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Tris & Izzie
by Mette Ivie Harrison
From Goodreads:

A modern retelling of the German legend “Tristan and Isolde”, “Tris and Izzie”, is about a young witch named Izzie who is dating Mark King, the captain of the basketball team and thinks her life is going swimmingly well. Until– she makes a love potion for her best friend Brangane and then ends up taking it herself accidentally, and falling in love with Tristan, the new guy at school. Light, contemporary romantic fantasy for teens.

Expected publication: October 11th 2011 by EgmontUSA

I have always LOVED the story of Tristan and Isolde! I’m all over any remakes of classic tales…

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Quiver
by Holly Luhning
From Goodreads:
Published January 25th 2011 by HarperCollins Publishers LtdIn sixteenth-century Hungary, Countess Elizabeth Báthory tortured and killed over six hundred servant girls in order to bathe in their blood; she believed this brutal ritual would preserve her youth and beauty Danica, a young forensic psychologist, is drawn to Báthory’s legend. She has moved from Canada to England to work at Stowmoor, a Victorian insane asylum turned modern-day forensic hospital. One of her patients, the notorious Martin Foster, murdered a fourteen-year-old girl in homage to Báthory. He cultivates his criminal celebrity and Danica struggles to maintain a professional demeanor with the charismatic Foster as she begins to suspect that his activities may be linked to a cabal that idolizes Báthory.Danica’s life in London becomes increasingly complicated when Maria, a glamorous friend from Danica’s past, arrives to do archival work in the city. She claims to have discovered Báthory’s long-lost diaries and slowly reveals horrific passages to Danica. As Danica’s career and her relationship with her artist-boyfriend, Henry, begin to break down, Maria lures her into a complex social sphere. Unsure of who to trust, Danica’s professional and personal lives become dangerously entwined, and she must decide what she is willing to risk to satisfy her attraction to Báthory’s ominous legend.In sixteenth-century Hungary, Countess Elizabeth Báthory tortured and killed over six hundred servant girls in order to bathe in their blood; she believed this brutal ritual would preserve her youth and beauty Danica, a young forensic psychologist, is drawn to Báthory’s legend. She has moved from Canada to England to work at Stowmoor, a Victorian insane asylum turned modern-day forensic hospital. One of her patients, the notorious Martin Foster, murdered a fourteen-year-old girl in homage to Báthory. He cultivates his criminal celebrity and Danica struggles to maintain a professional demeanor with the charismatic Foster as she begins to suspect that his activities may be linked to a cabal that idolizes Báthory.Danica’s life in London becomes increasingly complicated when Maria, a glamorous friend from Danica’s past, arrives to do archival work in the city. She claims to have discovered Báthory’s long-lost diaries and slowly reveals horrific passages to Danica. As Danica’s career and her relationship with her artist-boyfriend, Henry, begin to break down, Maria lures her into a complex social sphere. Unsure of who to trust, Danica’s professional and personal lives become dangerously entwined, and she must decide what she is willing to risk to satisfy her attraction to Báthory’s ominous legend.

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People called Countess Elizabeth Báthory: The Countess of Blood … This woman has always fascinated me in a morbid sort of way, and I can’t wait to read this book spun from her legend!

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Beastly 
by Alex Flinn
From Goodreads: 

I am a beast.
A beast!
Not quite wolf or bear, gorilla or dog but a horrible new creature who walks upright. I am a monster.
You think I’m talking fairy tales? No way. The place is New York City. The time is now. It’s no deformity, no disease. And I’ll, stay this way forever ruined unless I can break the spell.
Yes, the spell, the one the witch in my English class cast on me. Why did she turn me into a beast who hides by day and prowls by night? I’ll tell you. I’ll tell you how I used to be Kyle Kingsbury, the guy you wished you were, with money, perfect looks, and the perfect life. And then, I’ll tell you how I became perfectly…beastly.

Published October 1st 2007 by HarperTeen

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I told you! Adaptations are my thing, and I’m crazy in love Beauty and the Beast…  I can’t freaking wait!

