NEW RELEASES

Here are a few new releases for the week:

All the Stars in Heaven by Adriana Trigiani (autographed copies available at the store)

See Me by Nicholas Sparks

Winter Stroll by Elin Hilderbrand

Carrying Albert Home by Homer Hickman

Let Me Be Frank With You by Richard Ford

An Irish Doctor in Love and at Sea by Patrick Taylor (the latest in the Irish Country Books)

The Accidental Empress by Allison Pataki

A Gift from Bob: How a Street Cat Helped One Man Learn the Meaning of Christmas by James Bowen

Humans of New York: Stories by Brandon Stanton (autographed copies available at the store)

The King’s Justice by Stephen Donaldson

Symbiont by Mira Grant (Book 2 in the Parasitology series)

The Rose Society by Marie Lu (Book 2 in the Young Elites series)

Black Widow Forever Red by Margaret Stohl

Happily Ever After: A Companion to the Selection Stories by Kiera Cass

City of Thirst by Carrie Ryan & John Parke Davis (Book 2 in the Map to Everywhere)

Dark Tide by Jennifer Donnelly (Book 3 in the Waterfire Saga series)

Toymaker’s Apprentice by Sherri Smith

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Beautiful Creatures

Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl is an intoxicating tale about love and learning how to become the person you are meant to be.  Ethan is counting the days until he can escape his hometown of Gatlin and finally start living his life.  Gatlin is your typical small town in the south where nothing interesting happens and yet so many of the founding families continue to live there generation after generation.  Things would be pretty dull for Ethan too, but he keeps having these vivid dreams about a mysterious girl that seems to need his help-and then he meets her in school.  Lena has just moved to town and is living with her uncle, the town shut-in, making her instantly scorned at school.  It also doesn’t help her reputation when strange things occur around her, like glass breaking and odd weather changes.  Even knowing that Lena spells trouble for him, Ethan finds that he can’t stop thinking about her and eventually finds a way to run into her-thankfully not literally, although he tried.  Thus begins the tale of star-crossed lovers and Lena’s fight to resist her family’s curse.

What a great witch, or should I say caster, tale.  Garcia and Stohl create such a great atmosphere in their book.  Everything seems just dark and ominous with secrets lurking under the surface.  The town feels  spooky and the plantation house is even scarier with it’s dilapidated exterior and ever changing interior.  The town’s people are as eccentric as you would expect in this small town and everyone seems to have secrets.   Lena and Ethan’s relationship is so genuine and endearing.  You can’t help but root for them to have their love conquer all.  I also find the family curse to be so fascinating.   I really like how Garcia and Stohl added the flashbacks into the story to really give you the depth of the family saga.  I am excited to read Beautiful Darkness to find out more about their doomed relationship and of course to learn if Lena can fend off her claiming any longer.

New Releases

Here are a few new releases for the week:

Allegiant by Veronica Roth (This is the final book in the Divergent Trilogy and we have signed editions in stock)

Fallen Women by Sandra Dallas

Silent Night by Robert Parker (Helen Brann)

Provence, 1970:  M.F.K. Fisher, Julia Child, James Beard, and the Reinvention of American Taste by Luke Barr

Week In a Day by Rachel Ray

Reality Boy by A. S. King

Beautiful Redemption by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl (paperback)

The Indigo Spell by Richelle Mead (paperback)

Bits & Pieces by Judith Byron Schachner

 

September Book Clubs

Here are our book clubs for September:

In-store discussions at Mostly Books

September 4th (7 PM) Non-Fiction Book Club:  The Devil’s Cup:  A History of the World According to Coffee by Stewart Lee Allen

September 21st (4 PM) YA Book Club:  Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl

September 25th (7 PM) Mystery Book Club:  The Reversal by Michael Connelly

 

On-line book discussion on Goodreads

Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins

Marked by P C Cast and Kristin Cast

Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl

 

July’s Bestsellers

Here are our bestsellers for the end of July:

1  A Dance with Dragons by George RR Martin

2  My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayor

3  The English Girl by Daniel Silva

4  Wonder by RJ Palacio

5  Beautiful Redemption by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl

6  State of Wonder by Ann Patchett

7  City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

8  Game of Thrones by George RR Martin

9  The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

10  I Could Pee on This:  And Other Poems By Cats by Francesco Marciuliano

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

New Releases

Here are a few new releases for the week:

Robert B Parker’s Wonderland by Ace Atkins (The latest Spenser novel)

The Other Typist by Suzanne Rindell

Icons by Margaret Stohl

The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

Loki’s Wolves by Kelley Armstrong and Melissa Marr

One Summer:  Two Novels by Elin Hilderbrand (This is a reprinting of two books in one, The Blue Bistro and The Love Season)

Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel (in paperback)