What’s New Tuesdays—-Feb 2, 2016

It’s been a while and I am sorry for that. There is always new books every week but some weeks are better than others. This is one of them. Actually, this whole month is going to be epic with the new books. So check out the gems for this week and let me know if you read them and what you think.

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The Forgetting Time by Sharon Guskin 25527908

Category: Fiction

Synopsis: Noah wants to go home. A seemingly easy request from most four-year olds. But as Noah’s single-mother, Janie, knows, nothing with Noah is ever easy. One day the pre-school office calls and says Janie needs to come in to talk about Noah, and no, not later, now – and life as she knows it stops.

Reaction: This is a major hyped about book and it’s going to be a best seller I guarantee it. It sounds like it could be a riveting family novel with powerful themes that we all know too well today. It’s a bigger read and probably heavy but if you like this kind of thing this is right up your alley.

 

The High Mountains of Portugal by Yann Martel 9780812997170

Category: Adult Fiction

Synopsis: a great quest for meaning, told in three intersecting narratives touching the lives of three different people and their families, and taking us on an extraordinary journey through the last century. We begin in the early 1900s, when Tomás discovers an ancient journal and sets out from Lisbon in one of the very first motor cars in Portugal in search of the strange treasure the journal describes. Thirty-five years later, a pathologist devoted to the novels of Agatha Christie, whose wife has possibly been murdered, finds himself drawn into the consequences of Tomás’s quest. Fifty years later, Senator Peter Tovy of Ottawa, grieving the death of his own beloved wife, rescues a chimpanzee from a Oklahoma research facility and takes it to live with him in his ancestral village in northern Portugal, where the strands of all three stories miraculously mesh together.

Reaction: I loved The Life of Pi, and I bet I will love this book too. I will read this; there is no doubt, and it helps that I already have a Advanced Reading Copy. It sounds like a beautiful story and a tale of adventure and treasure and spiritulism. So along the lines of the Life of Pi but different people and places. If you like things like this make sure that you pick it up today. I wonder how long it will take to make it in to a movie.

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Category: Teen Fiction

Synopsis: The enchantment continues. . . .
The universe of the Lunar Chronicles holds stories – and secrets – that are wondrous, vicious, and romantic. How did Cinder first arrive in New Beijing? How did the brooding soldier Wolf transform from young man to killer? When did Princess Winter and the palace guard Jacin realize their destinies?

Reaction: Anyone who loves the series will devour this book. And I also want to shout out the BEAUTIFUL cover which I am in love with! This seems to be a theme right now, the books that are small novellas. I have yet to read one but they seem to be popular so I don’t see this being any different. It’s a beloved series and author, and I am sure these stories are just as wonderful as the other books. It also leads up to her new series coming out this month (told you it was a big month).

 

So go and check out what is new in your book store or library. Sorry I can not promote E-books lol. There are more than I mentioned but these are highlights and ones that I have heard most about as a book seller and lover.

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What’s New Tuesdays — January 12, 2016

Hello fellow book lovers. It’s been a while but we are getting back on the What’s New Tuesdays bandwagon. This will be first, but not last, one of 2016. Starting to pick back up in the new releases and some gem’s this week. I can’t list them all so make sure to check out your local book stores as well to find out all of the new ones. Happy Reading!

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When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi 

Category: Biography

Synopsis: At the age of thirty-six, on the verge of completing a decade’s worth of training as a neurosurgeon, Paul Kalanithi was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer.What makes life worth living in the face of death? What do you do when the future, no longer a ladder toward your goals in life, flattens out into a perpetual present? What does it mean to have a child, to nurture a new life as another fades away? These are some of the questions Kalanithi wrestles with in this profoundly moving, exquisitely observed memoir. Paul Kalanithi died in March 2015, while working on this book, yet his words live on as a guide and a gift to us all.

Reaction: This sounds like a touching heart breaking book about the reality of finding out you have lung cancer and how it not only changes your life but the way you can breathe. I think everyone knows at least one person who has been touched by cancer. It is a horrible thing that happens to human beings and we can all relate in one way or another. The fact he passed before he could see this book fully published makes it even more heartbreaking.

I think this will be a great book to read for everyone. Find out what goes on in the head of a cancer patient. Makes you realize how important and beautiful all life is. I look forward to reading it and living this last journey of this man’s life and feel the hope he has.