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Anna Dressed in Blood (Anna Dressed in Blood #1) 
by Kendare Blake
From Goodreads:

Just your average boy-meets-girl, girl-kills-people story. . . Cas Lowood has inherited an unusual vocation: He kills the dead. So did his father before him, until his gruesome murder by a ghost he sought to kill. Now, armed with his father’s mysterious and deadly athame, Cas travels the country with his kitchen-witch mother and their spirit-sniffing cat. Together they follow legends and local lore, trying to keep up with the murderous dead—keeping pesky things like the future and friends at bay. When they arrive in a new town in search of a ghost the locals call Anna Dressed in Blood, Cas doesn’t expect anything outside of the ordinary: move, hunt, kill. What he finds instead is a girl entangled in curses and rage, a ghost like he’s never faced before. She still wears the dress she wore on the day of her brutal murder in 1958: once white, but now stained red and dripping blood. Since her death, Anna has killed any and every person who has dared to step into the deserted Victorian she used to call home. And she, for whatever reason, spares his life.

Expected publication: August 30th 2011 by Tor Teen

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All of choices seem especially dark this week… I admit I’m having complete cover lust for this book, and the story line really intrigues me!

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19 Responses to On My Wishlist

  1. Amy J says:

    Beastly was a good book! I just read and reviewed it a few weeks ago. I can't wait to see the movie!

  2. Lori says:

    These all sound good! Thanks for stopping by my blog today. Have a great weekend!Lori @ Romancing the Darkside

  3. I'm going to read Beastly because I want to see the movie. I cannot watch movies before reading the book. Wait…well maybe I can because I did that will Twilight. Anyway…I'm going to read Beastly soon :)

  4. Missie says:

    Oh wow Ashley. Quiver is an awesome find! Thanks for putting it on my radar. I can't wait to get it in my hands.

  5. Tris and Izzie is definitely on my wish list too. I love the cover! Thanks for sharing Quiver. It sounds like a good read.

  6. April says:

    Anna Dressed in Blood has been on my wishlist for ages and I cna't wait for it to come out! And thanks for sharing the other three just added them to my wishlist!THanks for checking out my blog and for following me! I'm your newest follower! :)http://bookgeekcentral.blogspot.com/

  7. csilibrarian says:

    Very cool picks. I'm also excited about Tris and Izzie and Anna Dressed in Blood. :)

  8. thebookwurrm says:

    I am waiting for the other three too but I gotta tell you, Beastly? So not my thing. But Anna seems like it's going to be stunning.

  9. These all look really good—I've never heard of Quiver, but the description definitely has me intrigued!

  10. Jan von Harz says:

    I loved Beastly and am now using it as part of a fairy tale unit with my 8th graders. Quiver definitely got my attention as it sound fascinating.

  11. Majanka says:

    I would love to get my hands on Anna Dressed in Blood – I'll be soooo dissapointed if it isn't the next best thing, because I've been waiting for it for so long! Beastly is on my wishlist as well, and the cover of Quiver looks great. Great choices!Take a look at my WoW.

  12. Crystal says:

    I want to read Tris and Izzie so bad. The cover is beautiful! and I also love modern retellings. I've never heard of Anna Dressed in Blood but it sounds really good. Thanks for sharing!Crystal @ Elegantly Bound Books

  13. I am super excited about reading Anna now! That looks sooooo good! That cover is perfect!I can't read Beastly as I heard the movie is better than the book and I saw the movie… Let's just say, I want to see the movie again because I laughed so hard! The acting was pretty good though…-Shannan

  14. Honey says:

    I never heard of the story of Tristan and Isolde before but it's definitely come to my attention this week. Great picks!New follower :) Here's my WoW!

  15. Ah, these all look enticing…especially Tris & Izzie.Thanks for sharing….Here's MY WOW POST

  16. They all sound like good choices, stop and see mine.

  17. Lea says:

    Quiver sounds sooooo good! I am definitely reading this one! Thanks for sharing :)

  18. All of your books are also on my radar. We can sit down and be dark together!Right now I am waiting on Chronicles of Nick: Invincible. Not so much the book but the time to read it. In my mind I was telling myself to hurry up and finish the book I am currently reading. I had to yell at myself because the book that is being read deserves my attention as well. Please do stop by for a crumpet, find out about a new MeMe & to check out my newest giveaway :)Mad ScientistSteampunkery & Book Reviews Forbidden Steam  Adult- even the Mad Scientist gets naughty!

  19. Marla says:

    You have some great picks here! I hadn't heard about some of these but will definitely be adding them to my Goodreads TBR list.Marla @ Starting the Next Chapter

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