Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Wishlist Wednesday #132

Wishlist Wednesday is a book blog hop where we will post about one book per week that has been on our wishlist for some time, or just added (it's entirely up to you), that we can't wait to get off the wishlist and onto our wonderful shelves.

So what do you need to do to join in?
  • Follow Pen to Paper as host of the meme.
  • Please consider adding the blog hop button to your blog somewhere, so others can find it easily and join in too! Help spread the word! The code will be at the bottom of the post under the linky.
  • Pick a book from your wishlist that you are dying to get to put on your shelves.
  • Do a post telling your readers about the book and why it's on your wishlist.
  • Add your blog to the linky at the bottom of this post.
  • Put a link back to pen to paper ( somewhere in your post, and a note saying that Pen to Paper is the host of the meme.
  • Visit the other blogs and enjoy!

Fire & Flood
by Victoria Scott

A modern day thrill ride, where a teen girl and her animal companion must participate in a breathtaking race to save her brother's life—and her own.

Tella's brother is dying. He's got cancer, and Tella is helpless to save him. Or so she thought. When an invitation arrives for Tella to compete in the Brimstone Bleed, a deadly competition that will lead her through treacherous jungle and scorching desert, she doesn't think twice. Because the prize is a cure to any illness. But Tella will be facing more than just the elements.

This sounds absolutely amazing. We had a copy of it in at work and I'm so gutted that I didn't buy it now (someone else pipped me to the post), but I will definitely be buying it as soon as it comes back into stock! I was discussing it briefly the other day with a member of the YA book club that I run, and he said it's like a darker version of The Hunger Games, and although I usually dislike comparisons to The Hunger Games (they're usually so inaccurate, aren't they?), I have a feeling that this time, he's right.
I'm not sure whether or not this is a good thing, especially after reading this review, but I always say to use reviews as a guideline, and if you still want to read them, then go ahead and make up your own mind about a book. I still want to see for myself whether or not I like the book, so fingers crossed I'll be able to get hold of it sometime soon.

What's on your wishlist this week? Let us know in the comments below, or link to your own Wishlist Wednesday post in the Linky :) 


Natalie @ Book Lovers Life said...

Fire & Flood is awesome!! I loved it. Great pick :)

Ula (Blog of Erised) said...

I got this book just recently and hope to read it soon. Looks and sounds really great so I hope you get it soon, too!

Enbrethiliel said...


I would actually really like to read something that could be described as another version of The Hunger Games. Not because I'm looking for the same story, but because I had some "irreconcilable differences" with THG and am curious if another book with a similar premise would have been more successful in hurdling them.

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