New Releases

Here are a few new releases for the week:

Moonlight Over Paris by Jennifer Robson (Paperback)

Feverborn by Karen Marie Moning (the latest in the Fever series) (Hardback)

A Darker Shade of Magic by V. E. Schwab

The Things We Keep by Sally Hepworth

Orphan X by Gregg Hurwitz

The End of Average: How We Succeed in a World That Values Sameness by Todd Rose (Hardback)

Kalahari by Jessica Khoury (Paperback)

Allegiant by Veronica Roth (Paperback)

Four by Veronica Roth (Paperback)

Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black (Paperback)

Sanctuary Bay by Laura Burns

Up to This Pointe by Jennifer Longo (Hardback)

The League of Beastly Dreadfuls by Holly Grant (Paperback)

Humphrey’s School Fair Surprise by Betty G. Birney (Paperback)

November Bestsellers

Here are our bestsellers for the beginning of November:

1.  The Long Haul by Jeff Kinney

2.  Rage Against the Dying by Becky Masterman

3.  100 Things Arizona Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die by Steve Rivera

4.  Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

5.  The Boys in the Boat by James Daniel Brown

6.  Insurgent by Veronica Roth

7.  Doctor Who:  11 Stories, 11 Doctors by Eoin Colfer and others

8.  Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan

9.  Hansel & Gretel by Neil Gaiman

10.  Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

September Bestsellers

Here are our bestsellers for the end of  September:

1.  Maze Runner by James Dashner (Paperback)

2.  Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn (Paperback)

3.  Personal by Lee Child (Hardback)

4.  If I Stay by Gayle Forman (Paperback)

5.  Death Cure by James Dashner (Paperback)

6.  Outlander by Diana Gabaldon (Paperback)

7.  Still Life by Louise Penny (Paperback)

8.  Another Man’s Moccasins by Craig Johnson (Paperback)

9.  Divergent by Veronica Roth (Paperback)

10.  Raging Heat by Richard Castle (Hardback)

Insurgent

Wow! Veronica Roth takes us on an incredible roller coaster of ride in Insurgent, book two in the Divergent series.  Tris should be celebrating with her faction after making it through the initiations, but instead she is trying to overcome the tremendous amount of grief and guilt she has after the terrible Abnegation genocide. A war has been building and Erudite has forced everyone’s hand to decide which side they are fighting for and frankly Tris isn’t sure if either side is right. All that she knows is that she must uncover what her parents were desperately trying to hide, so much so that they gave their lives to protect the secret.

This book was non-stop action and so hard to put down. Divergent did a great job of introducing the characters and how their world is, but Insurgent takes you so much further into the politics and different factions.  Roth did an amazing job of drawing you right in to this dystopian world from the very first sentence, and yes, you will be running out to get book three, Allegiant.  Roth makes complex characters that are so engaging and they leave you wanting to know more.  Tris is very much a reluctant hero who genuinely wants to do what is best for everyone; how can you not cheer that on?  I really liked that she makes hard decisions not because it will win her popularity but because it is the right thing to do.  In fact, often her decisions make her friends very upset.  It was refreshing to see her and Four struggle to keep their relationship together.  It felt very realistic in that their opinions often differed, especially in a world that is slowly crumbling in on itself.  I really liked Divergent, but I loved Insurgent. It was unique, well written, and suspenseful.

August’s Bestsellers

Here are our bestsellers for the beginning of August

1.  Remains of Innocence by J. A. Jance (autographed copies are available) (Hardback)

2.  The Old Blue Line by J. A. Jance (autographed copies are available) (Paperback)

3.  If I Stay by Gayle Forman (Paperback)

4.  The Fault in Our Stars by John Green (Paperback)

5.  The Book of Life by Deborah Harkness (Hardback)

6.  How the Light Gets In by Louise Penny (Paperback)

7.  The Maze Runner by James Dashner (Paperback)

8.  Four by Veronica Roth (Hardback)

9.  Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King (Hardback)

10.  Caleb’s Crossing by Geraldine Brooks (Paperback)

Please call the store or stop in if you are interested in the autographed books.

July’s Bestsellers

Here are our bestsellers for the beginning of July:

1.  The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

2.  California by Edan Lepucki

3.  The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith

4.  Written in My Own Heart’s Blood by Diana Gabaldon

5.  Divergent by Veronica Roth

6.  Light Between Oceans by M L Stedman

7.  Looking for Alaska by John Green

8.  One Plus One by Jojo Moyes

9.  Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen

10.  The Lemonade War by Jacqueline Davies

New Releases

Here are a few new releases for the week:

Four: A Divergent Collection by Veronica Roth (this is a companion novel for the Divergent sereis) (Hardback)

California by Edan Lepucki (Hardback)

Act of War by Brad Thor (Hardback)

The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen (Hardback)

Close Your Eyes, Hold Your Hands by Chris Bohjalian (Hardback)

 

Sisters of Treason by Elizabeth Fremantle (Hardback)

Seven Minutes in Heaven by Sara Shepard (Paperback)

Big Nate Laugh-O-Rama by Lincoln Peirce (Paperback)