| WISHLIST WEDNESDAY | #39

Can’t believe another week passed by already, time’s flying! In last weeks Wishlist Wednesday I showed you guys a couple of sequels I desperately want to add to the collection and today I got a new list for you. In need for some new books to add to your tbr as well? Or just curious to see what kind of books are on my personal wishlists? Read on.. 

Zeroboxer by Fonda Lee

The synopsis of this book just looked so amazing and I love the cover as well!
A sci-fi setting with sport/combat elements and romance.
I am sooo excited to read this book!
I’ve read some review of the book on Goodreads
– especially the 4/5 star reviews –
and they made me even more enthusiastic.

ZeroboxerA Sci-Fi Thrill Ride Set in the Action-Packed Sports Arena of the Future 

A rising star in the weightless combat sport of zeroboxing, Carr “the Raptor” Luka dreams of winning the championship title. Recognizing his talent, the Zero Gravity Fighting Association assigns Risha, an ambitious and beautiful Martian colonist, to be his brandhelm––a personal marketing strategist. It isn’t long before she’s made Carr into a popular celebrity and stolen his heart along the way.

As his fame grows, Carr becomes an inspirational hero on Earth, a once-great planet that’s fallen into the shadow of its more prosperous colonies. But when Carr discovers a far-reaching criminal scheme, he becomes the keeper of a devastating secret. Not only will his choices place everything he cares about in jeopardy, but they may also spill the violence from the sports arena into the solar system.

I see London, I see France by Sarah Mlynowski (#1 I see London, I see France)

A friend of mine, Annabel, was talking about this book earlier today and
after reading the synopsis I was hooked and added it to my wishlist.
This really sounds like an awesome YA contemporary with some really great settings.
Travel elements, friendship elements, romance elements and humor.
Yep, I’m intrigued already and want to read it!!

I See London, I See France (I See London, I See France, #1)I see London, I see France
I see Sydney’s underpants.
 

Nineteen-year-old Sydney has the perfect summer mapped out. She’s spending the next four and half weeks traveling through Europe with her childhood best friend, Leela. Their plans include Eiffel-Tower selfies, eating cocco gelato, and making out with très hot strangers. Her plans do not include Leela’s cheating ex-boyfriend showing up on the flight to London, falling for the cheating ex-boyfriend’s très hot friend, monitoring her mother’s spiraling mental health via texts, or feeling like the rope in a friendship tug-of-war. 

In this hilarious and unforgettable adventure, New York Timesbestselling author Sarah Mlynowski tells the story of a girl learning to navigate secret romances, thorny relationships, and the London Tube. As Sydney zigzags through Amsterdam, Switzerland, Italy, and France, she must learn when to hold on, when to keep moving, and when to jump into the Riviera… wearing only her polka dot underpants.

Starflight by Melissa Landers (#1 Starflight)

Ever since reading Illuminae I kind of developed an addiction for YA sci-fi books.
I’ve got the first two books of the alienated trilogy by this author and
her Starflight series sounds really good as well.
When reading the synopsis it feels like a kind of book that ‘Shadow Run by Adrienne Strickland’ is
and I absolutely loved that book so I can’t wait to find out if Starflight will blow me off my seat as well,
if I ever come around to reading it, lol.  And I’m in luvvv with that cover, damn!

Starflight (Starflight, #1)Life in the outer realm is a lawless, dirty, hard existence, and Solara Brooks is hungry for it. Just out of the orphanage, she needs a fresh start in a place where nobody cares about the engine grease beneath her fingernails or the felony tattoos across her knuckles. She’s so desperate to reach the realm that she’s willing to indenture herself to Doran Spaulding, the rich and popular quarterback who made her life miserable all through high school, in exchange for passage aboard the spaceliner Zenith.

