Saturday, 21 May 2011

On My Wishlist (2)



On My Wishlist is a fun weekly event hosted by Book Chick City and runs every Saturday. It's where you can list all the books you desperately want but haven't actually bought yet. They can be old, new or forthcoming.

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After reading the guest post by the author on BookCityChick this week, it has made me want the book more. The fact that the story is based on an old Essex folk song, has me intrigued. BookCityChick has five copies of this book to giveaway, so I am keeping my fingers crossed.

Published by Random House Children's Books.

Goodreads Summary

A chilling, beautiful debut novel inspired by a haunting folk song about murder, witchcraft and revenge. Beware of Long Lankin, that lives in the moss ...When Cora and her little sister Mimi are sent to stay with their elderly aunt in the isolated village of Bryers Guerdon, they receive a less than warm welcome, and are desperate to go back to London. But Auntie Ida's life was devastated the last time two young girls were at Guerdon Hall, and now her nieces' arrival has re awoken an evil that has lain waiting for years. A haunting voice in an empty room ...A strange, scarred man lurking in the graveyard ...A mysterious warning, scrawled on the walls of the abandoned church ...Along with Roger and Peter, two young village boys, Cora must uncover the horrifying truth that has held Bryers Guerdon in its dark grip for centuries - before it is too late for Mimi. Intensely atmospheric and truly compelling, this is a stunning debut.

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Published by Bloomsbury on the 4th July. 

I am tempted to camp outside their offices and bribe them with cupcakes!

Goodreads Summary.

Violet Willoughby doesn't believe in ghosts. But they believe in her. After spending years participating in her mother's elaborate ruse as a fraudulent medium, Violet is about as skeptical as they come in all matters supernatural. Now that she is being visited by a very persistent ghost, one who suffered a violent death, Violet can no longer ignore her unique ability. She must figure out what this ghost is trying to communicate, and quickly because the killer is still on the loose.
Afraid of ruining her chance to escape her mother's scheming through an advantageous marriage, Violet must keep her ability secret. The only person who can help her is Colin, a friend she's known since childhood, and whom she has grown to love. He understands the true Violet, but helping her on this path means they might never be together. Can Violet find a way to help this ghost without ruining her own chance at a future free of lies?

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Published on the 4th August by Piatkus Books. 

I just have to have it!

Goodreads Summary

Susannah Leyton has grown up behind the counter of her father's apothecary shop, surrounded by the resinous scents of lavender, rosemary, liquorice and turpentine. More learned than any apprentice, she concocts soothing medicines and ointments with great skill. Content with her life, Susannah is shocked when her widowed father announces his intentions to marry again, and later becomes caught in a battle of wills with her new step-mother. When she receives a proposal of marriage from handsome and charming merchant Henry Savage, she believes her prayers have been answered and resolves to be a good wife to him. But Henry is a complex and troubled man, haunted by his memories of growing up in Barbados. As the plague sweeps through the city, tragedy strikes, and the secrets of Henry's past begin to unfold .

What books are on your wish list?

26 comments:

  1. The Apothecary's Daughter is on my wishlist, too. It looks exciting and the author just won an RNA award :)

    Have a good weekend.

    carol

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  2. Haunting Violet has been on my wishlist since I've heard of it. I seriously can't resist books with ghosts in their storyline. Thanks for stopping by our blog! New follower. :)

    Dea
    Teen Readers' Diary

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  3. I really want to read Haunting Violet too, I love the cover.

    My wishlist

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  4. Long Lanking was on my wishlist last week as well...it does sound very creepy. I'd not head of the orginal poem but now I know about it, it scares me! :)

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  5. All of the above!

    Sigh. So many books and so little time...Especially id the world ends today! He he he.

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  6. I really adore the cover of Haunting Violet. So awesome. The Apothecary's Daughter sounds cool, too.

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  7. I really want Haunting Violet too, I am going to beg Bloomsbury for it! :D
    And the Apothecary's Daughter sounds very intriguing! I may have to add this to my list too! x

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  8. Ooooo, Long Lankin sounds spoooky...I like a little spooky...lol

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  9. All of these books sounds great, escpecially Long Lankin- great choices!

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  10. I just love the cover to Haunting Violet...adding it my wishlist as well :) And if camping out in front of publishers works..well, I might have to give that a try with some of the books on my own wishlist. LOL!

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  11. Interesting choices....I read a book called The Apothecary's Daughter, but it was by someone else. ENJOY

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  12. The cover of Long Langkin is very like the cover of The Girl With Glass Feet, don't you think?

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  13. Haven't heard of any of these by The Apothecary's Daughter sounds good! No books on my wishlist. Just wish I could find time to read. ;)

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  14. This week I actually crossed more wishes off my list than I added. Come see what I've read.

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  15. Not to sound too superficial, but all of these have very lovely covers! I hope you get all the books on your wishlist, Vivienne!

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  16. I just added Haunting Violet to my tbr list this week. It sounds super good!

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  17. I cannot wait for Haunting Violet - SQUEEEEE

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  18. I'm desperate to read Haunting Violet too! I love Alyxandra Harvey.

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  19. Haunting Violet looks great! I love all the covers though! Hope you're having a great Sunday Viv!

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  20. The Apothecary's Daughter sounds excellent!

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  21. Goodness, all of these sound good! Now they'll have to go on my wishlist too :)

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  22. beautiful cover on Haunting Violet.

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