Weekly Wanted: Wishlist #1

(click to go to The Mile Long Bookshelf)

Hello everyone! I’ve decided to take part in Amber and Rachel’s new meme, Weekly Wanted.  Find out more by visiting their blogs: The Mile Long Bookshelf and Booktastic Reviews.

For this meme, you have to:

  • Post up 3 books that you can’t wait to read or wish for.
  • Post up the synopsis/blurb.
  • Post up a picture of the front cover.

In the Bag by Jim Carrington

Joe and Ash are best friends. Ash is the leader, Joe the one who follows. Then one night after a party, Joe and Ash come across a holdall, seemingly abandoned by the side of the road. They open it up . . . and find £20,000 in cash. Of course they’re going to hand it straight to the police. Aren’t they? Or is all that money just too tempting? And that is precisely when the trouble starts . . .

Jim Carrington has already established himself as a fine writer for teens with his debut novel, Inside My Head. With In the Bag, he shows how horribly easy it is for two teenage boys to make a car crash of their lives, through an unlucky combination of being in the wrong place at the wrong time and making a handful of wrong decisions.

Wildefire by Karsten Knight

Ashline Wilde never received an instruction manual on how to be a 16-year-old Polynesian volcano goddess. If she had, it might have contained helpful warnings such as:

• Dreaming about your (thankfully) mortal boyfriend may cause your bed to spontaneously combust
• Oven mitts should be worn at all times during heavy make-out sessions

Instead, Ash has to learn these life lessons the hard way as her dormant powers erupt at the most awkward times. In the wake of a hometown tragedy, Ash transfers to Blackwood Academy, a boarding school nestled in California’s redwoods, where a group of fellow gods-on-earth have mysteriously convened.

As if sophomore year couldn’t get any worse, her storm goddess older sister, the wild and unpredictable Eve, resurfaces to haunt Ashline. With a war between the gods looming over Blackwood, Ash must master the fire smoldering within her before she clashes with her sister one final time, which leads us to life-lesson #3:

• When warm and cold fronts collide, there’s guaranteed to be a storm.

Across The Universe by Beth Revis

A love out of time. A spaceship built of secrets and murder.

Seventeen-year-old Amy joins her parents as frozen cargo aboard the vast spaceship Godspeed and expects to awaken on a new planet, three hundred years in the future. Never could she have known that her frozen slumber would come to an end fifty years too soon and that she would be thrust into the brave new world of a spaceship that lives by its own rules.

Amy quickly realizes that her awakening was no mere computer malfunction. Someone-one of the few thousand inhabitants of the spaceship-tried to kill her. And if Amy doesn’t do something soon, her parents will be next.

Now Amy must race to unlock Godspeed’s hidden secrets. But out of her list of murder suspects, there’s only one who matters: Elder, the future leader of the ship and the love she could never have seen coming.

If you are taking part in Weekly Wanted, or in Waiting on Wednesday, what are YOU waiting for? 🙂


7 responses to “Weekly Wanted: Wishlist #1

  1. Thank you!! And I love the button 🙂

  2. Thank you for the button, Jean, it’s lovely! 😀

  3. You’re welcome, both of you! 😀

  4. I’ve never heard of any of these, but In The Bag sounds like it would be one of those books you just *can’t* put down 🙂

  5. I’ve read ‘Across the Universe’ and it’s just as amazing as it sounds!! You’ll love it, I’m sure. 🙂

    And oh, how I’m pining for Wildfire! It looks so unique and amazing, I seriously cannot wait!

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