Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Laydown Lowdown

It's finally here, "Fallen In Love," the latest book in Lauren Kate's "Fallen" series is released today !  While this is a collection of short stories to tide fans over until the conclusion of the series with "Rapture," in June; I can't wait to get my hands on it.  Consider it Fallen 3.5?

Other new releases in YA include the fourth book in the Mystyx series, "Mesmerize," by Artist Arthur, the sequel to "Angel Burn," "Angel Fire," by L.A.Weatherly, and "Everneath," by Brodi Ashton.

It's a mystery to me why there aren't more releases in Mystery this week but Robert Crais fans will be eager to flip through the pages of "Taken," today.  This fifteenth Elvis Cole thriller revolves around the dark world of human trafficking. 

Readers looking for lighter fare may enjoy the historical romance, "A Lady Never Surrenders," by Sabrina Jeffries. Readers looking for a mix of mystery and romance may enjoy the new romantic thrillers, "Edge of Midnight,"  the third in the "Chasing Evil," trilogy by Leslie Tenter or  "Darker After Midnight, the tenth "Midnight Breed" novel by Lara Adrian.

If you're looking for the antithesis to all of these books, Sophie Littlefield's "Horizon," the third book in the "Aftertime" series about a zombie apocalypse may be for you.   Other new releases in fiction include "A Grown Up Kind of Pretty," by Joshilyn Jackson and "The Flight of Gemma Hardy," by Margot Livesey. 

New author Erin Duffy makes her debut today with, "Bond Girl."  This title really intrigued me.  However, this novel has nothing to do with Xenia Onatopp, Pussy Galore or any girl James Bond was ever with.  It's about a woman who s determined to make it at a Wall Street brokerage firm.  Can you tell I'm anxious for the new James Bond film in November?!

Finally, new releases in Non-Fiction include the biographies/memoirs: "Blood, Bone, and Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef," by Gabrielle Hamilton; "All In: The Education of General David Petraeus," by Paula Broadwell, and "How I Killed Pluto and Why He Had It Coming," by Mike Brown.  Yes, Mike Brown really is the astronomer whose discovery led to changing of the planetary system as we learned it in grade school!

Happy Reading Everyone !  As always, remember to support your local bookstores whenever possible.  Just because our blog is online doesn't mean your shopping has to be.  Put those booksellers to work and have a great week.


Rebecca T. said...

hahaha! How I Killed Pluto. That title is amazing. Even if I will cling to my belief of Pluto as a planet FOREVER :)

Jenn N. said...

I still believe Pluto is a planet too. And LOL do you remember that educational music CD we had with the song about the planets?

Unknown said...

I love these laydown posts :)

And I've heard of the Pluto book and want to read it. :D