Saturday, March 6, 2010

On My Wishlist (Mar. 6th, 2010)

On My Wishlist is a fun weekly event hosted by Book Chick City and runs every Saturday. It's where I list all the books I desperately want but haven't actually bought yet. They can be old, new or forthcoming.

Lips Touch: Three Times by Laini Taylor
This is supposed to be an amazing book - has won loads of awards and, well, I haven't read a bad review for it yet. Not to mention fab illustrations!
Three tales of supernatural love, each pivoting on a kiss that is no mere kiss, but an action with profound consequences for the kissers' souls:

Goblin Fruit: In Victorian times, goblin men had only to offer young girls sumptuous fruits to tempt them to sell their souls. But what does it take to tempt today's savvy girls?

Spicy Little Curses: A demon and the ambassador to Hell tussle over the soul of a beautiful English girl in India. Matters become complicated when she falls in love and decides to test her curse.

Hatchling: Six days before Esme's fourteenth birthday, her left eye turns from brown to blue. She little suspects what the change heralds, but her small safe life begins to unravel at once. What does the beautiful, fanged man want with her, and how is her fate connected to a mysterious race of demons?

Snitch by Allison van Diepen
This looks like a really dark, tough young adult book - and what about that kick-ass cover?  Has a bit of danger, and bit of romance, and no vampires!
"In a school run by gangs, staying out was harder than joining. We knew who our friends were, and were careful what we said. If people thought we were haters, it would only be a matter of time..."

Lines are clearly marked at South Bay High School. It's mixed territory for the Crips and the Bloods, which means the drama never stops.

Julia DiVino wants none of it. No colors, no C-Walks -- it's just not her thing.

But when Eric Valienté jumps into her life, everything changes. Lines are redrawn. And then they're crossed.


  1. I haven't heard of either of these before but they both sound really good :)

  2. Snitch sound interesting! And nice cover too *LOL*

  3. "Snitch" is definitely one of my kind. A tinge of danger and a tinge of romance - what's not to love about that, eh?

    Thank you so much for emailing me re: book recommendation the other day. I've jot down those books you recommended and will be hunting for them the next time I go book shopping!

    The Bibliophile's Journal

  4. You really have a way of selecting the most intrigung titles. Half the time, I have never heard of them and end up leaving wanting to find out more about them. The covers are really cool looking. Here's mine

  5. Wow I just finished reading the Snitch summary all I have to say is Wow! Its not my type of book but I might just give it a try!! And Lips Touch Three Times I have seen this book in a couple of bookstore but never seemed to see what the book is about!! and thx to you I totally just added it to my To Buy List!! Thanks 4 and awesome wishlist!!

    My Wishlist is Here


  6. Lips Touch has a great cover. I'll have to add it to my Wishlist, if only for the cover! ^_-

  7. Snitch seems very Westside Story and I'm all for that. Here is mine @ Silly Little Game

  8. @Shy - Snitch really does seem to have all the elements of a great YA book - I'm looking forward to reading it. Glad you got my email - I hope I have helped steer you in the right direction. ♥

    @Lori - Thanks so much! ♥ I try to select books that I haven't seen too often on the blogosphere... glad to know I've succeeded.

    @Yesenia - West Side Story FTW!

  9. I've heard really good things about Lips Touch. Great picks. Hope you get to read them soon! :)



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