Saturday, 30 July 2011

On My Wishlist #49

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 looking to start some new series that look cool. 
 
Blood Bound (Unbound 1) - Rachel Vincent
Publisher: MIRA (August 2011 in US, September 2011 in UK)

As a bloodtracker, Liv is extremely powerful. And in a world where power is a commodity that can get you killed, Liv's learnt to survive by her own rules. Rule number one? Trust no one.
But when a friend's daughter goes missing, Liv is bound by a potent magical oath. She can't rest until the child is safe. And that means trusting her dangerous ex, Cam. A sinister prophecy tells that she and Cam will be the death of each other, yet Liv's tired of being a slave to destiny. She's ready to play the forces controlling her world at their own game
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No matter the cost

I loved Rachel's werecat/Shifter series and she's now an automatic must buy author. However, even without the Rachel Vincent name I think I would want to read this as it sounds so good!
(PS - I had to use the UK cover as I much prefer it to the US one!)
 
A Touch of Frost - Jennifer Estep
Publisher: Kensington (August 2011)
Gwen Frost is an outsider at Mythos Academy, a school of myths, magic and warrior whiz kids, where even the lowliest geek knows how to chop off somebody's head with a sword. Gwen is an outsider both to the students of the Academy and the rest of the world. But when her gift of psychometry - the ability to know an object's history just by touching it reveals dark undercurrents and danger afoot, she has no choice but to get involved.

I have to confess that I've not read any of Estep's Elemental Assassins series yet (but I will!), however, this  new YA series looks great - kind of like Hogwarts crossed with Camelot!

Timecaster - Joe Kimball
Publisher: Ace Books
Chicago, 2064: Talon Avalon is a timecaster-one of a select few peace officers who can operate a TEV, the Tachyon Emission Visualizer, which records events (most specifically, crimes) that have already happened. With crime at an all-time low, Talon has little to do except give lectures to school kids and obsess on his wife's profession as a licensed sex partner. Until one of her clients asks Talon to investigate a possible murder. When Talon uses the TEV to view the crime, the identity of the killer is unmistakable-it's him, Talon Avalon.

As regular followers may know, I do love a bit of time travel and while this might seem similar to minority report, I love the idea of being able to see the future. I definitely think is worth checking out!

So what are you wishing for this week? :-)
 

12 comments:

  1. Oh, I cannot wait for Blood Bound! I love Rachel Vincent!

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  2. Blood Bound sounds intriguing ... I'll keep this in mind. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. I love the sound of A Touch of Frost, it looks really good!

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  4. Timecaster sounds interesting. Hope you get to read these soon!


    On my Wishlist

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  5. Great choices but I really want to read Blood bound! :D

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  6. Heard a lot about A Touch of Frost...it looks really good!

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  7. TimeCaster sounds like it has potential. My wishlist is at 871 and this week's featured wish is Coastliners by Joanne Harris. Please come see what else I'm wishing for.

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  8. Total score! You have such good taste. I may have to take a trip across the big pond to look through your shelves... *evil laugh* ;)

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  9. They all look like wonderful reads :) Especially Touch of Frost!
    Amy's Wishlist

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  10. I just read A Touch of Frost the other day I LOVED it and I think you will too (we have the same AMAZINGLY GOOD taste). I am desperate for Bloodbound too. Fantastic choices Mel.

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  11. I like your list of books. I want to read them too.
    Book Sniffers Anonymous

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