Wish-List Wednesday #8

Welcome to Wish-List Wednesday! Every Wednesday I will tell you about the books, series or book related things that are highest on my wish-list.

For this week I have chosen Sick by Tom Leveen

Sick:

The book was published October 1st 2013.

Breakfast Club meets The Walking Dead as a group of unlikely allies tries to survive a deadly outbreak.

Brian and his friends are not part of the cool crowd. They’re the misfits and the troublemakers—the ones who jump their high school’s fence to skip class regularly. So when a deadly virus breaks out, they’re the only ones with a chance of surviving.

The virus turns Brian’s classmates and teachers into bloodthirsty attackers who don’t die easily. The whole school goes on lockdown, but Brian and his best friend, Chad, are safe (and stuck) in the theater department—far from Brian’s sister, Kenzie, and his ex-girlfriend with a panic attack problem, Laura. Brian and Chad, along with some of the theater kids Brian had never given the time of day before, decide to find the girls and bring them to the safety of the theater. But it won’t be easy, and it will test everything they thought they knew about themselves and their classmates.  -Goodreads

I heard of this book in Benjaminoftome’s September wrap up on YouTube. He really loved this book and gave it 5 stars.

I haven’t read many zombie books. This one seems to be a good one to get into zombies.

I want to give this book a go because this isn’t really what I would normally go for.

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Diljá

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Wish-List Wednesday #7

 

Welcome to Wish-List Wednesday! Every Wednesday I will tell you about the books, series or book related things that are highest on my wish-list.

For this week I have chosen Burial Rites by Hannah Kent.

 

Burial Rites:

Published on September 10th 2013 by Little, Brown and Company.

 

A brilliant literary debut, inspired by a true story: the final days of a young woman accused of murder in Iceland in 1829. Set against Iceland’s stark landscape, Hannah Kent brings to vivid life the story of Agnes, who, charged with the brutal murder of her former master, is sent to an isolated farm to await execution.

Horrified at the prospect of housing a convicted murderer, the family at first avoids Agnes. Only Tóti, a priest Agnes has mysteriously chosen to be her spiritual guardian, seeks to understand her. But as Agnes’s death looms, the farmer’s wife and their daughters learn there is another side to the sensational story they’ve heard.

Riveting and rich with lyricism, BURIAL RITES evokes a dramatic existence in a distant time and place, and asks the question, how can one woman hope to endure when her life depends upon the stories told by others?  -Goodreads

 

This book revolves around one of the most famous murder in Icelandic history.

Hannah Kent came to Iceland in 2003 as an exchange student. During her stay she heard the story about the murder Agnes Magnúsdóttir is supposed to have committed and later is executed for. Later she gathered all doc

uments about it and her book is a result of that. What really happened? Was Agnes on the wrong place at the wrong time?

I read about this murder many years ago in one of my history class, the last execution in Iceland. Agnes Magnúsdóttir and Friðrik Sigurðsson were executed, beheaded, on January 12th 1830 for the murder of Nathan Ketilsson and Pétur Jónsson.

I am really looking forward to read this book. It is not often that foreigners write about something that happened in Iceland.

 
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Wish-List Wednesday #6

 

Welcome to Wish-List Wednesday! Every Wednesday I will tell you about the books, series or book related things that are highest on my wish-list.

For this week I have chosen Premeditated by Josin L. McQuein.

 

Premeditated:

Expected to be published on October 8th 2013.

 

A week ago, Dinah’s cousin Claire cut her wrists.Five days ago, Dinah found Claire’s diary and discovered why.
Three days ago, Dinah stopped crying and came up with a plan.
Two days ago, she ditched her piercings and bleached the black dye from her hair.
Yesterday, knee socks and uniform plaid became a predator’s camouflage.
Today, she’ll find the boy who broke Claire.
By tomorrow, he’ll wish he were dead.  -Goodreads

If you enjoyed “Jay Asher’s Thirteen Reasons Why, ” you will race through the pages of this YA novel as 17-year old Dinah pieces together the mystery that surrounds the near death of her 14-year old cousin Claire. While Claire is holding on her for her life in the hospital, Dinah goes in search of the boy Claire writes about in her journal. The boy who forced her to do something she didn’t want to do. The boy who caused her such humiliation that the thought of having to live one more day was just too much. Dinah is on a mission for revenge, but as things start to unfold, her plan isn’t as simple as it seemed.  -TheBookDepository

 

 

This book is said to be similar to Jay Asher’s Thirteen Reasons Why, which I have heard good things about. I have never heard about this author, Josin L. McQuein. She is the author of a series called Arclight. Book one is called Arclight (2013) and book two is called Meridian (2014).

