Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Desperately Wanting Wednesday (1)

Desperatly Wanting Wednesday, hosted by Parajunkee's View

Desperately Wanting Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Rachel at Parajunkee's View. It is based off of the meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, Waiting on Wednesday. Since the "On My Wishlist" meme is no longer active, Ed and I have decided to switch to this meme so we can talk about books (and movies) that we want - both released and to-be-released.

This week's theme is:
Cover Lust

Our released pick:

For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund
The blurb as seen on Goodreads:
Release Date: June 12, 2012
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
398 Pages

Generations ago, a genetic experiment gone wrong—the Reduction—decimated humanity, giving rise to a Luddite nobility who outlawed most technology.

Elliot North has always known her place in this world. Four years ago Elliot refused to run away with her childhood sweetheart, the servant Kai, choosing duty to her family’s estate over love. Since then the world has changed: a new class of Post-Reductionists is jumpstarting the wheel of progress, and Elliot’s estate is foundering, forcing her to rent land to the mysterious Cloud Fleet, a group of shipbuilders that includes renowned explorer Captain Malakai Wentforth—an almost unrecognizable Kai. And while Elliot wonders if this could be their second chance, Kai seems determined to show Elliot exactly what she gave up when she let him go.

But Elliot soon discovers her old friend carries a secret—one that could change their society . . . or bring it to its knees. And again, she’s faced with a choice: cling to what she’s been raised to believe, or cast her lot with the only boy she’s ever loved, even if she’s lost him forever.

Inspired by Jane Austen’s PersuasionFor Darkness Shows the Stars is a breathtaking romance about opening your mind to the future and your heart to the one person you know can break it.

THIS COVER IS GORGEOUS! It's so intriguing and the blurb sounds wonderful. I want to read this as soon as possible. I've heard a lot of good things about the book and the author. This beautiful cover would look great on my bookshelf. ;)

Our To-Be-Released Pick

Through To You by Emily Hainsworth
The blurb as seen on Goodreads:
Release Date: October 2, 2012
Publisher: Balzer + Bray

Camden Pike has been grief-stricken since his girlfriend, Viv, died. Viv was the last good thing in his life: helping him rebuild his identity after a career-ending football injury, picking up the pieces when his home life shattered, and healing his pain long after the meds wore off. And now, he’d give anything for one more glimpse of her. But when Cam makes a visit to the site of Viv’s deadly car accident, he sees some kind of apparition. And it isn’t Viv.

The apparition’s name is Nina, and she’s not a ghost. She’s a girl from a parallel world, and in this world, Viv is still alive. Cam can’t believe his wildest dreams have come true. All he can focus on is getting his girlfriend back, no matter the cost. But things are different in this other world: Viv and Cam have both made very different choices, things between them have changed in unexpected ways, and Viv isn’t the same girl he remembers. Nina is keeping some dangerous secrets, too, and the window between the worlds is shrinking every day.

As Cam comes to terms with who this Viv has become and the part Nina played in his parallel story, he’s forced to choose—stay with Viv or let her go—before the window closes between them once and for all.

This one sounds wonderful, too. Endearing and sweet and angsty! My hands itch to hold this book. Seriously. I want it so, so badly. Look, look at the pretty!

What are you wanting desperately this week?


  1. Gah...a Persuasion retelling? Sounds fantastic. And that cover is gorgeous! Great pick!

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  2. I absolutely am in love with both those covers...Through to You especially. Thanks for letting me know about those.

  3. I need to get my hands on For Darkness, the cover is just to pretty to not have!

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  4. New Follower. Great choices! For Darkness Shows the Stars has been getting great reviews.

  5. Through to You sounds amazing and the cover has an eerie beauty. Want!!!

  6. Nothing beats a sprinkle of stardust and a high ponytail :) Love the "For Darkness..." cover.

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  7. I received For Darkness Shows the Stars last week and I can't wait to read it. Also, it looks truly gorgeous! I hadn't heard of Through to You but it sounds interesting.
    My WoW :)


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