On My Wishlist #3

Posted: November 19, 2011 in Meme's
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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. 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. If you want to know more click here.
 

The Gunslinger (The Dark Tower, #1)Title:  The Gunslinger
Author: Stephen King
Series: The Dark Tower #1
Genre: Fantasy

Synopsis:

 Beginning with a short story appearing in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction in 1978, the publication of Stephen King’s epic work of fantasy — what he considers to be a single long novel and his magnum opus — has spanned a quarter of a century.

Set in a world of extraordinary circumstances, filled with stunning visual imagery and unforgettable characters, The Dark Tower series is King’s most visionary feat of storytelling, a magical mix of science fiction, fantasy, and horror that may well be his crowning achievement.

Book I
In The Gunslinger (originally published in 1982), King introduces his most enigmatic hero, Roland Deschain of Gilead, the Last Gunslinger. He is a haunting, solitary figure at first, on a mysterious quest through a desolate world that eerily mirrors our own. Pursuing the man in black, an evil being who can bring the dead back to life, Roland is a good man who seems to leave nothing but death in his wake.

This new edition of The Gunslinger has been revised and expanded throughout by King, with new story material, in addition to a new introduction and foreword. It also includes four full-color illustrations in the hardcover and trade paperback formats.

Ashfall (Ashfall, #1)Title: Ashfall
Author: Mike Mullin
Series: Ashfall #1
Genre: Dystopia/Sci-Fi/YA

Synopsis:

 

Under the bubbling hot springs and geysers of Yellowstone National Park is a supervolcano. Most people don’t know it’s there. The caldera is so large that it can only be seen from a plane or satellite. It just could be overdue for an eruption, which would change the landscape and climate of our planet.

Ashfall is the story of Alex, a teenage boy left alone for the weekend while his parents visit relatives. When the Yellowstone supervolcano erupts unexpectedly, Alex is determined to reach his parents. He must travel over a hundred miles in a landscape transformed by a foot of ash and the destruction of every modern convenience that he has ever known, and through a new world in which disaster has brought out both the best and worst in people desperate for food, water, and warmth. With a combination of nonstop action, a little romance, and very real science, this is a story that is difficult to stop reading and even more difficult to forget.

Starcrossed (Starcrossed, #1)Title: Starcrossed
Author: Josephine Angelini
Series: Starcrossed #1
Genre: YA/Fantasy

Synopsis:

 

How do you defy destiny?

Helen Hamilton has spent her entire sixteen years trying to hide how different she is—no easy task on an island as small and sheltered as Nantucket. And it’s getting harder. Nightmares of a desperate desert journey have Helen waking parched, only to find her sheets damaged by dirt and dust. At school she’s haunted by hallucinations of three women weeping tears of blood . . . and when Helen first crosses paths with Lucas Delos, she has no way of knowing they’re destined to play the leading roles in a tragedy the Fates insist on repeating throughout history.

As Helen unlocks the secrets of her ancestry, she realizes that some myths are more than just legend. But even demigod powers might not be enough to defy the forces that are both drawing her and Lucas together—and trying to tear them apart.

Blood Bound (Unbound #1)Title: Blood Bound
Author: Rachel Vincent
Series: Unbound #1
Genre: Urban Fantasy

Synopsis:

By blood, by word, by magic…

Most can’t touch the power. But Liv Warren is special— a paranormal tracker who follows the scent of blood.

Liv makes her own rules, and the most important one is trust no one.

But when her friend’s daughter goes missing, Liv has no choice but to find the girl. Thanks to a childhood oath, Liv can’t rest until the child is home safe. But that means trusting Cam Caballero, the former lover forbidden to her.

Bound by oath and lost in desire for a man she cannot have, Liv is racing to save the child from a dark criminal underworld where secrets, lies, trauma and danger lurk around every corner…every touch…every kiss.

And more blood will be spilled before it’s over…’

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Comments
  1. I LOVED Starcrossed and I also liked Blood Bound. Get it soon! I haven’t read Ashfall yet but really want to. Great picks 🙂

  2. I would love to read Ashfall too, and quite honestly I haven’t read any Stephen King when I know I should! Great choices 🙂

  3. Cat Russell says:

    Great selections! I really enjoyed Blood Bound. Vincent is a fantastic author.

  4. Mel S says:

    I fell in love with the Dark Tower series! The Gunsliger is a bit slow but after you read the Drawing of the Three there’s no way you can’t not finish the series! I have Blood Bound ready to read as well – great choices!

  5. Lesley @ My keeper shelf says:

    Blood Bound is AMAZING I really loved it, I hope you get a copy soon.

    My wishlist

  6. I had the pleasure of reading Ashfall. It’s really awesome. Really great pick you:)

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