October Bestsellers

Here are our bestsellers for the end of October:

1. Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan (Harback)

2.  Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn (Paperback)

3.  Midwinter’s Tail by Sofie Kelly (Paperback)

4.  What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions by Randall Munroe (Hardback)

5.  Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan (Paperback)

6.  Remains of Innocence by J. A. Jance (Hardback)

7.  Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins (Paperback)

8. A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness (Paperback)

9.  The Selection by Kiera Cass (Paperback)

10.  The Queen of Zombie Hearts by Gena Showalter (Hardback)

October Book Club

Here are our upcoming October book discussions

In Store Book Groups

October 10th (7 PM ) The Lit Wit Group:  A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness

October 17th (7 PM) Fiction Group:  Nothing Lost by John GregoryDunne

October 24th (7 PM) Mystery Group: Bruno, Chief of Police: A Novel of the French Countryside by Martin Walker

Online Group Discussion

Teen Reads with Mostly Books  found on Goodreads

October 1st-14th:  Miss Peregrin’s Home For Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

October 15th-31st:  Masque of the Red Death by Bethany Griffin

Shadow of Night

Deborah Harkness’ novel Shadow of Night takes us right to the moment that  A Discovery of Witches ends.  It was great to get right into the story and find out how the search for Ashmole 782 was progressing.  Diana and Matthew travel back in time to 1590 Elizabethan England in hopes of helping Diana better understand her magic, as well as finding Ashmole 782 before it is broken.   We meet interesting new characters on the adventure including Christopher Marlowe, Walter Raleigh, and Matthew’s infamous father Philippe.  Things are never easy for a witch who is married to a vampire, or vice-versa.  The two are constantly being judged by their fellow creatures while still trying to work out the kinks of a new marriage.  However, they are determine to make things work, no matter what.

Harkness did a great job of creating Elizabeth’s England.  It was so much fun to walk around the outskirts of London and the palace in Prague.  I really like the secondary characters in both books.  Harkness has  taken the time to create and developed her side characters who are witty, funny, and just overall engaging.  She has also done a fabulous job of growing Diana and Matthew as the story continues.  It has been interesting to see two control freaks attempt to comprise with each other and come to terms with each others individualism.  This was a fun read, although not quite as action packed as book one ,and fans will be anxiously awaiting book three.

Be sure to pre-order you copy at mostlybooksaz.com and get 25% off.  Shadow of Night will be released July 10th.