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!
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)
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? :)