Friday, February 5, 2010

Friday Finds



I just found another fun meme - and another one from MizB @ Should Be Reading. Friday Finds are books that you've heard about during the past week. For me, I'm taking it a step further: these are books I heard about and may potentially read.
If you have any information on any of these titles please lemme know! :D

My finds this week:


Incarceron - Catherine Fisher

- (American edition, right) Hardcover, 2010; 464 pages

- (British edition, left) Paperback, 2007; 464 pages

- Goodreads reviews: 37% (5 stars), 41% (4 stars), 15% (3 stars), 4% (2 stars), 1% (1 star)


Incarceron -- a futuristic prison, sealed from view, where the descendants of the original prisoners live in a dark world torn by rivalry and savagery. It is a terrifying mix of high technology -- a living building which pervades the novel as an ever-watchful, ever-vengeful character, and a typical medieval torture chamber -- chains, great halls, dungeons. A young prisoner, Finn, has haunting visions of an earlier life, and cannot believe he was born here and has always been here. In the outer world, Claudia, daughter of the Warden of Incarceron, is trapped in her own form of prison -- a futuristic world constructed beautifully to look like a past era, an imminent marriage she dreads. She knows nothing of Incarceron, except that it exists. But there comes a moment when Finn, inside Incarceron, and Claudia, outside, simultaneously find a device -- a crystal key, through which they can talk to each other. And so the plan for Finn's escape is born ...



The Sugar Queen - Sarah Addison Allen
- Hardcover: April 2009 by Bantam (first published in 2008)
- Goodreads reviews: 27%(5 stars), 42% (4 stars), 24% (3 stars), 6% (2 stars), 1% (1 star)
Josey Cirrini is sure of three things: winter is her favorite season, she’s a sorry excuse for a Southern belle, and sweets are best eaten in the privacy of her closet. For while Josey has settled into an uneventful life in her mother’s house, her one consolation is the stockpile of sugary treats and paperback romances she escapes to each night…. Until she finds her closet harboring Della Lee Baker, a local waitress who is one part nemesis—and two parts fairy godmother. With Della Lee’s tough love, Josey’s narrow existence quickly expands. She even bonds with Chloe Finley, a young woman who is hounded by books that inexplicably appear when she needs them—and who has a close connection to Josey’s longtime crush. Soon Josey is living in a world where the color red has startling powers, and passion can make eggs fry in their cartons. And that’s just for starters.

3 shout-outs!:

IceJewel said...

Incarceron sounds good ! Nice pick :)

Christina T said...

I've heard good things about Incarceron but I've never heard of The Sugar Queen before.

Here are my Friday Finds.

By the way, here is an award for your blog.

aeimaginer12 said...

I've heard a lot of really good things about Incarceron - so maybe I'll hurry up and order it!
I checked out your Friday Finds - you're actually the one I got the idea from!!! So thanks!

 
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