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Friday Finds 8/29

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Oh Crap! I’m late for my Friday Finds! *screams and quickly posts up three books*

Small Wars – Sadie Jones

What happens when everything a man believes in — the army, his country, his marriage — begins to crumble? Hal Treherne is a young British soldier on the brink of a brilliant career. Transferred to Cyprus to defend the colony, Hal takes his wife, Clara, and their daughters with him. But Hal is pulled into atrocities that take him further from Clara, a betrayal that is only one part of a shocking personal crisis to come. Small Wars is a searing, unforgettable novel from a writer at the height of her powers. (Amazon)

Note: Looks good, caught my attention.

The Magic Thief by Sarah Prineas

In a city that runs on a dwindling supply of magic, a young boy is drawn into a life of wizardry and adventure. Conn should have dropped dead the day he picked Nevery’s pocket and touched the wizard’s locus magicalicus, a stone used to focus magic and work spells. But for some reason he did not. Nevery finds that interesting, and he takes Conn as his apprentice on the provision that the boy find a locus stone of his own. But Conn has little time to search for his stone between wizard lessons and helping Nevery discover who—or what—is stealing the city of Wellmet’s magic. (Amazon)

Note: I was going to take this out from the library but some twit beat me to it first. Damn them. It’s a first in a trilogy.

Heart Shaped Box – Joe Hill

Stoker-winner Hill features a particularly merciless ghost in his powerful first novel. Middle-aged rock star Judas Coyne collects morbid curios for fun, so doesn’t think twice about buying a suit advertised at an online auction site as haunted by its dead owner’s ghost. Only after it arrives does Judas discover that the suit belonged to Craddock McDermott, the stepfather of one of Coyne’s discarded groupies, and that the old man’s ghost is a malignant spirit determined to kill Judas in revenge for his stepdaughter’s suicide. Judas isn’t quite the cad or Craddock the avenging angel this scenario makes them at first, but their true motivations reveal themselves only gradually in a fast-paced plot that crackles with expertly planted surprises and revelations. Hill (20th Century Ghosts) gives his characters believably complex emotional lives that help to anchor the supernatural in psychological reality and prove that (as one character observes) “horror was rooted in sympathy.” His subtle and skillful treatment of horrors that could easily have exploded over the top and out of control helps make this a truly memorable debut. (Amazon)

Note: Autumn is coming. The scary books should be read during that time 🙂

What did you guys find?

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Written by Karoline

August 28, 2009 at 2:29 pm

Posted in Books, Friday Finds, Meme

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  1. I just received The Heart Shaped Box through Bookmooch. I can’t wait to read it.

    Linda B

    August 28, 2009 at 3:10 pm

    • lucky you! I hope you enjoy 🙂 looking forward to your review!

      Karoline

      August 28, 2009 at 3:19 pm

  2. Had a crazy week (I hope the last for awhile) so my head is full of well…. sinuses… LOL

    I have found no hidden treasure this week so instead I shall live off my friendly fellow blogges choices. Yours look wonderful! 🙂

    Bookjourney

    August 28, 2009 at 3:25 pm

  3. Great finds. I just received The Killer’s Cousin by Nancy Werlin from a fellow BookMoocher. I haven’t even looked at the book yet because there is so much tape on the package, I gave up trying to open it.

    Jessica

    August 28, 2009 at 4:03 pm

  4. The Magic Thief and Heart Shaped Box both sound interesting. Will have to take a closer look at them and maybe add to my wishlist. Sadly, no Friday Finds for me this week. Have a great weekend!

    Alexia561

    August 28, 2009 at 7:01 pm

  5. Awesome Finds! They all sound really good, however, The Magic Thief and Heart Shaped Box both sound like books I really might like! I’ll have to look for these, thanks!

    P.S. Love the Intro, by the way, too funny!

    Krista

    August 28, 2009 at 7:14 pm


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