New Releases

Here are a few new releases for the week:

Wait for Signs:  Twelve Longmire Stories by Craig Johnson (Hardback)

First Impressions:  A Novel of Old Books, Unexpected Love and Jane Austen by Charlie Lovett (Hardback)

George Marshall by Debi and Irwin Unger (Hardback)

The First Phone Call from Heaven by Mitch Albom (Paperback)

The Ice Dragon by George R. R. Martin (Hardback)

Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater (Book 3 in the Raven Cycle) (Hardback)

Tales of Great Beasts by Brandon Mull (Special Edition of Spirit Animals) (Hardback)

Skippyjon Jones Snow What by Judith Byron Schachner (Signed Copies available) (Hardback)

Here Comes Santa Cat by Deborah Underwood (Hardback)

Please visit the store or call if you are interested in the signed editions.

The Dream Thieves

The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater is book two in the Raven Cycle and it was amazing!  The quest for the missing Welsh Raven king continues and much has changed now that the ley line is awake.  It has caused several unsavory characters to take notice of the small town of Henrietta and the magical power that resides there.  In fact Mr Gray, a hit man, has been sent to the town to search for a magical item that procures  things from dreams called the Greywaren.  The hit man is not the only trouble in town, Ronan begins to spin out of control with his reckless street racing as he attempts to understand his family’s legacy.  It seems Gansey’s group is slowly unraveling.

The first book was great, but this one was fabulous.  Ronan’s past and supernatural talent were so much fun to read about.  Without giving too much away, I love the dark creatures that he creates and the inner strength he eventually finds in himself.  And I still love Blue and Gansey.  Blue may doubt her place, but we all know she is going to grow into something amazing as the series continues.  You can feel the hidden potential behind her reserved nature.  Gansey is always charming and he cares so much for his friends.  I think he is going to find away to keep everyone together and find his king, but sadly I have to wait for the next book to find out.  Aside from the characters, my second favorite part about this series is all of the ravens.  There are pet ravens, raven mascots, raven kings, the list goes on and on and makes any raven enthusiast smile.  This is such a unique supernatural story and is easily one of my top reads during 2013.