I read book reviews daily and sometimes I think wow would I love to get my hands on those! Friday is going to be all about that.
- Want Now: One recently released or already published title I’m lusting after.
- Want Soon: One upcoming title I’m looking forward to, based on things I’ve heard, the cover, and the description.
- Want Someday: One upcoming title I’ve heard about that sounds like it could be interested but is so far off into the future it doesn’t even have a cover yet.
Every Friday you will see books that I’m looking forward to, some so great that I can not wait to pre order since they’re not out yet, some that I will go out and buy on Saturday and some that will go on my To Read list but further in the future.
Masque of the Red Death by Edgar Allen Poe has always been a favorite of mine. Originally published in 1842. But here we have a new twist on an old story and it’s one I’m salivating over! (Don’t worry, I’ll clean my desk).
A devastating plague has decimated the population. And those who are left live in fear of catching it as the city crumbles to pieces around them.
So what does Araby Worth have to live for?
Nights in the Debauchery Club, beautiful dresses, glittery make-up . . . and tantalizing ways to forget it all.
But in the depths of the club—in the depths of her own despair—Araby will find more than oblivion. She will find Will, the terribly handsome proprietor of the club. And Elliott, the wickedly smart aristocrat. Neither boy is what he seems. Both have secrets. Everyone does.
And Araby may find something not just to live for, but to fight for—no matter what it costs her. — Goodreads
I’ve been reading Sherrilyn Kenyon for awhile now. I picked her up on a whim and have not regretted one minute of reading her fabulous and very sexy books since! And here we have her newest, not available until August 2, 2012 (expected publish date).
Long before recorded history, there was a warrior so feared that everyone trembled before his wrath. Only a brutal betrayal by the one closest to him could defeat him. But not even death was the end of a man so strong.
The Time Untime approaches…
Kateri Avani has been plagued her entire life with dreams she doesn’t understand. Images of places she’s never been and of a man she’s never seen. Her quest for answers has driven her to Las Vegas where she hopes to finally silence the demons in her mind.
What she never anticipates is coming face to face with the warrior who has haunted her her entire life.
Ren Waya came back from the dead to keep the prophecy he began from coming true and ending the world. For thousands of years, he has fought the same evil that once possessed him. But now that evil has brought back the one person he can’t fight. The one person who once held the most sacred part of him.
But if he doesn’t kill Kateri, the deadliest of evils will reemerge and destroy everyone else on the planet. It was a sacrifice he made once.
Will he be able to make it again? — Goodreads
Ok, I have to admit, this one is going to be someday SOON! This sounds very alluring. And Susanna Kearsley has the perfect antidote for a boring evening, Dracula, History and an interesting premise that is bound to keep me reading to the end! Can not wait!
It is 2008 and Carrie McClelland can’t hit the right note for her next novel, but an unplanned detour in Scotland, and a stop at the castle that inspired Count Dracula, sets her on a different path; a path that took her back in time exactly 300 years, to that same castle, and to a rebellion doomed to failure. Alternating between the contemporary setting and the past, The Winter Sea takes us at every turn into little known worlds; historical footnotes writ large, a history of Scotland and the Jacobite rebellion of 1708 and the possibility of genetic memory. Historical fiction at its best and Susanna Kearsley at hers, The Winter Sea evokes the writing of Thomas Raddall, Daphne Du Maurier, and Mary Stewart.
aka Sophia’s Secret.
I would like to thank Ruby’s Reads for inspiring me. She started this same thing a few days ago and I find it very intriguing.
Have your own list? Share it with us!
- Great story about 18th C Scotland – The Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley (thehistorylady.wordpress.com)
- Review of The Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley (thebookstop.wordpress.com)
- Waiting on Wednesday: Masque of the Red Death, by Bethany Griffin (readinginwinter.wordpress.com)
- Friday on my mind: bookish edition (cafewhispers.wordpress.com)