Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Wishlist Wednesday #5

Wishlist Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Pen to Paper at

Wishlist Wednesday is a book blog hop where we will post about one book per week that has been on our wishlist for some time, or just added (it's entirely up to you), that we can't wait to get off the wishlist and onto our wonderful shelves.

The Count is VERY grumpy when he adds books to his wishlist because he wants them NOW! So which book is he so keen to get a hold of this week? 
The story that inspired CBS TV’s Intelligence. Phoenix Island was supposed to be a boot camp for troubled children. But as one boy learns, the secrets of this jungle are as vast as they are deadly.

When sixteen-year-old boxing champ Carl Freeman jumps in to defend a helpless stranger, he winds up in real trouble—a two-year sentence at an isolated boot camp for orphans. Carl is determined to tough it out, earn a clean record, and get on with his life. Then kids start to die.

Realizing Phoenix Island is actually a Spartan-style mercenary organization turning “throwaway kids” into super-soldier killers, Carl risks everything to save his friends and stop a madman bent on global destruction.

“Fast-paced and thoroughly engrossing—I could not put it down!” raves Lissa Price, international bestselling author of Starters. And Melissa Marr says, “Filled with both menace and heart, Phoenix Island stands out in all the right ways."


  1. I haven't heard of this one but, it sounds good! I hope you get it soon!
    My WW:
    Brittany @ Spare Time Book blog

    1. I really liked the sound of this one and I know it's going to be the inspiration for a new TV show. I want to read the book first but need to wait for the paperback!

  2. Ooo, now that is new. New book and author to me. Thank you.

    1. It was the cover that drew me in-and it just sounds really good!