Saturday, January 15, 2011

On My Wishlist...

Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake
TBP: Sept. 2011
From Goodreads:

Just your average boy-meets-girl, girl-kills-people story. . . 
Cas Lowood has inherited an unusual vocation: He kills the dead. 
So did his father before him, until his gruesome murder by a ghost he sought to kill. Now, armed with his father's mysterious and deadly at hame, Cas travels the country with his kitchen-witch mother and their spirit-sniffing cat. Together they follow legends and local lore, trying to keep up with the murderous dead—keeping pesky things like the future and friends at bay. 
When they arrive in a new town in search of a ghost the locals call Anna Dressed in Blood, Cas doesn't expect anything outside of the ordinary: move, hunt, kill. What he finds instead is a girl entangled in curses and rage, a ghost like he's never faced before. She still wears the dress she wore on the day of her brutal murder in 1958: once white, but now stained red and dripping blood. Since her death, Anna has killed any and every person who has dared to step into the deserted Victorian she used to call home. 
And she, for whatever reason, spares his life.
 Haunting Violet by Alyxandra Harvey
TBP: June 1, 2011
From Goodreads:

Violet Willoughby doesn't believe in ghosts. But they believe in her. After spending years participating in her mother's elaborate ruse as a fraudulent medium, Violet is about as skeptical as they come in all matters supernatural. Now that she is being visited by a very persistent ghost, one who suffered a violent death, Violet can no longer ignore her unique ability. She must figure out what this ghost is trying to communicate, and quickly because the killer is still on the loose.
Afraid of ruining her chance to escape her mother's scheming through an advantageous marriage, Violet must keep her ability secret. The only person who can help her is Colin, a friend she's known since childhood, and whom she has grown to love. He understands the true Violet, but helping her on this path means they might never be together. Can Violet find a way to help this ghost without ruining her own chance at a future free of lies?

BOO!
*rattles chains*
What is on your ghostly wishlist this week? 

23 comments:

  1. I absolutely love the cover for Anna Dressed in Blood. It's one that I thought about adding to my list as well.

    On My Wishlist

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  2. Eeek!! Don't scare me like that!

    I love the look of Anna Dressed in Blood - the cover is beautiful and the story sounds like it could match it as well!

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  3. They are both on my wishlist too. I love both of the covers. :)

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  4. I've seen both of hose books popping up recently, and they both look great. I did a recent Cover Love post on Anna Dressed In Blood.

    Jennifer (An Abundance of Books)

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  5. I had Anna Dressed in Blood on my list last week, sounds good doesn't it! :D

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  6. This one is on my wishlist too....

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  7. "Cas Lowood has inherited an unusual vocation: He kills the dead." - love it! Awesome cover, awesome tag line.

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  8. I'm not keen on books with ghosts myself but I hope you get to read these soon :)

    Here's what I've go on my wishlist this week.

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  9. I hope you get your books soon and that they are everything you hope them to be. Wanna see what is On My Wishlist?

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  10. I am dying dying dying to read Anna Dressed in Blood! It sounds soooo freaky! I hope you get these books soon (ARC much?) ;)

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  11. Looks like Anna is a winner. @Mel... sorry about that. ;) @BCC... yep, I remember. One of the other reasons I had to add. You are one of them that brought it to my attention.
    @Melissa.. Oh, I would love an ARC of both! :)

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  12. "Just your average boy-meets-girl, girl-kills-people story. . ."

    I love that! Certainly grabbed my attention.

    Here's mine: As the Pages Turn Blog

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  13. They sound good :D Still not so sure about ghosts, but I have to try everything

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  14. Ten new wishes added to my wishlist. Some of them are belated Christmas wishes.

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  15. The cover for the first book is fantastic *o*

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  16. Ummm...these both sound wonderful! I HAVE to add these to my wishlist as well now!!!

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  17. I totally want both of these! But gotta say, Anna Dressed Blood...wow. Both title and cover blow me away.

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  18. I can't wait for both of these! I wish Anna Dressed in Blood came out sooner, I'm dying for that one. Haunting Violet looks fabulous as well, and at least it comes out a little sooner. Darn you for taunting me with releases that are so far away Melissa!

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  19. I'll be running a tour of Anna Dressed In Blood...at some point. ;)

    Great pick!

    Jen

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  20. Okay, you caught my attention with Anna Dressed in Blood. It sounds really really good! Thanks!

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  21. Now that I think about it, I haven't really read any books strictly about ghosts! *hangs head in shame*... Anna Dressed in Blood sounds pretty intriguing though. Do you know if it is a YA? Or an Adult? Either way that cover is pretty awesome!

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  22. I'm loving the cover for Anna Dressed in Blood! Wow! Sounds soooo good. Can't wait.

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