This is a weekly event, originally created by Book Chick City and now hosted right here, where we showcase the books which are currently top of our wishlists. Old, new or yet to be released titles are all welcome. And why keep it to books? Spot some awesome book accessory or related item that you can wait to own? Share that with us too. Feel free to take the meme button below for your post and don’t forget to come back and add your post to the linky every Saturday so others can visit.
I’ve been thinking about On My Wishlist, as I want to make it as diverse and interesting for everyone (and hopefully attract more participants! I’d love to start featuring other bookish stuff too such as book accessories ( I have a thing for those!) and other stuff. What do you think? I’m also thinking about including some books from my seven year old daughter’s wishlist … any idea’s/thoughts or opinions?
On My Wishlist This Week
Changeling by Philippa Gregory Dark myths, medieval secrets, intrigue, and romance populate the pages of the first-ever teen series from #1 bestselling author of The Other Boleyn Girl.Italy, 1453. Seventeen-year-old Luca Vero is brilliant, gorgeous—and accused of heresy. Cast out of his religious order for using the new science to question old superstitious beliefs, Luca is recruited into a secret sect: The Order of the Dragon, commissioned by Pope Nicholas V to investigate evil and danger in its many forms, and strange occurrences across Europe, in this year—the end of days. Isolde is a seventeen-year-old girl shut up in a nunnery so she can’t inherit any of her father’s estate. As the nuns walk in their sleep and see strange visions, Isolde is accused of witchcraft—and Luca is sent to investigate her, but finds himself plotting her escape. Despite their vows, despite themselves, love grows between Luca and Isolde as they travel across Europe with their faithful companions, Freize and Ishraq. The four young people encounter werewolves, alchemists, witches, and death-dancers as they head toward a real-life historical figure who holds the boundaries of Christendom and the secrets of the Order of the Dragon. The first in a series, this epic and richly detailed drama is grounded in historical communities and their mythic beliefs. It includes a medieval map of Europe that will track their journey; and the interior will include relevant decorative elements as well as an interior line illustration. And look for a QR code that links to a note from the author with additional, detailed information about the setting and the history that informed the writing. With Philippa Gregory’s trademark touch, this novel deftly brings the past—and its salacious scandals—vividly and disturbingly to life
Published May 2012 by Simon & Schuster I’m really looking forward to Philippa’s YA debut!
The Boy With The Cuckoo Clock Heart by Mathius Malzieu
Edinburgh, 1874: Little Jack is born with a frozen heart and immediately undergoes a life-saving operation — the implantation of a cuckoo-clock in his chest. From then on his days all begin with a wind-up, in this dark, tender fairy tale spiced with devilish humour.
There’s not that much information on this book. But with a cover like that…who cares? *swoons* Amazon reviewers describe it as a retake of Pinnochio for adults with a hint of steam-punk. It’s been on my wishlist for absolutely ages, but was always very expensive! I’ve just noticed it’s gone down a bit in price though so I may own a copy very soon.
First published 2005, various publishers around the world.
So what’s on your wishlist this week?