Saturday, 7 January 2012

On my wishlist this week...

On my wish list is hosted by Book Chick City.

My wish list seemed to expand dramatically over the festive period, I think it was due to a combination of having loads of time to trawl through goodreads and the fact the TV was rubbish (apart from Sherlock on New Years Day which was AMAZING did you watch it?). Anyway here's a couple of books that are now on my wish list.

For Darkness Shows the Stars
Diana Peterfreund
Balzar & Bray
Publication date: 12th June 2012

Generations ago, a genetic experiment gone wrong—the Reduction—decimated humanity, giving rise to a Luddite nobility who outlawed most technology.

Eighteen-year-old Luddite Elliot North has always known her place in this caste system. Four years ago Elliot refused to run away with her childhood sweetheart, the servant Kai, choosing duty to her family’s estate over love. But now the world has changed: a new class of Post-Reductionists is jumpstarting the wheel of progress and threatening Luddite control; Elliot’s estate is floundering; and she’s forced to rent land to the mysterious Cloud Fleet, a group of shipbuilders that includes renowned explorer Captain Malakai Wentforth—an almost unrecognizable Kai. And while Elliott wonders if this could be their second chance, Kai seems determined to show Elliot exactly what she gave up when she abandoned him.

But Elliot soon discovers her childhood friend carries a secret—-one that could change the society in which they live…or bring it to its knees. And again, she’s faced with a choice: cling to what she’s been raised to believe, or cast her lot with the only boy she’s ever loved, even if she has lost him forever.

Gorgeous cover and it's inspired by Jane Austen's Persuasion so I expect plenty of swoon worthy Captain Wentworth type scenes.

Leigh Bardugo
Holt's Children/Macmillan
Publication date: 19th June 2012

Inspired by Tsarist Russia, SHADOW & BONE brings to life a fantasy world of superstition and science, saints and samovars, in which a lonely refugee must leave behind her best friend- and first love- to save her country from the growing darkness of the Unsea. But first she must contend with the dangerous and decadent world of the kingdom’s magical elite and their powerful leader, a creature of dark charm and deadly ambition.

I had a look on the author's website, apparently this isn't the final cover but I'm completely loving the blurb I can't wait for June!


  1. For Darkness...sounds like great - and that cover is beautiful! Definitely one for my wishlist! :)

  2. Great picks, these both sound like they could be fantastic reads.

  3. I hadn't heard of either of these but I definitely want to check them out!!!

  4. Thanks for including S&B on your wish list! (I hope I have a final cover to share with you soon :)


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