Saturday, 14 August 2010

On My Wishlist #3


On My Wishlist is a fun weekly event hosted by the lovely Carolyn over at Book Chick City. It's where I list all the books I 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 too - Mr Linky is always at the ready for you to link your own 'On My Wishlist' post. If you want to know more click here.

Before I Fall
Lauren Oliver

Published: 2010 by Hodder Paperbacks Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0340980907
ISBN-13: 978-0340980903

I heard about this book on Twitter and I just HAVE to read it.
Summary:
What if you had only one day to live? What would you do? Who would you kiss? And how far would you go to save your own life?

Samantha Kingston has it all—looks, popularity, the perfect boyfriend. Friday, February 12th should be just another day in her charmed life. Instead, it’s her last. The catch: Samantha still wakes up the next morning. In fact, she re-lives the last day of her life seven times, until she realizes that by making even the slightest changes, she may hold more power than she had ever imagined.
(Goodreads)

Fallen
Lauren Kate

Published: July 2010 by Corgi Childrens (first published November 2009) Fallen by Lauren Kate
Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0552561738
ISBN-13: 978-0552561730

Am I the only person on the planet who hasn't read this yet?
Summary:
There’s something achingly familiar about Daniel Grigori.

Mysterious and aloof, he captures Luce Price’s attention from the moment she sees him on her first day at the Sword & Cross boarding school in sultry Savannah, Georgia. He’s the one bright spot in a place where cell phones are forbidden, the other students are all screw-ups, and security cameras watch every move.

Even though Daniel wants nothing to do with Luce–and goes out of his way to make that very clear–she can’t let it go. Drawn to him like a moth to a flame, she has to find out what Daniel is so desperate to keep secret . . . even if it kills her.
(Goodreads)

The Devil's Acre
Matthew Plampin

Published: 2010 by Harper The Devil's Acre by Matthew Plampin
Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0007273975
ISBN-13: 978-0007273973

I saw this book reviewed on this week's Channel 4's TV Book Club and it sounded so good I had to add it to my wishlist straight away.
Summary:
Spring, 1853. After a triumphant display at the Great Exhibition in London, the legendary American entrepreneur and inventor Colonel Samuel Colt expands his gun-making business into England.

The young, ambitious Edward Lowry is hired by Colt to act as his London secretary. Although initially impressed by the Colonel’s dynamic approach to his trade, Edward comes to suspect that the American’s intentions in the Metropolis are not all they appear.

The secretary becomes romantically involved with Caroline Knox, a headstrong woman from the machine floor – who he discovers is caught up in a plot to steal revolvers from the factory’s stores. Among the workforce Colt has gathered from the seething mass of London’s poor are a gang of desperate Irish immigrants, embittered refugees from the potato famine, who intend to use these stolen six-shooters for a political assassination in the name of revenge. As pistols start to go missing, divided loyalties and hidden agendas make the gun-maker’s factory the setting for a tense story of intrigue, betrayal and murder.
(Amazon)
Any mention of Samuel Colt makes me think of Supernatural and those gorgeous Winchester boys. So...just because I can...

Completely gratuitous picture of Sam & Dean Winchester


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So those are just a few of the books on my wish list - I'd love to hear what you've got on yours.

6 comments:

A Simple Love of Reading said... [Reply to comment]

Great wishlist! I have Before I Fall...just have to read it now! LOL! And I read Fallen, I enjoyed it! Hope you get them all! Thanks for stopping by!

Brooke said... [Reply to comment]

Oh.My.Gosh. I love Supernatural! I'm so obsessed with that show. I can't wait for the new episodes :D

Becky said... [Reply to comment]

I have an award for you! http://breathlessbooks.blogspot.com/2010/08/versatile-blogger-award.html

Jude said... [Reply to comment]

@Brooke I think I might just have to treat myself to the latest Supernatural DVD as an early Christmas pressie.

Jude said... [Reply to comment]

@Becky Thanks so much for the award Becky. I will do a post about it after the weekend. All the best.

J x

Nikki-ann said... [Reply to comment]

I've got Fallen waiting in my to-read pile... I really must get around to it soon :)

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