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Thursday, November 12, 2009

Friday Finds: Friday November 13th 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!"

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Karen Kincy

Publication Date: July 1st 2010 (Flux)

Seventeen-year-old Gwen hides a dangerous secret: she’s Other. Half-pooka, to be exact, thanks to the father she never met. Most Americans don’t exactly roll out the welcome mat for Others, especially not the small-town folks of Klikamuks, Washington. As if this isn’t bad enough, Gwen’s on the brink of revealing her true identity to her long-time boyfriend, Zack, but she’s scared he’ll lump her with the likes of bloodthirsty vampires and feral werewolves.

When a pack of werewolves chooses the national forest behind Gwen’s home as their new territory, the tensions in Klikamuks escalate-into murder. It soon becomes clear a serial killer is methodically slaying Others. The police turn a blind eye, leaving Gwen to find the killer before the killer finds her. As she hunts for clues, she uncovers more Others living nearby than she ever expected. Like Tavian, a sexy Japanese fox-spirit who rivals Zack and challenges her to embrace her Otherness. Gwen must struggle with her own conflicted identity, learn who she can trust, and-most importantly-stay alive.

Shadow by
Jenny Moss
Publication Date: April 1st 2010 (Scholastic)

In a time of kings, queens, and conspiracy, it's impossible to know whom one can trust. . . .

In a kingdom far away and long ago, it was prophesied at her birth that the queen would die before her sixteenth birthday. So Shadow, an orphan girl the same age as the young queen, was given the duty to watch her every move. And as prophesies do tend to come true, the queen is poisoned days before her birthday. When the castle is thrown into chaos, Shadow escapes with a young knight, whom she believes was betrothed to the queen.

Unsure of why she is following Sir Kenway, but determined to escape as far as possible from the castle, her long-time prison, Shadow sets off on an adventure with the handsome knight who has been charged with protecting her. As mystery builds, and romantic tension does, too, Shadow begins to wonder what her role in the kingdom truly is. Soon, she learns, it is up to her to save her land.

Jenny Moss's novel is a lyrical, fast-paced adventure filled with mystery, magic, honor, and romance that will lead readers on an incredible journey.

Claire de Lune by
Christine Johnson (Simon Pulse)
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.

Wolves, Boys and Other Things That Might Kill Me
by Kristin Chandler

Publication Date: May 13th 2010 (Viking Press)
When KJ Carson is assigned to write a column for her school newspaper about the wolves in nearby Yellowstone National Park, she's more interested in impressing Virgil Whitman, the new kid in school and the photographer assigned as her partner, than in investigative journalism. But before long, KJ has a face-to-face encounter with a wolf that changes her and the way she thinks about wolves.

With her newfound passion for protecting these controversial animals, KJ inadvertently ignites the fuse of the anti-wolf sentiment in the community. First Virgil is injured during a town parade, and then her father's store is set on fire in retribution. To stop the escalating violence, KJ follows Virgil to the cattle ranch of the most outspoken anti-wolf activist in town, against her father's will. What she discovers there threatens everything and everyone she cares about.


gautami tripathy said...

You found some good books.

Friday Finds

Alayne said...

Good finds. I really like your blog. Here is my post: http://thecrowdedleaf.wordpress.com/2009/11/13/friday-finds-what-to-do-i-blame-you-yes-you.

Stephanie said...

These all look like good reads. I LOVE the title of the last one.


good finds!

Nikki (A Haunt of Ancient Peace) said...

Awesome books. Wolves, Boys and Other Things That Might Kill Me sounds really good.

:D Nikki

Alyssa Kirk @ Teens Read and Write said...

Haven't heard of any of these. They look great!

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

OOoo the 1st one sounds soooo good. I can't wait for the review.