Saturday, May 21, 2011

On My Wishlist: No. 3

On My Wishlist is a fun weekly event hosted by Book Chick City and runs every Saturday. Post the books you're dying to have but haven't gotten yet, head over to Book Chick City, add your name to the linky and you're off!

So, I must say, I had a particularly hard time narrowing it down this week. There are so many amazing books I am absolutely dying to have!  If I put all of them here, this post would be entirely too long to keep even my attention. So, I've chosen three, secure in the knowledge that I'll have something to post here next Saturday, and the next for that matter.  Here're my picks this week...

Ruby Red
This book is so beautiful, how could I not want it?  I still think The Girl in the Steel Corset has the best cover I've seen, but this one is so lovely. The book sounds terribly interesting and, though I've never read anything remotely resembling time travel, it seems to me that it must be a genre that's difficult to do well.
Gwyneth Shepherd's sophisticated, beautiful cousin Charlotte has been prepared her entire life for traveling through time. But unexpectedly, it is Gwyneth, who in the middle of class takes a sudden spin to a different era!

Gwyneth must now unearth the mystery of why her mother would lie about her birth date to ward off suspicion about her ability, brush up on her history, and work with Gideon--the time traveler from a similarly gifted family that passes the gene through its male line, and whose presence becomes, in time, less insufferable and more essential. Together, Gwyneth and Gideon journey through time to discover who, in the 18th century and in contemporary London, they can trust.
die for me
This one's been going around and everyone seems to love it. I've even heard bloggers say it's their favorite of the year so far. It sounds intreaguing, and I'm dying to have it, but I've so many books I want to read alread (so many NetGalley's that'll expire) that I'm waiting to get it until I have time to read it.
In the City of Lights, two star-crossed lovers battle a fate that is destined to tear them apart again and again for eternity.

When Kate Mercier's parents die in a tragic car accident, she leaves her life--and memories--behind to live with her grandparents in Paris. For Kate, the only way to survive her pain is escaping into the world of books and Parisian art. Until she meets Vincent.

Mysterious, charming, and devastatingly handsome, Vincent threatens to melt the ice around Kate's guarded heart with just his smile. As she begins to fall in love with Vincent, Kate discovers that he's a revenant--an undead being whose fate forces him to sacrifice himself over and over again to save the lives of others. Vincent and those like him are bound in a centuries-old war against a group of evil revenants who exist only to murder and betray. Kate soon realizes that if she follows her heart, she may never be safe again.
An anthology... of Steampunk romance!  Who could resist that? Not me, that's certain. I love steampunk, love it. This book is on my must have list. This collections has some amazing names, like Ann Aguirre and Kiersten White. I think I'll be getting this one before the other two because stories are quicker to digest than a whole novel.
Dark, urban fantasies come to life in the newest collection of Steampunk stories, Corsets & Clockwork. Young heroes and heroines battle evils with the help of supernatural or super-technological powers, each individual story perfectly balancing historical and fantastical elements. Throw in epic romances that transcend time, and this trendy, engrossing anthology is sure to become another hit for the fast-growing Steampunk genre!
This collection features some of the hottest writers in the teen genre, including: Ann Aguirre, Jaclyn Dolamore, Tessa Gratton, Frewin Jones, Caitlin Kittredge, Adrienne Kress, Lesley Livingston, Dru Pagliassotti, Dia Reeves, Michael Scott, Maria V. Snyder, Tiffany Trent, and Kiersten White.
I hope you're having a great Saturday. I can't wait to take a peek at everyone's wishlist. Cheers!


  1. Thank you for visiting my blog:)
    It's a very interesting list you got there 'cause you got two books that I've only heard good things about: Ruby Red and Die For Me. I really want to read Die For Me. It has gotten great reviews and it has a lovely cover!

  2. The second two are already on my wish list but I might just have to add on the third! Thanks for stopping by my wishlist today!

  3. Those at good choices. Hopefully my copy of Die For Me comes soon.

  4. Good choices! I loved Ruby Red and have the other two sitting on my TBR stack already. Thanks for visiting my wishlist post.

  5. Thanks for stopping by ours, great choices. Yeah, I'm waiting to get Die For Me until my HAVE-TO-READ-NOW list is a bit more manageable, but I'm hoping it'll be soon! Following you as well.

  6. Great picks! I think Ruby Red sounds really good, I am adding it to my TBR list.

  7. Great picks! I just checked Ruby Red out of the library and I can't wait to read it. The other two look cool too.

    Thanks for stopping by. :)

  8. Seems like everyone has Die For Me on their list.
    Thanks for stopping by and following. I'm now following you.

  9. Great books there - I have To Die For in my TBR pile and have wanted Ruby Red since I saw it! CorsetS & Clockwork looks great - I have to agree loads of good names in there! :-)

  10. I want to read all three of these as well! Especially the steampunk anthology because it sounds SOO good. And I love the cover for Die For Me. Great choices!

  11. This week I actually crossed more wishes off my list than I added. Come see what I've read.

  12. Yes, Die For Me is a must. I'm hoping to read that one soon too. The Ruby Red cover is GORGEOUS. All the red covers lately have been really attracting me for some reason.

    ~ Sarah ♥ I'm Loving Books

  13. I read Die for Me and really enjoyed it. I hope you do too when you get your hands on it. I want to read Ruby Red,but I've never read a YA historical fiction, something about it scares me off because I think I won't enjoy it. The Girl In the Steel Corset will be my first Steampunk, but I'm thinking of getting Corsets & Clockwork since the genre intrigues me.

    New follower :-)

  14. Ooh, love Ruby Red! And I really want to read Die for Me: it looks amazing!
    I love your blog; it's so sophisticated and glamorous. Beautiful!
    Thanks for the follow, I'm following back!
    Meg @ The Book Addicted Girl