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Books to add to the wishlist

May 20th, 2009 by Debbie's World of Books

The list never seems to end of books I would like to read.  Sadly this bunch are all books that are not released yet so not likely to be able to get them for awhile.

I found on The Story Siren‘s blog:


Secret Society by Tom Dolby


Secrets, secrets are no fun.

Secrets, secrets hurt someone…

An eccentric new girl. A brooding socialite. The scion of one of New York’s wealthiest families. A promising filmmaker. As students at the exclusive Chadwick School, Phoebe, Lauren, Nick, and Patch already live in a world most teenagers only dream about.

They didn’t ask to be Society members. But when three of them receive a mysterious text message promising success and fame beyond belief, they say yes to everything. Even to the harrowing initiation ceremony in a gritty warehouse downtown, and to the ankh-shaped tattoo they’re forced to get on the nape of their necks.

Once they’re part of the Society, things begin falling into place for them. Week after week, their ambitions are fulfilled. It’s all perfect—until a body is found in Central Park with no distinguishing marks except for an ankh-shaped tattoo.

Tom Dolby makes his teen fiction debut with this riveting novel about a dangerous Society so secret that once you get in, you can never get out.


Another Faust by Daniel and Dina Nayeri

Description: One night, in cities all across Europe, five children vanish – only to appear, years later, at an exclusive New York party with a strange and

elegant governess. Rumor and mystery follow the Faust teenagers to the city’s most prestigious high school, where they soar to suspicious heights with the help of their benefactor’s extraordinary “gifts.”

But as the students claw their way up – reading minds, erasing scenes, stopping time, stealing power, seducing with artificial beauty – the side-effects of their own addictions. And as they make further deals with the devil, they uncover secrets more shocking than their most

unforgivable sins.

And I found on Harper Teen’s website:


Immortal by Gillian Shields

Description: Wyldcliffe Abbey School for Young Ladies, housed in a Gothic mansion on the bleak northern moors, is elite, expensive, and unwelcoming. When Evie Johnson is torn away from her home by the sea to become the newest scholarship student, she is more isolated than she could have dreamed. Strict teachers, snobbish students, and the oppressive atmosphere of Wyldcliffe leave Evie drowning in loneliness.

Evie’s only lifeline is Sebastian, a rebellious, mocking, dangerously attractive young man she meets by chance. As Evie’s feelings for Sebastian grow with each secret meeting, she starts to fear that he is hiding something about his past. And she is haunted by glimpses of a strange, ghostly girl—a girl who is so eerily like Evie, she could be a sister. Evie is slowly drawn into a tangled web of past and present that she cannot control. And as the extraordinary, elemental forces of Wyldcliffe rise up like the mighty sea, Evie is faced with an astounding truth about Sebastian, and her own incredible fate.


Touch by Francine Prose

Description: Something happened to fourteen-year-old Maisie Willard—something involving her three friends, all boys. But their stories don’t match, and the rumors spin out of control. Then other people get involved . . . the school, the parents, the lawyers. The incident at the back of the bus becomes the center of Maisie’s life and the talk of the school, and, horribly, it becomes news. With just a few words and a touch, the kids and their community are changed forever.

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3 Responses

  1. J William Turner

    If you would like to review a young adult fiction novel by an Australian author, then Dangerous Days – The Autobiography of a photojournailst is worth a look. At 448 pages, it’s not a short one, but written with action and adventure, and set in Australia and England.

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  2. Kailana

    I think the world would be a sad place if I ran out of things I wanted to read! So, I try not to complain too much about my out-of-control book habits! lol

  3. dsuzuki

    Thanks J William Turner. I’ll check it out.

    Kailana-that is so true. I was going through a dry spell of bad books so I’m glad almost everything I’ve read lately has been really good and there are still piles of books I want to pick up.

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