Saturday 19 November 2011

On My Wishlist

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: Heiress of one empire and prisoner of another, it is up to the daughter of Cleopatra to save her brothers and reclaim what is rightfully hers... 
To Isis worshippers, Princess Selene and her twin brother Helios embody the divine celestial pair who will bring about a Golden Age. But when Selene's parents are vanquished by Rome, her auspicious birth becomes a curse. Trapped in an empire that reviles her heritage and suspects her faith, the young messianic princess struggles for survival in a Roman court of intrigue. She can't hide the hieroglyphics that carve themselves into her hands, nor can she stop the emperor from using her powers for his own ends.
But faced with a new and ruthless Caesar who is obsessed with having a Cleopatra of his very own, Selene is determined to resurrect her mother's dreams. Can she succeed where her mother failed? And what will it cost her in a political game where the only rule is win-or
Reviewer who made me want it: Small Review

Summary: Fermion Quirk's twin brother, Boson, is dead. These last few months he'd spent most of his time with the birds; he said they were angels and brought him his visions. Most of Carrick says the boy was a monster, but a few say he was a saint-in-the-making. The townspeople all look at Fermion now, and wait and wonder if she will go mad like her brother. Pa will talk about anything but Boson, and Moo's stopped talking entirely. Soon a voice starts rising in Fermion, telling her that's she's the only one who can save her family. The voice says the cure lies on the other island, far out in the sea. But the Quirks have always been bog-folk: they don't go to sea. And even if Fermion manages to get to the other island, then what will she find?
 Reviewer who made me want it: Stephanie at Read in a Single Sitting

Summary: Alexia Tarabotti is laboring under a great many social tribulations. First, she has no soul. Second, she's a spinster whose father is both Italian and dead. Third, she was rudely attacked by a vampire, breaking all standards of social etiquette.
Where to go from there? From bad to worse apparently, for Alexia accidentally kills the vampire -- and then the appalling Lord Maccon (loud, messy, gorgeous, and werewolf) is sent by Queen Victoria to investigate.
With unexpected vampires appearing and expected vampires disappearing, everyone seems to believe Alexia responsible. Can she figure out what is actually happening to London's high society? Will her soulless ability to negate supernatural powers prove useful or just plain embarrassing? Finally, who is the real enemy, and do they have treacle tart?

Reviewer who made me want it: Missie at The Unread Reader

Summary: Ryan Mills is torn with guilt over the death of his best friend, and it's all because of Emily Wintraub. If Ryan hadn't seen those incredible gray-blue eyes, hadn't pegged her as a Potentially Amazing Woman, he would never have gone looking for her at the party that night. He would never have left his wasted friend Michael alone, when Michael needed him and asked him to stay. And if Ryan hadn't left, Michael would never have driven off, totaled his car, and taken the cosmic rocket ride into death.
As far as Ryan's concerned, when you’ve done something terrible, you don’t deserve to be happy. He tries not to fall for Emily, but he can't help it. Before long, he is "completely, gonzo, out-of-control in love."
Ryan then learns that Michael died with a secret. Still grieving, he feels compelled to take on his friend's unfinished business. When Emily begins to question where his commitments really lie—with her or with Michael’s memory—Ryan is forced to examine his choices. What does he owe to Michael, to Emily, and to himself?

Reviewer who made me want it: Candace at Candace's Book Blog

Summary: In this startling new vision of a cultural classic, Wendy intends to live happily ever after with Peter Pan. But Time, like this tale, behaves in a most unsettling way.
As Wendy mothers the Lost Boys in Neverland, they thrive on adventure. She struggles to keep her boys safe from the Island's many hazards, but she finds a more subtle threat encroaching from an unexpected quarter…The children are growing up, and only Peter knows the punishment.
Yet in the inky edges of the Island, the tales Wendy tells to the Lost Boys come true. Captain Hook is real, and even the Wonderful Boy can't defend his Wendy against this menace. Hook is a master manipulator, devising vengeance for his maiming. Insidious and seductive, Hook has his reasons for tempting Wendy to grow up.
Revenge is only the first.
Reviewer who made me want it: Melissa at Books and Things


  1. Yay, Tantony! I do hope you can find a copy. I'm going to try to line up an interview with the author if at all possible.

    Gail Carriger is a great read, too, and although I haven't read the others, they look to be great picks as well :)

  2. Lily of the Nile is SO good! I hope you like it as much as I do :)

    That Hook book looks interesting!

  3. Lily of the Nile looks SO good! I love the story of Cleopatra, and I love all the mythology surrounding that time period.

    I had never heard of Loving Emily; but I've added it to my wishlist!

    Check out what I'm wishing for!

  4. Soulless is a fun book and Loving Emily looks interesting.

  5. Tantony seems intriguing...I thought Soulless was a fun read - I hope you enjoy it when you get a copy :)

  6. These look great- I haven't read any of them. Hook and Jill and Tantony both look awesome!


  7. Excellent choices! I have Lilly of the Nile on my list of books to get one day :) Hook & Jill looks interesting too!

  8. I'm not the only one who hasn't read Souless yet either! YaY! I have it just haven't gotten around to read it yet. :)

    Oh the others look good too... and I'm so glad you chose Hook and Jill. Still one of my fave books on Capt'n Hook! :)

  9. Lily of the Nile is a fun read .... you should check out Cleopatra's Daughter by Michelle Moran, that's great too.

  10. I just got Soulless a couple of weeks ago after wishing for it for ages, it's now near the top of my TBR pile. I hope you get a copy soon!

  11. wait, I want them ALL they sound amazing!!!!

  12. I haven't seen or heard of any of these but they look really good! Especially 'loving Emily'.

  13. Really wanna read the Souless series, I hope you get your wishes soon!

  14. I've been looking at Tantony for ages! It's difficult to get hold of though, isn't it?

    I hope you get to read them soon!

  15. Oh Hook and Jill looks fantastic! I love Peter Pan, as well as twists on fairy tales!!