Saturday, 17 March 2012

On My Wishlist #79

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 have a bad feeling this week that the end may be nigh...

Monument 14 - Emmy Laybourne
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends (June 2012)
Fourteen kids. One superstore. A million things that go wrong. A huge store isn’t the worst place to be stranded. There’s food and water, bedding and books. But what if it’s not safe to leave? 
Six high school kids (some popular, some not), two eighth graders (one a tech genius), and six little kids are trapped together in a chain superstore. Together they build a refuge for themselves inside, while outside, a series of escalating disasters, beginning with a monster hailstorm and ending with a chemical weapon spill, seems to be tearing the world—as they know it—apart.

I think we all wonder occasionally where the best place to hole up during a disaster is - and a superstore can't be too bad! I like the sound of this - how will teenager survive the apocalypse, if in fact they do...?

Unravelling - Elizabeth Norris
Publisher: HarperCollins (June 2012)
Leaving the beach, seventeen-year-old Janelle Tenner is hit head on by a pickup truck.
And killed.
Then Ben Michaels, resident stoner, is leaning over her. And even though it isn't possible, she knows Ben somehow brought her back to life…
Meanwhile, Janelle's father, a special agent for the FBI, starts working on a case that seems strangely connected to Ben. Digging in his files, Janelle finds a mysterious device – one that seems to be counting down to something that will happen in 23 days and 10 hours time.
That something? It might just be the end of the world. And if Janelle wants to stop it, she's going to need to uncover Ben's secrets – and keep from falling in love with him in the process...

Ever since I saw the first season of 24, I can't resist a ticking clock. I don't think I've seen it done this quite openly before, but I still want to know what will happen at the end of the countdown!

White Horse - Alex Adams
Publisher: UK - Simon & Schuster (April 2012)
Thirty-year-old Zoe wants to go back to college. That's why she cleans cages and floors at GeneTech. If she can keep her head down, do her job and avoid naming the mice, she'll be fine. Her life is calm, dull even. Until the end of the world is nigh. She's listening when a preacher with a big mouth and a cable TV show declares the deadly virus White Horse will mark the end of life as we know it. She's watching the day the President announces that humans are no longer a viable species. She starts running the moment she realizes everyone who matters to her is gone. When her lover Nick, fearing he's contracted the virus, leaves to find his family in Greece, Zoe discovers shortly thereafter that she's pregnant. And so begins her trek across the desolate world to ensure a possibility of life for her baby and to unite her nascent family. In her post-apocalyptic quest to guard and protect her unborn child she encounters characters who epitomise not only the extremes of good and evil, but also an inner strength and discovery of what it means to be human in a world where all that is left is a fight for survival.

I love the sound of a pregnant woman want to find her husband - emotional overload!

So if the world is coming to an end, what book will you want to read? :)


  1. Great picks! I really want to read Monument 14 badly. I hope you'll drop by and check out my wishlists this week.

    J.R. After Dark & J.R.'s Bookcase

  2. The last one sounds scary and freaky! I like it

  3. Oh wow! Each one of these sound great- I've just found three new books to add to my wishlist!

  4. Monument 14 sounds great as well as the others! I love post apocalyptic reads! Nice picks! New follower! This is my first On My Wishlist post! Please check it out here.

    Rumana @ Relook the Book

  5. Great wishlist. Both Monument 14 and Unravelling sound great.

  6. All three of these books sound really good! I love the idea of a ticking clock countdown as well! Hope you get the chance to read all of these soon ;)