Saturday, December 15, 2012

On My Wishlist (44)

This is a weekly event, originally created by Book Chick City and now hosted at Cosy Books, where we showcase the books which are currently top of our wishlists. Old, new or yet to be released titles are all welcome.

Snow White Sorrow (The Grimm Diaries, #1) What if all you knew about fairy tales was wrong?

Sixteen year old Loki Blackstar is no Prince Charming. His mother is a ghost. His only friend is a red Cadillac that talks to him through the radio. He looks like an Angel but acts like jerk. No wonder he has been banned from Heaven, which is the least of his troubles. Loki needs a job to pay for school and support himself.

Still, Loki has a rare gift: He is a Dreamhunter. One of the few in the world who can hunt and kill immortal demons in their dreams so they never wake up again.

When Loki is sent to kill a sixteen-year-old vampire girl the locals call Snow White Sorrow, he is pulled into a magical but dangerous world. The locals believe the monster to be Snow White.

The real Snow White . . . living in the ruins of an ancient castle in a small town. She is described as horribly beautiful, terrifyingly enchanting, and wickedly lovely.

What he finds instead is a beautiful monster girl filled with rage and hurt, who has an epic untold story to tell of things such like why the Brothers Grimm altered the fairy tale, who the Evil Queen really is, where the mirror came from, and who possessed it.

Snow White has killed every person who has dared come near the castle where she once lived with the queen. Mysteriously, she lets Loki live, and whispers two words in his ears; two words that will change his life forever.

A White So RedTake back what is yours.

Seventeen-year-old Snow’s life changed forever the night her stepmother, the Queen, sent her huntsman to cut out her heart. Fleeing for her life, Snow runs to the Silver Forest, a place as dangerous as it is enchanting, and begins an adventure she could never have dreamed.

With no one at her side but a rowdy band of carnivorous dwarves and an arrogant, rogue prince who’s too handsome for his own good, Snow must confront the challenge that’s been laid before her: Kill the Queen, and take back the kingdom that should have been hers.

But if she is to succeed, Snow will have to tap into a powerful, ancient form of magic, one that may have been sleeping inside her all along.

Smile So Dark (The Wicked Wings Trilogy, #1)Would you risk your life for true love?

Eighteen-year-old Valerie Bloodstone seems like any other ambitious teenager. With one semester left at the prestigious Burton Academy of the Arts and an audition to Julliard a week away, her dream of becoming an actress is almost within her grasp.

But Valerie isn’t normal. She has seen doppelgängers – images of people she’s been called upon to kill – her entire life. She is a banshee, a Fey mercenary charged with delivering justice to humans and Fey who have wronged her kind. But when she comes face to face with the doppelgänger of her longtime boyfriend, marking him as her next hit, she does something she’s never done before – she refuses the Call.

Now someone wants her dead.

She knows the new boy in school, Julian, is more than he appears, and she’s convinced he was sent to keep tabs on her. Yet despite her doubts about Julian’s true intentions, she finds herself drawn to his seductive smile and carefree attitude.

As Valerie evades death – and Julian’s advances – she struggles to keep a firm hold on the life she’s built in the mortal world. But her life isn’t the only one at risk. Something sinister is happening in Faery, a realm Valerie has never seen but is very much connected to. If she is to reclaim her life, she will have to travel to the heart of Faery to confront the evil that has placed a bounty on her head – an evil that wears a familiar face and might have been living under her nose all along.


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