Friday, June 4, 2010

Friday Finds #2

Another fun book meme care of Should Be Reading.

What great books did you hear about / discover this past week?

~ from Barnes & Noble

What happens to the Phantom after the tragedy at the Paris Opera House is the basis for this fantastic tale of The Phantom Diaries, loosely based on Gaston Leroux's classic, The Phantom of the Opera, but with a new tale and a modern twist. This new series for older teens and young adults is told through the eyes of 18 year-old Annette Binoche, who lands a job at the New York Metropolitan Opera House as a seamstress' assistant only to become the lead singer of the Opera House, with the help of the mysterious, yet highly-seductive Phantom.

I discovered this from one of my memes this week and I can't wait to get a copy of this book.

Kris Radish - Annie Freedman's Fabulous Traveling Funeral

For Katherine Givens and the four women about to become her best friends, the adventure begins with a UPS package. Inside is a pair of red sneakers filled with ashes and a note that will forever change their lives. Katherine’s oldest and dearest friend, the irrepressible Annie Freeman, left one final request–a traveling funeral–and she wants the most important women in her life as “pallbearers.”

From Sonoma to Manhattan, Katherine, Laura, Rebecca, Jill, and Marie will carry Annie’s ashes to the special places in her life. At every stop there’s a surprise encounter and a small miracle waiting, and as they whoop it up across the country, attracting interest wherever they go, they share their deepest secrets–tales of broken hearts and second chances, missed opportunities and new beginnings. And as they grieve over what they’ve lost, they discover how much is still possible if only they can unravel the secret Annie left them....

6 comments:

Alayne said...

Both are great finds! Mine is at The Crowded Leaf.

Midnight Sapphire Books said...

The phantom diaries is an awesome find!!! I'm going to add it to my list!

Thanks for visitng my blog = )

Amy said...

The Phantom Diaries looks great!

Ann said...

The Fabulous Traveling Funeral sounds like a fun book to read. I will have to put it on my To Read List.

Thanks for the visit to My Reading Corner.

Aths said...

I definitely like the sound of Annie Freedman's Fabulous Traveling Funeral! Have to add that!

Aleksandra said...

Great finds! I'll add them both on my list!

 
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