Friday, March 5, 2010

Friday Finds [4]

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. Friday Finds is hosted by MizB @ Should be Reading

I'm getting around to this a lot later than I had hoped---I guess I know now not to take 3 benadryl at one time...

This week I found...

Eyes Like Stars (Theatre Iluminata, #1) by Lisa Mantchev

Enter Stage Right All her world's a stage. Beatrice Shakespeare Smith is not an actress, yet she lives in a theater. She is not an orphan, but she has no parents. She knows every part, but has no lines of her own. Until now. Welcome to the Théâtre Illuminata, where the characters of every place ever written can be found behind the curtain. They were born to play their parts, and are bound to the Théâtre by The Book—an ancient and magical tome of scripts. Bertie is not one of them, but they are her family—and she is about to lose them all and the only home she has ever known. Lisa Mantchev has written a debut novel that is dramatic, romantic, and witty, with an irresistible and irreverent cast of characters who are sure to enchant the audience. Open Curtain

I have to say, I'm already in love with the concept! It seems like Thursday Next for theatre characters. I know that several blog/GR buddies have read and liked this series, so I guess I'll jump on the bandwagon! And the next book, Perchance to Dream, seems incredibly interesting too--but it's not coming out until May 25, 2010...booo. So if you've read this and have an opinion about it, please let me know! Does anyone know how many are going to be in this series--and are the MCs of, say, Book 1 the MCs of Book 2, or do they have different characters and stories?

Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side by Beth Fantaskey
Marrying a vampire definitely doesn’t fit into Jessica Packwood’s senior year “get-a-life” plan. But then a bizarre (and incredibly hot) new exchange student named Lucius Vladescu shows up, claiming that Jessica is a Romanian vampire princess by birth—and he’s her long-lost fiancé. Armed with newfound confidence and a copy of Growing Up Undead: A Teen Vampire’s Guide to Dating, Health, and Emotions, Jessica makes a dramatic transition from average American teenager to glam European vampire princess. But when a devious cheerleader sets her sights on Lucius, Jess finds herself fighting to win back her wayward prince, stop a global vampire war—and save Lucius’s soul from eternal destruction.

Hmm, I'm not really sure about this one. It looks good, and some of my blog/GR buddies have liked it, while others have not. If you know anything about this book, please let me know!

And I just heard of this book only a few minutes ago, and I'm already extremely anxious to read it!

The Replacements by Brenna Yovanoff, release date: 16 September 2010

Mackie Doyle seems like everyone else in the perfect little town of Gentry, but he is living with a fatal secret - he is a Replacement, left in the crib of a human baby sixteen years ago. Now the creatures under the hill want him back, and Mackie must decide where he really belongs and what he really wants. A month ago, Mackie might have told them to buzz off. But now, with a budding relationship with tough, wounded, beautiful Tate, Mackie has too much to lose. Will love finally make him worthy of the human world?

Since it's not out yet, I have like no information on it whatsoever, but just going by the blurb and the cover design (yes, cover designs weigh heavily in my opinion!) I have to say I'm hooked, or at least, pre-hooked :)

What did you "find" this week?

Last week's finds: Maggie Stiefvater's Shiver and James Dashner's Maze Runner
Friday Finds 2: Katherine Langrish's Troll Trilogy
Friday Finds 1: Catherine Fisher's Incarceron & Sapphique and Sarah Addison Allen's The Sugar Queen

10 shout-outs!:

Christy B said...

Eyes Like Stars is an awesome book! I've got book two waiting for me on my shelf!

It's the same characters throughout the series. I'm not sure how many books there will be. Seeing as how they're called 'acts', I'm guessing no more than four. I know Mantchev just finished book #3.

Cat said...

Great finds - gorgeous covers on Eyes Like Stars and The Replacement.

Melissa (i swim for oceans) said...

I am so looking forward to the Replacements! That cover is just so eerie...and perfect! :)

Cindy said...

I became a follower!

StephTheBookworm said...

Jessica's Guide is AMAZING!!! I read it a few months ago because my friend highly recommended it and loaned it to me. It sounds silly, but that book did a lot for me... that was the book that got me reading YA again, because I had only been reading adult fiction for a while. It was also the book that got me interested in the fantasy and vampire genres. I adored it. It was funny, cute, and kept me turning the pages!

Allison said...

Eyes Like Stars and Jessica's Guide are both on my TBR list! Also, I LOVE the cover of The Replacement.

Amelia said...

Wow, thanks everybody!!
Steph--I'm really glad to hear that!

Sarah (Book Reviews from Inside an Igloo) said...

let me know how you liked Shiver!!!

Bookish in a Box said...

I can't wait to read The Replacements. That cover just draws me in!

Tales of Whimsy said...

Nice week :)

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