Saturday, May 8, 2010
On My Wishlist: May 8th
On My Wishlist is a weekly feature ran by the great book blog Book Chick City. To learn more about this meme, get the details here.
Since my birthday was only a couple weeks ago, I have to say there isn't much on my wish list right now. I got most of the books I was dying for, but there are still a few more I'm ready to snap up!
Shade-Jeri Smith Ready
Best. Birthday. Ever. At least, it was supposed to be. With Logan's band playing a critical gig and Aura's plans for an intimate after-party, Aura knows it will be the most memorable night of her boyfriend's life. She never thought it would be his last.
Logan's sudden death leaves Aura devastated. He's gone.
Well, sort of.
Like everyone born after the Shift, Aura can see and hear ghosts. This mysterious ability has always been annoying, and Aura had wanted nothing more than to figure out why the Shift happened so she can undo it. But not with Logan's violet-hued spirit still hanging around. Because dead Logan is almost as real as ever. Almost.
It doesn't help that Aura's new friend Zachary is so understanding--and so very alive. His support means more to Aura than she cares to admit.
As Aura's relationships with the dead and the living grow ever complicated, so do her feelings for Logan and Zachary. Each holds a piece of Aura's heart...and clues to the secret of the Shift.
I have the bad habit of seeing books over and over on book blogs and for one reason or another, not paying them any mind. Shade is such a book. I must have seen it on ten different blogs before I finally took the time to read the summary. I'd wanted to buy it when it came out last week, but none of my local bookstores had it. Luckily for me, I got one last birthday check from my aunt, so it looks like I might be able to snag it after all!
Restoring Harmony-Joelle Anthony
The year is 2041, and sixteen-year-old Molly McClure has lived a relatively quiet life on an isolated farming island in Canada, but when her family fears the worst may have happened to her grandparents in the US, Molly must brave the dangerous, chaotic world left after global economic collapse—one of massive oil shortages, rampant crime, and abandoned cities.
Molly is relieved to find her grandparents alive in their Portland suburb, but they’re financially ruined and practically starving. What should’ve been a quick trip turns into a full-fledged rescue mission. And when Molly witnesses something the local crime bosses wishes she hadn’t, Molly’s only way home may be to beat them at their own game. Luckily, there’s a handsome stranger who’s willing to help.
First off, the cover of this books is ah-may-zing. I love the fonts and used, it looks very Art Deco-well, to me anyway. Second of all, I'm all about dystopian novels here lately, since I'm writing one. The premise of this one is a bit different than others I've seen, so that intrigues me even more. This book comes out later this week!
Road Trip of the Living Dead-Mark Henry
Two fashionista zombies on the lam leave a trail of carnage from Seattle to Rapid City, S.D., in this unabashedly raunchy sequel to 2008's Happy Hour of the Damned. Narrator Amanda Feral, who sneers at the poor fashion sense of her victims before eating their brains, coaxes fellow zombie Wendy Miller to accompany her on a visit to Amanda's dying, abusive mother. They pick up the pace when their vampire friend, Gil, offends a strip club owner, who chases them with a pack of werewolves. Someone also keeps beheading members of Amanda's pickup entourage, but it's hard to credit her outrage given her own homicidal proclivities.
I bought myself the Happy Hour of the Damned for my birthday, and though I've only cracked the spine to have a peek, I liked what I saw so far!