Friday Finds – September 27, 2013

Posted: September 27, 2013 in Friday Finds

Friday Finds is a weekly event hosted by Should Be Reading, where you can discuss books that you’ve discovered over the course of the week and added to your To Be Read (TBR) list. They can be books that are new or used.  They can be ones that you’ve borrowed (library or friend), found online, heard about from a friend, etc.

Here are my finds for the week.  All have been sitting sadly on my shelf waiting to be read.  Yes, these are part of the 100 book TBR list.

artemis

From the Publishers: Twelve-year-old Artemis Fowl is a millionaire, a genius – and, above all a criminal mastermind.  But even Artemis doesn’t know what he’s taken on when he kidnaps a fairy, Captain Holly Short of the LEPrecon Unit.  These aren’t the fairies of bedtime stories – they’re dangerous!

room

From the Publisher: A charming young English woman, Lucy Honeychurch, faints into the arms of a fellow Britisher when she witnesses a murder in a Florentine plaza.  Attached to this man, George Emerson – who is entirely unsuitable and whose father just may be a socialist – Lucy is soon at war with the snobbery of her class and her own conflicting desires.  Back in England she is courted by a more acceptable, if stifling suitor, and soon realizes she must make a startling decision that will decide the course of her future: she is forced to choose between convention and passion.

 screw

From the Publisher:  Half-seen figures who glare from dark towers and dusty windows – silent, foul phantoms who, day by day, night by night, come closer, even closer.  With growing horror, the helpless governess realizes the fiendish creatures want the children, seeking to corrupt their bodies, possess their minds, own their souls…

But worse, much worse – the governess discovers that Miles and Flora have no terror of the lurking evil.

whiteout

From Goodreads:  A lab technician bleeding from the eyes. Twelve missing samples of a deadly virus. Toni Gallo, the security director of a Scottish medical research firm, knows she has problems, but she has no idea of the nightmare to come.

As a Christmas Eve blizzard whips out of the north, several people, Toni among them, converge on a remote family house. All have something to gain or lose from the drug developed to fight the virus. As the storm worsens, the emotional sparks – jealousies, distrust, sexual attraction, rivalries – crackle; desperate secrets are revealed; hidden traitors and unexpected heroes emerge. FIlled with startling twists at every turn, Whiteout rockets Follett into a class by himself.

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Comments
  1. Jessica says:

    Whiteout is a pretty good thriller! I read it on a trip once and it kept me pretty entertained.

  2. My you have some weighty books there. I read Turn of the Screw years ago as well as Room with a View… lab technicians bleeding from eyes sounds totally disgusting but I’d read this one just to see what other problems Toni runs into that are worse than that! Happy Friday enjoy your reads.

  3. Christine says:

    I read the entire Artemis Fowl series earlier this year and I can say that I really enjoyed them. It was nice to read a Middle Grade story with a main character who isn’t the nicest guy and see how he evolves over the course of the books. Definitely worth giving it a try 🙂

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