Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Want Want Want Wednesday (16)

Want Want Want Wednesday is my version of Waiting on Wednesday, Books to Pine For and TBR.  Except without any restrictions. Enjoy!

Hourglass By Myra McEntire

I have been aware of Hourglass for a while, but never thought much of it, besides having an intriguing cover. Then I saw Nic's Review on her blog Irresistible Reads and knew this book had to be wish listed.
"One hour to rewrite the past . . . For seventeen-year-old Emerson Cole, life is about seeing what isn't there: swooning Southern Belles; soldiers long forgotten; a haunting jazz trio that vanishes in an instant. Plagued by phantoms since her parents' death, she just wants the apparitions to stop so she can be normal. She's tried everything, but the visions keep coming back.So when her well-meaning brother brings in a consultant from a secretive organization called the Hourglass, Emerson's willing to try one last cure. But meeting Michael Weaver may not only change her future, it may change her past.

Who is this dark, mysterious, sympathetic guy, barely older than Emerson herself, who seems to believe every crazy word she says? Why does an electric charge seem to run through the room whenever he's around? And why is he so insistent that he needs her help to prevent a death that never should have happened?"

The Heretic Queen By Michelle Moran

Again, I had seen this book awhile Target,actually and the title had interested me, but I wasn't in awe enough to put the book on my wish list. Then I read Madame Tussaud and after I fell in love with the excellent story telling, I knew I had to read more of Michelle Moran's work. And That is how The Heretic Queen ended up here and on my wish list

"The intricacies of the ancient Egyptian court are brought to life in Moran's fascinating tale of a princess's rise to power. Nefertari, niece of the famed heretic queen Nefertiti, becomes part of the court of Pharaoh Seti I after her family is deposed, and she befriends Ramesses II, the young crown prince. When Ramesses is made co-monarch, he weds Iset, the granddaughter of a harem girl backed by Seti's conniving sister, Henuttawy, the priestess of Isis. As Nefertari's position in the court becomes tenuous, she realizes that she, too, wants to marry Ramesses and enlists the help of Seti's other sister, Woserit. But when Nefertari succeeds in wedding Ramesses, power struggles and court intrigues threaten her security, and it is questionable whether the Egyptian people will accept a heretic descendant as their ruler or if civil war will erupt. Moran (Nefertiti) brings her characters to life, especially Nefertari, who helped Ramesses II become one of the most famous of Egyptian pharaohs. Nefertari's struggles to be accepted as a ruler loved as a leader and to secure her family's position throughout eternity are sure to appeal to fans of historical fiction."

Summer & The City By Candace Bushnell

How can I not want to read this book? I mean this is really where it all begins!
After reading The Carrie Diaries and seeing where Carrie started, I am excited to find out how the rest of the clan came together. And since the title is SUMMER in the City.. it is perfect for one of many current Summer reads. The only more perfect would be if I was spending my summer in New York City.. but LA will have to suffice.
"Summer is a magical time in New York City and Carrie is in love with all of it—the crazy characters in her neighborhood, the vintage-clothing boutiques, the wild parties, and the glamorous man who has swept her off her feet. Best of all, she's finally in a real writing class, taking her first steps toward fulfilling her dream. This sequel to The Carrie Diaries brings surprising revelations as Carrie learns to navigate her way around the Big Apple, going from being a country "sparrow"—as Samantha Jones dubs her—to the person she always wanted to be. But as it becomes increasingly difficult to reconcile her past with her future, Carrie realizes that making it in New York is much more complicated than she ever imagined.
With her signature wit and sparkling humor, Candace Bushnell reveals the irresistible story of how Carrie met Samantha and Miranda, and what turned a small-town girl into one of New York City's most unforgettable icons, Carrie Bradshaw."

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