Friday 11 September 2009

Friday Finds

Before I start, I just want to say that my thoughts are with everyone today who lost a close one during 9/11. This must be a very hard day for you today and the grieving still continues eight years after it happened. I can still recall vividly what I was doing when it happened. Big hugs to you all.
Friday Finds is hosted by MizB at You Should Be Reading and you can find it here

I am jumping up and down with excitement over this week's finds. Especially the last one, which has me over the moon with anticipation.

1) The Strangely Beautiful Tale Of Miss Percy Parker by Leanna Renee Hieber.

I found this one over at Melissa's Bookshelf and I want it just for the cover. It is listed as a ghostly Victorian Gothic fantasy.

Here is the blurb from ParaNormalRomance.

What fortune awaited sweet, timid Percy Parker at Athens Academy? Hidden in the dark heart of Victorian London, the Romanesque school was dreadfully imposing, a veritable fortress, and little could Percy guess what lay inside. She had never met its powerful and mysterious Professor Alexi Rychman, knew nothing of the growing shadows, of the Ripper and other supernatural terrors against which his coterie stood guard. She saw simply that she was different, haunted, with her snow white hair, pearlescent skin and uncanny gift. This arched stone doorway was a portal to a new life, to an education far from what could be had at a convent-and it was an invitation to an intimate yet dangerous dance at the threshold of life and death...

2) The Dust of 100 Dogs by A.S. King

I found this one over at Beth Fish Reads and thought it sounded very entertaining.

Here is the blurb from Amazon.

In the late seventeenth century, famed teenage pirate Emer Morrisey was on the cusp of escaping the pirate life with her one true love and unfathomable riches when she was slain and cursed with 'the dust of one hundred dogs', dooming her to one hundred lives as a dog before returning to a human body - with her memories intact. Now she's a contemporary American teenager and all she needs is a shovel and a ride to Jamaica.

Sounds like a pirate's tale with a difference. Apparently a blend of darkness, tragedy and comedy. Can't wait to get my hands on this one now.

3) Miss Buncle's Book by D.E Stevenson.

I found this book over at a new site to me Reading In Focus, written by Tice Belmont.

Here is the blurb for the book.

"The storyline of Miss Buncle's Book (1934) is a simple one: Barbara Buncle, who is unmarried and perhaps in her late 30s, lives in a small village and writes a novel about it in order to try and supplement her meagre income. She writes a book about her neighbours, but adds in a little extra. The book becomes a bestseller and Miss Buncle's neighbours strive to find out who wrote the book, as they are unhappy with the way they have been portrayed."

This is thought to be similar to books such as Mrs Pettigrew Lives For a Day and The Making of a Marchioness.

4) The World We Live In - Susan Beth Pfeiffer.

I found this one over at Carries YA Bookshelf.

Many of you will remember me reviewing Life As We Knew It earlier this month and absolutely loving it. Well this is the third installment of the trilogy. It brings back the character of Miranda from the first book and joining her is the main character of the second book, which I will be reading soon.

Here is the blurb from Carrie's site.

It's been a year since a meteor collided with the moon, catastrophically altering the earth’s climate. For Miranda Evans life as she knew it no longer exists. Her friends and neighbors are dead, the landscape is frozen, and food is increasingly scarce. The struggle to survive intensifies when Miranda’s father and stepmother arrive with a baby and three strangers in tow. One of the newcomers is Alex Morales, and as Miranda’s complicated feelings for him turn to love, his plans for his future thwart their relationship. Then a devastating tornado hits the town of Howell, and Miranda makes a decision that will change their lives forever.

I am so excited over this book and happy to find out what happens to Miranda and her family after the last book.

So there are my finds this week, what did you find?


  1. Great finds! I love the cover for The Dust of 100 Dogs :)

    The Strangely Beautiful Tale Of Miss Percy Parker looks great, adding to my overfollowing TBR pile.

    Thanks for sharing!

  2. They all sound fantastic -- great finds!

  3. All the books look great! Great find, Viv!

  4. I've had my eye on The Strangely Beautiful Tale of Miss Percy Parker too!

  5. I'm also loving the cover of The Dust of 100 Dogs - that one is definitely going to be added to my want to read list - you are really coming up with some fab finds :P

  6. I love the big moon on the cover of The World We Live In. The first book also looks like something I'd like. Great finds!

  7. Great finds, Vivienne. I added two of them to my wishlist:)

  8. Thanks for the shout out :) Happy reading!

  9. I've seen the Dust of 100 Dogs around so much. I really need to get to reading that.

  10. I love Victorian fiction, but not sure about the fantasy aspect ??

  11. I can't wait for The World We Live In, too! I sure hope our library buys it immediately upon release...or my book buying ban will make me suffer even more than I imagined.

  12. You've got some reading to do.

    I found the plaque on the internet; it's located in New York.

  13. I really want to read the first two as well.

  14. Good grief, how are you going to decide which to read first?? Great finds all!

    My find is HERE.

  15. Wow - I'm loving the sound of the pirate book. :-D

  16. So happy I tempted you with Dust of 100 Dogs!


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