Friday, April 30, 2010

Friday Finds [8]

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.

Forgive My Fins - Tera Lyn Childs; released May 19, 2010

Lily Sanderson has a secret, and it’s not that she has a huge crush on gorgeous swimming god Brody Bennett, who makes her heart beat flipper-fast. Unrequited love is hard enough when you’re a normal teenage girl, but when you’re half human, half mermaid like Lily, there’s no such thing as a simple crush. Lily’s mermaid identity is a secret that can’t get out, since she’s not just any mermaid – she’s a Thalassinian princess. When Lily found out three years ago that her mother was actually a human, she finally realized why she didn’t feel quite at home in Thalassinia, and she’s been living on land and going to Seaview high school ever since, hoping to find where she truly belongs. Sure, land has its problems – like her obnoxious, biker boy neighbor Quince Fletcher – but it has that one major perk – Brody. The problem is, mermaids aren’t really the casual dating type – when they “bond,” it’s for life. When Lily’s attempt to win Brody’s love leads to a tsunami-sized case of mistaken identity, she is in for a tidal wave of relationship drama, and she finds out, quick as a tailfin flick, that happily-ever-after never sails quite as smoothly as you planned.

This one looks interesting, and so I'll probably walk my happy little self to the bookstore on the 19th and pick it up... there's something cool about mermaids, and honestly I don't know of that many other good'ol mermaid books (SUGGESTIONS?) And the cover design looks cool...that's always a plus! I'm not sure, though - this book looks a little "cutesy" and that seems to be a style of Childs'...I'm kinda staying away from Oh My Gods because of that (and because Rick Riordan PWNS the greek-myth-in-modern-culture scenario! BOOM!)

and this one won't come out until the fall :(

Tyger, Tyger (Goblin Wars, #1) by Kersten Hamilton

Teagan Wyllston grew up hearing about Celtic mythology, night crawlers and banshees, and how the Irish Travelers have been at war with goblin kind since before time. One of her favorite stories is the legend of Fionn Mac Cumhaill, the great hero who defended his people and was cursed by the goblin god for all eternity. It's a good one, full of powerful beings and romance, but it is just that . . . a story, and nothing more. That is, until eighteen-year-old Finn comes unexpectedly into her life. Then, suddenly, the stuff of Irish legend doesn't seem quite so fantastical. Could Finn be her hero, like his namesake in the stories? Or is Teagan destined to fight the forces of evil herself?

Myth in the modern world - that's so Percy Jackson! I seriously love this formula and I'm excited to see what it'll be like with Celtic mythology this time. Usually authors who do Celtic stuff concentrate only on faeries and even then they kind of "play around with the facts." So I can't wait for this one! It's slated to be released November 15.
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