Friday, April 3, 2009

Friday Finds (4.03.09)

Friday Finds is hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading.
I added several books to my TBR/Wishlist pile this week. Here are three that I discovered thanks to fabulous reviews from many people in the book blogging community...

A Great and Terrible Beauty coverA Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray. The synopsis:

It’s 1895, and after the suicide of her mother, 16-year-old Gemma Doyle is shipped off from the life she knows in India to Spence, a proper boarding school in England. Lonely, guilt-ridden, and prone to visions of the future that have an uncomfortable habit of coming true, Gemma’s reception there is a chilly one. To make things worse, she’s been followed by a mysterious young Indian man, a man sent to watch her. But why? What is her destiny? And what will her entanglement with Spence’s most powerful girls—and their foray into the spiritual world—lead to?

Lady Anne Howl in Dark coverLady Anne and the Howl in the Dark by Donna Lea Simpson. The synopsis:

Lady Anne Addison is a rational and courageous woman. So when she's summoned by a frightened friend to Yorkshire to prove or disprove the presence in their woods of a menacing wolf - or werewolf - she takes up the challenge.

Grim, dank and shadowed Darkefell Castle is an ancient keep with a scabrous history. And now it appears that a preternatural menace is behind the events terrorizing the country folk.

Lady Anne finds the Marquess of Darkefell to be an infuriatingly unyielding man. Rumors swirl and suspects abound. When she finally solves the mystery, the Marquess is indeed at the middle of it, but not at all in the way that Lady Anne had suspected... and now he's firmly determined to win her in spite of everything.

Moonlight coverMoonlight (Book one of Dark Guardian series) by Rachel Hawthorne. The synopsis:

Kayla is the nature lover, the all-American beauty who can't understand why she's so drawn to distant, brooding Lucas. Adopted as a young child, she has no way of knowing that she's inherited a terrifying—and thrilling—gene that will change her life forever.
lucas is dangerous, gorgeous . . . and a werewolf. As leader of the Dark Guardians, shape-shifters who gather deep within the state park, he has sworn to protect his pack. But when Lucas finds his true soul mate, his love could put them all in harm's way.

As Lucas and Kayla struggle with their feelings for each other, a greater danger lurks: Humans have discovered the Dark Guardians and are planning their destruction. Kayla must choose between the life she knows and the love she feels certain is her destiny.



  1. I really enjoyed the Libba Bray trilogy. Those books were just great-they get better as they go which is always good. I hope you can win Lady Anne on my blog-it's a good read!

  2. A Great and Terrible Beauty does sound good! I have it on my tbr pile and I'm looking forward to it.

  3. I really enjoyed the first two book in the Libba Bray trilogy. I am still waiting to read the third book. Not sure what for, other than a gap in the reading schedule.

  4. I've really been wanting to read the Libba Bray book, and I've got it on my TBR list for sometime later this year.


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