Saturday 14 May 2011

On My Wishlist

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.


This is my first time joining in with this meme, but I need to share my book wishes. It is cheaper than therapy!

The Name Of The Star (Shades of London 1) by Maureen Johnson
Publication Date: 29th September
Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books

Goodreads Summary
The day Louisiana teenager Rory Deveaux arrives in London marks a memorable occasion. For Rory, it's the start of a new life at a London boarding school. But for many, this will be remembered as the day a series of brutal murders broke out across the city, gruesome crimes mimicking the horrific Jack the Ripper events of more than a century ago. 

Soon “Rippermania” takes hold of modern-day London, and the police are left with few leads and no witnesses. Except one. Rory spotted the man police believe to be the prime suspect. But she is the only one who saw him. Even her roommate, who was walking with her at the time, didn't notice the mysterious man. So why can only Rory see him? And more urgently, why has Rory become his next target? In this edge-of-your-seat thriller, full of suspense, humor, and romance, Rory will learn the truth about the secret ghost police of London and discover her own shocking abilities.


The Double Life of Cora Parry by Angela McAllister
Publication Date: 3rd February 2011
Publisher: Orion Childrens

Goodreads Summary
Abandoned to the workhouse after the death of her guardians, Cora Parry refuses to accept her fate. Under the tuition of persuasive street rat Fletch, Cora finds herself reluctantly drawn deep into the Victorian underworld. As she is gradually seduced into a life of crime, Cora creates a persona for herself - Carrie - allowing her to separate her uneasy conscience from her actions. But soon things are spiralling out of control. Carrie is committing acts of crime that Cora knows she can't possibly have done. Where does Carrie end and Cora begin? Who is really in control, and where will it end? An atmospheric page-turner from a talented storyteller.

Don't they both sound really good!


  1. Welcome to OMW! Thanks for joining in. Love the sound of The Name of the Star, adding to wishlist now :)

  2. I also love teh sound of The Names of the Star - as a londoner I love books set in my home town!

    Be warned though OMW does lead to feels of envy and an even bigger wishlist! Wouldn't have it any other way though! :)

  3. Adding The Name of the Star to my wishlist right now. Sounds good!

    I always find loads to add to my list from this feature it's great.

    My wishlist

  4. I hope you don't have to wait too long for them!

  5. I like the sound of both those,,,thanks for sharing..
    and Im real new to the meme,,,this is only my 3rd time...I must warn,,,with Wish List? you just thought you would get your TBR pile down...mine goes up everyweek...its a good thing I dont have to pay for

  6. You convinced me! The Name of the Star just went on my wishlist too. I love young adult mysteries.

  7. The Name of the Star is on my wishlist too! I only read one of Maureen Johnson's book, but I love following her on twitter.

  8. I need to add this meme to my Memes page!

    Blogger stuff: I'm still hoping to get my lost comments back. I also noticed that the affected post was not my final draft!

  9. What an awesome meme!
    I really want The Name of The Star too! It sounds awesome! :D x

  10. BookChickCity - thank you for running such a fabulous meme.

    Mel - sounds like I am going to need a bigger book shelf.

    My Keeper Shelf -my list is already growing.

    Bermudaonion - so do I!

    After Dark - Dreaming doesn't cost anything.

    Kathy Martin - me too!

    Naida - they do, don't they.

    Jules - thank you

    Kay - I haven't read any of her books yet. I will keep a lookout.

    Suko - Blogger is killing me at the moment. I have spent three hours on one post.

    Raimy - Sorry, have I just added to your list.

  11. I'm on vacation. That means: freelance writing, doing some web design work for clients and looking for a job. But when I'm not doing any of that stuff I'm reading or having fun. Come see what I'm wishing for.

  12. Great picks! I hope you enjoy them when you get them. And I think I might have to check them out myself. :)

    On My Wishlist

  13. I am loving the sound of The Name of the Star - trying not to add to wish-list. can feel self control crumbling - dashes to amazon :D


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