Saturday, 9 June 2012

On My Wishlist #90

This is a meme from Cosy Books. 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's a post-apocalypse feel to the air...

The Hallowed Ones - Laura Bickle
Publisher: Graphia (September 2012)
 Katie is on the verge of her Rumspringa, the time in Amish life when teenagers can get a taste of the real world. But the real world comes to her in this dystopian tale with a philosophical bent. Rumors of massive unrest on the “Outside” abound. Something murderous is out there. Amish elders make a rule: No one goes outside, and no outsiders come in. But when Katie finds a gravely injured young man, she can’t leave him to die. She smuggles him into her family’s barn—at what cost to her community?

I adore Laura Bickle's writing - her Urban Fantasy series are just fantasic reads and real gems. So when I heard she was turning her hand to YA, I knew I wanted to get my hands on this! I've already pre-ordered The Hallowed and you should too! :-)

Etiquette for an Apocalypse - Anne Medel
Publishers: Brackett Press 
It’s the 2020 Apocalypse and Sophie Cohen, former social worker turned neighborly drug dealer, must keep her family alive amid those pesky end of the world issues: starvation, earthquakes, plagues, gang violence and alas more starvation.She investigates a serial killing and takes down the sinister emerging power structure while learning to use a pizza box solar oven, bond with her chickens and blast tin cans from the perimeter fence with a Ruger 9MM. In order to accomplish all this she must find a way to love her mother, accept her daughter’s adulthood and reignite her moribund marriage.
She might discover that a decentralized, consensus driven life—without fossil fuels, iPhones and chocolate ├ęclairs—isn’t the end of the world, after all

How great does this sound?!! Blouedded from Book Girl of Mur-y-Castell reviewed this a couple of weeks ago and I couldn't get the idea of it out of my mind. Me want! :-)

The Reapers Are The Angels - Alden Bell
Publisher: Tor
Zombies have infested a fallen America. A young girl named Temple is on the run. Haunted by her past and pursued by a killer, Temple is surrounded by death and danger, hoping to be set free. For twenty-five years, civilization has survived in meager enclaves, guarded against a plague of the dead. Temple wanders this blighted landscape, keeping to herself and keeping her demons inside her heart. She can't remember a time before the zombies, but she does remember an old man who took her in and the younger brother she cared for until the tragedy that set her on a personal journey toward redemption. Moving back and forth between the insulated remnants of society and the brutal frontier beyond, Temple must decide where ultimately to make a home and find the salvation she seeks.


This has been out for a while but I only recently started to take note of it. I klike zombies and have been feeling some brains for a while now...


What's one your wishlist this week?

7 comments:

  1. Etiquette for an Apocalypse sounds fab! It hadn't even crossed my radar before today either. Thanks for signposting it!

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  2. The Alden Bell book was haunting and beautiful, sad and hopeless

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  3. The Hallowed Ones seems interesting and it's definitely going onto my wish list ;) But thanks for sharing :D

    xoxo, Mariam @Book-A-Holic
    Check out mine On My Wishlist

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  4. Go for The reapers are The Angels, Mel! It's breathtaking, that book! Laura Bickle reminds me of The Village (I can't help it! ;)

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  5. This is the first I've heard of The Reapers are the Angels, it sounds fantastic. I've already got Etiquette for an Apocalypse on my wish list after reading Blodeuedd's review. :D

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  6. These all look really good...
    I've got The Reapers on my shelf-do you want me to read it and we could swap?
    Thanks for adding to my wishlist!

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  7. There is an Amish dystopian book? How original.
    I actually have Etiquette for an Apocalypse but haven't read it yet. My sister did read it and didn't enjoy it, so I must admit to being being put off a bit since we have similar tastes.

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