Thursday, June 17, 2010

On My Wishlist - Debut Authors

All On My Wishlist posts for the rest of the year will be dedicated to 2010 debut authors!


On My Wishlist is hosted by Book Chick City :)


Boneshaker (The Clockwork Century #1) by Cherie Priest
Release Date: In Store Now!
(from Goodreads)
Thirteen year-old Natalie Minks loves machines, particularly automata—self operating mechanical devices, usually powered by clockwork. When Jake Limberleg and his traveling medicine show arrive in her small Missouri town with a mysterious vehicle under a tarp and an uncanny ability to make Natalie's half-built automaton move, she feels in her gut that something about this caravan of healers is a bit off. Her uneasiness leads her to investigate the intricate maze of the medicine show, where she discovers a horrible truth, and realizes that only she has the power to set things right. 
     Set in 1914, The Boneshaker is a gripping, richly textured novel about family, community, courage, and looking evil directly in the face in order to conquer it.

13 to Life: A Werewolf Tale by Shannon Delany
Release Date: June 22
(from Goodreads)
Something strange is stalking the small town of Junction… 
When junior Jess Gillmansen gets called out of class by Guidance, she can only presume it’s for one of two reasons. Either they’ve finally figured out who wrote the scathing anti-jock editorial in the school newspaper or they’re hosting yet another intervention for her about her mom. Although far from expecting it, she’s relieved to discover Guidance just wants her to show a new student around—but he comes with issues of his own including a police escort. 
The newest member of Junction High, Pietr Rusakova has secrets to hide--secrets that will bring big trouble to the small town of Junction—secrets including dramatic changes he’s undergoing that will surely end his life early.

Other by Karen Kincy
Release Date: July 1
(from Goodreads)
Seventeen-year-old Gwen hides a dangerous secret: she’s Other. Half-pooka, to be exact, thanks to the father she never met. Most Americans don’t exactly roll out the welcome mat for Others, especially not the small-town folks of Klikamuks, Washington. As if this isn’t bad enough, Gwen’s on the brink of revealing her true identity to her long-time boyfriend, Zack, but she’s scared he’ll lump her with the likes of bloodthirsty vampires and feral werewolves. 
When a pack of werewolves chooses the national forest behind Gwen’s home as their new territory, the tensions in Klikamuks escalate-into murder. It soon becomes clear a serial killer is methodically slaying Others. The police turn a blind eye, leaving Gwen to find the killer before the killer finds her. As she hunts for clues, she uncovers more Others living nearby than she ever expected. Like Tavian, a sexy Japanese fox-spirit who rivals Zack and challenges her to embrace her Otherness. Gwen must struggle with her own conflicted identity, learn who she can trust, and-most importantly-stay alive.

3 comments:

  1. Great book choices! I've been hearing such great things about the Boneshaker!

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  2. Love the title of the Boneshaker. It makes me think of the Wordshaker, which is included in Markus Zusak's The Book Thief. Thanks for the preview.

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  3. The Boneshaker sounds really cool-and I've been drooling for Other ever since I heard about it last year.... I can't wait for 13 to Life to be released. Great picks! ;)

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