What’s New Tuesdays–November 10th, 2015

Welcome back again. Here is what is coming out on the 10th. Of course I am excited!

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All I Want For Christmas Is You: Mariah Carey

Category: Kids 3-5 Age Group   download (1)

Synopsis: Mariah Carey’s All I Want for Christmas Is You, one of the best-selling and most beloved songs of all time, brings Christmas joy to countless listeners of all ages every year. And now its classic lyrics will bring that same holiday spirit to readers of all ages in this one-of-a-kind picture book about a young girl whose greatest Christmas wish is for a new puppy!

Reaction: I am not surprised this is coming out, I am more surprised that this took so long to come out. Everything is coming out in a book, why not one of the biggest Christmas songs ever put out? I do love the song so I will most likely love this book too. Plus who cannot understand the want of a new puppy?!

 

Winter: Melissa Meyer

Category: Teen Fiction

Synopsis: Princess Winter is admired by the Lunar people for her grace and kindness, and despite the scars that mar her face, her beauty is said to be even more breathtaking than that of her stepmother, Queen Levana.Winter despises her stepmother, and knows Levana won’t approve of her feelings for her childhood friend–the handsome palace guard, Jacin. But Winter isn’t as weak as Levana believes her to be and she’s been undermining her stepmother’s wishes for years. Together with the cyborg mechanic, Cinder, and her allies, Winter might even have the power to launch a revolution and win a war that’s been raging for far too long.

Can Cinder, Scarlet, Cress, and Winter defeat Levana and find their happily ever afters?

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Reaction: So I seriously need to read this book. This is a highly anticipated book especially if you like the series. It’s a beautiful cover and sure to be a hit. It is confirmed it is also the last in the series. It’s one of those books that takes the classic fairy tale stories and twists them in to a whole new thing. I have heard raves about this series and I am sure to love it when I read it. So if you are excited about this one, go out and get it tomorrow J

 

Soundless: Richelle Mead

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Category: Teen Fiction

Synopsis: For as long as Fei can remember, there has been no sound in her village, where rocky terrain and frequent avalanches prevent residents from self-sustaining. Fei and her people are at the mercy of a zipline that carries food up the treacherous cliffs from Beiguo, a mysterious faraway kingdom.
When villagers begin to lose their sight, deliveries from the zipline shrink and many go hungry. Fei’s home, the people she loves, and her entire existence is plunged into crisis, under threat of darkness and starvation. But soon Fei is awoken in the night by a searing noise, and sound becomes her weapon.

Reaction: I think this book sounds like the most interesting one to come out and I am excited to read it. Such a different concept and it can go one of two ways. Be really, bad or be really good. This author is known for her teen fantasy novels and has had success with them so I am hoping that this will be just as good for her. It’s always nice to see author’s break out from what they normally do and try something different. I am curious to know what other people will think of this book as well.

 

The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto: A Novel: Mitch Albom

Category: Adult Fiction  download

Synopsis: Frankie Presto, the greatest guitarist to ever walk the earth—in this magical novel about the bands we join in life and the power of talent to change our lives.

An epic story of the greatest guitar player to ever live, and the six lives he changed with his magical blue strings. The voice of Music narrates the tale of its most beloved disciple, young Frankie Presto, a war orphan raised by a blind music teacher in a small Spanish town. At nine years old, Frankie is sent to America in the bottom of a boat. His only possession is an old guitar and six precious strings. But Frankie’s talent is touched by the gods, and his amazing journey weaves him through the musical.

 Reaction: I have never actually read any of this guys books but this one sounds different and something that could possibly be very good. It is again one of those that can be very very good or very very bad. I know out there are some die-hard fans of this writer so they will want this book right away tomorrow. I always say give the book a chance. Even thought I would not normally pick this one up, and even the cover isn’t too appealing I will give it a try. Never judge a book by it’s cover.

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So a short list this week but some hidden gems on here. Until next week and new books 🙂

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