Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Wishlist Wednesday #193

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, and a note saying that Pen to Paper is the host of the meme.
  • Visit the other blogs and enjoy!

The Rest of Us Just Live Here
by Patrick Ness

What if you aren’t the Chosen One?

The one who’s supposed to fight the zombies, or the soul-eating ghosts, or whatever the heck this new thing is, with the blue lights and the death?

What if you’re like Mikey? Who just wants to graduate and go to prom and maybe finally work up the courage to ask Henna out before someone goes and blows up the high school. Again.

Because sometimes there are problems bigger than this week’s end of the world, and sometimes you just have to find the extraordinary in your ordinary life.

Even if your best friend is worshipped by mountain lions.

Award-winning writer Patrick Ness’s bold and irreverent novel powerfully reminds us that there are many different types of remarkable.
I love, love, LOVE Patrick Ness, so of course I can't wait for the release of The Rest of Us Just Live Here later this month. I read More Than This last year and adored it (in fact, it got me through a very difficult period in my life), so I have been looking forward to Patrick's next book ever since then.
This sounds just as fantastic as the rest of his books, if not more – the main character sounds down-to-Earth and the kind of character that most people will be able to relate to on some sort of level. Not the kind of person that is 'destined' for great things, as seems to be the case with a lot of popular YA at the moment.
The synopsis makes this sound like a really fun, quirky and humorous book, so I'm really looking forward to getting my teeth stuck into it. I also get to go and hear him speak in Birmingham in September (there are events elsewhere in the UK too. You can find them here). Definitely excited!

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 :) 


Anonymous said...

I'm dying to read the book you picked! Definitely high on my wish list!

YAlover96 said...

I cannot wait for this book!! I loved Patrick Ness's More Than This and this book just sounds so unique! Plus glow in the dark cover!! :D

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