30 Jan 2013

Wishlist Wednesday #1

Wishlist Wednesday is a weekly blog hop hosted by Pen to Paper which allows us to share with you a book each that is on our wishlist, whether it's been on there for a while or just been added. If you'd like to learn more about this meme, check it out here.

This week, the book on Ely's wishlist is:

The Gathering Storn (Katerina #1) by Robin Bridges

St. Petersburg, Russia, 1888. As she attends a whirl of glittering balls, royal debutante Katerina Alexandrovna, Duchess of Oldenburg, tries to hide a dark secret: she can raise the dead. No one knows. Not her family. Not the girls at her finishing school. Not the tsar or anyone in her aristocratic circle. Katerina considers her talent a curse, not a gift. But when she uses her special skill to protect a member of the Imperial Family, she finds herself caught in a web of intrigue.

An evil presence is growing within Europe's royal bloodlines—and those aligned with the darkness threaten to topple the tsar. Suddenly Katerina's strength as a necromancer attracts attention from unwelcome sources . . . including two young men—George Alexandrovich, the tsar's standoffish middle son, who needs Katerina's help to safeguard Russia, even if he's repelled by her secret, and the dashing Prince Danilo, heir to the throne of Montenegro, to whom Katerina feels inexplicably drawn.

The time has come for Katerina to embrace her power, but which side will she choose—and to whom will she give her heart?
 This book has been on my wishlist for about a year now, but my wanting for it has increased lately. I have an absolutely unhealthy obsession with everything Russia, especially anything to with the Romanov's and that era, at the moment and this book is no exception. Even just typing this makes my heart ache for this book.

The book on Chami's list is:

Unravel Me (Shatter Me #2) by Taherah Mafi

tick, tick, tick, tick, tick
it's almost
time for war.

Juliette has escaped to Omega Point. It is a place for people like her—people with gifts—and it is also the headquarters of the rebel resistance.

She's finally free from The Reestablishment, free from their plan to use her as a weapon, and free to love Adam. But Juliette will never be free from her lethal touch.

Or from Warner, who wants Juliette more than she ever thought possible.

In this exhilarating sequel to Shatter Me, Juliette has to make life-changing decisions between what she wants and what she thinks is right. Decisions that might involve choosing between her heart—and Adam's life

I adore this series, ever since i picked up the first book. I've wanted it since i read the first book, and it's the number one on my most wanted list. 


  1. I want Unravel Me as well and I have The Gathering Storm, but haven't made time to read it! Awesome choices :)

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  2. I really want Mafi's books, they look amazing! And I also have The Gathering Storm on my TBR pile.

    Hope you get them soon ;)
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  3. Great choices! The Gathering Storm sounds like an interesting book. A paranormal book set in Russia sounds really good. Will definitely have to check it out. Shatter Me, Mafi's first book is on my wishlist this week! Hope you get these soon and enjoy them both :)

    Becca @ Lost in Thought

  4. Interesting choices - hope you get them soon :)

  5. I love books on Russia in that are around the Tsar and stuff like that. Might have to give this one a try too. Great pick.

    Hope you will be able to get your books soon.

  6. Thanks for sharing... both these books sound awesome! I have a feeling I might be giving one or both of them a read sometime soon :) I hope you get them too.

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  7. I haven't heard of the first book but I'm dying to start the series of Shatter Me :) hope you girls get them soon

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  8. Awesome pick!! I never even knew about this book, but just a week ago I was whishing for more unique settings (like Russia) in Top Ten Tuesday and now I see this - sounds amazing!

  9. Thanks everyone for your comments!

    x Chami and Ely

  10. I am dying for Unravel Me!! Have had it pre-ordered for a while. I hope you get it when it comes out!
    Brittany @ Spare Time Book blog
    My WW: http://sparetimebookblog.blogspot.com/2013/01/wishlist-wednesday-33.html

  11. Oh my goodness. I can't wait to read Unravel Me!! I want to order it so bad but I am resisting. Hope you get it!!

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