Saturday, March 12, 2011

On My Wishlist 3-12-11

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. It's also an event that you can join in with too - Mr Linky is always at the ready for you to link your own 'On My Wishlist' post. 

On my wish list this week: All synopsis from Goodreads

 A story of huge emotional power set against the road to Magna Carta and the fight to bring a tyrant king to heel. The privileged daughter of one of the most powerful men in England, Mahelt Marshal's life changes dramatically when her father is suspected by King John. Her brothers become hostages and Mahelt is married to Hugh Bigod, heir to the earldom of Norfolk. Adapting to her new life is hard, but Mahelt comes to love Hugh deeply; however, defying her father-in-law brings disgrace and heartbreak. When King John sets out to subdue the Bigods, Mahelt faces a heartbreaking battle, fearing neither she, nor her marriage, is likely to survive the outcome ..

 Beautiful. Seductive. Innocent. Jane Popyncourt was brought to the court as a child to be ward of the king and a companion to his daughters -- the princesses Margaret and Mary. With no money of her own, Jane could not hope for a powerful marriage, or perhaps even marriage at all. But as she grows into a lovely young woman, she still receives flattering attention from the virile young men flocking to serve the handsome new king, Henry VIII, who has recently married Catherine of Aragon. Then a dashing French prisoner of war, cousin to the king of France, is brought to London, and Jane finds she cannot help giving some of her heart -- and more -- to a man she can never marry. But the Tudor court is filled with dangers as well as seductions, and there are mysteries surrounding Jane's birth that have made her deadly enemies. Can she cultivate her beauty and her amorous wiles to guide her along a perilous path and bring her at last to happiness? Basing her gripping tale on the life of the real Jane Popyncourt, gifted author Kate Emerson brings the Tudor monarchs, their family, and their courtiers to brilliant life in this vibrant new novel.

 Mackie Doyle is not one of us. Though he lives in the small town of Gentry, he comes from a world of tunnels and black murky water, a world of living dead girls ruled by a little tattooed princess. He is a Replacement, left in the crib of a human baby sixteen years ago. Now, because of fatal allergies to iron, blood, and consecrated ground, Mackie is fighting to survive in the human world.

Mackie would give anything to live among us, to practice on his bass or spend time with his crush, Tate. But when Tate's baby sister goes missing, Mackie is drawn irrevocably into the underworld of Gentry, known as Mayhem. He must face the dark creatures of the Slag Heaps and find his rightful place, in our world, or theirs.

Theia Alderson has always led a sheltered life in the small California town of Serendipity Falls. But when a devastatingly handsome boy appears in the halls of her school, Theia knows she's seen Haden before- not around town, but in her dreams.

As the Haden of both the night and the day beckons her closer one moment and pushes her away the next, the only thing Theia knows for sure is that the incredible pull she feels towards him is stronger than her fear.

And when she discovers what Haden truly is, Theia's not sure if she wants to resist him, even if the cost is her soul.


Pamela said...

The Replacement and Falling Under are two books that I really want to read, too! I wish I had more time so I could get to all the books on my TBR list! :)

Feel free to check out what's on my wishlist this week.

Anonymous said...

Great picks and wow... amazingly cool blog. I love the Phantom of the Opera theme. I will definitely be checking back here more often.

Here's my wishlist.

- April

Stacy at A Novel Source said...

I too love your Phantom theme! I think I have been a die-hard Phantom fan since high school! I've read the book, seen every version of the movie....your blog is gorgeous!!! Falling Under sounds scrumptious! and the cover...yummy!!!

Rie Conley said...

All of these look so awesome. The Replacement and Falling Under are two that are that I really want to read.

New follower.

кєяo said...

I love historical fiction! Your wish list looks great. My Wishlist

A Journey in Reading said...

Thanks all! I fell in love with the Phantom back in high school... now I have read the book, own the movie and have seen the play.... I have to root for him :)

BookGeek said...

The Replacement looks awesome! I like the idea of telling a story from the "replaced" POV. :)

SweetSwan said...

*squeee* i really want "falling under" and "the replacement" too! The other two look awesome also. Ive not heard of them, but i love princess stories! :)