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Showing posts with label On My Wish List. Show all posts

On my Wish List (15): The Forever Gate by Isaac Hooke

Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Ok, so technically I have four out of five books, 3 reviewed and  one on the way and I don't know how to stress this enough, but I love the series and I think at the moment might be my favorite SF book so far.

And now, what exactly is on my wish list? The paperback version which includes all five books in just one and which looks great

Where to buy: The Forever Gate Compendium

Don't they look great in one pile, in paperback?

On my Wish List (14): Plague Town (Ashley Parker #1) by Dana Fredsti

Sunday, January 13, 2013
          I might be in a really bad zombie mood lately. I so want to read this book because of the zombies combined with the Buffy style chick.
The Plague Town buffy style chick
          Ashley was just trying to get through a tough day when the world turned upside down.
           A terrifying virus appears, quickly becoming a pandemic that leaves its victims, not dead, but far worse. Attacked by zombies, Ashley discovers that she is a 'Wild-Card' -- immune to the virus -- and she is recruited to fight back and try to control the outbreak.
          It's Buffy meets the Walking Dead in a rapid-fire zombie adventure!

Where to buy: Plague Town (Ashley Parker #1) by Dana Fredsti

 Some thoughts from Goodreads:

James Jackson:
What sets this novel apart from others is the writing style. Told in 1st person using Ashley as the primary character, the reader is pulled into her scholastic world as she makes snide comments and struggles with academia.  
 Shiloh (SnarkyWriter):
Plague Town is a classic zombie tale, which you'd expect from a screenwriter/actress who worked on Army of Darkness, Dawn of the Dead, and Day of the Dead. It's blurbed as "Buffy meets The Walking Dead" and that's not far off; the wild cards are just enough extra-normal to give them an edge in zombie-fighting, but normal (and untrained) enough to be in real danger from the zombies.

I’ve never been a big fan of zombie books. They’re usually really gross and too detailed. For the most part, I steer clear of these type of books. That said I couldn’t put it down! It’s that good!

Title Revealed: HARKEN by Kaleb Nation (and much more)

Sunday, November 25, 2012
          Not only the title but also the synopsis, release date and everything you need to know. I've been following him for a couple of months on Youtube: Kaleb Nation when the book had no name or anything else, but I was still obsessed with the the mystery behind this book like everyone else. And I am not disappointed. I know it's not out yet but I am more than excited to read it.
          The wait is over, the title is here:

Harken by Kaleb Nation

          After surviving an assassination attempt, teenager Michael Asher discovers that he is at the center of a worldwide conspiracy reaching higher than any earthly power. A supernatural organization desperately wants him dead. He doesn't know why. Everyone who might have the answers has already been killed.
          Tumbling into a web of international secrets, Michael is forced to fight back and dig up the truth. He begins to question how much of the world is truly as people are led to believe it is. Are there things that humanity is not being told? Who is the puppet master? And how far into the maze can he venture before he is lost forever?

Release date: 1/13/2013

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On my Wish List (13): In My Dreams by Cameo Renae

Monday, September 10, 2012

          It was happening again. The dreams. The nightmares. It was something seventeen year-old Elizabeth "Lizzy" Hayes thought she'd outgrown; dreams that would come true; detailed premonitions of how people would die. This time she dreams about her boyfriend, Michael Young, and soon discovers that he's been found... dead.
          Michael hasn't crossed over because he was murdered, and now his murderer is coming for Lizzy. His spirit won't rest until she is safe, and as a newbie spirit, the easiest way for him to make contact is through Lizzy's dreams. When she dreams, it's as if he hasn't died.
          Lizzy must learn to pull on her inner strength to survive horrifying events. Meanwhile, in the spirit world, Michael learns everything he can about his supernatural gifts to help. But will it be enough to save her?

Some thoughts from Goodreads:

Amber rated it 5 of 5 stars false
"Have you ever read a book and feel like your heart is in your throat because the love one shares with another is so surreal, that it takes your breath away?? I felt like that through this whole story..." 
 Pam Lestrange rated it 3 of 5 stars false
"In My Dreams was an enjoyable read. It was well-paced and it didn't get me bored. I absolutely loved the way the author wrote about Lizzy's feelings. It was wonderfully written and it felt real.
Cristina (Bibliophile Mystery) rated it 5 of 5 stars false
"An amazing, heartbreaking story, full of life and loss, and most definitely full of hope. A beautiful combination of action, mystery and love."

