Friday Finds #8





Friday Finds is a weekly post the tells you lovelies about some of the books I've found this week. Whether it be an ARC, a classic or anything in between; these are books I've discovered over the past 7 days.


Throne of Glass
by Sarah J. Maas


Meet Celaena Sardothien.
Beautiful. Deadly. Destined for greatness.
 
In the dark, filthy salt mines of Endovier, an eighteen-year-old girl is serving a life sentence. She is a trained assassin, the best of her kind, but she made a fatal mistake: she got caught.
Young Captain Westfall offers her a deal: her freedom in return for one huge sacrifice. Celaena must represent the prince in a to-the-death tournament—fighting the most gifted thieves and assassins in the land. Live or die, Celaena will be free. Win or lose, she is about to discover her true destiny. But will her assassin’s heart be melted?


A Thousand Pieces of You
by Claudia Gray

 

Marguerite Caine’s physicist parents are known for their radical scientific achievements. Their most astonishing invention: the Firebird, which allows users to jump into parallel universes, some vastly altered from our own. But when Marguerite’s father is murdered, the killer—her parent’s handsome and enigmatic assistant Paul—escapes into another dimension before the law can touch him.
Marguerite can’t let the man who destroyed her family go free, and she races after Paul through different universes, where their lives entangle in increasingly familiar ways. With each encounter she begins to question Paul’s guilt—and her own heart. Soon she discovers the truth behind her father’s death is more sinister than she ever could have imagined.
A Thousand Pieces of You explores a reality where we witness the countless other lives we might lead in an amazingly intricate multiverse, and ask whether, amid infinite possibilities, one love can endure.


Boy21
by Matthew Quick


Basketball has always been an escape for Finley. He lives in gray, broken Bellmont, a town ruled by the Irish Mob, drugs, violence, and racially charged rivalries. At home, he takes care of his disabled grandfather, and at school he’s called “White Rabbit”, the only white kid on the varsity basketball team. He’s always dreamed of getting out somehow with his girlfriend, Erin. But until then, when he puts on his number 21, everything seems to make sense.
Russ has just moved to the neighborhood. A former teen basketball phenom from a privileged home, his life has been turned upside down by tragedy. Cut off from everyone he knows, he now answers only to the name Boy21—his former jersey number—and has an unusual obsession with outer space.
As their final year of high school brings these two boys together, “Boy21” may turn out to be the answer they both need.



Thoughts

So I guess the first one you'll notice is Throne of Glass and you'll all me shaking your heads at me because I haven't read it yet. I know its a massive series and A LOT of people love it but it's never been one of those books I've taken a second glance at. Until this week that is, when I finally gave into peer pressure and read the blurb. And then I bought a copy!

A Thousand Pieces of You just has the most stunning book cover I've ever seen. I'm a total book snob when it comes to covers and this one gets 5 stars! Then there's the bonus fact that the book itself actually seems like an interesting story. Can't wait for this one to be released!

Lastly is Boy21. Now this is by the same author as The Silver Linings Playbook, which is AMAZING. I'm super excited about this and considering this time last week I'd never even heard of it that's saying something. I was sent not one, but two copies of this book from Headline Publishers so I'll be hosting a giveaway when I post my review later this month. :)

What did you find this week?


Comments

  1. Ooooh, I cannot wait till you read Throne of Glass!! I hope you'll love it! It's one of my fave fantasy series and I'm dying for the third book!!

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    1. Most people I know love it too, I just haven't read it for some reason. Were you not able to get your hands on book three from netgalley?

      Mily x

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