Wishlist Wednesday: Envy by Gregg Olsen

Wishlist Wednesday features books that have been on your wishlist for a long time, old or new.

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New York Times bestselling adult true crime author Gregg Olsen makes his YA debut with Empty Coffin, a gripping new fiction series for teens based on ripped-from-the-headlines stories…with a paranormal touch. 

Crime lives--and dies--in the deceptively picture-perfect town of Port Gamble (aka “Empty Coffin”), Washington. Evil lurks and strange things happen--and 15-year-olds Hayley and Taylor Ryan secretly use their wits and their telepathic “twin-sense” to uncover the truth about the town's victims and culprits. 

 Envy, the series debut, involves the mysterious death of the twins' old friend, Katelyn. Was it murder? Suicide? An accident? Hayley and Taylor are determined to find out--and as they investigate, they stumble upon a dark truth that is far more disturbing than they ever could have imagined. 

 Based on the shocking true crime about cyber-bullying, Envy will take you to the edge--and push you right over..

c.j.'s thoughts

I discovered this recently and I want to acquire it.  Badly.  Also the new one, but it's not out yet, I don't think.  Weirdly, I don't read a lot of crime stuff.  Even though I watch a lot of crime shows.  And like serial killers.  But not in the creepy way.  Maybe because most crime books are written for adults and I am whimsically and regressively (is that a word? no...) attached to the young adult genre.  So when I saw this?  Yep.  Want.  The paranormal bit is a great touch.  Maybe it'll be cheesy, but I doubt it.  I've heard good things.  I think it'll add a fun, creepy element to the story--but hopefully the very real-life issues won't be totally overshadowed by the obviously-not-real elements.  It reminds me of The Unquiet by Jeannine Garsee, which you should read.  Because it rocked.  And wasn't about crime, exactly, but it was a ghost story.  And I can feel a lot of ghosts in Envy's description.  So yeah.  Rambling aside, I'll be looking out for this.


  1. I've never heard of this one, but it sounds great! Thank you for bringing it to my attention :)

    Pen to Paper

  2. Wow, nice cover! Covers always make me decide if I want to read the book or not, to me it's really important.
    Sounds really interesting :)

    My WW

    1. It's really pretty-creepy! Covers don't make it or break it for me, but they do attract me to the book in the first place. This one definitely caught my eye.

  3. I love crime shows on tv like bones, ncis and dexter but not too fussed on crime fiction! But the cover is very eye catching and actually gives me the creeps! Cyber-bulling is also a very current concern so nice theme for the book! Hope you get hold of a copy soon, not my cup of tea but definitely looks interesting!

    Becca @ Lost in Thought

    1. You just named several of my favorite shows. :P I don't read much crime fiction either, but this just looked really interesting. Thanks! I hope I get it too. (:

  4. This one has been on my wishlist too! I hope you enjoy it:) Check out my Wishlist this Wednesday: http://andreaheltsley.blogspot.com

  5. Wow! That cover is kinda creepy :) lol

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  6. This was one of the first books that grabbed my attention when I first got into YA books. I recentley acquired it and it has just been sitting on my shelf. I read the first page though and it sounds good from the start. I love the cover too.

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    1. That's awesome! I just came across it recently. Can't wait to see what you think of it!

  7. Creeeeeepy. Hope you like it!