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Thursday, October 1, 2009

Friday Finds: Friday October 2nd 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!"

Bad Apple by Laura Ruby
Publication Date: October 1st 2009

Junior Tola Riley doesn’t care what people say about her. She knows her ever-changing hair color and goth clothes make her an easy target. Whatever. But the latest rumor is different.... The entire school believes she had an affair with her art teacher. The rumors may be a lie, but the fallout is all too real. Will Tola finally stand up for the truth?

Claire de Lune by Christine Johnson
Publication Date: May 18th 2010

Christine Johnson’s CLAIRE DE LUNE, in which a teenager learns that she is a werewolf, descended from a long line of female werewolves, and must balance her human and werewolf lives, while tracking down the rogue werewolf preying upon the people of her town.

With a heroine you'll root for and a truly relevant story, Laura Ruby has once again brought the authentic teen experience to life for readers who relish dark humor and razor-sharp wit.

Impossible by Nancy Werlin
Publication Date: September 18th 2008

Lucy has nine months to break an ancient curse in order to save both herself and her unborn daughter. Inspired by the ballad "Scarborough Fair", this riveting novel combines suspense, fantasy, and romance for an intensely page-turning and masterfully original tale. Lucy is seventeen when she discovers that the women of her family have been cursed through the generations, forced to attempt three seemingly impossible tasks or to fall into madness upon their child's birth. But Lucy is the first girl who won't be alone as she tackles the list. She has her fiercely protective foster parents and her childhood friend Zach beside her. Do they have love and strength enough to overcome an age-old evil?

The Clearing by Heather Davis
Publication Date: April 2010 (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

Amy, a sixteen-year-old recovering from an abusive relationship, moves to the country to start a new life with her aunt–all she wants is for everything to be different. In the clearing at the back of Aunt Mae’s property, she makes an amazing discovery—Henry, a boy stuck in the endless summer of 1944. Henry and his world become Amy’s refuge and she begins to learn that some moments are worth savoring. But when the past and present come crashing together, both of them must find the courage to face what is meant to be, even if it means losing each other forever.

Nightwalker (Dark Days, Book 1) by Jocelynn Drake
Publication Date: August 1st 2008

For centuries Mira has been a nightwalker—an unstoppable enforcer for a mysterious organization that manipulates earth-shaking events from the darkest shadows. But elemental mastery over fire sets her apart from others of her night-prowling breed . . . and may be all that prevents her doom.

The foe she now faces is human: the vampire hunter called Danaus, who has already destroyed so many undead. For Mira, the time has come to hunt . . . or be hunted.


Misty said...

I really want to read Impossible. And that cover for Bad Apple is too cute.

RKCharron said...

Hi :)
Thank you for sharing these books.
They all sound like great reads.
All the best,

elnice said...

Wasn't Claire de Lune what they were listening to in Edward's bedroom in Twilight?

Juju from Tales of Whimsy said...

Impossible is weird but really good. The sort of book I could not put down.

Casey said...

Great finds! I hadn't seen the cover to The Clearing yet. I like it and can't wait to read that one.

Book Butterfly (Kim) said...

Hi everyone, thanks for checking out my finds!

JuJu--good to know about Impossible
Elnice- I think you are right about Claire de Lune!
Thanks guys :)