Saturday, 18 February 2012

On My Wishlist #75

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 there are some books I've had my eye on for a while - hopefully I can pick them up soon! :)
Can you guess what the theme is week? :)

Grave Memory (Alex Craft 3) - Kalayna Price
Publisher: UK - Berkley (July 2012)
As a Grave Witch, Alex solves murders by raising the dead. While she’s always been on friendly terms with Death himself, lately things have become a lot more personal. But the personal takes a backseat to the professional when a string of suicides occur in Nekros City. The shades have no memory of the days leading up to their brutal endings, so despite the very apparent suicides, this is murder. And searching for the answers might mean Alex won’t have a life to remember at all...

Having loved the ALex Craft book, Grave Witch and about to start on the second, I want the third book lined up and ready to read! Alas it's not out until July...

Grave Mercy (His Fair Assassin 1) - Robin LaFevers
Publisher: Anderson (June 2012)
 Seventeen-year-old Ismae escapes from the brutality of an arranged marriage into the sanctuary of the convent of St. Mortain, where the sisters still serve the gods of old. Here she learns that the god of Death Himself has blessed her with dangerous gifts—and a violent destiny. If she chooses to stay at the convent, she will be trained as an assassin and serve as a handmaiden to Death. To claim her new life, she must destroy the lives of others.
Ismae's most important assignment takes her straight into the high court of Brittany—where she finds herself woefully under prepared—not only for the deadly games of intrigue and treason, but for the impossible choices she must make. For how can she deliver Death’s vengeance upon a target who, against her will, has stolen her heart?

I have to admit the cover attracted me to this - at first it seems like a period romance but then you notice the cross-bow (and who doesn't look cool with a cross-bow?). The story sounds like a cool assassin, politics and god blessed mix which I personal think sounds great!

Graveminder - Melissa Marr
Publisher: HarperCollins
Rebekkah Barrow never forgot the attention her grandmother Maylene bestowed upon the dead of Claysville, the small town where Bek spent her adolescence. There wasn't a funeral that Maylene didn't attend, and at each one Rebekkah watched as Maylene performed the same unusual ritual: She took three sips from a silver flask and spoke the words "Sleep well, and stay where I put you."
Now Maylene is dead, and Bek must go back to the place she left a decade earlier. She soon discovers that Claysville is not just the sleepy town she remembers, and that Maylene had good reason for her odd traditions. It turns out that in Claysville the worlds of the living and the dead are dangerously connected; beneath the town lies a shadowy, lawless land ruled by the enigmatic Charles, aka Mr. D. If the dead are not properly cared for, they will come back to satiate themselves with food, drink, and stories from the land of the living. Only the Graveminder, by tradition a Barrow woman, and her Undertaker—in this case Byron Montgomery, with whom Bek shares a complicated past—can set things right once the dead begin to walk. Although she is still grieving for Maylene, Rebekkah will soon find that she has more than a funeral to attend to in Claysville, and that what awaits her may be far worse: dark secrets, a centuries-old bargain, a romance that still haunts her, and a frightening new responsibility—to stop a monster and put the dead to rest where they belong.

This sounds like a really creepy story - plus the author has one of the best names in world! :-)

What are you wishing for this week?


  1. Is your theme graves???????? Hehe.

    Grave Mercy just looks good doesn't it?

    1. I cna't comment today, just reply.

      Ohh I want the first one!

  2. The cover of Graveminder is so beautiful.
    Oooo, a Grave theme?

  3. I can't wait the Kalayna price book, it sounds sooo good!

  4. Yoy guys are too good - yep, Grave is the theme! :-)

    @Blodeuedd - at least you can reply! Do you you if it's blogger or you at all?

  5. Graveminder has been on my radar for some time now. It sounds really good!

  6. I was surprised at just how much I enjoyed "Grave Mercy." it had a really interesting premise, characters I could relate to and get invested in, and was done better than I expected. I definitely recommend it!

  7. Grave Mercy has been on my radar for a while. I cannot wait to get that one.

    The other ones look great - I am adding them to my TBR list!!!

    My wishlist:

  8. What a grave theme! :)

    Oh I agree... I'll take one of each, please. :D