Friday, March 26, 2010

Friday Finds (9)

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:

By Lee Nichols
Publication date: June 8, 2010

When Emma Vaile’s parents go missing while away on a mysterious business trip, she’s left all alone in her creepy old house. But her brother’s very cute best friend, Bennett Stern—Emma’s knight in J. Crew armor—arrives unexpectedly to whisk her away to New England. There, Emma settles into his family’s museum-like mansion and enrolls at an old-fashioned private school. She quickly finds friends in the popular legacy crowd at Thatcher and spends her free time crushing on Bennett. But the eerie visions she’s been hiding from everyone have gotten worse. Emma has memories of Thatcher that she can’t explain—it’s as if she’s returning home to a place she’s never been. Finally, Emma confides in Bennett and learns she is a ghostkeeper, a person who can communicate with ghosts. Bennett brought Emma to Thatcher to protect her, but now he needs her help tracking an other-worldly murderer.

Thanks to The Book Scout for this find!

By Jackie Morse Kessler

Seventeen year old anorexic Lisabeth Lewis has been appointed Famine, one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. This sounds like a very interesting take on anorexia as Lisabeth sees others around the world who are starving. I am really curious about this one. Thanks to The Serpentine Library for this fantastic find!

On Folly Beach
By Karen White
Publication date: May 4, 2010

To most people, Folly Beach, South Carolina, is simply the last barrier island before the Atlantic. To some, it's a sanctuary, which is why Janie Hamilton's mother encourages her to buy the local book store, Folly's Finds, hoping it will distract Janie from the loss of her husband in Afghanistan. Janie is at first resistant, but intrigued after finding love letters and an image of a beautiful bottle tree in a box of used books from Folly's Finds, and decides to take the plunge. The store's seller insists on one condition: Janie must allow Lulu, the late owner's elderly sister, to continue selling her bottle trees from its back yard. Historically, bottle trees were brought by African slaves to the American South, and Janie had grown up with one in her backyard, and it has always been a symbol of refuge to her.  Janie generally ignores Lulu as she sifts through the love letters, wanting to learn more. But the more she discovers of the letters' authors, the closer she feels to Lulu. As details of a possible murder and a mysterious disappearance during World War II are revealed, the two women discover that circumstances beyond their control, sixty years apart, have brought them together, here on Folly Beach. And it is here that their war-ravaged hearts can find hope for a second chance...
I love Southern fiction and add to that the bookstore and the mystery aspect and this is a must read for me. Thanks to Crazy for Books for this great find!

The Karma Club
By Jessica Brody
Publication date: April 27, 2010

After her boyfriend cheats on her and doesn't suffer any consequences, Maddy and her friends start The Karma Club to right the wrongs of the universe. This sounds like a really fun book and many thanks to Rhiana Reads for this find.

Misguided Angel
By Melissa De La Cruz
Publication date: October 5, 2010

I just had to include this because the cover was just revealed and I absolutely love it! I can't wait to read book five in the Blue Bloods series.

What are your Friday Finds this week?


  1. I am waiting for Karma Club too - I read the author's two adult books and loved them so I am sure this one will be great too!

  2. ooh...adding The Karma Club and Misguided Angel to my WL...thanks!

  3. Decepting and Karma Club look really good!

  4. These look like good books. I'm going to add them to my wish list.


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