Saturday, May 14, 2011

On my WishList (#2)

On My Wishlist is a fun weekly event hosted by Book Chick City and runs every Saturday. It's where I list all the books I desperately want but haven't actually bought yet. They can be old, new or forthcoming. It's also an event that you can join in with too - Mr Linky is always at the ready for you to link your own 'On My Wishlist' post. If you want to know more click here.

Days are really flying by. It feels like I did my last WishList yesterday. But yesterday was Friday the 13th and I could really tell that (Every day is like Friday the 13th for me and it's fun). But yesterday it seemed like Friday the 13th messed up the net. First the Blogger had been down since Thursday and also twitter messed up during yesterday too. And my computer screen froze at least two time (it hasn't done that before now since it's new but it messed up yesterday). So, I hope everything goes as normal today. I thought I wasn't addicted to Twitter or reading different book bloggers and write in my own. But I really felt it yesterday. I had never been so helpless. So, I hope I can read my fave blogs, and twitter today as normal. Oh well. Enough about that and back to the WishList (there is always books I want!)

The Summoning by Kelley Armstrong


After years of frequent moves following her mother’s death, Chloe Saunders’s life is finally settling down. She is attending art school, pursuing her dreams of becoming a director, making friends, meeting boys. Her biggest concern is that she’s not developing as fast as her friends are. But when puberty does hit, it brings more than hormone surges. Chloe starts seeing ghosts–everywhere, demanding her attention. After she suffers a breakdown, her devoted aunt Lauren gets her into a highly recommended group home.

At first, Lyle House seems a pretty okay place, except for Chloe’s small problem of fearing she might be facing a lifetime of mental illness. But as she gradually gets to know the other kids at the home–charming Simon and his ominous, unsmiling brother Derek, obnoxious Tori, and Rae, who has a “thing” for fire–Chloe begins to realize that there is something that binds them all together, and it isn’t your usual “problem kid” behaviour. And together they discover that Lyle House is not your usual group home either…

Random thoughts

I have never read anything by Kelley Armstrong, but I wish to. I've read a lot about her books in many different blogs and I also want to read more paranormal books both for YA and adults. I'm fascinated by everything that has to do with the paranormal. And after watching the book trailer of The Summoning (the first book in the Dark Power series) so I have high hopes for this one and hope to get it someday.

The Caller by Alex Barclay


NYPD Detective Joe Lucchesi is on the trail of a killer locked into a dark fantasy world that has come crashing into reality with devastating results…and a rising body count. People are being murdered in their own apartments, their faces savagely beaten, their bodies discarded in their hallway for a loved one to find.Back on the job after a year out and a terrifying ordeal at the hands of a psychopath, Joe finds himself the reluctant lead in another high-profile investigation. And his problems don't end there, battling with physical pain and overwhelmed by friction in the task force and at home, Joe throws himself into his work. But just when he feels close to making a breakthrough, the investigation is rocked by tragedy and another victim's life is hanging in the balance. 

Random thoughts

After reading Darkhouse by Alex Barclay I was amazed.. The story was really exciting and I also liked the NYPD Detective Joe Lucchesi very much and would like to get to know him and his family better. The Caller is the second book with Joe Lucchesi and I look forward to read about his next assignment. This book hasn't gotten so many good rates but how those rates are wrong!

Allhallow's Eve by Richard Laymon


Nothing unusual ever happens in Ashburg, until a local family are mutilated and left to die in their own home. Since then, the house has stood empty, but when mysterious invitations arrive announcing a party there, nobody thinks its a joke. After all, it is Allhallow's Eve.

Random thoughts

Richard Laymon died in 2001 but his books is still very popular among horror fans. I didn't knew much about Laymon before in 2009 when I was looking for horror books and surfing on the net without knowing what kind of books I wanted to read. Then I came across Laymon and so far I've read three books by him. The lonesome night in October, No Sanctuary and Blood Games. None of those books dissapointed me. The good thing about Laymon book is that he is sort of a B-version of Stephen King. When I read Laymon books it feels like I'm watching a old-school horror where anything can happen and it's good even though it's not realistic. It means. Books by Laymon are fun. I like Stephen King better 'cause his books have more quality and very original. But the good thing about Laymon books is that they are crazy and like I said, it's for every horror fan that likes old-school horror movies. Pure fun! I'm very curious about this one. It hasn't gotten so much high rates, but the synopsis makes me curious and I would like to read it! There are no rules in these books.

The Attraction by Douglas Clegg


The signs all along the desert highway read Come See the Mystery! But some mysteries should remain buried forever. Charlie Goodrow, owner of the Brake Down Palace Gas and Sundries, tells anyone who stops for a fill-up about the mysterious attraction in back. It's the mummified remains of an ancient legendary flesh-scraper, whose job had been to scrape the flesh off the bones of human sacrifices..

When a car filled with teenagers gets a flat tire out in the middle of the Arizona heat, the kids figure they have time to check out the Mystery. Behind the curtains, in a glass case, lies a small, withered corpse with very long fingernails. Above it, tacked on the wall, is a sign: Do Not Touch. Do Not Feed. But it has to be a hoax, right? How could the kids know that feeding the Mystery will be the worst mistake of their lives? How could they know that the flesh-scraper is hungry for flesh? 

Random thoughts

Douglas Clegg impressed me with the book: The hour before dark. I read it early last year and I still remember it well. Clegg is a promising modern horrorwriter. I love the way he's building up the errie atmosphere which is kind of claustrofobic as well. I was feeling unsafe while I was reading The hour before dark. It was a good feeling. Don't get me wrong but I love getting a good scare even though it's not that often anymore. But this is one of the most creepiest books I've read in a long time. And his book The Attraction really got my attention when I saw the book trailer on youtube. It has really cool blood effetcts. Sounds like a fun and interesting book to read.

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