Wishlist Wednesday [#8]

Woah-ho! Welcome back to Wednesday with ME everyone. Isn’t this exciting? I love Wishlist Wednesday because it results in me, without a doubt, spending a glorious amount of time looking at all the beautiful goodies that I will hoard like a jelous gnome one day.

Just so you know, Gnomeo and Juliet is probably one of my favourite films ever. Because GARDEN GNOMES.

Wishlist Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted @ Pen to Paper where we get to feature a book that’s been on our wishlist for a long time that we want to buy/read! I have a hugely extensive list that I keep updated over on The Book Depository so I’m never short of books that I’m wishing on.

Where do I make my lists? First and foremost I use my “sound good” shelf on Goodreads where I basically keep track of all the books I’ve encountered that tickle my fancy. BUT, The Book Depository has my most concise list of all the books that I so dearly want to throw my money at and look at one my shelf.

 This week I’m wishing on . . .

The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater


Every year, Blue Sargent stands next to her clairvoyant mother as the soon-to-be dead walk past.

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
Author: Maggie Stiefvater
Published: September 2012
Publisher: Scholastic
Pages: 464 {paperback}

Every year, Blue Sargent stands next to her clairvoyant mother as the soon-to-be dead walk past. Blue never sees them–until this year, when a boy emerges from the dark and speaks to her.

His name is Gansey, a rich student at Aglionby, the local private school. Blue has a policy of staying away from Aglionby boys. Known as Raven Boys, they can only mean trouble.

But Blue is drawn to Gansey, in a way she can’t entirely explain. He is on a quest that has encompassed three other Raven Boys: Adam, the scholarship student who resents the privilege around him; Ronan, the fierce soul whose emotions range from anger to despair; and Noah, the taciturn watcher who notices many things but says very little.

For as long as she can remember, Blue has been warned that she will cause her true love to die. She doesn’t believe in true love, and never thought this would be a problem. But as her life becomes caught up in the strange and sinister world of the Raven Boys, she’s not so sure anymore.

Obviously, I’m a terrible human being for not having read this one yet. BUT DON’T WORRY. I promise I’ll buy this soon (well, I’ll promise, but I won’t pinky promise).

I have heard nothing but amazing rantings about this series and I’m so, so, so keen to start it. It’s just one of those things that I keep thinking, I must get it, I must, and then don’t. I did buy Cinder (Marissa Meyer) last month so I feel like I’m amending my ways.

I imagine a good lot of you are probably quite familiar with this series, and the hype that’s out there at the moment with The Raven King (the fourth book) being released is crazy. Absolute madness, I tell you. I so want to start this series soon – and when I finally own a copy I’ll just sit and stare at the beautiful cover all day. I’m not 100% sure what to expect from this series but I am 96.7% sure I’m going to love it.


 Other books by this author:

Shiver (The Wolves of Mercy Falls #1)

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
Published: August 2009
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Pages: 390 {hardback}

For years, Grace has watched the wolves in the woods behind her house. One yellow-eyed wolf—her wolf—is a chilling presence she can’t seem to live without.

The Scorpio Races

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
Published: October 2011
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Pages: 409 {hardback}

It happens at the start of every November: the Scorpio Races. Riders attempt to keep hold of their water horses long enough to make it to the finish line. Some riders live. Others die.

Lament: The Faerie Queen’s Deception (Books of Faerie #1)

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy (fairies)
Published: October 2008
Publisher: Flux
Pages: 325 {paperback}

Sixteen-year-old Deirdre Monaghan is a painfully shy but prodigiously gifted musician. She’s about to find out she’s also a cloverhand—one who can see faeries.

 Have you read this? What did you think of it?

Let me know in the comments below!

End Note

~~ Kirstie ~~

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