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“A collection of scary short stories by R.L. Stine, each one introduced by the master of horror himself.

From R.L. Stine, the master of horror for young readers, comes ten new stories that are sure to leave you shivering. A boy who hates bugs starts to see them everywhere. A basketball player’s skin starts to almost drip off his hands—but no one else can see it. Three friends find a hole in the ground that just gets bigger, and bigger, and bigger . . . And each story is introduced by Stine himself, providing a personal touch sure to delight fans.

Laced with Stine’s signature humor and a hefty dose of nightmarish fun, Stinetinglers is perfect for fans of Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark and Stine’s own Goosebumps books. These chilling tales prove that Stine’s epic legacy in the horror genre is justly earned. Dive in, and beware: you might be sleeping with the lights on tonight!”

New Releases – November 16, 2021

Aimee here with the latest new releases coming to The Haunted Book Shop this week! We always have books we’re excited about, but this week features a couple staff highlights as well as some signed copies!

Romance

Olivia Dade is back with her latest All the Feels! Alexander Woodroe is known for his charm, good looks, and starpower as Cupid on the hit show God of the Gates. But when a bar fight lands him in hot water and he becomes tabloid fodder, it’s decided he needs some sort of minder. Enter Lauren Clegg, the former ER therapist hired to keep Alex in line. Check out what happens next in a book HBS’ own Angela called, “Another grand slam for Olivia Dade who continues to do a wonderful job of combining a fun, entertaining story with all the feels.”

An Heiress’s Guide to Deception and Desire is the latest from Manda Collins following A Lady’s Guide to Mischief and Mayhem! It’s 1867 in England and Miss Caroline Hargrove, one half of the duo behind England’s most infamous crime column, faces a crisis. Her dear friend has been kidnapped and to solve the mystery, Caro must team up with Lord Valentine Thorn, the man who broke her heart. What will happen as they get closer to finding the culprit? Guess you’ll have to pick up a copy (perhaps a signed one? We have some in the shop!) and find out!

In The Hookup Dilemma by Constance Gillam, Rashida, an aspiring restauranteur, thinks she has found the perfect space for her restaurant. But the steep asking price might be too much to overcome. That is, until a chance encounter with Elliott, the heir to an architecture empire. Elliott could be the perfect partner for Rashida’s restaurant, and the investment could be what Elliott needs to turn his father’s business around. But when others from their respective pasts find out about the building, it could send the arrangement, and a potential romance, into a freefall.

Science Fiction

Even Greater Mistakes: Stories is a collection of short fiction from bestselling author Charlie Jane Anders. There’s the woman who can see all the possible branching futures is dating the man who can see the one and only foreordained future, and a wildly popular slapstick filmmaker is drawn, against his better judgment, into working with a fascist militia, against a background of social collapse, among other fascinating stories featuring intriguing characters. The stories collected here upend genre cliches, revitalize classic tropes and provide biting social commentary through humor and heightened realism.

Noor by Nnedi Okorafor takes place in a postapocalyptic Africa. Anwuli Okwudili prefers to be called AO. To her, these initials have always stood for Artificial Organism. Born with physical deformities, AO faced more physical challenges following a car accident. Yet instead of viewing her strange body the way the world views it, as freakish, unnatural, even the work of the devil, AO embraces all that she is: A woman with a ton of major and necessary body augmentations. When a trip to the market goes wrong, AO finds herself on the run with DNA, a Fulani herdsman, as they race against time across the desert. In a world where all things are streamed, everyone is watching the “reckoning of the murderess and the terrorist” and the “saga of the wicked woman and mad man” unfold. 

Thriller

Termination Shock is a technothriller from bestselling author Neal Stephenson that tackles climate change and the man-made forces that shape our present and future. One man has a Big Idea for reversing global warming, a master plan perhaps best described as “elemental.” But will it work? And just as important, what are the consequences for the planet and all of humanity should it be applied? Pick up a copy and find out – maybe even one of the signed copies we have in stock!

Young Adult

The Nobleman’s Guide to Scandal and Shipwrecks is the conclusion to Mackenzi Lee’s Montague Siblings trilogy! Adrian Montague has a bright future ahead, not to mention he is the sole heir to his father’s vast estate. But he also secretly suffers from debilitating anxiety, and the strain of trying to keep that hidden threatens to thwart his future. In the wake of his mother’s unexpected death, Adrian is also concerned people will find out that he has the mental illness she struggled with for years. When a newly found keepsake of hers—a piece of a broken spyglass—comes into Adrian’s possession, he’s thrust into the past and finds himself face to face Monty and Felicity, siblings he never knew he had. Come along as they try to unravel family secrets and mysteries.

