As usual, I've added a lot of books to my wishlist over the last few weeks. There are so many brilliant books being published this year that I keep vowing to stop coveting more until I've caught up with my massive TBR pile but I can't help it. I want them now!
For budding costume designer Lola Nolan, the more outrageous the outfit—more sparkly, more fun, more wild—the better. But even though Lola’s style is outrageous, she’s a devoted daughter and friend with some big plans for the future. And everything is pretty perfect (right down to her hot rocker boyfriend) until the dreaded Bell twins move back into the house next door.
When the family returns and Cricket—a gifted inventor and engineer—steps out from his twin sister’s shadow and back into Lola’s life, she must finally reconcile a lifetime of feelings for the boy next door.
This is a companion novel to Stephanie Perkin's stellar debut 'Anna and the French Kiss' which was my favourite book of last year. I'm so excited about this one although the hardback edition isn't published by Dutton until September 29th 2011. That's far too long to wait!
Phoebe MacIntire, who is a servant to her father and sisters in her own house in Scotland in 1855, is an ordinary girl, with no big dreams for the future. She's perfectly happy in her humble life, with her cot in the basement and her little garden in the backyard. But when her father up and sends her to Newfoundland to be the lifelong servant to Lord Jacobs, she finds her life gets turned upside down.
Her journey across the Atlantic to her new home is long, scary and very unpleasant. When she arrives at the manor on a small island, she finds the beautiful place abandoned and only a note waits for her explaining her duties, the strange dietary requirements, and sleeping habits of her new master.
The very first night in her new home she's haunted in her dreams by a woman who clearly does not want her there and a strange blue-eyed man-wolf creature that follows the woman. Her dreams become more and more violent and mysteries start to be uncovered about a woman who was killed in a fire on the island, a creature that preys on anyone that comes to the island and a love story gone wrong that dates back over a hundred and twenty two years.
This book caught my attention because of the extremely striking front cover. I read the blurb and really liked the sound of it so I just had to add it to my wishlist. The paperback was published by Troll Publishing on 17th December 2010.
A modern retelling of the German legend "Tristan and Isolde", "Tris and Izzy", is about a young witch named Izzie who is dating Mark King, the captain of the basketball team and thinks her life is going swimmingly well. Until-- she makes a love potion for her best friend Brangane and then ends up taking it herself accidentally, and falling in love with Tristan, the new guy at school.
This is number one on my wishlist at the moment. Yet another amazing cover which looks quite different from a lot of other books on the market at the moment. As far as I know it doesn't have a UK release date yet but it's published in the US by EgmontUSA on 11th October 2011.