Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Wish List Wednesday (69)

The Girl of Fire and Thorns (Fire and Thorns, 1) by Rae Carson, 2011. Published by Greenwillow Books.
Once a century, one person is chosen for greatness.

Elisa is the chosen one.

But she is also the younger of two princesses, the one who has never done anything remarkable. She can’t see how she ever will.

Now, on her sixteenth birthday, she has become the secret wife of a handsome and worldly king—a king whose country is in turmoil. A king who needs the chosen one, not a failure of a princess.

And he’s not the only one who needs her. Savage enemies seething with dark magic are hunting her. A daring, determined revolutionary thinks she could be his people’s savior. And he looks at her in a way that no man has ever looked at her before. Soon it is not just her life, but her very heart that is at stake.

Elisa could be everything to those who need her most. If the prophecy is fulfilled. If she finds the power deep within herself. If she doesn’t die young.

Most of the chosen do.
Why: The synopsis for The Girl of Fire and Thorns kinda reminds me of a few of my favorite fantasy books, so that's what caught my attention. Plus it just sounds like an interesting read.

Love Attack 1 by Shizuru Seino, 2007. Published by Tokyopop.
Chiemi Yusa's high-school record is far from perfect. She's already been suspended twice for fighting, and she's not even half-way through her first year! In danger of getting expelled for starting yet another brawl, her teacher approaches her with an unexpected offer: get her classmate Akifumi "Deranged Devil" Hirata, the nastiest fighter in the whole school, to clean up his act, and her record will officially be cleared. Reluctantly she accepts, and immediately goes on the attack. But as she's waiting for him to retaliate, she discovers that he has more in store for her than just a fight! From the creator of Girl Got Game and Heaven!! comes a rollicking brawl of a good time as the roughest guy and girl in school get themselves into trouble--and find themselves in love.
Why: Because Love Attack sounds like an incredibly funny read, trouble, love and the school's two roughest students. That just sounds like it will leave one in stitches.

1 comment:

  1. I just took out The Girl of Fire and Thorns out from my library!

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