 Where to buy:
 Bookdepository:  In My Dreams by Cameo Renae

On my Wish List (12): Dreams of Darkness by Barry James

Thursday, July 12, 2012

          Jordan Hanson was having a bad day. His girlfriend was acting distant, his cat had run off, his car was leaking oil, there was something screwy with the electrical system in his new house, and to top it all off he got caught in a storm. By the end of the day, though, Jordan would have given anything to get his old life back.           Or any life at all, for that matter. Even an undead existence in which he was not about to be used as a tool to end the world would have been better than nothing....

Some thoughts from Goodreads:

Sheri rated it 5 of 5 stars false
I have been a fan of the horror genre for many years, and this book did not disappoint. The writing style was amazing with such attention to detail that it was easy to picture in your head what was going on.
Life After Undeath rated it 4 of 5 stars false
An engrossing blend of horror and urban fantasy, I really enjoyed Barry James' easy writing style. Too often, authors tend to be overly verbose and seem to enjoy right-clicking on the thesaurus function to find the most "intellectual" word to use. James' writing is natural. It flows and his descriptions are fun and effective. Jordan is not simply a vessel for the story, he is a rich, detailed character whom I enjoyed getting to know.

♥ Lace ♥ Vintage rated it 4 of 5 stars false
I was pleasantly surprised with dreams of darkness, from the Synopsis & the genre I thought it was just going to be a run of the mill horror novel but it turned out to be so much more. I also really enjoyed a male point of view, from both the character & author for a change.
 Where to buy:
 Dreams of Darkness by Barry James - Paperback
 Dreams of Darkness by Barry James - Kindle

On my Wish List (11): The Zurian Child by Jessica E. Subject

Saturday, July 07, 2012
          I Am Number Four, Doctor Who, Obsidian...I am obsessed with space boys books now, because aliens are cool.
          I enjoyed every book, movie and TV Show that involved aliens, whether  they are dangerous and ugly or just dangerous and smoking hot. :))
          I now discovered this new book, it's called The Zurian Child written by Jessica E. Subject

          Lindsay Beckett longed to be reunited with her first love, Quinn Montgomery, until she learns the secret that sent him fleeing from her in the first place. He's an alien, a Hemera, and she's half-Hemera herself. As if that wasn't enough to ruin her dreams of a perfect life, when their child is born, they discover she fulfills a prophesy told twenty light years away and many years ago. Lindsay wants to ignore it, until her husband is murdered and suddenly believing becomes a matter of survival.           Lindsay and her young daughter are forced to rely on another Hemera, her husband's partner and best friend, Bryce Beuermann as more and more of the Hemera are slaughtered. Bryce will do anything to help his best friend's widow--including suppressing his own deep feelings for her. But he must prove they can trust him, even pretending he doesn't want her with all his heart.

Where to stalk the author (I recommend you, because she is really nice):
Personal Blog 
Facebook Author Page

 Where to buy:
And finally I wanted to thank Jessica for the signed swag she send me. So...THANK YOU!!! I really love the magnet. (^_^)

On my Wish List (10): House Of Night - Legacy - Graphic Novel

Monday, June 11, 2012
          Yes, it's here...well, it will be here in about 36 days and I would love to have it since I simply adore the cover. Tell me that you haven't fallen in love. (^_^)

          Zoey Redbird was an average high-school student worrying about grades, boys, and breakouts. But priorities have a way of changing when you're Marked as a vampyre, enroll in the vampyre academy House of Night, and have to figure out a whole new social hierarchy, affinities for elemental magic, and physiological changes that make you crave blood.

Where to pre order: HERE

On my Wish List (9): Anna dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake

Wednesday, June 06, 2012
          I must admit that although I've seen everyone getting excited over this book I wasn't really interested in the subject  of it. Now the book will be released in Romania at Leda Books and today was the first time I've actually read the description. I don't know how on earth could I've missed such an original book, not to mention that I've always loved the cover.


