Friday Finds at the Store is a meme hosted by Jennay at My Tea Time is Book Time. It is totally easy and everyone can join. Basically just post the books you found at the bookstore or library. Now others can see the great finds you had and maybe they will pick it up on their next bookstore/library run. HAPPY readings!!!
Hmmm...I kind of decided to go on a little book shopping spree this week because I somehow managed to get a 100% on my final research paper for one of my sociology papers. And it also helped that my mom & I were stuck in some major traffic in the city. So we made a few stops at Starbucks and it just so happened that the Starbucks were next to a bookstore : )
From the back cover of Artichoke's Heart by Suzanne Supplee
Rosemary Goode has never been the prettiest or the most popular girl in school. How could she be, when she tips the scale at almost 200 pounds and lists Sara lee and Oprah as her only real friends? And it sure doesn't help that her mother runs the most successful (and gossipiest!) beauty shop in town, where everyone scrutinizes her from her highlights down to her pedicure.
But when the scale reaches an all-time high, and she takes special notice of a certain cute boy in school, Rosemary realizes that not only do things NEED to change, but she WANTS them to change. And so begins a powerful year of transformation and a journey towards self-discovery that surprisingly has little to do with the physical, and more to do with an honest look at how Rosemary feels about herself.
From the back cover of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling
For twelve long years, the dread fortress of Azkaban held an infamous prisoner named Sirius Black. Convicted of killing thirteen people with a single curse, he was said to be the heir apparent to the Dark Lord, Voldemort.
Now he has escaped, leaving only two clues as to where he might be headed: Harry Potter's defeat of You-Know-Who was Black's downfall as well. And the Azkaban guards heard Black muttering in his sleep, "He's at Hogwarts...he's at Hogwarts."
Harry Potter isn't safe, not even within the walls of his magical school, surrounded by his friends. Because on top of it all, there may well be a traitor in their midst.
From the back cover of Suite Scarlett by Maureen Johnson
Scarlett Martin has grown up in a most unusual way. Her family owns the Hopewell, a small Art Deco hotel in the heart of New York City.
When each of the Martins turns fifteen, they are expected to take over the care of a suite. For Scarlett's fifteenth birthday, she gets both a room called the Empire Suite and a permanent guest named Mrs. Amberson. Scarlett doesn't quite know what to make of this C-list starlet and world traveler. And when she meets Eric, an astonishingly gorgeous actor who has just moved to the city, her summer takes a second unexpected turn.
Before the summer is over, Scarlett will have to survive a whirlwind of thievery and romantic missteps. But in the city where anything can happen, she just might be able to pull it off.
From the back cover of The Bermudez Triangle by Maureen Johnson
Lifelong best friends Nina, Avery, and Mel face their first separation the summer before their senior year, when Nina attends a ten-week program at Stanford. But how much can happen in ten weeks?
Plenty, it seems. Nina finds herself blindsided by Steve, the adorable ecowarrior down the hall. Too bad he lives in Oregon and she's from upstate New York. When the Stanford program ends, she has to wait 8,736 hours before she can see him again.
At least she'll soon be reunited with Mel and Avery. But Nina isn't the only one whose life has turned upside down in ten weeks. While Nina was gone, Mel had her first real kiss. With Avery.
From the back cover of Ink Exchange by Melissa Marr
Seventeen-year-old Leslie knows nothing of faeries or their shadowy power struggles. When she is attracted to an eerily beautiful tattoo, all she knows is that she has to have it, convinced it is a tangible symbol of changes she desperately craves for her own life.
The tattoo DOES bring changes---not the kind that Leslie has dreamed of, but sinister, compelling changes that bind Leslie to Irial, a dark and dangerous faery king fighting for the soul of his court. Slowly, Leslie is drawn deeper and deeper into the faery world, unable to resist its allures, and helpless to withstand its perils....
What did you find???
(these books were bought from a store called FullyBooked)