August 30, 2010

Wishlist Monday {1}

I started this last week and figured out I have LOTS of books I want and barely even know it! So I'll be doing this weekly for me to keep a record of the ones I still need to buy, borrow, win or... Well, get, somehow.

Karma bites - Stacy Kramer

I first read about this book on Melina's blog, Reading Vacation (by the way, you should totally visit her, cause she's 11 and smarter than most 22's I know. Really.) and can't seem to stop wanting it.

Summary from Goodreads: 
Life seems to have it in for Franny Flanders. Her best friends aren’t speaking, her parents just divorced, and her hippie grandmother has moved in. The only karma Franny’s got is bad karma. Then Franny gets her hands on a box of magic recipes that could fix all of her problems. It could even change the world! Finally, life is looking up. But Franny is about to learn that magic and karma aren’t to be played with. When you mess with the universe, it can bite back in unexpected ways. Ouch!
Looks nice, cute and simple, been looking for one of those lately...

Firelight - Sophie Jordan

First off, the beautiful cover. I REALLY love it, I wish my hair was like that *sigh*. And then the story, of course. 

Summary from Goodreads:
With her rare ability to breathe fire, Jacinda is special even among the draki—the descendants of dragons who can shift between human and dragon forms. But when Jacinda’s rebelliousness leads her family to flee into the human world, she struggles to adapt, even as her draki spirit fades. The one thing that revives it is Will, whose family hunts her kind. Jacinda can’t resist getting closer to him, even though she knows she’s risking not only her life but the draki’s most closely guarded secret.
Breathe fire? Secrets? Dragon forms? Someone hunting her? Doesn't that sound just perfect? :)

The education of Bet - Lauren Baratz-Logsted

Of course, something historical! And historical YA is interesting, isn't it? Miss Bet wants to study. Will wants to join the army and NOT study, sounds like a perfect plan - Will joins the army and Bet goes to school. I just wonder if she'll be able to pull it off without it sounding silly, like ALL those movies that go around that theme...

Summary from GoodReads
Bet is sixteen, very intelligent, but only knows as much as her limited education will allow. In Victorian England, girls aren't allowed to go to school.
Will is also 16, and though not related by blood, he and Bet act like brother and sister. In fact, they even look like brother and sister. And though they're both raised under the same roof, by the same kind uncle, Will has one big advantage over Bet: He's a boy, and being a boy means he isn't stuck in the grand house they call home. He gets to go out into the world--to school.
But that's not what Will wishes. He wants to join the military and learn about real life, not what's written in books.
So one night, Bet comes up with a plan. She'll go to school as Will. Will can join the military. And though it seems impossible, they actually manage to pull it off.
But once Bet gets to the school, she begins to realize the education she's going to get isn't exactly the one she was expecting.

Clockwork Angel - Cassandra Clare

 And Clockwork Angel. The Mortal Instruments isn't out here yet, but somehow, The Infernal devices has a larger appeal to me - maybe the historical touch? Probably.

Summary from Goodreads (like you all need it xD):
 When sixteen-year-old Tessa Gray crosses the ocean to find her brother, her destination is England, the time is the reign of Queen Victoria, and something terrifying is waiting for her in London's Downworld, where vampires, warlocks and other supernatural folk stalk the gaslit streets. Only the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the world of demons, keep order amidst the chaos.
           Kidnapped by the mysterious Dark Sisters, members of a secret organization called The Pandemonium Club, Tessa soon learns that she herself is a Downworlder with a rare ability: the power to transform, at will, into another person. What's more, the Magister, the shadowy figure who runs the Club, will stop at nothing to claim Tessa's power for his own.
           Friendless and hunted, Tessa takes refuge with the Shadowhunters of the London Institute, who swear to find her brother if she will use her power to help them. She soon finds herself fascinated by—and torn between—two best friends: Jem, whose fragile beauty hides a deadly secret, and blue-eyed Will, whose caustic wit and volatile moods keep everyone in his life at arm's length...everyone, that is, but Tessa.
           As their search draws them deep into the heart of an arcane plot that threatens to destroy the Shadowhunters, Tessa realizes that she may need to choose between saving her brother and helping her new friends save the world...and that love may be the most dangerous magic of all.

And that's all for today ;)
What do you people think, are those good books, will I hate them, will I love them?

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