Book Discoveries #1

As I wrote in my last post I wanted to add a post about new books I've found through blogs, Goodreads, and other places. I'll try to post where I found them on here and include summaries. I know there is a meme called Waiting On Wednesday but some of these books might not be new releases so that's why I'm not joining that meme right now. The books I'm posting on here are books that I've found from the beginning of the month through today. In the future it might be once a week or biweekly. It depends on school. Hope you enjoy!

Small Damages by Beth Kephart 
"It’s senior year, and while Kenzie should be looking forward to prom and starting college in the fall, she is mourning the loss of her father. She finds solace in the one person she trusts, her boyfriend, and she soon finds herself pregnant. Kenzie’s boyfriend and mother do not understand her determination to keep the baby. She is sent to southern Spain for the summer, where she will live out her pregnancy as a cook’s assistant on a bull ranch, and her baby will be adopted by a Spanish couple. 

Alone and resentful in a foreign country, Kenzie is at first sullen and difficult. She begins to open her eyes and her heart to the beauty that is all around her and inside of her."

-Goodreads Summary

I found this from a fellow blogger: Waking Brain Cells

The Summer Prince by Alaya Dawn Johnson

"The lush city of Palmares Tres shimmers with tech and tradition, with screaming gossip casters and practiced politicians. In the midst of this vibrant metropolis, June Costa creates art that's sure to make her legendary. But her dreams of fame become something more when she meets Enki, the bold new Summer King. The whole city falls in love with him (including June's best friend, Gil). But June sees more to Enki than amber eyes and a lethal samba. She sees a fellow artist.

Together, June and Enki will stage explosive, dramatic projects that Palmares Tres will never forget. They will add fuel to a growing rebellion against the government's strict limits on new tech. And June will fall deeply, unfortunately in love with Enki. Because like all Summer Kings before him, Enki is destined to die."

-Goodreads Summary

I found this from a fellow blogger:  A Reader of Fictions

Cardboard by Doug TenNapel

"When cardboard creatures come magically to life, a boy must save his town from disaster.

Cam's down-and-out father gives him a cardboard box for his birthday and he knows it's the worst present ever. So to make the best of a bad situation, they bend the cardboard into a man-and to their astonishment, it comes magically to life. But the neighborhood bully, Marcus, warps the powerful cardboard into his own evil creations that threaten to destroy them all!"

-Goodreads Summary

I found this from a fellow blogger: Waking Brain Cells

Beauty and the Beast: The Only One That Didn't Run Away by Wendy Mass

"When you’re stuck with the name Beauty, people expect a lot from you — like beauty and grace and courage and a sense of style. But what if you have none of these things? What if all you like to do is read books and search for odd objects that other people drop? Oh, and you have a perfect older sister who really should have had your name instead of you.

And when you’re a prince, you’re supposed to be athletic and commanding and brave and tall. But what if you are none of those things? What if all you like to do is play the bagpipes (badly), study the stars, and try to figure out how to make worms live forever? Oh, and you also have a perfect older brother who is a lot more princely than you’ll ever be.

But when Beauty’s life turns completely upside down and she is forced to head out into the world, she has to figure out just who she wants to be. And when Prince Riley suddenly grows fur, and nails as sharp as sticks, he has to learn that appearances can be deceiving. Before Beauty and Riley can save each other, they have to save themselves."

-Goodreads Summary

I found this from a website: Goodreads

Alice, I Think by Susan Juby

"Life Goals List: Decide on a unique and innovative career path. Increase contact with people outside of immediate family. Learn to drive a car. Some sort of boy-girl interaction? (Possibly best left until after high school. Maybe best left until middle age.) Publish paper comparing teenagers and chicken peer groups. Read entire Lord of the Rings series."
-Goodreads Summary

I found this from a website: What Should I Read Next?

Seven Tears Into The Sea by Terri Farley

"Beckon the sea,
I'll come to thee....
Shed seven tears,
perchance seven years....
At the age of ten, Gwen Cooke had a strange encounter with a boy with dark, slightly tilted eyes. He came to her on the beach, whispered strange words in her ear, and then disappeared. Shortly thereafter, her family moved away from their seaside home and Gwen never saw the boy again.
Now seventeen, Gwen is returning to her childhood home. Her nana asked her to come. But Gwen knows it's time to go back for another reason: She yearns for the sea. Perhaps the sea itself is calling to her. Perhaps the memory of the boy and his haunting words are drawing her back to the place they met. Perhaps it's time for her to face her destiny."
- Goodreads Summary
I found this from a website: What Should I Read Next?

Found anything exciting you want to share? 
What do you think about the books on here?


  1. All of these finds sound fabulous! Before this post I hadn't heard of any of them. Thanks for the introduction!

    1. Really none of them? Glad I could show you some new discoveries (:

  2. Thank you for bringing this book to my attention. 'Seven Tears into the sea' is sure to make for an amazing read.

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    1. That's the book that stood out to me the most plot wise (:
      Will check out!


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