Friday, January 22, 2010

Friday Finds (Jan 23) / Follow Friday (#9)

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:

She Thief by Daniel Finn
(discovered via Goodreads)
Genre: YA
Released: April 13, 2010

The girl, Baz, and the boy, Demi, are master pickpockets. They weave through rich neighborhoods to slip bags off shoulders and wallets out of pockets before disappearing into the crowd. Their loot goes to Fay, who runs a gang of child thieves from her den in the Barrio. This sweltering slum—in a city that is imagined, but all too real—is what passes for home to the kids, and Fay is what passes for family.

That all changes the day Demi steals a magnificent blue ring. Soon, the police chief and the Barrio’s crime boss close in on Fay, and she begins to break under their pressure. Baz has never doubted Fay before. She’s never been apart from Demi, either. But soon, Baz is left alone to find her way through a world more corrupt than she’s ever realized. Here, the lives of children are thrown away without a moment’s hesitation. Here, the rich and powerful are just thieves on a larger scale. And somewhere in this wreck of a city, Baz must find the scraps of hope, the small acts of kindness, and the steely strength that will take her back to Demi and wash them both out of the Barrio for good.

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. :)

Tales of Whimsy

Tales of a Whimsy
(Contest: There's 3 different contests going on right now for the following titles: Powers, Through The Triangle, and Split by a Kiss & Extreme Kissing. I highly encourage you to check em out!)

- Juju at Tales of a Whimsy was one of the first to ever welcome me into the blogging world and one of the first blogs I ever followed. She is such a sweetheart and continues to be one of my favorite bloggers around the blogosphere. :)

The Book Butterfly
(Contest: Kim has 5 contests going on right now, all of them for some up & coming (and rather popular) YA titles. Go check em out on her sidebar!)

- Kim at The Book Butterfly is another blogger I enjoy following with her fab reviews, smart interviews, and generous giveaways. She's got a great site with a lot of content to be enjoyed by all. Check her out!

► I hope everyone has a wonderful Friday and Happy Reading!


Tales of Whimsy said...

Thanks mama :)

brizmus said...

okay, wow! She Thief looks AWESOME!

Alyssa Kirk said...

She Thief looks fantastic!

We love Juju and Kim as well. They have wonderful blogs. Juju has also been an early and frequent supporter of ours

Great picks!

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