Hey guys! Since my #FridayReads is exactly the same as it was LAST WEEK ( #FridayReads + Announcement! September 13, 2013 ) I thought it would be fun to do a little something different for this weekend.
I absolutely LOVE the TOP TEN TUESDAY blogs, hosted by the Broke and Bookish. LOVE THEM. But for me – TEN things is a lot, and I almost always already have a post lined up on Tuesdays! I also love the FRIDAY FAVORITES videos my favorite Beauty Gurus do over on Youtube! (Friday Favorites and Fudgeroos is probably my fav!) Anyway, I thought I would kind of combine the two memes, and post a random Favorite or Five on the weeks when my #FridayReads is the same as the week before!
So for this week, I thought I would show you the TOP FIVE MOST ANTICIPATED BOOKS ON MY WISHLIST! These are the five books that I do not currently own, and want THE MOST out of everything else on my list!
I have the first book in this series, This Dark Endeavor: The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein (Apprenticeship of Victor Frnkenstein), but haven’t read it yet. I am, however, absolutely IN LOVE with the covers. I love the synopsis too!
Release Date: 2012-08-21
Devotion turns deadly in this second Gothic thriller from Kenneth Oppel.When does obsession become madness? Tragedy has forced sixteen-year-old Victor Frankenstein to swear off alchemy forever. He burns the Dark Library. He vows he will never dabble in the dark sciences again—just as he vows he will no longer covet Elizabeth, his brother’s betrothed. If only these things were not so tempting. When he and Elizabeth discover a portal into the spirit world, they cannot resist. Together with Victor’s twin, Konrad, and their friend Henry, the four venture into a place of infinite possibilities where power and passion reign. But as they search for the knowledge to raise the dead, they unknowingly unlock a darkness from which they may never return.
The Walking Dead, Book 3 by Robert Kirkman
Really, need I explain this choice to anyone? Really? I mean, it is only the WALKING DEAD here, people. I have the first TWO hardbacks already. Unfortunately, my funding doesn’t support the purchase of all these babies at once. Therefore, I must gradually pick them up. If you DON’T KNOW what the WALKING DEAD is, how are we even friends? Sigh… go here.
Release Date: 2010-10-20
This hardcover features another 12 issues of the hit series along with the cover art – all in one oversized hardcover volume. Perfect for long time fans, new readers and anyone interested in reading a zombie movie on paper that never ends.
The Final Descent (The Monstrumologist) by Rick Yancey
The last book in the series. OMG, I am so sad. I will miss you, Will Henry! You guys, if you haven’t picked up this series – YOU HAVE TO! Go now, or we can’t be friends. #ImNotKidding
Release Date: 2013-09-10
Will Henry and Dr. Warthrop have encountered many horrors together—but can Will endure a monstrumological terror without his mentor?Will Henry has been through more that seems possible for a boy of fourteen. He’s been on the brink of death on more than one occasion, he has gazed into hell—and hell has stared back at him, and known his face. But through it all, Dr. Warthrop has been at his side. When Dr. Warthrop fears that Will’s loyalties may be shifting, he turns on Will with a fury, determined to reclaim his young apprentice’s devotion. And so Will must face one of the most horrific creatures of his monstrumology career—and he must face it alone. Over the course of one day, Will’s life—and Pellinor Warthrop’s destiny—will lie in balance. In the terrifying depths of the Monstrumarium, they will face a monster more terrible than any they could have imagined—and their fates will be decided.
Joyland (Hard Case Crime) by Stephen King
When this book came out, I refused to buy it. Why? Because I was holding out. It only came out in audio and paperback and I was FOR SURE they would release it in hardback. And… they did! Only – as a special edition run. Which means finding one IN ENGLISH is like damn near impossible. It looks like I am going to have to break down and get it in paperback yall. *insert sadface here* Paperback is better than no back, I guess.
Release Date: 2013-06-04
A STUNNING NEW NOVEL FROM ONE OF THE BEST-SELLING AUTHORS OF ALL TIME!The #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!Set in a small-town North Carolina amusement park in 1973, Joyland tells the story of the summer in which college student Devin Jones comes to work as a carny and confronts the legacy of a vicious murder, the fate of a dying child, and the ways both will change his life forever."I love crime, I love mysteries, and I love ghosts. That combo made Hard Case Crime the perfect venue for this book, which is one of my favorites. I also loved the paperbacks I grew up with as a kid, and for that reason, we’re going to hold off on e-publishing this one for the time being. Joyland will be coming out in paperback, and folks who want to read it will have to buy the actual book." – Stephen King
Doctor Sleep: A Novel by Stephen King
OMG! ARE.YOU.KIDDING.ME?! I can’t wait for this to come out! I got it on audio book, already. The publisher was nice enough to send me a review copy! Now, that being said… I NEED HARDBACK!!! hahaha!
Release Date: 2013-09-24
Stephen King returns to the character and territory of one of his most popular novels ever, The Shining, in this instantly riveting novel about the now middle-aged Dan Torrance and the very special twelve-year-old girl he must save from a tribe of murderous paranormals. On highways across America, a tribe of people called the True Knot travel in search of sustenance. They look harmless—mostly old, lots of polyester, and married to their RVs. But as Dan Torrance knows, and spunky twelve-year-old Abra Stone learns, the True Knot are quasi-immortal, living off the steam that children with the shining produce when they are slowly tortured to death. Haunted by the inhabitants of the Overlook Hotel, where he spent one horrific childhood year, Dan has been drifting for decades, desperate to shed his father’s legacy of despair, alcoholism, and violence. Finally, he settles in a New Hampshire town, an AA community that sustains him, and a job at a nursing home where his remnant shining power provides the crucial final comfort to the dying. Aided by a prescient cat, he becomes “Doctor Sleep.” Then Dan meets the evanescent Abra Stone, and it is her spectacular gift, the brightest shining ever seen, that reignites Dan’s own demons and summons him to a battle for Abra’s soul and survival. This is an epic war between good and evil, a gory, glorious story that will thrill the millions of devoted readers of The Shining and satisfy anyone new to this icon in the King canon.