Wishlist Wednesday [#18]

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 . . .

Prince of Shadows
by Rachel Caine


A thrilling retelling of the star-crossed tale of Romeo and Juliet.

Genre: Young Adult, Retelling (Romeo & Juliet), Historical Fiction, Romance
Author: Rachel Caine
Published: January 2014
Publisher: NAL
Pages: 368 {hardback}

In the Houses of Montague and Capulet, there is only one goal: power. The boys are born to fight and die for honor and—if they survive—marry for influence and money, not love. The girls are assets, to be spent wisely. Their wishes are of no import. Their fates are written on the day they are born.
Benvolio Montague, cousin to Romeo, knows all this. He expects to die for his cousin, for his house, but a spark of rebellion still lives inside him. At night, he is the Prince of Shadows, the greatest thief in Verona—and he risks all as he steals from House Capulet. In doing so, he sets eyes on convent-bound Rosaline, and a terrible curse begins that will claim the lives of many in Verona…
…And will rewrite all their fates, forever.

Um, yes? This book sounds fabulous – I mean, a retelling of Romeo and Juliet just has to be a lot of fun. Obviously, Rachel Caine is a relatively big author, too – and whilst I haven’t read any of her other books yet I feel like I should expect to be thoroughly entertained by this book.

For the most part, the blurb does sound relatively very similar to the actual Romeo and Juliet story, so my expectation is that everything is just going to be flipped on its head and turned into some crazy and hopefully magnificent story. That final line, “…and will rewrite all of their fates, forever.” definitely lifts my expectations of me going OH BOY I DIDN’T SEE THAT COMING. I just think this sounds like a lot of fun, let’s hope it is.


 Also by this author . . .

Glass Houses
book 1 in The Morganville Vampires series


Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy (paranormal — Vampires)
Published: 2006
Publisher: Allison & Busby
Pages: 348 {paperback}

Ill Wind
book 1 in Weather Warden series


Genre: Urban Fantasy
Published: December 2003
Publisher: Roc
Pages: 337 {paperback}

Ink and Bone
book 1 in The Great Library series


Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Historical Fiction
Published: July 2015
Publisher: Allison & Busby
Pages: 407 {paperback}

book 1 in the Outcast Season series


Genre: Urban Fantasy
Published: December 2008
Publisher: Roc
Pages: 305 {paperback}

Working Stiff
book 1 in the Revivalist series


Genre: Urban Fantasy (zombies)
Published: July 2011
Publisher: Allison & Busby
Pages: 471 {paperback}

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

Let me know in the comments below!

End Note

~~ Kirstie ~~

4 thoughts on “Wishlist Wednesday [#18]

  1. CONSIDER ME INTRIGUED. For the sole reason that I absolutely love Ink & Bone a ridiculous amount.😂 I mean, omg those books! THOSE COVERS. I just bought the sequel and am basically petting it all day long because it’s so pretty. (And, like, the actual words on the actual pages are also good. I’m not that shallow to only appreciate the covers….I think.) I’m not sure a big fan of historical fiction though, so we’ll have to see how this goes.😂

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    1. Yaas omg the covers for the Ink & Bone series are far too pretty for their own good 😍😍 I’m super excited to get around to this one and I super duper hope that it is good. Also, there’s totally nothing wrong with being a shallow bookworm *pats shoulder, pets book*


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