Saturday, April 16, 2011

On My Wishlist (9)

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:
Black Swan Rising by Lee Carroll
Publish Date: August 3, 2010

When New York City jewelry designer Garet James stumbles into a strange antiques shop in her neighborhood, her life is about to be turned upside down. John Dee, the enigmatic shopkeeper, commissions her to open a vintage silver box for a generous sum of money. Oddly, the symbol of a swan on the box exactly matches the ring given to her by her deceased mother. Garet can’t believe her luck and this eerie coincidence until she opens the box and otherworldly things start happening...

That evening, the precious silver box is stolen. When Garet begins to investigate, she learns that she has been pulled into a prophecy that is hundreds of years old, and opening the box has unleashed an evil force onto the streets of Manhattan and the world at large. Gradually, Garet pieces together her true identity—one that her deceased mother desperately tried to protect her from. Generations of women in Garet’s family, including her beloved mother, suffered and died at the hands of this prevailing evil. Does Garet possess the power to reclaim the box and defeat this devastating force?

On her journey, she will meet the fey folk who walk unnoticed among humans and a sexy vampire who also happens to be a hedge fund manager that she can’t stop thinking about. But the fairies reveal a desire to overpower mere humans and the seductive vampire has the power to steal the life from her body. Whom can Garet trust to guide her? Using her newfound powers and sharp wit, Garet will muster everything she’s got to shut down the evil taking over her friends, family, New York City, and the world.

This sounds like a pretty neat urban-fantasy novel.  It's got all the paranormal elements I like and am used to like vampires, fairies, demons, and so on. I don't think it's really YA, but then again I think that the main character is still pretty young, like mid 20s. That cover is really pretty, too. I think it's the paperback cover, or the UK cover. It's not the original, but I like it better so that's why I'm using it :).

What's on your wishlist this week?


  1. This one sound like my cup of tea! Adding it to my list! Thanks! :0)

  2. I hadn't heard of this one before but it sounds like something that I would enjoy. Adding it to the wishlist right now...thanks!

  3. One never heard if this one... Looks good though! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  4. This sounds like an interesting read. I don't feel like there is enough early/mid-twenties main characters out there in fiction. I love the way her dress flows in the cover too.

  5. I've added a Diana Wynne Jones book to my wishlist this week. Come see what it is.