Wishlist Wednesday [#16]

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 . . .

Gates of Thread and Stone
by Lori M. Lee


In the Labyrinth, we had a saying: keep silent, keep still, keep safe.

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy (time travel)
Author: Lori M. Lee
Published: August 2014
Publisher: Skyscrape
Pages: 335 {hardback}

In a city of walls and secrets, where only one man is supposed to possess magic, seventeen-year-old Kai struggles to keep hidden her own secret—she can manipulate the threads of time. When Kai was eight, she was found by Reev on the riverbank, and her “brother” has taken care of her ever since. Kai doesn’t know where her ability comes from—or where she came from. All that matters is that she and Reev stay together, and maybe one day move out of the freight container they call home, away from the metal walls of the Labyrinth. Kai’s only friend is Avan, the shopkeeper’s son with the scandalous reputation that both frightens and intrigues her.
Then Reev disappears. When keeping silent and safe means losing him forever, Kai vows to do whatever it takes to find him. She will leave the only home she’s ever known and risk getting caught up in a revolution centuries in the making. But to save Reev, Kai must unravel the threads of her past and face shocking truths about her brother, her friendship with Avan, and her unique power.

Let’s face it, any book that starts talking about magic and hiding magic is going to have my attention. I like how complicated this story sounds – characters with intriguing back stories and some sort of political struggle with magic. Well, they’re the vibes I’m getting anyway. BUT LET’S DISCUSS THE REALLY COOL THING HERE:

Kai (awesome name) can manipulate the threads of time, *faints*. Why is the blogosphere not doing circus tricks in excitement over this book? Why has no-body gone – WHAT DO YOU MEAN YOU HAVEN’T READ THIS?! Surely people went crazy for this when it came out. Sheeshkebabs. I just think this sounds absolutely fabulous and I can’t wait until the day when I actually get around to owning and reading this book.


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

Let me know in the comments below!

End Note

~~ Kirstie ~~

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