October 16, 2011

A Lazy Saturday…Why Not Make A Wish List!

Books that we just cannot wait to get our hands on!

Mae’s picks:



Cas Lowood has inherited an unusual vocation: He kills the dead.
So did his father before him, until he was gruesomely murdered by a ghost he sought to kill. Now, armed with his father’s mysterious and deadly athame, 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: track, 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, now stained red and dripping with 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.
But she, for whatever reason, spares Cas’s life



In   the magical underworld of Victorian London, Tessa Gray has at last   found safety with the Shadowhunters. But that safety proves fleeting   when rogue forces in the Clave plot to see her protector, Charlotte,   replaced as head of the Institute. If Charlotte loses her position,   Tessa will be out on the street—and easy prey for the mysterious   Magister, who wants to use Tessa’s powers for his own dark ends.
With the help of the handsome, self-destructive Will and the fiercely   devoted Jem, Tessa discovers that the Magister’s war on the   Shadowhunters is deeply personal. He blames them for a long-ago tragedy   that shattered his life. To unravel the secrets of the past, the trio   journeys from mist-shrouded Yorkshire to a manor house that holds untold   horrors, from the slums of London to an enchanted ballroom where Tessa discovers that the truth of her parentage is more sinister than she had
imagined. When they encounter a clockwork demon bearing a warning for   Will, they realize that the Magister himself knows their every move—and   that one of their own has betrayed them.
Tessa finds her heart drawn more and more to Jem, but her longing for   Will, despite his dark moods, continues to unsettle her. But something   is changing in Will—the wall he has built around himself is crumbling.   Could finding the Magister free Will from his secrets and give Tessa the   answers about who she is and what she was born to do?
As their dangerous search for the Magister and the truth leads the   friends into peril, Tessa learns that when love and lies are mixed, they   can corrupt even the purest heart.



After their beautiful yet brief bonding ceremony in Italy, Schuyler Van Alen and Jack Force are forced to separate. To fulfill the Van Alen Legacy, Schuyler travels to Alexandria to search for Catherine of Siena and the Gate of Promise. But Schuyler quickly discovers that everything she believed about the Gate to be wrong. Meanwhile, Jack makes the difficult decision to return to New York to face his twin and former bondmate, Mimi. But instead of a bitter reunion, he is faced with a choice for which there is no good option.
Mimi, with a most unexpected travel companion in Oliver Hazard-Perry, jets off to Egypt, too, to search for Kingsley Martin, her long lost love. With all roads leading to Hell, Mimi learns that not all love stories have happy endings. But she’ll have to put her own feelings aside if she’s going to save her crumbling Coven.
Packed with heartache, twists, and vampiric folklore, Lost in Time is sure to satisfy hungry fans’ cravings for more Blue Bloods adventure.

Gabby’s picks:



When a stranger offers her a small fortune to break into a traveling magician’s wagon, Kim doesn’t hesitate. Having grown up a waif in the dirty streets of London, Kim isn’t above a bit of breaking-and-entering. A hard life and lean times have schooled her in one lesson: steal from them before they steal from you. But when the magician catches her in the act, Kim thinks she’s done for. Until he suggests she become his apprentice; then the real trouble begins.
Kim soon finds herself entangled with murderers, thieves, and cloak-and-dagger politics, all while trying to learn how to become both a proper lady and a magician in her own right. Magic and intrigue go hand in hand in Mairelon the Magician and The Magician’s Ward, two fast-paced novels filled with mystery and romance, set against the intricate backdrop of Regency England.



Violet Ambrose is grappling with two major issues:  Jay Heaton and her morbid secret ability. While the sixteen-year-old is confused  by her new feelings for her best friend since childhood, she is more disturbed  by her “power” to sense dead bodies—or at least those that have been murdered.  Since she was a little girl, she has felt the echoes that the dead leave behind  in the world… and the imprints that attach to their killers.
Violet  has never considered her strange talent to be a gift; it mostly just led her to  find the dead birds her cat had tired of playing with. But now that a serial  killer has begun terrorizing her small town, and the echoes of the local girls  he’s claimed haunt her daily, she realizes she might be the only person who can  stop him.
Despite his fierce protectiveness over her, Jay reluctantly  agrees to help Violet on her quest to find the murderer—and Violet is unnerved  to find herself hoping that Jay’s intentions are much more than friendly. But  even as she’s falling intensely in love, Violet is getting closer and closer to  discovering a killer… and becoming his prey herself.



When Kate Mercier’s parents die in a tragic car accident, she leaves her  life—and memories—behind to live with her grandparents in Paris. For  Kate, the only way to survive her pain is escaping into the world of  books and Parisian art. Until she meets Vincent.
Mysterious,  charming, and devastatingly handsome, Vincent threatens to melt the ice  around Kate’s guarded heart with just his smile. As she begins to fall  in love with Vincent, Kate discovers that he’s a revenant—an undead  being whose fate forces him to sacrifice himself over and over again to  save the lives of others. Vincent and those like him are bound in a  centuries-old war against a group of evil revenants who exist only to  murder and betray. Kate soon realizes that if she follows her heart, she  may never be safe again.

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