Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Wishlist Wednesday #36

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!
Burn Bright by Marianne De Pierres
Goodreads synopsis:

Into a world of wild secrets and deadly pleasures comes a girl whose innocence may be her greatest strength.
In Ixion music and party are our only beliefs. Darkness is our comfort. We have few rules but they are absolute . . .
Retra doesn’t want to go to Ixion, the island of ever-night, ever-youth and never-sleep. Retra is a Seal – sealed minds, sealed community. She doesn’t crave parties and pleasure, experience and freedom.
But her brother Joel left for Ixion two years ago, and Retra is determined to find him. Braving the intense pain of her obedience strip to escape the only home she’s ever known, Retra stows away on the barge that will take her to her brother.
When she can’t find Joel, Retra finds herself drawn deeper into the intoxicating world of Ixion. Come to me, whispers a voice in her head. Who are the Ripers, the mysterious guardians of Ixion? What are the Night Creatures Retra can see in the shadows? And what happens to those who grow too old for Ixion?
Retra will find that Ixion has its pleasures, but its secrets are deadly. Will friendship, and the creation of an eternal bond with a Riper, be enough to save her from the darkness?
Listen well, baby bats. Burn bright, but do not stray from the paths. Remember, when you live in a place of darkness you also live with creatures of the dark.

I can't believe that this is only published in Australia! This makes it very difficult for the rest of the world to get hold of this book - especially in the UK ... half-way around the world!
Hopefully I should be getting a copy of this sent over from Random House Australia (thanks to my wonderful Random House UK contacts for putting me in touch with them!), so I should have a copy of this to read and review over the summer sometime. However, this does not solve the problem of the rest of the series.... I believe the third book is going to be released sometime later in the year, but it is still not available outside of down-under!
I can't put enough emphasis on how excited I am about this book, and how upset I am that it's so difficult to get hold of! I definitely think there is a market for this internationally. Publishers! Pay attention! Get on it!


Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

what an amazing cover! I hope you enjoy it when it comes out!

Megan @ Unearthly Reviews. said...

That cover is so gorgeous, sounds like an amazing book!

Passing Pages said...

Oh my goodness! The cover. *Sigh* that is beautiful! And totally intriguing! I have never ever heard of this book. I will look forward to your review come summertime so I know whether it's worth pursuing further!

Chocolate Chunky Munkie said...

The cover is gorgeous, a lot going on there. I haven't heard of this one before Dani, but then again if it is only being published in Australia, well that's probably why :P

Great post this week!

Jen -
My Wishlist Wednesday Post

Michelle Chew said...

Wow at the cover! Nice!

Vivienne said...

OMG! She looks like Cruella Da Ville on acid! I love that cover.

Pen to Paper said...

I'm loving the cover love in the comments this week!
It is beautiful, isn't it?! The others in the series are done in the same way too! I should be doing a full post on the series on Friday, so you can see all of them!

I really hope we manage to get this published internationally!

Dani :)

Nancy Allen said...

Burn Bright sounds like a great book. The cover is amazing. Love it. Hope you enjoy it and will look forward to your review.

Nancy @ The Avid Reader
My Wishlist Wednesday

The Blonde Zombie said...

I've been wanting this book for absolutely ages!! I've tried allsorts to get a copy, I think I'm going to have to try and get a copy from Australia!

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