Friday, October 30, 2009

Friday Finds (Oct. 30)

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.

Chloe Neill
Series: Dark Elite, Book 1

As the new girl at the elite St. Sophia’s boarding school, Lily Parker thinks her classmates are the most monstrous things she’ll have to face…

When Lily’s guardians decided to send her away to a fancy boarding school in Chicago, she was shocked. So was St. Sophia’s. Lily’s ultra-rich brat pack classmates think Lily should be the punchline to every joke, and on top of that, she’s hearing strange noises and seeing bizarre things in the shadows of the creepy building.

The only thing keeping her sane is her roommate, Scout, but even Scout’s a little weird—she keeps disappearing late at night and won’t tell Lily where she’s been. But when a prank leaves Lily trapped in the catacombs beneath the school, Lily finds Scout running from a real monster.

Scout’s a member of a splinter group of rebel teens with unique magical talents, who’ve sworn to protect the city against demons, vampires, and Reapers, magic users who’ve been corrupted by their power. And when Lily finds herself in the line of a firespell, Scout tells her the truth about her secret life, even though Lily has no powers of her own—at least none that she’s discovered yet…

The Monstrumologist
Richard Yancey

These are the secrets I have kept. This is the trust I never betrayed. But he is dead now and has been for more than forty years, the one who gave me his trust, the one for whom I kept these secrets. The one who saved me...and the one who cursed me.

So begins the journal of Will Henry, orphaned assistant to Dr. Pellinore Warthrop, a man with a most unusual specialty: monstrumology, the study of monsters. In his time with the doctor, Will has met many a mysterious late-night visitor, and seen things he never imagined were real. But when a grave robber comes calling in the middle of the night with a gruesome find, he brings with him their most deadly case yet.

Storm Glass
Maria V Snyder
Series: Glass, Book 1

Untrained. Untested. Unleashed. With her unique magical abilities, Opal has always felt unsure of her place at Sitia's magic academy. But when the Stormdancer clan needs help, Opal's knowledge makes her the perfect choice - until the mission goes awry. Pulling her powers in unfamiliar directions, Opal finds herself tapping into a new kind of magic as stunningly potent as it is frightening. Now Opal must deal with plotters out to destroy the Stormdancer clan, as well as a traitor in their midst. With danger and deception rising around her, will Opal's untested abilities destroy her - or save them all?

Firespell was found via goodreads, The Monstrumologist along with Storm Glass were found from all around the blogosphere. Feel free to leave a comment and/or link to your Friday Finds!

(Review for Max by James Patterson will be up later today or tomorrow!)


Anonymous said...

The Monstrumologist was awesome! The best horror book I've read this year.

Stephanie said...

Ooh ... these look like fun! :-)

Nikki @ Bookizzle said...

@Stephanie - I've been hearing great things about it! Can't wait to read. :)

Grain de Beaute said...

Hello Nikki!

This is the first time I've seen this books but I'm totally curious about them. ♥ I'm adding Storm Glass and Fire Spell to my TBR list.

Thanks for stopping by my blog. ;) Happy reading.

Eleni said...

The Monstrumologist has a creepy cover but I think I'm gonna check it out...nice finds!

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