Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Wishlist Wednesday #207

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!

by Mercedes Lackey

They came after the Diseray. Some were terrors ripped from our collective imaginations, remnants of every mythology across the world. And some were like nothing anyone had ever dreamed up, even in their worst nightmares.


Long ago, the barriers between our world and the Otherworld were ripped open, and it’s taken centuries to bring back civilization in the wake of the catastrophe. Now, the luckiest Cits live in enclosed communities, behind walls that keep them safe from the hideous creatures fighting to break through. Others are not so lucky.

To Joyeaux Charmand, who has been a Hunter in her tight-knit mountain community since she was a child, every Cit without magic deserves her protection from dangerous Othersiders. Then she is called to Apex City, where the best Hunters are kept to protect the most important people.

Joy soon realizes that the city’s powerful leaders care more about luring Cits into a false sense of security than protecting them. More and more monsters are getting through the barriers, and the close calls are becoming too frequent to ignore. Yet the Cits have no sense of how much danger they’re in—to them, Joy and her corps of fellow Hunters are just action stars they watch on TV.

When an act of sabotage against Joy takes an unbearable toll, she uncovers a terrifying conspiracy in the city. There is something much worse than the usual monsters infiltrating Apex. And it may be too late to stop them…
A friend of mine pointed this book out to me when we were out shopping in Forbidden Planet and I was so jealous when she decided that she wanted a hardback copy (she'd already read the book as a review eBook) – I had badly wanted to read it after she'd been talking about it. Of course, it went straight on the Christmas list for my family, so I'm hoping it's one of the books they choose from the list.
With monsters straight from the horror pages of mythology, and a corrupt government striking fear instead of giving the protection their people need, this book promises to be full of plenty of conflict and danger. The world-building sounds amazing (my friend assures me it is), which is very important to me in a fantasy like this – I have to believe in the world they live in.
I have very high hopes for this book, even though the reviews are very mixed on Goodreads. I'm still looking forward to giving it a read and adding my review into the mix.

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 :) 


Tangled N Books said...

I'm not sure that this is a book for me, but I hope you'll love it. Thanks for sharing, and happy Wednesday! :)

Elizabeth Mathis said...

This book has been on my wishlist for what seems like AGES now! I can't wait to see what you think of it, when you finally get your hands on a copy! :D

Shaunesay Eslanai said...

Oh nice! Mercedes Lackey is a long time favorite of mine, I need to catch up on her!

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