Thursday, 14 June 2012

On my Wishlist #4


Welcome to On My Wishlist! 

On My Wishlist is a meme that was originally created by Book Chick City and is now hosted by Cosy Books where we can showcase (and squee about) books that are on our individual wish lists whether already or still awaiting publication.

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Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor

Publish Date: 6 November 2012

Synopsis (via Goodreads ): In this stunning sequel to the highly acclaimed "Daughter of Smoke and Bone," Karou must come to terms with who and what she is, and how far she'll go to avenge her people. Filled with heartbreak and beauty, mysteries and secrets, new characters and old favorites, Days of Blood and Starlight brings the richness, color and intensity of the first book to a brand new canvas.

Comment: This book is the second in the Daughter of Smoke and Bone series. And let me tell you, Daughter of Smoke and Bone was awesome and the way it ended... Let's just say that this title cannot come soon enough. Bring on November!


Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

Publication Date: 27 September 2011

Synopsis (via Goodreads ): Around the world, black handprints are appearing on doorways, scorched there by winged strangers who have crept through a slit in the sky. 

In a dark and dusty shop, a devil's supply of human teeth grows dangerously low. 

And in the tangled lanes of Prague, a young art student is about to be caught up in a brutal otherwordly war. 

Meet Karou. She fills her sketchbooks with monsters that may or may not be real; she's prone to disappearing on mysterious "errands"; she speaks many languages—not all of them human; and her bright blue hair actually grows out of her head that color. Who is she? That is the question that haunts her, and she's about to find out.

When one of the strangers—beautiful, haunted Akiva—fixes his fire-colored eyes on her in an alley in Marrakesh, the result is blood and starlight, secrets unveiled, and a star-crossed love whose roots drink deep of a violent past. But will Karou live to regret learning the truth about herself?

Comment: So why is this on my Wishlist when I have just been giving it all kinds of praise just a few lines above this? Well, the copy I read was actually from the library so I would really love my own copy so I can read it again, preferably just a little before Days of Blood and Starlight is released :-)


Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness

Publish Date: 10 July 2012

Synopsis (via Goodreads ):"Together we lifted our feet and stepped into the unknown"—the thrilling sequel to the New York Times bestseller A Discovery of Witches

Deborah Harkness exploded onto the literary scene with her debut novel, A Discovery of Witches, Book One of the magical All Souls Trilogy and an international publishing phenomenon. The novel introduced Diana Bishop, Oxford scholar and reluctant witch, and the handsome geneticist and vampire Matthew Clairmont; together they found themselves at the center of a supernatural battle over an enchanted manuscript known as Ashmole 782.

Now, picking up from A Discovery of Witches’ cliffhanger ending, Shadow of Night plunges Diana and Matthew into Elizabethan London, a world of spies, subterfuge, and a coterie of Matthew’s old friends, the mysterious School of Night that includes Christopher Marlowe and Walter Raleigh. Here, Diana must locate a witch to tutor her in magic, Matthew is forced to confront a past he thought he had put to rest, and the mystery of Ashmole 782 deepens.

Deborah Harkness has crafted a gripping journey through a world of alchemy, time travel, and magical discoveries, delivering one of the most hotly anticipated novels of the season.

Comment: Another book two in a series. I read book 1, A Discovery of Witches, in October last year and I loved it. A combination of magic, history, supernatural and time travel and beautifully written, it ticked all the right boxes for me for a great story and I expect no less from this, the second book. I have actually already received a digital copy to read and review ( which I will be reading and reviewing in the coming weeks so watch tis space) but I can't wait to also buy my own finished print copy as I have no doubt whatsoever it will be worth the wait. 

What is on your Wishlist this week?

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