25387318._UY200_ The Wildings by Nilanjana Roy 

Category: Adult Fiction

Synopsis:  In the labyrinthine alleys and ruins of Nizamuddin, an old neighbourhood in Delhi, India, lives a small band of cats. Miao, the clan elder, a wise, grave Siamese; Katar, loved by his followers and feared by his enemies; Hulo, the great warrior tom; Beraal, the beautiful queen, swift and deadly when challenged; Southpaw, the kitten whose curiosity can always be counted on to get him into trouble… Unfettered and wild, these and the other members of the tribe fear no one, go where they will, and do as they please. Until one day, a terrified orange-coloured kitten with monsoon green eyes and remarkable powers lands in their midst–the first in a series of extraordinary events that threatens to annihilate them and everything they hold dear.

Reaction: This books sounds amazing. Who doesn’t love a book about cats?! May dog lovers, but honestly the majority of people will love this book I think because it’s about cats. Everything is from the point of view of the cats and it’s all set in Delhi, India. A place full of rich, poor, different cultures and views. I think this will be a great way to “visit” the area without actually going there. I for one look forward to reading this book and can’t wait to pick it up!

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Category: Teen Fiction

Synopsis:  Quin Kincaid is a Seeker. Her legacy is an honor, an ancient role passed down for generations. But what she learned on her Oath night changed her world forever. Quin pledged her life to deception. Her legacy as a Seeker is not noble but savage. Her father, a killer. Her uncle, a liar. Her mother, a casualty. And the boy she once loved is out for vengeance, with her family in his sights. Yet Quin is not alone. Shinobu, her oldest companion, might now be the only person she can trust. The only one who wants answers as desperately as she does.

Reaction: This is the sequel to seeker. Who doesn’t love a sequel? It has been described as the teen version of Game of Thrones…or close to that. I love Game of Thrones so I am naturally intrigued. It sounds like a great fantasy novel with strong amazing characters. I was actually lucky enough to receive this book as an Advanced Reading Copy so you know I will be reading this one for sure. I have found that a lot of Teen Fantasy novels are amazing and well worth the read. So look forward to a review of this book.

downloadThe Terrible Two Get Worse by Jory John and Mac Barnett 

Category: 9-12 Fiction

Synopsis: On their own, pranksters Miles and Niles were pretty devious. Now that they’ve formed a pranking duo, they’re terrible! But their powers will be tested when their favorite nemesis, Principal Barkin, is replaced by his stern and cunning father, Former Principal Barkin. Now Miles and Niles will do just about anything to get their old antagonist back—including pranking alongside him.

Reaction: I have yet to read the first one but I must say these are popular books. I love books that have boys as the main characters for this age group. I think it’s important that there are books like this. You want boys to start reading at a young age and when you have books like this you can get them hooked for life. There are pictures in the first one and I believe this will be the same in this one. You get two boys, and a fun story about friendship, loyalty and pranks. Who won’t love that. I think this will be a fun fast read for anyone of any age.

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So that is all I have to say for new books. Again it’s not all of them but it’s a good start. If you my readers happen to read any of them before me, please let me know what you think 🙂 Till next time.

What’s New Tuesdays—-December 15th 2015

The great things about new books is that if you want to get anyone a gift, there is a guarantee that they probably won’t have these books. It’s always less that come out around this time of year but each week I can guarantee that there is always one new book.

 

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The Violinist of Venice: A Story of Vivaldi by Alyssa Palombo23848300

Category: Adult Fiction

Synopsis: Like most 18th century Venetians, Adriana d’Amato adores music-except her strict merchant father has forbidden her to cultivate her gift for the violin. But she refuses to let that stop her from living her dreams and begins sneaking out of her family’s palazzo under the cover of night to take violin lessons from virtuoso violinist and composer Antonio Vivaldi. However, what begins as secret lessons swiftly evolves into a passionate, consuming love affair.

Reaction: I think that anyone who loves the historical novel, especially ones with love story will LOVE this book! It sounds like it would be full of love, and history and rich descriptions. Those are the best kinds of history books. Plus it’s always romantic during this time in Europe!

 

Better Than Before: Mastering The Habits of Our Every Lives by Gretchan Rubin 

Category: Self Help

Synopsis: Habits are the invisible architecture of our lives. Rubin provides an analytical and scientific framework from which to understand these habits–as well as change them for good. Infused with her compelling voice and funny stories, she illustrates the core principles of habit formation with dozens of strategies that she tests out on herself and others.

Reaction: This isn’t a new book, but it’s now in PAPERBACK!!! So much cheaper!

This is from the lady who brought you the book The Happiness Project. So anyone who is a fan of this lady I bet will be a fan of her book. I will admit I have never read her book, or a lot of self help for that matter, but I do get her daily inspirational quotes in my e-mail. They are nice.

