Wishlist Wednesday

Wishlist WednesdayIn the famous words of Snow White, “I’m wishing (I’m wishing) for the one I love, to find me (to find me) today.” In this case (actually in most cases) the one that I love is a book.

I came about Wishlist Wednesday hosted by the ever so lovely Pen to Paper. (Please check out their blog, it’s awesome).

Wishlist Wednesday is a meme that allows you to turn the spotlight on a few books that have been sitting on your get-to-eventually list for a while. Books that you dream of claiming their rightful spots on your bookshelf.

This week while browsing Goodreads I stumbled upon Where Things Come Back by John Corey Whaley.

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Wishlist Wednesday

Wishlist WednesdayIn the famous words of Snow White, “I’m wishing (I’m wishing) for the one I love, to find me (to find me) today.” In this case (actually in most cases) the one that I love is a book.

I came about Wishlist Wednesday hosted by the ever so lovely Pen to Paper. (Please check out their blog, it’s awesome).

Wishlist Wednesday is a meme that allows you to turn the spotlight on a few books that have been sitting on your get-to-eventually list for a while. Books that you dream of claiming their rightful spots on your bookshelf.

This week while browsing Goodreads I stumbled upon Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by  Jesse Andrews.

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Wishlist Wednesday

Wishlist WednesdayIn the famous words of Snow White, “I’m wishing (I’m wishing) for the one I love, to find me (to find me) today.” In this case (actually in most cases) the one that I love is a book.

I came about Wishlist Wednesday hosted by the ever so lovely Pen to Paper. (Please check out their blog, it’s awesome).

Wishlist Wednesday is a meme that allows you to turn the spotlight on a few books that have been sitting on your get-to-eventually list for a while. Books that you dream of claiming their rightful spots on your bookshelf.

This week while browsing Goodreads I stumbled upon A Case of Need by Michael Crichton.

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Wishlist Wednesday

Wishlist WednesdayIn the famous words of Snow White, “I’m wishing (I’m wishing) for the one I love, to find me (to find me) today.” In this case (actually in most cases) the one that I love is a book.

I came about Wishlist Wednesday hosted by the ever so lovely Pen to Paper. (Please check out their blog, it’s awesome).

Wishlist Wednesday is a meme that allows you to turn the spotlight on a few books that have been sitting on your get-to-eventually list for a while. Books that you dream of claiming their rightful spots on your bookshelf.

This week while browsing Goodreads I stumbled upon Unwind Neal Shusterman.

Unwind

The Second Civil War was fought over reproductive rights. The chilling resolution: Life is inviolable from the moment of conception until age thirteen. Between the ages of thirteen and eighteen, however, parents can have their child “unwound,” whereby all of the child’s organs are transplanted into different donors, so life doesn’t technically end. Connor is too difficult for his parents to control. Risa, a ward of the state is not enough to be kept alive. And Lev is a tithe, a child conceived and raised to be unwound. Together, they may have a chance to escape and to survive.

Sounds absolutely chilling and it raises so much questions. How did the world get this way? I mean, the mental state the youth must be ridiculous. Imagine, knowing your parents could have you killed legally if you upset them enough? I sense this is a thrilling read and I can’t way to get my hands on it.

What are you wishing for this Wednesday? Share it below and happy reading!

Wishlist Wednesday

Wishlist WednesdayIn the famous words of Snow White, “I’m wishing (I’m wishing) for the one I love, to find me (to find me) today.” In this case (actually in most cases) the one that I love is a book.

I came about Wishlist Wednesday hosted by the ever so lovely Pen to Paper. (Please check out their blog, it’s awesome).

Wishlist Wednesday is a meme that allows you to turn the spotlight on a few books that have been sitting on your get-to-eventually list for a while. Books that you dream of claiming their rightful spots on your bookshelf.

This week while browsing Goodreads I stumbled upon The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness.

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Prentisstown isn’t like other towns. Everyone can hear everyone else’s thoughts in an overwhelming, never-ending stream of Noise. Just a month away from the birthday that will make him a man, Todd and his dog, Manchee — whose thoughts Todd can hear too, whether he wants to or not — stumble upon an area of complete silence. They find that in a town where privacy is impossible, something terrible has been hidden — a secret so awful that Todd and Manchee must run for their lives.

But how do you escape when your pursuers can hear your every thought?

 

Patrick Ness is steadily rising on my radar. I first heard talk of him over at A Bookish Heart, where Atsi swore by him. Then last month I read his novel, A Monster Calls and knew from just that novel that this man would be one of my favorite authors.

He has a way of explaining the feelings inside of us that can’t be explained. A way of digesting our fears and dreams. Quite simply, he shows instead of tells and to me that’s the mark of a brilliant author.

This novel is apparently a science fiction sort and you all know that I’ve been on the hunt for a good alien story! (I’m much more open to the genre after watching Dr. Who). It’s also a series, which compels me even more as there’s nothing better than a good book EXCEPT more good books.

Also, the concept of the story fascinates me. It also strikes me eerily similar to today’s society. These days we are constantly surrounded by streaming noise, tapping into our minds in the hopes of adding another consumer to the market. Think about it, when we’re not out in society we are home plugged in either to the T.V., computer or Ipod. Silence has become a rare concept in modern times and I don’t think that’s a good thing.

I’ve read some of the reviews and there are a few points that give me pause. First of all violence. Now, I’ve read books with violence and have never been bothered before but the amount of reviews that warn about it makes me think that violence might run more than amok in this novel. Also, the narrative voice. Apparently the story is told through first person consciousness, note– not first person. So the grammar and sentence structure takes getting use too, but all reviews say that if you can get past it, it actually further connects you to the character.

Even with the hazards, I’ll be taking a chance on this novel. Patrick Ness is an author who deserves it.

Have you ever read this novel? What did you think? What are you wishing for this Wednesday? Comment below and happy reading!