Friday Finds is a weekly meme hosted by Jenn at A Daily Rhythm and showcases the books you’ve found during the week and added to your TBR list.
I found this book through a Goodreads Giveaway, and it seems quite entertaining. Realistically, I have no idea if I’ll ever get around to reading it, but it’s on the list, anyway.
Meet Danny, the last surviving Earth man. Enclosed are his logs about being a space prisoner and his eventual turn of luck as a space fugitive, but that’s entering spoiler territory. Some log topics included are: ‘Why you shouldn’t do space drugs,’ ‘What makes me so special?’ and ‘I really wish I never met the Ramanon species.’ It’s Hitchhiker’s Guide meets Ender’s Game—in space! Oh wait.
This was another Goodreads Giveaway find. It’s an Alice in Wonderland retelling (with zombies), and it sound quite good. It also has good ratings on Goodreads, so hopefully I’ll enjoy it if I ever get around to it!
Unexplainablenews.com is reporting strange phenomena in cemeteries in Scotland, Germany, Italy, and America. Only one individual knows what’s happening – and why! This person also knows the one girl who can prevent an unspeakable and imminent catastrophe from taking place. But will she? When Caitlin Fletcher’s mom disappeared (or left?) four years ago, Caitlin began suffering from breathless bouts of anxiety. Her new move to London, with her Dad and her brainiac sister, threatens to lead to more situations that will trigger panic. Now, she’s having anxiety over the possibility of having anxiety! Caitlin’s life takes a turn for the bizarre when she’s tricked into climbing down a “rabbit hole”, landing in a wondrous fairy tale universe – except it’s crawling with savage, starving blood-eyed zombies. But what’s scarier – a blood thirsty zombie, a panic attack….or the painful truth?!
Yet another giveaway! This sounds like quite an interesting (though maybe a little cheesy) contemporary YA book.
California (Ali) Perkins, a seventeen-year-old virgin-lips club member, spends the summer after her senior year in high school working as a nanny in Belgium even though she doesn’t speak French, doesn’t like kids, and has never traveled outside her home state of Texas. After recovering from culture shock, Ali makes friends with an international band of nannies, falls in love with the produce boy at the grocery store, and travels to France on a dream vacation turned nightmare, where she cheats on the only boyfriend she’s ever had with a rich college boy from England. In order to impress her rich college boy, Ali steals from her employers, lies to her friends, and gets caught breaking and entering while wearing a $7000 dress, only to discover that it was all for naught. Disillusioned and distraught, Ali must redeem herself before her summer in Belgium is over.
I’ve been finding quite a few Crime/Mystery/Thriller books that I want to read, and this is another one that sounds really interesting. Lord knows I watch enough crime TV shows, so hopefully once I start reading these books, I’ll enjoy them just as much 🙂
As D.C. Jennifer Knight investigates a routine stabbing in the quiet town of Haven, she is shocked at what seems like a personal message from beyond the grave.
When more bodies are found, Jennifer is convinced the killings are somehow linked. What she discovers is more chilling than she could possibly imagine. The murders mirror those of the notorious Grim Reaper – from over twenty years ago. A killer her mother helped convict.
Jennifer can no longer ignore the personal connection. Is there a copycat killer at work? Was the wrong man convicted? Or is there something more sinister at play …
With her mother’s terrifying legacy spiralling out of control, Jennifer must look into her own dark past in a fight not only to stop a killer – but to save herself and those she loves.
This was recommended to me by a Goodreads friend. I’ve heard of it previously, and a lot of people seem to think it’s a really good book. I’m not a big memoir reader, but I would like to read this one at some point.
Dark Confessions of an Extraordinary, Ordinary Woman follows the author on her journey from a drug-addicted thief who felt
trapped in an abusive relationship to a confident and capable marathon-runner. It is filled with intense drama, troubled romance, and all sorts of dirty little secrets.
This book is a sci-fi/dystopia story, and it kinda reminds me of the Maximum Ride series, what with the whole ‘escaping from a lab filled with crazy genetic scientists’ thing. Hopefully it’s as good!
1. Never trust anyone.
2. Remember they are always searching.
3. Don’t get involved.
4. Keep your head down.
5. Don’t fall in love.
Five simple rules. Ariane Tucker has followed them since the night she escaped from the genetics lab where she was created, the result of combining human and extraterrestrial DNA. Ariane’s survival-and that of her adoptive father-depends on her ability to blend in among the full-blooded humans, to hide in plain sight from those who seek to recover their lost (and expensive) “project.”
But when a cruel prank at school goes awry, it puts Adriane in the path of Zane Bradshaw, the police chief’s son and someone who sees too much. Someone who really sees her. After years of trying to be invisible, Ariane finds the attention frightening-and utterly intoxicating. Suddenly, nothing is simple anymore, especially not the rules.
Since I’ve been reading the Throne of Glass series, why not add another high fantasy to my TBR? This one pretty interesting, but I’ll probably give it a bit of time before I read it, so I don’t compare it to ToG too much.
In the three kingdoms of Mytica, magic has long been forgotten. And while hard-won peace has reigned for centuries, a deadly unrest now simmers below the surface.
As the rulers of each kingdom grapple for power, the lives of their subjects are brutally transformed… and four key players, royals and rebels alike, find their fates forever intertwined. Cleo, Jonas, Lucia, and Magnus are caught in a dizzying world of treacherous betrayals, shocking murders, secret alliances, and even unforeseen love.
The only outcome that’s certain is that kingdoms will fall. Who will emerge triumphant when all they know has collapsed?
It’s the eve of war…. Choose your side.
Princess: Raised in pampered luxury, Cleo must now embark on a rough and treacherous journey into enemy territory in search of magic long thought extinct.
Rebel: Jonas, enraged at injustice, lashes out against the forces of oppression that have kept his country cruelly impoverished. To his shock, he finds himself the leader of a people’s revolution centuries in the making.
Sorceress: Lucia, adopted at birth into the royal family, discovers the truth about her past—and the supernatural legacy she is destined to wield.
Heir: Bred for aggression and trained to conquer, firstborn son Magnus begins to realise that the heart can be more lethal than the sword…
I found this book through Hayley @ Rather Too Fond of Books’s WWW Wednesday post. Like I mentioned earlier in this post, I’ve been finding quite a few good mystery/thriller books. This one actually looks really good, what with the social media element. I’ll definitely have to check it out when it’s published.
LIKE. SHARE. FOLLOW . . . DIE
The ‘Hashtag Murderer’ posts chilling cryptic clues online, pointing to their next target. Taunting the police. Enthralling the press. Capturing the public’s imagination.
But this is no virtual threat.
As the number of his followers rises, so does the body count.
Eight years ago two young girls did something unforgivable. Now ambitious police officer Nasreen and investigative journalist Freddie are thrown together again in a desperate struggle to catch this cunning, fame-crazed killer. But can they stay one step ahead of him? And can they escape their own past?
Time’s running out. Everyone is following the #Murderer. But what if he is following you?
ONLINE, NO ONE CAN HEAR YOU SCREAM …
So those are my finds for the week – there were so many! Have you read any of these books? Are there any books you added to you TBR this week that you’re really excited to read?
(Side note: I’m going to see Mockingjay Part II in a few hours! :D)