Saturday, 26 March 2011

On My Wishlist #31

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 back to Urban Fantasy - I love it! :)

Sandman Slim - Richard Kadrey
Publisher: Eos
Life sucks, and then you die. Or, if you're James Stark, you spend eleven years in Hell as a hitman before finally escaping, only to land back in the hell-on-earth that is Los Angeles.
Now Stark's back, and ready for revenge. And absolution, and maybe even love. But when his first stop saddles him with an abusive talking head, Stark discovers that the road to absolution and revenge is much longer than you'd expect, and both Heaven and Hell have their own ideas for his future.
Resurrection sucks. Saving the world is worse.

I came across this while reading through others wishlists and it looks like my kind of read. I really love a lot of UF that is written by men - Mike Carey, Jim Butcher so hopefully this will be at least half as good as them!

Under Wraps - Hannah Jayne
Publisher: Kensington Publishing
As a human immune to magic, Sophie Lawson can help everyone from banshee to zombie transition into normal, everyday San Francisco life. With a handsome werewolf as her UDA boss and a fashionista vampire for a roommate, Sophie knows everything there is to know about the undead, the unseen, and the uncanny. Until a rash of gruesome murders has demons and mortals running for cover, and Sophie finds herself playing sidekick to detective Parker Hayes. Dodging ranging bloodsuckers, bad-tempered faires, and love-struck trolls is one thing. But when Sophie discovers parker isn't what he seems, she's only got one chance to figure out whom to trust. Because an evil hiding in plain sight is closing in...and about to make one wisecracking human it means to ultimate power.

I like the sound of this plus San Francisco is one of my favourite cities so I'm hoping to enjoy the background as well!

Shady Lady - Ann Aguirre
Publisher: UK - Gollancz (May 2011)
 Whenever Corine Solomon touches an object, she immediately knows its history. But her own future concerns her more and more. Now back in Mexico, she's running her pawnshop and trying to get a handle on her strange new powers, for she might need them. And soon. Then former ally Kel Ferguson walks through her door. Heavily muscled and tattooed, Kel looks like a convict but calls himself a holy warrior. This time, he carries a warning for Corine: the Montoya cartel is coming for her - but they don't just pack automatic weapons. The Montoyas use warlocks, shamans, voodoo priests - anything to terminate trouble. And Corine has become enemy number one . .

I LOVED Hell Fire the second Corine Solomon book so have been waiting patiently (well, trying to look patient) for the third book to be released. Still not out for a couple of months but I can't wait! :-)

So what are you wishing for this week?


  1. Every week I check out wishlists and find a lot of books I don't know, like on yours.

    Happy reading!

    My Wishlist

  2. I have the first two Sandman Slims (of course, haven't actually read them yet) and I hear they're really good. Which is why I have them, lol.

    I love Ann Aguirre, this is always a series I meant to start. With Enclave coming out, I might have an excuse to "accidentally" dump a couple of extra Aguirre books in my cart while I'm in her section. ;)

    My Wishlist

  3. I've been wanting to read the Corine Solomon series. I need to get to it! Hope you get to read these soon!

    On My Wishlist

  4. Great choices. I have Sandman on my tbr but haven't been able to get to it. I need to read Ann Aguirre.