Friday, January 29, 2010

Friday Finds (Jan 29) / Follow Friday (#10)

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:

7 Souls by Barnabas Miller
(discovered via around the blogosphere or Goodreads)
Genre: YA
Released: July 13, 2010

Mary expected her seventeenth birthday to be a blowout to remember, courtesy of her best friends, fellow New York City prepsters Amy and Joon, and her doting boyfriend, Trick.

Instead, the day starts badly and gets worse. After waking up in a mortifying place with a massive, unexplainable hangover, Mary soon discovers that nobody at school is even aware that it's her birthday. As evening approaches, paranoia sets in. Mary just can't shake the feeling that someone is out to get her—and, as it turns out, she's right. Before the night is over, she's been killed in cold blood.

But murder is just the beginning of Mary's ordeal. Her soul gets trapped in a strange limbo, and she must relive the day of her death through the eyes of seven people—each of whom, she finds, had plenty of reasons to hate her. As Mary explores the mysteries of her world, discovering secrets that were hidden in plain sight while she was alive, she clings desperately to the hope that she can solve her own murder, change the past, and—just maybe—save her own life.

Nomansland by Lesley Hauge
(discovered via Goodreads)
Genre: YA
Released: June 22, 2010

Sometime in the future, a lonely, windswept island is populated
solely by women.

Among these women is a group of teenaged Trackers — expert equestrians and archers — whose job is to protect their shores from the enemy. The enemy, they’ve been told, is men. When these girls come upon a partially buried home from the distant past, they are fascinated by the strange objects—high-heeled shoes, teen magazines, make-up found there. What are they to make of these mysterious things? And what does it mean for their strict society where friendship is forbidden and rules must be obeyed—at all costs?

Follow Friday:

Taking one from Twitter's books here and doing my own version of Follow Friday! Every Friday I will highlight 1-2 blogs that I follow or just discovered who I think are worth following around the bookish blogosphere. :)

Lily's Bookshelf
(Contest: Follower/Series Giveaway
- International - Ends January 31st.)

- Lily's Bookshelf is another blog I recently came across. She has a very chic site (another lovely design by Rachel) and definitely worth checking out. Stop by and follow!

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


ninefly said...

I'm definitely looking up NoMansLand, both the cover and premise are so intriguing =D

Tales of Whimsy said...

Intense covers :)

Yah Lily! I love Lily's page!

Cindy said...

Love the cover to 7 Souls, great finds :) thanks for sharing

Eleni said...

I'm looking forward to 7 Souls :)

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