On My Wishlist #9

On My Wishlist is a weekly meme hosted at Cosy Books. Book Chick City started the meme. It’s where we share the books that are still on our wishlists, but that we have so far managed to resist the temptation to add to our TBR stacks.

For some of us, temptation can only be resisted for so long.

The book at the top of my wishlist is Nalini Singh’s Tangle of Need. Let me put it this way. I need this book. I’ve needed it ever since I finished the last book in her Psy-Changeling series (Kiss of Snow) last November. I don’t know what it is about these, because the description of the first book, Slave to Sensation, really didn’t grab me. But a friend made me read it anyway, and she was right. I’ve been hooked ever since.

Something in the combination of near-future earth, shapeshifters, ESP, convoluted politics, and that slight touch of SFR gets me every time.

However, I still think the US covers are abominable. Absolutely horrible. And Tangle of Need takes the prize for worst of the litter. Which I know I’ve said before.

Speaking of science fiction, or one of its cousins, urban fantasy, I really want to read The Minority Council by Kate Griffin. What I actually want is to read the whole Matthew Swift series. Minority Council is book four. This series starts with The Midnight Mayor, and it’s about an alternate London, in a way like Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere and Simon R. Green’s Nightside. A supernatural London that requires preternatural defenses and a mayor with extra-special powers. After all, even in our world, there are legends that if the ravens ever leave the Tower of London, the kingdom will fall.

So, that’s my wishlist. Well, that’s a bit of my wishlist. It keeps growing and growing. This was just a teaser. After all, I have to save some for next week!

What’s on your wishlist?