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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Friday Finds: Friday July 24th 2009

Friday Finds was formed over at Should Be Reading -

"The idea is to share, every Friday, about books that you’ve recently discovered (never heard of before) that sound really good!"

Publication Date- August 25th 2009

Synopsis- What fortune awaited sweet, timid Percy Parker at Athens Academy? Considering how few of Queen Victoria’s Londoners knew of it, the great Romanesque fortress was dreadfully imposing, and little could Percy guess what lay inside. She had never met the powerful and mysterious Professor Alexi Rychman, knew nothing of the growing shadow, the Ripper and other supernatural terrors against which his coterie stood guard. She knew simply that she was different, haunted, with her snow-white hair, pearlescent skin and uncanny gifts. But this arched stone doorway offered a portal to a new life, an education far from the convent—and an invitation to an intimate yet dangerous dance at the threshold of life and death….

I found out about this from a review Jess did at Book Reviews by Jess! Go check it out!

Publication Date - July 27th 2009

Synopsis - There’s an allure to vampire tales that have seduced readers for generations. From Bram Stoker to Stephanie Meyer and beyond, vampire stories are here to stay. For those fresh-blooded fans of paranormal romance or for those whose hunt and hunger never dies, these stories have what readers want! This collection of original tales comes from some of the hottest, most popular, and best-selling YA writers, including: Holly Black (The Spiderwick Chronicles, Tithe),Libba Bray (A Great and Terrible Beauty), Melissa De La Cruz (Blue Blood, Cassandra Clare (City of Bones), Rachel Caine (Morganville Vampires),Nancy Holder & Debbie Viguie (Wicked), Cecil Castellucci (Boy Proof, Queen of Cool),Kelley Armstrong (Women of Otherworld), Maria V. Snyder, Sarah Rees Brennan, Lili St. Crow, Karen Mahoney and Dina James. They will make everyone a sucker for eternal kisses.

FORGET-HER-NOTS by Amy Brecount White
Publication Date
- March 2nd 2010

Synopsis - When someone leaves three mystery flowers outside her dorm door, Laurel thinks that maybe the Avondale School isn’t so awful after all — until her own body starts to freak out. In the middle of her English presentation on the Victorian Language of Flowers, strange words pop into her head, and her body seems to tingle and hum. Impulsively, Laurel gives the love bouquet she made to demonstrate the language to her spinster English teacher. When that teacher unexpectedly and immediately finds romance, Laurel suspects that something — something magical — is up. With her new friend, Kate, she sets out to discover the origins and breadth of her powers by experimenting on herself and others. But she can’t seem to find any living experts in the field of flower powers to guide her. And her bouquets don’t always do her bidding, especially when it comes to her own crush, Justin. Rumors about Laurel and her flowers fly across campus, and she’s soon besieged by requests from girls — both friends and enemies — who want their lives magically transformed — just in time for prom.

Captivate by Carrie Jones
Puplication Date- January 2010

If you were a big fan of Need by Carrie Jones like myself, then you will be happy to know there is a sequel, Captivate, coming out in January 2010! In an interview back in May '09 Carrie told blogger Kelly Fineman these fun facts about Captivate--

1. What happens in it surprises me a lot.
2. Zara becomes even more of a butt kicker.
3. Bad stuff happens.
4. Someone dies.
5. She deals with some interesting pixies.

( I wonder who dies? Better not be Betty! She's my favorite character!)

Jekel Loves Hyde by Beth Fantaskey
Publication Date - Spring 2010

Beth Fantaskey, author of Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side has a new book coming out in the Spring of 2010, called Jekel Loves Hyde. In an interview with Wondrous Reads back in April, she described the book as -

"It’s a different kind of twist on the paranormal. Jill Jekel and Tristen Hyde are two high school students who gradually discover that they share a mysterious, possibly dangerous, connection to the old novel, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. As they race against the clock to figure out the puzzle, they start to fall for each other – which is probably the worst thing that could happen to them."

(Sounds intriguing right?)

ANGELS LIE by Melissa de la Cruz
Publication Date - October 27th 2009

ANGEL'S LIE by Melissa de la Cruz is a peek into a world where people will trade anything for wealth and power.


Kristen said...

Oooo. Lots of awesome finds there. I can't wait to read Carrie Jones' sequel!

Fantastic Book Review said...

Great Finds Kim! We have the same taste in books! :) I was excited when I found out Carrie was doing a sequel to Need. After I finished reading it, I kept going back to her site to see if there would be a follow up. YAY!

Melissa said...

Great finds! Of all of those, I've only read NEED, but really enjoyed it! I'll be reading THE STRANGELY BEAUTIFUL TALE OF MISS PERCY PARKER soon, too, hopefully!

Book Butterfly (Kim) said...

Thanks everyone! I'm really looking forward to Captivate as well! And the Strangely Beautiful Tale of Miss Percy Parker sounds so good too!! More books to add to the list!

Jessica Kennedy said...

Woohoo! I'm looking forward to Beth Fantaskey's next book too! :)

Kristen said...

Btw - have an award for you:

Kristi said...

Just dropping by to give you an award!


Kate said...

You've introduced me to some books that look amazing!