Wishlist Wednesday is a meme hosted by Pen to Paper where you post a book that's on your wishlist and that you can't wait to get off there and onto your bookshelf.
Long Lankin by Lindsey Barraclough
Publisher: Bodley Head
Release Date: January 6, 2011
Beware of Long Lankin, that lives in the moss. . . .When Cora and her younger sister, Mimi, are sent to stay with their elderly aunt in the isolated village of Byers Guerdon, they receive a less than warm welcome. Auntie Ida is eccentric and rigid, and the girls are desperate to go back to London.
But what they don't know is that their aunt's life was devastated the last time two young sisters were at Guerdon Hall, and she is determined to protect her nieces from an evil that has lain hidden for years. Along with Roger and Peter, two village boys, Cora must uncover the horrifying truth that has held Bryers Guerdon in its dark grip for centuries -- before it's too late for little Mimi. Riveting and intensely atmospheric, this stunning debut will hold readers in its spell long after the last page is turned. (Goodreads)
Why I'm Wishing
This book sounds creepy. Me likey. I mean come on. Read this:
"Said my lord to my lady, as he mounted his horse,Beware of Long Lankin that lives in the moss.Said my lord to my lady, as he rode awayBeware of Long Lankin, that lives in the hay.Let the doors be all bolted and the windows all pinned,Except one little window,where Long Lankin crept in..."
I'm getting goosebumps just reading it. I love ghost stories (if this is a ghost story, I'm thinking not), mystery, and things that go bump in the night. So I'm hoping this will be a scary read. If not, I really just want a great story. This reminds me of The Woman In Black. Creepy read. One of those exceptions where the movie was better though. What is with me and wanting to be scared?
Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Breaking the Spine where you post a upcoming book that you're eagerly anticipating.
Defiance by C.J. Redwine
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Expected Publication Date: August 28, 2012
Within the walls of Baalboden, beneath the shadow of the city’s brutal leader, Rachel Adams has a secret. While other girls sew dresses, host dinner parties, and obey their male Protectors, Rachel knows how to survive in the wilderness and deftly wield a sword. When her father, Jared, fails to return from a courier mission and is declared dead, the Commander assigns Rachel a new Protector, her father’s apprentice, Logan—the same boy Rachel declared her love for two years ago, and the same boy who handed her heart right back to her. Left with nothing but fierce belief in her father’s survival, Rachel decides to escape and find him herself. But treason against the Commander carries a heavy price, and what awaits her in the Wasteland could destroy her.
At nineteen, Logan McEntire is many things. Orphan. Outcast. Inventor. As apprentice to the city’s top courier, Logan is focused on learning his trade so he can escape the tyranny of Baalboden. But his plan never included being responsible for his mentor’s impulsive daughter. Logan is determined to protect her, but when his escape plan goes wrong and Rachel pays the price, he realizes he has more at stake than disappointing Jared.
As Rachel and Logan battle their way through the Wasteland, stalked by a monster that can’t be killed and an army of assassins out for blood, they discover romance, heartbreak, and a truth that will incite a war decades in the making. (Goodreads)
Why I'm Waiting
I've already mentioned this book before. I am so excited for Defiance! I can't even completely understand why. I love the cover and I just have a feeling I will love the book!