Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Wishlist Wednesday #3

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First of all, before I begin, I would like to wish all of you guys a HAPPY HALLOWEEN! Some of you may not celebrate it, but I think most all will. So may you guys have a wonderful time celebrating and dressing up and gather with friends. Also, congratulations to dentists. You'll get a boost in income soon. If anyone would like to spare going to the dentist, you can forward your candy to me! 

So for this Wednesday, in honor of Halloween, I tried to come up with a spooky book. But there was one book that actually kept popping up in my mind. 

She won’t rest until she’s sent every walking corpse back to its grave. Forever.

Had anyone told Alice Bell that her entire life would change course between one heartbeat and the next, she would have laughed. From blissful to tragic, innocent to ruined? Please. But that’s all it took. One heartbeat. A blink, a breath, a second, and everything she knew and loved was gone.

Her father was right. The monsters are real….

To avenge her family, Ali must learn to fight the undead. To survive, she must learn to trust the baddest of the bad boys, Cole Holland. But Cole has secrets of his own, and if Ali isn’t careful, those secrets might just prove to be more dangerous than the zombies….

I wish I could go back and do a thousand things differently.
I'd tell my sister no.
I'd never beg my mother to talk to my dad.
I'd zip my lips and swallow those hateful words.
Or, barring all of that, I'd hug my sister, my mom and my dad one last time.
I'd tell them I love them.
I wish... Yeah, I wish.

It feels like I saw this on every blog before I came out. It was forever popping up on every other blog in the Spooktacular Giveaway Hop (which is still going on, I believe). Just for the fact that I was always seeing it and for the whole zombie thing, I refused to want to read it. I haven't been too interested in the whole zombie plot trend. So why is this on my Wishlist Wednesday? 

I actually read the back cover at Walmart. When I usually wait for my dad to get done grocery shopping every week, I wander through the (now pretty pitiful) book section, searching to find something good to pass the time away. I saw it and thought, "Is this really as good as all the hype I see?"

I read the back cover and was hooked. I then read a chapter or two before I had to go find my dad since I already wasted a good chunk of time beforehand reading magazines. Three words that went with me: 


I couldn't put it down for that short of time and was so disappointed that I had to. So now I'm going to push my procrastinator self into searching it on the library. 

What are you wishing for? If you've read Alice in Zombieland, did you like it? 
Are you excited for the Halloween festivities? 

So what do you need to do to join in? 
  • Follow Pen to Paper as host of the meme.
  • Please consider adding the blog hop button to your blog somewhere, so others can find it easily and join in too! Help spread the word! The code will be at the bottom of the post under the linky.
  • Pick a book from your wishlist that you are dying to get to put on your shelves.
  • Do a post telling your readers about the book and why it's on your wishlist.
  • Add your blog to the linky at the bottom of this post.
  • Put a link back to pen to paper (http://www.pentopaperblog.com) somewhere in your post, and a note saying that Pen to Paper is the host of the meme.
  • Visit the other blogs and enjoy!


  1. I can't wait to read this one :) I've heard great things about it! Great choice :D

    My WW!

  2. I also want to read this book! I've heard a lot about it so I'm looking forward to it a lot :)

    My WW

    1. I hope you get to read it too! Thanks for dropping by :)

  3. This book has been on my wishlist for ages! I didn't really enjoy the original alice in wonderland book, but this one sounds amazing! Plus, it has zombies which is definitely gonna make it better :)
    Great choice!

    Samantha @ the secret life of a bookworm

    My WW: http://thesecretlifeofabookwormx.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/wishlist-wednesday-2.html

    1. They're cheap at Walmart! I've actually never read the Alice in Wonderland book but I've seen every remake movie of it. I was iffy about it at first because I was already so sick of Alice!

  4. I already have this on my shelf =D I also can't wait to read it, I hope I could enjoy it.
    Great pick this week. I also hope you'll get it soon ;)
    Thanks for visiting my WW!

    1. Yes! If you get to read it before me, let me know what you thought! Thanks for dropping in.

  5. I have seen this book everywhere! I don't really do zombies. I know crazy right. They are kind of gross to me haha. I also couldn't read it after dark. You know...the dark is scary. Maybe I will be brave enough some day!
    My WW: http://sparetimebookblog.blogspot.com/2012/10/wishlist-wednesday-20_4336.html

    1. I wasn't too crazy about the thought of zombies, but I guess think of them as monsters ;) You'll be able to do it!

  6. This book is in my TBR pile right now, but I've heard awesome things about it. I need to read this one ASAP!
    Here's my WLW:

    1. It seems like it is for everyone :) Thanks for dropping by!

  7. I hope you'll get the chance to read it. Happy halloween to you too. Thanks for stopping by.

  8. Seen this book a lot though I am not sure it would be something for me I am intrigued with its popularity. Hope you will be able to read it soon.

    Thanks for dropping by on my WW

    1. I thought the same! I guess Walmart changes people for the good too. :)

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  10. Thanks for popping by my WW :) I'd never heard of this book and initially didn't think it would be my kinda thing but your enthusiasm for it is a bit infectious... I might just have to check it out! I'm also now following your blog and looking forward to learning what else is on your wishlist

    1. Aw, that's great to hear, thank you so much!

  11. Hmmm. Doesn't really sound like my type of book, but maybe...

    Thanks for stopping by my WW. :)

    1. See? That's what I thought, but I was sucked in!

  12. Hmm I was planning on purchasing that book when it came out, but I read some reviews and I was a bit disappointed since it didn't really had "Alice in Wonderland" stuff in it... But that's just me. Majority of the people liked it. Happy reading and Happy halloween! :D
    Leigh | Little Book Star

    1. That did confuse me too. I told my sister about it and said that the beginning didn't seem to have much connection and she told me the same. But I guess it's just a hook.

      Thank you! You too :)