On My Wishlist is a fun weekly event hosted by Book Chick City which runs every Saturday. It's where you list all the books you desperately want but haven't actually bought yet. They can be old, new or forthcoming. To participate just head on to the said website.
I don't think I should have a wishlist when I still have 9 books left to finish. I've been reading between these books back and forth and haven't managed to finish any. But here I am, wishing for more. Here are this week's picks.
"City of Masks (Stravaganza, #1)" by Mary Hoffman At first, I thought this was one of the books in the Mortal Instruments series (haven't read any of the books from the series, I'm quite clueless) but the synopsis at the back reveals that this is another series altogether.
Description: Set in Talia, a parallel world very similar to 16th-century Italy, the narrative follows Lucien, who in our world is very ill. Given a marbled notebook to use as a diary, the notebook is the unexpected means that transports Lucien to this dangerous new world; a world that thrills to the delight of political intrigue and where a life can be snuffed out with a flash of a merlino blade. The city of Bellezza (Venice in our world) is astonishingly evoked, with a filmic eye to detail, from the sensuousness of silks and velvets, to the thrill and danger of assassination attempts both and foiled and successful.
"Poison Study (Study Series, #1)" by Maria V. Snyder I came across this book a few days ago while browsing BookXcess. But, since I already picked up four other titles, I decided it could wait and now I'm dying to get my hands on it.
Description: About to be executed for murder, Yelena is offered an extraordinary reprieve. She'll eat the best meals, have rooms in the palace - and risk assassination by anyone trying to kill the Commander of Ixia. And so Yelena chooses to become a food taster. But the chief of security, leaving nothing to chance, deliberately feeds her Butterfly's Dust - and only by appearing for her daily antidote will she delay an agonizing death from the poison. As Yelena tries to escape her new dilemma, disasters keep mounting. Rebels plot to seize Ixia and Yelena develops magical powers she can't control. Her life is threatened again and choices must be made. But this time the outcomes aren't so clear.