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