Sunday, September 26, 2010

On My Wishlist (or Radar)

I love browsing for books and looking at book publishing websites...I add books to my TBR list by the dozen. I decided to participate in Book Chick City's meme On My Wishlist but I'm mixing it up with The Booksmuggler's Radar where they also share books that they either have or want to get their hands on.

The Sweet Scent of Blood ( #1) by Suzanne McLeod

"My name is Genny Taylor. I work for It's a great job, pays the rent, lets me do the thing I'm good at - finding magic and cracking it - and the bonus is it's run by witches, which stops the vamps from taking a bite out of me. Not that vampires are the big bad any more, not since they launched a slick PR campaign - oh, and they brought the goblins on board. Now the vamps are sought-after celebrities, and Getting Fanged and taking the Gift are the new height of all things cool. But only if you're human. And I'm not. I'm Sidhe fae. And I know firsthand just how deadly a vampire can be."

Sounds like a great beginning to a new to me series. I want this one NOW!

The Distant Hours by Kate Morton

"A long lost letter arrives in the post and Edie Burchill finds herself on a journey to Milderhurst Castle, a great but moldering old house, where the Blythe spinsters live and where her mother was billeted 50 years before as a 13 year old child during WW II. The elder Blythe sisters are twins and have spent most of their lives looking after the third and youngest sister, Juniper, who hasn’t been the same since her fiance jilted her in 1941.
Inside the decaying castle, Edie begins to unravel her mother’s past. But there are other secrets hidden in the stones of Milderhurst, and Edie is about to learn more than she expected. The truth of what happened in ‘the distant hours’ of the past has been waiting a long time for someone to find it."

I read and loved The House at Riverton by this author earlier this year so I instantly had to add this book when I saw it on Fantastic Fiction's website. Yay!

Cold Magic (Spiritwalker #1) by Kate Elliott

"Young Cat Barahal thinks she understands the world she lives in and her place in it, but in fact she is merely poised unaware on the brink of shattering events. Drawn into a labyrinth of politics involving blood, betrayal and old feuds, she will be forced to make an unexpected and perilous journey in order to discover the truth, not just about her own family but about an ancient secret lying at the heart of her world."

I love the cover of this one and the premise sounds SO interesting! I was lucky enough to be sent this one for review and am just itching to read it!

Daughter of Hounds by Caitlin R. Kiernan

"They are the Children of the Cuckoo. Stolen from their cribs and concealed in shadows to be raised by ghouls, they are now changelings in service to the creatures who rule the world Below and despise the world Above. Any human contact is strictly forbidden and punishment is swift and severe for those who disobey. Raised by her widower father, Emmie Silvey has a precocious personality and striking yellow eyes that have left her a solitary child. But that changes when two women enter her life-one who stalks her, one who haunts her dreams- both insisting that her entire life is a lie and warning her of an encroaching darkness."

I was looking for urban fantasy and found this book which sounds awesome. It isn't recent (I believe it was published in 2007) but I instantly added it to my wishlist after reading the above summary.

All of these books look and sound amazing...I just need to get my hands on them :) And find the time to read them of course. What have you added to your wishlist lately??


  1. Hi, thanks for stopping by my blog earlier. You have some interesting choices here. It's always nice to discover books I haven't heard of before. Thank you.

    I must try Kate Moreton as I've heard such good things about her, and the Cold Magic cover is beautiful. I hope you get the books on your wishlist very soon.

    Here is my wishlist for this week.

    All the best
    J x

  2. I so want to read Distant Hours -- I loved The House at Riverton!

  3. Oh goodness--I would be in serious trouble if I browsed book publishing websites!!! Kate Morton's name sounds familiar but I don't think it's from The House at Riverton. Hmmm. Anyway, The Distant Hours looks good!

  4. They do look fantastic!!! I've seen that Morton book on a few blogs today!!

  5. I loved The Sweet Scent of Blood! I want the sequel so bad but I keep forgetting about it.

  6. Sam, I am not sure if you are allowed to mix memes! :)

    Seriously, though, I hadn't heard of these before, but they do sound quite interesting!

  7. Jude- Kate Morton's The House at Riverton is probably going on my top ten reads for this year. I highly recommend giving her a try and can't wait to read her newest one myself!

    Coffee and a Book Chick- Me too! Me too!

    Trish- I AM in trouble when I look at publisher's websites..LOL! I already requested the rest of these books from my library.

    Naida- I can't wait to read it myself!

    Staci- Have you read anything by her yet? I recommend The House at Riverton.

    Ladytink- I love the cover of The Sweet Scent of Blood and it sounds so good!

    Suko- LOL! I mixed them because The Book Smugglers meme includes books that you may already have and obviously the wishlist one doesn't...leave it to me to mix them up :)


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