Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Wishlist Wednesday #5

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 ( somewhere in your post.
  • Visit the other blogs and enjoy!

Black Swan Rising by Lee Carroll
Waterstone's synopsis:

New York jeweller Garet James has her fair share of problems: money, an elderly father, a struggling business. One day she comes across an antiques shop she'd never noticed before. The owner possesses an old silver box that's been sealed shut. Would she help an old man and open it, perhaps? She does...and that night strange things begin to happen. It's as if her world - our world - has shifted slightly, revealing another, parallel place that co-exists without our knowledge: the world of the Fey...Garet learns that one of her ancestors was 'the Watchtower': an immortal chosen to stand guard over the human and the fey worlds - a role that she has, it seems, inherited from her mother. But the equilibrium between these two existences is under threat. The 16th-century magician and necromancer Dr John Dee has returned, the box has been opened and the demons of Despair and Discord released. In a race against time and impending apocalypse, it is Garet who must find Dee...and close the box.

This has been on my wishlist for a little while now. I originally didn't get it because the publisher released it in a large format paperback, which is a format I really don't like (they cost more and they're more difficult to fit in a bag). But even though it's now out in a normally sized, normally priced paperback, I still haven't bought it just yet. Possibly one for the Christmas list, I think!
I added it to my wishlist in the first place because I think it has the sound of a really compelling, magical mystery to it, which is something I love in my books. The Fey are also a supernatural group that I don't tend to read about too much, despite the volume of fantasy books I tend to get through, so when I do read about them it makes a nice change. Hopefully this one will not be on the wishlist for very much longer!

To join in, add the link to your post below:


Chocolate Chunky Munkie said...

I've got this one on my wislist too :D It looks a good book. I hope you get it soon.

Jen x

Vicky said...

Geez, you guys woke up early! :D
I've never heard about this one before but hope you'll get it soon!

Vicky xxx

Megan said...


This is my second week participating in this meme. So much fun! This book sounds really good, I may have to add it to my wishlist.

Check mine out when you can!


Megan @ Storybook Love Affair

Melissa said...

That looks like a great read! Hope you don't have to wait for Christmas!!

♥ Melissa @ Melissa's Eclectic Bookshelf

Pen to Paper said...

Have checked out all the links so far - such a wonderful variation of different books on our wishlists!
& Jen - I know why you hope I'll get it soon ;) If I do get it, it'll be yours after I'm done, as always :D xxx

Kim @ The Sasse Life said...

New follower from Welcome Wednesday.

Lisa ~ Bookworm Lisa said...

This sounds like a very interesting book. I can see why it's on your wish list.

Josh said...

Hi, I'd like to invite you to post your giveaways on our giveaway directory: Giveaway Scout ( Please submit your blog here: and once you receive our confirmation email you can post as many giveaways as you want. thanks, Josh

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