Saturday, 19 March 2011

On My Wishlist #30

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 on a bit of a destopia kick...

Dies The Fire - S.M. Stirling
Publisher: US - ROC Books
The Change occurred when an electrical storm centered over the island of Nantucket produced a blinding white flash that rendered all electronic devices and fuels inoperable. What follows is the most terrible global catastrophe in the history of the human race—-and a Dark Age more universal and complete than could possibly be imagined.

I came across this in my local bookstore as one of their imports from the US - and how I wish I had picked it up now!

Matched - Ally Condie
Publisher: UK - Puffin
On her seventeenth birthday, Cassia meets her Match. Society dictates he is her perfect partner for life.
Except he’s not.
In Cassia’s society, Officials decide who people love.
How many children they have.
Where they work.
When they die.
But, as Cassia finds herself falling in love with another boy, she is determined to make some choices of her own.
And that’s when her whole world begins to unravel . . .

This has been doing the rounds on the blogosphere over the last couple of months and seems intriguing.

The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins
Publisher: UK - Schloastic
Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen regards it as a death sentence when she is forced to represent her district in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV. But Katniss has been close to death before—and survival, for her, is second nature. Welcome to the deadliest reality TV show ever...

I know, I know - I must be the only person in the world to not have a copy of The Hunger Games yet - but I want too!

So what are you wishing for this week? :)


  1. If it makes you feel any better, I JUST got my copy of Hunger games last weekend, and even then, I wouldn't have had it not been for a lucky tax return giving me more money than I had expected. Otherwise, I still wouldn't have read it either!

  2. I think that's the US cover for the Hunger Games (well it looks like the one I picked up in Los Angeles airport last month anyway) - it's much better than the UK cover I saw in W H Smiths. Covers aside, it's a very good read, as I was informed later that afternoon by a girl on the plane!

  3. OMG The Hunger Games is AMAZING!!!! Read it! and I still need to read Matched too :S i need to get a copy! ARGH!! and I agree with Emma ^, the US Cover IS better! :D Nice Wishlist!

  4. I am reading The Hunger Games right now and it's amazing! I think you'll love it :D

  5. I've had the Hunger Games on my bookshelf and haven't yet read it! *headslap* I needs to get to it to see if the press is true! :)

  6. Matched sounds great.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

  7. I still need to read The Hunger Games! Matched was really good. Hope you get to read these soon :)

    On My Wishlist

  8. Great list! I got the hunger games about 6 months ago! I tried reading it but couldnt get into it. Im going try again soon though! :)