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Thursday, 6 May 2010

Library Loot #1

I have borrowed this idea from my friend Clover at Fluttering Butterflies, she did tell me that it is a meme run by someone else and that you could sign up to Mr Linky for it but I couldn't find it :( So I can give her the credit as it is the only place I have seen it :) My lovely friend sent me the Link so now I can include it :) Thank you Reading Adventures for the meme.
I don't usually have this much luck in libraries but my oldest daughter asked me to check so books for her using the online library catalogue (smart-arse 9 year old as I didn't know there was an online catalogue *doh*). While I was checking hers I thought I would just take a look to see if they had any from my mega wish-list. Not holding out much hope after being told by the local librarian that Teens Don't Read!!!!! Yep, you heard me right :)
But this is what I have so far *grins*

Synopsis: From Amazon
For seventeen-year-old Teresa Adams, high school is an excruciating daily ordeal. Her debilitating shyness makes every conversation and every confrontation an agonizing event. But at home, in the security of her bedroom, she daydreams of a secret life as a DJ for Miami's hottest radio station, SLAM FM, which just so happens to be owned by her stepfather. Some day, she believes, she'll get her big break. And then it happens - her stepfather allows her to sit in as an intern. Before long, she's helping out on air under the guise of Sweet T, her confident radio persona. At school, Teresa has to do a group oral presentation. It doesn't help that she has a crush on Gavin, the boy in her group. Will her secret life as a DJ help her overcome the shyness of her daily life-and possibly propel her straight into the arms of her crush?

Synopsis: From Amazon
When Naomi tries to piece back the fragments of the last three and a half years of her life, she discovers a lot. She has a boyfriend but can't remember him, her mother and father are divorced, and she has forgotten that she is supposed to hate her mother. She also has a group of friends which simply doesn't seem that attractive any more and, despite having meticulously kept a diary, she only mentioned what she ate every day in it! But it's not all bad, because when a girl loses three and a half years she gets a chance to reinvent herself. After all, who is to say that everything has to be the same?

Synopsis: From Good Reads
When seventeen-year-old Lucy discovers her family is under an ancient curse by an evil Elfin Knight, she realizes to break the curse she must perform three impossible tasks before her daughter is born in order to save them both.

Part of  the YA Bloggers Debut Book Battle
Synopsis: From Amazon
For sixteen-year-olds Anna Reiley and Frankie Perino, their twenty day-long, minimally supervised California vacation will be the 'Absolute Best Summer Ever' and according to Frankie, if they meet one boy every day, there's a pretty good chance that Anna will get her first real boyfriend. Anna lightheartedly agrees to the game, but there's something she hasn't told Frankie - she's already had that kind of romance, and it was with Frankie's older brother, Matt, just before his tragic death one year ago.

Synopsis: From Amazon
The Nephilim were on the earth in those days Genesis 6:4 When Sister Evangeline finds mysterious correspondence between Mother Innocenta of the Saint Rose Convent and legendary philanthropist Abigail Rockefeller, it confirms Angels walked among us – and their descendants, the cruel Nephilim, still do. Indeed, the Nephilim are hunting for artefacts concealed by Abigail Rockefeller during the Second World War - objects that will ultimately allow them to enslave mankind - and have so far been prevented from reaching their apocalyptic goal by one, clandestine organisation: The Angelology Society. And if the Angelologists are to stand any chance of winning this new battle in the ages-old war, they must find the artefacts first. But their fate rests in the hands of innocent Sister Evangeline, who holds the key to unlocking Abigail Rockefeller’s hiding places … and whose own destiny may yet find her prey to the terrifying Nephilim army, with horrifying consequences for humanity.

Not shown as I have already read and returned it. Review to come all I can say is that it was even more compelling than The Forest of Hands and Teeth.
Synopsis: From Amazon
Carrie Ryan's sensational new novel reveals more of the secrets of the world after the return of the Unconsecrated and introduces a new heroine who must tangle with her mother's secrets. Gabry lives a quiet life, secure in her town next to the sea and behind the Barrier. She's content to let her friends dream of the Dark City up the coast while she watches from the top of her lighthouse. Home is all she's ever known and, and all she needs for happiness. But life after the Return is never safe and there are threats even the Barrier can't hold back. Gabry's mother thought she left her secrets behind in the Forest of Hands and Teeth, but, like the dead in their world, secrets don't stay buried. And now, Gabry's world is crumbling. One night beyond the Barrier . . . One boy Gabry's known forever and one veiled in mystery . . . One reckless moment, and half of Gabry's generation is dead, the other half imprisoned. Now Gabry knows only one thing: if she has any hope of a future, she must face the forest of her mother's past.

So I am now going to lock myself away to read these treasures :)


  1. Here's the mr linky this week:

    Shrinking Violet looks really good! And you know I want to read Dead Tossed Waves! I read Memoirs of A Teenage Amnesiac last year (earlier this year? I don't remember) and it was really good.

    Great stuff there.

  2. Your librarian said that teens don't read??? Where is she, I need to shake some sense into her!

    Great choices :). Those are all on my wishlist too and I'm slowly making my way to them! I'll be looking forward to your reviews!

    A Fanatics Book Blog

  3. Memoirs... looks really good!

  4. Interesting loot! Angelology seems to be everywhere :) Happy reading!


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