Friday, September 4, 2009

Friday Finds

Ohhh this week I found some intense books! So this is hosted by the lovely MizB at Should Be Reading! Anywho so this is what I found this week:

The Secret Year by Jennifer Hubbard

Seventeen-year-old Colt has been sneaking out at night to meet Julia, a girl from an upper-class neighborhood unlike his own. They’ve never told anyone else about their relationship: not their family or friends, and especially not Julia’s boyfriend.When Julia dies suddenly, Colt tries to cope with her death while pretending that he never even knew her. He discovers a journal she left behind. But he is not prepared for the truths he discovers about their intense relationship, nor to pay the price for the secrets he’s kept.

After by Amy Efaw

An infant left in the trash to die. A teenage mother who never knew she was pregnant . . .
Before That Morning, these were the words most often used to describe straight-A student and star soccer player Devon Davenport: responsible, hardworking, mature. But all that changes when the police find Devon home sick from school as they investigate the case of an abandoned baby. Soon the connection is made—Devon has just given birth; the baby in the trash is hers. After That Morning, there’s only one way to define Devon: attempted murderer.

And yet gifted author Amy Efaw does the impossible— she turns Devon into an empathetic character, a girl who was in such deep denial that she refused to believe she was pregnant. Through airtight writing and fast-paced, gripping storytelling, Ms. Efaw takes the reader on Devon’s unforgettable journey toward clarity, acceptance, and redemption.

Anyway, lemme know what you found in the comment section below.

As always,
That Chick That Reads


  1. This week, my Aha! find has to be *Fairest of All: A Tale of the Wicked Queen* (as in, Disney's Snow White--yeah, that Fairest of All!) It's by Serena Valentino.

  2. I've been wanting to read After also. "Intense" is probably the right word for it!

  3. Great finds! I'm really intrigued by The Secret Year. Thanks for highlighting it.

  4. Both books sound very emotional yet interesting. I'd be interested in the first one and knowing how it turns out.

  5. The Secret Year is awesomeee!! Wait till you read it, its amazing!!

  6. After sounds amazing. Great finds.

    ~ Popin

  7. After looks really good..its on my WL

  8. I hear After is fantastic -- enjoy!

  9. After was really good, and I don't usually read books marked as YA. I didn't realize what I was missing!

    My find is here.

  10. I'm honored to see my book listed here with Amy Efaw's. AFTER is indeed amazing.

    Jennifer Hubbard