I find only certain people read self help but I can see this one being a hugely popular one. Who doesn’t have habits that we all want to master? Only babies are perfect!

If you read this and it helps, drop me a line and let me know. I’d love to hear what you think.

 

Frozen Tides (A Falling Kingdoms Novel) by Morgan Rhodes

Category: Teen

Synopsis: The plans are laid and the players are determined…but nothing can prepare these unlikely warriors for what the elemental gods of Mytica have in store.

Reaction: Anyone who loves this series will eat this up. I have the first few to read and a copy of Spirit and Thieves to read that was signed by Morgan herself. So yes I have met her and she is a very nice lady. I guess I should get on these if there is a new one out. It’s one of those fantasy teen novels and people love them. I have a feeling this one will be a bit hit.

Funny thou, it wasn’t suppose to come out till today but some stores were a little ahead of the times and already put it out so I saw on line some bloggers already got copies.

I must say it’s the most beautiful cover out of all of the new ones today.

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These sure are some gems and I will prob get them all for my library. It’s not a problem, it’s a happy ending 🙂

What’s New Tuesdays—Nov 24, 2015

Once again, we are back with some new books. Tuesdays are one of the best days, because I get to add to my shelves (or piles on the floor) new and fun books that I am excited to read.

It’s great when you can find that one that is just so amazing and authors that you never knew existed but quickly become your favourite. library books_wel (1)

Gratitude by Oliver Sacks 

Category: Well-Being

Synopsis: In January 2015, Oliver Sacks was diagnosed with a recurrence of cancer, and he shared this news in a New York Times essay that inspired readers all over the world: “I cannot pretend I am without fear. But my predominant feeling is one of gratitude…. Above all, I have been a sentient being, a thinking animal, on this beautiful planet, and that in itself has been an enormous privilege and adventure.”
Gratitude consists of four essays that originally appeared in The New York Times, accompanied by a forward that describes the occasion of each chapter.

Reaction: I don’t know much about Oliver Sacks life,  but this sounds like it would be something really worth it to read. Here is a person who has it all (or so it may seem) and to hear what he is feeling after finding out about Cancer I am sure is a moving testimony and true to the heart. Cancer is something that affects every single person on this planet, it’s something we can all relate to.

It’s a small book and a quick read. People who love these kinds of books will buy this one up quickly.

 

Warren the 13th and the All See Eye: A Novel by Tania Del Rio 

Category: 9-12 Fiction

Synopsis: Warren the 13th, a cursed 12-year-old Victorian bellhop who’s terribly unlucky . . . yet perpetually optimistic, hard-working, and curious. Orphan Warren’s pride and joy is his family’s hotel, but he’s been miserable ever since his evil Aunt Anaconda took over the management. Anaconda believes a mysterious treasure known as the All-Seeing Eye is hidden somewhere on the grounds, and she’ll do anything to find it. If Warren wants to preserve his family’s legacy, he’ll need to find the treasure first—if the hotel’s many strange and wacky guests don’t beat him to it! This middle-grade adventure features gorgeous two-color illustrations on every page and a lavish two-column Victorian design that will pull young readers into a spooky and delightful mystery.

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Reaction: This is a book I am really excited about.  It sounds so funny, and great and full of mystery and intrigue. It also has pictures, I love books with pictures!!

At first glance it doesn’t look like a big heavy read which is great for this age group. Plus did I mention the pictures?! You got a bit of everything in it, and the darker books for this age group in my experience are always amazing.

I have already gotten it and I am going to read it soon so make sure you look out for a review coming soon.

 

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Category: Fiction

Synopsis: When his cousin is accused of a heinous crime, Alex Cross returns to his North Carolina home town for the first time in over three decades. As he tries to prove his cousin’s innocence in a town where everyone seems to be on the take, Cross unearths a family secret that forces him to question everything he’s ever known.

Reaction: Okay I will admit that I have never once read a Alex Cross book. It is a much-loved series and James Patterson has a die-hard following of fans for all of his books, especially this series. Which is a long series, there are so many books it fills a whole wall of the book store I work at.

This is sure to be a hit, it’s already a best seller. I can’t say I will ever get around to reading any of these books but I can tell you that James Patter is sure not done writing them and they will be a big hit every time a new one comes out.

If you like James, and the Alex Cross books you will be excited for this one.

