Saturday, 2 October 2010

On My Wish List #7

This is a meme from Book Chick City. There are so many books out there that I want to read that this is the only way I keep track! As it's October and the nights are definitely drawing in, this weeks wish list is themed around fairy tales...

The Sevenfold Spell - Tia Nevit
Publisher: Carina Press (e-book format) September 2010
Have you ever wondered what happens to the other people in the fairy tale?
Things look grim for Talia and her mother. By royal proclamation, the constables and those annoying “good” fairies have taken away their livelihood by confiscating their spinning wheel. Something to do with a curse on the princess, they said.
Not every young lady has a fairy godmother rushing to her rescue.
Without the promise of an income from spinning, Talia’s prospects for marriage disappear, and she and her mother face destitution. Past caring about breaking an arbitrary and cruel law, rebellious Talia determines to build a new spinning wheel, the only one in the nation, which plays right into the evil fairy’s diabolical plan. Talia discovers that finding a happy ending requires sacrifice. But is it a sacrifice she’s willing to make?

I came across Tia Nevitt at Fantasy Cafe as part of her Pajama Party Blog Tour and just fell in love with the idea of what happens behind the well known fairy tell. And although it's only been released as an e-book at present, I adore the cover - how pretty?!

Sisters Red - Jackson Pearce
Publisher: Hodders Children's Books
The story of Scarlett and Rosie March, two highly-skilled sisters who have been hunting Fenris (werewolves) – who prey on teen girls – since Scarlett lost her eye years ago while defending Rosie in an attack. Scarlett lives to destroy the Fenris, and she and Rosie lure them in with red cloaks (a colour the wolves can't resist), though Rosie hunts more out of debt to her sister than drive.
But things seem to be changing. The wolves are getting stronger and harder to fight, and there has been a rash of news reports about countless teenage girls being brutally murdered in the city. Scarlett and Rosie soon discover the truth: wolves are banding together in search of a Potential Fenris – a man tainted by the pack but not yet fully changed. Desperate to find the Potential to use him as bait for a massive werewolf extermination, the sisters move to the city with Silas, a young woodsman and long time family friend who is deadly with an axe. Meanwhile, Rosie finds herself drawn to Silas and the bond they share not only drives the sisters apart, but could destroy all they've worked for.

I've read some mixed reviews of this book but I always loved Little Red Riding Hood as a kid and I can't help being curious about what happens next.

The Stepsister Scheme - Jim.C.Hines
Publisher: Daw Books (January 2009)
What would happen if an author went back to the darker themes of the original fairy tales for his plots, and then crossed the Disney princesses with Charlie's Angels? What's delivered is The Stepsister Scheme—a whole new take on what happened to Cinderella and her prince after the wedding. And with Jim C. Hines penning the tale readers can bet it won't be “and they lived happily ever after.”

I love the premise of this book - Disney princess crossed with Charlies Angels? I just want to pick it up and start reading!

So what's on your wishlist this week? :-)


  1. Great-looking books! I especially like the sound of The Sevenfold Spell, will have to check it out. Hope you get to read these soon!

  2. Disney Princesses and Charlies Angels? Awesome! :D You can see what's On My Wishlist here

    Don't forget you can link your banned book reviews on this weeks Read My Review

  3. Cinderella after story? Will definitely check this out!

  4. Nice selection! I have Sisters Red, just haven't gotten a chance to read it yet. Hope you get to read these soon.

    Here are the books on my wishlist this week.

  5. I really like the Sisters Red cover and want to read it, just havent picked up a copy yet :)

  6. Mel, thanks for stopping by my Wish List today!
    You just added 3 to my list now, love your picks for the "freshness" of the plot ideas to me and also I just love fairy tales too!

    Hope you get your wishes, including your Kindle!

    jackie ^_^

  7. The Seventhfold Spell is on my wishlist too. Here's what I'm wishing for this week.