Saturday, June 25, 2011

On My Wishlist #4

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 stories 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!

Hardcover, 341 pages
Published by Knopf Books
March 8, 2011
(first published February 28, 2011)
Genre: YA Fantasy

(By the way, I love the gorgeous cover!!)

From the Goodreads Synopsis

Elayne thinks the old family story that one of her ancestors stepped through a tapestry into a world of mythical beasts makes a great fireside tale. But she lives in the real world. In New York City. And she's outgrown that kind of fantasy.

Until she finds herself in front of a unicorn tapestry at the Cloisters museum and sees her initials woven into the fabric. And hears a unicorn calling to her. And slips and falls—into that other world.

(translated by Nick Caistor)
Hardcover, 624 pages
Published by Atria
Expected Release Date: June 28, 2011
(first published, in Spanish, Oct 15, 2008)
Genre: Fantasy, Science Fiction, Historical Fiction

(This cover reminds me of the one
for Clockwork Angel, by Cassandra Clare.
I love the style of both!
Maybe they're by the same artist.)

From the Fantastic Fiction Website Synopsis

Set in Victorian London with characters real and imagined, The Map of Time is a page-turner that boasts a triple play of intertwined plots in which a skeptical H. G. Wells is called upon to investigate purported incidents of time travel and to save lives and literary classics, including Dracula and The Time Machine, from being wiped from existence. What happens if we change history? Félix J. Palma explores this question in The Map of Time, weaving a historical fantasy as imaginative as it is exciting...

Felix J. Palma
Trade Paperback, 628 pages
Published by Algaida Editores
November 2, 2010
Genre: Fantasy, Science Fiction, Historical Fiction

Special Note

Since this book was originally published in Spanish,
I intend to get that edition as well!
For some reason, Amazon gives a different
publication date for the Spanish edition.

(Yes, I am that much of a book addict...)

Hardcover, 272 pages
Published by Point
June 1, 2011
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance

From the Goodreads Synopsis

What if the characters in a vampire novel left their world--and came into yours?

Amy is in love with someone who doesn't exist: Alexander Banks, the dashing hero in a popular series of vampire novels. Then one night, Amy meets a boy who bears an eerie resemblance to Alexander. In fact, he is Alexander, who has escaped from the pages of the book and is in hot pursuit of a wicked vampire named Vigo.

Hardcover, 496 pages
Pubhlished by HarperTeen
May 31, 2011
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance

(I think this cover is sooo beautiful!)

From the Goodreads Synopsis

Helen Hamilton has spent her entire sixteen years trying to hide how different she is—no easy task on an island as small and sheltered as Nantucket. And it's getting harder. 

Nightmares of a desperate desert journey have Helen waking parched, only to find her sheets damaged by dirt and dust. . .  and when Helen first crosses paths with Lucas Delos, she has no way of knowing they're destined to play the leading roles in a tragedy the Fates insist on repeating throughout history.

Hardcover, 481 pages
Published by Ignatius Pres
March 1, 2011
Genre: Fantasy

(I love this cover as well!)

Special Note

This book is being recommended to Tolkien fans!
That puts the seal of approval on it, as far as I'm concerned,
since I absolutely love the works of that author!!
There's also a giveaway of this book
on Goodreads!

From the Goodreads Synopsis

Between the two world wars, on a hike in the English countryside, Professor John Hill takes refuge from a violent storm in a cave. There he nearly loses his life, but he also makes an astonishing discovery — an ancient manuscript housed in a cunningly crafted metal box. Though a philologist by profession, Hill cannot identify the language used in the manuscript and the time period in which it is was made, but he knows enough to make an educated guess — that the book and its case are the fruits of a long-lost, but advanced civilization.

So what books are on your wishlist this week?


  1. The Hunt for the Unicorn and The Vampire Stalker (what a perfect cover!) are on my wishlist, too. I couldn't get into Starcrossed, but that's probably just because the ARC I had was an ebook. I don't like reading ebooks, either!

    Hope you have a great weekend, Maria!

  2. Hi, Kat! I'm glad you, too, have these books on your wishlist! As for "Starcrossed", maybe you'll be able to get into it if you read the print version. Reading ebooks is the pits! I can handle reading blog posts and articles from Wikipedia, for example. But and entire book? No way!

    Hope you have a great weekend, too, and thanks for the comment!! : )

  3. Oooh, the Typo Monster....I meant " entire book?" : )


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