Friday, January 3, 2014

Friday Finds #43

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."

A Cool Moonlight
by Angela Johnson

Available as: hardcover, paperback
Pages: 144
Publisher: Dial
Publication date: September 29, 2003
Suggested tags: middle grade, fantasy

From Goodreads:
"With breathtaking lyricism, Angela Johnson shares the thoughts and dreams of an extraordinary girl named Lila. Born with an unusual and dangerous allergy to the sun, nine-year-old Lila can only be outside at night. She plays by the light of the moon, and her playmates are two mysterious girls who wear tutus and costume wings, and often show up when Lila is alone. Lila longs to feel the warmth of the sun on her skin, and with the help of her friends she is making a plan to do so.

Uniquely touching,
A Cool Moonlight is that rare novel that wraps tightly around you and leaves you forever changed. A novel about courage and hope and the healing power of love."

Immortal Beloved
by Cate Tiernan

Available as: hardcover, paperback, Kindle edition, ebook, audiobook
Pages: 407
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication date: September 7, 2010
Suggested tags: young adult, paranormal, romance

First in the Immortal Beloved series. From Goodreads:
"Nastasya has spent the last century living as a spoiled, drugged-out party girl. She feels nothing and cares for no one. But when she witnesses her best friend, a Dark Immortal, torture a human, she realizes something's got to change. She seeks refuge at a rehab for wayward immortals, where she meets the gorgeous, undeniably sexy Reyn, who seems inexplicably linked to her past.

Nastasya finally begins to deal with life, and even feels safe--until the night she learns that someone wants her dead.

Cate Tiernan, author of the popular Sweep series, returns with an engaging story of a timeless struggle and inescapable romance, the first book in a stunning new fantasy trilogy.

Mister Monday
by Garth Nix

Available as: hardcover, paperback, Kindle edition, ebook, audiobook
Pages: 361
Publisher: Scholastic
Publication date: July 1, 2003
Suggested tags: middle grade, fantasy

First in the The Keys to the Kingdom series. From Goodreads:
"On the first day, there was mystery.

Arthur Penhaligon is not supposed to be a hero. He is, in fact, supposed to die an early death. But then his life is saved by a key shaped like the minute hand of a clock.

Arthur is safe - but his world is not. Along with the key comes a plague brought by bizarre creatures from another realm. A stranger named Mister Monday, his avenging messengers with bloodstained wings, and an army of dog-faced Fetchers will stop at nothing to get the key back - even if it means destroying Arthur and everything around him.

Desperate, Arthur ventures into a mysterious house - a house that only he can see. It is in this house that Arthur must unravel the secrets of the key - and discover his true fate.

The Outcasts of 19 Schuyler Place
by E.L. Konigsburg

Available as: hardcover, paperback, Kindle edition, ebook, audiobook
Pages: 304
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Publication date: February 1, 2004
Suggested tags: middle grade, realistic fiction

From Goodreads:
"I Prefer Not To....

That's Margaret Rose Kane's response to every activity she's asked to participate in at the summer camp to which she's been exiled while her parents are in Peru. So Margaret Rose is delighted when her beloved uncles rescue her from Camp Talequa, with its uptight camp director and cruel cabinmates, and bring her to stay with them at their wonderful house at 19 Schuyler Place.

But Margaret Rose soon discovers that something is terribly wrong at 19 Schuyler Place. People in their newly gentrified neighborhood want to get rid of the three magnificent towers the uncles have spent forty-five years lovingly constructing of scrap metal and shards of glass and porcelain. Margaret Rose is outraged, and determined to strike a blow for art, for history, and for individuality...and no one is more surprised than Margaret Rose at the allies she finds for her mission.

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