Cress by Marissa Meyer
“The story I’ve been waiting for in The Lunar Chronicles, Rapunzel on the moon! I’ve been reading the advance reader, and Cress is already delivering. It looks like there’s going to be this big dust up between the Lunars at the ‘Earthens.’ This series is really taking off and it looks like Cress is going to be very vital to the whole thing. I’m so excited to finish it and then be here when she’s back in the store in a couple of weeks.”
Cartwheel by Jennifer duBois
“I’m about halfway through Cartwheel and it is dark, dark, dark. A great example of psychological suspense. I haven’t found a likeable character yet, but at the same time, I’m almost afraid that I’m going to start loving one of them. The book puts you in this dark corner from which you have to watch things play out and hope for the best.”
My Notorious Life by Kate Manning
“Incredible writing & storytelling. This is how historical fiction should be done. The main character is Irish growing up in the slums of New York in the 1890s and ends up becoming one of the most prominent female figures of the time, rising above everyone. It is SO GOOD. It’s been so long since I’ve read a book that I can’t find a single fault with.”
Dark Invasion: Germany’s Secret War & the Hunt For the First Terrorist Cell in America by Howard Blum
“Dark Invasion is about German Spies in America before the start of WWI, and I don’t even like stories about spies or WWI! I’ve never read anything by Blum before, but I picked this up and it reads like a thriller. It’s entirely fascinating and it doesn’t even read like a history book. The most interesting character is the head of the New York Bomb Squad whom Blum refers to as the first Head of Homeland Security and an unsung hero. It was his job to stop all these German spies from terrorizing America. I had no clue that the Germans had actually managed to set off a bomb inside the US Capitol building. If you pick up this book, you will enjoy it.” Dark Invasion will be on our shelves Tuesday, February 11.