Wishlist Wednesday [#31]

The super exciting thing about today is that it feels like summer. It’s currently a DIVINE 33 degrees which means I’m thoroughly enjoying pretending I’m larking about in the sun whilst I stay inside studying (did you hear the sarcasm? DID YOU). Sigh. Oh I can’t wait until summer break is here and I can actually enjoy it the weather.

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 Grimm Legacy
by Polly Shulman

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
Author: Polly Shulman
Published: January 2010
Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers
Pages: 325 {hardback}

Elizabeth has a new job at an unusual library – a lending library of objects, not books. In a secret room in the basement lies the Grimm Collection. That’s where the librarians lock away powerful items straight out of the Brothers Grimm fairy tales; seven-league boots, a table that produces a feast at the blink of an eye, Snow White’s stepmother’s sinister mirror that talks in riddles.
When the magical objects start to disappear, Elizabeth embarks on a dangerous quest to catch the thief before she can be accused of the crime or captured by the thief.
Polly Shulman has created a contemporary fantasy with a fascinating setting and premise, starring an ordinary girl whose after-school job is far from ordinary and leads to a world of excitement, romance and magical intrigue.

I am all for this book. Like, have you even read that synopsis? A special library? MAGIC? I need this book like air. Honestly, I have no idea why I haven’t bought a copy yet (I mean, it might have something to do with my enormous TBR that gives me nightmares) because this book is so up my alley it’s practically my home address.

I also love all the covers for this book. They are all appropriately mystical and practically scream “fantasy” from the roof tops. But seriously, guys, a magical library that lends magical objects? I think this book may have been written for me.


buy the book from The Book Depository, free delivery

 Other books by Shulman . . .


Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary
Published: February 2006

Publisher: Putnam Juvenile
Pages: 212 {hardback}

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

Let me know in the comments below!

End Note

~~ Kirstie ~~

7 thoughts on “Wishlist Wednesday [#31]

  1. Woah, the cover for The Grim Legacy is so gorgeous. I’ve love a snowglobe that looks like that!

    Your talk about 33 degrees and wishing for summer break confused me for a second but then I remembered you live in Australia! lol, so it all makes sense now.

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