March 30, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday: Wish Me Dead and Someone Else's Life

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine and features books that we just can't wait to get our hands on!

This week's picks:

Wish Me Dead by Helen Grant

Goodreads' description:

"The funny thing is I never even meant the first one.

Now I bitterly regret visiting the cursed witch's house, deep in the middle of the forest. It's where I made my wishes.

I wished Klara Klein dead.
It came true.

I wished for the most gorgeous boy in town to finally notice me.
It came true.

I wished to be rid of the poisonous busybody who destroyed my family.
It came true.

I didn't mean for this to happen. Not me, Steffi Nett, the shy one who never says anything. But as the body count increases with every wish I make . . .

Who else could it be?"

Love the premise of this one – stories about wishes can be so entertaining! Although this one sounds like it has quite a dark angle to it... (And is it just me, or does the girl's face on the cover look totally creepy?)

Someone Else's Life by Katie Dale

From the author's blog:

"When seventeen-year-old Rosie’s mother, Trudie, dies from Huntington’s Disease, her pain is intensified by the knowledge that she has a fifty-per-cent chance of inheriting the crippling disease herself.

Only when she tells her mum’s best friend, ‘Aunt Sarah’ that she is going to test for the disease does Sarah, a midwife, reveal that Trudie was not her real mother after all – that she was swapped at birth for a baby destined to die…

Devastated, Rosie decides to trace her real mother, hitching along on her ex-boyfriend’s GAP year to follow her to Los Angeles.

But all does not go to plan, and as Rosie discovers yet more of her family's deeply-buried secrets and lies, she is left with an agonising decision of her own - one which will be the most heart-breaking and far-reaching of all... "

Woah. Seems like there will be lots of secrets revealed here! Why was that first baby destined to die - because it had inherited the disease? *Did* it die? And what is this decision Rosie has to make? This one sounds like it's going to be emotionally intense. Also, love the simplicity of the cover (although the disembodied head is a little unsettling...)

What books are you waiting on?


  1. Wow. Someone else's life def does sound like it's got a lot of secrets.
    Hope you get it soon.

    Brandi from Blkosiner’s Book Blog

  2. They both sound great! Thanks for stopping by. :)

  3. Ooooh Someone Else's Life sounds good. I am off to put it on my wishlist.

  4. Wish Me Dead sounds chilling, but really interesting. Not too fond of the cover, but I really want to read it now! Thanks for sharing :).

  5. Both of these novels sound incredible! I've added the first one to my wishlist. Thanks for sharing them!

    My WoW

  6. I hope that when you get them, they will be everything you hope both of them to be. Wanna see what I am Waiting on Wednesday for? Check it out.

  7. Wish Me Dead looks like a lot of fun!

  8. I haven't heard of either of these novels until now but they both sound really interesting... Great picks Danya!! :)

  9. Ooh two really great sounding books! I love the premise of both of them. Great picks!

  10. hi danya! thanks for stopping by our blog. both books look interesting, i haven't heard of them before your blog. great picks :)


  11. Hey, Mysteries are my all time favourites. I am sure I'll enjoy this book.

  12. that's one exciting blurb. bring it on!

  13. I'm really looking forward to Wish Me Dead as well! I got another book by Helen Grant this week: The Glass Demon.
    As for your question: that's actually a tough one, because I've loved pretty much all her books. But 'Staying at Daisy's' gets brownie points because I like to read about a Daisy who's not a total ditz/bitch/weird person for once. More recent ones I really enjoyed are 'Take a Chance on Me', 'Rumour Has It' and 'An Offer You Can't Refuse'. I've yet to read her latest, I'm waiting for it to be released in paperback ;)

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