Friday, February 5, 2010

Friday Finds (Feb 5) / Follow Friday (#11)

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:

Dead Girl Walking by Linda Joy Singleton
(discovered via Goodreads)
Genre: YA, Paranormal
Released: September 1, 2008

I am so dead. Now, was I supposed to go left or right at the Light? Seventeen-year-old Amber Borden has a lousy sense of direction - so lousy that she takes a wrong turn when returning from her near-death experience. She ends up in the body of the most popular girl in school, who has just tried to commit suicide.
Can a girl who can't even navigate the halls of Halsey High discover the secrets of her new identity and find her way back to her own life?

My Ridiculous, Romantic Obsessions by Becca Wilhite
(discovered via Steph Su Reads)
Genre: YA, Contemporary Romance
Released: March 3, 2010

Sarah Howard's first year at the university is everything and nothing she expected especially when a very cute boy named Ben in her Art History class starts to show interest in her.

Sarah feels like she's an average, normal, everyday girl. So, when Ben (to whom she secretly refers as Adonis because she thinks he could be a Greek god) begins to take interest in her, Sarah is in denial. For one thing, last year she was deeply crushed and humiliated by Jesse James a guy who she thought liked her.

She's determined not to get burned again. But in her heart of hearts, what she really wants is a Jane Austen kind of romance. Ridiculous, right? That kind of romance doesn t exist anymore . . . or does it? Sarah is smart and fun to be around and even pretty, despite her Medusa-like red curls. She even plays the guitar. (So does Ben!) Yes, Sarah is everything Ben has wanted. He's crazy for her, but Sarah is just not getting it. She's playing hard to get, and if she s not careful, she s going to lose a real hot gentleman -- her 21st-century Mr. Darcy.

The Boneshaker by Kate Milford
(discovered via Goodreads)
Genre: YA, Speculative Fiction - Steampunk
Released: March 24, 2010

Thirteen year-old Natalie Minks loves machines, particularly automata—self operating mechanical devices, usually powered by clockwork. When Jake Limberleg and his traveling medicine show arrive in her small Missouri town with a mysterious vehicle under a tarp and an uncanny ability to make Natalie's half-built automaton move, she feels in her gut that something about this caravan of healers is a bit off. Her uneasiness leads her to investigate the intricate maze of the medicine show, where she discovers a horrible truth, and realizes that only she has the power to set things right.

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. :)


Monster of Books
(Contest: 100 Follower Giveaway
- International - Ends February 25)

- Monster of Books is yet another blog I've come across in recent weeks. Maura runs a fun, hip site chalk full of book reviews and weekly memes. Make sure you stop by and follow!

► A little late today due to sleeping through my alarm. x_x But I hope everyone has a wonderful Friday!


Tales of Whimsy said...

oooo FAB pics! I REALLLY want the first 2.

Unknown said...

My Ridiculous Romantic Obsessions sounds great. Hope it has a UK release date.

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