Saturday, June 18, 2011

On My Wishlist (13)


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.

Since I missed doing my Waiting on Wednesday feature last week, what's On My Wishlist this week is the books I was going to feature in my WoW.

On My Wishlist this week:

The Lost Crown by Sarah Miller
Publish Date: June 14, 2011

Synopsis:
Olga, Tatiana, Maria, and Anastasia. Like the fingers on a hand--first headstrong Olga; then Tatiana, the tallest; Maria the most hopeful for a ring; and Anastasia, the smallest. These are the daughters of Tsar Nicholas II, grand dutchesses living a life steeped in tradition and priviledge. They are each on the brink of starting their own lives, at the mercy of royal matchmakers. The summer of 1914 is that precious last wink of time when they can still be sisters together--sisters that link arms and laugh, sisters that share their dreams and worries, and flirt with the officers of their imperial yacht.
But in a gunshot the future changes for these sisters and for Russia.

As World War I ignites across Europe, political unrest sweeps Russia. First dissent, then disorder, mutiny, and revolution. For Olga, Tatiana, Maria and Anastasia, the end of their girlhood together is colliding with the end of more than they ever imagined.

At the same time hopeful and hopeless, naive and wise, the voices of these sisters become a chorus singing the final song of Imperial Russia. Impeccably researched and utterly fascinating, this novel by acclaimed author Sarah Miller recounts the final days of Imperial Russia with lyricism, criticism and true compassion.

From Goodreads

I'm not usually a big fan of historical fiction, but I was when I was younger. One of my favourite books was My Anastasia by Sharon Stewart, which I read several times. I'd love to read a different story of the Romanovs!

Hourglass by Myra McEntire
Publish Date: June 14, 2011

Synopsis:
One hour to rewrite the past . . .

For seventeen-year-old Emerson Cole, life is about seeing what isn’t there: swooning Southern Belles; soldiers long forgotten; a haunting jazz trio that vanishes in an instant. Plagued by phantoms since her parents’ death, she just wants the apparitions to stop so she can be normal. She’s tried everything, but the visions keep coming back.

So when her well-meaning brother brings in a consultant from a secretive organization called the Hourglass, Emerson’s willing to try one last cure. But meeting Michael Weaver may not only change her future, it may change her past.

Who is this dark, mysterious, sympathetic guy, barely older than Emerson herself, who seems to believe every crazy word she says? Why does an electric charge seem to run through the room whenever he’s around? And why is he so insistent that he needs her help to prevent a death that never should have happened?

Full of atmosphere, mystery, and romance, Hourglass merges the very best of the paranormal and science-fiction genres in a seductive, remarkable young adult debut.

From Goodreads

What I think sounds good about HOURGLASS is how the main character has these visions and is trying to cure them. Most stories where the character has visions, it's this secret burden they shoulder silently. Not only are these visions not secret, but the story seems to be centred around them and where they drive the characters. Also, it's by a Debut Author!

What's on your wishlist this week?

3 comments:

Safari Poet said...

I've heard great things about Hourglass. Hope you get your wishes soon :-D

On My Wishlist

Bookish Brunette said...

I really think The Lost crown will be great!

My wishlist! and Zombie Craze started today!!

octoberdaniels said...

They sound like interesting books!

I don't have a wishlist--if anything, I have far too many books I want to read to even dream of wishing for more.

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