     Cas Lowood has inherited an unusual vocation: He kills the dead. So did his father before him, until his gruesome murder by a ghost he sought to kill. Now, armed with his father’s mysterious and deadly athame, Cas travels the country with his kitchen-witch mother and their spirit-sniffing cat. Together they follow legends and local lore, trying to keep up with the murderous dead—keeping pesky things like the future and friends at bay.
     When they arrive in a new town in search of a ghost the locals call Anna Dressed in Blood, Cas doesn’t expect anything outside of the ordinary: move, hunt, kill. What he finds instead is a girl entangled in curses and rage, a ghost like he’s never faced before. She still wears the dress she wore on the day of her brutal murder in 1958: once white, but now stained red and dripping blood. Since her death, Anna has killed any and every person who has dared to step into the deserted Victorian she used to call home.And she, for whatever reason, spares his life.
Where to buy: Anna dressed in Blood by  Kendare Blake

Some Goodread thoughts:
Lisa Desrochers rated it 5 stars 

"This book is just bunches of WOW and OMG! You won't be able to put it down! Promise!
 Emily May rated it 4 stars
"Anna Dressed in Blood was a surprisingly good read. I'm not exactly sure what I was expecting, something typical of young adult urban fantasy perhaps... same old characters, lots of romancing, maybe even an interesting little mystery to give the book some semblance of plot if we're lucky. I was really quite pleased with this exciting, slightly spooky, and wholly entertaining start to the series."

On my Wish List (8): Ember by Madison Daniel

Saturday, June 02, 2012
          I loved the cover since I've seen it for the first time and after all this time I've watched some reviews and I ended up to actually want it desperately. I still hope it will also be published in our country. So here it goes:

          Ember is the story of Max Valentine, a teenager with secret abilities and many inner demons. His life revolves around music and his love for it. When his father dies he seeks answers with his last living relative, his fathers brother Frank. Frank lives on the island of Maui and eagerly takes Max in as his own. Max soon learns that healing his past will be more difficult than he could have ever believed. Two major complications will tempt and torment him as he tries to make sense of his abilities.

The first temptation comes in the form of a mysterious island girl. Asia Lyn Michaels is rich, spoiled, angry and beautiful. Her path crosses with Max on the beach one afternoon, forever changing both of their lives. Max saves her life and she discovers his secret. From that moment on they are connected, no matter how much they fight it.

The second temptation will test Max’s very soul. Samantha Ann Summers is sweet, artistic, smart and confident. She will help Max find his smile again and maybe even heal his past mistakes. She is possibly his soul mate and Max will fight that with every fiber of his being.

Max’s temper and indecision with the girls will send in motion events that will cost him dearly. He will test the limits of his powers and the new relationship with his protective uncle. He will gain a powerful love and lose another.

Some Goodread thoughts:

Teresa rated it 4 stars
"To say the least I found this book hard to put down. The writing was clever in the sense that it was nearly impossible not to ignore the break in chapters and continue on..."
 Tammy Owens rated it 5 stars
"This story was so refreshing and different!
I loved the style used with the song play list at the beginning of chapters as you read along. I could hear the song playing in the background (in my mind) as I read along.
 Mauna rated it 5 stars
"Wow! When I saw this cover it spoke to me and I knew I had to read this book. Next I found that the author included music. When there is music that goes along with the story I find myself more emotionally connected. I listened to the soundtrack while I waited for my book to arrive...I wanted a hard copy of that cover."
Where to buy:
Ember by Madison Daniel

On My Wish List (6): Time Riders by Alex Scarrow

Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Liam O’Connor should have died at sea in 1912.Maddy Carter should have died on a plane in 2010.
Sal Vikram should have died in a fire in 2029.

Yet moments before death, someone mysteriously appeared and said, ‘Take my hand . . .’

But Liam, Maddy and Sal aren’t rescued. They are recruited by an agency that no one knows exists, with only one purpose – to fix broken history. Because time travel is here, and there are those who would go back in time and change the past.
That’s why the TimeRiders exist: to protect us. To stop time travel from destroying the world . . .

 When Maddy mistakenly opens a time window where and when she shouldn’t have, Liam is marooned sixty-five million years ago in the hunting ground of a deadly – and until now – undiscovered species of predator.

Can Liam make contact with Maddy and Sal before he’s torn to pieces by dinosaurs – and without endangering history so much that the world is overtaken by a terrifying new reality?

 In 1993 British computer hacker Adam Lewis finds his name in a coded manuscript that is almost one thousand years old. How did Adam’s name get in there . . . and why?

Confronted by Adam in 2001, the TimeRiders travel back to Sherwood Forest in 1193 to discover the origins of the ancient message. But when a strange hooded man appears interested in the same thing, they begin to wonder what terrible threat this cryptic link from the past holds for the future...

A time wave has struck that alters the entire history of the American Civil War. Abraham Lincoln has followed Liam into the present from 1831 – and now the world is in a dangerous state of limbo . . .
If the TimeRiders can’t return Lincoln to the past, the Civil War will never end. Can Maddy persuade two colonels on either side of no man’s land to cease fire long enough to save the future?

