Saturday, 18 August 2012

On My Wishlist #98

This is a meme that started on Book Chick City before moving to Cosy Books and is now hosted by the wonderful Sarah at Workaday Reads. There are so many books out there that I want to read that this is the only way I can keep track!
With my book buying ban still intact, this is the best way for me to now drool over those books i can't buy...yet!

In A Fix - Linda Grimes
Publisher: Tor Books (September 2012)
Snagging a marriage proposal for her client while on an all-expenses-paid vacation should be a simple job for Ciel Halligan, aura adaptor extraordinaire. A kind of human chameleon, she’s able to take on her clients’ appearances and slip seamlessly into their lives, solving any sticky problems they don’t want to deal with themselves. No fuss, no muss. Big paycheck. This particular assignment is pretty enjoyable... that is, until Ciel’s island resort bungalow is blown to smithereens and her client’s about-to-be-fiancĂ© is snatched by modern-day Vikings. For some reason, Ciel begins to suspect that getting the ring is going to be a tad more difficult than originally anticipated.
Going from romance to rescue requires some serious gear-shifting, as well as a little backup. Her best friend, Billy, and Mark, the CIA agent she’s been crushing on for years—both skilled adaptors—step in to help, but their priority is, annoyingly, keeping her safe. Before long, Ciel is dedicating more energy to escaping their watchful eyes than she is to saving her client’s intended.
Suddenly, facing down a horde of Vikings feels like the least of her problems...

I love my Urban Fantasy and this feels like it's a lot of fun as well as having a kick-ass heroine with an unusual power. Me want!

Dark Currents - Jacqueline Carey
Publisher: Roc (October 2012)
 The Midwestern resort town of Pemkowet boasts a diverse population: eccentric locals, wealthy summer people, and tourists by the busload; not to mention fairies, sprites, vampires, naiads, ogres and a whole host of eldritch folk, presided over by Hel, a reclusive Norse goddess.
To Daisy Johanssen, fathered by an incubus and raised by a single mother, it’s home. And as Hel’s enforcer and the designated liaison to the Pemkowet Police Department, it’s up to her to ensure relations between the mundane and eldritch communities run smoothly. But when a young man from a nearby college drowns—and signs point to eldritch involvement—the town’s booming paranormal tourism trade is at stake. Teamed up with her childhood crush, Officer Cody Fairfax, a sexy werewolf on the down-low, Daisy must solve the crime—and keep a tight rein on the darker side of her nature. For if she’s ever tempted to invoke her antemonic birthright, it could accidentally unleash nothing less than Armageddon.

I'm a big fan of Jacqueline Carey's Kushiel series so when I heard she was  writing Urban Fantasy I knew I must read it! Luckily it's not out until October so I should be able to pick up a copy then once the ban has been lifted!

Whispers Under Ground (Peter Grant #3) - Ben Aaronovitch
Publisher: Gollancz
It begins with a dead body at the far end of Baker Street tube station, all that remains of American exchange student James Gallagher—and the victim’s wealthy, politically powerful family is understandably eager to get to the bottom of the gruesome murder. The trouble is, the bottom—if it exists at all—is deeper and more unnatural than anyone suspects . . . except, that is, for London constable and sorcerer’s apprentice Peter Grant. With Inspector Nightingale, the last registered wizard in England, tied up in the hunt for the rogue magician known as “the Faceless Man,” it’s up to Peter to plumb the haunted depths of the oldest, largest, and—as of now—deadliest subway system in the world. At least he won’t be alone. No, the FBI has sent over a crack agent to help. She’s young, ambitious, beautiful . . . and a born-again Christian apt to view any magic as the work of the devil. Oh yeah—that’s going to go well.

I love this series - it's fun, quirky and set in London! This is book three and it's out now but I'm not allowed to buy it yet...still I will once September rolls round...

That's what I'm wishing for this week - what have you got on your shortlist? :-)


  1. Sure I want them all too :) More books please ;)

  2. ooooh it's bad I didn't know this Jacqueline Carey and now? I want it of course lol. In a fix is so great, loved it, I even ordered a copy for myself.

  3. I love the Kushiel series. So a new book by Jacqueline Carey? Going right on my wishlist for sure.

  4. In A Fix looks good. :D And Jacqueline Carey is an author I would like to try one day. :D Great picks!