New Releases

Here are a few new release for the week:

Day Shift by Charlaine Harry (book 2 in the Midnight, Texas series) (Hardback Autographed copies available at the store)

The Art of Baking Blind by Sarah Vaughan (Hardback)

Beneath the Bonfire:  Stories by Nickolas Butler (Hardback)

Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd (Paperback)

The Secret Life of Violet Grant by Beatriz Williams (Paperback)

Rock with Wings by Anne Hillerman (Hardback)

A God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson (Hardback)

14th Deadly Sin by James Patterson & Maxine Paetro (the latest in the Women’s Murder Club) (Hardback)

Ruins of War by John Connell (Hardback)

American Wife by Taya Kyle (Hardback Autographed copies available at the store)

Out of Orange by Cleary Wolters (Hardback)

When to Rob a Bank…and 131 More Warped Suggestions and Well-Intended Rants by Steven D. Levitt & Stephen Dubner (Hardback)

Whirlwind:  The American Revolution and the War that Won by John Ferling (Hardback)

The Heir by Kiera Cass (the latest in the Selection series) (Hardback Autographed copies available at the store)

Saint Anything by Sara Dessen (Hardback Autographed copies available at the store)

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas (Hardback)

Revenge, Ice Cream, and Other Things Best Served Cold by Katie Finn ( book 2 in the Broken Hearts and Revenge series) (Hardback)

The Worst Class Trip Even by Dave Barry (Hardback)

Survivors:  Tales from the Packs by Erin Hunter (Paperback)

Llama Llama Red Pajama  by Anna Dewdney (Board Book)

Penguin on Vacation by Salina Yoon (Board Book)

 

 

October Bestsellers

Here are our bestsellers for the end of October:

1. Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan (Harback)

2.  Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn (Paperback)

3.  Midwinter’s Tail by Sofie Kelly (Paperback)

4.  What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions by Randall Munroe (Hardback)

5.  Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan (Paperback)

6.  Remains of Innocence by J. A. Jance (Hardback)

7.  Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins (Paperback)

8. A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness (Paperback)

9.  The Selection by Kiera Cass (Paperback)

10.  The Queen of Zombie Hearts by Gena Showalter (Hardback)

The Selection

Kiera Cass’s  novel The Selection is a delightful and warm YA dystopian – which sounds like an impossible combination, but made for a great book.  Thirty five girls have been chosen to attend the royal Selection in hopes of becoming the prince’s wife.  While America is adamant that she has no desire to participate, her family and secret boyfriend convince her to put her name in.  Of course her family wants her to win so that they can be elevated from their lowly caste status of five and no longer have to worry about food and her boyfriend (even lower than she is as he is a six) knows that this could mean that America never has to worry about surviving day to day again.  Out of hundreds of girls, America is chosen to go to the palace and date the prince.  While the extra income is good for her family, America is sure she will never have feelings for the prince but she decides it works out for everyone if she continues to compete.

I’ll be honest, I picked this book up because the cover is breathtaking, then I started reading and fell in love with this story.  The events were predictable and similar to the TV show the Bachelor, but I adored the characters and found myself reading the entire book in a day.  America and Prince Maxon’s relationship is so much fun to read.  Their up and down relationship is witty, charming, and just very sweet.  I found myself hurrying to get to the next section with both of them just to see what they would say.   This was a great character book and a wonderful way to escape the day.  I am really excited to start book two, The Elite later tonight.