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.
As you may well know by now, I’m a huge fan of angels/archangels, so when I found this one over at All Things Urban Fantasy in their covers feature, I had to add it to my wishlist – can’t believe I have to wait until December to get my hands on a copy though…. Also, don’t you think the cover is just gorg?!
Archangel of Mercy
Christina Ashcroft (Berkley Heat)
Publication Date: Dec 2012
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Buy Your Copy: Not yet available for pre-order
When Aurora Robinson attempts to open a rift between dimensions to embrace her true heritage, an arrogant Archangel is the only one who can save her from the jaws of hell. And while she owes Gabriel her life, she’s determined not to fall at his feet-despite the desire she feels whenever they’re together.
After his wings were brutally destroyed millennia ago, Gabriel has no compassion for humans like those who ruined him and betrayed the ones he loved. But when he inexplicably finds himself defying ancient protocols to rescue a woman from a fate worse than death, he is shocked by the searing attraction he feels for a mortal.
As the ancient forces that seek to punish Aurora for her actions close in, Gabriel offers the tempting woman protection at his private sanctuary. But as they both succumb to their desires, they discover an even deeper connection-one that threatens to consume them. (Goodreads)
I’ve never fancied reading The Iron Fey series by Julie Kagawa (as I’m not a huge fan of faeries), but when I heard she was bringing out a new series featuring vampires, this seemed much more up my street. And the cover is awesome too.
The Immortal Rules (Blood of Eden #1)
Julie Kagawa (Harlequin Teen)
Publication Date: April 2012
Buy Your Copy: Amazon: UK | US
In the dark days since the insidious Red Lung virus decimated the human population, vampires have risen to rule the crumbling cities and suburbs. Uncontested Princes hold sway over diminished ranks of humans: their “pets.” In exchange for their labor, loyalty and of course, their blood, these pets are registered, given food and shelter, permitted to survive.
Unregistered humans cling to fringes, scavenging for survival. Allison Sekemoto and her fellow Unregistereds are hunted, not only by vampires, but by rabids, the unholy result of Red Lung-infected vampires feeding on unwary humans. One night, Allie is attacked by a pack of rabids, saved by an unlikely hero…and turned vampire.
Uncomfortable in her undead skin, Allie falls in with a ragtag crew of humans seeking a cure, or cures: for Rabidism and for Vampirism. She’s passing for human…for now. But the hunger is growing and will not be denied. Not for friendship—not even for love. (Goodreads)
I read the first three books in this series a while ago and loved them. I didn’t actually realise until very recently that there was a fourth book out, so I can’t wait to get my hands on it!
Warcry (Chronicles of the Warlands #4)
Elizabeth Vaughan (Penguin Group)
Publication Date: May 2011
Genre: Fantasy Romance
Buy Your Copy: Amazon UK | US
All is not well in Xy. There is a faction of nobles who are plotting against the Queen and her barbarian warlord. As cultures clash and tempers flare, Heath and the fierce Plains warrior woman Atira of the Bear must come together to fight the conspiracy… and to search their hearts for something deeper than raw passion. (Goodreads)
After having read ‘The Hunger Games’ early last year, I really did enjoy the dystopian setting, I came across this book on Goodreads, and the futuristic prison setting really has me intrigued.
Incarceron (Incarceron #1)
Catherine Fisher (Hodder Children’s Books)
Publication Date: May 2007
Buy Your Copy: Amazon UK | US
Incarceron — a futuristic prison, sealed from view, where the descendants of the original prisoners live in a dark world torn by rivalry and savagery. It is a terrifying mix of high technology — a living building which pervades the novel as an ever-watchful, ever-vengeful character, and a typical medieval torture chamber — chains, great halls, dungeons. A young prisoner, Finn, has haunting visions of an earlier life, and cannot believe he was born here and has always been here.
In the outer world, Claudia, daughter of the Warden of Incarceron, is trapped in her own form of prison — a futuristic world constructed beautifully to look like a past era, an imminent marriage she dreads. She knows nothing of Incarceron, except that it exists. But there comes a moment when Finn, inside Incarceron, and Claudia, outside, simultaneously find a device — a crystal key, through which they can talk to each other. And so the plan for Finn’s escape is born … (Goodreads)
So, that’s what’s on our wishlist this week – what’s on yours?