Friday, January 1, 2010

Friday Finds (Jan 1) / Follow Friday (#7)

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.

Friday Finds:

Picture The Dead by Adele Griffin
(discovered via Dark Faerie Tales)
Genre: Young Adult
Released: May 1st, 2010

Jennie’s connection with her twin brother, Toby, grew stronger after he died in 1864. Now Jennie must rely on her ability to communicate with the dead to find out what has happened to her beloved fiance, Will, while he was off at war. The army says he died honorably in battle. His brother confides that he became a violent criminal and died in a prison camp. Jennie begins to doubt that anyone is telling her the truth.

- This sounds mighty intriguing!

Thin Executioner by Darren Shan
(discovered via La Femme Readers)
Genre: Young Adult, Speculative Fiction
Released: August 2010

In a brutal nation of warriors, Jebel’s family holds the highest honor: his father is executioner. But Jebel is considered too thin to compete to replace him. Humiliated and furious, Jebel vows to regain his honor in a quest to petition the fire god for invincibility. The journey is long, filled with unknown monsters. And by the end of it Jebel isn’t quite sure what he wants anymore. In Darren Shan’s imaginative first standalone novel, he explores themes of religious tolerance and cultural understanding, and champions the idea that peace is often the bravest choice of all.

Follow Friday:

Taking one from Twitter's books here and doing my own version of Follow Friday! Every Friday I will highlight 2-3 blogs that I follow or just discovered who I think are worth following around the bookish blogosphere. :)

Parajunkee's View
(Contest: Design Contest)

- Rachel runs a very cool blog and it's one of my favorites! She's a very talented graphic designer and provides such a neat sense of creativity to her site. At Parajunkee's View you'll find great reviews, contests, and more. Stop by and say hello and tell her Nikki @ Bookizzle sent you. :)

Book Blab
(Contest: Leviathan - Ends 1/15)

- Lisa has a very fun and innovative site, full of well written reviews, and lots of great content. She just recently surpassed 200 followers (Congrats!) and I definitely recommend following her. Don't forget to check out her steampunk giveaway!

P.S. You have until the end of TODAY to get in your entries for my BONESHAKER giveaway! You don't wanna miss out.

► Woo-hoo first post of 2010! Got some exciting things in store for the new year and I cannot wait for all the great books coming out. I have a feeling that 2010 is going to be another excellent year for books. :) I hope everyone had a fun new years!


Jenn (Books At Midnight) said...

Happy New Year to you too! And interesting book choices there (second cover sort of scares me). I'll definitely be checking out Book Blab, since I hadn't heard of that blog yet. :)

Tales of Whimsy said...

Happy New Year!

The first book has the coolest cover.

I love Para! Her site is awesome.

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