Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Wish List Wednesday - Number Fourteen

There are just so many amazing books that are going to be released in the future that it's sometimes hard to choose only one, which is why this week there are two books.

Tortall and Other Lands: A Collection of Tales
Written by: Tamora Pierce
Released: February 22, 2010

Summary: Collected here for the first time are all of the tales from the land of Tortall, featuring both previously unknown characters as well as old friends. Filling some gaps of time and interest, these stories, some of which have been published before, will lead Tammy's fans, and new readers into one of the most intricately constructed worlds of modern fantasy.

I love Pierce's books and I am so excited about this book. It's going to be amazing to re-visit old characters. I can't wait.

Written by: Lauren DeStefano
Released: March 22, 2010

Summary: What if you knew exactly when you would die?

Thanks to modern science, every human being has become a ticking genetic time bomb—males only live to age twenty-five, and females only live to age twenty. In this bleak landscape, young girls are kidnapped and forced into polygamous marriages to keep the population from dying out.

When sixteen-year-old Rhine Ellery is taken by the Gatherers to become a bride, she enters a world of wealth and privilege. Despite her husband Linden's genuine love for her, and a tenuous trust among her sister wives, Rhine has one purpose: to escape—to find her twin brother and go home.

But Rhine has more to contend with than losing her freedom. Linden's eccentric father is bent on finding an antidote to the genetic virus that is getting closer to taking his son, even if it means collecting corpses in order to test his experiments. With the help of Gabriel, a servant she trusts, Rhine attempts to break free, in the limted time she has left

Thanks goes out to Kristi from The Story Siren for letting me know about this one with her Books to Pine For post.  This book sounds amazing and I can't wait to read it!

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