1 October 2011


On My Wishlist is a fun weekly event hosted by Book Chick City and runs every Saturday. It's where you can list all the books you desperately want but haven't actually bought yet. They can be old, new or forthcoming.

My two choices for this week are one yet to be released by a debut author and one that I've been waiting to read for ages now. 

Audition by Stasia Ward Kehoe
To be published 13th October 2011 by Viking

When high school junior Sara wins a coveted scholarship to study ballet, she must sacrifice everything for her new life as a professional dancer-in-training. Living in a strange city with a host family, she's deeply lonely-until she falls into the arms of Remington, a choreographer in his early twenties. At first, she loves being Rem's muse, but as she discovers a surprising passion for writing, she begins to question whether she's chosen the right path. Is Rem using her, or is it the other way around? And is dancing still her dream, or does she need something more? This debut novel in verse is as intense and romantic as it is eloquent.

I always wanted to be a ballet dancer when I was little and took it for about three years, but alas I never became a dancer! I'm really looking forward to read this one.

The Summer of Shambles (Ondine #1) by Ebony McKenna
Published April 2010 by Egmont Books

This is a brilliantly witty story with a furry tail ending. One girl. One boy. One spell to be broken. Ondine de Groot is a normal fifteen-year-old who lives with her family in the European country of Brugel. She has a pet ferret called Shambles. But Shambles is no ordinary ferret...He's Hamish McPhee, a boy cursed by a witch. A witch who happens to be related to Ondine. When Shambles turns back into Hamish temporarily, Ondine knows that she has to help him break the spell. He is the most gorgeous boy she has ever met and her one true love! He just can't remain a ferret forever. Can he?

I currently have the second book in this series sat waiting to be read, thanks to Sarah at Feeling Fictional. I was lucky enough to win the first book in a competition, but sadly it never completed its journey to my little flat in London. Alas, the problems of international mail! If anyone is willing to do a swap so I can get Ondine #1, please let me know!

What's on your wishlist this week?


Luisa at Chicklish said...

I hadn't heard of Audition before but I really want it now! Thanks for this.

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

Audition looks good and a mer book? Yep, I want to read it! :)