New Releases

Here are a few new releases for the week:

Dead Ice by Laurell K. Hamilton (the latest in the Anita Blake series) (Hardback)

The Truth According to Us by Annie Barrows (Hardback)

All the Single Ladies by Dorothea Benton Frank (Hardback)

Driving with the Top Down by Beth Harbison (Paperback)

The Invasion of the Tearling by Erika Johansen (book 2 in the Queen of the Tearling series) (Hardback)

Second Life by S. J. Watson (Hardback)

Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella (Hardback)

The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly by Stephanie Oakes (Hardback)

Don’t Even Think About It by Sarah Mlynowski (Paperback)

Born of Deception by Teri Brown (Paperback)

Road Rash by Mark Huntley Parsons (Paperback)

Your Baby’s First Word Will Be Dada by Jimmy Fallon (Hardback and Board Book)


Wedding Night

I love Sophie Kinsella’s novels!  Her books are  always funny and filled with delightful mishaps.  Her latest paperback  Wedding Night is the story about a boy and a girl who  decide to get married immediately instead of dealing with their dysfunctional lives .  Of course their friends and family are completely against this rash decision and realize that it will never last.  I mean really, the two love birds haven’t seen each other in over 15 years. Now the rush begins as Fliss attempts to prevent her sister Lottie from having her wedding night so that she can still get an annulment.

This was such a fun read.  The entire time you are thinking, oh it can’t get any worse but of course it just keeps snowballing.  What I really liked about this book was that it was told from both sisters perspectives so that you could really see how every action effects everyone.  It was also a fun look at sisterly love  and all that goes along with trying to look out for each other.  As always, Kinsella created a charming and entertaining read.

I’ve Got Your Number

What I love about reading a Sophie Kinsella novel is that I know it will be funny, witty, and a nice escape read.  Her latest paperback novel I’ve Got Your Number was exactly what I was looking for to break up all the dystopian novels that I have been reading.  Poppy recently got engaged to a fabulous guy who seems to have it all.  He is incredibly smart and comes from a family of academic scholars.  He even proposed with a special family ring.  The downside is that Magnus’ parents seem to think Poppy isn’t right for their son.  So needless to say, Poppy finds herself often tongue-tied and awkward around his family.  To make matters worse, she lost the priceless heirloom ring.  Now she is in a panic to find the ring before Magnus and his family finds out.  To complicate matters, someone steals her phone – which is the one place where someone would contact her if they find her ring.  But things start to look up when she comes across an abandoned cell phone in a garbage can.  Poppy instantly snatches up the phone and suddenly meets Sam.  Well, by meet I should say answers a call from Sam.  Thus ensues an amusing new tale of how phones can bring people together.

Kinsella often starts out with shallow characters who are only focused on their superficial belongings, but then some event leads them to realize that there is more to life and themselves than they thought.  I always enjoy watching her characters grow and develop through the story.  My favorite part about this book is all of the  texts between Poppy and Sam.  Not only were then texts often funny, but it is amazing how much more honest they are with each other.  It was also interesting to see how they tended to know each other better through their texts than their actual friends.  I’ve Got Your Number is a droll novel that will have you giggling and smiling throughout.

New Releases

Here are a few new releases for the past couple of weeks:

The Wedding Night by Sophie Kinsella

Maya’s Notebook by Isabel Allende

Unbreakable by Elizabeth Norris  (This is the 2nd book in the Unraveling series)

The Elite by Kiera Cass (This is the 2nd book in the Selection Trilogy)

How to Seize a Dragon’s Jewel by Cressida Cowell (This is the 10th book in the How To Train Your Dragon series)

Judgment Call by JA Jance (paperback)

Gold by Chris Cleave (paperback)

The Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers (paperback)