New Release

Here are a few new releases for the week:

 Battle of Beasts by Chris Columbus (book two in the House of Secrets series)

The End of Dieting:  How to Live for Life by Joel Fuhrman

Stella by Helen Eve

Dawn’s Early Light by Pip Ballantine (the latest in the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences series) (paperback)

Dead Ever After by Charlaine Harris (paperback)

Fly Away by Kristin Hannah (paperback)

Antiagon Fire  by L. E. Modesitt (book 7 in Imager Portfolio series) (paperback)

 

Dead Ever After

Charlaine Harris’ Dead Ever After concludes the story of Sookie Stackhouse in a very dramatic but satisfying way.  Sookie’s life has become a bit hectic lately.  Her relationship with Eric is on rocky ground, things with Sam are still weird but starting to  get back to normal, and now she is being charged with murder.  The news of her being arrested immediately brings all of her old friends back to help and support her.  And of course, Sookie will not rest until she discovers who the true murderer is.

I thought Dead Ever After was a nice wrap up to the series.   The book was filled with everything that we have grown to love about Sookie and Bon Temps.  Sookie was still funny, there was an exciting mystery to solve, and of course a touch of romance to keep things interesting.   Harris made sure to bring back characters that we all loved as well as the not so loved, giving a little closure with all of the characters.  There have been mixed feeling about who Sookie finally falls in love with and stays with, but I thought it was perfect.   I think that Harris picked the perfect person for Sookie.  When you think about all the things that she loves and who she is as a person, then you realize how perfect the ending truly is.  I am looking forward to what Harris creates next.  She did leave a little wiggle room for a few spin off series featuring some of the other characters, but who knows what she will come up with. In the meantime, there’s always her other series to read.  Our staff favorite, aside from the True Blood series, would be the Grave series.  It is a fantastic paranormal mystery.

May Bestsellers

Here are our bestsellers for the middle of May:

1  The Painted Girls by Cathy Marie Buchanan

2  The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

3  Inferno by Dan Brown

4  Beautiful Redemption by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl

5  Dead Ever After by Charlaine Harris

6  Fly Away by Kristin Hannah

7  The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

8  Still Life:  A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel by Louise Penny

9  A Feast of Crows by George RR Martin

10  One Summer:  The Blue Bistro and the Love Season by Elin Hilderbrand