2 July 2013

Summer Reads - Wishlist #2

There's a giveaway going on! Go HERE to find out more. ^_^

This is a follow-up for my last Summer Reads Wishlist post, as after it was published I realised that there are a lot more books that are on my wishlist. What can I say? I guess I'm just wishing for a lot of books this summer....^_^

As always, synopsis' and covers from Goodreads and collage created on PicMonkey.

Top to bottom - Beauty Queens by Libba Bray, Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell, Cinder by Marissa Meyer, Divergent by Veronica Roth, How to Say Goodbye in Robot by Natalie Standiford, and Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins. 

The fifty contestants in the Miss Teen Dream pageant thought this was going to be a fun trip to the beach, where they could parade in their state-appropriate costumes and compete in front of the cameras. But sadly, their airplane had another idea, crashing on a desert island and leaving the survivors stranded with little food, little water, and practically no eyeliner. What's a beauty queen to do? Continue to practise for the talent portion of the program - or wrestle snakes to the ground? Get a perfect tan - or learn to run wild? And what should happen when the sexy pirates show up? Welcome to the heart of non-exfoliated darkness. Your tour guide? None other than Libba Bray, the hilarious, sensational, Printz Award-winning author of A Great and Terrible Beauty and Going Bovine. The result is a novel that will make you laugh, make you think, and make you never see beauty the same way again.
I love the concept behind this book; the plot sounds so original! It's been raved about by many a book blogger and I really can't wait to give a shot. :D

Set over the course of one school year in 1986, ELEANOR AND PARK is the story of two star-crossed misfits – smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try. When Eleanor meets Park, you’ll remember your own first love – and just how hard it pulled you under.
This book has been popping up everywhere recently and it seems like pretty much everyone loves it. It sounds super cute and I think I'm going to enjoy it. 

Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth’s fate hinges on one girl.  Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She’s a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai’s, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle, and a forbidden attraction. Caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal, she must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect her world’s future.
Cinderella but with cyborgs. Omg. O_O I NEED this book! 

In Beatrice Prior's dystopian Chicago world, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue--Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is--she can't have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself. During the highly competitive initiation that follows, Beatrice renames herself Tris and struggles alongside her fellow initiates to live out the choice they have made. Together they must undergo extreme physical tests of endurance and intense psychological simulations, some with devastating consequences. As initiation transforms them all, Tris must determine who her friends really are--and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes fascinating, sometimes exasperating boy fits into the life she's chosen. But Tris also has a secret, one she's kept hidden from everyone because she's been warned it can mean death. And as she discovers unrest and growing conflict that threaten to unravel her seemingly perfect society, she also learns that her secret might help her save those she loves . . . or it might destroy her.
You're probably in shock right now but that's right; I haven't read Divergent. Sorry! It sounds like something I'll really enjoy and literally everyone has read and loved this book so it's about time I read it. :P

New to town, Beatrice is expecting her new best friend to be one of the girls she meets on the first day. But instead, the alphabet conspires to seat her next to Jonah, aka Ghost Boy, a quiet loner who hasn't made a new friend since third grade. Something about him, though, gets to Bea, and soon they form an unexpected friendship. It's not romance, exactly - but it's definitely love. Still, Bea can't quite dispel Jonah's gloom and doom - and as she finds out his family history, she understands why. Can Bea help Jonah? Or is he destined to vanish?
This book sounds sweet but a little different compared to the standard teen romance novel. It's intriguing and although I haven't really heard that much about this one, I want to try it. 

Anna is looking forward to her senior year in Atlanta, where she has a great job, a loyal best friend, and a crush on the verge of becoming more. Which is why she is less than thrilled about being shipped off to boarding school in Paris--until she meets √Čtienne St. Clair. Smart, charming,beautiful, √Čtienne has it all...including a serious girlfriend.  But in the City of Light, wishes have a way of coming true. Will a year of romantic near-misses end with their long-awaited French kiss?
Anna and the French Kiss is probably the most talked about book on Youtube. It pops up everywhere and follows me around the internet but for some reason I've been putting off buying it. It sounds cute and romantic, and I've heard great things. About time I read it, I think. ^__^

Have you read any of these books? Tell me in the comments! 
Lots of love, Cat


  1. I know everyone's probably already told you this but Divergent is amazing! It's one of my favourite books and I'm sure you'll love it! Anna and the french kiss sounds really good - I might have to give it a read xox

  2. You will love Divergent! It's amazing! Each of the character's have such a dynamic and the world-building is great. Have you read The Hunger Games?

    And I also want to read Cinder! I've heard so many great things, and I love how they are fairytales in a weird way.


    1. Can't wait! ^_^
      I have read the Hunger Games. I loved the first book but the other 2 were really disappointing for me. :( xx

  3. Eleanor & Park looks adorable. I know you shouldn't judge a book by it's cover but it looks so cute :)


    1. It does look cute, haha! I judged it from the cover too...:P xx

  4. Divergent, gaaaah it's so good! As for Cinder, I'm dying to read it - I've seen it raved about on a plethora of book blogs. And Beauty Queens looks intriguing too :)

    1. I seriously can't wait to get my hands on Divergent! It's been so hyped up :D xx


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