On My Wishlist #32

WishlistOn My Wishlist is a fun weekly event hosted by Book Chick City and runs every Saturday. It’s where participants list books they want but haven’t actually bought yet. They can be old, new or forthcoming.

This week, I’m pining for…

The Chaos by Nalo Hopkinson  The Chaos by Nalo Hopkinson (Margaret K. McElderry: April 2012) –  I love that this book utilizes Caribbean folklore and I like how Lovecraftian the premise is.

Summary: Sixteen-year-old Scotch struggles to fit in—at home she’s the perfect daughter, at school she’s provocatively sassy, and thanks to her mixed heritage, she doesn’t feel she belongs with the Caribbeans, whites, or blacks. And even more troubling, lately her skin is becoming covered in a sticky black substance that can’t be removed. While trying to cope with this creepiness, she goes out with her brother—and he disappears. A mysterious bubble of light just swallows him up, and Scotch has no idea how to find him. Soon, the Chaos that has claimed her brother affects the city at large, until it seems like everyone is turning into crazy creatures. Scotch needs to get to the bottom of this supernatural situation ASAP before the Chaos consumes everything she’s ever known—and she knows that the black shadowy entity that’s begun trailing her every move is probably not going to help.

Partials by Dan Wells  Partials by Dan Wells (HarperCollins: February 2012) – I really enjoyed Wells’ I Am Not a Serial Killer and I can’t wait to get a hold of this book.

Summary: The human race is all but extinct after a war with Partials—engineered organic beings identical to humans—has decimated the population. Reduced to tens of thousands by RM, a weaponized virus to which only a fraction of humanity is immune, the survivors in North America have huddled together on Long Island while the Partials have mysteriously retreated. The threat of the Partials is still imminent, but worse, no baby has been born immune to RM in more than a decade. Our time is running out.

Kira, a sixteen-year-old medic in training, is on the front lines of this battle, seeing RM ravage the community while mandatory pregnancy laws threaten to launch what’s left of humanity into civil war, and she’s not content to stand by and watch. But as she makes a desperate decision to save the last of her race, she will discover that the survival of humans and Partials alike rests in her attempts to uncover the connections between them—connections that humanity has forgotten, or perhaps never even knew were there.

What’s On Your Wishlist this week?

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About April

I'm a librarian, reader, and writer whose main goal in life is to be able to swim in books the way Scrooge McDuck swims in money. Although my reading choices will always be wildly eclectic and I never plan on leaving any genre unexplored, my favorite reads tend to be Fantasy, Young Adult, Science Fiction, Gay Romance, or Historical Fiction. You can e-mail me at inspector[dot]librarian[at]gmail[dot]com.
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5 Responses to On My Wishlist #32

  1. Partials looks like it will be a good one 🙂 I am really into the whole dystopian thing lately and I’ve heard really good things about Dan Wells.

  2. Pussreboots says:

    The Chaos must go on my wishlist! My wishlist post is short and sweet this week. I’m swamped with the needs of a tiny stray kitten that I’ve adopted. Come see what I’m wishing for.

  3. Oh, now these sound really good! Both are new books to me, but sounds really good. 🙂 Thank you!

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