Want Books? is a weekly meme hosted here at Chachic’s Book Nook and features released books that you want but you can’t have for some reason. It can be because it’s not available in your country, in your library or you don’t have the money for it right now. Everyone is free to join, just grab the image above. Leave a comment with a link to your post so I can do a roundup with each post.
I’ve only read one Rachel Neumeier novel, which was The City in the Lake. I didn’t love it like I expected but I keep hearing good things about her other books so I’m still curious about them. House of Shadows has gotten rave reviews from some of the bloggers I follow, which is why I chose it as my Want Books pick for this week. I haven’t seen it in the bookstores here so I will probably just wait for it to become available in the library. There’s a copy of The Floating Islands in the library so I have a feeling they will also get House of Shadows. This seems like the type of epic fantasy novel that I’d enjoy reading.
Here’s the summary from Goodreads:
Sweet and proper, Karah’s future seems secure at a glamorous Flower House. She could be pampered for the rest of her life… if she agrees to play their game.
Nemienne, neither sweet nor proper, has fewer choices. Left with no alternative, she accepts a mysterious mage’s offer of an apprenticeship. Agreeing means a home and survival, but can Nemienne trust the mage?
With the arrival of a foreign bard into the quiet city, dangerous secrets are unearthed, and both sisters find themselves at the center of a plot that threatens not only to upset their newly found lives, but also to destroy their kingdom.
Looks intriguing! What about you, what book is in your wishlist?