Thursday, May 8, 2014

Delightful Discoveries #65

Delightful Discoveries are books that I have discovered recently... old, new, just released... from blogs, Goodreads, libraries, friends, or bookstores. 

Wickedpedia Wickedpedia by Chris Van Etten


It's the return of Point Horror for the Internet generation! Don't open the door. Don't answer your phone. And whatever you do, DON'T turn on your computer. . . .

Cole and Greg love playing practical jokes through Wikipedia. They edit key articles and watch their classmates crash and burn giving oral reports on historical figures like Genghis Khan, the first female astronaut on Jupiter. So after the star soccer player steals Cole's girlfriend, the boys take their revenge by creating a Wikipedia page for him, an entry full of outlandish information including details about his bizarre death on the soccer field.

It's all in good fun, until the soccer player is killed in a freak accident . . . just as Cole and Greg predicted. The uneasy boys vow to leave Wikipedia alone but someone continues to edit articles about classmates dying in gruesome ways . . . and those entries start to come true as well.

To his horror, Cole soon discovers that someone has created a Wikipedia page for him, and included a date of death. He has one week to figure out who's behind the murders, or else he's set to meet a pretty grisly end.

The Second Self (The Second Self, #1)
The Second Shelf by Claire Lovell

"My name is Lori,In the USA alone there are 376,480 people with the same name.So why this happened to me, I'll never know."
When the mysterious new Stanley twins moved in opposite Lori, she had no idea how much her life would change. That chance meeting with the gorgeous Ryan Stanley sparks a life changing event which will leave her fearing for her life.
On the night of her 22nd birthday Lori splits in two. Literally. The product is her (Almost) identical twin and evil alter ego.
Now she's battling strange questions, a twin that wants her dead and the intense pull she feels towards the dark haired Ryan. 
The closer they get the more their twins push them apart, but why?
Something bigger is coming.It's a chance,It's a change,It's The Second Self.

The Darkest Part of the Forest
The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black 

Children can have a cruel, absolute sense of justice. Children can kill a monster and feel quite proud of themselves. A girl can look at her brother and believe they’re destined to be a knight and a bard who battle evil. She can believe she’s found the thing she’s been made for.

Hazel lives with her brother, Ben, in the strange town of Fairfold where humans and fae exist side by side. The faeries’ seemingly harmless magic attracts tourists, but Hazel knows how dangerous they can be, and she knows how to stop them. Or she did, once.

At the center of it all, there is a glass coffin in the woods. It rests right on the ground and in it sleeps a boy with horns on his head and ears as pointed as knives. Hazel and Ben were both in love with him as children. The boy has slept there for generations, never waking.

Until one day, he does…

As the world turns upside down, Hazel tries to remember her years pretending to be a knight. But swept up in new love, shifting loyalties, and the fresh sting of betrayal, will it be enough?

Love, Lucy
Love, Lucy by April Linder


While backpacking through Florence, Italy, during the summer before she heads off to college, 17-year-old Lucy Sommersworth finds herself falling in love with the culture, the architecture, the food...and Jesse Palladino, a handsome street musician. After a whirlwind romance, Lucy returns home, determined to move on from her "vacation flirtation." But just because summer is over doesn't mean Lucy and Jesse are over, too.

Inspired by E.M. Forster's A Room with a View.

The Walled City
The Walled City by Ryan Graudin

There are three rules in the Walled City: Run fast. Trust no one. Always carry your knife. Right now, my life depends completely on the first. Run, run, run. 

Jin, Mei Yee, and Dai all live in the Walled City, a lawless labyrinth run by crime lords and overrun by street gangs. Teens there run drugs or work in brothels—or, like Jin, hide under the radar. But when Dai offers Jin a chance to find her lost sister, Mei Yee, she begins a breathtaking race against the clock to escape the Walled City itself.


  1. Some of these books sound so good!

  2. I can't wait to read The Darkest Part of the Forest, it sounds like it is going to be amazing!

  3. I must read Wickepedia!!! That sounds awesome!!!

  4. I'm looking forward to The Walled City, and I hadn't heard of these other books. The Darkest Part of the Forest sounds so good! Thanks for putting all these books on my radar!


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