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So I hope you get out there and enjoy some of these new ones. Until next week book lovers. Keep on reading 🙂 

 

 

What’s New Tuesdays – November 17th, 2015

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The Game of Lives (Book 3) by James Dashner      18c025cb-016a-4084-b2fe-6c2e5dfa112f

Category: Teen Fiction   

Synopsis:  Michael used to live to game, but the games he was playing have become all too real. Only weeks ago, sinking into the Sleep was fun. The VirtNet combined the most cutting-edge technology and the most sophisticated gaming for a full mind-body experience. And it was Michael’s passion. But now every time Michael sinks, he risks his life. The games are over. The VirtNet has become a world of deadly consequences, and Kaine grows stronger by the day. The Mortality Doctrine—Kaine’s master plan—has nearly been realized, and little by little the line separating the virtual from the real is blurring. If Kaine succeeds, it will mean worldwide cyber domination. And it looks like Michael and his friends are the only ones who can put the monster back in the box—if Michael can figure out who his friends really are.

Reaction: I must say how wonderful  it is to have books for boys that they can read. There are not a lot of boy based books in teen so it’s nice to see this. It’s another series from the amazing writer James Dashner who did the Maze Runner Series.

I have yet to read this series but it is intriguing and will prob read it in the future.

Strange Girl by Christopher Pike

Category: Teen Fiction

Synopsis: From the moment Fred meets Aja, he knows she’s different. She’s pretty, soft-spoken, shy—yet seems to radiate an unusual peace. Fred quickly finds himself falling in love with her.
Then strange things begin to happen around Aja. A riot breaks out that Aja is able to stop by merely speaking a few words. A friend of Fred’s suffers a serious head injury and has a miraculous recovery.
Yet Aja swears she has done nothing.
Unfortunately, Fred is not the only one who notices Aja’s unique gifts. As more and more people begin to question who Aja is and what she can do, she’s soon in grave danger. Because none of them truly understands the source of Aja’s precious abilities—or their devastating cost.

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Reaction: I am not sure about this one. Is it fantasy? Is it a bit of romance? Is there action? You also don’t get much from the cover. I think this will be a hard book to sell because it’s not an intriguing cover unfortunately. I am mixed, it could be good but it could be bad. We will have to see.

Tricky Twenty Two (A Stephanie Plum Novel)  by Janet Evankovitch

Category: Adult Mystery

Synopsis: Stephanie Plum might not be the world’s greatest bounty hunter, but she knows when she’s being played. Ken Globovic (aka Gobbles), hailed as the Supreme Exalted Zookeeper of the animal house known as Zeta fraternity, has been arrested for beating up the dean of students at Kiltman College. Gobbles has missed his court date and gone into hiding. People have seen him on campus, but no one will talk. Things just aren’t adding up, and Stephanie can’t shake the feeling that something funny is going on at the college—and it’s not just Zeta fraternity pranks.

Reaction: I will admit I have never read a Stephanie Plum novel but they sound amazing! Funny, mystery, real life scenarios. It’s a great mix I believe and this will be another hit for this writer. This is a much-loved series and I know people were excited for this book to being with. I don’t know if you can read them one-off but if not I suggest you start at the beginning and work your way down from there. I am sure if you love mystery you will love this series and this writer.

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There has not been much  coming out but I am sure it will pick up more closer to the Christmas season. These are sure some gems not to be missed. Until next week’s list. 

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 🙂

What’s New Tuesdays—Nov 3, 2015—

keep-calm-and-smell-all-the-new-booksHello everyone, and once again it is NEW TUESDAYS! The day when all things come out new and wonderful. It’s movies, music, but most importantly BOOKS! The great thing is because it’s getting so close to the holidays we are seeing more and more great books come out. It’s so EXCITING, I can hardly contain it!

So here is a list of some of the new and amazing titles that have come out.  I am sure to read them all at some point.

 

Bazarr of Bad Dreams by Stephen King

Category: Adult/Horror

Synopsis: There are thrilling connections between stories; themes of morality, the afterlife, guilt, what we would do differently if we could see into the future or correct the mistakes of the past. “Afterlife” is about a man who died of colon cancer and keeps reliving the same life, repeating his mistakes over and over again. Several stories feature characters at the end of life, revisiting their crimes and misdemeanors. Other stories address what happens when someone discovers that he has supernatural powers—the columnist who kills people by writing their obituaries in “Obits;” the old judge in “The Dune” who, as a boy, canoed to a deserted island and saw names written in the sand, the names of people who then died in freak accidents.  A collection of short stories both fans and soon to be fans I am sure will be thrilled with.

Reaction: This is going to be fun I think. The cover is beautiful and will draw people in automatically. Plus with short stories, these appeal to some of us busier people in life. It’s one you can pick up and put down and it won’t matter.

