A website dedicated to books in the Young Adult genre, featuring book reviews, author interviews contests and much more!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Friday Finds, Friday November 6th 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!"


Breakfast at Bloomingdales by Kristen Kemp

Kat's come to New York City with a dream: to be a big fashion designer and to see her name on a label in Bloomingdale's. Back in Kentucky, she imagined a city paved in Prada . . . but the reality isn't quite so fashionable. Still, there are friends to be made, boys to be flirted with, and amazements to be found . . . sometimes when she least expects it. Even when her lame hick boyfriend from back home comes to the city to try to reclaim her, Kat knows she's found her place . . . now all she has to do is have the place find her back.

The Maze Runner by James Dashner

When Thomas wakes up in the lift, the only thing he can remember is his first name. He has no recollection of his parents, his home, or how he got where he is. His memory is black. But he’s not alone. When the lift’s doors open, Thomas finds himself surrounded by kids who welcome him to the Glade, a large expanse enclosed by stone walls.

Just like Thomas, the Gladers don’t know why or how they got to the Glade. All they know is that every morning, for as long as they could remember, the stone doors to the maze that surrounds them have opened. Every night, they’ve closed tight. Every thirty days a new boy is delivered in the lift. And no one wants to be stuck in the maze after dark.

The Gladers were expecting Thomas’s arrival. But the next day, a girl springs up—the first girl ever to arrive in the Glade. And more surprising yet is the message she delivers. The Gladers have always been convinced that if they can solve the maze that surrounds the Glade, they might be able to find their way home . . . wherever that may be. But it’s looking more and more as if the maze is unsolvable.

And something about the girl’s arrival is starting to make Thomas feel different. Something is telling him that he just might have some answers—if he can only find a way to retrieve the dark secrets locked within his own mind.

Note- I've known about this one for awhile, but I still had to post about it. It looks so amazing!!


Shade by Jeri Smith- Ready
Publication Date: May 18th 2010

When Aura's boyfriend dies a most untimely death, she is forced to reconsider her relationship with the living and the dead alike, in Jeri's teen fiction debut.




Nearly Departed by Rook Hastings
February 4th 2010 (Harper Collins)
"I've seen a ghost," said Emily. "Well, not seen one exactly. Heard one. At least, I think I have!" Everything has a rational explanation. Unless it doesn't. Welcome to Weirdsville...Woodsville is not like other towns. Night falls a little earlier there, the shadows are darker and denser, and everyone knows it's a place where strange things happen. Even if they won't admit it. Bethan would prefer to be anywhere but here. Jay has his theories, but isn't ready to share. Hashim sees more than he'll say, while Kelly's demons are all too flesh and blood. But Emily's freak-out brings them out of denial and face to face with the supernatural. Anywhere else, Friday night would be date night. But not in Weirdsville!



Linger (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #2) by Maggie Stiefvater
Fall 2010

Grace...

This is the story of a boy who used to be a wolf and a girl who was becoming one.

Just a few months ago, it was Sam who was the mythical creature. His was the disease we couldn't cure. His was the good-bye that meant the most. He had the body that was a mystery, too strange and wonderful and terrifying to comprehend.

But now it is spring. With the heat, the remaining wolves will soon be falling out of their wolf pelts and back into their human bodies. Sam stays Sam, and Cole stays Cole, and it's only me who's not firmly in my own skin.


The Secret Year by Jennifer Hubbard
Publication Date: January 7th 2010 (Viking)

Seventeen-year-old Colt has been sneaking out at night to meet Julia, a girl from an upper-class neighborhood unlike his own. They’ve never told anyone else about their relationship: not their family or friends, and especially not Julia’s boyfriend.When Julia dies suddenly, Colt tries to cope with her death while pretending that he never even knew her. He discovers a journal she left behind. But he is not prepared for the truths he discoversabout their intense relationship, nor to pay the price for the secrets he’s kept.

Most of the friday finds I discovered from Kristi at the Story Siren's blog. She always finds the BEST upcoming books! Thanks Kristi!

9 comments:

Kaye said...

It's already november, lol
=)

gautami tripathy said...

Are all of these YA reads?

Friday Find: Racing the Dark by Alaya Dawn Johnson

Book Butterfly (Kim) said...

Gautami- yes these are YA. Most of the books you will find on my blog will always be of that nature.

aprilnichole said...

These are some really good finds. Thanks for sharing. I really like the cover for Nearly Departed, kind of spooky.

Casey said...

Great finds! All these are on my wishlist and can't wait to read them. I really like the cover the to Breakfast at Bloomingdale's.

choco (In Which a Girl Reads) said...

Nice picks! I really want to read Maze Runner :)

...MY NAME IS ELENI AND I AM A BOOKAHOLIC... said...

Great finds...ahhh I can't wait for Linger!

Anonymous said...

hiya


just registered and put on my todo list


hopefully this is just what im looking for looks like i have a lot to read.

Anonymous said...

Extremely funny video with a social message. Ghuggi must get a national award for his efforts.

[url=http://www.mydesizone.com/video/zy5-ryJTvZA/Ghuggi-de-barati-Gurpreet-Ghuggi.html]Ghuggi de barati - Gurpreet Ghuggi[/url]