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I haven't done On My Wishlist in a few weeks, mainly because I've gotten so many books over the last few weeks that I hadn't really thought about what books I'd wanted! I recently revamped my wish list that I share with my friends and family, so I figured it was time to delve back into this meme.
Wicked Game-Jeri Smith- Ready
Newbie marketing intern Ciara Griffin lands a job at WMMP, a station threatened with being sold to Skyware, a giant communications conglomerate, unless ad revenue picks up. A former con artist with a canny way with people, Ciara soon learns that the DJs are undead and specialists in the musical eras in which they were turned into vampires. One of them, Shane McAllister (turned in 1995), is really hot and dangerously tempting. In order to attract more listeners, Ciara promotes a new marketing strategy and the Sherwood, Md., station becomes 94.3 WVMP, the Lifeblood of Rock and Roll, exploiting the fang factor (which no listener takes seriously) for profit. It works, until an ancient vampire cult wants to pull the plug. Also playing in is The Control, an equally ancient paramilitary group created to protect good vampires and kill bad ones. Smith-Ready's musical references are spot on, as is her take on corporate radio's creeping airwave hegemony. Add in the irrepressible Ciara, who grew up in a family of grifters, and the results rock.
Since I loved Shade and since I'm trying to make more of an effort to pepper in some adult books back onto my YA packed book shelf, I figured this book would be a good addition.
Lady Lazarus-Michelle Lang
With the romance of Twilight, the suspense of The Dresden Files, and the delicious thrills of True Blood, the enthralling saga of Magdalena Lazarus unfolds. Descended from the legendary witch of Ein Dor, she alone holds the power to summon the angel Raziel and stop Hitler and his supernatural minions from unleashing total war in Europe. The Nazis have fighters more fearsome than soldiers, weapons more terrifying than missiles, and allies that even they are afraid of SS werewolves; the demon Asmodel who possesses a willing Adolf Hitler, and other supernatural creatures all are literally hell-bent on preventing Magda from possessing the Book of Raziel, a magical text with the power to turn the tide against Hitler’s vast war machine.
Magda, young and rebellious, grew up in the cosmopolitan city of Budapest, unaware of her family’s heritage. When her mother dies, Magda--ready or not--is the Lazarus, who must face the evil that holds Europe in an iron grip. Unready to assume the mantle of her ancient birthright, but knowing that she must fight, she sets out across Europe searching for the Book. Magda is desperate enough to endanger her soul by summoning the avenging angel Raziel. When she sees him in the glory of his celestial presence, her heart is utterly, completely lost…
The first paragraph of this description nearly put me off, as I detest all the comparisons to popular novels or TV series. I don't need a book to be like something else for me to like it! I'm glad I kept reading because this one sounds right up my alley. Paranormal meets WII? Yes, please!
Flip this Zombie (Living with the Dead)-Jesse Petersen
I'm not including a synopsis with this one, because it's spoilery for the first book in The Living with The Dead series, which I just finished a few days ago. The first book doesn't come out until September, and Flip this Zombie doesn't hit shelves until January, 2011.
What's on your wish list this week?