Sunday, August 7, 2011

On My Wishlist (#2)

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 3-5 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!

Eon: Dragoneye Reborn (Eon #1)
Hardcover, 536 pages
Published December 26th 2008
by Viking Juvenile

     Also Known As: Two Pearls of Wisdom, Eon: Rise of the Dragoneye, and Eon (All the same book just published with different publishers)
Eon has been studying the ancient art of Dragon Magic for four years, hoping he'll be able to apprentice to one of the twelve energy dragons of good fortune. But he also has a dark secret. He is actually Eona, a sixteen-year-old girl who has been living a dangerous lie for the chance to become a Dragon-eye, the human link to an energy dragon's power. It is forbidden for females to practice the Dragon Magic and, if discovered, Eon faces a terrible death. After a dazzling sword ceremony, Eon's affinity with the twelve dragons catapults him into the treacherous world of the Imperial court, where he makes a powerful enemy, Lord Ido. As tension builds and Eon's desperate lie comes to light, readers won't be able to stop turning the pages...

Eona: The Last Dragoneye (Eon #2)
Hardcover, 637 pages
Published April 19th 2011
by Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated

     Eon has been revealed as Eona, the first female Dragoneye in hundreds of years. Along with fellow rebels Ryko and Lady Dela, she is on the run from High Lord Sethon's army. The renegades are on a quest for the black folio, stolen by the drug-riddled Dillon; they must also find Kygo, the young Pearl Emperor, who needs Eona's power and the black folio if he is to wrest back his throne from the selfstyled "Emperor" Sethon. Through it all, Eona must come to terms with her new Dragoneye identity and power-and learn to bear the anguish of the ten dragons whose Dragoneyes were murdered. As they focus their power through her, she becomes a dangerous conduit for their plans. . . .

Eona, with its pulse-pounding drama and romance, its unforgettable fight scenes, and its surprises, is the conclusion to an epic only Alison Goodman could create.

The Near Witch by Victoria Schwab
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published August 2nd 2011 
by Hyperion Books CH

The Near Witch is only an old story told to frighten children.

If the wind calls at night, you must not listen. The wind is lonely, and always looking for company.

And there are no strangers in the town of Near.These are the truths that Lexi has heard all her life.
But when an actual stranger—a boy who seems to fade like smoke—appears outside her home on the moor at night, she knows that at least one of these sayings is no longer true.
The next night, the children of Near start disappearing from their beds, and the mysterious boy falls under suspicion. Still, he insists on helping Lexi search for them. Something tells her she can trust him.
As the hunt for the children intensifies, so does Lexi’s need to know—about the witch that just might be more than a bedtime story, about the wind that seems to speak through the walls at night, and about the history of this nameless boy.
Part fairy tale, part love story, Victoria Schwab’s debut novel is entirely original yet achingly familiar: a song you heard long ago, a whisper carried by the wind, and a dream you won’t soon forget.

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


Akshay Bakshi said...

Eon and Eona both are on my wishlist as well. The word 'dragon' in the title was the hook for me, even though it seems that aren't actual dragons in the story.

thepamjelly said...

The Near Witch is on my wishlist as well! :)

Jenn of Frequent Reader, Infrequent Blogger said...

I loved both Eon and Eona, planning to reread my copies so I can post a review since I didn't write reviews back when I first read them. Would love to read the Near Witch myself.

therainhouse said...

I read both Eon and Eona.. I found it a little hard to decide between Kygo and Lord Ido.

LoriStrongin said...

Ooh! I haven't come across either Eon or Eona before, but the blurbs really hooked my interest. And the covers are definitely gorgeous!

Thanks for the rec!


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