Saturday, 12 March 2011

On My Wishlist #29

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! This week I'm focusing on some great new YA...

Steel - Carrie Vaughn
Publisher: HarperTeen (March 2011)
 When Jill finds a rusty sword tip on a Caribbean beach, she is instantly intrigued—and little expects it will transport her through time to the deck of a pirate ship. Will a dark enchantment, salty kisses, and a duel with an evil pirate captain leave her stranded in the eighteenth century forever? 

As some of you may know I love Carrie Vaughn's Kitty books and while I haven't tried any of her other books - it's only a matter of time! And I adore the cover of this book!

Enclave - Ann Aguirre
Publisher:  Feiwel & Friends (April 2011)
In Deuce’s world, people earn the right to a name only if they survive their first fifteen years. By that point, each unnamed ‘brat’ has trained into one of three groups–Breeders, Builders, or Hunters, identifiable by the number of scars they bear on their arms. Deuce has wanted to be a Huntress for as long as she can remember.
As a Huntress, her purpose is clear—to brave the dangerous tunnels outside the enclave and bring back meat to feed the group while evading ferocious monsters known as Freaks. She’s worked toward this goal her whole life, and nothing’s going to stop her, not even a beautiful, brooding Hunter named Fade. When the mysterious boy becomes her partner, Deuce’s troubles are just beginning. Down below, deviation from the rules is punished swiftly and harshly, and Fade doesn’t like following orders. At first she thinks he’s crazy, but as death stalks their sanctuary, and it becomes clear the elders don’t always know best, Deuce wonders if Fade might be telling the truth. Her partner confuses her; she’s never known a boy like him before, as prone to touching her gently as using his knives with feral grace.
As Deuce’s perception shifts, so does the balance in the constant battle for survival. The mindless Freaks, once considered a threat only due to their sheer numbers, show signs of cunning and strategy… but the elders refuse to heed any warnings. Despite imminent disaster, the enclave puts their faith in strictures and sacrifice instead. No matter how she tries, Deuce cannot stem the dark tide that carries her far from the only world she’s ever known.

Another author whose adult books I adore - the Corine Solomon books are a fantastically creepy UF series (I can't wait for Shady Lady ever!). This book sounds great - lots of action and adventure...and some romance if I'm not mistaken!

Tortall and Other Lands - Tamora Pierce
Publisher: Random House (February 2011)
This collection of fantasy stories contains all the tales from Tamora Pierce's land of Tortall.

 I adore Tamora's Tortal books - Alanna, the Lioness, Diane the shapeshifter, the Lady Knight, Kel are all old friends so I can't wait to get a few sneak peaks at what else in happening in that world!

So what's on your wishlist this week?


  1. Good wishlist! I am very curious about Enclave

  2. I've been seeing Steel at my local bookstores but never really knew what it was about but I'm very curious about it. Awesome Picks!


  3. I can't wait to read Enclave. It looks so good! Hope you get to read these soon :)

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  4. I can wait for both Steel and Enclave! I like both Vaughn and Aguirres other series so Im excited for these! !Great list.
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  5. I just featured ENCLAVE on my "Waiting on Wednesday" this week. It looks awesome. Also, I've heard a lot about Steel and it sounds pretty interesting. Great wishlist!

    Feel free to check out what's on my wishlist this week.

  6. Oh yes! I've been wanting Steel for quite some time. I'm hoping I get to read Enclave soon. Great choices!

  7. Here are ten more wishes. I add books to my list faster than I can either read them or blog about them!

  8. Steel's cover is so beautiful. I hadn't heard of Tortall but it looks good.

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