Thursday, February 11, 2010

Friday Finds (3)

Note: I am posting this early because I have a really incredibly busy day Friday and I didn't want to forget.

Friday Finds are books that you've heard about during the past week. Friday Finds is hosted by Miz B of Should Be Reading.

My finds this week:
Caleb + Kate
By Cindy Martinusen-Coloma

 Kate has every material thing she could want but has no friends because of her family's status. In contrast Caleb is working class but the two meet when Kate's parents purchase a hotel.

Cool Beans
By Erynn Mangum

 Maya Davis is happy with how her life is going until her best friend Jen unknowingly starts dating her high school sweetheart. This novel is based on Jane Austen's Persuasion.

The Bad Queen
By Carolyn Meyer

Part of the Young Royals series, this novel is about the rise and fall of Marie Antoinette.

Top Ten Uses For an Unworn Prom Dress
By Tina Ferraro

Description from "Sophomore year, Nicolette Antonovich was dumped two days before prom by the hottest guy at school. As a result, she became the proud owner of one unworn, perfectly magical pink vintage dress. But Nic is determined to put that night behind her for good. She's a junior now— older, wiser, and completely overwhelmed by a new set of problems: (1) The bank's ready to foreclose on her childhood home. (2) Her father's too busy with his "replacement" daughter to care. (3) Her best friend's brother is an eternal thorn in her side. (4) Her best friend isn't exactly the rose attached to that thorn. (5) Rumors are flying around school that could get her kicked off the volleyball team, which would (6) ruin all chances of a college scholarship. (7) She still likes the boy who dumped her in the first place. (8) And what in the world do you do with an unworn prom dress, anyway? Strangely, it's getting to the bottom of this last dilemma that just might hold the answer to all Nic's problems. " Thank you Sara at Along for the Ride for this find!

By Jennifer Donnelly

A young woman finds herself transported from modern times to the French Revolution. Thank you Kristi at The Story Siren for this find!

Thief Eyes
By Janni Lee Simner

Description from "After her mother mysteriously disappears, sixteen-year-old Haley convinces her father to take her to Iceland, where her mother was last seen. There, amidst the ancient fissures and crevices of that volcanic island, Haley meets gorgeous Ari, a boy with a dangerous side who appoints himself her protector. When Haley picks up a silver coin that entangles her in a spell cast by her ancestor Hallgerd, she discovers that Hallgerd's spell and her mother's disappearance are connected to a chain of events that could unleash terrifying powers and consume the world. Haley must find a way to contain the growing fires of the spell—and her growing attraction to Ari. Janni Lee Simner brings the fierce romance and violent passions of Iceland's medieval sagas into this twenty-first-century novel, with spellbinding results." Thank you Kristi at The Story Siren for this find!

Forget You
By Jennifer Echols

Description from the author's website: "There’s a lot Zoey would like to forget. Like how her father has knocked up his twenty-four-year old girlfriend. Like Zoey’s fear that the whole town will find out about her mom’s nervous breakdown. Like darkly handsome bad boy Doug taunting her at school. With her life about to become a complete mess, Zoey fights back the only way she knows how, using her famous attention to detail to make sure she’s the perfect daughter, the perfect student, and the perfect girlfriend to ultra-popular football player Brandon. But then Zoey is in a car crash, and the next day there’s one thing she can’t remember at all—the entire night before. Did she go parking with Brandon, like she planned? And if so, why does it seem like Brandon is avoiding her? And why is Doug—of all people—suddenly acting as if something significant happened between the two of them? Zoey dimly remembers Doug pulling her from the wreck, but he keeps referring to what happened that night as if it was more, and it terrifies Zoey to admit how much is a blank to her. Controlled, meticulous Zoey is quickly losing her grip on the all-important details of her life—a life that seems strangely empty of Brandon, and strangely full of Doug." Thank you Library Lurker for this find!

I Was Jane Austen's Best Friend: A Secret Diary
By Cora Harrison

Description from "When shy Jenny Cooper goes to stay with her cousin Jane Austen, she knows nothing of the world of beautiful dresses, dances, secrets, gossip, and romance that Jane inhabits. At fifteen, Jane is already a sharp observer of the customs of courtship. So when Jenny falls utterly in love with Captain Thomas Williams, who better than Jane to help her win the heart of this dashing man? But is that even possible? After all, Jenny’s been harboring a most desperate secret. Should it become known, it would bring scandal not only to her, but also to the wonderful Austen family. What’s a poor orphan girl to do? In this delicious dance between truth and fiction, Cora Harrison has crafted Jenny’s secret diary by reading everything Jane Austen wrote as a child and an adult, and by researching biographies, critical studies, and family letters. Jenny’s diary makes the past spring vividly to life and provides insight into the entire Austen family—especially the beloved Jane."


  1. Wow, you found a lot this week :)

  2. Wow, I am just amazed at how much you read. I had no idea. I'm not even going to pretend to keep up. ;)

    Thanks for your comment on my blog. Sooo funny. Yeah I don't get some of those old deco ideas! Like, really, who on earth thinks that is even nice?!?! Weird.

  3. These look great! I am especially intrigued by Revolution.


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