Saturday, March 26, 2011

On My Wishlist (#3)

On My Wishlist is a bookish meme hosted by Book Chick City and runs every Saturday. It's where you list all the books you desperately want but haven't actually bought yet.
So, here's what I've on my wishlist today:
The Mayan Prophecy. Steve Alten Instructions for a Broken Heart
The Mayan Prophecy by Steve Alten
Released: March 2011
From Amazon:
"For thirty-two years, archaeologist Julius Gabriel investigated the Mayan calendar, a 2,500-year-old enigma that predicts the Apocalypse. His research led him to believe that ancient constructions like the Great Pyramid, Stonehenge, Angkor Wat, and Chichen Itza, were all built as part of a primeval fail-safe system, that might save humanity from total annihilation. But now Julius is dead, and his theories have perished with him, discredited and ridiculed. With the help of Dominique, a part-Mayan psychiatric intern, Julius' son, Michael, breaks out of an insane asylum in Miami, where he has been illegally imprisoned. Together they flee to the Yucatan Peninsula, where Michael believes he can find the evidence he needs to prove his father's theory, and to convince the world of the fast-approaching global catastrophe. In Mexico, at the autumn equinox, a serpent's shadow appears over the northern face of the Temple of Kukulcan, as it has done for a thousand years. But this time is different - it is the beginning of the end..."
I saw a teaser from this book on Jules's Blog, and I liked it so much that I added the book on my wishlist.

Check out Steve Alten's website. It's so cool!

Expected Release: May 2011
Goodreads Summary:
"Three days before her drama club's trip to Italy, Jessa Gardner discovers her boyfriend in the costume barn with another girl. Jessa is left with a care package from her best friend titled "Top Twenty Reasons He's a Slimy Jerk Bastard," instructing her to do one un-Jessa-like thing each day of the trip. At turns hilarious and heartwrenching, Instructions for a Broken Heart paints a magical Italy in which Jessa learns she must figure out life-and romance-for herself.
Praise for Songs For A Teenage Nomad:
"A beautiful, lyrical read-I loved every last word of it!"
-Alyson Noël, New York Times bestselling author"

So, what do you have on your wishlist today?

7 comments :

  1. Never heard of these books. Instruction for a Broken Heart sounds good, I might check it out.

    Happy reading :-)

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  2. The teaser on Jule's Blog does sound good for The Mayan Prophecy, I can see why you picked it. It's very dramatic and it sounds like she's enjoying it so far, I'd love to read her review when she's done - and yours when you read it. :)

    Hope you get to read these soon!

    My Wishlist

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  3. I want to read Instructions for a Broken Heart too :)

    On My Wishlist

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  4. Nice picks!
    I saw Instructions for a Broken Heart earlier in the week and it looks nice.

    :D

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  5. Instructions for a broken heart looks interesting. Hope you get it soon.
    Brandi from Blkosiner’s Book Blog

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  6. The second one sounds really good. Hmm. I'll have to add it to my tbr list. :)

    Here's mine for this week: http://witchoftheatregoing.wordpress.com/2011/03/28/on-my-wishlist-week-4/

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