Wishlist Wednesday #32

11:18 PM

Wishlist Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Pen to Paperwhere we tell you about a book that is currently on our wishlist that we are excited for!

This week on Phil's Wishlist:

The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes

THE GIRL WHO WOULDN'T DIE HUNTS THE KILLER WHO SHOULDN'T EXIST.

The future is not as loud as war, but it is relentless. It has a terrible fury all its own."

Harper Curtis is a killer who stepped out of the past. Kirby Mazrachi is the girl who was never meant to have a future.

Kirby is the last shining girl, one of the bright young women, burning with potential, whose lives Harper is destined to snuff out after he stumbles on a House in Depression-era Chicago that opens on to other times.

At the urging of the House, Harper inserts himself into the lives of the shining girls, waiting for the perfect moment to strike. He's the ultimate hunter, vanishing into another time after each murder, untraceable-until one of his victims survives.

Determined to bring her would-be killer to justice, Kirby joins the Chicago Sun-Times to work with the ex-homicide reporter, Dan Velasquez, who covered her case. Soon Kirby finds herself closing in on the impossible truth .


I actually hate the American cover for this book, like it actually sucks. The original Australian cover is was drew my immediate attention, so I guess it just helps that the book sounds really good too, but this is definitely not a cover lust book. The plot really does sound amazing though. It almost sounds as if Agatha Christie wrote the Time Travelers Wife... but without the romance. Agh So excited to get this book someday! Its been out since June, but I have yet to get it, hopefully soon though!

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8 comments

  1. I got this book fairly recently and I must admit it looks like a good read. Still have to start it though.
    I hope you get it soon!
    My WW

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  2. It's not a great cover is it? Hope it turns out better than it looks!

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  3. This sounds awesome!! Ive never heard of it before and I agree about the cover, its not very eye catching!!

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  4. I just picked this one up as well! A friend of mine just finished it (she liked it!), and I'm looking forward to reading it. Good choice!

    Lisa
    My Wednesday Post

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  5. That cover does suck! BUT it also sounds awesome :) Thanks for the recommendation, this is definitely going on my wishlist now too
    I hope you enjoy it if you get it
    my WW
    Shona

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  6. Yeah, you're right about that cover, but the book does sound interesting - I might have to check this one out. Hope you can read it soon!
    Here's my WW: http://danielleheartsbooks.blogspot.com.au/2013/10/wishlist-wednesday-22.html

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  7. Sorry I'm a day late. I have been on call at work this week. I have not heard of this one but, it sounds good! I hope you get it soon!
    My WW: http://sparetimebookblog.blogspot.com/2013/10/wishlist-wednesday-67.html
    Brittany @ Spare Time Book blog

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  8. Oh, this does sound interesting! I love time travel! :D

    Here's Mine @ Pinkindle Reads & Reviews

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