Friday, August 5, 2011

Friday Finds and New Reads

Friday Finds and New Reads
This is where I talk about new books that really stand out to me or sound unique, and what new books I have to read or will be getting soon.
There are just so many new titles that I've found lately, it's hard to pick just a couple to feature on here. But, let's get on with the show. First we have The Vicious Deep by Zoraida Cordova:
Summary: Set against the backdrop of a Coney Island summer comes The Vicious Deep, the story of sixteen year old Tristan Hart whose life is turned upside down when the mermaids make an unscheduled return to land in search of their new king.

When a sudden storm pulls Tristan from lifeguard duty into a deadly riptide, he discovers what he really is—a prince of the Sea Court. Turns out, his girlfriend hopping and talents as a swimmer aren’t caused by his teenage prime hormones after all.

In this modern Arthurian tale with a twist, when all a guy wants to do is get The Girl and enjoy the freak show that is a Coney Island summer, Tristan has to fight for his life, the lives of his friends, and his humanity, if he still wants it, as he’s caught in a race for a throne that is as ancient as the gods.

Books about mermaids haven't always been my first choice to read, but there was just something about this particular one that drew me in. Not only does the cover look dark, but the description also lets you know that this isn't going to be much more than a fairytale. Plus, the main character is a guy which makes it even more intriguing!

Next we have Dragonswood by Janet Lee Carey:

Summary: Wilde Island is in an uproar after the recent death of its king. The uneasy pact between dragons, fairies, and humans is fraying, and a bloodthirsty witch hunter with a hidden agenda whips villages into frenzies with wild accusations. Tess, a blacksmith’s daughter from a tiny hamlet near the mysterious Dragonswood, finds herself caught in the crosshairs of fate when she is accused of witchery and has to flee for her life along with her two best friends.

Not even Tess’s power to see the future can help the girls as they set off on their desperate journey, but she keeps having visions of a man wielding a sword. And when she finally meets him, Tess has no idea how to handle the magnetic attraction she feels for him, or the elusive call she hears from the heart of the Dragonswood.

In this epic romance, an ancient prophecy comes true in a way neither dragon, fairy, nor human would have predicted.

 Dragons are probably one of my favorite mythical creatures and not only does this book have them, but also fairies, romance, and adventure. What more could you possibly ask for? I definitely can't wait for this one.

 And now some new reads that I have or will be getting soon:



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