Thursday, May 15, 2014

Reading Wishlist: May 2014

May 6
 #1) The One (The Selection #3) by Kiera Cass
The One (The Selection, #3)

The third and final book in The Selection series. The books all feature gorgeous dresses on their covers.

#2) After the End (After the End #1) by Amy Plum
After the End (After the End, #1)

The debut novel in a YA post-apocalyptic series. In this series, nuclear radiation from World War III has devastated the planet and its population. A few lucky survivors have made their way to the Alaskan wilderness. 

#3) The Falconer (The Falconer #1) by Elizabeth May
The Falconer (The Falconer, #1)

A YA fantasy debut that takes place in 19th century Scotland, where Lady Aileana Kameron must battle murderous faeries. 

#4) Since You've Been Gone by Morgan Matson
Since You've Been Gone

A contemporary YA where Emily deals with the mystery of her best friend Sloane's disappearance, while at the same time completing a bizarre to-do list that Sloane left for her.

#5) The Oversight (Oversight Trilogy #1) by Charlie Fletcher
The Oversight (Oversight Trilogy, #1)

The Oversight is a secret society in London that patrols the borders between the magical and the mundane world. However, their numbers are dwindling and the remaining members must deal with a series of vicious murders.

#6) The Painter by Peter Heller
The Painter

A talented but troubled painter witnesses a disturbing incident and must face the repercussions of a brutal encounter.

#7) Young God: A Novel by Katherine Faw Morris
Young God: A Novel

Nikki, a thirteen-year old girl, is determined to hold on to her family's dominion over the local drug trade. 

#8) The Bees by Laline Paull
The Bees

One of the most anticipated science-fiction books of the month, this debut novel tells the story of Flora 717, a worker bee who dares to challenge the Queen's authority.

#9) Glaze by Kim Curran

A YA sci-fi novel that takes on this generation's obsession with social media.

#10) All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
All the Light We Cannot See

An historical novel set in World War II where a blind French girl and a German boy cross paths and try to survive the war. 

May 13

#11) Free to Fall by Lauren Miller
Free to Fall

Another YA sci-fi novel that explores the current generation's obsession with technology, this time apps.

#12) Bloodwitch (The Maeve'ra Trilogy #1) by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes
Bloodwitch (The Maeve’ra Trilogy, #1)

A YA paranormal-fantasy debut that pits vampires against shapeshifters. Love the beautiful cover.

#13) Girl in Reverse by Barbara Stuber
Girl in Reverse

Lily must solve the mystery of her mother's disappearance during the chaos of the Korean War.

#14) Defenders by Will McIntosh

When telepathic aliens invade Earth, humans build genetically-altered soldiers called the Defenders. But what happens after the war is won? This book has already been optioned to become a film.

#15) Console Wars: Sega, Nintendo, and the Battle that Defined a Generation by Blake J. Harris
Console Wars: Sega, Nintendo, and the Battle that Defined a Generation

Gamers and non-gamers alike will be intrigued by this non-fiction book telling the story of the Console War between Sega and Nintendo during the 1990s.

#16) To Rise Again at a Decent Hour by Joshua Ferris
To Rise Again at a Decent Hour

A novel about a man who's online identity is stolen.
#17) Bird Box by Josh Malerman
rBird Box: A Novel

A horror novel with a beautiful cover? Count me in. In this book, a family retreats into their home as the outside world slips away into darkness and chaos.

May 20

#18) Dangerous Creatures (Dangerous Creatures #1) by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
Dangerous Creatures (Dangerous Creatures, #1)

A spin-off series of the popular YA paranormal series, Beautiful Creatures.

#19) My Real Children by Jo Walton
My Real Children

I have heard phenomenal things about Jo Walton's fantasy novels. This one involves a woman living in two different timelines.

#20) The Three by Sarah Lotz
The Three

Four airplanes crash on the same day. Three out of the four crashes yields only one child survivor. Dubbed 'The Three', the children begin to exhibit increasingly disturbing behavior.

May 27

#21) City of Heavenly Fire (The Mortal Instruments #6) by Cassandra Clare
City of Heavenly Fire (The Mortal Instruments, #6)

This is it. The big one. The one we've all been waiting for. The last installment in the wildly popular YA series, The Mortal Instruments. To be honest I've only read the first book in the series so far but I've collected all the other books as they've come out.

#22) One Man Guy by Michael Barakiva
One Man Guy

A YA contemporary romance between shy Alek and outgoing Ethan. The cover is absolutely adorable.

#23) Guy in Real Life by Steve Brezenoff
Guy in Real Life

Another contemporary YA romance with 'Guy' in the title. This novel is already being compared to the works of John Green and Rainbow Rowell so I am doubly excited to read it.

#24) The Girl in the Road by Monica Byrne
The Girl in the Road

A speculative fiction debut by an author who is being compared to Margaret Atwood and Neil Gaiman.

#25) Artemis Awakening by Jane Lindskold
Artemis Awakening

Humans once created a technologically advanced world called Artemis, where the wealthy could live in a veritable paradise. But Artemis is gone, lost in a brutal war and humanity has lost its advanced technology. Until a young archaeologist discovers evidence that Artemis is not as lost as originally thought...

#26) The Lost (The Lost #1) by Sarah Beth Durst
The Lost

Lauren finds herself in a city called the Lost, a city impossible to escape. As Lauren wanders the city, she has to discover the truth about who she is and where she came from.

#27) The Silk Map (Gaunt and Bone #2) by Chris Willrich
The Silk Map (Gaunt and Bone, #2)

The first thing that caught my eye about this book was the cover. It is stunning! Then I read the synopsis and discovered it is the second book in a series that mixes Chinese mythology with sword-and-sorcery fantasy.

#28) The Immortal Crown (Age of X #2) by Richelle Mead
The Immortal Crown (Age of X, #2)

This book follows Gameboard of the Gods, an adult fantasy novel written by Vampire Academy author Richelle Mead.

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