Friday Finds #12

Friday Finds is a weekly meme hosted by A Daily Rhythm and showcases the books you’ve found during the week and added to your TBR list.

Ahh yes, another week where I’ve added even more books to my TBR. It makes me a little sad to think that I’ll probably never read many of the books on it. Oh well… I can dream of how good some of those books probably are. Anyway, these are the books I’ve added to the ever growing list this week…


AngelfallAngelfall by Susan Ee

I’ve heard about this occasionally for the last while, so it was high time I added it. Also, I love angels, so I’m sure I’ll really enjoy this series.

Blurb:
It’s been six weeks since angels of the apocalypse descended to demolish the modern world. Street gangs rule the day while fear and superstition rule the night. When warrior angels fly away with a helpless little girl, her seventeen-year-old sister Penryn will do anything to get her back.

Anything, including making a deal with an enemy angel.

Raffe is a warrior who lies broken and wingless on the street. After eons of fighting his own battles, he finds himself being rescued from a desperate situation by a half-starved teenage girl.

Traveling through a dark and twisted Northern California, they have only each other to rely on for survival. Together, they journey toward the angels’ stronghold in San Francisco where she’ll risk everything to rescue her sister and he’ll put himself at the mercy of his greatest enemies for the chance to be made whole again.


We Were LiarsWe Were Liars by E. Lockhart

I have no idea how I haven’t added this book till now. I’ve heard about it so much, but I never bothered to see what it was about. It sounds very intriguing.

Blurb:
A beautiful and distinguished family.
A private island.
A brilliant, damaged girl; a passionate, political boy.
A group of four friends—the Liars—whose friendship turns destructive.
A revolution. An accident. A secret.
Lies upon lies.
True love.
The truth.

We Were Liars is a modern, sophisticated suspense novel from National Book Award finalist and Printz Award honoree E. Lockhart.

Read it.
And if anyone asks you how it ends, just LIE.


All The Bright PlacesAll The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

This book won the Goodreads Choice Award for Young Adult Fiction, so I thought I’d check it out.

Blurb:
Theodore Finch is fascinated by death, and he constantly thinks of ways he might kill himself. But each time, something good, no matter how small, stops him.

Violet Markey lives for the future, counting the days until graduation, when she can escape her Indiana town and her aching grief in the wake of her sister’s recent death.

When Finch and Violet meet on the ledge of the bell tower at school, it’s unclear who saves whom. And when they pair up on a project to discover the “natural wonders” of their state, both Finch and Violet make more important discoveries: It’s only with Violet that Finch can be himself—a weird, funny, live-out-loud guy who’s not such a freak after all. And it’s only with Finch that Violet can forget to count away the days and start living them. But as Violet’s world grows, Finch’s begins to shrink.


 

Bookishly Ever After Bookishly Ever After by Isabel Bandeira

A few people included this in their TTT for this week about 2016 debuts. It sounds like such a fun book!

Blurb:
In a perfect world, sixteen-year-old Phoebe Martins’ life would be a book. Preferably a YA novel with magic and a hot paranormal love interest. Unfortunately, her life probably wouldn’t even qualify for a quiet contemporary. But when Phoebe finds out that Dev, the hottest guy in the clarinet section, might actually have a crush on her, she turns to her favorite books for advice. Phoebe overhauls her personality to become as awesome as her favorite heroines and win Dev’s heart. But if her plan fails, can she go back to her happy world of fictional boys after falling for the real thing?


My True Love Gave To MeMy True Love Gave To Me: Twelve Holiday Stories by Various Authors (Edited by Stephanie Perkins)

I needed a holiday book to read, and this was a BOTM for a Goodreads group I’m in.

Blurb:
If you love holiday stories, holiday movies, made-for-TV-holiday specials, holiday episodes of your favorite sitcoms and, especially, if you love holiday anthologies, you’re going to fall in love with My True Love Gave To Me: Twelve Holiday Stories by twelve bestselling young adult writers, edited by international bestselling author Stephanie Perkins. Whether you enjoy celebrating Christmas or Hanukkah, Winter Solstice or New Year’s there’s something here for everyone. So curl up by the fireplace and get cozy. You have twelve reasons this season to stay indoors and fall in love.


None of the AboveNone of the Above by I.W. Gregorio

I found this book through Global Book Mania’s review. It looks incredible and compelling and moving. I hope I get around to reading it soon!

Blurb:
A groundbreaking story about a teenage girl who discovers she was born intersex… and what happens when her secret is revealed to the entire school. Incredibly compelling and sensitively told, None of the Above is a thought-provoking novel that explores what it means to be a boy, a girl, or something in between.

What if everything you knew about yourself changed in an instant?

When Kristin Lattimer is voted homecoming queen, it seems like another piece of her ideal life has fallen into place. She’s a champion hurdler with a full scholarship to college and she’s madly in love with her boyfriend. In fact, she’s decided that she’s ready to take things to the next level with him.

But Kristin’s first time isn’t the perfect moment she’s planned—something is very wrong. A visit to the doctor reveals the truth: Kristin is intersex, which means that though she outwardly looks like a girl, she has male chromosomes, not to mention boy “parts.”

Dealing with her body is difficult enough, but when her diagnosis is leaked to the whole school, Kristin’s entire identity is thrown into question. As her world unravels, can she come to terms with her new self?


So those are my finds for the week. 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?

 

 

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6 thoughts on “Friday Finds #12

  1. T.K. Lawrence December 4, 2015 / 2:45 PM

    “Angelfall” and “We Were Liars” are on my TBR, too! Hopefully I’ll pick up “Angelfall” soon… 🙂

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  2. yourdaughtersbookshelf December 4, 2015 / 2:46 PM

    I LOVED We Were Liars, None of the Above and All The Bright Places. They are fabulous stories, all very different and all unique. Hope you enjoy them! I have Angelfall on my TBR – I have to get around to it!

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  3. clemireads December 4, 2015 / 10:28 PM

    All the Bright Places is absolutuely amazing, it’s definitely one of my favourite books for this year ♥

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