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My Big, Fat TBR Pile (14)

Most Wanted:

So I requested this book from a publisher/publicist about a month ago and still haven't heard back from them, but I'm still hoping for the best! Because, hey, that's me, the grotesquely optimistic sort. But, I'm SO IN LOVE WITH the idea of BORN WICKED by Jessica friggin' Spotswood. And it happened after I read this excerpt. I think it's pretty damn obvious who I would like to win next month's Blogger's Choice. ;P

Born Wicked by Jessica Spotswood

Putnam Juvenile, February 7, 2012
A Great and Terrible Beauty meets Cassandra Clare in this spellbinding fantasy.

Everybody knows Cate Cahill and her sisters are eccentric. Too pretty, too reclusive, and far too educated for their own good. But the truth is even worse: they're witches. And if their secret is discovered by the priests of the Brotherhood, it would mean an asylum, a prison ship—or an early grave.

Before her mother died, Cate promised to protect her sisters. But with only six months left to choose between marriage and the Sisterhood, she might not be able to keep her word . . . especially after she finds her mother's diary, uncovering a secret that could spell her family's destruction. Desperate to find alternatives to their fate, Cate starts scouring banned books and questioning rebellious new friends, all while juggling tea parties, shocking marriage proposals, and a forbidden romance with the completely unsuitable Finn Belastra.

If what her mother wrote is true, the Cahill girls aren't safe. Not from the Brotherhood, the Sisterhood—not even from each other.

Why I Want to Read It: I mean that one-liner at the top alone would totally suck me in. But combine that with the cover and THE ACTUAL SUMMARY, and I'm completely hooked. I've been seeing some fantastic buzz for this novel. Plus, I read a short excerpt for the book and I'm totally sold on the characters already. Is that pathetic or amazing?

Fresh Faces:

Jessica Rules the Dark Side by Beth Fantaskey
Harcourt, January 10, 2012
Getting Over Garrett Delaney by Abby McDonald
Candelwick Press, January 24, 2012


Night Pleasures by Sherrilyn Kenyon
St. Martin's Press, September 4, 2002
Heavenly by Jennifer Laurens
Grove Creek, April 15, 2009

And that's it for this week's glimpse into my TBR pile.
I look forward to showing you more of what's in My Big, Fat TBR Pile.

What's lingering in your to-read pile?


Barbara W. said...

I want this one too! It sounds awesome (and I love the cover). I never ended up asking for it, but I'll cross my fingers for you that you get it. :)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing Born Wicked. Sounds awesome - just added to my tbr.

SQT said...

I want. This one looks better every time I see it.

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Traci @ The Reading Geek said...

I am so excited for Born Wicked as well! I can't wait to read it. It sounds so good and I love the cover!

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April (BooksandWine) said...

Well, if it doesn't pan out with the publicist, there's always the library or the store. Plus I'm sure some bloggers are down to lend.

I love the dust lined bit! My TBR has quite a bit of dust lined books as well. :-D

Carina said...

I just got approved for Getting over Garrett Delaney on NetGalley and can't wait to get started. Heavenly is an awesome read as well and I really need to get my hands on a copy of Born Wicked. Great picks!

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Jenny said...

I requested this one a while back too and haven't heard anything either. I actually haven't gotten a response from Penguin at all in the past year, I'm apparently blacklisted there ;-) Obviously I'm perfectly capable of buying this book so I will be at the bookstore in a few weeks to pick it up and I cannot wait! SO GOOD:)

Leanna (Daisy Chain Book Reviews) said...

This one sounds good. I love the cover! Hope you get your review copy! :)

Wendy Darling said...

I really want to read the Jessica books, too--I still haven't gotten around to the first one!

Did you enter my Born Wicked giveaway, btw? I think I remember seeing your name on the comments but wasn't sure. :) Suffice to say you have until end of the day on Thursday to do it if you haven't already!!

Ashley said...

OMG Born Wicked is one on the top of my list as well! SO Excited for that release :)

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A Beautiful Madness said...

Born Wicked sounds amazing! Great pick!
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Erica said...

Born Wicked looks SO great. I adore the cover :)

Kat said...

I like the sound of this book.

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roro said...

u got 2 read heavenly it's .... Heavenly

Kim said...

Great great great pick! I really can't wait for this one - it just sounds too good to pass up! I'm especially jealous of all the lucky bloggers who've already read it haha :) Thanks for stopping by!

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MoonStar said...

I hope for you that you will get to read it :)

Haven´t read it myself. But really curious on it :D

Nicole said...

GREAT PICK! That sounds absolutely stunning. *runs to TBR pile to add this*

Thanks for stopping by and sharing, and good luck with getting a copy :)

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Jennifer said...

Great pick! I'm dying to read this one myself and I just love the cover. Feb 7th can't get here fast enough. LOL

Rebecca said...

Aah yes, Born Wicked! Gosh, it looks soo good. Can't wait for it to come out! o: Need.

Felicia said...

Interesting choice. Not sure how I feel yet about Born Wicked.

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Susanne said...

Born Wicked sounds so good! I'm really looking forward to it.

Giselle said...

Ooh I can't wait to read Born Wicked! IT's been getting great feedback and it sounds awesome
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SweetMarie83 said...

I'm dying to read Born Wicked! From the moment I first saw it and read the synopsis, it was one of those books I knew I would love. Feels like I've been waiting forever, and we STILL have to wait awhile longer!

Liz. R said...

Soo looking forward to Born Wicked! I love witchy books, and it sounds amazing. Such an amazing cover too, I can't wait to read it!

Sophia said...

This book looks sooo good! The cover is just stunning. I hope you can read it soon.

Abby said...

Want to get even more excited??? Check out this unbelievable trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLKv1zsU7U4