Saturday, April 23, 2011

On My Wishlist (10)


On My Wishlist is a fun weekly event hosted by Book Chick City and runs every Saturday. It's where you list all the books you desperately want but haven't actually bought yet. They can be old, new or forthcoming. It's also an event that you can join in with too - Mr Linky is always at the ready for you to link your own 'On My Wishlist' post. If you want to know more click here.

On My Wishlist this week:
The Darkest Powers Trilogy by Kelley Armstrong
Publication Dates: 2008-2010


I was just lucky enough to win a copy of Kelley's new YA novel The Gathering from @IndigoTeenBlog's Twitter. I figure it's as good a time as any to feature her first YA trilogy on my wishlist. I've read some of her adult novels, the Women of the Otherworld series, and really like her writing. Since I also love YA (clearly), I knew I wanted to read her YA novels, too. I just never got to them. I know that everyone says they're amazing, and I believe them, but I have so many books to read and never ended up picking these up. Thankfully for me, you don't need to read The Darkest Powers trilogy before reading The Gathering so I won't be confused. I do think it's cool how Kelley uses the same world for both series, though.

Since I don't want to give any spoilers (especially to myself) from The Darkest Powers Trilogy, I'll give you the synopsis of the first book, The Summoning:

After years of frequent moves following her mother’s death, Chloe Saunders’s life is finally settling down. She is attending art school, pursuing her dreams of becoming a director, making friends, meeting boys. Her biggest concern is that she’s not developing as fast as her friends are. But when puberty does hit, it brings more than hormone surges. Chloe starts seeing ghosts–everywhere, demanding her attention. After she suffers a breakdown, her devoted aunt Lauren gets her into a highly recommended group home.

At first, Lyle House seems a pretty okay place, except for Chloe’s small problem of fearing she might be facing a lifetime of mental illness. But as she gradually gets to know the other kids at the home–charming Simon and his ominous, unsmiling brother Derek, obnoxious Tori, and Rae, who has a “thing” for fire–Chloe begins to realize that there is something that binds them all together, and it isn’t your usual “problem kid” behaviour. And together they discover that Lyle House is not your usual group home either...


Sounds good, right? I can't wait to get my copy of The Gathering, and I think after I read that, I'll want to go out and by this instantly.

What's on your wishlist this week?

2 comments:

A Simple Love of Reading said...

The Darkest Powers trilogy was absolutely amazing! I hope you get to read these soon!

Here's mine: http://simpleloveofreading.blogspot.com/2011/04/on-my-wishlist-47.html

Kristen - Seeing Night said...

I love Kelley Armstrong but I have to say I read the first one and was not hooked. But Ive heard a lot of positive reviews for it :) Here is my wishlist: Seeing NIght Reviews

Post a Comment