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Wishlisted {3}

Time Between Us
Author: Tamara Ireland Stone
Series: Standalone
Publication Information: October 9th 2012 by Hyperion | Edition: Hardcover, 384 pages
Categories: Young Adult, Sci-Fi, Time Travel, Fantasy, Contemporary, Urban Fantasy
Goodreads Rating: (As of 10/2012) 4.17/5.00
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What the Back of the Book Says: Anna and Bennett were never supposed to meet: she lives in 1995 Chicago and he lives in 2012 San Francisco. But Bennett has the unique ability to travel through time and space, which brings him into Anna’s life, and with him a new world of adventure and possibility.

As their relationship deepens, the two face the reality that time may knock Bennett back to where he belongs, even as a devastating crisis throws everything they believe into question. Against a ticking clock, Anna and Bennett are forced to ask themselves how far they can push the bounds of fate, what consequences they can bear in order to stay together, and whether their love can stand the test of time.

Fresh, exciting, and deeply romantic, Time Between Us is a stunning, spellbinding debut from an extraordinary new voice in YA fiction.

“A beautifully written, unique love story.” — Melissa Marr, New York Times best-selling author of The Wicked Lovely series 

“A warm, time-bending romance… [that] will have readers rooting for the couple that keeps daring fate.” — Publishers Weekly

“Time Between Us is the very best kind of love story — heart-pounding, intense, and unputdownable!” — Elizabeth Scott, author of Bloom and Perfect You

“The story will hold readers with its twists and turns, present and future; its love, sadness, and anger; and especially, its surprising secrets.” — Booklist
My Thoughts: It’s no secret that I love, love, love anything to do with time travel! Just imagine the possibilities if you woke up one day and could jump through time! This one have a very The Lake House vibe to it, which is fine with me because I enjoyed the flick. It also appears that this book has been optioned for film by CBS Films so that is definitely AWESOME!!

Let me know if you’ve read Time Between Us and what you thought… or what book you’ve Wishlisted this week!

Mwah!


Wishlisted {2}

My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century
Author: Rachel Harris
Edition: Paperback, 304 pages
Publication Information: September 11th, 2012 by Entangled Publishing
Categories: Young adult, historical fiction, sci-fi, romance, fantasy, Italy
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What the Back of the Book Says: On the precipice of her sixteenth birthday, the last thing lone wolf Cat Crawford wants is an extravagant gala thrown by her bubbly stepmother-to-be and well-meaning father. So even though Cat knows the family’s trip to Florence, Italy, is a peace offering, she embraces the magical city and all it offers. But when her curiosity leads her to an unusual gypsy tent, she exits . . . right into Renaissance Firenze

Thrust into the sixteenth century armed with only a backpack full of contraband future items, Cat joins up with her ancestors, the sweet Alessandra and protective Cipriano, and soon falls for the gorgeous aspiring artist Lorenzo. But when the much-older Niccolo starts sniffing around, Cat realizes that an unwanted birthday party is nothing compared to an unwanted suitor full of creeptastic amore

Can she find her way back to modern times before her Italian adventure turns into an Italian forever?

My Thoughts: I remember all the hype surrounding this one over the summer, and knew instantly after reading the synopsis that I had to read this one! I fell in love with Renaissance Italy when I read the River of Time series by Lisa Tawn Bergren (I highly recommend this series!) so I’m interested in reading more about time travelling back to that time period and how people would cope with the lack of amenities  and what they brought with them from the “future”.

Other Similar Books to Check Out: Nerve by Jeanne Ryan, Venom by Fiona Paul, Origin by Jessica Khoury, Silver by Talia Vance, Pretty Amy by Lisa Burstein, Waterfall by Lisa Tawn Bergen

Wishlisted {1}

Hi! Welcome to my newest post – Wishlisted! Here I show you all of the books that I WISH that I owned! These can be new, old, or not-yet-released books.

The Diviners
Libba Bray
Series: The Diviners #1
Expected Publication Date: September 18, 2012 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Categories: Young Adult, Historical Fiction, Paranormal, Mystery, Ghosts
What the Back of the Book Says: Evie O’Neill has been exiled from her boring old hometown and shipped off to the bustling streets of New York City–and she is pos-i-toot-ly thrilled. New York is the city of speakeasies, shopping, and movie palaces! Soon enough, Evie is running with glamorous Ziegfield girls and rakish pickpockets. The only catch is Evie has to live with her Uncle Will, curator of The Museum of American Folklore, Superstition, and the Occult–also known as “The Museum of the Creepy Crawlies.”
When a rash of occult-based murders comes to light, Evie and her uncle are right in the thick of the investigation. And through it all, Evie has a secret: a mysterious power that could help catch the killer–if he doesn’t catch her first.


Cursed
Jennifer L. Armentrout
Series: Standalone
Expected Publication Date: September 18, 2012 by Spencer Hill Press
Categories: Young Adult, Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy, Mystery, Supernatural
What the Back of the Book Says: Dying sucks–and high school senior Ember McWilliams knows firsthand. After a fatal car accident, her gifted little sister brought her back. Now anything Ember touches dies. And that, well, really blows.


Ember operates on a no-touch policy with all living things–including boys. When Hayden Cromwell shows up, quoting Oscar Wilde and claiming her curse is a gift, she thinks he’s a crazed cutie. But when he tells her he can help control it, she’s more than interested. There’s just one catch: Ember has to trust Hayden’s adopted father, a man she’s sure has sinister reasons for collecting children whose abilities even weird her out. However, she’s willing to do anything to hold her sister’s hand again. And hell, she’d also like to be able to kiss Hayden. Who wouldn’t?

But when Ember learns the accident that turned her into a freak may not’ve been an accident at all, she’s not sure who to trust. Someone wanted her dead, and the closer she gets to the truth, the closer she is to losing not only her heart, but her life. For real this time.


What’s Left of Me
Kat Zhang
Series: The Hybrid Chronicles #1
Expected Publication Date: September 18, 2012 by Harper
Categories: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Dystopia, Mystery, Romance
What the Back of the Book Says: Eva and Addie started out the same way as everyone else—two souls woven together in one body, taking turns controlling their movements as they learned how to walk, how to sing, how to dance. But as they grew, so did the worried whispers. Why aren’t they settling? Why isn’t one of them fading? The doctors ran tests, the neighbors shied away, and their parents begged for more time. Finally Addie was pronounced healthy and Eva was declared gone. Except, she wasn’t…


For the past three years, Eva has clung to the remnants of her life. Only Addie knows she’s still there, trapped inside their body. Then one day, they discover there may be a way for Eva to move again. The risks are unimaginable–hybrids are considered a threat to society, so if they are caught, Addie and Eva will be locked away with the others. And yet…for a chance to smile, to twirl, to speak, Eva will do anything.


What books are on your Wishlist?

Happy Reading!
Laura