 

I’m looking forward to this one.

 
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Diljá

Wish-List Wednesday #5

 

Welcome to Wish-List Wednesday! Every Wednesday I will tell you about the books, series or book related things that are highest on my wish-list.

For this week I have chosen Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea by April Genevieve Tucholke.

 

Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea:

 

Published on August 15th 2013 by Dial

Book #1 in the Between series.

 

You stop fearing the devil when you’re holding his hand…

Nothing much exciting rolls through Violet White’s sleepy, seaside town…until River West com

es along. River rents the guesthouse behind Violet’s crumbling estate, and as eerie, grim things start to happen, Violet begins to wonder about the boy living in her backyard. Is River just a crooked-smiling liar with pretty eyes and a mysterious past? Or could he be something more? Violet’s grandmother always warned her about the Devil, but she never said he could be a dark-haired boy who takes naps in the sun, who likes coffee, who kisses you in a cemetery…who makes you want to kiss back. Violet’s already so knee-deep in love, she can’t see straight. And that’s just how River likes it.

Blending faded decadence and the thrilling dread of gothic horror, April Genevieve Tucholke weaves a dreamy, twisting contemporary romance, as gorgeously told as it is terrifying—a debut to watch. -Goodreads

 

This is one of many books that I see and want to read even though I don’t know anything about it! I’m looking forward to get a copy of this book and see how it turns out.

 
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Wish-List Wednesday #4

 

Welcome to Wish-List Wednesday! Every Wednesday I will tell you about the books, series or book related things that are highest on my wish-list.

For this week I have chosen The Beginning of Everything by Robyn Schneider.

 

The Beginning of Everything:

Expected publication: August 27th 2013 by Katherine Tegen.

 

Golden boy Ezra Faulkner believes everyone has a tragedy waiting for them—a single encounter after which everything that really matters will happen. His particular tragedy waited until he was prime

13522285d to lose it all: in one spectacular night, a reckless driver shatters Ezra’s knee, his athletic career, and his social life.

No longer a front-runner for Homecoming King, Ezra finds himself at the table of misfits, where he encounters new girl Cassidy Thorpe. Cassidy is unlike anyone Ezra’s ever met, achingly effortless, fiercely intelligent, and determined to bring Ezra along on her endless adventures.

But as Ezra dives into his new studies, new friendships, and new love, he learns that some people, like books, are easy to misread. And now he must consider: if one’s singular tragedy has already hit and everything after it has mattered quite a bit, what happens when more misfortune strikes?

Robyn Schneider’s The Beginning of Everything is a lyrical, witty, and heart-wrenching novel about how difficult it is to play the part that people expect, and how new beginnings can stem from abrupt and tragic endings. -Goodreads

 

 

I discovered Robyn Schneider first on YouTube. Her personality instantly made me want to read her book. I don’t know much about this books, but I have the feeling that it will be similar to John Green’s books, which is always a good thing.
The book is also known as Severed Heads, Broken Hearts, which is the UK edition by Simon & Schuster, expected publication: September 1st 2013.

 
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Wish-List Wednesday #3

 

Welcome to Wish-List Wednesday! Every Wednesday I will tell you about the books, series or book related things that are highest on my wish-list.

For this week I have chosen The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith, aka JK Rowling.

 

The Cuckoo’s Calling:

It was published April 30th 2013.

 

A brilliant debut mystery in a classic vein: Detective Cormoran Strike investigates a supermodel’s suicide. After losing his leg to a land mine in Afghanistan, Cormoran Strike is barely scraping by as a private investigator.

The Cuckoo's CallingStrike is down to one client, and creditors are calling. He has also just broken up with his longtime girlfriend and is living in his office.

Then John Bristow walks through his door with an amazing story: His sister, the legendary supermodel Lula Landry, known to her friends as the Cuckoo, famously fell to her death a few months earlier. The police ruled it a suicide, but John refuses to believe that. The case plunges Strike into the world of multimillionaire beauties, rock-star boyfriends, and desperate designers, and it introduces him to every variety of pleasure, enticement, seduction, and delusion known to man.

You may think you know detectives, but you’ve never met one quite like Strike. You may think you know about the wealthy and famous, but you’ve never seen them under an investigation like this.

 

Even though I don’t know much about this book it goes on my Wish-List mainly because JK Rowling wrote it (I will read anything by her because of the Harry Potter series. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone was the first book I read in full length, both in Icelandic and English). I still have not read Rowling’s Casual Vacancy, but that will be done soon so this one will hopefully be read soon after that.

