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Friday Finds #October 14th

Friday Finds is a meme currently hosted by Jenn at Books and a BeatThis is an opportunity to share the books that you have recently found and added to your TBR.

I have been trying to read different genres. My usual genre is thrillers but this week; I have mixed it up a little bit by getting two books from different genres , YA and a folktale(not sure if the later is a genre). Here are my new finds:

 secretsThe Secrets We Kept by Lily Velez

One year. That’s how long it’s been since childhood sweethearts Sully Graham and Cadence Gilbertson broke up, since one adoption and one out-of-state move turned their worlds upside down.

Suddenly, Cadence is back in New York City, but something’s different about her. The light in her eyes, the music in her laughter, the warmth in her smile—all of those things have entirely vanished. In their place stand the makings of a girl Sully can’t even begin to recognize, much less understand.

Still, despite the collective history of heartbreak between them, he’s convinced he can win her trust again, and he’s committed to proving the invincibility of their love no matter what it takes.

But Cadence is quietly harboring secrets of her own. Dark secrets. Ugly secrets. Secrets that could break a person. And though broken herself and unbearably lonely, she’s determined to protect Sully from her terrible, biting truths. Even if it means locking him out of her life forever. The only problem is it seems her heart hasn’t quite received the memo. One glimpse of him is all it takes for her to trip into familiar (and, she’ll admit, addictive) feelings that threaten to all but consume her. Now her biggest fear is that her secrets will begin to slowly unravel one by one…long before Sully’s resolve ever does.

 killing-gameThe Killing Game by G. S Carol

Imagine you are having lunch at an exclusive restaurant, filled with Hollywood’s hottest stars.And a masked gunman walks in and takes everyone hostage.

You must bargain for your life against a twisted individual who knows everything about you.

He also has a bomb set to detonate if his heart rate changes.

If he dies. You die.You have four hours to stay alive.

What would you do?


hour-of-daydreamsThe Hour of Daydreams by Renee Macalino Rutledge

 At a river near his home in the Philippine countryside, respected doctor Manolo Lualhati encounters the unthinkable—a young woman with wings. After several incredible visits, he coaxes her to stay behind—to quit flying to the stars with her sisters each night—so they can marry. Tala agrees, but soon finds herself grounded in a new life where she must negotiate Manolo’s parents’ well-intentioned scrutiny. As Tala tries to keep long-held family secrets from her new husband, Manolo begins questioning the gaps in her stories, and his suspicions push him even further from the truth. Weaving in the perspectives of Manolo’s parents, Tala’s siblings, and the all-seeing housekeeper, The Hour of Daydreams delves into contemporary issues of identity and trust in marriage, while exploring how myths can take root from the seeds of our most difficult truths.

Have you read these books yet? And have you added any books to your bookshelf this week? Let me know.

Happy Friday!




14 comments on “Friday Finds #October 14th

  1. Jasmine
    October 14, 2016

    I haven’t heard of these books yet but they seems interesting 🙂

    • Diana
      October 15, 2016

      Thank you.I have started reading The Killing Game and its really good so far.Have a lovely weekend 🙂

  2. itsbooktalk
    October 14, 2016

    i’ve also added The Killing Game to my TBR list

    • Diana
      October 15, 2016

      Glad to hear that.I just started reading it last night and its definitely a great pick.I hope that you will enjoy it once you get to it.Have a great weekend 🙂

  3. Donna
    October 14, 2016

    The Secrets We Keep sounds very good!

    • Diana
      October 15, 2016

      It does.I hope it will be a good read.Thanks for stopping by.Have a great weekend 🙂

  4. Annie
    October 14, 2016

    Really curious about The hour of daydreams, can’t wait to know what you think about it!

    • Diana
      October 15, 2016

      I picked it because of the setting.Sounds like it has a bit of magical realism too.I hope it will be a great read and I’ll definitely share my review soon.Thanks.

  5. rantandraveaboutbooks
    October 15, 2016

    I got approved for The Killing Game today and I’m excited to read it. 🙂

    • Diana
      October 15, 2016

      Glad to hear that.I just started reading it last night after work.Almost halfway through and its really good.There is so much suspense so far.I hope that you will enjoy it.

      • rantandraveaboutbooks
        October 15, 2016

        Awesome! I need to hurry up and finish what I’m reading so I can get on this one. Thanks! I hope you’re still loving it by the end. 🙂

  6. Jackie B @ Death by Tsundoku
    October 17, 2016

    Wow. The Hour of Daydreams sounds very unique. I would definitely classify it under folk tale. Perhaps retelling is another option?

    • Diana
      October 27, 2016

      I have never read a retelling. Your point is interesting though because the book is based on Philippines and has some cultural aspects of it so could be a retelling or a folktale. I will find out soon 🙂

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