Saturday, 1 October 2011

On My Wishlist #57

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! There's something about dystopia that I find fascinating...

Shatter Me - Tahereh Mafi
Publisher: Harper Collins
Juliette hasn't touched anyone in exactly 264 days. The last time she did, it was an accident, but The Reestablishment locked her up for murder. No one knows why Juliette's touch is fatal. As long as she doesn't hurt anyone else, no one really cares. The world is too busy crumbling to pieces to pay attention to a 17-year-old girl. Diseases are destroying the population, food is hard to find, birds don't fly anymore, and the clouds are the wrong color. The Reestablishment said their way was the only way to fix things, so they threw Juliette in a cell. Now so many people are dead that the survivors are whispering war- and The Reestablishment has changed its mind. Maybe Juliette is more than a tortured soul stuffed into a poisonous body. Maybe she's exactly what they need right now. Juliette has to make a choice: Be a weapon. Or be a warrior.

This just sounds so good - I love the idea of a girl not being able to touch anyone without killing them. Similar to Rogue in X-Men (I watched the film again last night - love it!) 

Article 5 - Kristen Simmons
Publisher: Tor
New York, Los Angeles, and Washington, DC have been abandoned.
The Bill of Rights has been revoked, and replaced with the Moral Statutes.
There are no more police — instead, there are soldiers. There are no more fines for bad behavior — instead, there are arrests, trials, and maybe worse. People who get arrested don’t usually come back. 17-year-old Ember Miller is old enough to remember that things weren’t always this way. Living with her rebellious single mother, it’s hard to forget that people weren’t always arrested for reading the wrong books or staying out after dark. That life in the United States used to be different. In the three years since the war ended, Ember has perfected the art of keeping a low profile. She knows how to get the things she needs, like food stamps and hand-me-down clothes, and how to pass the random home inspections by the Federal Bureau of Reformation. Her life is as close to peaceful as circumstances allow. That is, until her mother is arrested for noncompliance with Article 5 of the Moral Statutes. And what’s worse, one of the arresting officers is none other than Chase Jennings…the only boy Ember has ever loved.

This sounds so cool. I can't help wondering the wrong books are...

Saints Astray - Jacqueline Carey
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Fellow orphans, amateur vigilantes, and members of the Santitos, Loup Garron-the fugitive daughter of a genetically engineered "wolf man"-and Pilar Ecchevarria grew up in the military zone of Outpost 12, formerly known as Santa Olivia. But now they're free, and they want to help the rest of the Santitos escape. During a series of escapades, they discover that Miguel, Loup's former sparring partner and reprobate surrogate brother, has escaped from Outpost 12 and is testifying on behalf of its forgotten citizens-at least until he disappears from protective custody. Honor drives Loup to rescue Miguel, even though entering the U.S could mean losing her liberty. Pilar vows to help her. It will take a daring and absurd caper to extricate Miguel from the mess he's created but Loup is prepared to risk everything... and this time she has help.

I read Santa Olivia a couple of years ago and loved it. I've been waiting ages for a sequel and in January I'll be able to get my hands on it!

So what are you wishing for this week? :)


  1. Amazing choices. I'm absolutely pining for Shatter me and Article 5. Hope you get the books soon and enjoy them.

  2. Shatter Me and Article 5 look so amazing! I have Shatter Me in my TBR pile... But not Article 5!

  3. Shatter Me and Article 5 look great! I've been wanting to read them for awhile now :) Ever since I saw them popping up on people's WoWs haha. Awesome choices :)
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  4. I'm so with you on Shatter me. I am going to really check out Article 5 now! Of course you know I need Saints Astray!! WE needs that one! :)

  5. Ok could certainly reread more dystopia :) They sound good

  6. Article 5 is on my list too. My wishlist post is short and sweet this week. I'm swamped with the needs of a tiny stray kitten that I've adopted. Come see what I'm wishing for.

  7. shatter me really does sound great doesnt it?! I hope you get your wishes soon!

  8. Shatter Me is one I keep seeing mentioned. It's the new 'next big book' in the blogging world - but it does sound really good! I think this is another case where the hype is gonna get me...

  9. Article 5 does look really neat. And these are great sounding books. I hope you get them all and love them. :) Thank you!