Saturday, 10 September 2011

On My Wishlist #55

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 thinking my YA pile isn't quite big enough!
Rampant - Diana Peterfreund
Publisher: Harper Teen
Real unicorns are venomous, man-eating monsters with huge fangs and razor-sharp horns. Fortunately, they've been extinct for a hundred and fifty years. Or not.
Astrid had always scoffed at her eccentric mother's stories about killer unicorns. But when one of the monsters attacks her boyfriend—thereby ruining any chance of him taking her to the prom—Astrid finds herself headed to Rome to train as a unicorn hunter at the ancient cloisters the hunters have used for centuries. However, at the cloisters all is not what it seems. Outside, the unicorns wait to attack. And within, Astrid faces other, unexpected threats: from the crumbling, bone-covered walls that vibrate with a terrible power to the hidden agendas of her fellow hunters to—perhaps most dangerously of all—her growing attraction to a handsome art student ... an attraction that could jeopardize everything.
Killer unicorns? A great twist on the usual unicorn myths - but it looks like a great combination of ancient and modern. I want this book!
Zombie Queen of Newbury High - Amanda Ashby
Publisher: Puffin
Quiet, unpopular, non-cheerleading Mia is blissfully happy. She is dating super hot football god Rob, and he actually likes her and asked her to prom! Enter Samantha - cheerleading goddess and miss popularity - who starts making a move for Rob. With prom in a few days, Mia needs to act fast. So she turns to her best friend, Candice, and decides to do a love spell on Rob. Unfortunately, she ends up inflicting a zombie virus onto her whole class, making herself their leader! At first she is flattered that everyone is treating her like a queen. But then zombie hunter hottie Chase explains they are actually fattening her up, because in a few days, Mia will be the first course in their new diet. She's sure she and Chase can figure something out, but she suggests that no one wear white to prom, because things could get very messy.
Having loved Fairy Bad Day by Amanda Asby last month, I really want to try some more books by her! Plus zombies - how can I resist? :)
Mastiff (Beka Cooper 3) - Tamora Pierce
Publisher: Random House (October 2011)
Beka and her friends will face their greatest and most important challenge ever when the young heir to the kingdom vanishes. They will be sent out of Corus on a trail that appears and disappears, following a twisting road throughout Tortall. It will be her greatest Hunt—if she can survive the very powerful people who do not want her to succeed in her goal.
I love Tamora Pierce's writing - she is vastly underrated in the YA genre. I've been following the Tortall books since my friend first lent Wild Magic aged 13. And the books are just as absorbing as an adult as when I was a teen. I can't wait to see what the third Beka Cooper has to offer!
So what are you wishing for this week? :)


  1. Yes on the zombie queen :D I have had my eye on that one forever

  2. I've been wanting to read rampant for a while now....
    Hope you get them soon. Happy reading!

  3. I like the sound of killer unicorns. Very original!

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  4. I'm captivated by a different take on the unicorn myth in Rampant. Hope you manage to get your books on this week's list :)
    Shaz @Jera's Jamboree

  5. Great selection! I really enjoyed Rampant, hopefully you get to read it (and your other picks), soon!

  6. Rampant sounds good! I love that it's about unicorns - unique!

  7. I really want to read RAmpant as well!. Great post!

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  8. Rampant is and odd book. Zombie Queen of Newbery High is a lot of fun. I'm wishing for the first volume of a manga series a friend recommended to me. Please come which series I'm wishing for.

  9. Yes, I still don't have the Peterfruend books. I needs them! ;) Oh and Zombie Queen? Don't let the Bookish Brunette find out. ;D Great choices, but I'd have to know if the dog is okay in the last one. :)