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Monday, August 1, 2011

On My Wishlist (#1)

On My Wishlist is a new feature on my blog designed to spotlight the books I'm dying to read!

Every week I'll be spotlighting 5 books from the top of my wishlist :D
Feel free to steel the button and join the fun!

Here's what I'm dying to read this week!

Shatter Me by Tehereh Mafi
Hardcover, 352 pages
Expected publication: November 15th 2011 
by HarperTeen 
Juliette hasn't touched anyone in exactly 264 days. The last time she did, it was an accident, but The Reestablishment locked her up for murder. No one knows why Juliette's touch is fatal. As long as she doesn't hurt anyone else, no one really cares. The world is too busy crumbling to pieces to pay attention to a 17-year-old-girl. Diseases are destroying the population, food is hard to find, birds don't fly anymore, and the clouds are the wrong color.

The Reestablishment said their way was the only way to fix things, so they threw Juliette in a cell. Now so many people are dead that the survivors are whispering war- and The Reestablishment has changed its mind. Maybe Juliette is more than a tortured soul stuffed into a poisonous body. Maybe she's exactly what they need right now.

Juliette has to make a choice: Be a weapon. Or be a warrior. 

 If I Stay by Gale Forman (If I Stay #1)
aperback, 199 pages
Published April 9th 2009 
by Dutton Juvenile 

In a single moment, everything changes. Seventeen year- old Mia has no memory of the accident; she can only recall riding along the snow-wet Oregon road with her family. Then, in a blink, she finds herself watching as her own damaged body is taken from the wreck...

A sophisticated, layered, and heartachingly beautiful story about the power of family and friends, the choices we all make -and the ultimate choice Mia commands.

Cold Kiss by Amy Garvey
Hardcover, 336 pages
Expected publication: September 20th 2011 
by HarperTeen

When her boyfriend, Danny, is killed in a car accident, Wren can’t imagine living without him. Wild with grief, she uses the untamed powers she’s inherited to bring him back. But the Danny who returns is just a shell of the boy she once loved.

Wren has spent four months keeping Danny hidden, while her life slowly unravels around her. Then Gabriel DeMarnes transfers to her school and somehow, inexplicably, he can sense her secret. Wren finds herself drawn to Gabriel, who is so much more alive than the ghost of the boy she loved. But Wren can’t turn her back on Danny or the choice she made for him—and she realizes she must find a way to make things right, even if it means breaking her own heart.
 The Water Wars by Cameron Stracher
Hardcover, 240 pages
Published January 1st 2011 
by Sourcebooks Fire

Vera and her brother, Will, live in the shadow of the Great Panic, in a country that has collapsed from environmental catastrophe. Water is hoarded by governments, rivers are dammed, and clouds are sucked from the sky. But then Vera befriends Kai, who seems to have limitless access to fresh water. When Kai suddenly disappears, Vera and Will set off on a dangerous journey in search of him-pursued by pirates, a paramilitary group, and greedy corporations. Timely and eerily familiar, acclaimed author Cameron Stracher makes a stunning YA debut that's impossible to forget. 

Rot & Ruin by Jonathan Maberry
Hardcover, 458 pages
Published October 5th 2010 
by Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing

In the zombie-infested, post-apocalyptic America where Benny Imura lives, every teenager must find a job by the time they turn fifteen or get their rations cut in half. Benny doesn't want to apprentice as a zombie hunter with his boring older brother Tom, but he has no choice. He expects a tedious job whacking zoms for cash, but what he gets is a vocation that will teach him what it means to be human. 

So these are some of the books I'd really LOVE to read (and review!). What's on YOUR wishlist? :) 


Shaecarcar said...

Cold kiss and shatter me are on my wishlist also!

Alexis @ Reflections of a Bookaholic said...

I can see why they would make your list. So exciting :)

Bonnie said...

Evie, you simply must read If I Stay as soon as you can! It was fantastic! It is a short read too so you might even be able to read it on the plan!

soulunsung said...

Oooh, what a great wishlist. I almost bought Rot&Ruin the other day! ;)

Happy Reading, Guys! ;)
Suz @ A Soul Unsung
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