Saturday, December 18, 2010

On My Wishlist...

Mermaid: A Twist on the Classic TaleMermaid: A Twist on the Classic Tale by Carolyn Tugeon
to be published 3/1/2011
From Goodreads:
The story of two very different women, one mortal, one mermaid, and the clash between worlds best kept apart... It is a cold day at the end of the world when a young woman, a princess in hiding, looks out across a Northern sea and sees something she could not have seen. It looks...it can't be. It looks like a mermaid's tail. And, as she looks more closely, she sees that the mermaid is dragging a drowning sailor in her arms. Because, only hours before, another princess, the daughter of the sea queen, has decided to risk everything and take a look at the world above the sea: the world of mortals. And there she finds a storm, a shipwreck, a sailor, and sets in train events which will change both women's worlds forever.
Okay, I have to say I love the cover so that really won me over. :)


I've seen this one around the blogosphere and I'm curious...
Wildefire Wildfire by Karsten Knight
to be published 7/26/2011
From Goodreads:
Ashline Wilde never received an instruction manual on how to be a 16-year-old Polynesian volcano goddess. If she had, it might have contained helpful warnings such as: 

• Dreaming about your (thankfully) mortal boyfriend may cause your bed to spontaneously combust 
• Oven mitts should be worn at all times during heavy make-out sessions 
Instead, Ash has to learn these life lessons the hard way as her dormant powers erupt at the most awkward times. In the wake of a hometown tragedy, Ash transfers to Blackwood Academy, a boarding school nestled in California’s redwoods, where a group of fellow gods-on-earth have mysteriously convened. As if sophomore year couldn’t get any worse, her storm goddess older sister, the wild and unpredictable Eve, resurfaces to haunt Ashline. With a war between the gods looming over Blackwood, Ash must master the fire smoldering within her before she clashes with her sister one final time, which leads us to life-lesson #3: 
• When warm and cold fronts collide, there’s guaranteed to be a storm. 
So... what is on your wishlist this week?

14 comments:

  1. Neither of these books are ones I've heard of before. Mermaids seem to be one of new trends but I really like the sound of Mermaid! :)

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  2. That mermaid book does sound good and I like the cover :)

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  3. I've not heard of these books either. I look forward to your reviews.

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  4. Is this one of the re tellings from famous fairy tales? I like the sound of this one. Must try to find it! I love the cover too.

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  5. I love these covers! Hope you get read these soon. Here's what I'm wishing for this week.

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  6. I have heard of Mermaid but not really much yet, like you like the cover and hope when you get a chance to read it the book is as interesting as you hope Melissa!

    Wildfire thanks to your heads up is now on my own wishing to read list, gotta long wait till July but gives me a chance to read my shelves down some more!

    Hope you get them both and enjoy them as much as you think you will!

    My Wishlist

    jackie >_<

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  7. I really love the sound of Mermaid and I agree the cover pulls you in. Just added it to my evergrowing list. Hope you get to read these soon.


    My Wishlist

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  8. Wildfire, sounds fun! I'm not familiar with the other one though :) I hope you get them soon!

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  9. "Wildfire" sounds amazing! Must get my hands on a copy of that! ;)

    Have a great weekend!

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  11. I put the wrong link down earlier. Argh.

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  12. The Mermaid cover is drawing me in as well. What can I say, I love shiny, pretty things.

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  13. I'm totally dying to read both of these :)

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  14. Wildfire has my interest as well but also kind of apprehensive. A 16yo Polynesian goddess? I wonder. Sometimes when plot lines come to close to reality for me I have a hard time keeping in the fictional realm. I'm no goddess but I am Polynesian so it may be to close to my reality and the cultural backing I know all too well.


    If this one does cross your path- I'm definitely reading your thoughts. I really want to know!!!

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