May 5, 2010

Wednesday Wishes

Welcome to another Wednesday Wishes where I just share my wishlist. This post follows Book Chick City's weekly meme, My Wishlist.

As you can see I'm updating Book Whispers look. Tweaking little things here and there, I'm not done yet, but feel free to tell me what you think so far.  

The Mermaid's Mirror
The Mermaid's Mirror by L.K. Madigan

Lena has lived her whole life near the beach—walking for miles up and down the shore and breathing the salty air, swimming in the cold water, and watching the surfers rule the waves—the problem is, she’s spent her whole life just watching.

As her sixteenth birthday approaches, Lena vows she will no longer watch from the sand: she will learn to surf.

But her father – a former surfer himself – refuses to allow her to take lessons. After a near drowning in his past, he can’t bear to let Lena take up the risky sport.

Yet something lures Lena to the water … an ancient, powerful magic. One morning Lena catches sight of this magic: a beautiful woman—with a silvery tail.

Nothing will keep Lena from seeking the mermaid, not even the dangerous waves at Magic Crescent Cove.

And soon … what she sees in the mermaid’s mirror will change her life …

Discord's Apple
Discord's Apple by Carrie Vaughn

When Evie Walker goes home to spend time with her dying father, she discovers that his creaky old house in Hope’s Fort, Colorado is not the only legacy she stands to inherit. Hidden behind the old basement door is a secret and magical storeroom where wondrous treasures from myth and legend are kept safe unit they are needed again. The magic of the storeroom prevents access to any who are not intended to use the items.

Evie must guard the storeroom against ancient and malicious forces, protecting the past and the future even as the present unravels around them. Old heroes and notorious villains alike will rise to fight on her side or to undermine her most desperate gambits. At stake is the fate of the world, and the prevention of nothing less than the apocalypse.

Kind of short and sweet this time around, but that's all folks.


Manga Maniac said...

I am waiting for the mermaids mirror, too :)

E.J. Stevens said...

Wonderful wishlist. These both look like great reads.


Chrissie said...

Great wishlist! Hope you get your books soon :)

Book Chick City said...

Great list! I like the sound of the Carrie Vaugh book!