Saturday, 15 October 2011

On My Wishlist #59

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! I'm back to my favourite genre - Urban Fantasy...

Sins of the Angels - Linda Poitevin
Publisher: Ace Books
Homicide detective Alexandra Jarvis answers to no one. Especially not to the new partner assigned to her in the middle of a gruesome serial killer case—a partner who is obstructive, irritatingly magnetic, and arrogant as hell.
Aramael is a Power—a hunter of the Fallen Angels. A millennium ago, he sentenced his own brother to eternal exile for crimes against humanity. Now his brother is back and wreaking murderous havoc in the mortal realm. To find him, Aramael must play second to a human police officer who wants nothing to do with him and whose very bloodline threatens both his mission and his soul. Now, faced with a fallen angel hell-bent on triggering the apocalypse, Alex and Aramael have no choice but to join forces, because only together can they stop the end of days.

This is the first in a new Urban Fantasy series and it looks like a lot of fun!

Black Wings - Christina Henry
Publisher: Ace Books
As an Agent of Death, Madeline Black is responsible for escorting the souls of the dearly departed to the afterlife. It's a 24/7 job with a lousy benefits package. Maddy's position may come with magical powers and an impressive wingspan, but it doesn't pay the bills. And then there are her infuriating boss, tenant woes, and a cranky, popcorn-loving gargoyle to contend with. Things start looking up, though, when tall, dark, and handsome Gabriel Angeloscuro agrees to rent the empty apartment in Maddy's building. It's probably just a coincidence that as soon as he moves in demons appear on the front lawn. But when an unholy monster is unleashed upon the streets of Chicago, Maddy discovers powers she never knew she possessed. Powers linked to a family legacy of tarnished halos. Powers that place her directly between the light of Heaven and the fires of Hell...

I really want to read this book! First I think it looks fab. And second, I had won a copy on a giveaway a few months ago, but despite being posted the book never turned up (stupid transatlantic post). Somehow this just made me want to read it even more! I will get my hands on a copy soon!

Shadow Kin - M.J. Scott
Publisher: Roc
On one side, the Night World, rules by the Blood Lords and the Beast Kind. On the other, the elusive Fae and the humans, protected by their steadfast mages...
Born a wraith, Lily is a shadow who slips between worlds. Brought up by a Blood Lord and raised to be his assassin, she is little more than a slave. But when Lily meets her match in target Simon DuCaine, the unlikely bond that develops between them threatens to disrupt an already stretched peace in a city on the verge of being torn apart...

This seems like it has similarities with Red-Headed Stepchild by Jaye Wells which I enjoyed so I'm looking forward to see how this plays out!

What are you wishing for this week?


  1. Sins of the Angels looks good...

    Thanks for commenting on my blog post!

  2. Oh i've just finished shadow kin it was a nice book ! the black wings series is really great, you'll see ! The second is even better ! I've just bought Sins of the Angels, I'm curious to read it.

  3. Shadow Kin looks like such a good book!! I will have to add it to my own list :)

  4. Sins of the Angels sounds really good! Hope you get to read all of these soon :)

    On my Wishlist

  5. My wishlist has grown to 955. Please come see what my current featured wish is.

  6. Do read Poitevin :D

    And I really want Shadow too

  7. I actually have all three of these on my wishlist as well. There are so many good urban fantasy series that I want to begin...I just can't keep up :)

  8. Yes, I'll take all three of these as well, thank you. ;D Great choices!