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Wishlist Wednesday #10

Wishlist Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Dani at Pen to Paper. The aim of this event is to highlight one book per week which has either been on our wishlist for some time, or just has been added (it’s entirely up to you), a book that we can’t wait to get off the wishlist and onto our bookshelves. It’s another great way to find new books you can add to your TBR list. :)

This week I’m going to cheat a little bit – I found so many interesting books last week that I simply couldn’t decide which one to start with: so here they are.

On my wishlist this week:

Miracle on Regent Street by Ali Harris


Evie Taylor, a girl with a big heart, gets lost in the big city. For the past two years, Evie has lived an invisible life in London. Her neighbours think she’s just moved in, her sister mistakes her for a live-in nanny, and even Evie’s manager at work can’t remember her name. But all that is about to change …this Christmas has brought a flurry of snow and unimaginable possibilities into town. Evie works in the stockroom of an old-fashioned, family-run, London fashion department store. Hardy’s is a beautiful, wood-panelled jewellery box of a building, but it’s in dire need of a makeover. One day Evie overhears that if the entire store’s takings don’t turn round by Dec 26th – 3 weeks’ time – the family who own it will be forced to sell to one of the big chains. Hardy’s is in need of a Christmas miracle. Determined to save her beloved store, Evie hatches a plan to secretly transform it into a magical place to shop again. But has the time come for her to be noticed too? When an accidental romantic encounter with handsome, enigmatic Joel gives her the chance of a whole new identity, she takes it.

It’s chick-lit. It’s set in London. It sounds like a great story AND it’s perfect for Christmas. Do I need to say more? It landed right on my wishlist. :o)

On my wishlist this week #2
Unlocked by Ryan G. Van Cleave

Andy is the janitor’s son, an outcast, a nobody. Then the rumor starts-that Blake has a gun in his locker. In a moment of misguided hopefulness, Andy steals the keys from his dad and opens up Blake’s locker, hoping that finding the gun will change his own status. But the gun isn’t there and Andy remains an outcast. When an unlikely friendship develops between the two loners, Blake shares most of his secrets with Andy, including the gun. But there’s one secret that worries Andy more than anything-the date circled on Blake’s calendar. Does Blake have something planned? Something that Andy can prevent? In a fascinating look at how teens deal with the now constant threat of school violence, debut author Ryan G. Van Cleave provides a unique, emotional perspective on how it feels to be the one who can prevent a tragedy.

I noticed this one somewhere on Blogger and I got hooked right away. It’s supposed to be a good, quick read and it’s very well written, as far as I know. I’ve heard some great things about it and I’d love to read it myself. :-)

How about you? What’s on your wishlist this week? Feel free to leave a comment below with your answer or a link to your own WW post xxx

Wishlist Wednesday #9

Wishlist Wednesday is weekly event hosted by Dani at Pen to Paper. The aim of this event is to post about one book per week that has been on our wishlist for some time, or just has been added (it’s entirely up to you), that we can’t wait to get off the wishlist and onto our bookshelves.

On my wishlist this week:
It Started With a Kiss by Miranda Dickinson

From the author that gave you the Sunday Times top 10 selling title, Fairytale of New York, join our heroine Romilly as she discovers how far she will go to find the man of her dreams. What would you do to find the one that got away? As the singer in a wedding band, Romily Parker has seen her fair share of happy endings, even though her own love life isn’t quite as simple. On the last Saturday before Christmas, (shortly after disastrously declaring her love for best friend Charlie), Romily has a brief encounter with a handsome stranger whose heart-stopping kiss changes everything. Determined to find him again, Romily embarks on a yearlong quest, helped (and sometimes hindered) by enthusiastic Uncle Dudley, cake-making Auntie Mags and flamboyant Wren. Will she find the man of her dreams? Or could true love be closer than she thinks? The ONLY book that you’ll want to curl up with this winter — perfect for fans of Jill Mansell and Sophie Kinsella.

 My WW post looks a bit … red this week, haha! Anyway, I think the cover says it all. You know how much of a ‘cover lover’ I am so I only had to take one swift glance at this cover and it landed right on my wishlist. We all need a nice chick-lit from time to time, just to take our mind off everything else and I’ve heard some REALLY good things about this one. Plus, I’m a huge Sophie Kinsella fan so if they compare Dickinson’s books to Kinsella’s then it’s a definite win. I hope I’ll be able to read it some time. :)

What’s on your wishlist this week? Feel free to leave a comment below with a link to your own WW post. xxx

Wishlist Wednesday #8

Wishlist Wednesday is weekly event hosted by Dani at Pen to Paper. The aim of this event is to post about one book per week that has been on our wishlist for some time, or just has been added (it’s entirely up to you), that we can’t wait to get off the wishlist and onto our bookshelves.

On my wishlist this week:
The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson

The day Louisiana teenager Rory Deveaux arrives in London marks a memorable occasion. For Rory, it’s the start of a new life at a London boarding school. But for many, this will be remembered as the day a series of brutal murders broke out across the city, gruesome crimes mimicking the horrific Jack the Ripper events of more than a century ago.
Soon “Rippermania” takes hold of modern-day London, and the police are left with few leads and no witnesses. Except one. Rory spotted the man police believe to be the prime suspect. But she is the only one who saw him. Even her roommate, who was walking with her at the time, didn’t notice the mysterious man. So why can only Rory see him? And more urgently, why has Rory become his next target? In this edge-of-your-seat thriller, full of suspense, humor, and romance, Rory will learn the truth about the secret ghost police of London and discover her own shocking abilities.

