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
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? :-)


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

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

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

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

    On my Wishlist

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

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

  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.

  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* ;)

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

  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.

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