Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Wishlist Wednesday #73

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://www.pentopaperblog.com) somewhere in your post, and a note saying that Pen to Paper is the host of the meme.
  • Visit the other blogs and enjoy!


Scarlet (Lunar Chronicles #2)
by Marissa Meyer

Goodreads synopsis:
This is the second book in the Lunar Chronicles, so if you haven't read book one, Cinder, but intend to, don't read this synopsis. Read about Cinder HERE.


This is not the fairytale you remember.

But it’s one you won’t forget.

Scarlet Benoit’s grandmother is missing. The police have closed her case. The only person Scarlet can turn to is Wolf, a street fighter she does not trust, but they are drawn to each other.

Meanwhile, in New Beijing, Cinder will become the Commonwealth’s most wanted fugitive – when she breaks out of prison to stay one step ahead of vicious Queen Levana.

As Scarlet and Wolf expose one mystery, they encounter Cinder and a new one unravels. Together they must challenge the evil queen, who will stop at nothing to make Prince Kai her husband, her king, her prisoner . . .


I absolutely adored the first book in this series, Cinder. I love fairy tales, both original and adapted, and this has to be my favourite adapted fairy tale series - by far! Book one was Cinderella, but she's not a simple girl, reduced to rags and slavery, she's a cyborg, and one feisty lady. Everything about the book was incredible, and the detail that was put into it was immense, so I'm really looking forward to seeing how the story is going to develop in this second book. It'll also be interesting to see how Marissa has dealt with incorporating the story of Red Riding Hood into Cinder's existing storyline.
It comes out in the UK on February 7th (the day before my birthday!) and I can't wait to get stuck in!

What's on your wishlist this week? Let us know in the comments below, or link to your own Wishlist Wednesday post in the Linky :) 






12 comments:

beccabooklover said...

I absolutely loved Cinder! Such an amazing book. I pre-ordered Scarlet not long ago and can't wait for it to arrive next week sometime! I'm really excited to read it and see how the Little Red Riding Hood fairy tale is knitted into the story! Great choice! :)

Pen to Paper said...

Woahh, I forgot February 7th is next week :P That means I'm 22 next week ... eek! Haha.
I'm excited too. It's going to be so good!

Synchronized Reading said...

I can't wait for Scarlet! I'm dying to get my hands on it :) Awesome choice and happy early Bday! lol

Janina
My WW!

Ula (Blog of Erised) said...

I cannot wait to get Scarlet! I just finished Cinder yesterday and I really liked it, I hope we both get it soon :D

Wickedly Delicious said...

I have yet to read Cinder.

Julie said...

Cinder is on by TBR list. I can't wait to find the time to read it. I love the cover to Scarlet! Enjoy :)

Sierra Abrams said...

Ummm YES! Yes yes yes yes yes! I'm waiting for the UK paperback to become available because that's what I have for "Cinder". So stupid that it has to match. Hahaha! :) But for real - this is going to be amazing!! I can't wait to find out what happens - Cinder really gripped me until the end. :))

My WW - http://yearningtoread.blogspot.com/2013/01/wishlist-wednesday-9-brides-of-rollrock.html

Sierra @ Yearning to Read

Jackie Burris said...

I just ordered my copy of Cinder yesterday and now have bookmarked Scarlet for my wishing to read list as well.

Captain Biscuits said...

I am seriously dying to start this series! Hope you get it soon.

Lauren
My Wishlist Wednesday

Laura @ Laura's Adventures in Bookland said...

I am dying to read this book!! I really want to order it.

Sunny Duvall said...

YES! Cannot wait for this!

Julie Valerie said...

Just discovered your blog and this blog hop. What a great hop! Three quick questions: (1) Do I post my post right away, or are participants scheduling their posts to go "live" on Wednesdays? (2) Is Wishlist Wednesday #73 for Wednesday, January 30 or Wednesday, February 6? (3) Do I return week after week to re-enter my link in your list or is it permanent until I remove it? Thanks so much. If it's easier to respond via email: julievalerie1@gmail.com. Take care.

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