Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Wishlist Wednesday #7

Wishlist Wednesday is a book blog hop hosted @ Pen to Paper where we will post about one book per week that has been on our wishlist for some time, or just added (it's entirely up to you), that we can't wait to get off the wishlist and onto our wonderful shelves. 


 Blades of Winter by G.T. Almasi

 In one of the most exciting debuts in years, G. T. Almasi has fused the intricate cat-and-mouse games of a John le Carre novel with the brash style of comic book superheroes to create a kick-ass alternate history that reimagines the Cold War as a clash of spies with biological, chemical, and technological enhancements.
Nineteen-year-old Alix Nico, a self-described "million-dollar murder machine," is a rising star in ExOps, a covert-action agency that aggressively shields the United States from its three great enemies: the Soviet Union, Greater Germany, and the Nationalist Republic of China. Rather than risk another all-out war, the four superpowers have poured their resources into creating superspies known as Levels.
Alix is one of the hottest young American Levels. That's no surprise: Her dad was America's top Level before he was captured and killed eight years ago. But when an impulsive decision explodes--literally--in her face, Alix uncovers a conspiracy that pushes her to her limits and could upset the global balance of power forever.
"Smart, sassy, and seriously appealing: a stunning debut."--Jeff Long, "New York Times" bestselling author of "The Descent"

I actually found this book today, while I was roaming Goodreads. :) The gun on the cover is what got my attention first. Then, I read the summary and it kept getting better and better. So, a girl that is a murder machine + Superpowers + guns = AWESOMESAUCE!!!!!! There isn't any room for me to say much more, that about sums it up. What's on your wishlist this week?


In a desert world of sandstorms and sand-wolves, a teen girl must defy the gods to save her tribe in this mystical, atmospheric tale from the author of Drink, Slay, Love."Liyana has trained her entire life to be the vessel of a goddess. The goddess will inhabit Liyana's body and use magic to bring rain to the desert. But Liyana's goddess never comes. Abandoned by her angry tribe, Liyana expects to die in the desert. Until a boy walks out of the dust in search of her.

Korbyn is a god inside his vessel, and a trickster god at that. He tells Liyana that five other gods are missing, and they set off across the desert in search of the other vessels. For the desert tribes cannot survive without the magic of their gods. But the journey is dangerous, even with a god's help. And not everyone is willing to believe the trickster god's tale.

The closer she grows to Korbyn, the less Liyana wants to disappear to make way for her goddess. But she has no choice: She must die for her tribe to live. Unless a trickster god can help her to trick fate--or a human girl can muster some magic of her own.

Ok. First of all, the girl on this cover is beautiful. I mean, she is beautiful, her dress is beautiful, and the colors are beautiful, and the smoke/fog? Do not even get me started about the Smoke Fog! Heck, even the title is beautiful. Ok, I am over that now. not. moving on. 

2nd. SAND WOLVES. OH MY LORD, COUNT ME IN. You can stop at sand wolves. You have me. You literally do not need to go any further. Alright, just out of curiosity, I will read on. hey, cool name. Abandoned in the desert, you say? Oh no, they didn't! whoa.. heh heh, a boy? please continue. Whoa, this guy is a hott ( I am taking liberty here and assuming he is hot. I mean come on, a God took over his body. puh- lease. and a trickster god at that. that is hot in itself.) trickster. Well I love a guy with a sense of humor. This book taunts me with its implied awesomeness. Challenge Accepted. I will have you. (creepy. D:)
[ Expected Publication: September 11th 2012] FREAKING REALLY. A month and a half? ugh. 


  1. Vessel looks particularly captivating! The cover is gorgeous. Synopsis makes the story seem remarkable too!


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  2. Blade of Winter looks AWESOME!!!!!!!!! :)

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  3. Vessel looks and sounds great... a month and a half feels like a LONG time. Hope you get to read it soon.
    Brandi from Blkosiner’s Book Blog

  4. covers are cool They both look interesting!
    new follower!

    1. :) thanks. will check your blog out. I already like the name.


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