Mauren Johnson’s book has been on my wishlist for …. well, ever since I started blogging, haha. :) The fact that it’s a mixture of suspense, humour and romance makes it the perfect read for me – and since it’s set in London, it’s even better. I’ll probably buy it as soon as I have enough money, hopefully before Christmas. I know most people have already read it – what did you guys think? Did you like it?

What’s on your wishlist this week? Feel free to leave a comment below with a link to your own WW post. xxx

Wishlist Wednesday #7

Wishlist Wednesday is weekly event hosted by Dani at Pen to Paper. The aim of this event is to post about one book per week that has been on our wishlist for some time, or just has been added (it’s entirely up to you), that we can’t wait to get off the wishlist and onto our bookshelves.

On my wishlist this week:
Gone by Michael Grant

In the blink of an eye. Everyone disappears. GONE.

Except for the young. Teens. Middle schoolers. Toddlers. But not one single adult. No teachers, no cops, no doctors, no parents. Just as suddenly, there are no phones, no internet, no television. No way to get help. And no way to figure out what’s happened. 
Hunger threatens. Bullies rule. A sinister creature lurks. Animals are mutating. And the teens themselves are changing, developing new talents—unimaginable, dangerous, deadly powers—that grow stronger by the day.

It’s a terrifying new world. Sides are being chosen, a fight is shaping up. Townies against rich kids. Bullies against the weak. Powerful against powerless. And time is running out: On your birthday, you disappear just like everyone else…

I think I first saw this book on Gemma’s blog  as part of the November giveaway hop and it went straight to my wishlist! If I don’t win (which is possible) then I hope I’ll either get it for Christmas or be able to order it some time in the future. :) Has anyone read it? How was it?

What’s on your wishlist this week? Feel free to leave a comment below with a link to your own WW post. xxx

Wishlist Wednesday #6

Wishlist Wednesday is weekly event hosted by Dani at Pen to Paper. The aim of this event is to post about one book per week that has been on our wishlist for some time, or just has been added (it’s entirely up to you), that we can’t wait to get off the wishlist and onto our bookshelves.

On my wishlist this week:
The Truth About Melody Browne by Lisa Jewell
When she was nine years old, Melody Browne’s house burned down, taking every toy, every photograph, every item of clothing and old Christmas card with it. But not only did the fire destroy all her possessions, it took with it all her memories – Melody Browne can remember nothing before her ninth birthday. Now in her early thirties, Melody lives in a council flat in the middle of London with her seventeen-year-old son. She hasn’t seen her parents since she left home at fifteen, but Melody doesn’t mind, she’s better off on her own. She’s made a good life for herself and her son and she likes it that way. Until one night something extraordinary happens. Whilst attending a hypnotist show with her first date in years she faints – and when she comes round she starts to remember. At first her memories mean nothing to her but then slowly, day by day, she begins to piece together the real story of her childhood. Her journey takes her to the seaside town of Broadstairs, to oddly familiar houses in London backstreets and to meetings with strangers who love her like their own. But with every mystery she solves another one materialises, with every question she answers another appears. And Melody begins to wonder if she’ll ever know the truth about her past.

I found this book amongst my book recommendations on Goodreads and it was love at first sight. I love chick-lit anyway so this one is definitely my cup of tea! :)

What’s on your wishlist?

Wishlist Wednesday #5

Wishlist Wednesday is weekly event hosted by Dani at Pen to Paper. The aim of this event is to post about one book per week that has been on our wishlist for some time, or just has been added (it’s entirely up to you), that we can’t wait to get off the wishlist and onto our bookshelves.

On my wishlist this week:
The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater

It happens at the start of every November: the Scorpio Races. Riders attempt to keep hold of their water horses long enough to make it to the finish line. Some riders live. Others die.

At age nineteen, Sean Kendrick is the returning champion. He is a young man of few words, and if he has any fears, he keeps them buried deep, where no one else can see them.

Puck Connolly is different. She never meant to ride in the Scorpio Races. But fate hasn’t given her much of a chance. So she enters the competition — the first girl ever to do so. She is in no way prepared for what is going to happen.

This book has been literally all over Blogspot in the past few weeks so I had to check it out on Goodreads and I fell in love with it. It has been on my wishlist for a while and I hope I’ll get it for Christmas, I’d love to read it! :-)

What’s on your wishlist? Feel free to leave a comment below. :)

Wishlist Wednesday #4

Wishlist Wednesday is weekly event hosted by Dani at Pen to Paper. The aim of this event is to post about one book per week that has been on our wishlist for some time, or just added (it’s entirely up to you), that we can’t wait to get off the wishlist and onto our bookshelves.

I have LOADS of books on my wishlist at the moment so it was a tough choice, but here’s one of them:

Sign Language by Amy Ackley

Synopsis:

Twelve-year-old Abby North’s first hint that something is really wrong with her dad is how long it’s taking him to recover from what she thought was routine surgery. Soon, the thing she calls “It” has a real name: cancer. Before, her biggest concerns were her annoying brother, the crush unaware of her existence, and her changing feelings for her best friend, Spence, the boy across the street. Now, her mother cries in the shower, her father is exhausted, and nothing is normal anymore. Amy Ackley’s impressive debut is wrenching, heartbreaking, and utterly true.

I know it isn’t going to be an uplifting story but I find books like this absolutely fascinating. I’m literally dying to get a copy and read this!!! So if you don’t know what to give me for Christmas, ahem…. *hint hint* (just kidding) Anyway, is there anyone who already read this book? How did you like it?

What’s on your wishlist? Feel free to leave a comment below. :)