Friday, June 29, 2012

Friday Finds #16

Friday Finds is hosted by Should Be Reading. Each Friday, you share the great books you heard about or discovered over the past week: "books you were told about, books you discovered while browsing blogs/bookstores online, or books that you actually purchased."

As You Wish
by Jackson Pearce

Available as: hardcover, paperback, Kindle edition, ebook
Pages: 304
Publisher: HarperTeen
Publication date: August 25, 2009
Suggested tags: young adult, paranormal, romance

From Goodreads:
"A brokenhearted Viola inadvertently summons a genie into her world. Jinn agrees to stay until Viola makes three wishes, but she's afraid she won't wish for the right thing. Jinn can't deny that he's falling for Viola, and only after she makes her first wish does Viola realize she's in love with Jinn."

Climbing the Stairs
by Padma Venkatraman

Available as: hardcover, paperback, ebook
Pages: 272
Publisher: Speak
Publication date: May 1, 2008
Suggested tags: young adult, historical fiction, 20th century

From Goodreads:
"Fifteen-year-old Vidya dreams of going to college— an unusual aspiration for a girl living in British occupied India during World War II. Then tragedy strikes, and Vidya and her brother are forced to move into a traditional household with their extended family, where women are meant to be married, not educated. Breaking the rules, Vidya finds refuge in her grandfather’s library. But then her brother does something unthinkable, and Vidya’s life becomes a whirlwind of political and personal complications. The question is, will she be strong enough to survive?"

The Lost Children
by Carolyn Cohagan

Available as: hardcover, paperback, Kindle edition, ebook
Pages: 320
Publisher: Aladdin
Publication date: February 9, 2010
Suggested tags: middle grade, fantasy

From Goodreads:
"Josephine Russing owns 387 pairs of gloves. She's given a new pair every week by her father, a sullen man known best for his insistence that the citizens in town wear gloves at all times.
A world away, the children of Gulm have been taken. No one knows where they might be, except the mysterious and terrifying leader of the land: The Master. He rules with an iron fist, using two grotesque creatures to enforce his terrible reign.

When a peculiar boy named Fargus shows up on Josephine's property and then disappears soon afterward, she follows him without a second thought and finds herself magically transported to Gulm.

After Fargus introduces her to his tough-as-nails friend Ida, the three of them set off on an adventure that will test everything Josephine has ever thought about the rules of the universe, leading to a revelation about the truth of the land of Gulm, and of Josephine's own life back home.

Saving Juliet
by Suzanne Selfors

Available as: hardcover, paperback, Kindle edition, ebook
Pages: 256
Publisher: Walker & Company
Publication date: January 22, 2008
Suggested tags: young adult, time travel, fantasy

From Goodreads:
"Manhattan meets Verona in this time-bending twist on Shakespeare.

When Mimi is magically thrust into the middle of Shakespeare’s Verona, she must find a way to help Juliet fight for her future happiness. Will she be able to give this classic tragedy a happy ending?

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