Saturday, 22 January 2011

On My Wishlist #22

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 can keep track!

I'm back to vampires this week - there are always a lot of vampire books out there I want to read! :)

Infinite Days - Rebecca Maizel
Publisher: UK - Macmillian
For 500 years Lenah Beaudonte has been a vampire. 500 years of seduction, blood and destruction. But she is sickened by her dark powers – and longs to feel the sun on her skin, grass under her bare feet, and share the breath of a human kiss. She wants to be mortal again. But is she really capable of being human, after her long years of darkness? Waking up as a sixteen-year-old girl brings Lenah many things – the life she has missed, taste, touch, love. But a vampire soul is not easily shed. And her coven – the four vampires she led in decadence and thrilling destruction – want their queen back . . .

I've seen this book around and was intrigued by the premise - then The Slowest Bookworm wrote a wonderful review and I knew I had to have it!

The Greyfriar (Vampire Empire 1) - Clay & Susan Giffith
Publisher: Pyr
In the year 1870, a horrible plague of vampires swept over the northern regions of the world. Millions of humans were killed outright. Millions more died of disease and famine in the chaos that followed. Within two years, once-great cities were shrouded by the grey empire of the vampire clans. Human refugees fled south to the tropics where the vampires could not tolerate the constant heat. They brought technology and a feverish drive to re-establish their shattered society of steam and iron amid the mosques of Alexandria, the torrid quietude of Panama, or the green temples of Malaya. It is now 2020 and a bloody reckoning is coming. Princess Adele is heir to the Empire of Equatoria, a remnant of the old tropical British Empire. She is quick with her wit as well as with a sword or gun. Eager for adventure before she settles into a life of duty, her world is turned upside down when she becomes the target of a merciless vampire clan. Her only protector is the Greyfriar, a mysterious figure who fights vampires from deep within their territory.

Another book which I've seen some positive reviews for (although I can't remember of the top of my head where!). The idea of the supernaturals out there taking over is creepy and probably more realistic than skulking in corners brooding...although I love a broody vamp or two!

Wicked Game - Jeri Smith-Ready
Publisher: US - Pocket Books (May 2008)
Recovering con artist Ciara Griffin is trying to live the straight life, even if it means finding a (shudder!) real job. She takes an internship at a local radio station, whose late-night time-warp format features 1940s blues, 60s psychedelia, 80s Goth, and more, all with an uncannily authentic flair. Ciara soon discovers how the DJs maintain their cred: they're vampires, stuck forever in the eras in which they were turned.
Ciara's first instinct, as always, is to cut and run. But communications giant Skywave wants to buy WMMP and turn it into just another hit-playing clone. Without the station--and the link it provides to their original Life Times--the vampires would "fade," becoming little more than mindless ghosts of the past. Suddenly a routine corporate takeover becomes a matter of life and un-death.
To boost ratings and save the lives of her strange new friends, Ciara re-brands the station as "WVMP, the Lifeblood of Rock 'n' Roll." In the ultimate con, she hides the DJs' vampire nature in plain sight, disguising the bloody truth as a marketing gimmick. WVMP becomes the hottest thing around--next to Ciara's complicated affair with grunge vamp Shane McAllister. But the "gimmick" enrages a posse of ancient and powerful vampires who aren't so eager to be brought into the light. Soon the stakes are higher--and the perils graver--than any con game Ciara's ever played....

Not sure where I first came across this, but it looks like a lot of fun. Plus Jeri Smith-Ready's Shade was a fabulous book so I'm looking forward to trialling her adult series!

So that's what I'm wishing for this week - what are you desperate to get your hands on? :)


  1. Vampire Empire sounds amazing! Hope you get all these books. :D

    On My Wishlist

  2. I've got Vampire Empire on my wishlist also, but I've never heard of Wicked Game. That sounds fantastic! I wonder if it's out on Kindle...

    Jennifer (An Abundance of Books)

  3. I just got Vampire Empire last week, it looked amazing, I can't wait to dig in one of these days. Wicked Game sounds like it might be wild, I can't wait to hear about it. Hope you get your hands on the books you want!

  4. Just stopping by to check your wishlist! Wicked Game looks promising. Adding that to my list.

    Have a great weekend. Here's mine: As the Pages Turn Blog

  5. I have ten new wishes list this week. Come by and see what they are.

  6. I love the font on Infinite Days. Looks better than the US edition. :) Oh, and I so want Greyfriar too! Oh, Wicked Game... yep...must add to mine. :)

  7. The Greyfriar looks interesting. I'll need to check it out. I hope you get to read these soon :)

    Here's what I've got on my wishlist this week.

  8. I have been wanting to read Greyfriar for awhile now as well as Infinite Days

    On My Wishlist

  9. Oh these all look so good. :) And I do have a few on my list as well. Just so many books and so little time. Hope you get them and enjoy them. :)