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07 November 2012

Wishlist Wednesday #16

Wishlist Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Dani over @Pen to Paper and is a great way of showing off the books that we are dying to get our hands on :)

Blackwood - Gwenda Bond

On Roanoke Island, the legend of the 114 people who mysteriously vanished from the Lost Colony hundreds of years ago is just an outdoor drama for the tourists, a story people tell. But when the island faces the sudden disappearance of 114 people now, an unlikely pair of 17-year-olds may be the only hope of bringing them back.

Miranda, a misfit girl from the island’s most infamous family, and Phillips, an exiled teen criminal who hears the voices of the dead, must dodge everyone from federal agents to long-dead alchemists as they work to uncover the secrets of the new Lost Colony. The one thing they can’t dodge is each other.

Blackwood is a dark, witty coming of age story that combines America’s oldest mystery with a thoroughly contemporary romance.

 I am dying to get my hands on a copy of this book. I read an extract in Lightspeed magazine and my interest was instantly piqued and I started looking into the story behind the disappearances in Roanoke Island in the 1500's. This book looks so good that I am seriously thinking of buying it in the next few days. I had an amazing Amazon voucher for my birthday so this might be my first purchase. I'm not too fussed on the cover but the story looks really good! :)


  1. this definitely seems like a interesting read. it seems creepy but not too creepy. if you read it, i look forward to hearing if it's any good!

  2. I've never heard of this book before but it sounds good.
    Kristin @Book Sniffers Anonymous

  3. Ooh, sounds intriguing! I've always been interested in the lost colony of Roanoke mystery. Must check this out!

    My WW

  4. This sounds so good. I've had it on my list for a while now and if you buy it, I can't wait to see your review :)

  5. I've heard about this one, people gave it good reviews. On my TBR pile.
    Hope you get it soon ;)


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