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Thursday, August 6, 2009

Friday Finds: August 7th 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!"

Inside Out by Maria V. Snyder
Publication Date- April 2010

Book Summary- "I'm Trella. I'm a scrub. A nobody. One of thousands who work the lower levels, keeping Inside clean for the Uppers. I've got one friend, do my job and try to avoid the Pop Cops. So what if I occasionally use the pipes to sneak around the Upper levels? Not like it's all that dangerous - the only neck I risk is my own. Until I accidently start a rebellion and become the go-to girl to lead a revolution. I should have just said no..."

An unforgettable futuristic story about a girl whose attempts to rebel quietly puts her at the forefront of a revolution.

Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins
Publication Date -March 2nd 2010

Book Summary- Three years ago, Sophie Mercer discovered that she was a witch. It's gotten her into a few scrapes. Her non-gifted mother has been as supportive as possible, consulting Sophie's estranged father-an elusive European warlock-only when necessary. But when Sophie attracts too much human attention for a prom-night spell gone horribly wrong, it's her dad who decides her punishment: exile to Hex Hall, an isolated reform school for wayward Prodigium, a.k.a. witches, faeries, and shapeshifters.

By the end of her first day among fellow freak-teens, Sophie has quite a scorecard: three powerful enemies who look like supermodels, a futile crush on a gorgeous warlock, a creepy tagalong ghost, and a new roommate who happens to be the most hated person and only vampire on campus. Worse, Sophie soon learns that a mysterious predator has been attacking students, and her only friend is the number-one suspect.

As a series of blood-curdling mysteries starts to converge, Sophie prepares for the biggest threat of all: an ancient secret society determined to destroy all Prodigium, especially her.

Fire and Ice: The Secret Vampire Society by C.S. Wolfe

Publication Date: July 17th 2009

Book Summary - While painting a mural in his building, Carmen meets Adrian. He is gorgeous, wealthy, and intrigued by Carmen who is different from any woman he has ever known. He recognizes that it is the human side of Carmen that attracts him; he feels young and alive again. Carmen can't help loving Adrian, though she is frightened of his darker side. He is second in command of the largest, most powerful secret vampire society ever. As Carmen reluctantly immerses herself into Adrian's world, she discovers she has abilities supposedly impossible for a human. She is told of the prophecies about the coming of vampire slayers, and the council is left trying to decide whether Carmen's abilities make her a friend or a foe. Should they welcome her or destroy her before it is too late? In the end, will Carmen defeat them all, die trying, or will she finally embrace Adrian's world to become the heroine?

(Has anyone read this yet--it sounds really intriguing to me! )

The Reckoning by Kelley Armstrong
Publication Date- May 1st 2010

I just saw that the cover for the third book in Kelley Armstrong's Darkest Powers trilogy, The Reckoning, is out AND she's made the the first three chapters available to readers. If you'd like to check it out, you can do so HERE. If you haven't read this series, you don't know what you are missing!

There is a contest in the blogger world for Books 1 & 2 by the way. Head on over to Sarah's Random Musings to score SIGNED copies of the books and a tote bag!


Lady Lazarus said...

Ooh, I do like your choices. :-D

Kristen said...

Great finds this week! All yummy looking fantasy books! :)

Fantastic Book Review said...

Great Picks by some of my favorite authors! I can't wait to read Inside Out and The Reckoning!

Juju said...

O the Reckonings cover is sweet! Inside Out sounds pretty good.

Ladybug said...

The Reckoning was on my Waiting on Wednsday post =) I'm so looking forward to it!

Kate said...

Thanks for sharing some great books with us. I think I now know why mt TBR pile is getting ever larger.