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The Christmas season is of course a time for good cheer, but of course, we all have something cooking on our wishlists for the year. And while I’m a firm believer in the fact that Santa Claus is the figment of an innocent imagination, I don’t wish to completely discount the possibility that he’s out there somewhere and his reindeers are making it snow. So in the occasion that he comes across my humble blog– it’s my wishlist for Christmas 😀
Happy reading 😉
The Never Availables
I’ve always embraced the idea of an angel, but the whole protect-the-human-race spiel is honestly getting old, and fast. So who else is up for a bloodthirsty world-demolishing version?! Additionally, this book has been commended to me one too many times now, and it’s honestly starting to give me a headache. Coupled with the fact that this book is at no time on the shelves (and I thought Fullybooked was my best friend!) Santa Claus is probably my only hope of ever getting to read it. Or a sponsor maybe (call me).
Real reason, though? It starts with an ‘R’ and ends with an ‘affe’. Nice guy.
And yes, I torture myself by looking at reviews to this book, even if it always seems to slip right through my fingers (seriously, they always ‘recently run out of stock’ when I ask for it). Though the premise itself doesn’t interest me as much as it should, I think I’m sold by the simple fact that it’s been met with critical acclaim, and even won an informal poll on the blog on ‘what to read next’. Besides, if my instincts fail me at times, it sure won’t hurt to proceed from the wisdom of others.
Real reason, though? It stars with a ‘Captain Westfall’ and ends with a ‘Prince Dorian’. Nice guys.
I think the author says it all. JLA is one of the few I consider legends, and her works are one of the few I consider masterpieces. While I do agree that it shares an uncanny resemblance to Vampire Academy, I still do think that this book is an experience unique even in ways the latter isn’t, so if truth be told, I don’t mind. And besides, I loved VA to death, and would honestly celebrate a reincarnation of sorts.
Real reason, though? It stars with an ‘A’ and ends with an ‘iden’. (Hmmm, there seems to be a pattern here).
Well the thing is, my news feed has recently been flooded with reviews to this book, and I’ve read Every. Single. One of them. Like I said, I’m something of a masochist (not really), and the fact that this title cumulates generally positive feedback makes me want to see for myself what the clamor is all about. As a matter of fact, These Broken Stars has been sitting on my TBR pile for quite some time now (it was one of the few WoW picks until I surceased to participate), and now that it’s been released, I am hellbent on reading it.
Real reason, though? It starts with a ‘T’ and– TARVER.
I’ve actually read this one, but I don’t have my own copy, which sucks for a reread craving. In addition, this book never seems available in paperback, and I never buy hardcover versions, as I can live without the extra protection (and thus choose to be practical). I’m a big fan of fairytale retellings, and this was honestly much better and way more bad-ass than the original (sorry, Disney).
Real reason, though?
HAH gotcha! Honestly, of course, these hotshots aren’t the real reasons (they’re added bonuses, yes?) Still, I’d give a limb for a chance to read these books. Well, someone else’s at least 😀
The Not Yet Released (Hey There, 2014)
While I wasn’t the biggest fan of My Life Next Door, I was nevertheless still a fan to an extent. In the recent weeks, I’ve learned to completely embrace the Contemporary genre, and do believe that this book will prove much potential. In addition, Huntley Fitz (who follows me on Twitter!!) is a deservedly celebrated author, and because she’s auto-approved in my book, it follows that her works are too– the premise is interesting, the cover is gorgeous, the wait is excruciating.
Work some miracles, Santa! I believe in you (even if you’re probably just a parent sneaking toys into socks at night).
Now THIS, I’m a fan of. Jenny Han’s works have captured hearts for a long time now (mine, at least), and still continue to do so, and I am beside myself with hysterics at such independent work coming about. The premise is unique and the cover is stunning, and the idea of Jenny Han’s new book is honestly a little overwhelming, so I don’t blame myself for psyching out over this one.
The WAIT though!! It’s going to hurt like a motherfather, I feel it.
I’ve never really been into the idea of aliens, and the fact that this one is even better looking kind of pushes the buttons a little too far for my taste. However, curiosity is a bitch sometimes, and because this book has also been highly recommended by the lucky few who have gotten to read it (JLA being one of them), I think that this is going to be hard to pass up. Additionally, I may be able to relate to the heroine, who sounds a lot like me and owns a blog a lot like mine, which of course only serves to aggrandize the disconcertation.
But of course, you don’t have to be an alien to be that good looking (aren’t I right Logan Lerman?)
I hadn’t heard about this book before I found it on Goodreads, and am about as familiar with the author as I am with the aforementioned side effects– the synopsis and the snippet along were enough to draw me in, however. Reminiscent of The Fault In Our Stars (though probably not much like it), this book may just prove to be the next tearjerker-comedy-relief for the coming year. Can’t wait!
Are you into unicorns, charming princes, and happily ever afters? Well then, this scary-ass book on human extermination is probably not for you. I however, can work with both. The 5th Wave was an enjoyable, apocalyptic read, and while I didn’t particularly enjoy Quinn’s Another Little Piece, I’m hoping that this book will change my impression of the author to an extent, and for the better. I hope ‘murderous cycle’ in this case will roughly translate to ‘suspenseful and beautifully written read’.
So what do you think? If you have any opinions or suggestions, please don’t hesitate to comment and tell me!
And P.S. Santa? I’ve been a good girl. SO PLEASE OMG THESE BOOKS!!