Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Wishlist Wednesday #4

Wishlist Wednesday is a book blog hop 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.

So what do you need to do to join in?
  • Follow Pen to Paper as host of the meme.
  • Please consider adding the blog hop button to your blog somewhere, so others can find it easily and join in too! Help spread the word! The code will be at the bottom of the post under the linky.
  • Pick a book from your wishlist that you are dying to get to put on your shelves.
  • Do a post telling your readers about the book and why it's on your wishlist.
  • Add your blog to the linky at the bottom of this post.
  • Put a link back to pen to paper (http://vogue-pentopaper.blogspot.com) somewhere in your post.
  • Visit the other blogs and enjoy!

Between by Jessica Warman
Waterstone's Synopsis:

Only the good die young. Right? Elizabeth Valchar has it all: friends, money, beauty, a cute boyfriend and assured popularity. But on the eve of her eighteenth birthday, she is found drowned next to her parents' boat. Everyone thinks it was a tragic accident - teens drinking on a boat, a misstep leading to a watery death. But Liz is still here after death, and she doesn't know why. There are gaps in her memory. Her only company Alex, a boy killed by a car a year earlier, Liz sets out to piece together her life. But their small coastal town is hiding many secrets - about families, boyfriends and friendship. Plus, Alex hates Liz for being mean when they were alive. Was she as squeaky clean as she thinks she was? Could it be that she herself is hiding the biggest secret of all? Can Liz discover the truth? And if she does, who can she tell? An engrossing, compelling thriller that peels back the layers of small-town life to expose true, ugly, cruel human nature.

This one is a more recent addition to my wishlist, as it was only released this week in the UK by Egmont Books. The premise for the novel sounds fascinating, as does the point of view that the story is told from. I haven't come across many books where the protagonist and narrator of the story is dead and speaking to the author 'from beyond the grave'; the last novel I read with this kind of approach was The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold, which is another of my favourite books, so I think I'm expecting a lot from this novel as well, despite its YA status










15 comments:

Megan said...

Hi,

I was so excited to do my first Wishlist Wednesday!

Check it out at Storybook Love Affair - www.storybookloveaffair.blogspot.com

The Lovely Bones is also a favourite of mine and this book sounds great. I may have to add it to my wishlist next week.

Hope you enjoy my post.

Megan.

Chocolate Chunky Munkie said...

Is it Wednesday already! Gosh where has that week gone too!! Your wishlist book looks good, just off to add it to my wishlist. Dani you are bad for my tbr pile :P lol.

Jen xx

Lindsay said...

This sounds a good read!

Here's mine
http://thelittlereaderlibrary.blogspot.com/2011/10/wishlist-wednesday.html

Lindsay x

Vicky said...

I agree, I can't believe it's already Wednesday :|
It sounds very interesting, great choice!

Here's mine:
http://booksbiscuitsandtea.blogspot.com/2011/10/wishlist-wednesday-2.html

Vicky xxx

Pen to Paper said...

Loving all the Wishlist Wednesday posts so far! Everyone has picked really interesting books this week :)

Melissa said...

Joining for the first time this week. Thanks so much for hosting. I've not read The Lovely Bones...but must admit that I wasn't too keen on the movie :(

♥ Melissa @ Melissa's Eclectic Bookshelf

Pen to Paper said...

Melissa, ignore the movie - Peter Jackson got completely the wrong end of the stick!

The book is incredible, and the movie made me angry! :) Definitely read it (with a box of tissues and maybe a tub of ice-cream).

xx

Trisha said...

This book sounds interesting! Following you via GFC from the Give a Hoot hop!
Trisha
www.MommaTandBabyE.com

MissMOE said...

Yah for books! I'm a new follower from Wobble Over Wednesday. Would love a follow back.

Pen to Paper said...

Would love to follow back! Would you post a link for me, as blogger won't let me on your profile to find it there!

:) Dani.

Kelli @ The Turquoise Piano said...

Dani,

I love your blog! I too an am aspiring author so this is super cool. Thanks for following and I'm your newest follower too!

Cristina said...

Cool blog. Thanks for the info on the Lovely Bones. I too was not impressed with the movie. Might have to go back and read the book now. I have both kleenex and a tub of chocolate ice cream. :)
Thanks for stopping by my blog. New follower here.
Oh I just added some more Halloween fun on my blog in case your interested.
http://www.alaskanbookcafe.com

Two Little Cavaliers said...

I wish I had more time to read on a regular basis. Stopping by from Follow me Wednesday.

Felissa
http://twolittlecavaliers.com

ariana winters said...

This will be fun! I'll have to start this next Wednesday =[

Even though I'm not on this linky list, I saw you on Welcome Wednesday and look forward to future posts. =]

Pen to Paper said...

I look forward to your post next Wednesday Ariana :) It will be here before you know it!
You'll have plenty of time to choose what you're going to post about :D

Dani.

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