Saturday, May 28, 2011

On My Wishlist

Note: On My Wishlist is a fun weekly event hosted by Book Chick City and runs every Saturday. It's where I list all the books I desperately want but haven't actually bought yet. They can be old, new or forthcoming. It's also an event that you can join in with too - Mr Linky is always at the ready for you to link your own 'On My Wishlist' post. If you want to know more click here.
 
Here is my pick for the week:


Summary:
 Sydelle Mirabil is living proof that, with a single drop of rain, a life can be changed forever. Tucked away in the farthest reaches of the kingdom, her dusty village has suffered under the weight of a strangely persistent drought. That is, of course, until a wizard wanders into town and brings the rain with him.

In return for this gift, Wayland North is offered any reward he desires—and no one is more surprised than Sydelle when, without any explanation, he chooses her. Taken from her home, Sydelle hardly needs encouragement to find reasons to dislike North. He drinks too much and bathes too little, and if that isn’t enough to drive her to madness, North rarely even uses the magic he takes such pride in possessing. Yet, it’s not long before she realizes there’s something strange about the wizard, who is as fiercely protective of her as he is secretive about a curse that turns his limbs a sinister shade of black and leaves him breathless with agony. Unfortunately, there is never a chance for her to seek answers.

Along with the strangely powerful quakes and storms that trace their path across the kingdom, other wizards begin to take an inexplicable interest in her as well, resulting in a series of deadly duels. Against a backdrop of war and uncertainty, Sydelle is faced with the growing awareness that these events aren’t as random as she had believed—that no curse, not even that of Wayland North, is quite as terrible as the one she herself may carry.

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I found out about this one in January when it nominated for the Goodreads Choice Award for Debut Author. Look at that gorgeous cover! I would just love to have this book sitting on my shelf.

~Erika

5 comments:

  1. I agree, that cover is really pretty! Love it!

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  2. I second that. It's a beauty of a cover. My featured wish comes from the Armchair BEA interview I conducted earlier in the week. Come see who I interviewed and what book I've added.

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  3. I've had this one on my wishlist for awhile now. And I agree that the cover is just gorgeous!

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  4. Thanks for the great comments, everyone! I guess I'm not alone thinking how wonderful this cover is :)

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  5. I love this book! I think I wrote one of my gushiest reviews ever for it. :P I hope you get to read it soon!

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