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On My Wishlist (#99)


On My Wishlist is a fun weekly event hosted by Book Chick City and runs every Saturday. It’s where we list all the books we desperately want but haven’t actually bought yet. They can be old, new or forthcoming. It’s also an event that you can join in with too – Mr Linky is always at the ready for you to link your own ‘On My Wishlist’ post. If you want to know more click here.
CAROLYN’S WISHLIST
Vicki Pettersson revealed her new cover on Facebook and it caught my eye. Loving the cover – although I’m sure I read that this isn’t the final version. It’s a brand new series and sounds fab don’t you think? I’m swooning over angels right now, so this one looks perfect ;)

The Taken (Celestial Blues #1)
Vicki Pettersson (Harper Voyager)
Publication Date: June 2012
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Goodreads

Summary:

He’s a fallen angel. She’s a rockabilly reporter. Together they must solve a deadly string of murders plaguing the mortal and the immortal worlds. 

Griffin Shaw used to be a PI, but that was over fifty years ago when gumshoes hoofed the streets… and he was still alive. Now he’s a Centurion, an angel who assists other murdered souls through their journey to the afterlife. But while Shaw might be an angel… he’s no saint. Haunted by the mysterious events surrounding his own death, he seizes a chance to wreak some vengeance when he witnesses a deadly attack on journalist Katherine “Kit” Craig. 

Joining forces, the unlikely avengers take to the streets, hunting a killer whose trail of bodies stretches across Las Vegas and into an immortal netherworld. It is a dangerous trek that lead them into the darkest corners of Sin City and into the heart of an evil conspiracy extending beyond the lights of the Strip that could destory them both. 

But destruction isn’t the only threat Griffin faces. The closer he gets to Kit, the more he finds himself bewitched by her mortal charms. Can he resist falling under her spell? And does he want to? (Goodreads)
This books sounds awesome – what a great premise! It’s sounds oodles of fun. I can’t wait to read it :)

Nightshifted
Cassie Alexander (St Martin’s Press)
Publication Date: May 2012
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Goodreads

Summary:

Welcome to the secret wing of County Hospital—where vampires get transfusions, werewolves have silver allergies, and one nurse is in way over her head… 

Nursing school prepared Edie Spence for a lot of things. Burn victims? No problem. Severed limbs? Piece of cake. Vampires? No way in hell. But as the newest nurse on Y4, the secret ward hidden in the bowels of County Hospital, Edie has her hands full with every paranormal patient you can imagine—from vamps and were-things to zombies and beyond… 

Edie’s just trying to learn the ropes so she can get through her latest shift unscathed. But when a vampire servant turns to dust under her watch, all hell breaks loose. Now she’s haunted by the man’s dying words — Save Anna — and before she knows it, she’s on a mission to rescue some poor girl from the undead. Which involves crashing a vampire den, falling for a zombie, and fighting for her soul. (Goodreads)
LAURA’S WISHLIST
As a huge fan of Ilona Andrews’ Kate Daniels series, I really must get around to picking up some of her other books. This looks great.
On The Edge (The Edge #1)
Ilona Andrews (Ace)
Publication Date: September 2009
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Goodreads

Summary:

The Broken is a place where people shop at Wal-Mart and magic is nothing more than a fairy tale. 

The Weird is a realm where blueblood aristocrats rule and the strength of your magic can change your destiny. 

Rose Drayton lives on the Edge, the place between both worlds. A perilous existence indeed, made even more so by a flood of magic-hungry creatures bent on absolute destruction. (Goodreads)
I’ve read ‘Sunshine’ by Robin McKinley, which I very much enjoyed. And I’ve heard people talk about how much they love this one. It certainly sounds like an enchanting story and what a beautiful cover too.
Pegasus

Robin McKinley (Penguin)
Publication Date: July 2011 (first published 2010)
Genre: Fantasy
Young Adult
Goodreads

Summary:

This is the first book in a magical two-part tale of fantasy and friendship… On her twelfth birthday, Princess Sylviianel is ceremonially bound to her own Pegasus, Ebon. For a thousand years humans and pegasi have lived peacefully in the beautiful green country beyond the wild lands. They rely on human magicians and pegasi shamans as their only means of real communication – but not Sylvi and Ebon. Their friendship is like no other… They can understand each other. But as their bond grows more powerful, it becomes dangerous – could their friendship threaten to destroy the peace and safety of their two worlds? (Goodreads)
So, that’s what’s on our wishlists this week – what’s on yours?


Carolyn

Carolyn created Book Chick City in July 2009 due to her love of books. A Brit chick obsessed with zombies, kick-arse chicks and sexy heroes. She's also seriously addicted to chocolate, shopping, and coffee. Her favourite genres are Urban Fantasy, Romance and Zombie Lit... Brrraaaaiiinnnnsss!

15 Comments


Jess November 19, 2011 at 6:08 am

Loving the vintage feel to the The Taken – great cover!

The Edge series is on my wishlist too! I fell hard for Kate Daniels series and need to get started on the Edge series!

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Hannah Mariska November 19, 2011 at 12:12 pm

I like the synopsis for Nightshifted! Will definitely be going on my to read pile :)

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Sarah November 19, 2011 at 12:19 pm

I love the summary for Nightshifted. Definitely adding to my wishlist too.

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Melissa (Books and Things) November 19, 2011 at 12:29 pm

Great minds again! I also have Taken on mine. It just looks so good. I've also wanted to read Pegasus. I'm curious about that one.

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These Pretty Words November 19, 2011 at 12:54 pm

Pegasus looks interesting – I may have to add it to my pile!

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Emily a.k.a WilowRaven : ) November 19, 2011 at 1:02 pm

I bought a copy of Pegasus when it first came out…but haven't read it yet!

Great choices this week!

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Aislynn November 19, 2011 at 3:06 pm

They all look like great books!!

Have a great weekend :)

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roro November 19, 2011 at 4:11 pm

They all look like great books!!
hope u get them soon

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Burgandy Ice November 19, 2011 at 5:24 pm

I have heard great things about On the Edge… and Pegasus is amazing!!!

this is my first Wishlist… I really want Daughter of Smoke & Bone which I read great reviews on this week.

I'm a new GFC. THANKS!!!!!!

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Book Savvy Babe November 19, 2011 at 5:34 pm

All those books look great, On the Edge is on my wish list too. I love Ilona Andrews :) Book Savvy Babe’s Wish List

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Addicted2Heroines November 19, 2011 at 5:42 pm

I'm really liking the synopsis and covers for both The Taken and Nightshifted. Adding them to the list.

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carol810 November 19, 2011 at 6:22 pm

I love the cover for Pegasus, the synopsis looks god too.

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A Simple Love of Reading November 20, 2011 at 12:26 am

I love the cover for The Taken! The rest sound great too! Thanks for adding to my wishlist!

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BigBookLittleBook November 20, 2011 at 11:02 am

I love the synopsis for nightshifted. As a health care professional I can tell you that hospitals can be pretty creepy places at night as it is! I love the idea of a secret paramormal ward! The question is will I be able to go to work after reading this?
Pegasus looks and sounds just gorgeous.
Great post, Thank you

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Raimy-rawr November 20, 2011 at 1:08 pm

Pegasus Is on my wishlist too, hope you get it soon!

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