Wednesday, 24 March 2010

On My Wishlist #8

On My Wishlist is a weekly meme hosted by Book Chick City whose blog I absolutely love. Anyway, On My Wishlist is where we can post our list of books which are on the list to be read, wishing we owned....books we covet.

The book on my wishlist this week is 13 to Life by Shannon Delany.

Firstly, I'm just intrigued by the cover art of this book, it's misty blue colour and design on the left hand side give it a tribal feel.  And the eyes staring back at you are intense and beg the question as to what mystery lurks behind the eyes.  And then there's the deliciously intriguing synopsis:

Something strange is stalking the small town of Junction...

When junior Jess Gillmansen gets called out of class by Guidance, she can only presume it’s for one of two reasons. Either they’ve finally figured out who wrote the scathing anti-jock editorial in the school newspaper or they’re hosting yet another intervention for her about her mom. Although far from expecting it, she’s relieved to discover Guidance just wants her to show a new student around—but he comes with issues of his own including a police escort.

The newest member of Junction High, Pietr Rusakova has secrets to hide--secrets that will bring big trouble to the small town of Junction—secrets including dramatic changes he’s undergoing that will surely end his life early.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for putting 13 TO LIFE on your Wishlist--it means a great deal to a debut author like myself. I'm so glad the cover grabbed your attention--it was designed by Ervin Serrano who works with the St. Martin's Press staff and was simply wonderful!

    If you'd like a peek at an excerpt, here's a link to share:

    And I recently put together a prequel scene as part of a Spring Break feature you can find here:

    Thanks again!