Posted in Best-Seller, Fantasy, Fiction, LGBTQ, Realistic Fiction, Romance, Science Fiction, Series

March New Books – 1st Batch

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King’s Cage (Red Queen series, v. 3), by Victoria Aveyard. In this breathless third installment to Victoria Aveyard’s bestselling Red Queen series, allegiances are tested on every side. And when the Lightning Girl’s spark is gone, who will light the way for the rebellion?

The Bunker Diary, by Kevin Brooks. People are really quite simple, and they have simple needs. Food, water, light, space, privacy. Maybe a small measure of dignity. A bit of freedom. What happens when someone simply takes all that away?”

We Are Okay, by Nina LaCour. “Short, poetic and gorgeously written…. The world LaCour creates is fragile but profoundly humane.” – The New York Times Book Review

“A beautiful, devastating piece of art… An extraordinary work.” – Bookpage

“So lonely and beautiful that I could hardly breathe. This is a perfect book.” – Stephanie Perkins, bestselling author of Anna and the French Kiss

Dragonwatch (Dragonwatch series, v. 1), by Brandon Mull. In the long-awaited sequel to Fablehaven, the dragons who have been kept at the dragon sanctuaries no longer consider them safe havens, but prisons and they want their freedom. The dragons are no longer our allies….

Replica, by Lauren Oliver. From Lauren Oliver, the New York Times bestselling author of Before I Fall and the Delirium trilogy, comes an epic, masterful novel that explores issues of individuality, identity, and humanity. Replica contains two narratives in one: Lyra’s story and Gemma’s story. The stories can be read separately, one after the other, or in alternating chapters. The two distinct parts of this astonishing novel combine to produce an unforgettable journey.

The Boy in the Black Suit, by Jason Reynolds. Matt wears a black suit every day. No, not because his mom died—although she did, and it sucks. But he wears the suit for his gig at the local funeral home, which pays way better than the Cluck Bucket, and he needs the income since his dad can’t handle the bills (or anything, really) on his own. So while Dad’s snagging bottles of whiskey, Matt’s snagging fifteen bucks an hour. Not bad. But everything else? Not good. Then Matt meets Lovey. Crazy name, and she’s been through more crazy stuff than he can imagine. Yet Lovey never cries. She’s tough. Really tough. Tough in the way Matt wishes he could be. Which is maybe why he’s drawn to her, and definitely why he can’t seem to shake her. Because there’s nothing more hopeful than finding a person who understands your loneliness—and who can maybe even help take it away.

 

 

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New Series Fiction!

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New Series! The Bear and the Nightingale, by Katherine Arden.

Russian country girl Vasilisa is forbidden from honoring the household spirits by her new stepmother, who maintains that such beliefs are superstition. Vasilisa is forced to defy the people she loves and use the dangerous gifts she has been given in order to protect her family from Frost, the blue-eyed winter demon.

Concluding Series! Wayfarer (Passenger series, vol. 2), by Alexandra Bracken.

Action-packed and full of suspense, the sequel to Passenger finds Etta still struggling to unite with Nicholas, her love from another time. From colonial Nassau to New York City, San Francisco to Roman Carthage, imperial Russia to the Vatican catacombs, New York Times #1 best-selling author Alexandra Bracken charts a gorgeously detailed, thrilling course through time in this stunning conclusion to the Passenger series.

Continuing Series! Devil’s Advocate (X-Files Origins, vol. 2), by Jonathan Mayberry.

Fifteen-year-old Dana Scully is haunted by vivid, recurring dreams that seem more like visions. When a recently deceased classmate appears before Dana, she’s compelled to investigate, and in the course of her search uncovers even more suspicious deaths – and comes face to face with the knowledge that evil is real.

New Series! You Don’t Know My Name, by Kristen Orlando.

Seventeen-year-old Reagan is fast on track to become a member of the most elite secret agency in the world, the Black Angels. After falling in love with the boy next door, she has to make a choice: Will she continue the adventurous (and dangerous) world she was born into, or follow her heart?

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February Fiction & NonFiction Titles

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The Radius of Us,” by Marie Marquardt, give us the stories of Gretchen and Phoenix, told in alternating chapters by each of the protagonist’s point of view. Starred review here.

The Bitter Side of Sweet: A Novel,” by Tara Sullivan, is the story of fifteen-year-old Amadou and his little brother Seydou, both who end up as forced labor on a cacao plantation in the Ivory Coast. Upon meeting Khadija, who fights every day to get away, the brothers plot and execute their escape. Starred review here.

Windwitch” (Witchlands series, vol. 2), by Susan Dennard, the sequel to “Truthwitch,” continues with Prince Merik (Windwitch) attempting to locate his sister after he’s left for dead after his ship explodes.

Uprooted: the Japanese American Experience During World War II,” by Albert Marrin, a National Book Award Finalist, chronicles the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II; the book is published in commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor.

Jazz Day: the Making of a Famous Photograph,” by Roxane Orgill, illustrated by Francis Vallejo, tells the story, in verse and picture, how graphic designer Art Kane set about to photographing a group of influential jazz musicians in New York City’s Harlem neighborhood. Review here.

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Ring in the New Year with some awesome books!

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Start the New Year off with great reads! Click on any of the images above or on the title below to access a record and description for each book, and click on the book review organization (Kirkus, to read a short synopsis and review. Listed alphabetically by author.

