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25 February 2012

On My Wishlist #1

On My Wishlist is a weekly meme hosted by Book Chick City. It is simply a way of keeping track of all the books that I want to buy, but sadly cannot at this moment in time! I have nearly 200 books on my amazon wishlist that I want sitting prettily on my shelf but I will just have to be strong and wait patiently until I can finally splurge! So I thought every Saturday I'd post about three books that I oh so want and if any of you have read any, then you can try and persuade me to buy buy buy if its amazing or just keep waiting if its not so good. So here are three books that I wish I could buy right now:

  • The Eye of the World (The Wheel of Time #1) - Robert Jordan   I love fantasy novels and have been looking for some new books/series to read and every search brings up Robert Jordan's epic The Wheel of Time series. I'd buy it now, in a heartbeat if I could justify buying a brand new book. I've noticed the reviews are a bit mixed regarding his series, some pointing out that it is unoriginal in the fact it contains countless fantasy tropes, but I really don't mind all that stuff. I read fantasy to get a good, exciting story in a strange world, with unknown individuals becoming the hero, king etc. I love to read about magic, wizards, elves, dwarfs etc. So whatever this book contains I am positive I will thoroughly enjoy it; I just need to get my hands on it now!

  •  The Blade Itself (Book One of the First Law) - Joe Abercrombie: I didn't even know of this books existence until I stumbled across it accidentally on amazon one day. It sounds amazing. Ever since reading the Song of Ice and Fire series I have been searching for books with that gritty edge to fantasy, with violence, action, betrayal, not so good and not so evil characters etc. It seems dark and although I love traditional fantasy I just want to sink my teeth into something less fanciful and more dangerous. Correct me if I'm wrong of course (those of you that have read it) but I am eagerly awaiting the day when I can finally get my hands on the beginning of this series. 

  • Elizabeth I: The Novel - Margaret George                                         This book hasn't even been released yet (next month!) and I'm already biting my nails in anticipation. I love Margaret George's historical fiction novels; written as biographical accounts they really explore the feelings and emotions of the protagonist. The past is depicted right infront of your eyes and the great stories of a time long gone is brought the forefront again. They're amazing pieces of fiction and I cannot wait to read her new novel. I love the Tudor age and have only read books dealing with Elizabeth's childhood and early years as Queen so this book is going to be amazing! 
So there are my three books on my wishlist this week! Have you read any of the books above? Does any catch your eye? And what's on your wishlist? x                                                                                               

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