The Friday Finds

 Hello bookworms! So today I will be joining a weekly link up hosted by A Daily Rythm, and if you haven’t already figured this out, it’s called The Friday Finds! I’m going to share with you the latest books that I have either added to my TBR shelf on Goodreads or bought/loaned from the library within the last week. 

Click right here to learn more about this, see other blog’s finds, or to sign up! If you do decide to join, please leave your link in the comments below. ๐Ÿ™‚

THE TBR SHELF

  Frozen by Melissa De La Cruz and Michael Johnston

From New York Times bestselling author Melissa de la Cruz and Michael Johnston comes this remarkable first book in a spellbinding new series about the dawn of a new kind of magic.

Welcome to New Vegas, a city once covered in bling, now blanketed in ice. Like much of the destroyed planet, the place knows only one temperatureโ€”freezing. But some things never change. The diamond in the ice desert is still a 24-hour hedonistic playground and nothing keeps the crowds away from the casino floors, never mind the rumors about sinister sorcery in its shadows.

At the heart of this city is Natasha Kestal, a young blackjack dealer looking for a way out. Like many, she’s heard of a mythical land simply called โ€œthe Blue.โ€ They say itโ€™s a paradise, where the sun still shines and the waters are turquoise. More importantly, itโ€™s a place where Nat wonโ€™t be persecuted, even if her darkest secret comes to light.

But passage to the Blue is treacherous, if not impossible, and her only shot is to bet on a ragtag crew of mercenaries led by a cocky runner named Ryan Wesson to take her there. Danger and deceit await on every corner, even as Nat and Wes find themselves inexorably drawn to each other. But can true love survive the lies? Fiery hearts collide in this fantastic tale of the evil men do and the awesome power within us all. 

WHY THIS BOOK?

I have heard a lot about Melissa de la Cruz’s story The Isle of the Lost, which has apparently been made into a musical by Disney. It’s about the descendants of all the villains of the classic fairy tales. Which sounds pretty interesting, if I may so myself. 
Now, this book gets some pretty bad reviews on Goodreads. “Oh, Frozen is such a rehash of plots and characters…” Blah blah blah. I want to read it anyways. I think it would be a good experiment to see if Goodreads reviews really hold up. 

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And that, surprisingly enough, concludes the list from my Goodreads TBR! Well, that was interesting. Now for the bought/loaned.

THE BOUGHT AND LOANED SHELF

  Wildefire by Karsten Knight

Every flame begins with a spark.

Blackwood Academy was supposed to be a fresh start for Ashline Wilde. A secluded boarding school deep in the heart of California’s redwood forests, three thousand miles from her old life – it sounded like the new beginning she needed after an act of unspeakable violence left a girl in her hometown dead.

But Blackwood is far from the peaceful haven Ashline was searching for.

Because terrifying, supernatural beasts roam the forests around campus. Because the murderer from Ashline’s hometown – her own sister – has followed her across the country. Because a group of reincarnated gods and goddesses has been mysteriously summoned to Blackwood…and Ashline’s one of them.

WHY THIS BOOK?

I got this book at a library sale for the amazing price of $0.25! I am really getting into the supernatural/mystery genre and LOVING it. Plus, have you seen the cover? It’s gorgeous.

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  Love is a Many Trousered Thing by Louise Rennison
Woe is Georgia! Georgia Nicolson thought life was hard when her only worry was whether Masimo would choose her over Wet Lindsay. But then Dave the Laugh started acting strange –and everything was turned upside down when Robbie the Sex God suddenly returned!

In this eighth entry of the Confessions of Georgia Nicolson series, every reader will be wishing they had Georgia’s problems.

WHY THIS BOOK?

I loaned this out from the library because it is the eighth book in a series (as previously mentioned) which I absolutely adore. Georgia is so funny, and her adventures make the perfect chick-lit. Plus, she’s English!

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  Pretties by Scott Westerfeld
Gorgeous. Popular. Perfect…. Perfectly wrong.

Tally has finally become pretty. Now her looks are beyond perfect, her clothes are awesome, her boyfriend is totally hot, and she’s completely popular. It’s everything she’s ever wanted. But beneath all the fun — the nonstop parties, the high-tech luxury, the total freedom — is a nagging sense that something’s wrong. Something important. Then a message from Tally’s ugly past arrives. Reading it, Tally remembers what’s wrong with pretty life, and the fun stops cold.

Now she has to choose between fighting to forget what she knows and fighting for her life — because the authorities don’t intend to let anyone with this information survive. 



WHY THIS BOOK?

Again, a library loan, and one I’m not enjoying. Uglies was an amazing dystopian, but this, it’s sequel… well, let’s just say that I hope it’s got second-book-syndrome. Maybe I’m just not in the right mood.

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That’s a wrap! Thanks for reading. Again, click here to see more finds and link up yourself. 

Forever reading,

GRACE MEREDITH ๐Ÿ˜›

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