Friday Finds [Dec. 23rd]


Random Fact of the Day: The oldest pig in the world lived to the age of 68.

Hello sunshines! 🔆 I hope everyone’s week was worthwhile and that you are excited for this upcoming holiday season! Today I am here to end this work-week with Friday Finds! Friday Finds is a meme hosted by @adailyrhythm. It is a chance for you to showcase the books you’ve ‘found’ and added to your TBR list! They do not have to be books you purchased and they could’ve been found anywhere — bookstores, online, library, etc. Here are my most recent finds:


Eleven years ago, Stella and Jeanie disappeared. Only Stella came back.
Now all she wants is a summer full of cove days, friends, and her gorgeous crush – until a fresh corpse leads Stella down a path of ancient evil and secrets. Stella believes remembering what happened to Jeanie will save her. It won’t. She used to know better than to believe in what slinks through the shadows. Not anymore.

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Dash and Lily have had a tough year since they first fell in love among the shelves of their favorite bookstore. Lily’s beloved grandfather suffered a heart attack, and his difficult road to recovery has taken a major toll on her typically sunny disposition.With only twelve days left until Christmas—Lily’s favorite time of the year—Dash, Lily’s brother Langston, and their closest friends must take Manhattan by storm to help Lily recapture the unique holiday magic of a glittering, snow-covered New York City in December.

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Wanted by no one. Hunted by everyone. Sixteen-year-old Nathan lives in a cage: beaten, shackled, trained to kill. In a modern-day England where two warring factions of witches live amongst humans, Nathan is an abomination, the illegitimate son of the world’s most terrifying and violent witch, Marcus. Nathan’s only hope for survival is to escape his captors, track down Marcus, and receive the three gifts that will bring him into his own magical powers—before it’s too late…

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Bone. Visceral. Close to. Stark.

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When Julia finds a slur about her best friend scrawled across the back of the Kingston School for the Deaf, she covers it up with a beautiful (albeit illegal) graffiti mural. Her supposed best friend snitches, the principal expels her, and her two mothers set Julia up with a one-way ticket to a “mainstream” school in the suburbs, where she’s treated like an outcast as the only deaf student. The last thing she has left is her art, and not even Banksy himself could convince her to give that up…

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In the enchanted kingdom of Brooklyn, the fashionable people put on cute shoes, go to parties in warehouses, drink on rooftops at sunset, and tell themselves they’ve arrived. A whole lot of Brooklyn is like that now—but not Vassa’s working-class neighborhood.
In Vassa’s neighborhood, where she lives with her stepmother and bickering stepsisters, one might stumble onto magic, but stumbling away again could become an issue…

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And that completes this week’s Friday Finds! I hope I shared at least one or two new Finds that you can add to YOUR list (because we all know that our TBRs need to be MUCH longer 😄). Let me know what you think about my Finds — have you read any of them? I’m actually getting the opportunity to chat with the author of The Creeping (and others) in January 2017! 😀

Thanks for reading & I’ll see you next time…




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4 responses to “Friday Finds [Dec. 23rd]

  1. I hear a lot of great things about Half Bad and Vassa in the Night! The latter is a retelling too! Hopefully you’ll enjoy these when you get the chance to read them. 😉

    – Lashaan

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  2. I did NOT like Vassa. Ugh. It was so weird. I gave it 3 stars. However, it has a beautiful cover and if you love the story of Vasilisa the Beautiful, then you might enjoy it. It’s def magical realism. I read Vasilisa the Beautfiul AFTER Vassa, and I wish I had read it before bc then I think the book would have made more sense. If I can help in any way, I would recommend that you Google the story and then read it so it lays the framework for Vassa.
    Unless you have read Vasilisa and in that case, you will prob be fine. You may love it. I just don’t want you to be disappointed. 🤔

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    • Ooohh, okay, thank you for the heads up!! I actually don’t know anything about the story of Vasilisa, so I’ll definitely be researching about it before I pick up Vassa. I’m sorry it was such a disappointment for you!! I guess we’ll see how it is for me…
      Thank you again for the advice! 😀

      -Jess @jbelkbooks


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