Sunday, October 7, 2012

On My Wishlist (Radar) #14

On My Wishlist is my way of sharing all of the books that I cannot wait to get my hands upon and read. These are a mixture of books that are about to be released along with some older titles that I really want to read as well. (All summaries are from Goodreads).

I haven't done one of these posts for awhile now but that sure doesn't mean that I'm not adding to my TBR on a daily basis.  In the spirit of R.I.P. VII, I thought that I would share some horror reads that have been added to my wishlist lately (along with a few others of course).  Here are some of the books that I'm just dying (LOL!) to get my hands on:

The Uninvited by Liz Jensen
"A seven-year-old girl puts a nail gun to her grandmother's neck and fires. An isolated incident, say the experts. The experts are wrong. Across the world, children are killing their families. Is violence contagious? As chilling murders by children grip the country, anthropologist Hesketh Lock has his own mystery to solve: a bizarre scandal in the Taiwan timber industry." 

I cut the summary on this one short because just reading this was enough to creep my out!  And look at that freaky cover...I MUST read this one!  I was lucky enough to get an advance copy for my Kindle and I'm chomping at the bit to begin it.  As soon as I finish some of the other books that I've already started I will be diving in to this one!

Your House Is on Fire, Your Children All Gone by Stefan Kiesbye

"The village of Hemmersmoor is a place untouched by time and shrouded in superstition: There is the grand manor house whose occupants despise the villagers, the small pub whose regulars talk of revenants, the old mill no one dares to mention. This is where four young friends come of age—in an atmosphere thick with fear and suspicion. Their innocent games soon bring them face-toface with the village's darkest secrets in this eerily dispassionate, astonishingly assured novel, evocative of Stephen King's classic short story "Children of the Corn" and infused with the spirit of the Brothers Grimm."

Another freaky cover!  Look at that little girl's eyes!  I'll be hiding this one in my drawer at night when I read it but read it I must!  I have no idea why I enjoy horror novels so much by the way...they all freak me out.  Yet I can't stop wanting to read them :)

The Haunting of Maddy Clare by Simone St. James

"Sarah Piper's lonely, threadbare existence changes when her temporary agency sends her to assist a ghost hunter. Alistair Gellis-rich, handsome, scarred by World War I, and obsessed with ghosts- has been summoned to investigate the spirit of nineteen-year-old maid Maddy Clare, who is haunting the barn where she committed suicide. Since Maddy hated men in life, it is Sarah's task to confront her in death. Soon Sarah is caught up in a desperate struggle. For Maddy's ghost is real, she's angry, and she has powers that defy all reason. Can Sarah and Alistair's assistant, the rough, unsettling Matthew Ryder, discover who Maddy was, where she came from, and what is driving her desire for vengeance-before she destroys them all?"

I love the sound of this one!  And the cover is pretty awesome as well.  I have this one checked out from the library already but I think I'm going to have to send it back unread since it is due.  I'll definitely be checking it out again though as it sounds like my kind of book!

The House at Midnight by Lucie Whitehouse

"On an icy winter weekend, seven friends celebrate New Year’s Eve at Stoneborough, a grand manor in the English countryside. They’ve been brought together by Lucas Heathfield, a young man who recently inherited the property after the tragic death of his uncle Patrick. Though still raw from the loss of his last family member, Lucas welcomes this tight-knit group of friends to the estate he hopes will become their home away from home–an escape from London where they can all relax and rekindle the revelry of their college days."

I'm cutting the summary for this one short too but I'll admit that I skimmed the rest and it left me intrigued.  This is an older book but one that I cannot wait to get my hands on either.  I just need to grab a copy from the library the next time that I am there!  (And I'm pretty sure that I was sold after the phrase "icy winter weekend".  Sounds like a perfect fit for R.I.P. VII!  Too bad my library isn't open on Sundays.)

A Dangerous Liaison with Detective Lewis by Jillian Stone

"Special Inspector Rafael Lewis hasn’t seen the woman he jilted on the night of their engagement ball in five years. Fanny Greyville-Nugent has spent five years working side-by-side with her recently deceased father, a captain of industry in the steam revolution. When Detective Lewis and the Scotland Yard suspect that the late Mr. Greyville-Nugent was targeted for murder by an anarchist group determined to stop the proliferation of machines in the workforce, Lewis must guard his former fiancĂ©e with his life—much to her chagrin.

As Rafe and Fanny set out across the countryside from Edinburgh to London, danger lurks around every corner, but the biggest danger might turn out to be the embers of their previously smothered attraction smoldering to life."

Yay, yay, yay!  My current read has me in the mood for some more good romances and I loved the first book in this series!  Loved it!  I had no idea that this one was out already but I NEED it.  Seriously, I'm off to see if my library website has this one right now!  (And what gorgeous covers this series has!)

I think that this is enough out of me for today.  What books have you added to your wishlist recently?  Please tell!


  1. They all look great but the first two have the creepiest covers!!! Perfect for October reading!

  2. They all sound good! The cover on those first two are very creepy.

  3. Your House is On Fire would go straight into the freezer! That cover would scare the bejeebers out of me,

  4. Ok, I couldn't even have Your House Is on Fire, Your Children All Gone in my house. THOSE EYES!

  5. Staci- I know! Both of those books sound SO creepy but I just cannot resist. I MUST read them :)

    Naida- I've been in the mood for romance lately so I'm thinking that I'll probably grab A Dangerous Liaison as soon as I go to the library next!

    Softdrink- Isn't it freaky looking?? It is definitely a freezer book!

    Andi- I love how creepy the cover is! It just makes me want to read it even more. LOL!


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