Saturday, August 15, 2009

Friday Finds (On Saturday)

Hiya!

I know, I'm very behind. It's because I had camp and my mom has the flu. I shall make up for it this week! I promise you!

Friday Finds is hosted by MizB from Should Be Reading. Because I've been at book camp all week I've heard a lot about awesome books! These are the most promising that I heard about:

The Reformed Vampire Support Group
by Catherine Jinks

Goodreads Description:

"Think vampires are romantic, sexy, and powerful? Think again. Vampires are dead. And unless they want to end up staked, they have to give up fanging people, admit their addiction, join a support group, and reform themselves.
Nina Harrison, fanged at fifteen and still living with her mother, hates the Reformed Vampire Support Group meetings every Tuesday night. Even if she does appreciate Dave, who was in a punk band when he was alive, nothing exciting ever happens. That is, until one of group members is mysteriously destroyed by a silver bullet. With Nina (determined to prove that vamps aren't useless or weak) and Dave (secretly in love with Nina) at the helm, the misfit vampires soon band together to track down the hunter, save a werewolf, and keep the world safe from the likes of themselves."

I love vampires, just not Meyer's version of them. I can't wait to read this!

Marcelo in the Real World by Francisco X. Stork

Goodreads Description:

"Marcelo Sandoval hears music that nobody else can hear – part of an autism-like condition that no doctor has been able to identify. But his father has never fully believed in the music or Marcelo's differences, and he challenges Marcelo to work in the mailroom of his law firm for the summer…to join "the real world."

There Marcelo meets Jasmine, his beautiful and surprising coworker, and Wendell, the son of another partner in the firm. He learns about competition and jealousy, anger and desire. But it's a picture he finds in a file – a picture of a girl with half a face – that truly connects him with the real world: its suffering, its injustice, and what he can do to fight."

This one looks FANTASTIC. I'm very eager to read this one.





Emma Out!

3 comments:

  1. I read Marcelo in the Real World and loved it! It's not super exciting or anything, but it's quirky and adorable. I haven't read Reformed Vampire Support Group, but I've seen it around, and it does seem fun and interesting. Good finds!

    - Alex

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  2. Marcelo in the Real World has an awesome cover and looks really good! Great finds, Emma. :-)

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