Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Laydown Lowdown

I'm back!!  I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season.  2013 is officially here and there are lots of new releases available today to help your 2013 reading challenges soar.

First up in Young Adult comes a long-awaited sequel that I didn't even know I was waiting for.  I thought Caroline B. Cooney tied up all the loose ends in her "milk carton" saga after we last saw Janie Johnson aka Jennie Spring in "What Janie Found." However Janie's kidnapper isn't about to rest easily now that Janie is finally content and she has surfaced to wreck havoc on the college freshman's life in what is reportedly the final installment in the saga, "Janie Face to Face."

Other new releases in YA today include: "Shadowlands," Kate Brian, "Doomed," by Tracy Deebs, " Just One Day," by Gayle Forman, and "Paper Valentine," by Brenna Yovanoff. 

If you're expecting a lot of paper valentines this year or just like fantasizing about them, pop on over to the Romance section and check out "Dream Eyes," by Tessa Dare, and "The Husband List," by Janet Evanovich and Dorien Kelly.  The e-serial "Three Weddings and a Murder," by Tessa Dare is available in print today as "The Scandalous, Dissolute, No Good, Mr. Wright."

Sci-Fi/Fantasy fans will be delighted to finally see "A Memory of Light," the fourteenth and final installment in Robert Jordan's "Wheel of Time," series available today. Brandon Sanderson has once again stepped in to finalize the late Jordan's work.  "Myth-Fortunes," by Phil Foglio and "Impulse," by Steven Gould are also available today. 

Over in Mystery Sue Grafton commemorates over 30 years of her detective series featuring heroine Kinsey Millhone with "Kinsey & Me," which features short stories of the famous sleuth as well as autobiograpical pieces by Grafton. Other titles available today inclue  "Footprints in the Sand," by Mary Jane Clark, "Hasty Death," by M.C Beaton, and "Watching the Dark," by Peter Robinson. 

What books will make your 2013 to read list?  Remember to support your local bookstores whenever possible.  Happy Reading!

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