Friday, July 13, 2012

Friday Finds #18

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."

Kiss Me Deadly: 13 Tales of Paranormal Love
by various authors

Available as: paperback, Kindle edition, ebook, audiobook
Pages: 430
Publisher: Running Press Teens
Publication date: August 3, 2010
Suggested tags: young adult, paranormal, romance, short stories

From Goodreads:
"For those who thirst for accounts of paranormal romance, Trisha Telep has compiled some of the most thrilling takes of forbidden love in this collection. First crushes and last rites; dark spells and bright magic; forbidden lovers and enchanted beings -- and always, always the hungry games of desire. Pucker up for a darkly sweet collection of ghosts, shape shifters, fairies, unicorns, vampires, and demons in tales from today's biggest writers of the paranormal persuasion."

Shadow Hills
by Anastasia Hopcus

Available as: hardcover, paperback, Kindle edition, ebook
Pages: 388
Publisher: EgmontUSA
Publication date: July 13, 2010
Suggested tags: young adult, paranormal, mystery

From Goodreads:
"Since her sister’s mysterious death, Persephone “Phe” Archer has been plagued by a series of disturbing dreams. Determined to find out what happened to her sister, Phe enrolls at Devenish Prep in Shadow Hills, Massachusetts—the subject of her sister’s final diary entry.

After stepping on campus, Phe immediately realizes that there’s something
different about this place—an unexplained epidemic that decimated the town in the 1700s, an ancient and creepy cemetery, and gorgeous boy Zach—and somehow she’s connected to it all.

But the more questions she asks and the deeper she digs, the more entangled Phe becomes in the haunting past of Shadow Hills. Finding what links her to this town . . . might cost her her life.

Starting From Here
by Lisa Jenn Bigelow

Available as: hardcover, Kindle edition
Pages: 288
Publisher: Amazon Childrens Publishing
Release date: August 7, 2012
Suggested tags: young adult, realistic fiction, contemporary

From Goodreads:
"Sixteen-year-old Colby Bingham's heart has been broken too many times. Her mother has been dead for almost two years, her truck driver father is always away, her almost girlfriend just dumped her for a guy, and now she's failing chemistry. When a stray dog lands literally at her feet, bleeding and broken on a busy road, it seems like the Universe has it in for Colby. But the incident also knocks a chink in the walls she's built around her heart. Against her better judgment, she decides to care for the dog. But new connections mean new opportunities for heartbreak. Terrified of another loss, Colby bolts at the first sign of trouble, managing to alienate her best friend, her father, the cute girl pursing her, and even her dog's vet, who's taken Colby under her wing. Colby can?t start over, but can she learn how to move on?"

by Phoebe Kitanidis

Available as: hardcover, paperback, Kindle edition, ebook
Pages: 281
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Publication date: April 27, 2010
Suggested tags: young adult, paranormal, romance

First in the Whisper series. From Goodreads:
"I’d love a cup of coffee. I wish she knew how pretty she was. I wish I could drop this kid in the dryer sometimes. I just want her to be happy. I hope she didn’t find out what Ben said about her. I wish I knew how many calories were in a bite of muffin...

Joy is used to hearing Whispers. She’s used to walking down the street and instantly knowing people’s deepest, darkest desires. She uses this talent for good, to make people happy and give them what they want. But for her older sister, Jessica, the family gift is a curse, and she uses it to make people’s lives—especially Joy’s—miserable. Still, when Joy Hears a frightening whisper from Jessica's own mind, she knows she has to save her sister, even if it means deserting her friends, stealing a car and running away with a boy she barely knows—a boy who may have a dark secret of his own."


  1. Great find! Whisper looks interesting.

    1. Thank you! I'm excited for that one too.

      Thanks for visiting! :)