Saturday, 11 June 2011

On My Wishlist

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

Exposed by Kimberly Marcus

In the dim light of the darkroom, I'm alone, but not for long.
As white turns to gray, Kate is with me.
The background of the dance studio blurred, so the focus is all on her
legs extended in a perfect soaring split.
The straight line to my squiggle,
my forever-best friend.

Sixteen-year-old Liz Grayson is photogirl—sharp, focused and ready to take the world by storm with her camera. But Liz's entire life is called into question when her brother is accused of a crime—and the accuser is Liz's own best friend. As the aftershocks from that accusation rip through Liz's world, everything she thought she knew about photography, family, friendship and herself, shifts out of focus. And for the first time in her life, Liz finds herself unable to trust her own point of view. Told in stunning, searingly raw free verse, Exposed is Kimberly Marcus's gut-wrenching, riveting debut and will appeal to fans of Ellen Hopkins, Laurie Halse Anderson and Virginia Euwer Wolff.

Wither (Chemical Garden #1) by Lauren DeStefano

What if you knew exactly when you would die?
Thanks to modern science, every human being has become a ticking genetic time bomb — males only live to age twenty-five, and females only live to age twenty. In this bleak landscape, young girls are kidnapped and forced into polygamous marriages to keep the population from dying out.
When sixteen-year-old Rhine Ellery is taken by the Gatherers to become a bride, she enters a world of wealth and privilege. Despite her husband Linden's genuine love for her, and a tenuous trust among her sister wives, Rhine has one purpose: to escape — to find her twin brother and go home.
But Rhine has more to contend with than losing her freedom. Linden's eccentric father is bent on finding an antidote to the genetic virus that is getting closer to taking his son, even if it means collecting corpses in order to test his experiments. With the help of Gabriel, a servant Rhine is growing dangerously attracted to, Rhine attempts to break free, in the limited time she has left.


  1. I like the sound of both of those..thanks for sharing

    TBR keeps growing and growing,,,lol

  2. Wither keeps cropping up on my radar. Definitely one I would love too.

  3. I entered a contest for Wither but didn't win it. It's in my wishlist too. Thanks for the follow. Returning you the favor,

  4. I have Wither on my TBR pile, hope you get your wishes soon! Happy reading!

    Here's mine:

  5. Great books! They sounds very interesting and I have added them both to my TBR pile on Goodreads.
    Thank you for sharing:-)

    I'm your newest follower^^

    Thank you for stopping by my wishlist.

    My wishlist


  6. Yes, yes, you have to read Wither! (can you tell I loved it?)

    Exposed sounds really good and intense, I haven't heard of it, but I love all the authors mentioned so it sounds like a good fit.

    My Wishlist

  7. I hope you get your book. My featured wish is Junonia by Kevin Henkes. Come see why.

  8. Exposed sounds really good! I'm adding it to my own wishlist!

  9. Whither looks so good! I hope you get it! I'm a new follower so I'm excited to explore your blog, it looks great!