Saturday, July 30, 2011

On my Wishlist (5)

On My Wishlist is a fun weekly event hosted by Book Chick City and runs every Saturday. It's where I list all the books I desperately want but haven't actually bought yet. They can be old, new or forthcoming. It's also an event that you can join in with too - Mr Linky is always at the ready for you to link your own 'On My Wishlist' post. If you want to know more click here.

I've been thinking about buying this book soon, hehe.

Blood Magic
by Tessa Gratton
Official Blurb:

Draw a circle ... place a dead leaf in the center ... sprinkle some salt ... recite a little Latin ... add a drop of blood ...

Maybe that last part isn't exactly simple. Yet somehow it feels right to Silla Kennicott. And nothing in her life has felt remotely right since her parents' horrific deaths. She's willing to do anything to uncover the truth about her family—even try a few spells from the mysterious book that arrived on her doorstep ... and spill some blood.

The book isn't the only recent arrival in Silla's life. There's Nick Pardee, the new guy next door who may have seen Silla casting a spell. She's not sure what he saw and is afraid to find out. But as they spend more time together, Silla realizes this may not be Nick's first encounter with Blood Magic. Brought together by a combination of fate and chemistry, Silla and Nick can't deny their attraction. And they can't ignore the dark presence lurking nearby—waiting to reclaim the book and all its power.

Tessa Gratton's intoxicating first novel will keep pulses racing, minds reeling, and pages turning right up to the very last drop of blood.

And I saw this one this morning in the bookstore but it was way to expensive so I'm going to buy it through the Book depository in a few days!

The Language of Flowers
by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
Official Blurb:

The Victorian language of flowers was used to express emotions: honeysuckle for devotion, azaleas for passion, and red roses for love. But for Victoria Jones, it has been more useful in communicating feelings like grief, mistrust and solitude. After a childhood spent in the foster care system, she is unable to get close to anybody, and her only connection to the world is through flowers and their meanings. Now eighteen, Victoria has nowhere to go, and sleeps in a public park, where she plants a small garden of her own. When her talent is discovered by a local florist, she discovers her gift for helping others through the flowers she chooses for them. But it takes meeting a mysterious vendor at the flower market for her to realise what's been missing in her own life, and as she starts to fall for him, she's forced to confront a painful secret from her past, and decide whether it's worth risking everything for a second chance at happiness. "The Language of Flowers" is a heartbreaking and redemptive novel about the meaning of flowers, the meaning of family, and the meaning of love.


  1. I'm adding THE LANGUAGE OF FLOWERS to my wishlist now. :) Thanks for the great suggestion. :)

  2. Hi, new follower. I have Blood Magic on my wishlist too! If you get a chance check out my wishlist this week! Have a good weekend!

    Pawing Through Books

  3. Blood Magic is amazing! I hope you get it and can read it soon!! Its definitely worth it!

  4. I've added the Language of Flowers on my wishlist. It sounds wonderful!

  5. The Language of Flowers sounds good. My wishlist is at 871 and this week's featured wish is Coastliners by Joanne Harris. Please come see what else I'm wishing for.

  6. Great picks and I will definitely be hopping on the Language of Flowers bandwagon too. :)

    My Wishlist

  7. I really want to read Blood Magic too! It sounds awesome, and I really love the cover. Great picks :).

  8. I just swore I would stop adding things to my TBR List :/ I think I'm breaking that promise for these two. Great picks!

    Amy's Wishlist

  9. I want to read Blood Magic. The cover is so cool!

    Come see what's on my wishlist.

  10. Hmmm ... both books sound good. Following you back :-)

  11. Ooh. I love the cover for "The Language of Flowers". Gorgeous. And I love the description. I may have to check that one out!

  12. Ohh these both sound wonderful. I was supposed to add both to my wishlist a while ago! Suppose I'll get to that :)

    Once Upon A Time


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