Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Wish list Wednesday (1)


I've decided to start my own weekly meme!  
It is called Wish list Wednesday, and the rules are simple.
- Post a list of books you've been wanting to read (new or old releases), but here's the kicker -- you can't already own them.
- Make sure to comment with the link of your post so we can all see what you're dying to get your hands on!

Here goes!

Today I found out that on my Kindle I can download the New York Times Book Review each week (*eep!!)  I realized that there are so many books on the best seller list that I want!
Torment (Fallen)
Hell on earth.  That's what it's like for Luce to be apart from her fallen angel boyfriend, Daniel.  It took them an eternity to find one another, but now he has told her he must go away.  Just long enough to hunt down the Outcasts - immortals who want to kill Luce.  Daniel hides Luce at Shoreline, a school on the rocky California coast with unusually gifted students - Nephilim, the offspring of fallen angels and humans.  
 At Shoreline, Luce learns what the Shadows are, and how she can use them as windows to her previous lives.  Yet the more Luce learns, the more she suspects that Daniel hasn't told her everything.  He's hiding something - something dangerous.  What if Daniel's version of the past isn't actually true?  What if Luce is really meant to be with someone else?  The second novel of the addictive FALLEN series...where love never dies.
The Lying Game

I had a life anyone would kill for.  

 Then someone did.

The worst part of being dead is that there's nothing left to live for.  No more kisses.  No more secrets.  No more gossip.  It's enough to kill a girl all over again.  But I'm about to get something no one else does - an encore performance, thanks to Emma, the long-lost twin sister I never even got to meet.  
 Now Emma's desperate to know what happened to me.  And the only way to figure it out is to be me - to slip into my old live and piece it all together.  But can she laugh at inside jokes with my best friends?  Convince my boyfriend she's the girl he fell in love with?  Pretend to be a happy, carefree daughter when she hugs my parents goodnight?  And can she keep up the charade, even after she realizes my murderer is watching her every move?  
 From Sara Shepard, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Pretty Little Liars books, comes a riveting new series about secrets, lies, and killer consequences.  /  Let the lying game begin.
Hush, Hush
For Nora Grey, romance was not part of the plan.  She's never been particularly attracted to the boys at school, no matter how much her best friend, Vee, pushes them at her...until Patch comes along.  With his easy smile and eyes that seem to see insider her, Nora is drawn to him against her better judgement, but after a series of terrifying encounters, Nora's not sure whom to trust.  Patch seems to be everywhere she is, and to know more about her than her closest friends.  She can't decide whether she should fall into his arms or run and hide.  And when she tries to seek some answers, she finds herself near a truth that is far more unsettling than anything Patch makes her feel.  For Nora is right in the middle of an ancient battle between the immortal and those that have fallen - and when it comes to choosing sides, the wrong choice will cost her life.
Crescendo (Hush, Hush)

Nora Grey's life is still far from perfect.  Surviving an attempt on her life wasn't pleasant, but at least she's got a guardian angel out of it: a mysterious, magnetic, gorgeous guardian angel.  But, despite his role in her life, Patch has been acting anything but angelic.  He's more elusive than ever and even worse, he's started spending time with Nora's arch-enemy, Marcie Millar.  
 Nora would have hardly noticed Scott Parnell, an old family friend who has moved back to town, it Patch hadn't been acting so distant.  Even with Scott's totally infuriating attitude, Nora finds herself drawn to him - despite her lingering feeling that he's hiding something.  
 Haunted by images of her murdered father, and questioning whether her nephilim bloodline has anything to do with his death, Nora puts herself increasingly in dangerous situations as she desperately searches for answers.  But maybe some things are better left buried, because the truth could destroy everything - and everyone - she trusts.
The Book Thief
It's just a small story really, about among other things: a girl, some words, an accordionist, some fanatical Germans, a Jewish fist-fighter, and quite a lot of thievery...
 Narrated by Death, Markus Zusak's groundbreaking new novel is the story of Liesel Meminger, a young foster girl living outside of Munich in Nazi Germany.  Liesel scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she discovers something she can't resist - books.  Soon she is stealing books from Nazi book-burnings, the mayor's wife's library, wherever they are to be found.
 With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, Liesel learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids, as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement.
Cross Fire (Alex Cross)
Wedding Bells Ring 
Detective Alex Cross and Bree's wedding plans are put on hold when Alex is called to the scene of the perfectly executed assassination of two of Washington, D.C.'s most corrupt: a dirty congressmen and an underhanded lobbyist.  Next, the elusive gunman begins picking off other crooked politicians, sparking a blaze of theories - is the marksman a hero or a vigilante?  
A Murderer Returns 
The case explodes, and the FBI assigns agent Max Siegel to the investigation.  As Alex and Siegel battle over jurisdiction, the murders continue.  It becomes clear that they are the work of a professional who has detailed knowledge of his victims' movements - information that only a Washington insider could possess.  
 Caught In A Lethal Cross Fire 
 As Alex contends with the sniper, Siegel, and the wedding, he receives a call from his deadliest adversary, Kyle Craig.  The Mastermind is in D.C. and will not relent until he has eliminated Cross and his family for good.  With a supercharged blend of action, deception, and suspense, Cross Fire is James Patterson's most visceral and exciting Alex Cross novel ever.
Port Mortuary (A Scarpetta Novel)
Port Mortuary, the title of Patricia Cornwell's 18th Scarpetta Novel, is literally a port for the dead.  In this fast-paced story, a treacherous path from Scarpetta's past merges with the high tech highway she now finds herself on.  We travel back to the beginning of her professional career, when she enlisted in the Air Force to pay off her medical school debt and found herself ensnared in a gruesome case of what seemed to be vicious, racially motivated hate crimes against two Americans in South Africa.  Now, more than twenty years and many career successes later, her secret military ties have drawn her to Dover Air Force Base, where she has been immersed in a training fellowship to master the art of CT - assisted virtual autopsy - a procedure the White House has mandated that she introduce in the private sector.
As the chief of the new Cambridge Forensic Center in Massachusetts, a joint venture of the state and federal governments and MIT, Scarpetta is confronted with a case that could shut down her new facility and ruin her personally and professionally.  A young man drops dead, apparently from a cardiac arrhythmia, eerily close to Scarpetta's new Cambridge home.  But when his body is examined the next morning, there are stunning indications that he may have been alive when he was zipped inside a pouch and locked inside the Center's cooler.  Various 3-D radiology scans reveal more shocking details about internal injuries unlike any Scarpetta has ever seen.  These suggest the possibility of a conspiracy to cause mass casualties.  She realizes that she is fighting a cunning and cruel enemy that is invisible as she races against time to discover who and why before more people die.  
 In Port Mortuary, Patricia Cornwell brings Scarpetta together with Marino, Benton and Lucy in an intimate way that is reminiscent of the early novels, and we welcome a voice we haven't heard in years.  The point of view is Scarpetta's and this is her story.


I hope you like this new meme and will join me each week!
Happy Reading!

2 comments:

Andrea said...

Love the new meme! I'll talk to my blogging partner and see if she'd like to add this to our weekly meme list. :)

brandiheather said...

@Andrea -- I would LOVE that!! :)

Thank you so much!

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