Saturday, 26 November 2011

On My Wishlist #65

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 lusting after some good YA books...
Drink, Slay, Love - Sarah Beth Durst
Publisher: Margaret K Elderry
Pearl is a sixteen-year-old vampire... fond of blood, allergic to sunlight, and mostly evil... until the night a sparkly unicorn stabs her through the heart with his horn. Oops.
Her family thinks she was attacked by a vampire hunter (because, obviously, unicorns don't exist), and they're shocked she survived. They're even more shocked when Pearl discovers she can now withstand the sun. But they quickly find a way to make use of her new talent. The Vampire King of New England has chosen Pearl's family to host his feast. If Pearl enrolls in high school, she can make lots of human friends and lure them to the King's feast -- as the entrees. The only problem? Pearl's starting to feel the twinges of a conscience. How can she serve up her new friends—especially the cute guy who makes her fangs ache—to be slaughtered? Then again, she's definitely dead if she lets down her family. What's a sunlight-loving vamp to do?
Quite a few of my blogger friends have read and raved about this book and I have to admit it sounds great - unicorns, vampires, teen relationships - what's not to love? :)
Once Every Never - Lesley Livingston
Publisher: Penguin
Clarinet Reid is a pretty typical teenager. On the surface. She’s smart, but a bit of slacker; outgoing, but just a little insecure; not exactly a mischief-maker… but trouble tends to find her wherever she goes. Also? She unwittingly carries a centuries-old Druid Blood Curse running through her veins. Now, with a single thoughtless act, what started off as the Summer Vacation in Dullsville suddenly spirals into a deadly race to find a stolen artifact, avert an explosive catastrophe, save a Celtic warrior princess, right a dreadful wrong that happened centuries before Clare was even born, and if there’s still time—literally—maybe even get a date. This is the kind of adventure that happens to a girl once every… never.
I came across this on Good Reads (Yes, I'm just about figuring out how to use Goodreads right!) and think it sounds so intriguing...
Banished - Sophie Littlefield
Publisher: Delacorte Books
There isn't much worth living for in Gypsum, Missouri, or "Trashtown," as the rich kids call the run down neighborhood where sixteen-year-old Hailey Tarbell lives. As far as Hailey knows, she's never going to belong. Not with the kids at school or with her cruel, sickly grandmother, who keeps their household afloat by dealing drugs out of the basement.
But Hailey can't help the feeling that she has some kind of gift, or curse, that makes the other kids shy away from her. Hailey is drawn to those in pain, those who need to be healed. And when her dog Rascal is hit by a car, Hailey's gift is revealed. Not only can she heal, she can bring the suffering back to life. And Hailey will soon find out, this power to heal is just the beginning . . .

I adore Sophie's Aftertime books so I'm starting to look at her back catalogue and this sounds so interesting - just the idea of a Gran dealing in drugs is original enough - let alone the healing!

What are you wishing for this week? :)


  1. This doesn't happen often, but I actually want all of these! Going on my list now!

  2. Once Every Never and Banished look great.

  3. I am wishing for book 2 in the series I am reading right now :) Rise of Empire

  4. I have read Eat Slay Love and I say you must read that one!! I also want the other 2 you have listed! Lets get them all! :D

  5. All those books look really good! I have Banished on my Nook but like so many of my books I haven't gotten to it yet. Thanks for stopping by this morning!

  6. Banished looks pretty good. I will have to check out the other books by that author, as I haven't heard of her before.

  7. Once Every Never sounds great! And I keep hearing wonderful things about Drink Slaye Love.
    Once Upon A Time

  8. I hope you get your books. I skipped last week because I didn't have any new wish list books, nor had I finished reading any wish list books. Please come see what I'm wishing for this week.

  9. I just bought Drink, Slay Love and think it looks fantastic- hopefully I'll get a chance to read it over christmas.
    I love the look of Once Every Never as well, this has been on my wishlist for a while.

  10. You just made my wishlist longer, banished and one every never both sound awesome!

  11. Oh I have Banished here! I really want to read it. :) And I have to say Once Ever Never looks and sounds good. I'll look into it. :)