When a twist of fate lands them instead on the Banshee, a vessel of dubious repute, Doran learns he’s been framed on Earth for conspiracy. As he pursues a set of mysterious coordinates rumored to hold the key to clearing his name, he and Solara must get past their enmity to work together and evade those out for their arrest. Life on the Banshee may be tumultuous, but as Solara and Doran are forced to question everything they once believed about their world—and each other—the ship becomes home, and the eccentric crew family. But what Solara and Doran discover on the mysterious Planet X has the power to not only alter their lives, but the existence of everyone in the universe…

Death at Seaworld: Shamu and the Dark Side of Killer Whales in Captivity by David Kirby

Okay, So I’ve been a little obsessed with Killer Whales all of my life
and I love watching documentaries and reading up upon anything
that has got to do with these beautiful mammals.
And I really love reading non-fiction books from time to time when
it’s about things that really interest me, like Killer Whales.
I’ve recently added three books to my wishlist I haven’t read yet
and I’m very curious to see what this author wrote about Killer Whales in captivity.

Death at SeaWorld: Shamu and the Dark Side of Killer Whales in CaptivityFrom the New York Times bestselling author of Evidence of Harmand Animal Factory—a groundbreaking scientific thriller that exposes the dark side of SeaWorld, America’s most beloved marine mammal park.

Death at SeaWorld centers on the battle with the multimillion-dollar marine park industry over the controversial and even lethal ramifications of keeping killer whales in captivity. Following the story of marine biologist and animal advocate at the Humane Society of the US, Naomi Rose, Kirby tells the gripping story of the two-decade fight against PR-savvy SeaWorld, which came to a head with the tragic death of trainer Dawn Brancheau in 2010. Kirby puts that horrific animal-on-human attack in context. Brancheau’s death was the most publicized among several brutal attacks that have occurred at Sea World and other marine mammal theme parks.
 
Death at SeaWorld introduces real people taking part in this debate, from former trainers turned animal rights activists to the men and women that champion SeaWorld and the captivity of whales. In section two the orcas act out. And as the story progresses and orca attacks on trainers become increasingly violent, the warnings of Naomi Rose and other scientists fall on deaf ears, only to be realized with the death of Dawn Brancheau. Finally he covers the media backlash, the eyewitnesses who come forward to challenge SeaWorld’s glossy image, and the groundbreaking OSHA case that challenges the very idea of keeping killer whales in captivity and may spell the end of having trainers in the water with the ocean’s top predators.

I could keep on going because I’ve added a lot of new books to my wishlists recently but I have to keep you interested, right ;)? LOL.
More next week, I promise!

  • Which book(s) did you add to your wishlist recently? 

5 Comments

  1. Do you have a new lay-out? I really like it 🙂 I want to read I See London, I See France, it sounds as the perfect summer read 🙂
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      Yes, I changed it yesterday because I couldn’t leave well enough alone, lol. I just can’t keep being satisfied with a WordPress theme. I guess this makes #40 on the themes I’ve already tried since I started blogging? LOL. Normally I prefer more color but I really liked this black/white lay-out and being able to use two side-bars, so I guess I’ll be using this one from now on hihi.

      I’m so curious for I see London, I see France as well. Sounds like a perfect summer read indeed!
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  2. I see London, I see France sounds like a fun and adorable read, kinda of what I’m looking to read right now. I’m adding this to my TBR too. I have seen a bit of hype around it lately.
    I have already Starflight in my TBR but haven’t got around yet though sounds very interesting.

  3. Goh, ik heb een tijdje terug een verjaardagswenslijst gemaakt en daar stonden (uiteraard) heel wat boeken op. Nadien mocht ik opnieuw een lijstje samenstellen met tips voor wie mijn lootje kreeg tijdens Emmy’s Bookish Summer Swap. Natuurlijk mochten beide lijstjes elkaar niet overlappen (we willen natuurlijk niet tweemaal hetzelfde boek krijgen) dus moest ik eventjes goed nadenken over de titels. Dit zijn enkele van de titels die er op mijn lijstjes zijn beland: heel wat boeken van Nalini Singh maar ook Hunted, As old as Time, Heart’s Blood, Immortal (J.R.Ward), Taunting Destiny (Amelia Hutchins), Wintersong, Animal Magnetism (Jill Shalvis), …
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