Friday, 22 October 2010

Friday Finds

Friday Finds is hosted by MizB at You Should Be Reading and you can find it here. MizB does a fantastic job with this meme every week, so do pop over and pay her a visit.


1) Extraordinary by Nancy Werlin.
I found this one over at Meg's blog Write Meg!
Here is the blurb from Amazon.
Phoebe finds herself drawn to Mallory, the strange and secretive new kid in school, and the two girls become as close as sisters . . . until Mallory's magnetic older brother, Ryland, shows up during their junior year. Ryland has an immediate, exciting hold on Phoebe but a dangerous hold, for she begins to question her feelings about her best friend and, worse, about herself.



Soon she'll discover the shocking truth about Ryland and Mallory: that these two are visitors from the faerie realm who have come to collect on an age-old debt. Generations ago, the faerie queen promised Pheobe's ancestor five extraordinary sons in exchange for the sacrifice of one ordinary female heir. But in hundreds of years there hasn't been a single ordinary girl in the family, and now the faeries are dying. Could Phoebe be the first ordinary one? Could she save the faeries, or is she
special enough to save herself?

 2) Woman in Black by Susan Hill
I found this one over at Book Chick City. This is quite an old book dating back to the 80's which is having a bit of a revival at the moment.
Here is the blurb from Amazon.
Set on the obligatory English moor, on an isolated causeway, the story has as its hero one Arthur Kipps, an up-and-coming young solicitor who has come north to attend the funeral and settle the estate of Mrs. Alice Drablow of Eel Marsh House. The routine formalities he anticipates give way to a tumble of events and secrets more sinister and terrifying than any nightmare: the rocking chair in the nursery of the deserted Eel Marsh House, the eerie sound of pony and trap, a child's scream in the fog, and, most dreadfully, and for Kipps most tragically, the woman in black.

3) The Art of Disappearing by Ivy Pochoda
I found this over at Chaotic Companions
Here is the blurb from Amazon
When Mel Snow meets Toby Warring in a dusty roadside bar, she is instantly drawn to the brilliant magician who can pull roses from thin air and conjure castles out of desert sands. They marry two days later, and begin a life together in the shadow of Las Vegas, where Toby hopes to make it big. Mel knows that magicians are a dime a dozen, but Toby is different—his magic is real.


But as Toby’s renown grows and Mel falls more and more in love with his wonderments, she starts to realize that Toby's powers are as unstable as they are dazzling. She learns that he once made his assistant disappear completely, and couldn’t bring her back. And soon she begins to wonder if the love they share is genuine or merely a fantasy, conjured up by a lost magician looking to save himself from being alone.

4) Angel by L.A. Weatherly
I found this over at Clover's blog Fluttering Butterflies.
Here is the blurb from Amazon.
Willow knows she s different from other girls. And not just because she loves tinkering around with cars. Willow has a gift. She can look into peoples futures, know their dreams, their hopes and their regrets, just by touching them. She has no idea where she gets this power from... But Alex does. Gorgeous, mysterious Alex knows Willows secret and is on a mission to stop her. The dark forces within Willow make her dangerous and irresistible. In spite of himself, Alex finds he is falling in love with his sworn enemy.

15 comments:

  1. Ooh, thanks for linking me. Angel is really great! I'm also looking forward to reading Extraordinary..

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  2. No worries. But in my next post I will be blaming you as I have just bought Angel! I just couldn't resist and it is definitely your fault.LOL

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  3. I really enjoyed Woman in Black - especially the stage play in London. Several students kept their eyes closed for about half the play :)

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  4. Wow - nice selections, glad you're back to Friday Finds. Here are my selections: http://is.gd/gcGqP

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  5. The Woman in Black by cover looks amazing, nice finds.

    http://teawithmarce.blogspot.com/2010/10/friday-finds-crime-fictionpsychological.html

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  6. I've read so many great reviews for The Art of Disappearing, it's on my wish list too.

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  7. Some great choices. How you manage to get it down to a handfull when there are so many books being recommended I don't know.

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  8. Wow these all look really good! Looks like my to read pile is about to get bigger!

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  9. Great finds Viv :) Woman in Black looks really good.
    Enjoy your weekend.
    http://thebookworm07.blogspot.com/

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  10. I read Extraordinary a while back and enjoyed it. I hope you get the chance to!

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  11. Oh you must read Woman in Black! It is so good. Like a good, old fashion ghost story. I was lucky enough to see a theater production of it several years ago as well and it was just great fun.

    Need to check out Extraordinary a bit more - that sounds good.

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  12. I'm itching to get my mitts on Angel. Haven't seen it round here and have been entering every comp going to win it ;) It's now on my wishlist (am banned froom book or craft purchases till after Christmas) so am hoping Santa realises what a good girl I've been :P

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  13. Hi Viv! It's great to be back and to be visiting all my friends again. :D I have Woman in Black but haven't read it. Extraordinary sounds great! Something different about faeries.

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  14. The only one I've seen before is The Art of Disappearing. The cover of Extraordinary looks familiar though (but I think that's only because the girl on the cover was used on another book, I just can't remember which one).

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