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Friday Finds August 7

August 7th, 2009 by Debbie's World of Books

Each Friday, Jenn at Should Be Reading hosts the event Friday Finds where bloggers share their book finds for the week.  I’ve just recently started starring posts in Google Reader that mention books I want to check out.  I have been meaning to start posting my finds but just have not had the time. So these finds might be kind of old but still want to add them to my wish list.

Book of Shadows by Cate Tiernan: Morgan and her best friend, Bree, are introduced to Wicca when a gorgeous senior named Cal invites them to join his new coven. Morgan falls for Cal immediately— and discovers that she has strong,inexplicable powers.  Found at Penguin Book’s Darken Your Summer Days site.

poisoninkm Poison Ink by Christopher Golden: Sammi, TQ, Caryn, Letty, and Katsuko are floaters. None of them fits in with any particular group at Covington High School — except each other. One night, to cement their bond, the girls decide to get matching, unique tattoos. But when Sammi backs out at the last minute, everything changes. Faster than you can say “airbrush,” Sammi is an outcast, and soon, her friends are behaving like total strangers. When they attack Sammi for trying to break up a brawl, Sammi spies something horrible on her friends’ backs: the original tattoo has grown tendrils, snaking and curling over the girls’ entire bodies. What has that creepy tattoo artist done to her friends? And what – if anything – can Sammi do to get them back? Found at Christopher Golden’s website.

ash Ash by Malinda Lo: “In the wake of her father’s death, Ash is left at the mercy of her cruel stepmother. Consumed with grief, her only joy comes by the light of the dying hearth fire, rereading the fairy tales her mother once told her. In her dreams, someday the fairies will steal her away, as they are said to do. When she meets the dark and dangerous fairy Sidhean, she believes that her wish may be granted.

The day that Ash meets Kaisa, the King’s Huntress, her heart begins to change. Instead of chasing fairies, Ash learns to hunt with Kaisa. Though their friendship is as delicate as a new bloom, it reawakens Ash’s capacity for love-and her desire to live. But Sidhean has already claimed Ash for his own, and she must make a choice between fairy tale dreams and true love. Found at Books By Their Cover.

soulstice Soulstice by Simon Holt: “The terrifying, nail-biting, and grossly intriguing sequel to The Devouring.

It’s been six months since Reggie first discovered and fought against the Vours, malicious and demonic beings that inhabit human bodies on the eve of the Winter Solstice.

The Vours still haunt Reggie, but only in her dreams-until one night, when an unexpected visitor turns her nightmares into reality.” Found at Books By Their Cover.

seducingmrdarcy Seducing Mr. Darcy by Gwyn Cready: Mr. Darcy just isn’t Flip Allison’s style. She prefers novels that include hot sex on the bathroom sink to the mannerly high-tension longing of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. That is, until she pays a visit to Madame K, who promises a therapeutic massage with an opportunity to “Imagine Yourself in Your Favorite Book.” Somehow on the way to a sizzling sink top session with a Venetian Adonis, Flip lands right in the middle of Regency England–and dangerously close to handsome Mr. Darcy. So close, in fact, that she discovers you can’t always judge a book by its cover. Found at A Bibliophile’s Bookshelf.

obernewtyn Obernewtyn by Isobelle Carmody: After the nuclear holocaust of the Great White, the surviving humans condemn all Misfits (mutants) to either death by fire or exile to Obernewtyn, a remote mountain institution where mysterious experiments are performed on some exiles. Elspeth Gordie is a Misfit, struggling to hide her mutant mental abilities and earn a Normalcy Certificate. But when her secret is betrayed, she is sent to Obernewtyn, from which no one has ever escaped. At Obernewtyn she finds not only dreadful experiments, but ambitious overlords who seek to use the Misfits’ paranormal powers to recover the devastating secrets of nuclear war. Found at: The Infinite Shelf.

candorCandor by Pam Bachorz:Oscar Banks has everything under control. In a town
where his father brainwashes everyone, he’s found a way to secretly fight the subliminal Messages. He’s got them all fooled: Oscar’s the top student and the best-behaved teen in town. Nobody knows he’s made his own Messages to deprogram his brain. Oscar has even found a way to get rich. For a hefty price, he helps new kids escape Candor, Florida before they’re transformed into cookie-cutter teens. But then Nia Silva moves to Candor, and Oscar’s carefully-controlled world crumbles. Found at Sharon Loves Books and Cats.

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7 Responses

  1. Book Chick City

    Poison Ink sounds like a good read. They all do really. Nice finds :)

  2. gautami tripathy

    Those are lots of finds.

    Ash and Soulstice seem good!

    Seriously booking through it!
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  3. dsuzuki


    Gautami-actually I found a lot more but didn’t want the post to be huge so will post them next week :)

  4. Pam

    I need some new books I see at least 3 of these I didn’t know aobut and seem to have pretty awesome plots. Thanks for the post.

  5. Yan

    ASH was definitely amazing!

  6. dsuzuki

    Pam-have fun book shopping!
    Yan-I keep hearing it’s really good. Will have to pick it up.

  7. Michelle

    I have a copy of Ash that is next up on my list of books to read. I’ve heard good things about it and am anxious to formulate my own opinion on it. I’m also looking forward to Candor coming out, I have high hopes for it as well.

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