08 January 2014

Wishlist Wednesday #1

Wishlist Wednesday is hosted by Pen To Paper and is a chance to share the book you're currently lusting after. It's weekly because we're bookworms and we love to read. A lot. So sometimes our MOST WANTED is quickly read and replaced.

I'll also be posting a non-book wishlist item. But it will probably be book-related because let's be honest, I can't help myself. Books are my life.

The Book

Kate Rickman seems just like any other nineteen-year-old girl. She goes to university, she dates nice, normal boys and she works in her local tourist office at the weekend.
But Kate's not really normal at all. 'Kate' is in fact a carefully constructed facade for a girl called Jennifer Jones - and it's a facade that's crumbling fast. Jennifer has spent the last nine years frantically trying to escape from her horrifying past. Increasingly desperate, Jennifer decides to do something drastic. She contacts the only other girl who might understand what she's dealing with, breaking every rule of her parole along the way.
Lucy Bussell is the last person Jennifer expects any sympathy from, but she's also the last person she has left. 

Words cannot possibly begin to describe how desperate I am to get my hands on Finding Jennifer Jones. I was introduced to Anne Cassidy when I read Looking For JJ for the North East Teenage Book Awards and it has stayed with me since then. That's nearly a decade of that book haunting me. And I so badly want to know what happens. Looking For JJ was one of the books which ignited my passion for reading.

Looking For JJ was my introduction into the world of crime fiction and it was a fantastic start to an addiction. I run another blog (This Northern Reader) which is dedicated to crime, thrillers and mystery and if you're a reader then then you'll know that I've been banging on about Anne Cassidy and Jennifer Jones for ages. Look out for my re-read at the beginning of February as I prepare myself for the awesomeness that I'm sure this follow up will be. There will be fan girling.

I keep dropping none to subtle hints to Anne Cassidy and Hot Key Books on Twitter, but to no avail. But that doesn't matter so much as part of the thrill about books you're looking forward to is waking up early, getting yourself to the bookshop for opening, buying that book and reading it all day.

What book are you most looking forward to?

The Not A Book

At the moment, I am eyeing up this amazing Spineless Classic poster. Oh yes, it's the whole of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone in one beautiful poster. I have badgered them a couple of times to do an I Capture The Castle one, but until that happens I'll more than happily settle for the beauty.

I fear that if I actually buy one of these it will be an addiction. An expensive addiction.

The best part about this particular poster (aside from Harry Potter of course) is that a minimum of £2 from every print sold goes to Lumos, the charity that JK Rowling started to help the eight million children worldwide in institutions and to support their families and futures.

What's top on your not-a-book wishlist?
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  1. Ive never heard of this before but it sounds good! Thanks for sharing :)

  2. The cover is interesting. :)

  3. These sounds like good books! I hope you get them soon!
    Brittany @ Spare Time Book blog
    My WW: http://sparetimebookblog.blogspot.com/2014/01/wishlist-wednesday-81.html

  4. I haven't heard of this author or book, but boy it sounds incredible. I am a big fan of awesome thrillers and this sounds like a really good one. Plus you make it sound like it is the best book in the world, so you got me interested there. I hope you don't have to wait to much longer.

    My WW

    1. It's not out until the 6th February, but I'll be waiting outside the bookshop to buy it!

  5. Oh my, I remember reading Looking for JJ many, many years ago. I can't really remember the plot, but I do remember that I loved it! I'm going to have to reread it so I can read the sequel! Awesome pick.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog :)


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