Friday, June 3, 2011

Blast from the Past: Books still on my TBR Shelf (1)

I have decided to start featuring books from the past that I still haven’t read and really want to read. I think that sometimes there are so many new books that come out that we forget about the slightly older ones we still haven’t read. I know, for me, so many books will come out in a month and I only get a chance to read a few of them. The others get pushed further and further down my TBR shelf. So, I have decided to feature a month from the past every once in awhile and ask you guys for your input on which one should be bumped up on the TBR list! We’ll see how this goes. 
Today I am here to talk about books from January 2010! (I’m picking months at complete random here--no rhyme or reason to which month gets featured when).
Wish (Wish (Quality))
January 1, 2010: Wish by Alexandra Bullen
From GoodreadsFor broken-hearted Olivia Larsen, nothing can change the fact that her twin sister, Violet, is gone... until a mysterious, beautiful gown arrives on her doorstep. The dress doesn't just look magical; it is magical. It has the power to grant her one wish, and the only thing Olivia wants is her sister back.
With Violet again by her side, both girls get a second chance at life. And as the sisters soon discover, they have two more dresses-and two more wishes left. But magic can't solve everything, and Olivia is forced to confront her ghosts to learn how to laugh, love, and live again.
In a breathtaking debut from Alexandra Bullen, WISH asks the question: If you could have anything, what would you wish for?

The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series #1) by Rick Riordan
January 5, 2010 (Paperback): The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #1) by Rick Riordan
From GoodreadsPercy Jackson is about to be kicked out of boarding school...again. And that's the least of his troubles. Lately, mythological monsters and the gods of Mount Olympus seem to be walking straight out of the pages of Percy's Greek mythology textbook and into his life. And worse, he's angered a few of them. Zeus's master lightning bolt has been stolen, and Percy is the prime suspect. 

Now Percy and his friends have just ten days to find and return Zeus's stolen property and bring peace to a warring Mount Olympus. But to succeed on his quest, Percy will have to do more than catch the true thief: he must come to terms with the father who abandoned him; solve the riddle of the Oracle, which warns him of betrayal by a friend; and unravel a treachery more powerful than the gods themselves.

Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side
January 18, 2010: Jessica’s Guide to Dating on the Dark Side by Beth Fantaskey
From GoodreadsThe undead can really screw up your senior year ... 

Marrying a vampire definitely doesn’t fit into Jessica Packwood’s senior year “get-a-life” plan. But then a bizarre (and incredibly hot) new exchange student named Lucius Vladescu shows up, claiming that Jessica is a Romanian vampire princess by birth—and he’s her long-lost fiancĂ©. Armed with newfound confidence and a copy of Growing Up Undead: A Teen Vampire’s Guide to Dating, Health, and Emotions, Jessica makes a dramatic transition from average American teenager to glam European vampire princess. But when a devious cheerleader sets her sights on Lucius, Jess finds herself fighting to win back her wayward prince, stop a global vampire war—and save Lucius’s soul from eternal destruction.

January 26, 2010: Incarceron by Catherine Fisher
From GoodreadsIncarceron -- a futuristic prison, sealed from view, where the descendants of the original prisoners live in a dark world torn by rivalry and savagery. It is a terrifying mix of high technology -- a living building which pervades the novel as an ever-watchful, ever-vengeful character, and a typical medieval torture chamber -- chains, great halls, dungeons. A young prisoner, Finn, has haunting visions of an earlier life, and cannot believe he was born here and has always been here. In the outer world, Claudia, daughter of the Warden of Incarceron, is trapped in her own form of prison -- a futuristic world constructed beautifully to look like a past era, an imminent marriage she dreads. She knows nothing of Incarceron, except that it exists. But there comes a moment when Finn, inside Incarceron, and Claudia, outside, simultaneously find a device -- a crystal key, through which they can talk to each other. And so the plan for Finn's escape is born ...

Which one of these should I tackle first? I actually own all of these except for Incarceron, but I’m sure that’s an easy find at the library. Do you have a favorite?


  1. Jessica was ok. high teenage fantasy with achoes of Bella and Edward.

  2. @Steph from

    Hm. Perhaps I'll leave Jessica's Guide for a little bit longer then. I'm eyeing up Mr. Percy Jackson over there....


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