Saturday, August 27, 2011

On My Wishlist #11

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!!

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

If you'd like to know more, just click HERE.

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, 497 pages
Published by Little, Brown & Company
January 30, 1942
(first published 1940)
Genres: Mythology, Fantasy

From the Goodreads Synopsis

For over fifty years readers have chosen this book above all others to discover the thrilling, enchanting, and fascinating world of Western mythology. From Odysseus's adventure-filled journey to the Norse god Odin's effort to postpone the final day of doom, Edith Hamilton's classic collection not only retells these stories with brilliant clarity but shows us how the ancients saw their own place in the world and how their themes echo in our consciousness today. An essential part of every home library, MYTHOLOGY is the definitive volume for anyone who wants to know the key dramas, the primary characters, the triumphs, failures, fears, and hopes first narrated thousands of years ago -- and still spellbinding to this day.

I've heard so much about this book!!
I featured it during the Midnight Summer Festival,
which I participated in from
July 10th to July 20th.

Greek mythology in particular
has always enchanted me,
and I am so looking forward to reading
Hamilton's classic retellings!

Hardcover, 384 pages
Published by Katherine Tegen Books
Expected Release Date: February 14, 2012
Genres: YA Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy

From the Goodreads Synopsis

Balancing real life with the responsibility of being Heaven’s warrior is a challenge for Ellie. Her relationship with Will has become all business, though they both long for each other. And now that the secret of who she really is has come out, so have Hell’s strongest reapers. Grown bold and more vicious, the demonic threaten her in the light of day and stalk her in the night.

Treachery comes even from those whom she loves, and Ellie is broken by the deaths of those who stood beside her in this Heavenly war. Still, she must find a way to save the world, herself, and her love for Will. If she fails, there will be hell to pay.

The first book in this series
was a very exciting read that I simply
couldn't put down!
I love books in which the heroine
is gutsy, and doesn't need to be
rescued by a guy
in order to have a romantic relationship!

I'm really looking forward to the further adventures
of Ellie as she battles the reapers
aided by the very sexy Will!!

Hardcover, 352 pages
Published by Walker Books for Young Readers
May 10, 2011
(first published April 29, 2011)
Genres: YA Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy

From the Goodreads Synopsis

Tempest Maguire wants nothing more than to surf the killer waves near her California home; continue her steady relationship with her boyfriend, Mark; and take care of her brothers and surfer dad. But Tempest is half mermaid, and as her seventeenth birthday approaches, she will have to decide whether to remain on land or give herself to the ocean like her mother. The pull of the water becomes as insistent as her attraction to Kai, a gorgeous surfer whose uncanny abilities hint at an otherworldly identity as well. And when Tempest does finally give in to the water's temptation and enters a fantastical underwater world, she finds that a larger destiny awaits her-and that the entire ocean's future hangs in the balance.

Ever since I read Hans Christian Andersen's
"The Little Mermaid", I've loved
mermaid (and merman!) stories!
Besides, I've lived near the sea all my life,
although I'm not a sailor by any means.
No, instead, I prefer to sit by the shore and
about fantastical sea creatures
who ride the rhythmically incoming waves...

Last but definitely not least,
these three books have beautiful covers!!

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


  1. Great choices! Tempest Rising looks interesting!

    On My Wishlist

  2. Mythology is a great book! I love the covers for Wings of the Wicked and Tempest Rising, too. Hope you get to check off all the books on your list, Maria. :)

  3. MYTHOLOGY would be an interesting read. I'd love to have mythology guide!

    Have a great weekend!
    Diana @ Book of Secrets

  4. Hi, Tia!

    Thank you!! I can't wait to add these books to my collection, since they're all so fascinating!

    Thanks for commenting and then following!!!! : )

  5. Hi, Kat!!

    Yeah...I want these three books NOW. I can certainly order two of them on Amazon already, but the third -- "Wings of the Wicked" comes out next year, so I have no choice but to wait...GRR!

    And yes, these are STUNNING covers!!

    Thanks for the comment!! : )

  6. Hi, Diana!

    Yes, I'm sure this book will be FASCINATING. it's a classic in itself; I don't think it's ever been out of print.

    Thanks for the comment!! : )

  7. I have a beat up copy of Edith Hamilton's Mythology. This week I'm wishing for a new book by Sarah Weeks. Please come see what it is.

  8. Hey, there! If you have a beat-up copy of Hamilton's book, I think it's time you ordered a new one! Lol. This is one book that's going to be read again and again, I'm sure!

    I'll come check out your OMW post. Thanks for the comment! : )

  9. I still have to read Angelfire, but I have a feeling that I'm going to want book 2 when I'm done as well.

    On My Wishlist

  10. Hi! Oh, you HAVE to read "Angelfire"!!! It'll just blow you away!! And Will is SOOOO sweet....

    Anyway...thanks for commenting, and I'm going over to check out your OMW post!! : )

  11. I've been meaning to read "Angelfire," but I never got around to buying it.

    Thanks for sharing!

    - April

  12. You're welcome! You need to buy the book and read it! It's absolutely AWESOME!! Then you can go ahead and get "Wings of the Wicked" when it comes out.

    Thanks for the comment, April! : )

  13. Love the covers too Maria. Tell a story on their own .............. love how mythology plays out in our lives. Hope you enjoy the Greek myths.

    Thanks for following (Jera's Jamboree) am following your blog and Facebook.

  14. Thanks for following! I'll be returning the favor! Great picks! I'm looking forward to the 2nd book of Angelfire and Tempest Rising.

  15. I looove mythology! I've been reading a lot of YA mythology related books laterly. Oh, and The Wings of the Wicked cover looks awesome, especially with those wicked looking swords. Great choices, thanks for stopping by!

  16. Hey, Shaz!

    Thank you so much for the commenting, as well as following!!!! And you're very welcome for my following your blog, which I love!

    Have a GREAT Sunday!! : )

  17. Hey, Naj!

    You're very welcome! Thanks for following back, as well as the comment!!

    And try to get into "Angelfire" just as soon as you can -- it's AWESOME!!

    Have a GREAT Sunday! : )

  18. Hey, Amy!

    You're very welcome!! Glad you like my choices!! By the way, if you haven't read "Angelfire" yet, be sure to do so -- it's TERRIFIC!!

    Enjoy your day!! : )

  19. Great choices! I also saw that you are currently reading Die For Me. Let me know what you think of it. I'm waiting for the second half of my newest Book Depository order to arrive. It happens to be this very book. :-)
    Thanks for stopping by my blog today!
    _yay_ @

  20. Hi, yay!

    Thanks! I can't wait to read these...

    You'll LOVE "Die For Me"! It's a very tender love story, and the world-building is excellent -- very believable!

    You're welcome for my visit, nd thanks for commenting back! : )


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