Saturday, August 7, 2010

On My Wishlist (1)

This is a weekly meme hosted by Book Chick City, where we list the books we really, really want, but haven't bought yet. The books can be old, new and/or forthcoming.

I always have a lot of books on my wishlist, here is a selection of some of them:

Name: Gideon Redoak
Publisher: By Light Unseen Media
Pages: 220 Pages
Published: 1.08.2009

" Starred Review. It's a great shame that Fraser (1957–2008) didn't live to see the publication of this impressive dark fantasy debut, which introduces a stirring classic vampire. Baron Gideon Redoak is the gay son of a Puritan living in 1641 Shrewsbury, England. At age 19, he's seduced, turned and abused by Etienne Corbeau, a sadistic vampire who eventually buries him alive (or undead). Evan Jones, a Welshman with superhuman abilities, digs Gideon up at the behest of Le Societé des Gardiens, vampires who don't believe in killing. Over the next several centuries, Gideon learns much of love and grief as he and Evan join a group of druids in battling the evil vampires. Fraser keeps the pages turning with brisk pacing and a thoughtful, sensitive portrayal of Gideon's struggles with Corbeau and his inner puritanical demons.

I love a good vampire - story, and the description of this one really got my attention.

Name: Soulless
Publisher: Little Brown & Company
Pages: 384
Published: 7.01.2010

" Alexia Tarabotti is laboring under a great many social tribulations. First, she has no soul. Second, she's a spinster whose father is both Italian and dead. Third, she was rudely attacked by a vampire, breaking all standards of social etiquette. Where to go from there? From bad to worse apparently, for Alexia accidentally kills the vampire - and then the appalling Lord Maccon (loud, messy, gorgeous, and werewolf) is sent by Queen Victoria to investigate. With unexpected vampires appearing and expected vampires disappearing, everyone seems to believe Alexia responsible. Can she figure out what is actually happening to London's high society? Or will her soulless ability to negate supernatural powers prove useful or just plain embarrassing? Finally, who is the real enemy, and do they have treacle tart? SOULLESS is a comedy of manners set in Victorian London: full of werewolves, vampires, dirigibles, and tea-drinking.
(From Book Depository)

Again, a story about vampires. This one is also set in Victorian London, one of my favorite time periods to read about. I have heard a lot of great things about this series.

Name: Heavenly
Publisher: Grove Creek Publishing
Pages: 294
Published: 15.08.2009

" I met someone who changed everything. Matthias. My autistic sister's guardian angel. Honest. Inspiring. Funny. Hot. And immortal. That was the problem. What could I do? I did what any other girl would do-I fell in love with him. Zoe's sister darts in front of cars. Her brother's a pothead. Her parents are so overwhelmed; they don't see Zoe lost in her broken life. Zoe escapes the only way she knows how: partying. Matthias, a guardian sent from Heaven, watches over Zoe's autistic sister. After Zoe is convinced he's legit, angel and lost girl come together in a love that changes destiny. But Heaven on Earth can't last forever.
(From Amazon)

This one went straight to my WishList when I read this amazing review.

What's on your wishlist this saturday?


Books Glorious Books said...

These books look great! I hope you get them sometime soon...

A Simple Love of Reading said...

I really want to read Soulless too! I hope you get your wishlist! Here's mine:

Darlyn said...

Great pick!I havent read Soulles yet but plan to very soon ;p

The Book Vixen said...

I've recently added Heavenly to my wishlist. Hope you gets these reads soon :)

Emily said...

Soulless is fantastic- I hope you enjoy it as much as I did! :D

jackie b central texas said...

Vamps by Fraser and Angels by Laurens look great and everyone knows about Carriger's book. Hope you get them all!

My Wish List at Housewife Blues and Chihuahua Stories

jackie b ^_^

Jude said...

I'd forgotten all about Soulless. I've been wanting to read that for ages. I hope you get to read it and the other books on your list soon.

My wishlist is here

pussreboots said...

Hope you get your books. Here's what I'm wishing for this week.

A Life Bound By Books said...

Great books you picked this week! Looking forward to Heavenly too. I hope you get a chance to read them soon :D

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