Mar 1, 2010

Leaf Through Books #4

Leaf Through Books is a daily event that's inspired by MizB's Friday Finds. This meme begins from Saturday through Thursdays (except Friday) & is being hosted by Avi at My Little Feats!

LTB (Leaf Through Books) Meme is simple. All you have to do is find three (3) books or an author (and his series) that interests you, post the image(s) with a link to what's it all about (for example, book reviews or links from an online bookstore like Barnes and Noble or Amazon).
The point of this meme is really to discover and rediscover books that some of us might have overlooked. There's just a lot of good reads out there, and finding new ones with your help makes it easier.

Join the LTB Meme HERE

Light Beneath Ferns by Anne Spollen

Elizah Rayne is nothing like other fourteen-year-old girls. More interested in bird bones than people, she wraps herself in silence. Trying to escape the shadow of her gambler father, Elizah and her mother move into an old house that borders a cemetery. All her mother wants is for them to have "normal" lives. But that becomes impossible for Elizah when she finds a human jawbone by the river and meets Nathaniel, a strangely hypnotic and mysterious boy who draws Elizah into his world.
Only by forgetting everything she knows can Elizah understand the truth about Nathaniel - and discover an unimaginable secret.

Going Bovine by Libba Bray

Can Cameron find what he's looking for?
All 16-year-old Cameron wants is to get through high school - and life in general - with a minimum of effort. It's not a lot to ask. But that's before he's given some bad news: he's sick and he's going to die. Which totally sucks. Hope arrives in the winged form of Dulcie, a loopy punk angel/possible hallucination with a bad sugar habit. She tells Cam there is a cure - if he's willing to go in search of it. With the help of a death-obsessed, video-gaming dwarf and a yard gnome, Cam sets off on the mother of all road trips through a twisted America into the heart of what matters most.

The Shape of Water by Anne Spollen

"I discovered windows one afternoon and after that, nothing was ever the same."
According to 15-year-old Magdalenas mother, the world is strange, beautiful, and watery-full of secrets and discoveries known only to mother and daughter. But when her mother dies suspiciously, it becomes an arid world of anxiety, sexual confusion, and desperate loneliness, where an imaginary family of bickering fish torment her. Magdas only outlet is the beautiful but destructive fires she starts in the marshes near her house. As her father and aunt try to pull her into a mundane world of school, schedules, and stepmothers, the voices of the fish in her head tempt her toward insanity. Magda must plot a course between her mothers fatal madness and her fathers soul-destroying normalcy. 


  1. hi aleks....i'm kind of laid back with blogging these days since my son was sick and i'm having a the flu too...i just dropped by to let you know i've been checking ur ltb posts and i'll be commenting on them when i feel much better and my eyes is not bugging me anymore (colds makes your eyes watery and irritated)...have a nice day!

  2. The Shape of Water sounds very interesting. I think I will give it a try.