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Friday, February 19, 2010

Friday Finds! (Feb. 19, 2010)

Credit goes to MizB from Should Be Reading

The Oracle of Dating by Allison van Diepen
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
Release Date: May 1, 2010
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Pages: 256

Summary: No one at Kayla’s school knows she’s the famous Oracle of Dating—the anonymous queen of dating advice, given through her own Web site. Kayla doesn’t even have a boyfriend. Two relationship disasters were enough to make her focus on everyone else’s love life. But then her advice backfires on her own best friend. And Kayla starts to seriously obsess about Jared Stewart—the very cute, very mysterious new guy in school. Suddenly, the teen queen of advice needs her own oracle of dating--and she knows just where to find one...

The Not-So-Great Depression by Amy Goldman Koss
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
Release Date: May 11, 2010
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
Pages: 272

Summary: Jacki’s ninth–grade teacher is always going on about the unemployment index and the recession, but nothing sinks in until her mom is laid off and everything seems to cost more than they can afford. Acclaimed author Amy Goldman Koss delivers a warm hearted and timely tale about the things we lose and the insights we gain.

Flight Of Shadows by Sigmund Brouwer
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
Release Date: May 18, 2010
Publisher: WaterBrook Press
Pages: 288

Summary: Her genetic secret could change humanity forever. Her DNA grants her the ultimate power. But all she wants is to disappear. Looming buildings rise into the sky of a near-future America, shadowing the desperate poverty of the soovie parks, death doctors, and fear bombs. In this world of walled cities, where status matters most, Caitlyn Brown is desperate to remain invisible, wrongly believing what she needs to hide is the deformity on her back. The powerful want her for so much more. She’s forced to take flight again, relying on the help of Razor, a street-smart illusionist she can’t trust. Her only hope is to reach friends already tracked by government. With a twisted bounty hunter in full pursuit, she and Razor begin to learn the unthinkable about her past and the unique gifts of her DNA. It leads Caitlyn to a choice between the two men who love her, and whether to keep her freedom or sacrifice herself to change human destiny. In this lightning-fast chase through an all-too-plausible future, best-selling author Sigmund Brouwer is at his best. Flight of Shadows is a terrifying ride into the heart of compelling moral questions about science and society.

Finding My Place by Traci L. Jones
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
Release Date: May 25, 2010
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Pages: 208

Summary: DOES FITTING IN HAVE TO MEAN SELLING OUT? In October 1975, while most teens are worried about their Happy Days Halloween costumes, Tiphanie Jayne Baker has bigger problems. Her parents have just decided to uproot the family to the ritzy suburb of Brent Hills, Colorado, and now she’s the only Black girl at a high school full of Barbies. But the longer Tiphanie stays in her new neighborhood, the more her ties to her old community start to fray. Now that nowhere feels like home, exactly where does she belong?

Almost To Die For: A Vampire Princess of St. Paul (Book#1) by Tate Hallaway
Genre: Adult
/Young Adult? Fiction
Release Date: August 3, 2010
Publisher: NAL Trade
Pages: 256

Summary: On her sixteenth birthday, Anastasija Parker's present winds up being the shock of a lifetime. When her mom referred to her absentee dad as a deadbeat it was actually half true -- he's a vampire. And a king, no less. A king who wants his daughter to assume her rightful position at his side. But, thanks to Ana's mother, the blood of a witch also runs through her veins....Too bad vampires and witches are mortal enemies. With her parents gearing up for an all out brawl over her destiny, Ana's about ready to scream. But things get even crazier when a male witch and a brooding bad boy vampire start vying for her affection. Then the barely leashed tension between the vampires and the witches starts to boil over, and Ana has to figure out once and for all if she wants to become heir to her dad's throne. And deciding your eternal destiny is a pretty big deal for a girl who just wants to get through high school.


Liz @ Cleverly Inked said...

They all look great!

Mel (He Followed Me Home) said...

wow, you've found so many! Th Orcale of Dating looks cute :)

Christina T said...

Almost to Die For looks like it could be good and Finding My Place sounds interesting too. I enjoyed The Oracle of Dating. It was a funny novel. You found some great books this week!

Here are my Friday Finds.

Monster of Books said...

The artwork for The Not-So-Great Depression looks like the artwork for Madison Finn!!

So looking forward to Almost to Die For

Mari - Escape In A Book said...

They all look good but I especially like the sound of Flight of shadows. Thanks for sharing your finds with us =)

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