Wishlist Wednesday [#42]

Today as I sit here and write this (late, again) I’m looking at the Christmas tree and resisting the urge to prod at the presents under there. Which is aided by the fact that it is 42 degrees today in Perth (Celsius, my confused American friends) which means I AM MELTING. 40+ degrees is a special kind of hell, even with air-con. Alas, let’s turn our mind back to books and sigh with relief.

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 . . .

Death Sworn

by Leah Cypess

book #1 in the Death Sworn series

Genre: Young Adult, High Fantasy
Author: Leah Cypess
Published: March 2014
Publisher: Greenwillow
Pages: 344 {hardback}

When Ileni lost her magic, she lost everything: her place in society, her purpose in life, and the man she had expected to spend her life with. So when the Elders sent her to be magic tutor to a secret sect of assassins, she went willingly, even though the last two tutors had died under mysterious circumstances.
But beneath the assassins’ caves, Ileni will discover a new place and a new purpose… and a new and dangerous love. She will struggle to keep her lost magic a secret while teaching it to her deadly students, and to find out what happened to the two tutors who preceded her. But what she discovers will change not only her future, but the future of her people, the assassins… and possibly the entire world.

This book has been on my Wishlist for very long time. Why? Because it’s one of those books that I read the blurb of and go OH MY GIDDY AUNT I NEED THIS and then five seconds later I forget what it’s about. It’s a struggle.

But the whole set up of magic, secret assassins, and a character with a very cool name has me intrigued. Having now reminded myself of this book this week, it’s going to be very hard to not run to a bookstore and purchase a copy – because if you haven’t cast your gaze upwards to read the blurb then for the sake of everything, please do. SECRET ASSASSINS I SAY.


 Also by Cypess . . .

book #1 in the Mistwood series

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy [Paranormal]
Published: July 2009
Publisher: Greenwillow Books/HarperCollins
Pages: 304 {hardback}

Unidentified Funny Objects
book #1 in the UFO series

Genre: Anthology, Fantasy, Humour
Published: December 2012
Publisher: UFO Publishing
Pages: 320 {paperback}

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

Let me know in the comments below!

End Note

~~ Kirstie ~~

6 thoughts on “Wishlist Wednesday [#42]

    1. It’s glorious! We’re all just chilling out in the heat in shorts and tshirts drink orange juice! I can’t imagine it any other way 🙈 time for a swim in the pool next I think … Thanks! And I know right?!


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