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Wednesday, January 6, 2010

On My Wishlist

On My Wishlist is hosted by Book Chick City :)

Another Faust by Daniel and Dina Nayeri
A devilish debut by a brother-sister team invites us into the world of the elite Marlowe School, where some gifted students are having a hell of a year.
One night, in cities all across Europe, five children vanish — only to appear, years later, at an exclusive New York party with a strange and elegant governess. Rumor and mystery follow the Faust teenagers to the city’s most prestigious high school, where they soar to suspicious heights with the help of their benefactor’s extraordinary "gifts." But as the students claw their way up — reading minds, erasing scenes, stopping time, stealing power, seducing with artificial beauty — they start to suffer the sideeffects of their own addictions. And as they make further deals with the devil, they uncover secrets more shocking than their most unforgivable sins. At once chilling and wickedly satirical, this contemporary reimagining of the Faustian bargain is a compelling tale of ambition, consequences, and ultimate redemption.

Girl In The Arena by Lise Haines
It’s a fight to the death—on live TV—when a gladiator’s daughter steps into the arena.
Lyn is a neo-gladiator’s daughter, through and through.  Her mother has made a career out of marrying into the high-profile world of televised blood sport, and the rules of the Gladiator Sports Association are second nature to their family.  Always lend ineffable confidence to the gladiator.  Remind him constantly of his victories. And most importantly: Never leave the stadium when your father is dying. The rules help the family survive, but rules—and the GSA—can also turn against you. When a gifted young fighter kills Lyn’s seventh father, he also captures Lyn’s dowry bracelet, which means she must marry him... For fans of The Hunger Games and Fight Club, Lise Haines’ debut novel is a mesmerizing look at a world addicted to violence—a modern world that’s disturbingly easy to imagine.

Descriptions are from Amazon

So, what are you wishing for?


  1. Wow! This is the very first time I heard of "Another Faust"! Sounds like a very interesting novel to me =)

  2. Another Faust does sound good - I hope you get to read it soon :)

  3. Two very cool wants there! I've heard heaps about Girl In The Arena - I love anything vaguely gladatorial. :D

  4. Both of those books are on my wishlist, though I've heard some mixed reviews for them both as well. Still, I think they are good picks. :D


  5. Girl in the Arena sounds good! :)

  6. I am OOogling over that "Girl in the Arena." I requested from my library!!!=) Yippppeeee!!


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