Desperately Wanting Wednesday | Alexia's Books and Such...: Desperately Wanting Wednesday

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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Desperately Wanting Wednesday

Desperatly Wanting Wednesday, hosted by Parajunkee's View
Desperately Wanting Wednesday is hosted by Parajunkee and was inspired by the meme Waiting on Wednesday (created by Breaking the Spine). But, unlike WOW, Desperately Wanting Wednesday is not only for releases that we're waiting on, it’s also for released novels that just haven’t been purchased yet, or might be sitting on a shelf that we want to read, but just haven’t gotten there yet. These are the books I want to read, what about you?

I hadn't even heard of this one until I stumbled across a character interview on Julie Kagawa's blog. Julie is one of my favorite writers, and this has to be one of the best character interviews I've ever read! I immediately added it to my wishlist, as it sounds awesome!

Starling by Lesley Livingston

Mason Starling is a champion fencer on the Gosforth Academy team, but she's never had to fight for her life. Not until the night a ferocious, otherworldly storm rips through Manhattan, trapping Mason and her teammates inside the school. Mason is besieged by nightmarish creatures more terrifying than the thunder and lightning as the raging tempest also brings a dangerous stranger into her life: a young man who remembers nothing but his name - the Fennrys Wolf. 

His arrival tears Mason's world apart, even as she feels an undeniable connection to him. Together, they seek to unravel the secrets of Fenn's identity as strange and supernatural forces gather around them. When they discover Mason's family - with its dark allegiance to ancient Norse gods - is at the heart of the mystery, Fennrys and Mason are suddenly faced with a terrifying future.

Set against the gritty, shadowed back-drop of New York City, this first novel in award-winning author Lesley Livingston's epic Starling Saga is an intoxicating blend of sweeping romance and pulse-pounding action. (Goodreads)



See what I mean? Seems to have it all: a mysterious stranger, amnesia, a strong heroine! If it wasn't for my stupid book buying ban, this beauty would be mine right now!

11 comments:

  1. Ah, the book buying ban.

    Sounds like an intriguing read, even the cover has an air of mystery to it.

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  2. Your strong for keeping up with your book buying ban :)

    Starling is actually really good... I thought it was great and I didn't even read the Wondrous Strange trilogy yet(the tie in book??).

    I hope you enjoy it when you get your hands on it!!

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    1. Hoping I get some bookstore giftcards for Christmas and can pick up a copy! Gifts don't count for a book buying ban, right? *L*

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  3. I know! This one sounds AMAZING! And love that cover. :D Amazing pick.

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    1. I know! The interview was great and I'm really looking forward to reading it!

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  4. This one is definitely on my TBR list! I love Lesley -- she is so much fun. =)

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    1. Thanks Ashley! Love fun reads, so am really looking forward to this one!

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  5. oooh, I hope you get it soon! :-)

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    1. Fingers crossed that Santa is good to me! :)

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  6. Ooh...I remember reading about this one. Question though, ever wonder WHY the recent rash of paranormal-ish novels set in school? I mean, it makes sense but still...anywho, great pick! ^_^

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