Project Exodus – a mission to transport 300 Americans from 2070 to 54AD to overthrow the Roman Empire – has gone catastrophically wrong. Half have arrived seventeen years earlier, during the reign of Caligula.
Liam goes to investigate, but when Maddy and Sal attempt to flee a kill-squad sent to hunt down their field office, all of the TimeRiders become trapped in the Roman past.
Armed with knowledge of the future, Caligula is now more powerful than ever. But with the office unmanned – and under threat – how will the TimeRiders make it back to 2001 and put history right?

 About the Author:

Alex Scarrow used to be a rock guitarist, then he became a graphic artist, then he decided to be a computer games designer. Finally, he grew up and became an author. He has written a number of successful thrillers and several screenplays, but it’s Young Adult fiction that has allowed him to really have fun with many of the really cool ideas and concepts he was playing around with when designing games.
He lives in Norwich with his son, Jacob, his wife, Frances, and one very fat rat and a naughty dog.

Where to buy:

On My Whish List (5): Struck by Jennifer Bosworth

Tuesday, May 08, 2012
          What amazed me about this book was the trailer. Yep, I actually thought that this was a movie. If just the trailer looks like that, imagine it there was a movie (@_@)

The book is available now, freshly released today.

Struck by Jennifer Bosworth

Mia Price is a lightning addict. She's survived countless strikes, but her craving to connect to the energy in storms endangers her life and the lives of those around her. Los Angeles, where lightning rarely strikes, is one of the few places Mia feels safe from her addiction. But when an earthquake devastates the city, her haven is transformed into a minefield of chaos and danger. The beaches become massive tent cities. Downtown is a crumbling wasteland, where a traveling party moves to a different empty building each night, the revelers drawn to the destruction by a force they cannot deny. Two warring cults rise to power, and both see Mia as the key to their opposing doomsday prophecies. They believe she has a connection to the freak electrical storm that caused the quake, and to the far more devastating storm that is yet to come. Mia wants to trust the enigmatic and alluring Jeremy when he promises to protect her, but she fears he isn't who he claims to be. In the end, the passion and power that brought them together could be their downfall. When the final disaster strikes, Mia must risk unleashing the full horror of her strength to save the people she loves, or lose everything.

Where to buy:

BookDepository: Struck by Jennifer Bosworth

On My Wish List(4): Creatura by Nely Cab

Thursday, April 19, 2012
          I found out about this book on Carti Alese's Blog and my first impression: that cover!!!
          It has this cover that is part creepy (in a good way) and part fairy tale and you just can't stay away. I had to read the synopsis of the book and checked GoodReads. This book has so many positive reviews that now I want it too. (I hope it will also be published in Romania)

Creatura by Nely Cab

          When seventeen year-old Isis Martin is having trouble sleeping due to perturbing dreams of a horrific growling beast, she decides to confront her fear. But what Isis discovers is something other than a menacing entity.The human-like creature offers Isis assurance that he is not a figment of her imagination. Unwilling to accept his avowal, Isis sets his words to contest by asking the entity to prove himself - a dare, he readily welcomes.It is in her dreams that Isis innocently stumbles upon the silent existence of the divine lineage of those that man has long forgotten.In a quaint town, deep in south Texas, this story leads Isis onto the path of impermissible love and captivating life-changing truths. Ultimately, Isis discovers that this chapter in her life is only the beginning.

          Where to find the author (seriously, follow her..she's very nice):

Twitter: Nely Cab
Facebook: Nely Cab
GoodReads: Nely Cab

Where to buy:

Creatura by Nely Cab - Hardback

Creatura by Nely Cab -Paperback

Don't forget you can use this for 10% OFF on your order:
10% Discount / APMA12 Coupon Code / Book Depository

On My Wish List(3): Buffy The Vampire Slayer Readings (Part 1)

Wednesday, January 25, 2012
          Buffy the Vampire Slayer is obviously my most favorite Vampire TvShow and it even beats some Movies and Books. I decided to make a huge On My Wish List for me (for future purchases) and for VPS. 
And here it begins:

1. After the show ended the story continued in comic books mode with season 8 with a total of 40 issues.

Where to buy:
BookDepository: Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Season 8
Ebay: Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Season 8

2. A three book series of Buffy short stories:

In Coyote Moon, a typical night at the carnival becomes deadly as shape shifters turn the amusement park into their own house of horrors.
Buffy starts having past-life nightmares in Night of the Living Rerun, and must face her historic counterpart before the events of the past repeat in the present.
In Portal through Time, Slayers over the centuries are in danger, and Buffy must protect them in order to save her own life and legacy.
Where to buy:

