Friday, October 23, 2009

Friday Finds (Oct. 23)

Friday Finds is a weekly meme hosted by MizB over at Should Be Reading. The idea is to share books that you recently came across, whether new or old, that you've never heard of before and added to your TBR pile.

The Pace
Shelena Shorts

Weston Wilson is not immortal and he is of this world. But, aging is not part of his existence, and eighteen-year-old Sophie Slone is determined to find out why. In doing so, she could also uncover something about her own life expectancy that she may not want to know. Suddenly, immortality will mean everything and nothing all at the same time.

Knife of Never Letting Go
Patrick Ness
Series: Chaos Walking, Book 1

Todd Hewitt is the last boy in Prentisstown.

But Prentisstown isn't like other towns. Everyone can hear everyone else's thoughts in a constant, overwhelming, never-ending Noise. There is no privacy. There are no secrets.

Or are there?

Just one month away from the birthday that will make him a man, Todd unexpectedly stumbles upon a spot of complete silence.

Which is impossible. Prentisstown has been lying to him. And now he's going to have to run...

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Cherie Priest

In the early days of the Civil War, rumors of gold in the frozen Klondike brought hordes of newcomers to the Pacific Northwest. Anxious to compete, Russian prospectors commissioned inventor Leviticus Blue to create a great machine that could mine through Alaska’s ice. Thus was Dr. Blue’s Incredible Bone-Shaking Drill Engine born.

But on its first test run the Boneshaker went terribly awry, destroying several blocks of downtown Seattle and unearthing a subterranean vein of blight gas that turned anyone who breathed it into the living dead.

Now it is sixteen years later, and a wall has been built to enclose the devastated and toxic city. Just beyond it lives Blue’s widow, Briar Wilkes. Life is hard with a ruined reputation and a teenaged boy to support, but she and Ezekiel are managing. Until Ezekiel undertakes a secret crusade to rewrite history.

His quest will take him under the wall and into a city teeming with ravenous undead, air pirates, criminal overlords, and heavily armed refugees. And only Briar can bring him out alive.

I actually feel like one of the few people to recently come across this book. The more I peruse blogs, the more I realize that I'm mildly behind on the times. I blame work. And maybe space aliens.

All 3 books were found via goodreads. Gotta love it! Feel free to leave a comment and/or link to your Friday Finds!

(On a sidenote: I made some edits to my review for Her Fearful Symmetry late last night. It felt rushed and incomplete, which is probably due to the headache I had all day, but alas. It is ready for viewing if you feel so inclined.)


Mary (Bookfan) said...

I know I wouldn't want to live in Prentisstown!! I like the cover for The Pace.

ParaJunkee said...

These are great. Sound very interesting. You have a lovely blog, I found you through Book Blogs on Ning. I'm now following. Come and visiting mine sometime! Parajunkee

Nikki @ Bookizzle said...

@Mary - I'm with you there, it sounds awful!

@ParaJunkee - Thank you! I love your blog and I'm following as well. :)

Tales of Whimsy said...

oooo the 1st one sounds gooooood!

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