Friday, April 5, 2013

Friday Finds (01)

Friday Finds is an event hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading where we showcase the books you ‘found’ and added to your To Be Read (TBR) list… whether you found them online, or in a bookstore, or in the library — wherever! (they aren’t necessarily books you purchased).

Nuzaifa's Friday Find:


Author: Laura Wiess
Title: Me Since You
Expected Publication: Sept 3 2013

Sixteen-year-old Rowan is still reeling from her father’s suicide four months ago, after he failed to stop a man from leaping off an overpass to his death. The only witness is Eli, a teenaged boy wrapped deep in mourning for his own father, killed in action in Afghanistan. When Rowan and Eli meet, they recognize kindred spirits, and begin to navigate grief and its aftermath together.Rowan can’t understand how her father could choose to leave her, and acts out, pushing away friends and taking risks with her safety. Rowan’s mother, wracked with her own guilt and sorrow over failing to save her husband, stops going to work and collects stray cats for comfort. Grief, fractured and unpredictable, rules their lives now. Rowan is lost—and sinking. But Eli represents a lifeline for Rowan, and as they struggle to make sense of what’s gone and what is left behind, they begin to fall in love. Me Since You is Laura Wiess at her finest—a beautiful, gripping and painfully honest examination of adolescence.
Why I added it to my TBR? Gorgeous Cover-Love title font. And my all time fave author,Ellen Hopkins approves...


“Laura Wiess’s masterful prose kept me turning the pages. This is the first book in a very long time that made me say, ‘Wish I’d written this’” ~(Ellen Hopkins, author of Crank, on Such a Pretty Girl.
Rachel's Friday Find:

Author: Shelly Crane
Title: Wide Awake
Published: March 22 2013

A girl.
A coma.
A life she can't remember.
When Emma Walker wakes up in the hospital with no knowledge of how she got there, she learns that she's been in a coma for six months. Strangers show up and claim to be her parents, but she can't remember them. She can't remember anyone. Not her friends, not even her boyfriend. Even though she can't remember, everyone wants her to just pick up where she left off, but what she learns about the 'old her' makes her start to wish she'd never woken up. Her boyfriend breaks up with the new girl he's dating to be with her, her parents want her to start planning for college, her friends want their leader back, and her physical therapist with the hazel eyes keeps his distance to save his position at the hospital.
Will she ever feel like she recognizes the girl in the mirror?


Why I added it to my TBR? Why I added it to my TBR? I stumbled upon it on Facebook when it was shared by Lilliana Anderson, author of A Beautiful Struggle, and I clicked the Amazon link. And it's on sale 'til April 5, so I thought I might look at it on Goodreads.
So I did and read a few reviews about it and told myself that I should go give it a try. Plus, love the look on the girl's face on the cover! :) (I also think that Katy Perry's Wide Awake influenced me a little, hehe shallow right, but just a teeny tiny bit!)


 So tell us what did you add to your TBR this week? If you have a Friday Finds post please feel free link us up! Happy Reading! :)

6 comments :

  1. Oh these both sound fab! my trb list keeps growing but I can't help it!

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  2. I have Me Since You on my to-read list, it sounds great!

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  3. Oh I love both of these picks! Me Since You sounds very heartbreaking and Wide Awake sounds like a wonderful mystery I want to unravel. Great choices Rachel and Nuzaifa! :)

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  4. Wide Awake sounds interesting :). Enjoy.

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