Friday, February 26, 2010

Friday Finds [3]

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

If you have any information on any of these titles please lemme know! If you have read/reviewed these books and would like to share that link, I'd love to read it!

Truthfully, I "found" these books a while ago, but only now have I really, really been curious about them!

Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater

For years, Grace has watched the wolves in the woods behind her house. One yellow-eyed wolf—her wolf—is a chilling presence she can't seem to live without. Meanwhile, Sam has lived two lives: In winter, the frozen woods, the protection of the pack, and the silent company of a fearless girl. In summer, a few precious months of being human ... until the cold makes him shift back again. Now, Grace meets a yellow-eyed boy whose familiarity takes her breath away. It's her wolf. It has to be. But as winter nears, Sam must fight to stay human--or risk losing himself, and Grace, forever.

Yeah, so Shiver has been around for awhile :) But my roommate Lindsey just finished it the other day and she's been raving nonstop about it, so now I'm incredibly curious!!

The Maze Runner by James Dashner

When Thomas wakes up in the lift, the only thing he can remember is his first name. He has no recollection of his parents, his home, or how he got where he is. His memory is black. But he’s not alone. When the lift’s doors open, Thomas finds himself surrounded by kids who welcome him to the Glade, a large expanse enclosed by stone walls. Just like Thomas, the Gladers don’t know why or how they got to the Glade. All they know is that every morning, for as long as they could remember, the stone doors to the maze that surrounds them have opened. Every night, they’ve closed tight. Every thirty days a new boy is delivered in the lift. And no one wants to be stuck in the maze after dark. The Gladers were expecting Thomas’s arrival. But the next day, a girl springs up—the first girl ever to arrive in the Glade. And more surprising yet is the message she delivers. The Gladers have always been convinced that if they can solve the maze that surrounds the Glade, they might be able to find their way home . . . wherever that may be. But it’s looking more and more as if the maze is unsolvable. And something about the girl’s arrival is starting to make Thomas feel different. Something is telling him that he just might have some answers—if he can only find a way to retrieve the dark secrets locked within his own mind.

Once again, The Maze Runner has been generating lots of reviews, but I only recently added it to my TBR because my youngest brother, Hutton, just finished and loved it! And since he's the one who got me hooked on the Percy Jackson series and The Great Tree of Avalon, I just have to listen to his opinion :)

Both Shiver and The Maze Runner are first installments in trilogies; both were published in 2009 and will have their 2nds coming out sometime in 2010, and both will end in 2011 (or at least, that's the predicted book forecast).

What are your Friday Finds? Oh, and if you have a review of either book and would like to share it, I'd love to read it!

Last week's Finds: Katherine Langrish's Troll Trilogy
Before that: Catherine Fisher's Incarceron & Sapphique and The Sugar Queen
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