Hello everyone and Happy New Year from my officially first post of the year!
This is my first ever Wishlist post and the first Wishlist of 2012! And for that post I couldn’t think of anything else but to present you with some of my most awaited book releases of 2012.The publication date of some of the books I’ve been drooling for months is coming closer, while others seem yet too far away, but you know how time is…, it flies away without you even noticing it! So, without further delay, here are some of the books I simply can’t wait to read in 2012!
Grave Mercy by R. L. LaFevers
Why be the sheep, when you can be the wolf?
Seventeen-year-old Ismae escapes from the brutality of an arranged marriage into the sanctuary of the convent of St. Mortain, where the sisters still serve the gods of old. Here she learns that the god of Death Himself has blessed her with dangerous gifts—and a violent destiny. If she chooses to stay at the convent, she will be trained as an assassin and serve as a handmaiden to Death. To claim her new life, she must destroy the lives of others.
Ismae’s most important assignment takes her straight into the high court of Brittany—where she finds herself woefully under prepared—not only for the deadly games of intrigue and treason, but for the impossible choices she must make. For how can she deliver Death’s vengeance upon a target who, against her will, has stolen her heart?
Grave Mercy is one of the YA titles that have caught my attention for a few months now and seems exactly like the kind of book I will really enjoy. I always love a good fantasy book, and this one has everything I’m looking for. Plus, I have a thing for assassins!
About that Night by Julie James
HE’S PLAYING GAMES
Though Rylann Pierce tried to fight the sparks she felt for billionaire heir Kyle Rhodes the night they met, their sizzling chemistry was undeniable. But after being stood up on their first date, Rylann never expected to see him again. So when she finds herself face to face with Kyle in a courthouse nine years later, she’s stunned. More troubling to the beautiful Assistant U.S. Attorney is that she’s still wildly attracted to him.
BUT SHE’S MAKING THE RULES
Just released from prison, Kyle Rhodes isn’t thrilled to be the star witness in a high-profile criminal case — but when Rylann comes knocking at his door, he finds she may be the one lawyer he can’t say no to. Still as gorgeous and sharp-tongued as ever, she lays down the law: she doesn’t mix business with pleasure. But Kyle won’t give up on something he wants — and what he wants is the one woman he’s never forgotten..
Julie James is one of my favorite contemporary romance writers, so it’s only natural that I can’t wait to get my hands on her newest release. Her FBI series only gets better with each book and if you haven’t started reading her books yet you don’t know what you’re missing!
Sacrificial Magic by Stacia Kane
When Chess Putnam is ordered by an infamous crime boss—who also happens to be her drug dealer—to use her powers as a witch to solve a grisly murder involving dark magic, she knows she must rise to the challenge. Adding to the intensity: Chess’s boyfriend, Terrible, doesn’t trust her, and Lex, the son of a rival crime lord, is trying to reignite the sparks between him and Chess.
Plus there’s the little matter of Chess’s real job as a ghost hunter for the Church of Real Truth, investigating reports of a haunting at a school in the heart of Downside. Someone seems to be taking a crash course in summoning the dead—and if Chess doesn’t watch her back, she may soon be joining their ranks.
As Chess is drawn into a shadowy world of twisted secrets and dark violence, it soon becomes clear that she’s not going to emerge from its depths without making the ultimate sacrifice..
You can’t even imagine how badly I have missed Terrible… How much I have been waiting for the 4th installment of Downside Ghosts series to hit the shelves… Stacia Kane has created such a dark and violent world in her books but so beautiful and so intricate at the same time that the reader can’t help but love.
Dark Frost by Jennifer Estep
I’ve seen so many freaky things since I started attending Mythos Academy last fall. I know I’m supposed to be a fearless warrior, but most of the time, I feel like I’m just waiting for the next Bad, Bad Thing to happen. Like someone trying to kill me — again.
Everyone at Mythos Academy knows me as Gwen Frost, the Gypsy girl who uses her psychometry magic to find lost objects — and who just may be dating Logan Quinn, the hottest guy in school. But I’m also the girl the Reapers of Chaos want dead in the worst way. The Reapers are the baddest of the bad, the people who murdered my mom. So why do they have it in for me? It turns out my mom hid a powerful artifact called the Helheim Dagger before she died. Now, the Reapers will do anything to get it back. They think I know where the dagger is hidden, but this is one thing I can’t use my magic to find. All I do know is that the Reapers are coming for me — and I’m in for the fight of my life.
Mythos Academy was one of my favorite YA series of 2011 and naturally, the third book about Gwen and Logan is one of my most awaited for this year. Jennifer Estep blends so many mythological elements in her story, making her books unique and memorable.
The Golden Lily by Richelle Mead
Tough, brainy alchemist Sydney Sage and doe-eyed Moroi princess Jill Dragomir are in hiding at a human boarding school in the sunny, glamorous world of Palm Springs, California. The students—children of the wealthy and powerful—carry on with their lives in blissful ignorance, while Sydney, Jill, Eddie and Adrian must do everything in their power to keep their secret safe. But with forbidden romances, unexpected spirit bonds, and the threat of Strigoi moving ever closer, hiding the truth is harder than anyone thought.
Populated with new faces as well as familiar ones, Richelle Mead’s breathtaking Bloodlines series explores all the friendship, romance, battles and betrayals that made the #1 New York Times bestselling Vampire Academy series so addictive. In this second book, the drama is hotter, the romances are steamier, and the stakes are even higher
Really, do I have to list all the reasons The Golden Lily hits this list, other than I just love Richelle Mead and anything she writes? Granted, Bloodlines wasn’t my favorite book of this author but still, I just love her work. Add to that the fact that I was really sad that The Vampire Academy series ended and voila! I’m eager to read anything set in that universe
Biting Cold By Chloe Neill
Turned into a vampire against her will, twenty-eight-year-old Merit found her way into the dark circle of Chicago’s vampire underground, where she learned there was more to supernaturals than met the eye—and more supernaturals than the public ever imagined. And not all the secrets she learned were for sharing—among humans or inhumans.
Now Merit is on the hunt, charging across the stark American Midwest, tailing a rogue supernatural intent on stealing an ancient artifact that could unleash catastrophic evil on the world. But Merit is also the prey. An enemy of Chicagoland is hunting her, and he’ll stop at nothing to get the book for himself. No mercy allowed. No rules apply. No lives spared. The race is on.
Yet another one of my favorite series of 2011. From the 4th book of The Chicagoland Vampires series, Chloe Neill leaves her readers with terrible cliffhanger endings. Surely, the ending of Drink Deep wasn’t all that cliffhangerish, but honestly, the book ended as soon as we got to the good parts… All the worst for me to wait until August 2012…
Before I end this post, I just wanted to add a couple of books that are yet without a cover or a blurb but I’m definitely dying to read. Karen Marie Moning will publish sometime in 2012 the 6th book of her Fever series and Iced, the first book of her spin off series Fever World.
Jeaniene Frost also publishes on June, Once Burned, the first book in her Night Prince series were Vlad finally gets his own book and the 7th book of her Night Huntress series is set for 2012 as well.
Last but not least, summer of 2012 is the time when the sequel of Angelfall by Susan Ee is estimated to get published.