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I made a little pit stop this week to my favorite local bookstore and came away with these little gems. I've heard about Ender's Game all over the place and although it's a little younger than I usually read, I thought I'd check it out.
I've been wanting the Ghostgirl series on my shelf ever since I first laid eyes on the beautiful covers. Finally, I have the first one!
The Fiery Cross is one of the books from the Outlander series missing from my personal library, so it looks like it's time for an Outlander marathon!
I was anxious to grab The Reckoning because I've been loving this series on Audible. I heard about Stealing Mona Lisa last year and I think it will shake up my normal reading list.
ARC's (via NetGalley):
I noticed Alif the Unseen on Shelf Awareness and it intrigued me. "With shades of Neal Stephenson, Neil Gaiman, Philip Pullman, and The Thousand and One Nights, Alif the Unseen is a tour de force debut--a sophisticated melting pot of ideas, philosophy, religion, technology and spirituality smuggled inside an irresistible page-turner." (from Goodreads.)
The incredible China Mieville is coming out with a novel accessible to younger readers with Railsea, inspired by the classic, Moby Dick. I can't wait to see what he does with it.
The Absolutist (about two Privates struggling in the aftermath of World War I) sounds interesting and will be a nice change from zombies, ghosts and vampires, oh my!
Free Fridays Selection for Nook:
If you are a Nook owner, you might already now that B&N offers a free book every Friday. The book of the week is offered for free for an entire week. So, it's not to late to grab your own copy! If you need more info here's a link: Free Fridays for Nook.
This week: Dead Politician Society by Robin Spano
The Scoop (from Goodreads):
When the mayor keels over dead in the middle of a speech, a clandestine student society immediately takes credit for his demise. Their mission is to create a perfect political system by any means at their disposal. Clare Vengel, a rookie officer fresh from the police academy and beyond bored with her routine as a beat cop, volunteers to go undercover as a student to infiltrate the secretive organization.
A streetwise amateur mechanic, Clare takes a dim view of book smarts—she is of the opinion that higher education is for people who can't handle the real world. In short order, she alienates a popular professor and begins to lose the respect of her police superiors. Soon, another politician is killed, and Clare steps up her clandestine involvement with the suspect students. When two more politicians die, the race begins to apprehend the culprits before her own duplicity can be revealed.
That's it for this week, peeps! I can't wait to peek at what was in your mailboxes this week! Be sure to stop by The Story Siren to see more buzzed about books and share a few of your own!