Friday Finds

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Friday Finds is a weekly event hosted by A Daily Rhythm 🙂

Here are just a few books I’ve added to my To Read list on Goodreads this week (I’ve added too many so will use a lot of them for next week’s post haha). Very interested in them and hope it won’t be long until I’m able to get a hold of them in some way or another! 😀

The Great American Whatever by Tim Federle 

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Summary: Quinn Roberts is a sixteen-year-old smart aleck and Hollywood hopeful whose only worry used to be writing convincing dialogue for the movies he made with his sister Annabeth. Of course, that was all before—before Quinn stopped going to school, before his mom started sleeping on the sofa…and before Annabeth was killed in a car accident.

Enter Geoff, Quinn’s best friend who insists it’s time that Quinn came out—at least from hibernation. One haircut later, Geoff drags Quinn to his first college party, where instead of nursing his pain, he meets a guy—a hot one—and falls hard. What follows is an upside-down week in which Quinn begins imagining his future as a screenplay that might actually have a happily-ever-after ending—if, that is, he can finally step back into the starring role of his own life story.

Why I want to read it: I think this would be a really entertaining and interesting read. It sounds compelling. I generally enjoy this kind of YA and also quite enjoy writing my own screenplays, so think I can relate to Quinn at least in that way :).

 

The Girl From Everywhere by Heidi Heilig 

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Summary: Nix has spent her entire life aboard her father’s ship, sailing across the centuries, across the world, across myth and imagination.

As long as her father has a map for it, he can sail to any time, any place, real or imagined: nineteenth-century China, the land from One Thousand and One Nights, a mythic version of Africa. Along the way they have found crewmates and friends, and even a disarming thief who could come to mean much more to Nix.

But the end to it all looms closer every day.

Her father is obsessed with obtaining the one map, 1868 Honolulu, that could take him back to his lost love, Nix’s mother. Even though getting it—and going there—could erase Nix’s very existence.

For the first time, Nix is entering unknown waters. She could find herself, find her family, find her own fantastical ability, her own epic love. Or she could disappear.

Why I want to read it: It sounds intriguing, I enjoy fantasy/time travel type novels, it reminds me of Magonia which I quite enjoyed. So I’m generally just quite excited by this book 🙂

 

Isle of Winds (The Changeling Book 1) by James Fahy 

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Summary: Robin Fellows lives with his grandmother and lives what appears to be a rather ordinary life for a normal twelve year old boy.

But when Robin’s Gran dies, quite suddenly and a bit mysteriously, his world is turned upside down. A long lost relative comes out of the woodwork and whisks him away to a mysterious new home, Erlking Hall, a quiet estate in the solitary countryside of Lancashire. Suddenly Robin must adjust to his new reality. But reality is no longer what he thought it was…

Erlking has many secrets – as do his newly found Great-Aunt Irene and her servants. After a strange encounter on the train and meeting a cold, eerie man on the platform, Robin begins to notice odd happenings at Erlking. There is more than meets the eye to this old, rambling mansion. Little does he know that there is more than meets the eye to himself.

Robin is the world’s last Changeling. He is descended from a mystic race of Fae-people, whose homeland, the Netherworlde, is caught in the throes of a terrible civil war.

Not only this, but in this new world there is a magical force that has infiltrated the human realm. Before he can wrench power from the malevolent hands of the Netherworlde’s fearsome tyrant leader, Lady Eris, he must first search for the truth about himself and the ethereal Towers of Arcania.

Why I want to read it: Because it sounds EPIC! It’s Narnia and Harry Potter and in a world of it’s own I’m sure so why wouldn’t I like it? Also, it happens to be set in Lancashire, the county I’m living in 😛

 

The House of the Scorpion (Matteo Alacran Book 1) by Nancy Farmer

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SummaryMatteo Alacran was not born; he was harvested with the DNA from El Patron, lord of a country called Opium. Can a boy who was bred to guarantee another’s survival find his own purpose in life? And can he ever be free?

Why I want to read it: This has only been on my radar until recently, and it’s regarded very highly as one of the best YA novels, so I don’t know why I’ve never even heard of it before. It sounds very, very compelling and I’d definitely love to read it and then read the sequel too :D.

 

That’s it for my Friday Finds this week. What are you looking forward to reading that you’ve recently added to your tbr? 🙂

 

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