Essential Maps for the Lost, by Deb Caletti. Kirkus review here. (Realistic Fiction)

Ten Thousand Skies Above You (Firebird Trilogy, vol. 2), by Claudia Gray. My Thoughts, Literally! review here. (Science Fiction)

Spindle, by E. K. Johnston. Teenreads review here. (Fantasy)

The Serpent King, by Jeff Zentner. Publishers Weekly review here. (Realistic Fiction)

Posted in Best-Seller, Fantasy, Fiction, Film, Horror, Movie Tie-Ins, Mystery, Realistic Fiction, Romance, Stand Alone

The Big Hitters and Best-Sellers Have Arrived!

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As mentioned in a previous post, Larbalestier’s “My Sister Rosa” tackles an original conundrum: How do you protect a little sister who’s a serial killer?

In the same post, we review Marissa Meyer’s newest book “Heartless“: an origin tale of the Queen of Hearts from the classic fantasy Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll.

J. K. Rowling’s first screenplay, “Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them,” was made into the movie of the same name that opened last November. To date, the movie has grossed over $6 million worldwide.

Finally, “The Sun is Also a Star,” Nicola Yoon’s follow-up to “Everything Everything” is the # 1 best-seller on Amazon’s Teen and Young Adult category. The Horn Book review says it best: “Fans of Eleanor & Park and The Fault in Our Stars  are destined to fall for Daniel and Natasha.” Don’t miss this one!

Posted in Best-Seller, Humor, Realistic Fiction, Series, Supernatural

New Additions to Popular Series

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Cassandra Clare (The Mortal Instruments and Infernal Devices series), Maureen Johnson (Shades of London series), Sarah Rees Brennan (The Devil’s Lexicon series), and Robin Wasserman contribute sections to the Shadowhunter Academy series, The New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling collection of short stories chronicling the adventures of Simon Lewis as he trains to become a Shadowhunter, and is now available for the first time with ten brand-new comic illustrations.

Cassie Hobbes and the rest of the Naturals are back in “Bad Blood,” the conclusion to Jennifer Lynn Barnes’s FBI thriller series The Naturals.

Finally, everyone’s favorite writer of mythology offers the latest – and hilarious – addition to his Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard series: “The Hammer of Thor.” In this second installment, Thor’s hammer is missing – again. The thunder god has a disturbing habit of misplacing his weapon–the mightiest force in the Nine Worlds. But this time the hammer isn’t just lost, it has fallen into enemy hands. If Magnus Chase and his friends can’t retrieve the hammer quickly, the mortal worlds will be defenseless against an onslaught of giants. Ragnarok will begin. The Nine Worlds will burn. Unfortunately, the only person who can broker a deal for the hammer’s return is the gods’ worst enemy, Loki–and the price he wants is very high.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Posted in Adventure, Dystopia, Fantasy, Fiction, Graphic Novels, Humor, Manga, Mystery, Series

James Dashner, M.J. Beaufrand, Zombies, and Punching Men ;)

5128kif-1cl-_sx326_bo1204203200_ The last installment of James Dashner’s series The Mortality Doctrine has arrived: “The Game of Lives.” Read a review here.

9781419721380  M. J. Beaufrand’s “Useless Bay” is a tense mystery that includes quintuplets, Washington Bay, and severed body parts. *shudder* Read a review here.

zombies-vs-unicorns-cover “Zombies vs. Unicorns” by Justine Larbalestier and Holly Black is a hilarious take on which fantasy being is the more awesome of the two. According to the BBC review, “whether you are a fan of relentless shambling or rainbow flatulence, you won’t be disappointed.” Read a review here.

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Posted in Fantasy, Fiction, Realistic Fiction, Series, Uncategorized

Two Books and One Series Being Made Into Movies!

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Lemony Snicket’s Series of Unfortunate Events trailer

Before I Fall, the best-selling book by Lauren Oliver about a teen girl who is forced to relive the last day of her life seven times – has been made into a movie and is due in theaters  March 3, 2017; check out the first trailer above. Be sure to read the book before seeing the movie – it is fantastic.

Coming to Netflix: Lemony Snicket’s a Series of Unfortunate Events! See the latest trailer above. The series debuts on Friday, January 13 (get it?).

In the works: A film adaptation of Nicola Yoon’s best-seller Everything Everything, due for release August 2017. Read more about it here and here.

Posted in Author Interview, Classic, Fantasy, Fiction, Horror, Realistic Fiction

Coming Soon: “The Sun is Also a Star” and “My Sister Rosa” and “Heartless”

   

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From left: Authors Nicola Yoon, Justine Larbalestier, Marissa Meyer

Arriving in December: The long-awaited follow-up to Nicola Yoon’s best-seller Everything Everything. Read an interview with the author where she discusses her new book The Sun is Also a Star.

Also arriving: A creepy thriller by Australian author Justine Larbalestier (author of the 2010 very popular Zombies vs. Unicorns, also arriving). Read here about why she decided to write her new book My Sister Rosa about a teenage boy’s relationship with his psychopath 10-year-old sister.

And finally: Marissa Meyer – author of the terrific and best-selling “Lunar Chronicles” series (Cinder, Scarlet, etc.) – discusses Heartless, her imaginative take on the teenage life of the Queen of Hearts (“Off with her head!”) from the famous book Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (more popularly known as Alice in Wonderland) by Lewis Carroll. Read the interview here.

 

Posted in Fantasy, Graphic Novels, Movie Tie-Ins, Science Fiction, Series, Stand Alone, Supernatural

Dr. Strange!

Just in time! We have three tie-in books with the blockbuster movie Dr. Strange, now in theaters. (Just FYI: I saw it. It’s totally awesome and trippy. Go see it. If you’ve already seen it, go see it again.)

Just received: Gemina, the sequel to Amie Kaufman’s blockbuster Illuminae, along with best-selling author S. J. Kincaid’s new book: The Diabolic. Check ’em out. Click on the title or the image to access the record in our catalog.

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