Thursday, April 8, 2010

Friday Finds [6]

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 seem to be on a pattern lately: 1) I either find/read books that no one's ever heard of/read yet (like Sapphique, for example) or 2) I find out about books that have been out for awhile and that everybody has already read/reviewed!

Wow, this is probably the boringest blog in the blogosphere!

But yep, this week's Friday Find has actually been out since 2008...and I'm just now hearing about it.

Impossible - Nancy Werlin

Inspired by the ballad “Scarborough Fair,” this riveting novel combines suspense, fantasy, and romance for an intensely page-turning and masterfully original tale. Lucy is seventeen when she discovers that the women of her family have been cursed through the generations, forced to attempt three seemingly impossible tasks or to fall into madness upon their child’s birth. But Lucy is the first girl who won’t be alone as she tackles the list. She has her fiercely protective foster parents and her childhood friend Zach beside her. Do they have love and strength enough to overcome an age-old evil?

There's actually a bit of a funny story behind my finding this book. My roommate and I are in this class called Literature for Young Adults, and there's this girl in class with us who is (like us) an avid reader, but whose reading tastes...are not like ours. And so a couple weeks ago, she was talking to my roommate, Lindsey, about how she had just read this book called Impossible, and she just went on an on and on about how awful it was, how she hated it, how she thought it degraded women or whatever...and she had the book with her. Well, my snide little roommate, who has just as much empathy as a cat, was like, "awww, that's too bad...FREE BOOK!" And so she got it and later was telling me, "Well if So-and-So didn't like it...I bet I will!"

(Note: do you have friends like that? They're your friends, and you love 'em, but you just have totally different reading styles?)

So Lindsey read the book and just finished it, and she marched into my room the other day and pronounced that she looooooved Impossible and thought it was interesting, romantic, and all kinds of awesome, and so naturally, I'm curious.

Has anybody else read this book? What did you think?
Previous Finds:
Last time: Lesley Livingston's Wondrous Strange & Darklight; Susan Beth Pfeffer's Life as We Knew It
Friday Finds 4: Beth Fantaskey's Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side, Brenna Yovanoff's The Replacement, Lisa Mantchev's Eyes Like Stars
Friday Finds 3: Maggie Stiefvater's Shiver, James Dashner's Maze Runner
Friday Finds 2: Katherine Langrish's Troll Trilogy
Friday Finds 1: Catherine Fisher's Incarceron & Sapphique, Sarah Addison Allen's The Sugar Queen
What did you "Find" this week?

7 shout-outs!:

j said...

That's a funny story about how you got the book! It looks good! I can't wait to see your review. And yes, I have some friends with totally different reading taste. :)

Tales of Whimsy said...

oooo Impossible is very good! I was holding by breath up until the end.

StephTheBookworm said...

LOL that's funny. I have been hearing some good things about this book actually and it does seem pretty good. Also wanted to say thank you so much for your sweet comment on my blog. You were definitely one of the people I had in mind while writing it. Lots of love to you!

Sara said...

This sounds great! Thanks for sharing :)

Unknown said...

I've never heard of this book before. Funny story how you came about it. I'll have to check it out.

Anonymous said...

This is one of my favorite "faery" books...although its centered more on relationships and love the fantasy element is a very nice background....Nancy Werlin is a fantastic writer....My Cousins Killer...Awe-Some!

MO Min Pin Rescue said...

I loved Impossible and am looking forward to her new book coming out soon. :) I came here via Blog Hop!

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