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Friday, June 5, 2009

Friday Finds: 6-5-2009

Here are my finds this week!

Beautiful Lies by Lisa Unger

I found this at J.Kaye's Book Blog.

About the book: (from Barnes and Noble website) If Ridley Jones had slept ten minutes later or had taken the subway instead of waiting for a cab, she would still be living the beautiful lie she used to call her life. She would still be the privileged daughter of a doting father and a loving mother. Her life would still be perfect—with only the tiny cracks of an angry junkie for a brother and a charming drunk with shady underworld connections for an uncle to mar the otherwise flawless whole.

But that’s not what happened. Instead, those inconsequential decisions lead her to perform a good deed that puts her in the right place at the right time to unleash a chain of events that brings a mysterious package to her door—a package which informs her that her entire world is a lie.

Suddenly forced to question everything she knows about herself and her family, Ridley wanders into dark territory she never knew existed, where everyone in her life seems like a stranger. She has no idea who’s on her side and who has something to hide—even, and maybe especially, her new lover, Jake, who appears to have secrets of his own.

Sexy and fast-paced, Beautiful Lies is a true literary thriller with one of the freshest voices and heroines to arrive in years. Lisa Unger takes us on a breathtaking ride in which every choice Ridley makes creates a whirlwind of consequences that are impossible to imagine . . . .

Twisted by Laurie Halse Anderson

I found this book over at Semicolon's blog.

About the book: (from Barnes and Noble website) Another New York Times bestseller from Laurie Halse Anderson! High school senior Tyler Miller used to be the kind of guy who faded into the background. But since he got busted for doing graffiti on the school, and spent the summer doing outdoor work to pay for it, he stands out like you wouldn't believe. His new physique attracts the attention of queen bee Bethany Milbury, who just so happens to be his father's boss's daughter, the sister of his biggest enemy— and Tyler's secret crush. And that sets off a string of events and changes that have Tyler questioning his place in school, in his family, and in the world.

What great books did you find this week?? Stop over at Should Be Reading and share yours!

Beautiful Lies
Publisher/Publication Date: Random House, Dec 2006
ISBN: 9780307336828
384 pages

Publisher/Publication Date: Penguin, May 2008
ISBN: 9780142411841
272 pages


Literature Crazy said...

I really enjoyed Twisted and reviewed it here.

gautami tripathy said...

Twisted looks great!

Finder's delight

-.- said...

You always find such interesting looking books (cover and blurb wise). Twisted looks really good.

~ Popin

jlshall said...

Beautiful Lies sounds like a great thriller! I'll have to give it a look. Nice find.

Jess said...

Beautiful Lies sounds awesome. Definitely going on the TBR list.

Unknown said...

These both sound great. I think I got Beautiful Lies from the library at one time, then didn't have time to read it. Need to make that time now.

Heather J. @ TLC Book Tours said...

Twisted has been getting lots of praise lately - hope you enjoy it!

avisannschild said...

I must report that I read Beautiful Lies (and reviewed it), but I didn't like it! But then I was reading outside my comfort zone.

bermudaonion said...

Twisted looks interesting - I've heard such good things about Anderson's work.

Jacqueline C. said...

These both look great. Good finds! Here's my list

Mari - Escape In A Book said...

I would like to read both of these books!

Here's my Friday Finds


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