Saturday, 28 May 2011

On My Wishlist (1)


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


This is my first time participating in On My Wishlist, but I have so many books I would just looove to read, but am too poor to afford. It might help me keep track of them, too, so here goes!


The first book I really, really, really want is Ruby Red. This book is about time travel and all the reviews I have seen have been extremely positive. I was contemplating buying the hardback edition in my latest order (which will be my last in some time), but I am too poor, so unfortunately, it will have to wait.


Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier              Edelstein-Trilogie #1
Description (from Goodreads): Gwyneth Shepherd's sophisticated, beautiful cousin Charlotte has been prepared her entire life for traveling through time. But unexpectedly, it is Gwyneth, who in the middle of class takes a sudden spin to a different era! Gwyneth must now unearth the mystery of why her mother would lie about her birth date to ward off suspicion about her ability, brush up on her history, and work with Gideon, the time traveler from a similarly gifted family that passes the gene through its male line, and whose presence becomes, in time, less insufferable and more essential. Together, Gwyneth and Gideon journey through time to discover who, in the 18th century and in contemporary London, they can trust.


This next book is soooo weird looking!! I saw it in a couple of IMMs and it's full of creepy pictures! Ergo, I want to read it! :)



Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs                Description (from Goodreads): A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. And a strange collection of very curious photographs. It all waits to be discovered in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, an unforgettable novel that mixes fiction and photography in a thrilling reading experience. As our story opens, a horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children who once lived here—one of whom was his own grandfather—were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a desolate island for good reason. And somehow—impossible though it seems—they may still be alive.                          A spine-tingling fantasy illustrated with haunting vintage photography, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children will delight adults, teens, and anyone who relishes an adventure in the shadows.

6 comments:

  1. I'm going to go look up Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children now!

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  2. You should definitely do that! It looks very good! Just the title was enough to make me want to read it, really!

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  3. Welcome to the meme. It's a sure fire way to double the length of your wishlist in no time flat.

    My featured wish comes from the Armchair BEA interview I conducted earlier in the week. Come see who I interviewed and what book I've added.

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  4. Great picks! Both sound interesting, but I have to admit, I have a weakness for time travel :)

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  5. Both are great picks, especially Miss Peregrine.

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  6. These both sound interesting and are on my wishlist as well. Hope that you get the chance to read them soon!

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