Wishlist Wednesday (3)

This is a meme hosted by Dani of Pen to Paper in which you pick one book from your wishlist shelf and explain why you really want to read that one book.

I wish for:

A Discovery of Witches - Deborah HarknessA Discovery of Witches – Deborah Harkness

Goodreads Synopsis:
Deep in the stacks of Oxford’s Bodleian Library, young scholar Diana Bishop unwittingly calls up a bewitched alchemical manuscript in the course of her research. Descended from an old and distinguished line of witches, Diana wants nothing to do with sorcery; so after a furtive glance and a few notes, she banishes the book to the stacks. But her discovery sets a fantastical underworld stirring, and a horde of daemons, witches, and vampires soon descends upon the library. Diana has stumbled upon a coveted treasure lost for centuries-and she is the only creature who can break its spell.

Debut novelist Deborah Harkness has crafted a mesmerizing and addictive read, equal parts history and magic, romance and suspense. Diana is a bold heroine who meets her equal in vampire geneticist Matthew Clairmont, and gradually warms up to him as their alliance deepens into an intimacy that violates age-old taboos. This smart, sophisticated story harks back to the novels of Anne Rice, but it is as contemporary and sensual as the Twilight series-with an extra serving of historical realism.

Why I want to read:
For me this feels like Harry Potter for grown-ups. Ever since Harry Potter I love anything magic/witch/wizard related. And it is partly set in a library: the best place on earth! Downside of this book that it is part of a trilogy so I want to wait until I have finished some other series before I venture out and buy this. Oh and its massive, over 800 pages! Overall it has very good reviews, but there are also some 1/2 star reviews so I really want to see what that is all about! I want to read it but first I need to find the time ;

Q: What book are you wishing for today? And do you have any good other witchrelated books that you would recommend?

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Wishlist Wednesday (2)

This is a meme hosted by Dani of Pen to Paper in which you pick one book from your wishlist shelf and explain why you really want to read that one book.

I wish for:

Incarnate - Jodi Meadows Incarnate by Jodi Meadows

Goodreads Synopsis:
New soul

Ana is new. For thousands of years in Range, a million souls have been reincarnated over and over, keeping their memories and experiences from previous lifetimes. When Ana was born, another soul vanished, and no one knows why.

No soul

Even Ana’s own mother thinks she’s a nosoul, an omen of worse things to come, and has kept her away from society. To escape her seclusion and learn whether she’ll be reincarnated, Ana travels to the city of Heart, but its citizens are afraid of what her presence means. When dragons and sylph attack the city, is Ana to blame?

Heart

Sam believes Ana’s new soul is good and worthwhile. When he stands up for her, their relationship blooms. But can he love someone who may live only once, and will Ana’s enemies—human and creature alike—let them be together? Ana needs to uncover the mistake that gave her someone else’s life, but will her quest threaten the peace of Heart and destroy the promise of reincarnation for all?

Why I want to read:
First of all: look at that amazing cover. I would so totally buy this for the cover alone. This is the first book of a trilogy and the last book just came in the beginning of this year. I like to have all the books on hand before I start a series so that I can read them back to back if I love them. Now that is the case I can not wait to read this. I am really intrigued by reincarnation and I am eager to find out the mystery behind Ana. This book has so much 4/5 star ratings on goodreads and that I think it is time to really jump on the bandwagon and read it.

Q: Have you read Incarnate? Was it good? (Obviously don’t give away spoilers, haha!)

Wishlist Wednesday (1)

This is a meme hosted by Dani of Pen to Paper in which you pick one book from your wishlist shelf and explain why you really want to read that one book.

I wish for:

Such a Rush - Jennifer Echols

Such a Rush by Jennifer Echols

Goodreads Synopsis:
When I was fourteen, I made a decision. If I was doomed to live in a trailer park next to an airport, I could complain about the smell of the jet fuel like my mom, I could drink myself to death over the noise like everybody else, or I could learn to fly.

Heaven Beach, South Carolina, is anything but, if you live at the low-rent end of town. All her life, Leah Jones has been the grown-up in her family, while her mother moves from boyfriend to boyfriend, letting any available money slip out of her hands. At school, they may diss Leah as trash, but she’s the one who negotiates with the landlord when the rent’s not paid. At fourteen, she’s the one who gets a job at the nearby airstrip.

But there’s one way Leah can escape reality. Saving every penny she can, she begs quiet Mr. Hall, who runs an aerial banner-advertising business at the airstrip and also offers flight lessons, to take her up just once. Leaving the trailer park far beneath her and swooping out over the sea is a rush greater than anything she’s ever experienced, and when Mr. Hall offers to give her cut-rate flight lessons, she feels ready to touch the sky.

By the time she’s a high school senior, Leah has become a good enough pilot that Mr. Hall offers her a job flying a banner plane. It seems like a dream come true… but turns out to be just as fleeting as any dream. Mr. Hall dies suddenly, leaving everything he owned in the hands of his teenage sons: golden boy Alec and adrenaline junkie Grayson. And they’re determined to keep the banner planes flying.

Though Leah has crushed on Grayson for years, she’s leery of getting involved in what now seems like a doomed business—until Grayson betrays her by digging up her most damning secret. Holding it over her head, he forces her to fly for secret reasons of his own, reasons involving Alec. Now Leah finds herself drawn into a battle between brothers—and the consequences could be deadly.

Why I want to read:
This is one of the very first books I added to my wishlist and that is the main reason why I want to read it. The book was pulished in 2012 and has since gotten good ratings on Goodreads. Such a Rush will perfectly fit my new love for Contemporary YA, and I like that the synopsis does not talk about a romantic interest. Although I do like Romance YA, it seems that a lot of Contemporary YA looks alike. The synopsis is mysterious and there is bound to be a plot twist. The main character comes across a strong woman that makes her own destiny, another aspect that I really like in characters. Hopefully I won’t wait so much longer to buy this, especially since there is about 2000 other books on my wishlist…

Q: What book are you wishing for today?