 

Quinn by Dan Robson

Category: Sports/Biography

Synopsis:  Passing away in November 2014 the tough guys sobbed, networks carried montages of Quinn’s’ rugged hits, his steely eyed glare, and his famous victories. Quinn made a few enemies over the years, but there was no one who didn’t respect the tough working-class kid who had fought his way to the very top of the hockey world.  He had butted heads with superstars, with management, and with the league itself. And he had also succeeded at every level, finishing his career as the captain of an NHL team, then quickly emerged as one of the best coaches in the league.  Told by bestselling author Dan Robson, and supported by the Quinn family and network of friends.

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Reaction: I dont’ know a lot about sports or of these characters that are involved in them but this book intrigues me. Even I have heard about this guy and how he was in both the league and in real life. I would love to learn more about him and how he became who he became. I also really like the fact that his book is endorsed by his family and friends, so you know it’s authentic to the real man. I hope it’s a proper tribute.

 

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Old School by Jeff Kinney

Category: 9/12

Synopsis: This is the 10th book in the series. Life was better in the old days. Or was it? That’s the question Greg Heffley is asking as his town voluntarily unplug and goes electronics-free. But modern life has its conveniences, and Greg isn’t cut out for an old-fashioned world. With tension building inside and outside the Heffley home, will Greg find a way to survive? Or is going “old school” just too hard for a kid like Greg?

Reaction: If you are a fan of this series or you kids are you have already come and picked up this book. It is one of the most anticipated books to come out this fall for children. HUGE popular series and as I am sure everyone has known these books have already been made in to movies. They are funny and have pictures and great story lines. I have yet to read them but before they hit numbers #11 or #12 I better get on that!

Hotel Ruby by Suzanne Young

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Snyopsis: When Audrey Casella arrives for an unplanned stay at the grand Hotel Ruby, she’s grateful for the detour. Just months after their mother’s death, Audrey and her brother, Daniel, are on their way to live with their grandmother, dumped on the doorstep of a DNA-matched stranger because their father is drowning in his grief. Audrey and her family only plan to stay the night, but life in the Ruby can be intoxicating, extending their stay as it provides endless distractions—including handsome guest Elias Lange, who sends Audrey’s pulse racing. However, the hotel proves to be as strange as it is beautiful. The more Audrey learns about the new people she’s met, the more her curiosity grows.

Reaction: I had received this as an Advanced Reading Copy but have yet to read it…why I don’t know but it’s the truth. Despite the clear romance that is going to happen this book sounds really good and it comes on the heels of the new American Horror Story based in a hotel. Although I believe that both are completely different takes on it. This sounds like it will be a hit for teen fans as well as going with the current teen trend of thriller/scary.

 

The Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende   Isabel%20Allende%20Photo%20and%20Book%2005032015

Category: Adult Fiction

Synopsis: In 1939, as Poland falls under the shadow of the Nazis, young Alma Belasco’s parents send her away to live in safety with an aunt and uncle in their opulent mansion in San Francisco. There, as the rest of the world goes to war, she encounters Ichimei Fukuda, the quiet and gentle son of the family’s Japanese gardener. Unnoticed by those around them, a tender love affair begins to blossom. Following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, the two are cruelly pulled apart as Ichimei and his family—like thousands of other Japanese Americans—are declared enemies and forcibly relocated to internment camps run by the United States government. Throughout their lifetimes, Alma and Ichimei reunite again and again, but theirs is a love that they are forever forced to hide from the world.

Reaction: I am not sure what to think about this one. It could be good but it could also be not so good. The concept is different, you usually don’t this kind of love story set against a war background. It also talks about what happens when she is older and in a nursing home. I will defiantly read it to find out if it is good or not and keep you all posted. This will defiantly appeal to the historical fiction lover.

 

LAST BUT NOT LEAST…

Ninja Baby by David Zeltser

Category: 3-5 Age Group

Synopsis: From the day she was born, Nina was a ninja baby. She obliterated her applesauce. She concealed herself at bath time. And she was training herself in advanced infiltration (of movie night). Nina wants to do everything by herself, until the day her parents bring home a Kung Fu Master (a baby brother).

Reaction: I LOVE everything this is about. It sounds so beautiful and cute and I am super excited to read about it. All about being involved in your family and not doing everything on your own. Although there is much to be said for being independent too. I also love ninja’s. Everyone does! Great read for the kids.

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I hope you have enjoyed this preview. Stay tuned next week for what is new in the big wide world of books.