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Friday, October 2, 2009

Friday Finds (5)

Friday Finds is hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading, a weekly meme in which you share great books found throughout the week!

I found some titles that I'm really excited about this week! A couple of them have already been released, but some I'll have a long wait for unfortunately!

Shadow Hills by Anastasia Hopcus
(Egmont, 2010)
Since her sister’s mysterious death, Persephone “Phe” Archer has been plagued by a series of disturbing dreams. Determined to find out what happened to her sister, Phe enrolls at Devenish Prep in Shadow Hills, Massachusetts—the subject of her sister’s final diary entry.

After stepping on campus, Phe immediately realizes that there’s something different about this place—an unexplained epidemic that decimated the town in the 1700s, an ancient and creepy cemetery, and gorgeous boy Zach—and somehow she’s connected to it all.
But the more questions she asks and the deeper she digs, the more entangled Phe becomes in the haunting past of Shadow Hills. Finding what links her to this town…might cost her her life.


Boneshaker by Cherie Priest (Tor, out now)
In the early days of the Civil War, rumors of gold in the frozen Klondike brought hordes of newcomers to the Pacific Northwest. Anxious to compete, Russian prospectors commissioned inventor Leviticus Blue to create a great machine that could mine through Alaska’s ice. Thus was Dr. Blue’s Incredible Bone-Shaking Drill Engine born.

But on its first test run the Boneshaker went terribly awry, destroying several blocks of downtown Seattle and unearthing a subterranean vein of blight gas that turned anyone who breathed it into the living dead.
Now it is sixteen years later, and a wall has been built to enclose the devastated and toxic city. Just beyond it lives Blue’s widow, Briar Wilkes. Life is hard with a ruined reputation and a teenaged boy to support, but she and Ezekiel are managing. Until Ezekiel undertakes a secret crusade to rewrite history.
His quest will take him under the wall and into a city teeming with ravenous undead, air pirates, criminal overlords, and heavily armed refugees. And only Briar can bring him out alive.

Ordinary Ghosts by Eireann Corrigan
(PUSH, out now)
Sometimes when life haunts you, you're better off becoming the ghost. Emil Simon feels invisible enough. He counts as a nonentity at his elite preparatory school and makes barely a dent in his father's thoughts. When his older brother runs away, he entrusts Emil with a master key to Caramoor Academy. Soon Emil is sneaking into the school at night to explore ... and falling for a faculty daughter who sneaks in for reasons of her own. This is a novel about living with disappearances... and willing yourself to appear.
Claire de Lune by Christine Johnson (Simon Pulse, May 18, 2010)   A teenager learns that she is a werewolf, descended from a long line of female werewolves, and must balance her human and werewolf lives, while tracking down the rogue werewolf preying upon the people of her town. 
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The Tension of Opposites by Kristina McBride
(Egmont, May 25, 2010)
Two years ago, when Tessa’s best friend, Noelle, was kidnapped, survivor’s guilt kept her from living her life. But that all changes the day she learns Noelle has been found . . . Alive. Tessa becomes determined to help her friend acclimate to the life she should have been living all along. But Max, the new kid in Tessa’s photography class, pulls her attention in a different direction. And Noelle, who insists on being called Elle, returns as a distant and self-destructive girl who Tessa has trouble connecting with. Will Tessa regain the friend she thought she’d lost forever? Or will Elle slip away and leave Tessa feeling more lost and confused than ever?


  1. Hi! Boneshaker is on my 'What's on in October' post! Yay! I hope you enjoy it. Did you know it's Steampunk month?

    Shadow Hills sounds very, very good to me!


  2. The Tension of Opposites sounds really good!

  3. Wow! What great finds! I'll be looking for some of these titles now...thanks.

  4. I hadn't heard of Shadow Hills before but it sounds amazingg. And I've wanted to read Ordinary Ghosts for awhile now. it loooks great.


  5. I really want to read Boneshaker and Claire De Lune sounds fantastic!!

    I also think the cover for Shadow Hills is pretty. I love the flamey thing lol

  6. Ordinary Ghosts sounds great I'm adding it to my list!



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