Friday, February 12, 2010

Friday Finds! (February 12, 2010)

**Thanks to MizB from Should Be Reading for hosting Friday Finds!**

 Mockingjay (Hunger Games #3)
Written by Suzanne Collins
Release Date: August 24, 2010
Published by Scholastic Press

Mockingjay (Hunger Games, #3)Summary from Goodreads:

"Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has survived the Hunger Games twice. But now that she’s made it out of the bloody arena alive, she’s still not safe. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge. Who do they think should pay for the unrest? Katniss. And what’s worse, President Snow has made it clear that no one else is safe either. Not Katniss’s family, not her friends, not the people of District 12. Powerful and haunting, this thrilling final installment of Suzanne Collins’s groundbreaking The Hunger Games trilogy promises to be one of the most talked about books of the year. "

**YEAH!! I know this is all over the blogs today, but I am so excited about this book that I had to include it!!**


Ondine: The Summer of Shambles
Writtten by Ebony McKenna
Release Date: April 5, 2010
Published by Egmont Books Ltd.

Ondine: The Summer of ShamblesSummary from Goodreads:

"This is a brilliantly witty fairy tale with a mystery that is as surreal as it is sinister. One girl. One boy. One spell to be broken. Ondine de Groot is a normal fifteen-year-old who lives with her family in the European country of Brugel. She has a pet ferret called Shambles. But Shambles is no ordinary ferret...He's Hamish McPhee, a boy cursed by a witch. A witch who happens to be related to Ondine. When Shambles turns back into Hamish temporarily, Ondine knows that she has to help him break the spell. He is the most gorgeous boy she has ever met and her one true love! He just can't remain a ferret forever. Can he?"  
*This sounds like another great release from Egmont!

Thief Eyes
Written by Janni Lee Simner
Release Date: April 27, 2010
Published by Random House Books for Young Readers

Thief EyesSummary from Goodreads:

"After her mother mysteriously disappears, sixteen-year-old Haley convinces her father to take her to Iceland, where her mother was last seen. There, amidst the ancient fissures and crevices of that volcanic island, Haley meets gorgeous Ari, a boy with a dangerous side who appoints himself her protector.
When Haley picks up a silver coin that entangles her in a spell cast by her ancestor Hallgerd, she discovers that Hallgerd's spell and her mother's disappearance are connected to a chain of events that could unleash terrifying powers and consume the world. Haley must find a way to contain the growing fires of the spell—and her growing attraction to Ari.

Janni Lee Simner brings the fierce romance and violent passions of Iceland's medieval sagas into this twenty-first-century novel, with spellbinding results."

*I am really looking forward to all of these books!  Did you find anything new coming out that you are excited about?* 


  1. Of course I'm excited for Mockingjays too! But thanks for letting me know about the other two. Hadn't heard of them and they look awesome!

  2. Great list! Have you looked at the covers of Hunger Games, Catching Fire and Mockingjays next to eachother, the subtle background on Mockingjays is VERY interesting! I am very much looking forward to it!

  3. Congratulations on being spotlighted on The Saturday Network! I am looking forward to Mockingjay very much. I am still undecided on the cover. It seems so pastel in comparison to the other two. Both Ondine and Thief Eyes sound great too.

  4. Great picks! Can't wait for Mockingjay! Just found you on the Saturday Network. Love your blog!

  5. BTW, I am a preschool teacher too! I am currently taking time off with my children, but it's nice to see we have something in common. You know what it's like to get excited by brand new colors of finger paint and shiny new hullahoops :)