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:).

Here are four books I discovered this week that I’d love to get my hands on and read read read 🙂

 

 

1)

The Bone Sparrow by Zana Fraillon 

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Summary:

Subhi is a refugee. Born in an Australian permanent detention center after his mother and sister fled the violence of a distant homeland, Subhi has only ever known life behind the fences. But his world is far bigger than that—every night, the magical Night Sea from his mother’s stories brings him gifts, the faraway whales sing to him, and the birds tell their stories. And as he grows, his imagination threatens to burst beyond the limits of his containment.
The most vivid story of all, however, is the one that arrives one night in the form of Jimmie—a scruffy, impatient girl who appears on the other side of the wire fence and brings with her a notebook written by the mother she lost. Unable to read it herself, she relies on Subhi to unravel her family’s love songs and tragedies.
Subhi and Jimmie might both find comfort—and maybe even freedom—as their tales unfold. But not until each has been braver than ever before.

Why I want to read it:

Simply put, this book sounds amazing. I love books with diverse themes and this one definitely fits that. It sounds like it’s also one of those story-within-a-story type book and I love those. Plus, the cover is so pretty! Which is always a win 🙂

2)

One Would Think the Deep by Claire Zorn 

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Summary:

It’s 1997 and seventeen-year-old Sam is mourning the sudden loss of his mum …

Sam has always had things going on in his head that no one else understands, even his mum. And now she’s dead, it’s worse than ever.

With nothing but his skateboard and a few belongings in a garbage bag, Sam goes to live with the strangers his mum cut ties with seven years ago: Aunty Lorraine and his cousins Shane and Minty.

Despite the suspicion and hostility emanating from their fibro shack, Sam reverts to his childhood habit of following Minty around and is soon surfing with Minty to cut through the static fuzz in his head. But as the days slowly meld into one another, and ghosts from the past reappear, Sam has to make the ultimate decision … will he sink or will he swim.

Why I want to read it:

First of all, the cover is one of the coolest cover’s I’ve ever seen. Secondly, I quite enjoy novels set in the 90’s and also novels that revolve around the surfing culture. Thirdly, I think this will be a gritty, emotional, character-driven book and I really enjoy that type of thing.

3)

A World Without You by Beth Revis 

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Summary:

Seventeen-year-old Bo has always had delusions that he can travel through time. When he was ten, Bo claimed to have witnessed the Titanic hit an iceberg, and at fifteen, he found himself on a Civil War battlefield, horrified by the bodies surrounding him. So when his worried parents send him to a school for troubled youth, Bo assumes he knows the truth: that he’s actually attending Berkshire Academy, a school for kids who, like Bo, have “superpowers.”

At Berkshire, Bo falls in love with Sofía, a quiet girl with a tragic past and the superpower of invisibility. Soíia helps Bo open up in a way he never has before. In turn, Bo provides comfort to Sofía, who lost her mother and two sisters at a very young age.

But even the strength of their love isn’t enough to help Sofia escape her deep depression. After she commits suicide, Bo is convinced that she’s not actually dead. He believes that she’s stuck somewhere in time—that he somehow left her in the past, and that now it’s his job to save her. And as Bo becomes more and more determined to save Sofía, he must decide whether to face his demons head-on or succumb to a psychosis that will let him be with the girl he loves.

Why I want to read it:

It’s got time travel, an unconventional/original plot, romance and superpowers. All of that adds up to it sounding pretty damn good! I’m very excited about this one :D.

4)

This Adventure Ends by Emma Mills

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Summary:

Sloane isn’t expecting to fall in with a group of friends when she moves from New York to Florida—especially not a group of friends so intense, so in love, so all-consuming. Yet that’s exactly what happens.

Sloane becomes closest to Vera, a social-media star who lights up any room, and Gabe, Vera’s twin brother and the most serious person Sloane’s ever met. When a beloved painting by the twins’ late mother goes missing, Sloane takes on the responsibility of tracking it down, a journey that takes her across state lines—and ever deeper into the twins’ lives.

Why I want to read it:

Ignoring the fact that the main character’s name is Sloane (urgh), I think this will be a really funny, entertaining read. Also, once again, the cover is so lovely!

That’s it for my Friday Finds this week. Have you recently added anything to your tbr you can’t wait to read?

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