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Friday, February 12, 2010

Friday Finds! (Feb. 12, 2010)

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Compromised by Heidi Ayarbe
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
Release Date: May 4, 2010
Publisher: HarperTeen
Pages: 464

Summary: With a con-man dad and a long-gone mom, the only thing that makes sense to Maya is science. In fact, every time her dad’s cons go wrong, she has a scientific way to fix it, to keep both of them safe and together. Only this time Maya’s scientific method doesn’t work. She finds herself stuck in an orphanage, and then living on the street, where scientific laws don’t apply, with two unlikely allies, and she has to learn to live on instinct alone. But when Maya goes off in search of an aunt she’s never met in hopes of finding some semblance of stability in her chaotic world, she finds something even more important: her own strength.

Everlasting by Angie Frazier
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
Release Date: June 1, 2010
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Pages: 336

Summary: Sailing aboard her father's ship is all seventeen-year-old Camille Rowen has ever wanted. But as a lady in 1855 San Francisco, her future is set: marry a man she doesn't love in order to preseve her social standing. On her last voyage before the wedding, Camille learns the mother she has always believed dead is in fact alive and in Australia. When their Sydney-bound ship goes down in a gale, and her father dies, Camille sets out to find her mother and a map in her possession - a map believed to lead to a stone that once belonged to the legendary civilization of the immortals. The stone can do exactly what Camille wants most: bring someone back from the dead. Unfortunately, her father's adversary is also on the hunt for the stone, and she must race him to it. The only person Camille can depend on is Oscar - a handsome young sailor and her father's first mate - who is in love with Camille and whom she is inexplicably drawn to despite his low social standing and her pending wedding vows. With an Australian card shark acting as their guide, Camille eludes murderous bushrangers, traverses dangerous highlands, evades a curse placed on the stone, and unravels the mystery behind her mother's disappearance sixteen years earlier. But when another death shakes her conviction to resurrect her father, Camille must choose what - and who - matters most.

Remember Me: Includes Remember Me, The Return and The Last Story by Christopher Pike
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
Release Date: July 6, 2010
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Pages: 816

Summary for Remember Me: SHE DIDN'T UNDERSTAND THAT SHE WAS DEAD. When Shari Cooper awoke at home after being at her girlfriend's birthday party, her family acted like she wasn't there. They didn't hear a thing she said. They wouldn't even look at her. Then the call came from the hospital. Her father and brother paled. Her mother started to cry. Shari didn't know what was wrong. Not until she followed them to the hospital. There she found herself lying on a cold slab in the morgue. The police said that it was suicide. Shari knew she had been murdered. Making a vow to herself to find her killer, Shari embarks on the strangest of all criminal investigations: one in which she spies on her friends, and even enters their dreams -- where she comes face-to-face with a nightmare from beyond the grave. The Shadow -- a thing more horrible than death itself -- is the key to Shari's death, and the only thing that can stop her murderer from murdering again.

Summary for The Return: THEY CALLED HER A WANDERER. Shari Cooper is dead, the victim of a murderous attack. She is on the other side, in a place of spirits, an eternal realm of light and love. But she is given a rare offer. To return to Earth without having to be reborn. Into the body of a depressed teenage girl. A transfer of souls, they call it. Shari is given a chance to be a Wanderer, and to do a great service for humanity. It is an offer she gladly accepts. Then she is back, in a human body. Yet she does not remember being Shari Cooper. At first she recalls nothing of the afterlife. Perhaps it is just as well. Not everybody on Earth welcomes Wanderers. Of the few who know of their existence, some want them dead. And others, the truly evil ones, wish them much worse than that.

Summary for The Last Story: Someone did not like Shari Cooper writing her stories. Shari Cooper had died once, and then returned to Earth as a Wanderer -- a soul who had been given permission to take the place of another soul in a mature body. Shari has regained her memory of her previous life. More than that she has realized her purpose in returning to mortal life -- to write stories for young people to help them understand the immortal life that is to follow. Her talent is inspired, her destiny great, and it is not long before Shari and her books are known all over the world. Then one special night a story of incomparable beauty and mystery comes to her. An ancient tale that speaks of the origin of mankind and the purpose of human life. Quickly, almost in a fever, Shari begins to write it down, sure that it is nothing more than a wonderful fable. But what Shari doesn't know is that her new book is true -- a mystical blueprint that warns of a great danger to humanity from creatures who despise all human beings, but who have a unique and terrifying hatred for Wanderers. Creatures who will go to any length to stop Shari's story from being published. Creatures who wait unseen outside Shari's door.

Betrayal (Immortal, Book #2) by Gillian Sheilds
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
Release Date: August 3, 2010
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Pages: 368

Summary: I can't find one yet!

The Haunted (The Hollow, Book #2) by Jessica Verday
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
Release Date: August 31, 2010
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Pages: 304

Summary: I can't find one yet!


9 comments:

YA Vampire Books said...

Sounds like some great books!

And a really cool thing is that the photograph on the cover of Compromised is from a memorial in Berlin, where I actually have been! :) Lol, just wanted to share my excitement! ;)

slommler said...

The books with the character, "Shari Cooper" sound intriguing. I must get them on my list. Thanks for the reviews.
Hugs
SueAnn

Amanda Leigh said...

Wow, you've got some great finds! Looks like I have some more to add to my tbr list.

Here are my finds: Not-Really-Southern Vamp Chick

Kailia Sage said...

these books sound like great reads!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Compromised sounds really good.

Cleverly Inked said...

AWESOME FINDS... The covers are amazing

dela said...

looks kewl! can't wait to read one of it!

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Book Monster said...

Excited for Everlasting and Betrayal. Remember Me looks good and so does the haunted.

Stephanie aka The Stark Raving Bibliophile said...

These look good! I am particularly interested in Compromised, as I enjoyed a previous book by that author.

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