In Halloween Rain, as if Halloween at the Hellmouth isn’t bad enough, a brewing storm threatens to bring new demons to life, just in time for a celebratory massacre.
A curse on the school’s rummage sale causes strange behavior in the halls of Sunnydale High in Bad Bargain.
Buffy and her friends are looking forward to the revival of the old drive-in theater, but when people start slipping into comas in Afterimage, this late show may be their last….
Where to buy:

A night at the fair becomes a night of terror for Buffy and her friends when their personalities start matching the amusements in the park in Carnival of Souls.
In One Thing or Your Mother, Buffy must face a fear worse than her typical demon: children.
In Blooded, Willow accidentally turns her body into a vessel for the spirit of an ancient warrior—and he’s out for revenge.
Where to Buy:

3. Tales of The Slayer

Tales of the Slayer, Vol. 1, chronicles Slayers past who have influenced -- and are influenced by -- the traditions and mythologies of yore. From ancient Greece, to aristocratic Slayers holding court in revolution-era France, to the legend of the Bloody Countess Elizabeth Bathory, to 1920's Munich, each girl has a personal history, a shared moral code, and a commitment to conquer evil, regardless of the cost...
Where to Buy:

       Buffy the Vampire Slayer has always held an irreverent attitude toward her calling, but ultimately she understands the ramifications of her destiny and is prepared to die to protect the world from Evil. In fact, she has died. Twice.
       "I remember the drill. One Slayer dies, another is called." -- Buffy Summers
It's an ancient tradition, steeped in lore, mythology, and fateful prophecies. Slayerdom consists of a Council of Watchers, a continuum of slayers, an archive of journals, and even a handbook. 

Where to buy:

 Buffy the Vampire Slayer is but the latest in a long line of women warriors stretching back to the dawn of humankind. As long as there have been vampires, there has been a Slayer. Usually called in her teens, the Chosen One leads a brief life full of conflict and doom.
From the Anasazi villages of A.D. 1250 to Shanghai, China, in 1866, from Hollywood in the '40s to Buffy's predecessor in Tokyo of the '90s, Slayers have always risen above their most recent defeat.
Where to buy:

At eighteen, each Slayer must face a terrifying trial: the Tento di Cruciamentum.
Tales of the Slayer, Vol. 4 chronicles the Cruciamentum of eight earlier Slayers. From Prohibition Chicago to beatnik New York City, from the sideshows of a traveling carnival to a small Irish farm, from the fifteenth century to the twentieth, the Cruciamentum has tested the prowess of Slayers throughout history. Each of them has had to fight: for her job, for the lives of those she loved, and for her own existence....
Where to buy:

On My Wish List (2): The Book of Lost Souls by Michelle Muto

Saturday, January 14, 2012

About the book:

          When teen witch Ivy MacTavish changes a lizard into her date for a Halloween dance, everything turns to chaos. And when no one is powerful enough to transform him back except Ivy, it sparks the rumor: Like father, like daughter. Ivy has heard it all before – that her father, who left when she was seven – was involved with the darkest of magic.
          Making the rumors worse, someone uses an evil spell book to bring back two of history’s most nefarious killers. Ivy’s got a simple plan to set things right: find the real dark spell caster, steal the book, and reverse the spell. No problem! But she’ll have to deal with something more dangerous than murderous spirits that want her and her friends dead: the school’s resident bad boy and hotter-than-brimstone demon, Nick Marcelli. Nick’s offering Ivy more than his help with recovering the missing book – he’s offering her a way to ditch her scaly reputation as a lizard-lover. Demons are about as hard to handle as black magic, and as Ivy soon discovers, it’s going to take more than a lot of luck and a little charm if she wants to survive long enough to clear her status as a dark witch, get a warm-blooded boyfriend, and have her former date back to eating meal worms before the week’s end.

Where to buy:

On My Wish List (1): Cinder by Marissa Meyer

Thursday, January 12, 2012
First book in the Lunar Chronicles series

About the Book:

          Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth’s fate hinges on one girl. . . .
          Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She’s a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai’s, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle, and a forbidden attraction. Caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal, she must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect her world’s future.
In this thrilling debut young adult novel, the first of a quartet, Marissa Meyer introduces readers to an unforgettable heroine and a masterfully crafted new world that’s enthralling.

Where to buy:  Cinder by Marissa Meyer Cinder by Marissa Meyer

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