Wish List: Shatter Me

Shatter Me is one of the books that I’m eager to get a copy and read. With all the glowing reviews and  recommendations from friends I know I need to read this book as soon as possible. This will be released on  November 15, 2011 in US. Though I’m not expecting to get a copy locally the same day, I’m still hoping to get a copy here so I don’t have to wait longer if I order this one online from book depository. But definitely I’ll get a copy of this no matter what.

Book Description:

Juliette hasn’t touched anyone in exactly 264 days. The last time she did, it was an accident, but The Reestablishment locked her up for murder. No one knows why Juliette’s touch is fatal. As long as she doesn’t hurt anyone else, no one really cares. The world is too busy crumbling to pieces to pay attention to a 17-year-old girl. Diseases are destroying the population, food is hard to find, birds don’t fly anymore, and the clouds are the wrong color. 

The Reestablishment said their way was the only way to fix things, so they threw Juliette in a cell. Now so many people are dead that the survivors are whispering war- and The Reestablishment has changed its mind. Maybe Juliette is more than a tortured soul stuffed into a poisonous body. Maybe she’s exactly what they need right now. 

Juliette has to make a choice: Be a weapon. Or be a warrior. 

In this electrifying debut, Tahereh Mafi presents a world as riveting asThe Hunger Games and a superhero story as thrilling as The X-Men. Full of pulse-pounding romance, intoxicating villainy, and high-stakes choices,Shatter Me is a fresh and original dystopian novel—with a paranormal twist—that will leave readers anxiously awaiting its sequel.

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Wish List: Blood Bound

I discover Rachel Vincent’s works during the YA Crush Tournament when Rachel of Fiktshun seriously campaign for Tod with all his match. If you join the tourney last month you know what I’m saying. That tourney push me to hunt for a copy of the whole series. I failed to get physical copy of any books locally so I end up getting the Kindle eBooks from amazon instead. I doubt that I can wait for book depository’s delivery as I want to read the whole series right away then. And I’m glad I did get my copies right away because the whole series deliver so well, which also makes me want to own a physical copy of the whole series. But that can wait because for now I am aiming to get Rachel’s latest work, Blood Bound. After enjoying the Soul Screamers series so much, I am excited to explore her other works.

Book Description:

By blood, by word, by magic…

Most can’t touch the power. But Liv Warren is special— a paranormal tracker who follows the scent of blood.

Liv makes her own rules, and the most important one is trust no one.

But when her friend’s daughter goes missing, Liv has no choice but to find the girl. Thanks to a childhood oath, Liv can’t rest until the child is home safe. But that means trusting Cam Caballero, the former lover forbidden to her.

Bound by oath and lost in desire for a man she cannot have, Liv is racing to save the child from a dark criminal underworld where secrets, lies, trauma and danger lurk around every corner…every touch…every kiss.

And more blood will be spilled before it’s over…

Book trailer:

Read the first chapter from the author’s website, rachelvincent.com

What people say about this book:

  • “A high-octane plot with characters you can really care about. Vincent is a welcome addition to the genre.” -#1 New York Times bestseller Kelley Armstrong on Stray
  • “Compelling and edgy, dark and evocative, Stray is a must read! I loved it from beginning to end.” -New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter
  • “Vincent continues to impress with the freshness of her approach and voice. Action and intrigue abound, and Faythe is still a delight.” -RT Book Reviews on Prey

Where to Buy:

Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Book Depository | Indiebound

Wish List: Fairyland #1

The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making (Fairyland #1)

The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente is one of the book that I really want to have. I’ve been looking for a copy of this book from local bookstores since it’s released last May but unfortunately I can’t find any copy.

Book description from Goodreads:

Twelve-year-old September lives in Omaha, and used to have an ordinary life, until her father went to war and her mother went to work. One day, September is met at her kitchen window by a Green Wind (taking the form of a gentleman in a green jacket), who invites her on an adventure, implying that her help is needed in Fairyland. The new Marquess is unpredictable and fickle, and also not much older than September. Only September can retrieve a talisman the Marquess wants from the enchanted woods, and if she doesn’t . . . then the Marquess will make life impossible for the inhabitants of Fairyland.

September is already making new friends, including a book-loving Wyvern and a mysterious boy named Saturday. With exquisite illustrations by acclaimed artist Ana Juan, Fairyland lives up to the sensation it created when the author first posted it online. For readers of all ages who love the charm of Alice in Wonderland and the soul of The Golden Compass, here is a reading experience unto itself: unforgettable, and so very beautiful.

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Wish List: City Of Fallen Angels (Signed Exclusive Edition)

Few weeks ago, I read from Cassandra Clare live journal account about the signed copies of City Of Fallen Angels (The Mortal Instruments book 4) which she will be releasing through Barnes and Nobles online store. This exclusive edition has the author signature and enclosed letter from Jace. This letter is the one Jace leaves in Clary’s room in City Of Glass, Book 3 of The Mortal Instruments series, before he leaves for a life-threatening mission. The content of this letter has never been revealed until now. The letter will be enclosed in the book as a separate piece, designed to look as if it was handwritten on stationery. The letter will be folded with a removable seal. The letter itself will be gummy glued into the inside back cover.

For some reason I didn’t purchase the signed exclusive edition right away. Today I finally decided to order my own copy, but was shocked to find out that the signed copies is not available anymore from Barnes and Nobles online store. The books were already sold out even before it hit the release date on April 5, 2011. Now, I totally regret why I didn’t purchase it back then.

Here is the book description from Goodreads:

City of Fallen Angels is the fourth book in the bestselling series The Mortal Instruments.
City of Fallen Angels takes place two months after the events of City of Glass. In it, a mysterious someone’s killing the Shadowhunters who used to be in Valentine’s Circle and displaying their bodies around New York City in a manner designed to provoke hostility between Downworlders and Shadowhunters, leaving tensions running high in the city and disrupting Clary’s plan to lead as normal a life as she can — training to be a Shadowhunter, and pursuing her relationship with Jace. As Jace and Clary delve into the issue of the murdered Shadowhunters, they discover a mystery that has deeply personal consequences for them — consequences that may strengthen their relationship, or rip it apart forever. Meanwhile, internecine warfare among vampires is tearing the Downworld community apart, and only Simon — the Daylighter who everyone wants on their side — can decide the outcome; too bad he wants nothing to do with Downworld politics. Love, blood, betrayal and revenge: the stakes are higher than ever in City of Fallen Angels.