January Bestsellers

Here are our bestsellers for the middle of January:

1  The Inventions of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd

2  Radiance of Tomorrow by Ishmael Beah

3  Allegiant by Veronica Roth

4  The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

5  Elsewhere by Richard Russo

6  Still Life by Louise Penny

7  Storm Front by Jim Butcher

8  Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

9  A Feast of Crows by George RR Martin

10  Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness

New Releases

Here are a few new releases for the week:

Looking For Me by Beth Hoffman

Wings of Fire by T Tui Sutherland (This is book 3 in the Wings of Fire series)

Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness (paperback)

As the Crow Flies by Craig Johnson (paperback)

Sapphire Blue by Kerstin Gier (paperback)

July Bestsellers

Here are our bestsellers for the middle of July:

1  Fifty Shades of Grey by E L James

2  Fifty Shades Darker by E L James

3  Fifty Shades Freed  by E L James

4  The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

5  A Storm of Swords by George R R Martin

6  The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh

7  Dance with Dragons by George R R Martin

8  Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness

9  Abraham Lincoln:  Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith

10  Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare

Shadow of Night

Deborah Harkness’ novel Shadow of Night takes us right to the moment that  A Discovery of Witches ends.  It was great to get right into the story and find out how the search for Ashmole 782 was progressing.  Diana and Matthew travel back in time to 1590 Elizabethan England in hopes of helping Diana better understand her magic, as well as finding Ashmole 782 before it is broken.   We meet interesting new characters on the adventure including Christopher Marlowe, Walter Raleigh, and Matthew’s infamous father Philippe.  Things are never easy for a witch who is married to a vampire, or vice-versa.  The two are constantly being judged by their fellow creatures while still trying to work out the kinks of a new marriage.  However, they are determine to make things work, no matter what.

Harkness did a great job of creating Elizabeth’s England.  It was so much fun to walk around the outskirts of London and the palace in Prague.  I really like the secondary characters in both books.  Harkness has  taken the time to create and developed her side characters who are witty, funny, and just overall engaging.  She has also done a fabulous job of growing Diana and Matthew as the story continues.  It has been interesting to see two control freaks attempt to comprise with each other and come to terms with each others individualism.  This was a fun read, although not quite as action packed as book one ,and fans will be anxiously awaiting book three.

Be sure to pre-order you copy at mostlybooksaz.com and get 25% off.  Shadow of Night will be released July 10th.