New Releases

Here are a few new releases for the week:

Moonlight Over Paris by Jennifer Robson (Paperback)

Feverborn by Karen Marie Moning (the latest in the Fever series) (Hardback)

A Darker Shade of Magic by V. E. Schwab

The Things We Keep by Sally Hepworth

Orphan X by Gregg Hurwitz

The End of Average: How We Succeed in a World That Values Sameness by Todd Rose (Hardback)

Kalahari by Jessica Khoury (Paperback)

Allegiant by Veronica Roth (Paperback)

Four by Veronica Roth (Paperback)

Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black (Paperback)

Sanctuary Bay by Laura Burns

Up to This Pointe by Jennifer Longo (Hardback)

The League of Beastly Dreadfuls by Holly Grant (Paperback)

Humphrey’s School Fair Surprise by Betty G. Birney (Paperback)

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New Releases

Here are a few new releases for the week:

Fear the Darkness by Becky Masterman (book 2 featuring Brigid Quinn) (Hardback)

City of Darkness and Light by Rhys Bowen (book 13 featuring Molly Murphy) (Paperback)

First Frost by Sarah Addison Allen (Hardback)

The Days of Anna Madrigal by Armistead Maupin (Paperback)

Serena by Ron Rash (Movie-Tie In Paperback)

Vicious by V. E. Schwab (Paperback)

Burned by Karen Marie Moning (book 2 in the Fever series) (Hardback)

Twisted Fate by Norah Olson (Hardback)

The Five Stages of Andrew Brawley by Shaun David Hutchinson (Hardback)

Three by by Kristen Simmons (book 3 in the Article 5 series) (Paperback)

Palace of Dreams by Adam Jay Epstein (book 4 in the Familiars series) (Paperback)

 

Iced

This is the first Dani O’Malley book, but it seems like a continuation of the Fever series by Moning. That said, you can still enjoy this book without having read the Fever books, but I suggest you do. It makes things so much less complicated.This is definitely NOT a young adult book, even though the main character is a teen aged girl.

Dani is a mouthy, 14 year old girl living in Dublin. Since the walls came down between the human world and that of the Fae, the streets of Dublin are littered with Fae and violence.  Dani has super fast reflexes which help her defend herself against the Unseelie and other Fae (and humans) who are out to destroy her. When a Dublin nightclub gets covered in a deep freeze of ice and frost, Dani finds herself at the mercy of Ryodan, the club’s ruthless, immortal owner. He needs her skills to figure out what’s freezing Fae and humans dead in their tracks. It’s up to Dani to save what’s left of her city before it’s too late.

Despite Dani’s young age, she is quite mature. She has had to be. Growing up in a world where there is death around every corner will do that to a person. And yet she maintains her teenage enthusiasm and point of view throughout the story. There are times when Dani freaks out like a normal teen, especially when she’s angry or stressed.  She has men waiting for her to get older and falling for her wit, beauty and courage. You can see what kind of a woman she will become when she ‘grows up’ and I am looking forward to the next installment.

December Book Clubs

Here are our December book clubs:

 December 12th (7 PM) Lit Wit Group:  Iced: A Dani O’ Mallery Novel by Karen Marie Moning

December 19th (7 PM) 3rd Wednesday Fiction Group:  Family Baggage by Monica Mcinerney

December 26th (7 PM) 4th Wednesday Mystery Group:  March Violets by Philip Kerr

Bloodfever

Karen Marie Moning’s second novel in her Fever series, Bloodfever, was filled with intense roller-coaster action.  Mac is still trying to get her revenge on her sister’s murderer, as well as trying to save the human world from being encompassed by the Fae world-no easy task.  This has come  at no small price for Mac.  She has had to give up the girl she once was, and embrace the ruthless creature that has been lying dormant inside her, not to mention having to stay in a foreign country that is far from her remaining family.

I really liked this book.  Mac finally stopped being the pretty-in-pink shallow girl and grew up a bit.  In fact I am really excited to see how Moning continues to develop Mac’s character.  There was also a lot more action in the book to keep  you completely engaged in the story.  Every time you thought the story was going to quiet down, Moning reeled you  back in with a new twist to the plot.  We are also starting to learn more about  faeries as well as all of the major players involved in the hunt for the infamous book.  Creating a complicated web that Mac is going to have to navigate through.  All and all, a fun read that has me excited to start book three.