Saturday, July 23, 2011

On My Wishlist #8

This is a fun weekly event hosted by
Carolyn at  Book Chick City,
 and runs every Saturday.
Each participating blogger features books 
s/he hasn't actually bought yet,
but desperately wants to read,
because the plots sound so very fascinating!

These books can be either newly-published,
to be released in the near future,
or they might have been in print for several years.

In my particular case, any books I place
on my wish list are strictly the print versions,
since I do not read ebooks. 

Here are my choices for this week!

Maggie Stiefvater
Hardcover, 392 pages
Published by Scholastic Press
August 1, 2009
(first published in January, 2009)
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance

From the Goodreads Synopsis

the cold.
Grace has spent years watching the wolves in the woods behind her house. One yellow-eyed wolf—her wolf—watches back. He feels deeply familiar to her, but she doesn't know why.

the heat.
Sam has lived two lives. As a wolf, he keeps the silent company of the girl he loves. And then, for a short time each year, he is human, never daring to talk to Grace...until now.

the shiver.
For Grace and Sam, love has always been kept at a distance. But once it's spoken, it cannot be denied. Sam must fight to stay human—and Grace must fight to keep him—even if it means taking on the scars of the past, the fragility of the present, and the impossibility of the future.

Maggie Stiefvater
Hardcover, 360 pages
Published by Scholastic Press
July 13, 2010
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance

From the Goodreads Synopsis

In Maggie Stiefvater's Shiver, Grace and Sam found each other.  Now, in Linger,
 they must fight to be together. For Grace, this means defying her parents and keeping
 a very dangerous secret about her own well-being.
For Sam, this means grappling with his werewolf past . . .
and figuring out a way to survive into the future. Add into the mix a new wolf named Cole,
whose own past has the potential to destroy the whole pack. 
 And Isabelle, who already lost her brother to the wolves . . .
and is nonetheless drawn to Cole.
At turns harrowing and euphoric, Linger is a spellbinding love story
that explores both sides of love -- the light and the dark, the warm and the cold --
 in a way you will never forget.

Maggie Stiefvater
Hardcover, 489 pages
Published by Scholastic, Inc.
July 12, 2011
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance

From the Goodreads Synopsis

The thrilling conclusion to #1 bestselling Shiver trilogy from Maggie Stievater
In Maggie Stiefvater's Shiver, Grace and Sam found each other.
In Linger, they fought to be together.
Now, in Forever, the stakes are even higher than before.
Wolves are being hunted. Lives are being threatened.
And love is harder and harder to hold on to as death comes closing in.

I used to be reluctant to read any novels involving werewolves.
They just didn't interest me, and I much preferred
the tortured, romantic vampires...
Well, that all changed when I read The Twilight Saga!
I just fell in love with Jacob Black!
Of course, my first love will always be Edward Cullen,
but Jacob is so sweet, so all-around wonderful!
Although technically he's really a shapeshifter
who happens to change into a wolf,
he still qualifies as a werewolf, I think.

So now I'm willing to read about these creatures.
The change didn't happen overnight.
It also took Nightshade and Wolfsbane
(which are on my TBR pile)
to help change my mind!

Now I'm really looking forward to getting this trilogy
I've heard so much great stuff about!

So, what wonderful books are you all
wishing for this week?


  1. Haven't read those. They sound interesting, though. This week I wished AND received haha. On Friday you stopped by my blog and didn't know any of the authors I picked (like all the other commenters haha). Wrote a review for a book by one of them: - #BookthatThing

  2. New follower!

    I bought Linger the other week but haven't had a chance to read it yet. Too many books and not enought time. Arggghhh!

  3. Hi, again, yay!

    Yeah, I want to read these! I've heard SO much about them!!

    I'll go check out your review!

    Thanks for commenting! : )

  4. Hi, Lesley!

    Yeah, I know the feeling! I have SO many books in my TBR pile, you have no idea!! I read about them on other blogs, and knew I just HAD to have them!! But the I really sympathize with you!

    Thanks for commenting and following back! : )


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