Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Wish List Wednesday (49)

The Throne of Fire (The Kane Chronicles, 2) by Rick Riordan, 2011. Published by Hyperion Books for Children.
Ever since the gods of Ancient Egypt were unleashed in the modern world, Carter Kane and his sister Sadie have been in trouble. As descendants of the House of Life, the Kanes have some powers at their command, but the devious gods haven't given them much time to master their skills at Brooklyn House, which has become a training ground for young magicians.

And now their most threatening enemy yet - the chaos snake Apophis - is rising. If they don't prevent him from breaking free in a few days' time, the world will come to an end. In other words, it's a typical week for the Kane family.
Why: Because I really enjoyed The Red Pyramid and I'm looking forward to reading more about the adventures of Carter and Sadie. It also doesn't hurt that Rick Riordan's writing has always been highly enjoyable.

High School Debut, 1 by Kazune Kawahara, 2008. Published by Viz Media.

When Haruna Nagashima was in junior high her life consisted of playing softball and reading comics. But now that she's going to high school, Haruna decides to put all of her energy towards getting a boyfriend and having the high school romance of a lifetime. To help in her quest, she enlists cute upperclassman Yo Komiyama to coach her as she eschews her jock tendencies and turns herself into the kind of girl who can catch a guy. Yo agrees, with one catch: Haruna had better not fall for him!
Why: Do I really need a reason for wanting this, okay, it sounds like a barrel of laughs (and who doesn't want that). Besides, I could always use more manga to read.

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