Want Books? is a weekly meme hosted at Chachic’s Book Nook and features released books that you want but you can’t have for some reason. It can be because it’s not available in your country, in your library or you don’t have the money for it right now.
I’m not sure if it’s just the time of year – gift giving and Christmas list-making, but there’s a few books I’m finding that I can’t wait to get my hands on. Most of them have been around the blogosphere already so you’ve probably heard of all of them:
Across the Universe by Beth Revis
Amy is seventeen when awoken from her slumber on the spaceship Godspeed fifty years early. Instead of a new planet she awakens to an attempt on her life. While investigating murder suspects, she falls in love with Elder, the future ship leader and man most likely of being the culprit. Intriguing, yes? I’ve seen a few positive reviews but it was Nome’s recent positively radiant one that took this off of my radar and on to my TBR.
Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley
It’s year 12 for Lucy and she wants no more than to meet the man named Shadow who has been painting haunting images of trapped birds and lost people all around the city. Ed may be the last person she wants to see at the moment, but when he says he knows where to find Shadow, she quickly accepts his offer to take her on an all-night search of the city. It may have just been cover infatuation at first but this art-related premise and some glowing recommendations from some trustworthy Aussie bloggers and it’s turned into love. Already out in Australia, there are plans for it to be released in the US, but no date yet.
The Vespertine by Saundra Mitchell
Amelia van der Broek is new to 1889 Baltimore and wants desperately to take advantage of the summer. Instead she is seeing frightening visions of the future and begins to tell fortunes for her friends. After meeting the enigmatic Nathaniel, whose hiding his own secrets, one of Amelia’s visions comes to pass. As a result all those around her question whether she’s the messenger or the message herself. I don’t think I can resist the decadent chocolate shades of the cover and the premise.