Saturday, February 26, 2011
On My Wishlist February 26th
On My Wish list is a weekly event held by Book Chick City.
The Name of this Book Is Secret (Secret Series)-Pseudonymous Bosch
Publisher: Little, Brown
Publication Date: 2008
This is the story about a secret. but it also contains a secret story.
When adventurous detectives, Cass, an ever-vigilant survivalist, and Max-Ernest, a boy driven by logic, discover the Symphony of Smells, a box filled with smelly vials of colorful ingredients, they accidentally stumble upon a mystery surrounding a dead magician's diary and the hunt for immortality.
Filled with word games, anagrams, and featuring a mysterious narrator, this is a book that won't stay secret for long.
I first heard of this series a few months ago. I'm a huge sucker for whimsical middle grade series, and this sounds like it fits the bill!
Shadowcry (The Secrets of Wintercraft)-Jenna Burtenshaw
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Publication Date: June 21, 2011
Kate Winters isn’t who she thinks she is. Burned out of her family bookstore by a suspicious fire, she will be pursued across a country riddled by fear and war before she discovers the extent of her skill and her destiny. Her pursuers include Silas Dane—one of the most compelling villains since Rowling’s Professor Snape and Pullman’s Mrs. Coulter—and Edgar, a young man who worked at the bookshop and who seems to know much more about the secrets of Wintercraft (a mysterious book that has been in Kate’s family for generations; a book responsible for the disappearance of her parents years ago) than he lets on.
I cannot wait for this one. The description sounds fantastic! The cover is beautiful too.
A Blue So Dark-Holly Schindler
Publication Date: May, 2010
Fifteen-year-old Aura Ambrose has been hiding a secret. Her mother, a talented artist and art teacher, is slowly being consumed by schizophrenia, and Aura has been her sole caretaker ever since Aura's dad left them. Convinced that "creative" equals crazy, Aura shuns her own artistic talent. But as her mother sinks deeper into the darkness of mental illness, the hunger for a creative outlet draws Aura toward the depths of her imagination. Just as desperation threatens to swallow her whole, Aura discovers that art, love, and family are profoundly linked—and together may offer an escape from her fears.
I'm on a contemporary YA kick here lately and I've heard really good things about this book. The premise sounds original and thought provoking.
That's it for my wish list this week, what's on yours?