Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Retrospective Reading Wish List-February 2014

 #1. Cress (The Lunar Chronicles #3) by Marissa Meyer
Cress (The Lunar Chronicles, #3)

I haven't had a chance to read any of the Lunar Chronicles books yet, but you can bet I'm buying them as soon as they're released. They look so lovely on my bookshelf.

#2. The Shadow Throne (The Ascendance Trilogy #3) by Jennifer A. Nielsen
The Shadow Throne (The Ascendance Trilogy, #3)

The conclusion to a YA fantasy series that started with The False Prince.

#3. White Space (Dark Passages #1) by Ilsa J. Bick
White Space (Dark Passages, #1)

A horror story about the blurred lines between reality and the written word. 

#4. Maybe One Day by Melissa KantorMaybe One Day

A YA novel in the same vein as The Fault in Our Stars, only this book features two friends. Be sure to have some tissues handy.

#5. The Waking Engine by David Edison
The Waking Engine

In the world of The Waking Engine, there is no afterlife. A person dies on one planet and is reborn on another multiple times until they end up in the City Unspoken 'where gods and mortals come to die.'

#6. Three Souls by Janie Chang
Three Souls

In 1935 China, a woman dies and is trapped on Earth with three souls.

#7. The Martian by Andy Weir
The Martian

A novel about one of the first astronauts on Mars.

#8. Three Princes by Ramona Wheeler
Three Princes

An alternate history novel where the Egyptian Empire never collapsed and now runs the world.

#9. The Gospel of Loki by Joanne Harris
The Gospel of Loki

What with the popularity of Loki in Marvel Comics' Thor movies (played by the delicious Tom Hiddleston), it seems inevitable that a book told from the perspective of the Trickster God was released. 

#10. Archetype (Archetype #1) by M.D. Waters

A woman wakes up in the hospital with no memory of who she is. 

#11. The Flight of the Silvers (Silvers #1) by Daniel Price
The Flight of the Silvers (Silvers, #1)

The world ends and only six people survive. They acquire superpowers.

#12. The Swan Gondola by Timothy Schaffert
The Swan Gondola

A romantic fable set at the Omaha World's Fair in 1898.

#13. Moth and Spark by Anne Leonard
Moth and Spark

This book has dragons in it. Dragons are my life. I need this book in my life right now.

#14. While Beauty Slept by Elizabeth Blackwell
While Beauty Slept

A gothic retelling of the classic fairy tale, Sleeping Beauty.

#15. Burn (Pure #3) by Julianna Baggott
Burn (Pure, #3)

To be perfectly honest, I'm not exactly sure what this series is about. But the covers are beautiful and I've heard good things.

#16. Alienated (Alienated #1) by Melissa Landers
Alienated (Alienated, #1)

Girls meets alien in this YA science fiction novel.

#17. Lady Thief (Scarlet #2) by A.C. Gaughen
Lady Thief (Scarlet, #2)

The second novel in this Robin Hood inspired series. 

#18. The Future of the Mind: The Scientific Quest to Understand, Enhance, and Empower the Mind by Michio Kaku
The Future of the Mind: The Scientific Quest to Understand, Enhance, and Empower the Mind

Always looking to expand my scientific horizons and Michio Kaku has a knack for explaining difficult concepts in a fun and engaging way.

#19. Red Rising (Red Rising Trilogy #1) by Pierce Brown
Red Rising (Red Rising Trilogy, #1)

This book is being compared to The Hunger Games, but not in a knock-off way, in a this-is-the-new-literary-phenomenon-that-everyone-will-be-talking-about way.

#20. Cold Storage, Alaska by John Straley
Cold Storage, Alaska

A quirky crime novel set in small-town Alaska. Comparable to Michael Chabon's The Yiddish Policeman's Union, perhaps? Either way, it sounds good.

#21. A Burnable Book (John Gower #1) by Bruce Holsinger
A Burnable Book

A literary mystery set in Chaucer's London.

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