Saturday, January 8, 2011

On My Wishlist (1)

This is a weekly meme hosted by Carolyn @ Book Chick City.  You list books that are on your wish list that you haven't bought or gotten yet. Here are some of mine............

midnight palace-crz

Release date: March 2011; Synopsis from Goodreads: 

In the heart of Calcutta lurks a dark mystery....

Set in Calcutta in the 1930s, The Midnight Palace begins on a dark night when an English lieutenant fights to save newborn twins Ben and Sheere from an unthinkable threat. Despite monsoon-force rains and terrible danger lurking around every street corner, the young lieutenant manages to get them to safety, but not without losing his own life. . . .

Years later, on the eve of Ben and Sheere's sixteenth birthday, the mysterious threat reenters their lives. This time, it may be impossible to escape. With the help of their brave friends, the twins will have to take a stand against the terror that watches them in the shadows of the night--and face the most frightening creature in the history of the City of Palaces.

13 rue theres

Release Date: February 2011; Synopsis from Goodreads:

 American academic Trevor Stratton discovers a box full of artifacts from World War I as he settles into his new office in Paris. The pictures, letters, and objects in the box relate to the life of Louise Brunet, a feisty, charming Frenchwoman who lived through both World Wars.
As Trevor examines and documents the relics the box offers up, he begins to imagine the story of Louise Brunet's life: her love for a cousin who died in the war, her marriage to a man who works for her father, and her attraction to a neighbor in her building at 13 rue Thérèse. The more time he spends with the objects though, the truer his imaginings of Louise's life become, and the more he notices another alluring Frenchwoman: Josianne, his clerk, who planted the box in his office in the first place, and with whom he finds he is falling in love.

the girl in the garden

Release Date: June 2011; Synopsis from Goodreads:

 The redemptive journey of a young woman unsure of her engagement, who revisits in memory the events of one scorching childhood summer when her beautiful yet troubled mother spirits her away from her home to an Indian village untouched by time, where she discovers in the jungle behind her ancestral house a spellbinding garden that harbors a terrifying secret.


BLHmistress said...

The Midnight Palace sounds really good I think I have seen it around too and love the cover.

My Wishlist

pussreboots said...

I'm adding 13 Rue... to my wishlist too.

A Journey in Reading said...

Both of them really have me interested. I love Carlos Ruiz Zafon and have never read any of his YA books.

Beverly said...

Just hopping by - have a great weekend! Stop by The Wormhole sometime! Happy reading!

Holly said...

I loved Russian Winter (my review on Amazon and Goodreads).Intrigue, jewels, ballet, love - the whole works. The author, Daphne Kalotay, graciously did a review of Crestmont. Read The Long Walk years ago and will never forget it. I love your rounded taste in books! Great blog.

A Journey in Reading said...

Thanks Holly!! And anyone that reads these comments, please check out Holly's web site. She is the author of a great book: Crestmont.