Well, since this is a part two of my previous week’s wishlist post, you do well to imagine that just one post couldn’t possibly include every title I’m drooling over this year… And how could I ever include in just one post all the amazing books I can’t wait to read this year. And since it’s only January this means that I still haven’t been informed of all – scratch that – most of the upcoming releases of this year… But I’ll try to refrain myself and just let you know some more about a few other books that I just die to read!
Pure by Jennifer L. Armentrout
There is need. And then there is Fate…
Being destined to become some kind of supernatural electrical outlet isn’t exactly awesome–especially when Alexandria’s “other half” is everywhere she goes. Seth’s in her training room, outside her classes, and keeps showing up in her bedroom–so not cool. Their connection does have some benefits, like staving off her nightmares of the tragic showdown with her mother, but it has no effect on what Alex feels for the forbidden, pure-blooded Aiden. Or what he will do–and sacrifice–for her.
When daimons infiltrate the Covenants and attack students, the gods send furies–lesser gods determined to eradicate any threat to the Covenants and to the gods, and that includes the Apollyon… and Alex. And if that and hordes of aether-sucking monsters didn’t blow bad enough, a mysterious threat seems willing to do anything to neutralize Seth, even if that means forcing Alex into servitude… or killing her.
When the gods are involved, some decisions can never, ever be undone.
Have you read Half-Blood by Jennifer Armentrout? If you have you completely understand why this book is in this wishlist!If you haven’t, well, what are you waiting for? Jennifer Armentrout was my favorite debut author of 2011 and I enjoyed so much her books that every single one of her new releases goes automatically to my TBR list.
The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa
You will kill. The only question is when.
In the dark days since the insidious Red Lung virus decimated the human population, vampires have risen to rule the crumbling cities and suburbs. Uncontested Princes hold sway over diminished ranks of humans: their “pets.” In exchange for their labor, loyalty and of course, their blood, these pets are registered, given food and shelter, permitted to survive.
Unregistered humans cling to fringes, scavenging for survival. Allison Sekemoto and her fellow Unregistereds are hunted, not only by vampires, but by rabids, the unholy result of Red Lung-infected vampires feeding on unwary humans. One night, Allie is attacked by a pack of rabids, saved by an unlikely hero…and turned vampire.
Uncomfortable in her undead skin, Allie falls in with a ragtag crew of humans seeking a cure, or cures: for Rabidism and for Vampirism. She’s passing for human…for now. But the hunger is growing and will not be denied. Not for friendship—not even for love
Kagawa’s new series promises to be as exciting as her Iron Fey series and then some! I am a vampire girl myself, so you can only imagine how much I want to read this new series of one of my favorite writers!
Cold Fury by T.M. Goeglein
Sara Jane Rispoli is just a normal sixteen-year-old girl coping with school and a developing crush— until her parents and younger brother are kidnapped, and she discovers her family has been a key figure of Chicago’s Outfit (aka the mob) for decades. Her father, grandfather and great grandfather all used their special ability, cold fury, to settle disputes between the two mob factions—the muscle and the money. And unless Sara wants the mob to think her now missing family has turned state’s evidence, she will have to fill her father’s shoes as the mob’s peacemaker, using her own cold fury.
Cold Fury sounds like those kick-ass YA novels I just can’t resist!Kidnappings, the mob and a romance subplot, what more could I ask? As soon as I saw this title, I just added it immediately in my TBR list.
The Iron Wyrm Affair by Lilith Saintcrow
Emma Bannon, Prime sorceress in the service of the Empire, has a mission: to protect Archibald Clare, a failed, unregistered mentath. His skills of deduction are legendary, and her own sorcery is not inconsiderable. It doesn’t much help that they dislike each other, or that Bannon’s Shield, Mikal, might just be a traitor himself. Or that the conspiracy killing registered mentaths and sorcerers alike will just as likely kill them as seduce them into treachery toward their Queen. In an alternate London where illogical magic has turned the Industrial Revolution on its head, Bannon and Clare now face hostility, treason, cannon fire, black sorcery, and the problem of reliably finding hansom cabs.
The game is afoot…
I have so many books by Lilith Saintcrow on my TBR list and yet, I haven’t actually read anything by this author… I just hope that this will change with The Iron Wyrm Affair because honestly it sounds like my kind of book.
Outpost by Ann Aguirre
Deuce’s whole world has changed. Now living topside in a community called Salvation, she has a whole new set of problems. Down below, she was considered an adult, and she contributed to the whole. Now, topside, the people of Salvation think she’s a brat in need of training. She hates school, and she doesn’t fit in with the other girls. They’ve spent their lives learning to cook and sew–suitable woman’s work. Deuce only knows how to fight. To make matters worse, Fade keeps her at a distance, and the band of four has broken into fragments.
Stalker presses for a closer relationship, but Deuce sees him as a training partner, and she’s busy trying to find her place in Salvation. She refuses to accept that she’s wrong for being who she is, but tensions rise as she struggles against the status quo. Her feelings for Fade haven’t changed, but he seems not to want her around anymore. Confused and lonely, she starts looking for a way out.
Once she’s free from school for the year, Deuce pursues a chance to serve in the summer patrols–those responsible for making sure the growers and planters can work the fields without danger of Freak attack. It should have been routine, little fighting, but things have been changing on surface, just as they did below ground. The Freaks are smarter. They’re watching. Waiting. Planning. The monsters don’t intend to let Salvation survive, and it will take a girl like Deuce to turn the tide.
Enclave was among the best books I read in 2011 so it’s only natural that its sequel Outpost in included in this list.Ann Aguirre is such a talented writer that I’m eager to read every single book she has ever written!
City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare
In Book 5: City of Lost Souls, the Shadowhunters struggle to piece together their shattered world after a betrayal by one of their own leaves them reeling.
I will just take a moment to express my amazement over this cover.OMG it’s plainly gorgeous! Now, that I’ve said that, honestly, do you need many reasons to justify why City of Lost Souls is included in this post other than I just love Cassandra Clare’s work?
Well, that’s it for now! Be pretty certain that those are not the only titles I can’t wait to read but they are those I’m positively dying to get my hands on! How about you? Are any of those titles on your Most Awaited Wishlist?