We had such a wonderful time at this year’s Tucson Festival of Books. A big thank you to everyone who came to visit us! Here is a glimpse of our crazy weekend.
Sleep No More by Aprilynne Pike is a haunting story of one girl trying to take down a serial killer. Charlotte has a secret, she is an Oracle who has visions about the future. Of course this sounds much cooler than it really is since she is not allowed to tell anyone, she can’t change the future, or really even watch the vision. In fact most of her life is spent fighting off her visions until she has one that she can’t ignore. It is so overwhelming that she watches it and sees the death of a classmate. And then it happens again and again. Before long she realizes that the murders are being committed by a serial killer and she can no longer sit back and watch the future happen, she needs to act.
I have read several of Aprilynne Pike’s novels and I have to say this is one of my favorites. It was much edgier and darker than her other YA novels and I found myself picking it up every spare moment. I had to know who the killer was and how Charlotte was going to stop the murders. I found Pike’s story to be fresh and original. I like that the Oracles are not supposed to use their gifts. I felt like this gave a whole new perspective to what we thought we knew about Oracles . I am completely intrigued by the Sisters of Delphi and all of the Oracles powers. I feel like her aunt and the Sisters are hiding something big. I love that Charlotte decided to experiment with her gift. You could say her defiance was typical teen rebellion, but I think Charlotte is much more thoughtful than that and is looking for the best use of her gift. I am really anxious to keep reading this series. I feel like we have just touched on Charlotte’s true strength. Book two, Sleep of Death, is out only as an eBook edition (including KOBO ), although I am hoping it comes out as hardback so I can get it signed someday.
Aprilynne Pike will be at Mostly Books for a book talk and signing on August 9th from 3:30 – 5:00 PM.
Here are our events for the month of August:
Saturday August 2nd, 1:00 – 2:30 PM Story Time and Book Signing with Conrad Storad: The Monster in the Rocks
Sunday August 3rd, 12:00 – 2:00 PM Cat Adoptions with S.A.R.A. (Saving At Risk Animals)
Sunday August 10th, 12:00 – 1:00 PM Book Talk & Signing with Sheldon “Sid” Brodkin: A Las Vegas Memoir Ash Resnick and Me
August 15th, 7:00 – 8:00 PM Minimalist Group Meeting
Saturday August 16th, 1:00 – 2:00 PM Book Signing with B. J. Kurtz: Zeus Defended
Thursday August 21st, 7:00 – 8:00 PM Flash Fiction & Poetry Open Mic Night
Friday August 22nd, 7:00 – 8:00 PM Book Signing with Artist Robert Kaiser: Sagrado: A Photopoetics Across the Chicano Homeland
Here are a few new releases for the week:
The Book of Life by Deborah Harkness (Book 3 in the All Souls Trilogy) (Hardback)
The Heist by Daniel Silva (Autographed copies are available) (Hardback)
Wayfaring Stranger by James Lee Burke (Hardback)
The Valley of Amazement by Amy Tan (Paperback)
Silent Voices by Ann Cleeves (Paperback)
Earthquake by Aprilynne Pike (Book 2 Earthbound series) (Hardback)
Ms. Pike will be here August 9th from 3:30 – 5:00 PM for a book talk and signing.
Slaves of Socorro by John Flanagan (Book 4 in the Brotherhood Chronicles) (Hardback)
If you are interested in the autographed copies please call or stop in the store.
Here are a few new releases for the week:
Natchez Burning by Greg Iles (signed first editions available at the store)
The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden by Jonas Jonason
Sleep No More by Aprilynne Pike
The Taking by Kimberly Derting
Charlie and the New Baby by Ree Drummond
Frozen in Time by Mitchell Zuckoff (paperback)
Fin & Lady by Cathleen Schine (paperback)
Sweet Reckoning by Wendy Higgins (paperback)
Life After Theft by Aprilynne Pike (paperback)
Tucson Festival of Books is just around the corner and we have amazing line up of authors joining us at our booth this year. Here is our author signing schedule for our booth (#130-135). Be sure to check our website as we get closer to the event since we are continually adding authors.
Saturday March 15th:
12:00 – 12:45 PM Rhys Bowen
2:00 – 2:30 PM Richard Russo
3:00 – 3:30 PM Alice Hoffman
Sunday March 16th
10:00 – 10:30 AM Judy Duarte
11:00 – 11: 45 AM Anne Perry
12:00 – 12:45 PM R.L. Stine
Here are our book clubs for the month of February:
February 6th (7 PM) Non-Fiction Book Group: Elsewhere by Richard Russo (Tucson Festival of Books 2014 author)
February 19th (7 PM) Fiction Book Group: The Camel Bookmobile by Marsha Hamilton
February 26th (7 PM) Mystery Book Group: Before I Go to Sleep by S. J. Watson
Online Discussions (click here to join our forum)
Landry Park by Bethany Hagen (Tucson Festival of Books 2014 author)
Earthbound by Aprilynne Pike (Tucson Festival of Books 2014 author)
The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson (Tucson Festival of Books 2014 author)