Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Wish List Wednesday (58)

Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes by Jonathan Auxier, August 1, 2011. Published by Amulet Books.

"Now, for those of you who know anything about blind children, you are aware that they make the very best thieves. As you can well imagine, blind children have incredible senses of smell, and they can tell what lies behind a locked door- be it fine cloth, gold, or peanut brittle- at fifty paces. Moreover, their fingers are so small and nimble that they can slip right through keyholes, and their ears so keen that they can hear the faint clicks and clacks of every moving part inside even the most complicated lock. Of course, the age of great thievery has long since passed;today there are few child-thieves left, blind or otherwise. At one time, however, the world was simply thick with them. This is the story of the greatest thief who ever lived. His name, as you've probably guessed, is Peter Nimble."
Why: I was lucky enough to get to read an ARC of Peter Nimble and absolutely loved. So much so that I NEED to get myself a finished copy.
You can see my raving review of it ->HERE.

Stepping on Roses 1 by Rinko Ueda, 2010. Published by Viz Media (Shojo Beat).
A rags-to-riches romance from the creator of Tail of the Moon! Poor Sumi Kitamura… Her irresponsible older brother Eisuke keeps bringing home orphans for her to take care of even though they can barely afford their own basic needs! Just when Sumi's financial problems become dire, wealthy Soichiro Ashida enters her life with a bizarre proposition--he'll provide her with the money she so desperately needs if she agrees to marry him. But can Sumi pull off fooling high society into thinking she's a proper lady? Moreover, is it worth it to give everything up for this sham of a marriage?
Why: When it comes to manga I just cannnot help but loving ones like Stepping on Roses, light, fluffy, nonsense. Basically what  I don't generally read when it comes to actual books, plus this one sounds like it has the potential to make me laugh. =) 

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