Wishlist Wednesday [#33]

Welcome back! I hope you’re all having a fabulous day today. The exciting this is that there’s actually sun and warmth here today in Perth (although I say that without having actually gone outside – oh hush, you know you all do it). So what better a way than to spend your morning drooling over a bookish wishlist and dreaming on spontaneously buying every single item on it?

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 . . .

Marked

by Sarah Fine

Genre: Fantasy [Paranormal]
Author: Sarah Fine
Published: January 2015
Publisher: 47North
Pages: 323 {paperback}

In a broken landscape carved by environmental collapse, Boston paramedic Cacia Ferry risks life and limb on the front lines of a fragile and dangerous city. What most don’t know—including her sexy new partner, Eli Margolis—is that while Cacy works to save lives, she has another job ferrying the dead to the Afterlife. Once humans are “Marked” by Fate, the powerful Ferrys are called to escort the vulnerable souls to either eternal bliss or unending fire and pain.
Unaware of Cacy’s other life, Eli finds himself as mesmerized by his fierce and beautiful partner as he is mistrustful of the influential Ferry clan led by the Charon—who happens to be Cacy’s father. Cacy, in turn, can no longer deny her intense attraction to the mysterious ex-Ranger with a haunted past. But just as their relationship heats up, an apparent hit takes the Charon before his time. Shaken to the core, Cacy pursues the rogue element who has seized the reins of Fate, only to discover that Eli has a devastating secret of his own. Not knowing whom to trust, what will Cacy have to sacrifice to protect Eli—and to make sure humanity’s future is secure?

What I particularly like about this plot’s premise is the fact that it is a Dysoptian set-up but an “environmental collapse”. I haven’t read a book based on that theory for a long time. Or maybe I have and I’ve forgotten. But it seems that Dystopian stories seem to focus around governments and yada yada yada but NOPE. I’m also very interested in this ferrying of the souls to wherever – you can’t deny that you love that Greek/Egyptian after life business. ‘Tis glorious. Particularly when it involves Rick Riordan or Colleen Houck. Ahem.

BUT MORE IMPORTANTLY, this is Sarah Fine. I’ve had this book on my Wishlist for an extraordinarily long amount of time. And suddenly this woman starts pumping out ALL the books (none of which I’ve read because omg have you seen my TBR?). She’s the author behind Of Metal and Wishes and The Imposter Queen (see below) and once I put two and two together, the itching to just buy this book was nearly impossible. It’s got to be good.

// GOODREADS //

buy the book from The Book Depository, free delivery


 Other books by Fine . . .

Mayhem and Magic

Genre: Fantasy [Urban Fantasy]
Published: June 2016
Publisher: Jet City Comics
Pages: 31 {kindle edition}

Reliquary

Genre: Fantasy [Urban Fantasy]
Published: June 2016
Publisher: 47North
Pages: 280 {paperback}

Scan

Genre: Young Adult, Sci-Fi [Aliens, Dystopia]
Published: December 2013
Publisher: Putnam Children’s
Pages: 336 {hardback}

The Impostor Queen

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
Published: January 2016
Publisher:Margaret K. McElderry Books
Pages: 432 {hardback}

Of Metal and Wishes

Genre: Young Adult, Retellings [Phantom of the Opera], Sci-Fi [Steampunk]
Published: August 2014
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Pages: 321 {hardback}

Sanctum

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy [Paranormal]
Published: October 2012
Publisher: Marshall Cavendish Children’s
Pages: 417 {hardback}


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

Let me know in the comments below!


End Note

~~ Kirstie ~~


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