All the books I picked are one's that my library doesn't have. I always the plan the books I buy that way. :)
1. The Beloved Daughter by Alana Terry: "The Beloved Daughter" follows Chung-Cha into one of the most notorious prison camps the contemporary free world has known. Her crime? Being the daughter of a Christian.
2. Blood Song by Anthony Ryan: Vaelin Al Sorna, trained and hardened to the austere, celibate and dangerous life of a warrior of the Faith, is destined for a future he has yet to comprehend. A future that will alter not only the Realm, but the world.
3. A Waltz for Matilda by Jackie French : In 1894, twelve-year-old Matilda flees the city slums to find her unknown father and his farm. Set against a backdrop of bushfire, flood, war and jubilation, this is the story of one girl's journey towards independence.
4. Me, Just Different by Stephanie Morrill : I've been wanting to read this series ever since I read the Ellie Sweet books by the same author. Well, and because I absolutely love Mrs. Morrill's blog, Go Teen Writers.
5. By Darkness Hid by Jill Williamson : Because she's also from Go Teen Writers, I just had to try out Mrs. Williamson's books. After reading her epic Safe Lands trilogy, I'm ready for more. (Actually, I still have to read Rebels, but it's waiting for me on my Nook!)
6. Just Ella by Annette K. Larsen : It's a fairytale. Need I say more? ...Okay, I will. It also got glowing reviews. If I don't get this from Santa I'm buying it myself.
7. Breaking Ties by Jo Grafford : Loved Trail of Crosses by this author. Check out my review.
8. Can't Let You Go by Jenny B. Jones : The conclusion to a series I thought was OVER. DONE WITH. FINISHED! But alas, Ms. Jones had bigger things planned for these characters. Good grief, I'm excited about this!
9 & 10. "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets" and "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban" by J.K. Rowling : Like you really need links to find these books. Okay, so I lied before. Obviously, my library holds these books. But they happen to be the only two in the series that I don't own. I NEED them. You understand.