Friday, January 23, 2015

Friday Finds

Friday, January 23, 2015 with 6 comments
A Meme By Should Be Reading

I've added a lot of interesting books to my TBR list recently (as always). My problem is that I always seem to add books faster than I take them off by reading them. Here's what I added to the this week:
Ex-archaeology grad student turned international antiquities thief, Alix—better known now as Owl—has one rule. No supernatural jobs. Ever. Until she crosses paths with Mr. Kurosawa, a red dragon who owns and runs the Japanese Circus Casino in Las Vegas. He insists Owl retrieve an artifact stolen three thousand years ago, and makes her an offer she can’t refuse: he’ll get rid of a pack of vampires that want her dead. A dragon is about the only entity on the planet that can deliver on Owl’s vampire problem – and let’s face it, dragons are known to eat the odd thief.

Owl retraces the steps of Mr. Kurosawa’s ancient thief from Japan to Bali with the help of her best friend, Nadya, and an attractive mercenary. As it turns out though, finding the scroll is the least of her worries. When she figures out one of Mr. Kurosawa’s trusted advisors is orchestrating a plan to use a weapon powerful enough to wipe out a city, things go to hell in a hand basket fast…and Owl has to pick sides.
Where I found it: Noticed the cover on my feed - it came from Gizmo's Reviews.
Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She’s even started to feel like she knows them. “Jess and Jason,” she calls them. Their life—as she sees it—is perfect. Not unlike the life she recently lost.

And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough. Now everything’s changed. Unable to keep it to herself, Rachel offers what she knows to the police, and becomes inextricably entwined in what happens next, as well as in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good?
Where I found it: It was the recommended read from today's issue of theSkimm.

Andrew Brawley was supposed to die that night. His parents did, and so did his sister, but he survived.

Now he lives in the hospital. He serves food in the cafeteria, he hangs out with the nurses, and he sleeps in a forgotten supply closet. Drew blends in to near invisibility, hiding from his past, his guilt, and those who are trying to find him.

Then one night Rusty is wheeled into the ER, burned on half his body by hateful classmates. His agony calls out to Drew like a beacon, pulling them both together through all their pain and grief. In Rusty, Drew sees hope, happiness, and a future for both of them. A future outside the hospital, and away from their pasts.

But Drew knows that life is never that simple. Death roams the hospital, searching for Drew, and now Rusty. Drew lost his family, but he refuses to lose Rusty, too, so he’s determined to make things right. He’s determined to bargain, and to settle his debts once and for all.

But Death is not easily placated, and Drew’s life will have to get worse before there is any chance for things to get better.
Where I found it: The latest Fresh Batch on Xpresso Reads.

Of the three books above, I think I'm most excited to read The Five Stages of Andrew Brawley by Shaun David Hutchinson. I was drawn in by the cover and title, but I think the synopsis sounds like something I'd really enjoy - I can already tell that it will probably make me cry.

What books have you recently added to your TBR?



  1. I've seen The Girl on the Train all over, but I haven't read a blurb until now. It sounds spellbinding. I like the premise.

  2. Girl on the Train is just everywhere right now, I heard its going to be the next Gone Girl. Its already on my TBR list and I can't wait to read it! Thanks for stopping by my page!

  3. I've seen Owl and the Japanese Circus around a lot lately, I've added it to my TBR too (: It sounds really good

  4. The Girl on the Train sounds like it could be really interesting! I need to keep my eye on that one.

    My Friday Finds!

  5. Omg these all sound so good!! I'll be adding all of them to my tbr!
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  6. I have been hearing a lot about The Girl on The Train lately. Owl and the Japanese Circus sounds like something I'd like since I love everything Japanese!

    Here are my Friday Finds


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