Friday, March 5, 2010

Friday Finds! (5)

Friday Finds are books I've heard about during the past week. Credit goes to MizB from Should Be Reading

Found this @ The Library Lurker

Distant Waves: A Novel of the Titanic by Suzanne Weyn
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Pub. Date: April 15, 2009
336 pages
Young Adult

Science, spiritualism, history, and romance intertwine in Suzanne Weyn's newest novel. Four sisters and their mother make their way from a spiritualist town in New York to London, becoming acquainted with journalist W. T. Stead, scientist Nikola Tesla, and industrialist John Jacob Astor. When they all find themselves on the Titanic, one of Tesla's inventions dooms them...and one could save them.(From author's website)

Found this @ The Neverending Shelf

Shadow Blade by Seressia Glass
Publisher: Juno Books
Pub. Date: January 26, 2010
Urban Fantasy
352 pages

For Kira Solomon, normal was never an option.

Kira’s day job as an antiquities expert, but her true calling is as a Shadowchaser. Trained from youth to be one of the most lethal Chasers in existence, Kira serves the Gilead Commission dispatching the Fallen who sow discord and chaos. Of course, sometimes Gilead bureaucracy is as much a thorn in her side as anything the Fallen can muster against her. Right now, though, she’s got a bigger problem. Someone is turning the city of Atlanta upside-down in search of a four-millennia-old Egyptian dagger that just happens to have fallen into Kira’s hands.

Then there’s Khefar, the dagger’s true owner-a near-immortal 4000-year-old Nubian warrior who, Kira has to admit. looks pretty fine for his age. Joining forces is the only way to keep the weapon safe from the sinister Shadow force, but now Kira is in deep with someone who holds more secrets than she does, the one person who knows just how treacherous this fight is. Because every step closer to destroying the enemy is a step closer to losing herself to Shadow forever...
(From author's website)

Found this @ Serendipity

Wintercraft by Jenna Burtenshaw
Publisher: Headline Paperbacks
Release Date: May 13, 2010
288 pages

Ten years ago Kate Winters' parents were taken by the High Council's wardens to help with the country's war effort. Now the wardens are back...and prisoners, including Kate's uncle Artemis, are taken south on the terrifying Night Train. Kate and her friend Edgar are hunted by a far more dangerous enemy. Silas Dane -- the High Council's most feared man -- recognises Kate as one of the Skilled; a rare group of people able to see through the veil between the living and the dead. His spirit was damaged by the High Council's experiments into the veil, and he's convinced that Kate can undo the damage and allow him to find peace. The knowledge Kate needs lies within Wintercraft -- a book thought to be hidden deep beneath the graveyard city of Fume. But the Night of Souls, when the veil between life and death is at its thinnest, is just days away and the High Council have their own sinister plans for Kate and Wintercraft. To help Artemis, Edgar and herself, Kate must honour her pact with a murderer and come face to face with the true nature of death.
(From Goodreads)


Alayne said...

These are all really great finds! Thanks for visiting The Crowded Leaf.

Ti said...

That first one looks pretty good and the cover pulls me in.

Aleksandra said...

Really great finds with great covers!

Bobbie said...

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog! WinterCraft definitely looks like a book I would enjoy!
Thanks again!

tinylittlelibrarian said...

I've been thinking about reading Distant Waves. Maybe I'll wait til you've read it and see what you think! :)

Amanda Leigh said...

Thanks everyone for stopping by!

@tinylittlelibrarian- I'm not sure when I'll get Distant Waves. It's still just on my wishlist right now too.