Thursday, 21 April 2011

My Birthday Wishlist!

It's my birthday on Saturday so I thought I'd share some of the books that are on my wishlist for then  (descriptions from Goodreads):

Entwined by Heather Dixon

Azalea is trapped. Just when she should feel that everything is before her . . . beautiful gowns, dashing suitors, balls filled with dancing . . . it's taken away. All of it. The Keeper understands. He's trapped, too, held for centuries within the walls of the palace. And so he extends an invitation. Every night, Azalea and her eleven sisters may step through the enchanted passage in their room to dance in his silver forest. But there is a cost. The Keeper likes to keep things. Azalea may not realize how tangled she is in his web until it is too late.

I featured this one on a Waiting on Wednesday post last year so I've been looking forward to reading it for a long time. I love fairy tale retellings and I just read another retelling of the same fairytale as Entwined called The Princess Of The Midnight Ball by Jessica Day George. And that cover is gorgeous- it would look so pretty on my bookshelf!

Daughter Of Xanadu by Dori Jones Yang

Athletiand strong willed, Princess Emmajin's determined to do what no woman has done before: become a warrior in the army of her grandfather, the Great Khan Khubilai. In the Mongol world the only way to achieve respect is to show bravery and win glory on the battlefield. The last thing she wants is the distraction of the foreigner Marco Polo, who challenges her beliefs in the gardens of Xanadu. Marco has no skills in the "manly arts" of the Mongols: horse racing, archery, and wrestling. Still, he charms the Khan with his wit and story-telling. Emmajin sees a different Marco as they travel across 13th-century China, hunting 'dragons' and fighting elephant-back warriors. Now she faces a different battle as she struggles with her attraction towards Marco and her incredible goal of winning fame as a soldier.

Dori came on the blog to do a guest post a few months ago so really want to finally be able to read her book! I love the sound of the setting of Daughter Of Xandu because it's unusual and different from many Tudor and Victorian set YA historicals.

Waterfall by Lisa T.Bergen

I've been wanting to read this ever since I read a glowing review over at Small Review because I've been meaning to read more time travels and this one sounds fantastic!

Lisa Tawn Bergren's new YA series, River of Time, is romantic, historical fiction in which the plucky heroine doesn't have to fear a vampire's bite but must still fight for her life.
In Waterfall, American teenager Gabi Betarrini accidently finds herself in fourteenth-century Italy . . . Knights. Swords. Horses. Armor. And Italian hotties. Most American teens want an Italian vacation, but the Betarrini sisters have spent every summer of their lives there with their archaeologist parents. Stuck on yet another hot, dusty dig, they are bored out of their minds... until they place their hands atop handprints in an ancient tomb and find themselves catapulted into the fourteenth-century—and in the middle of a fierce battle between knights bent on killing one another.
Emily and the Scot by Kathryn SmithEmily And The Scot by Kathryn Smith

Jamie MacLaughlin knows his place in the world and he's happy there. His dreams are simple and obtainable. But when he crosses paths with an impertinent English lass, his reaction to her is anything but simple. Emily Fitzgerald left England to avoid scandal. All she wants is a little peace and perhaps a little adventure in Scotland. She never imagined she'd meet a man who makes her want to go against everything she's ever been taught.

Thia regency romance for teens is a sequel to Anna And The The Duke, which I read last year and really enjoyed.

Princess of GlassPrincess Of Glass by Jessica Day George

Hoping to escape the troubles in her kingdom, Princess Poppy reluctantly agrees to take part in a royal exchange program, whereby young princes and princesses travel to each other's countries in the name of better political alliances—and potential marriages. It's got the makings of a fairy tale—until a hapless servant named Eleanor is tricked by a vengeful fairy godmother into competing with Poppy for the eligible prince. Ballgowns, cinders, and enchanted glass slippers fly in this romantic and action-packed happily-ever-after quest from an author with a flair for embroidering tales in her own delightful way.

This is the sequel to Princess Of The Midnight Ball by Jessica Day George that I read last week and carries on the story of one of the characters from there. I really liked the first book so I'm looking forward to continuing the story of one of the Princesses sometime soon.

I'll be sharing the books I got for my birthday in this Sunday's In My Mailbox!


  1. In case I forget Saturday: Early Happy Birthday!!
    I wish you lots of books and chocolate for your birthday. But only if you like chocolate. I honestly can't think of a reason why you wouldn't, except if you're allergic. Which would be really, REALLY sad. I'll stop rambling now.
    Looking forward to seeing what you got!

  2. I hope that you get all of them for birthday!

  3. Happy Birthday (well, early birthday!) I want toread Entwined too, the cover is amazing!

  4. Happy Birthday for Saturday! =]

  5. Happy Birthday for tomorrow! Hope you get everything on your wishlist :)

  6. Thank you for the birthday wishes everyone, you're very kind!

    @Daisy Haha, I love chocolate! Mmmm... I feel so sorry for people who are allergic :(

  7. One more day until Happy Birthday! I hope you get all of those books! Eek! Thank you for the mention with Waterfall. :) I can't even put into words how much I loved that book. I also liked Princess of Glass a lot, though not quite as much as Princess of the Midnight Ball (but just a smidgen less). I, selfishly, also hope you get all these books because I want to read your reviews for them :)


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