Saturday, April 21, 2012

On My Wishlist #1

This is a weekly event, originally created by Book Chick City and now hosted by Cosy Up Book Reviews, where we showcase the books which are currently top of our wishlists. Old, new or yet to be released titles are all welcome. And why keep it to books? Spot some awesome book accessory or related item that you can wait to own? Share that with us 

Starters by Lissa Price

Published March 13th 2012 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers 


Callie lost her parents when the Spore Wars wiped out everyone between the ages of twenty and sixty. She and her little brother, Tyler, go on the run, living as squatters with their friend Michael and fighting off renegades who would kill them for a cookie. Callie's only hope is Prime Destinations, a disturbing place in Beverly Hills run by a mysterious figure known as the Old Man.

He hires teens to rent their bodies to Enders—seniors who want to be young again. Callie, desperate for the money that will keep her, Tyler, and Michael alive, agrees to be a donor. But the neurochip they place in Callie's head malfunctions and she wakes up in the life of her renter, living in her mansion, driving her cars, and going out with a senator's grandson. It feels almost like a fairy tale, until Callie discovers that her renter intends to do more than party—and that Prime Destinations' plans are more evil than Callie could ever have imagined. . . .

 Croak by Gina Damico
Published March 20th 2012 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Sixteen-year-old Lex Bartleby has sucker-punched her last classmate. Fed up with her punkish, wild behavior, her parents ship her off to upstate New York to live with her Uncle Mort for the summer, hoping that a few months of dirty farm work will whip her back into shape. But Uncle Mort’s true occupation is much dirtier than that of shoveling manure.  

He’s a Grim Reaper. And he’s going to teach her the family business.

Lex quickly assimilates into the peculiar world of Croak, a town populated entirely by reapers who deliver souls from this life to the next. Along with her infuriating yet intriguing partner Driggs and a rockstar crew of fellow Grim apprentices, Lex is soon zapping her Targets like a natural born Killer.

Yet her innate ability morphs into an unchecked desire for justice—or is it vengeance?—whenever she’s forced to Kill a murder victim, craving to stop the attackers before they can strike again. So when people start to die—that is, people who aren’t supposed to be dying, people who have committed grievous crimes against the innocent—Lex’s curiosity is piqued. Her obsession grows as the bodies pile up, and a troubling question begins to swirl through her mind: if she succeeds in tracking down the murderer, will she stop the carnage—or will she ditch Croak and join in?

Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake
Published August 30th 2011 by Tor Teen
Just your average boy-meets-girl, girl-kills-people story... 

Cas Lowood has inherited an unusual vocation: He kills the dead.

So did his father before him, until his gruesome murder by a ghost he sought to kill. Now, armed with his father’s mysterious and deadly athame, Cas travels the country with his kitchen-witch mother and their spirit-sniffing cat. Together they follow legends and local lore, trying to keep up with the murderous dead—keeping pesky things like the future and friends at bay. 

When they arrive in a new town in search of a ghost the locals call Anna Dressed in Blood, Cas doesn’t expect anything outside of the ordinary: move, hunt, kill. What he finds instead is a girl entangled in curses and rage, a ghost like he’s never faced before. She still wears the dress she wore on the day of her brutal murder in 1958: once white, but now stained red and dripping blood. Since her death, Anna has killed any and every person who has dared to step into the deserted Victorian she used to call home.

And she, for whatever reason, spares his life.

What's on your wishlist this week? :) 


  1. Anna Dressed In Blood sounds really really good :) I love all the covers on these and will have to add them to my list of want books :) My IMM Post

    1. I've heard many good things about Anna Dressed In Blood that's why it's on my wishlist. I want to buy a copy for myself but I don't have money. Haha.

    2. *Doh!* Whoops...got caught up in my Read A Thon stuff today and meant Wishlist post not IMM....:D My Wishlist Post

    3. I don't have money for the ones on my WL either...lol. They'll sit there forever until they're gifted to me or I finally get some $ :D

  2. I have Croak on my wishlist too. It looks like such a fun read.

    1. It's on my wishlist for a long time, and I really really want to read that book. I wish I can buy a copy for myself or borrow. Haha. :)

  3. I have starters but I haven't read it yet.
    Nice picks this week.

  4. Starters seems really good from the reviews i've read of it so far and from the synopsis!

    Stop by my wishlist? :)

    1. I've read many good reviews about Starters, and it sounds really interesting. :)

  5. Oh, yes I want all these books! I've pre-ordered the paperback of Anna Dressed In Blood as it looks like one I will enjoy...

  6. Great picks! I'm really tempted by Starters right now, but I heard good things about Anna Dressed in Blood, too.

  7. I have Anna Dressed in Blood and Starters. Have yet to read the last one though. Hope you get to read them soon!

    My Wishlist.

  8. I've heard lots of people raving about Anna Dressed in Blood. Hope you get to read these soon :)

    My Bookish Wants & Gots