May 21, 2010

Friday Finds #12

What great books did you hear about / discover this past week?
Share with us your Friday Finds!

I have a lot more finds, but I'll post only these & the rest I'll post next week!
So, here are my Friday Finds:

Portal by Imogen Rose

Come find me two years ago.... Six words that propelled ice hockey playing tomboy, Arizona, into an alternate dimension. In one moment, she went from being a varsity hockey player in New Jersey to a glamorous cheerleader in California. She found herself with a new dad. She found herself in a new life. One that she had apparently lived in always. Everyone knew her as Arizona Darley, but she wasn't. She was Arizona Stevens. She knew she had to find her way back to her real life. Then she met Kellan.... 

Starlighter by Bryan Davis

In this new four-book fantasy series for young adults by bestselling author Bryan Davis, human and dragon worlds collide when Jason Masters enters the dragon planet and meets Koren, a descendant of humans who were kidnapped and are now the dragons’ slaves.  

Beyond the Reflection's Edge by Bryan Davis

After sixteen-year-old Nathan Shepherd's parents are murdered during a corporate investigation, he teams up with a friend to solve the case, discovering mirrors that reflect events from the past and future, a camera that photographs people who aren't there, and a violin that echoes unseen voices. This is the first book of a contemporary adventure fantasy series for young adults.

Fallen Dragon by Peter F. Hamilton

Born in a colony world in 2310, Lawrence Newton hankered after the golden era of starships exploring the galaxy. But the age of human starflight was drawing to a close, so this hot-heated teenager ran away from home in search of adventure... Twenty years later, he's the sergeant of a washed-out platoon taking part in the bungled invasion of another world. The giant corporations euphemistically call such campaigns 'asset realization', but in practice it's simple piracy. While he's on the ground, being shot at and firebombed by local resistance forces, Lawrence hears stories about the Temple of the Fallen Dragon -- and a sect devoted to the worship of a mythical creature that fell to the ground millennia ago. More importantly, its priests are said to guard a hoard of treasure large enough to buy lifelong happiness -- which information prompts him to mount a private-enterprise operation of his own. For Lawrence, such wealth would allow him one last chance to put right the mistakes of his past -- and finally go home. But, unfortunately, treasure isn't always measured in monetary terms. And just because something is called mythical doesn't mean it isn't real...

Between Two Kingdoms by Joe Boyd

In this work of allegorical fantasy, author Joe Boyd takes us on a pilgrimage to a land of two kingdoms, but only one true King. An ancient land, where children never grow old. A living land, where foundations grow in trees and rivers sing and breathe. But also a dying land, where the darkness of a false prince threatens to swallow everything in its shadow.
Enter the adventure with Tommy, a child of the Great King, as he and his friends accept the challenge to live as grown men and women in the Lower Kingdom—where hope is hidden, vision is clouded, and pride twists truth into a beautiful yet deadly deception.

The Witches of Karres by James H. Schmitz

Captain Pausert, master of the old pirate-chaser "Venture", seems to have a knack for selling job-lot cargoes around the fringes of the Empire. He's so ahead of the game that he has time to rescue three child slaves, only to find out that they are three witches of Karres with awesome psi powers.


  1. Starlighter loooks awesome. I met the writer several weeks ago and he seemed super cool.

    I too just found Between Two Kingdoms today :)

  2. Hey Aleksandra, some great finds They all sound amazing. Are these already out or coming out soon?

  3. Really interesting books! Hope you get to read them soon. I love the covers.

  4. Portal sounds like it could be a really good book. I'm going to go see what else I can find out about it. Thanks for the heads up!