Today I’ve got 4 books/series to show you guys. Some of these I just recently added to my own wishlist, some are on there for quite some time now. I came across an YA urban fantasy series which looks amazing, a YA contemporary I’m very excited about! A new adult series which has been on my wishlist for quite some time now and a new adult contemporary novel.. Curious to see which books/series I’m talking about? Read on..
THE CALLING by Louise G. White (#1 Gateway)
An Urban fantasy involving demon’s, a kick-ass heroin and magic.. YES PLEASE! Scoring a solid 4.03 with 255 ratings on Goodreads this looks like an intriguing read.
“How odd that she could take comfort in a demon whilst trying to retain her grip on humanity.”
I’ve come across some awesome quotes and I really hope to add this first book in the series to my collection this year!
On the run and hiding from ‘the suits’, Carolyn’s life is far from straightforward. After her mother and brother go missing in a most extraordinary way, (through a hole to another world which appears in the kitchen wall!), she is determined to track them down and bring them home. But life is never that easy! Rescued and protected by a group of unusual and like minded ‘people’, Carolyn hones her magic and fighting skills. Whilst answering a ‘call’ to retrieve a human from another world she’s faced with a quick decision and ends up bringing a demon back with her. Little did she know what effect this demon would have on her. As each day passes her strengths grow and her magic develops to assist her in her quest to track down her family, but there are decisions to make that will affect the rest of her life.
ADORKABLE by Cookie O’Gorman
I came across this YA contemporary novel by accident and when I read the synopsis I got really excited. Then I saw my friend Isabelle from Belle’s Book Adventures gave it a 5 star rating and absolutely loved it, which made want to buy/read this book for sure! I already love the title alone, so cute haha.
Adorkable (ah-dor-kuh-bul): Descriptive term meaning to be equal parts dorky and adorable. For reference, see Sally Spitz.
Seventeen-year-old Sally Spitz is done with dating. Or at least, she’s done with the horrible blind dates/hookups/sneak attacks her matchmaking bestie, Hooker, sets her up on. There’s only so much one geek girl and Gryffindor supporter can take.
Her solution: she needs a fake boyfriend. And fast.
Enter Becks, soccer phenom, all-around-hottie, and Sally’s best friend practically since birth. When Sally asks Becks to be her F.B.F. (fake boyfriend), Becks is only too happy to be used. He’d do anything for Sal–even if that means giving her PDA lessons in his bedroom, saying she’s “more than pretty,” and expertly kissing her at parties.
The problem: Sally’s been in love with Becks all her life–and he’s completely clueless.
This book features two best friends, one special edition Yoda snuggie, countless beneath-the-ear kisses and begs the question:
Who wants a real boyfriend when faking it is so much more fun?
A POUND OF FLESH trilogy by Sophie Jackson
I’ve often seen these books online but still haven’t gotten around to buy/read them. Sophie’s books are also partly translated to Dutch and the Dutch publisher is bringing Sophie to the Netherlands later this year for a meet & greet/signing with the fans! So I desperately want to buy and read the books before then so when I go meet her, I’ve read some of the books already. I’ve heard a lot of good things about these books, so I’m very excited!!
range Is the New Black meets Jennifer Probst’s New York Timesbestselling Marriage to a Billionaire trilogy, featuring a strong-minded prison tutor who discovers that her sexy bad-boy student is far more than he appears to be.
Haunted by nightmares of her father’s street murder fifteen years ago, Kat Lane decides to face her fears and uphold his legacy of helping others by teaching inmates at a New York prison. There she meets arrogant Wesley Carter, who’s as handsome as he is dangerous, as mysterious as he is quick-witted, and with a reputation that ensures people will keep their distance.
As teacher and student, Kat and Carter are forced to leave their animosities at the door and learn that one should never judge a book by its cover. As Carter’s barriers begin to crumble, Kat realizes there’s much more to her angry student than she thought, leaving them to face a new, perilous obstacle: their undeniable attraction to one another.
WAIT FOR IT by Mariana Zapata
This contemporary romance sounds like a movie I’ve seen, which I absolutely loved; Life as we know it. A girl whose world gets turned upside down and in one blink of an eye she’s forced to be a grown up, caring for 2 little kids a dog and so on and I really like this kind of story-line. I’m curious to see how the bonds between these characters/relatives is written and how a possible romance is written in this story as well. I’ve heard some great things about this author so I’m really excited to add this book to the collection somewhere in the nearby future.
If anyone ever said being an adult was easy, they hadn’t been one long enough.
Diana Casillas can admit it: she doesn’t know what the hell she’s doing half the time. How she’s made it through the last two years of her life without killing anyone is nothing short of a miracle. Being a grown-up wasn’t supposed to be so hard.
With a new house, two little boys she inherited the most painful possible way, a giant dog, a job she usually loves, more than enough family, and friends, she has almost everything she could ever ask for.
Except for a boyfriend.
Or a husband.
But who needs either one of those?
So first things first; is there something you’ve read from the list above? Let me know! I’d love to hear reading experiences of books from my wishlist. And I’m curious to know if you’ve added some of these books to your own wishlist as well?
I always like writing these wishlist Wednesday articles and I’m already working on the next week’s edition, whoopwhoop!