Wednesday, January 27, 2010

On My WIshlist (6)

"On My Wishlist" is a weekly meme hosted by Book Chick City!  If you would like to participate in this weekly meme just click on the link above.  She has a "Mr.Linky" available so we can check out everyone's wishlists!  My wishlist is loaded with books that are upcoming releases.
Here are just a few:

The Dead Tossed Waves
Written by Carrie Ryan
Release Date: March 9, 2010
Published by Delacorte Books for Young Readers

The Dead-Tossed Waves

Summary from Goodreads:

"Gabry lives a quiet life. As safe a life as is possible in a town trapped between a forest and the ocean, in a world teeming with the dead, who constantly hunger for those still living. She’s content on her side of the Barrier, happy to let her friends dream of the Dark City up the coast while she watches from the top of her lighthouse. But there are threats the Barrier cannot hold back. Threats like the secrets Gabry’s mother thought she left behind when she escaped from the Sisterhood and the Forest of Hands and Teeth. Like the cult of religious zealots who worship the dead. Like the stranger from the forest who seems to know Gabry. And suddenly, everything is changing. One reckless moment, and half of Gabry’s generation is dead, the other half imprisoned. Now Gabry only knows one thing: she must face the forest of her mother’s past in order to save herself and the one she loves."

The Owl Keeper
Written by Christine Brodien-Jones
Release Date: April 13, 2010
Published by Delacorte BFYR
Owl Keeper
Summary from Goodreads:
"Maxwell Unger has always loved the night. He used to do brave things like go tramping through the forest with his gran after dark. He loved the stories she told him about the world before the Destruction—about nature, and books, and the silver owls. His favorite story, though, was about the Owl Keeper.

According to Max’s gran, in times of darkness the Owl Keeper would appear to unite owls and sages against the powers of the dark. Gran is gone now, and so are her stories of how the world used to be. Max is no longer brave. The forest is dangerous, the books Gran had saved have been destroyed, and the silver owls are extinct. At least that’s what the High Echelon says. But Max knows better.

Maxwell Unger has a secret. And when a mysterious girl comes to town, he might just have to start being brave again.

The time of the Owl Keeper, Gran would say, is coming soon."

I am looking forward to the release of both of these books!  They sound amazing!!


  1. Great choices! I look forward to them too. I didn't realize until recently that The Dead Tossed Waves wasn't really a sequel to The Forest of Hands and Teeth but more of a companion book. It doesn't have the same characters. I do want to know how they all made out in the first story but I am very interested in these new characters as well.

  2. Hi Jennifer,
    Thanks so much for putting my book "The Owl Keeper" on your Wishlist!!
    I hope you'll like it! (:
    Christine Brodien-Jones

    p.s. I used to be a public school pre-K teacher too!

  3. Oh, great picks! I'm interested in The Dead-Tossed Waves; Carrie Ryan can pretty much go anywhere with this one. As for The Owl Keeper, it definitely sounds interesting and I wonder where the plot will go... hm. Great picks! :)