Friday, January 31, 2014

My Friday Finds January 31

FRIDAY FINDS (hosted by Miz B at Should Be Reading) showcases the books you ‘found’ and added to your To Be Read (TBR) list… whether you found them online, or in a bookstore, or in the library — wherever! (they aren’t necessarily books you purchased).
So, come on — share with us your FRIDAY FINDS!

My Friday Finds:

Here are my "finds" for this week! I was so excited to learn about each of these and add them to my ever-expanding TBR list...

The first book on my list this week is Stolen Songbird, a fantasy novel that features magic and underground city, and even more surprising centers on trolls - yes please! It didn't sound like anything I have read before, and the cover was beautiful, can't wait to give it a try!

For those who have loved Seraphina and Graceling comes another truly fabulous fantasy...

For five centuries, a witch’s curse has bound the trolls to their city beneath the ruins of Forsaken Mountain. Time enough for their dark and nefarious magic to fade from human memory and into myth. But a prophesy has been spoken of a union with the power to set the trolls free, and when Cécile de Troyes is kidnapped and taken beneath the mountain, she learns there is far more to the myth of the trolls than she could have imagined.

Cécile has only one thing on her mind after she is brought to Trollus: escape. Only the trolls are clever, fast, and inhumanly strong. She will have to bide her time, wait for the perfect opportunity.

But something unexpected happens while she’s waiting – she begins to fall for the enigmatic troll prince to whom she has been bonded and married. She begins to make friends. And she begins to see that she may be the only hope for the half-bloods – part troll, part human creatures who are slaves to the full-blooded trolls. There is a rebellion brewing. And her prince, Tristan, the future king, is its secret leader.

As Cécile becomes involved in the intricate political games of Trollus, she becomes more than a farmer’s daughter. She becomes a princess, the hope of a people, and a witch with magic powerful enough to change Trollus forever.  - Goodreads

The next book I'm featuring as a "find" this week is The Winners Curse, once again another book whose cover I found to be very visually appealing. (What can I say? I know you aren't supposed to judge a book by it's cover, but I'm definitely guilty of falling for books based on beautiful or intriguing cover art!) I thought the synopsis for this one sounded really intriguing, and I'm excited to give it a try.

Winning what you want may cost you everything you love 

As a general’s daughter in a vast empire that revels in war and enslaves those it conquers, seventeen-year-old Kestrel has two choices: she can join the military or get married. But Kestrel has other intentions.

One day, she is startled to find a kindred spirit in a young slave up for auction. Arin’s eyes seem to defy everything and everyone. Following her instinct, Kestrel buys him—with unexpected consequences. It’s not long before she has to hide her growing love for Arin.

But he, too, has a secret, and Kestrel quickly learns that the price she paid for a fellow human is much higher than she ever could have imagined.

Set in a richly imagined new world, The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski is a story of deadly games where everything is at stake, and the gamble is whether you will keep your head or lose your heart. - Goodreads

My last find for this week is called Unleashing Mr. Darcy, and it has a great cover. I saw this one on another blogger's Teaser Tuesday post, and thought it sounded so fun. Not to mention, I a bit of a sucker for all things that reference Pride & Prejudice in any way. Anyway Mr. Darcy + dogs? Most definitely a must try for me! Very excited to see how this one turns out, I think the synopsis sounds cute and charming...

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single woman teetering on the verge of thirty must be in want of a husband.

Not true for Manhattanite Elizabeth Scott. Instead of planning a walk down the aisle, she's crossing the pond with the only companion she needs; her darling dog, Bliss. Caring for a pack of show dogs in England seems the perfect distraction from the scandal that ruined her teaching career, and her reputation, in New York. What she doesn't count on is an unstoppable attraction to billionaire dog breeder Donovan Darcy. The London tycoon's a little bit arrogant, a whole lot sexy, and the chemistry between them is disarming. When passion is finally unleashed, might Elizabeth hope to take home more than a blue ribbon? - Goodreads

So excited to hear from others on their new finds, please feel free to share your Friday Finds links below! Happy Reading!

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