 

Love, Diljá

 

Wish-List Wednesday #2

 

Welcome to Wish-List Wednesday! Every Wednesday I will tell you about the books, series or book related things that are highest on my wish-list.

For this week I have chosen Dear Killer by Katherine Ewell. Even though this book will not be published until next year, it is high on my wish-list.

 

Dear Killer:

Will be published April 1st 2014 by Katherine Tegen Books.

Rule One—Nothing is right, nothing is wrong. 
Rule Two—Be careful.
Rule Three—Fight using your legs whenever possible, because they’re the strongest part of your body. Your arms are the weakest.
Rule Four—Hit to kill. The first blow should be the last, if at all possible.
Rule Five—The letters are the law.

Kit takes her role as London’s notorious “Perfect Killer” seriously. The letters and cash that come to her via a secret mailbox are not a game; choosing who to kill is not an impulse decision. Every letter she receives begins with “Dear Killer,” and every time Kit murders, she leaves a letter with the dead body. Her moral nihilism and thus her murders are a way of life—the only way of life she has ever known.

But when a letter appears in the mailbox that will have the power to topple Kit’s convictions as perfectly as she commits her murders, she must make a decision: follow the only rules she has ever known, or challenge Rule One, and go from there.

Katherine’s Ewell’s Dear Killer is a sinister psychological thriller that explores the thin line between good and evil, and the messiness of that inevitable moment when life contradicts everything you believe.

 

This is Katherines Ewells debute as a teenage writer, she is only 18 years old! I’m looking forward to see how a young writer writes a psychological thriller.

Looking forward to this one!

 

Love, Diljá

 

Wish-List Wednesday #1

Welcome to Wish-List Wednesday! Every Wednesday I will tell you about the books, series or book related things that are highest on my wish-list.

So for my first Wish-List Wednesday I have chosen two books by the same author, Rainbow Rowell. The books are: Attachments and Fangirl. I just finished Rowell’s Eleanor & Park (review will be upp soon) wich I really liked and I’m looking forward to read her other books.

Attachments

Published April 14th by Dutton Adult.

Summary:

 Beth and Jennifer know their company monitors their office e-mail. But the women still spend all day sending each other messages, gossiping about their coworkers at the newspaper and baring their personal lives like an open book. Jennifer tells Beth everything she can’t seem to tell her husband about her anxieties over starting a family. And Beth tells Jennifer everything, period.

When Lincoln applied to be an Internet security officer, he hardly imagined he’d be sifting through other

people’s inboxes like some sort of electronic Peeping Tom. Lincoln is supposed to turn people in for misusing company e-mail, but he can’t quite bring himself to crack down on Beth and Jennifer. He can’t help but be entertained-and captivated- by their stories.

But by the time Lincoln realizes he’s falling for Beth, it’s way too late for him to ever introduce himself. What would he say to her? “Hi, I’m the guy who reads your e-mail, and also, I love you.” After a series of close encounters and missed connections, Lincoln decides it’s time to muster the courage to follow his heart . . . even if he can’t see exactly where it’s leading him.

Written with whip-smart precision and charm, Attachments is a strikingly clever and deeply romantic debut about falling in love with the person who makes you feel like the best version of yourself. Even if it’s someone you’ve never met.

I’m really looking forward to get my hands on this one!

Fangirl

Will be published on September 10th 2013 by St. Martin’s Press.

Summary:

Cath is a Simon Snow fan.

Okay, the whole world is a Simon Snow fan . . .
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But for Cath, being a fan is her life — and she’s really good at it. She and her twin sister, Wren, ensconced themselves in the Simon Snow series when they were just kids; it’s what got them through their mother leaving.

Reading. Rereading. Hanging out in Simon Snow forums, writing Simon Snow fan fiction, dressing up like the characters for every movie premiere.

Cath’s sister has mostly grown away from fandom, but Cath can’t let go. She doesn’t want to.



Now that they’re going to college, Wren has told Cath she doesn’t want to be roommates.


Cath is on her own, completely outside of her comfort zone. She’s got a surly roommate with a charming, always-around boyfriend, a fiction-writing professor who thinks fan fiction is the end of the civilized world, a handsome classmate who only wants to talk about words . . . And she can’t stop worrying about her dad, who’s loving and fragile and has never really been alone.

For Cath, the question is: Can she do this?

Can she make it without Wren holding her hand? Is she ready to start living her own life? Writing her own stories?

And does she even want to move on if it means leaving Simon Snow behind?

I might have to pre-order this one? Can’t wait!

Thanks for now, see you next Wednesday!

Love, Diljá