Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Wishlist Wednesday #3

Wishlist Wednesday is a book blog hop where we will post about one book per week that has been on our wishlist for some time, or just added (it's entirely up to you), that we can't wait to get off the wishlist and onto our wonderful shelves.
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Fierce, seductive mermaid Syrenka falls in love with Ezra, a young naturalist. When she abandons her life underwater for a chance at happiness on land, she is unaware that this decision comes with horrific and deadly consequences.
Almost one hundred forty years later, seventeen-year-old Hester meets a mysterious stranger named Ezra and feels overwhelmingly, inexplicably drawn to him. For generations, love has resulted in death for the women in her family. Is it an undiagnosed genetic defect . . . or a curse? With Ezra’s help, Hester investigates her family’s strange, sad history. The answers she seeks are waiting in the graveyard, the crypt, and at the bottom of the ocean—but powerful forces will do anything to keep her from uncovering her connection to Syrenka and to the tragedy of so long ago.

Don’t you just love the cover of Monstrous Beauty? And that blurb? Wow, I can’t wait to get my hands on this pretty thing. I am not a huge fan of mermaids/sirens because these books are often written poorly or the main character is a huge idiot. But when I read all those great reviews from the people I trust I couldn’t help but fall in love with this storyline. I probably won’t buy it since it’s too expensive for my budget, but I win a giveaway I will choose this one.

 To save her mother's life, Clary must travel to the City of Glass, the ancestral home of the Shadowhunters - never mind that entering the city without permission is against the Law, and breaking the Law could mean death. To make things worse, she learns that Jace does not want her there, and Simon has been thrown in prison by the Shadowhunters, who are deeply suspicious of a vampire who can withstand sunlight.
As Clary uncovers more about her family's past, she finds an ally in mysterious Shadowhunter Sebastian. With Valentine mustering the full force of his power to destroy all Shadowhunters forever, their only chance to defeat him is to fight alongside their eternal enemies. But can Downworlders and Shadowhunters put aside their hatred to work together? While Jace realizes exactly how much he's willing to risk for Clary, can she harness her newfound powers to help save the Glass City - whatever the cost?

I have read the first two books in this series and I liked them. Now it's time to read City of Glass. The only problem is that I can't buy it. LOL that's why I'm wishing for it. But City of Ashes was a great book, and had a cliffhanger, and now I need to know what will happen with Jace and Clary. :)


Jessi (Geo) said...

Zemmy- Hope you enjoy it more than I did!
Trayche- City of Glass is my favorite of the Mortal Instruments :)

Captain Biscuits said...

I really want to read these too, they look beautiful

Here is my Wishlist Wednesday
Lauren @ Northern Plunder

Anonymous said...

I've never read a book with mermaids as characters so this would definitely be new to me. And I've heard so much about City of Glass! Great pick guys, check out my WW?

Leigh | Little Book Star