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Saturday, September 24, 2011

On My Wishlist [4]

On My Wishlist is a fun weekly event hosted by Book Chick City and runs every Saturday. It's where we list all the books we 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.

PhotobucketDear Bully by 70 different authors
Publication Date: September 1st, 2011
Publisher: HarperTeen
Page Count: 352
You are not alone

Discover how Lauren Kate transformed the feeling of that one mean girl getting under her skin into her first novel, how Lauren Oliver learned to celebrate ambiguity in her classmates and in herself, and how R.L. Stine turned being the “funny guy” into the best defense against the bullies in his class.

Today’s top authors for teens come together to share their stories about bullying—as silent observers on the sidelines of high school, as victims, and as perpetrators—in a collection at turns moving and self-effacing, but always deeply personal.
Why I Want This Book: Bullying is such an issue in the world today, especially with the increase in cyber bullying, making adolescence an even harder period in life. I think books like this are necessary to show people who are bullied that they can overcome bullying and even use it to their advantage. It would be especially useful in a classroom.

PhotobucketAnna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake
Publication Date: August 30th, 2011
Published By: Tor Teen
Page Count: 316
Cas Lowood has inherited an unusual vocation: He kills the dead.
So did his father before him, until he was gruesomely murdered by a ghost he sought to kill. Now, armed with his father's mysterious and deadly athame, Cas travels the country with his kitchen-witch mother and their spirit-sniffing cat. Together they follow legends and local lore, trying to keep up with the murderous dead—keeping pesky things like the future and friends at bay.

When they arrive in a new town in search of a ghost the locals call Anna Dressed in Blood, Cas doesn't expect anything outside of the ordinary: track, hunt, kill. What he finds instead is a girl entangled in curses and rage, a ghost like he's never faced before. She still wears the dress she wore on the day of her brutal murder in 1958: once white, now stained red and dripping with blood. Since her death, Anna has killed any and every person who has dared to step into the deserted Victorian she used to call home.

But she, for whatever reason, spares Cas's life.
Why I Want This Book: Okay who doesn't want this book? Seriously if you don't already have it, you've probably go it on your wishlist too. I definitely need this book, like, right now :)

11 comments:

  1. I am so excited about Anna too. I'm dying to read it! Great choices.

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  2. I just read Anna last week and it was amazing. Hope you like it!

    Giselle
    Xpresso Reads

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  3. I just read Dear Bully the other day (I'm going to post my review soon) and it was such a powerful novel! You should definitely pick it up -- some of the stories literally made me want to cry!

    And I can't wait to get my hands on a copy of Anna Dressed in Blood, too! It sounds so good! LOL and even though she has the same name as you, I'm sure you have a much better fashion sense than she does. ;)

    Awesome wish list, Anna! :)

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  4. I really want to get my hands on Anna Dressed in Blood as well. It sounds really good and the cover is gorgeous.
    I hadn't heard of Dear Bully but it sounds good. Thanks for sharing! [:

    Erin @ Let's Evaluate
    my on my wishlist

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  5. I heard a interview with some of the contributors to Dear Bully. Sounds like an interesting book. My featured wishlist book is off of a local high school's list. Please come see what I'm wishing for and how I'm doing at reading through my list.

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  6. Anna Dressed in Blood is definitely on my wishlist, too. It's been getting great reviews.

    Dear Bully might be a tough read for me. I feel like I've only recently put my experience with bullying behind me and it was 15 years ago.

    I'm a new follower, by the way. I look forward to enjoying your blog!

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  7. Anna Dressed in Blood is on my wishlist too :)

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  8. I really want Anna Dressed in Blood too, I've read so many good reviews of it. Love your blog, it's so pretty!

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  9. anna dressed in blood is fantastic. i hope you enjoy it when you get your copy.

    -michelle

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  10. I have Anna Dressed in Blood hidden in my stacks. Should I just send it to you, so you could read it first? Hmm. Wonder how much is the shipping...? Seriously. Just let me know if you're up for it!:)

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  11. Great choices for your wishlist! Thank you so much for stopping by!

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