesn't want any relationships to develop he can't stop it from happening.
Soon the two bands and their members are connected in a close, complicated and sometimes messed up way. Will they find a way to play the whole tour, get over their issues and find happy ends for all of the band members?
Reviewer that made me want it: Sabrina at About Happy Books


  1. Shut out is on my to-read pile also. I love Kody Keplinger's work. She's amazing.

    Hope you get the book soon and happy reading!

  2. "Fitzwilliam Darcy, Rock Star sounds awesome! I want to read "Shut Out" too.

  3. The Chrestomanci series is excellent. My featured wishlist book is off of a local high school's list. Please come see what I'm wishing for and how I'm doing at reading through my list.

  4. I hope you get and like The Poisoned House! Oh and I so want Darcy Rock Star as well!! I am also curious about Shut Out but I can't get over that the girl looks like Liv Tyler!

  5. Great picks! I really want to get my hands on Shut Out as well, everyone seems to be loving it. [:

    Erin @ Let's Evaluate
    my on my wishlist

  6. Oh what a pretty cover for the Chronicles of Crestomancy. I hadn't seen it around. Very nice choices I hope you get to read them soon :)
    My Wishlist

  7. I think Shut Out sounds fantastic! I haven't heard of any of the other books before but the cover for Poisoned House is so creepy. I may have keep that one on my radar from now on.

    Here are my wishes this week:

  8. Shut Out intrigues me. I wasn't a fan of her first novel but I liked it enough to want to try this one too. Great picks, hope you get to read them soon! :D

  9. oooo! Fitwilliam Darcy, Rock Star sounds awesome! I have just added that to my wishlist! :D
    I hope you get your wishes soon!