Friday Finds

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Friday Finds is a weekly event hosted by A Daily Rhythm in which we share books we’ve recently added to our tbr :).

There are just far too many books I keep finding that make me all OMFG I NEED THIS IN MY LIFE RIGHT NOW. I REALLY DO. There are just so, so many!! So here are four of them I’d love to share with you all this Friday 🙂

 

1). We Are The Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson 

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Summary:

There are a few things Henry Denton knows, and a few things he doesn’t.

Henry knows that his mom is struggling to keep the family together, and coping by chain-smoking cigarettes. He knows that his older brother is a college dropout with a pregnant girlfriend. He knows that he is slowly losing his grandmother to Alzheimer’s. And he knows that his boyfriend committed suicide last year.

What Henry doesn’t know is why the aliens chose to abduct him when he was thirteen, and he doesn’t know why they continue to steal him from his bed and take him aboard their ship. He doesn’t know why the world is going to end or why the aliens have offered him the opportunity to avert the impending disaster by pressing a big red button.

But they have. And they’ve only given him 144 days to make up his mind.

The question is whether Henry thinks the world is worth saving. That is, until he meets Diego Vega, an artist with a secret past who forces Henry to question his beliefs, his place in the universe, and whether any of it really matters. But before Henry can save the world, he’s got to figure out how to save himself, and the aliens haven’t given him a button for that.

 

Why I want to read it:

It’s an alien abduction/invasion/end of the world story with family dramas, grief, probably romance and tons of angst by the sounds of it. What more could a girl who loves books want? Haha. Seriously, I’m very excited by this one and looking forward to one day getting the chance to read it!

 

 

2). The Mistborn Series by Brandon Sanderson 

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Summary (for the first of the series):

In a world where ash falls from the sky, and mist dominates the night, an evil cloaks the land and stifles all life. The future of the empire rests on the shoulders of a troublemaker and his young apprentice. Together, can they fill the world with color once more?

In Brandon Sanderson’s intriguing tale of love, loss, despair and hope, a new kind of magic enters the stage — Allomancy, a magic of the metals. 

Why I want to read it: 

I’ve heard a lot of good things about this novel in the blogosphere, and it sounds really interesting. I’m keen to start on another fantasy series and this one, with the magic and all of that, is just really making me even more keen 🙂

3. The Unquiet by Mikaela Everett 

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Summary:

For most of her life, Lirael has been training to kill—and replace—a duplicate version of herself on a parallel Earth. She is the perfect sleeper-soldier. But she’s beginning to suspect she is not a good person.

The two Earths are identical in almost every way. Two copies of every city, every building, even every person. But the people from the second Earth know something their duplicates do not—two versions of the same thing cannot exist. They—and their whole planet—are slowly disappearing. Lira has been trained mercilessly since childhood to learn everything she can about her duplicate, to be a ruthless sleeper-assassin who kills that other Lirael and steps seamlessly into her life.

Why I want to read it:

This just sounds super interesting for a stand-alone novel. I am properly intrigued by the plotline and the character of Lirael, as well as the situation she is in as a sleeper-soldier. It sounds really good. And I can’t deny that I also happen to think the cover is so, so cool!

4. Spare and Found Parts by Sarah Maria Griffin

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Summary:

Nell Crane has always been an outsider. In a city devastated by an epidemic, where survivors are all missing parts—an arm, a leg, an eye—her father is the famed scientist who created the biomechanical limbs everyone now uses. But Nell is the only one whose mechanical piece is on the inside: her heart. Since the childhood operation, she has ticked. Like a clock, like a bomb. As her community rebuilds, everyone is expected to contribute to the society’s good . . . but how can Nell live up to her father’s revolutionary idea when she has none of her own?

Then she finds a mannequin hand while salvaging on the beach—the first boy’s hand she’s ever held—and inspiration strikes. Can Nell build her own companion in a world that fears advanced technology? The deeper she sinks into this plan, the more she learns about her city—and her father, who is hiding secret experiments of his own.

Why I want to read it:

The concept of this story is just really appealing to me. I love stories about outsiders and post/apocalyptic type settings, and I also love the idea that Nell comes up with to create her own companion. A little Frankenstein-y, but in a much lovelier way :).

What books have you added to your tbr recently?

 

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