Saturday, June 25, 2011

On My Wishlist: YA Version, 6/25/11

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!
This week I'm going to focus on some YA titles.  There are so many good ones coming out in the next few months and some great ones that have just been released.

possession divergent

moonglass winters shadow

*****Possession by Elana Johnson (Possession #1)  June 7, 2011; Simon & Schuster

  Vi knows the Rule: Girls don't walk with boys, and they never even think about kissing them. But no one makes Vi want to break the Rules more than Zenn...and since the Thinkers have chosen him as Vi's future match, how much trouble can one kiss cause? The Thinkers may have brainwashed the rest of the population, but Vi is determined to think for herself.

But the Thinkers are unusually persuasive, and they're set on convincing Vi to become one of them...starting by brainwashing Zenn. Vi can't leave Zenn in the Thinkers' hands, but she's wary of joining the rebellion, especially since that means teaming up with Jag. Jag is egotistical, charismatic, and dangerous--everything Zenn's not. Vi can't quite trust Jag and can't quite resist him, but she also can't give up on Zenn.

This is a game of control or be controlled. And Vi has no choice but to play.

*****Divergent by Veronica Roth (Divergent #1)  May 3, 2011; Katherine Tegen Books
In Beatrice Prior's dystopian Chicago, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue—Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is—she can't have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself.

During the highly competitive initiation that follows, Beatrice renames herself Tris and struggles to determine who her friends really are—and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes fascinating, sometimes infuriating boy fits into the life she's chosen. But Tris also has a secret, one she's kept hidden from everyone because she's been warned it can mean death. And as she discovers a growing conflict that threatens to unravel her seemingly perfect society, she also learns that her secret might help her save those she loves . . . or it might destroy her.

Debut author Veronica Roth bursts onto the literary scene with the first book in the Divergent series—dystopian thrillers filled with electrifying decisions, heartbreaking betrayals, stunning consequences, and unexpected romance.

*****Moonglass by Jessi Kirby  May 3, 2011; Simon & Schuster

From Jessi Kirby, a debut novel about confronting the past in order to move ahead.

I read once that water is a symbol for emotions. And for a while now, I've thought maybe my mother drowned in both.

Anna's life is upended when her father accepts a job transfer the summer before her junior year. It's bad enough that she has to leave her friends and her life behind, but her dad is moving them to the beach where her parents first met and fell in love- a place awash in memories that Anna would just as soon leave under the surface.

While life on the beach is pretty great, with ocean views and one adorable lifeguard in particular, there are also family secrets that were buried along the shore years ago. And the ebb and flow of the ocean's tide means that nothing- not the sea glass that she collects on the sand and not the truths behind Anna's mother's death- stays buried forever.

*****Winter's Shadow by M.J. Hearle  June 1, 2011; Pan McMillian, Australia

Blake Duchamp...

He's all that Winter Adams can think of. Ever since their fateful meeting at Pilgrim's Lament. Ever since he looked at her with those emerald eyes. Ever since he saved her life.

But Blake isn't all that he seems. There is a strangeness about him, something dark and otherworldly. Something dangerous. In his attic is a secret he would kill to defend, but Winter seems to have a special ability to make him forget his duty. And he is her only protection against the gathering darkness.

The only problem is, to protect Winter, Blake must risk exposing her to an even greater danger. Himself.

What are YOU wishing for this week??


Book Reviews From The Basement said...

Beautiful blog you have!
I've had Divirgent on another wishlist earlier year and still doesn't have it. But hope both of us will get to read it someday. The cover is just awesome!

Anonymous said...

Divergent is a good read :) Possession was on my wishlist last week lol!

Amy @ Turn the Page

Anonymous said...

Very cool picks! I need to get around to reading these books soon. :)

My Wishlist

Maria Behar said...

Hi! I'm a new follower! What pulled me in was your blog header; I, too, love the Phantom of the Opera -- the Andrew Lloyd Webber version, that is. I thoroughly dislike the original Leroux novel.

By the way, have you ever read "Phantom", by Susan Kay? It's a true masterpiece! In fact, it's MUCH better than the original! If you haven't read it, I highly recommend it to you.

The books you've chosen for your wishlist are all fabulous! I want them all, of course! I had "Divergent" on my own wishlist a couple of weeks ago. I've heard of the others, but had not checked them out until I read your post. So now they're all going on top of my already humongous TBR pile!

Thanks for sharing!! : )