Kids

One of your favorite superheroes is back with a new collection of stories perfect for younger fans! Marvel-Verse: Spider-Man features enjoy a modern spin on Spidey’s classic origin tale of power and responsibility, as a spider bite transforms the life of unpopular teen Peter Parker — for better and worse! Other stories find Spider-Man trying to save Aunt May and fighting villains like Doc Ock, Kraven the Hunter, Mysterio, and more from the Sinister Six!

Nature’s Treasures by Ben Hoare features over 100 objects from the natural world and tells the stories behind them! Learn how huge whales eat tiny animals from looking at their bristly teeth, why butterflies shine and glitter in the sunlight from seeing their minute wing scales, how plants transport water and food around from examining a delicate leaf skeleton, and what makes every snowflake unique from admiring their miniature, branching crystals of ice. And that is just four of the stories in this gorgeous collection! A perfect gift for the curious, outdoor-loving child!

Photography

Dogs on the Trail: A Year in the Life is a photographic account of professional mushers Blair Braverman’s and Quince Mountain’s sled dog team! With gorgeous photos from Braverman’s Twitter feed, follow along from the beginning of fall to training on dry land and snow, camping and racing, the spring muddy season, and summer puppies! The book ends on a beginning, in anticipation of the adventurous lives that the new pups have in store.

Entertainment

Everything I Need to Know I Learned from Betty White: 100 Years of Wisdom from the First Lady of Television celebrates America’s sweetheart Betty White ahead of her 100th birthday in January 2022! In a television career spanning more than 80 years, Betty experienced the highs and lows of the industry with her signature wit and kindness. This book helps readers address their own real-life challenges by examining how Betty would have done so with kindness, forthrightness, and good humor.

As a HUGE fan of The Office, I have been SO EXCITED for Welcome to Dunder Mifflin: The Ultimate Oral History of The Office! Brian Baumgartner (aka Kevin) conducted a series of interviews for his podcast The Oral History of The Office. Those interviews with the cast and crew were compiled into this book with never-before-seen photos that tell the behind-the-scenes stories of this classic sitcom. Relive your favorite moments, maybe with a Pretzel Day pretzel or some of Kevin’s famous chili. This is the perfect gift for Office fans!

Social Sciences

Ever wanted to learn more about a subject like, say, anthropology, but became overwhelmed by the number of materials out there? Enter the latest in the Degree in a Book series, Anthropology: Everything You Need to Know to Master the Subject – in One Book! Dive deep into the study of human culture and societies with this book perfect for students and newcomers alike.

History

Check out this gorgeous hardback edition of the classic Japanese text The Book of Five Rings by Miyamoto Musashi! The undefeated swordsman Musashi wrote five scrolls describing the “true principles” required for victory in the martial arts and on the battlefield. This edition features gold embossing and gilded page edges

Another classic text now available in this gorgeous hardback edition, The Way of the Samurai by Inazo Nitobe reveals the greater depths found in samurai culture; they were not simply warriors but an aristocratic class who practiced literary and military arts in equal measure. This edition features gold embossing and gilded page edges as well.

Food & Drink

Taste Makers: Seven Immigrant Women Who Revolutionized Food in America by Mayukh Sen traces America’s culinary history through the lives of seven immigrant chefs and food writers. This group biography stretches from World War II to the present, tracing the stories of women like Mexican-born Elena Zelayeta, a blind chef; Marcella Hazan, the deity of Italian cuisine; and Norma Shirley, a champion of Jamaican dishes, in vivid and empathetic detail. Taste Makers will challenge the way readers look at what’s on their plate—and the women whose labor, overlooked for so long, makes those meals possible

Body, Mind, & Spirit

The Wild Unknown Pocket Tarot Deck and Guidebook takes Kim Krans’ bestselling deck and puts it into a pocket-sized tin for easy portability. Featuring the same hand-drawn imagery in Krans’ iconic, mystical style, this will introduce a new audience to the magic of the tarot and is a keepsake collectible sure to delight Krans’ longtime fans. 

Visit our website for information on these titles and more! And don’t forget – if we don’t have a book in stock we are more than happy to order it for you, or you can visit our Bookshop page!

We hope to see you soon!

New Releases – November 9, 2021

Aimee here with another great week of new releases gracing the shelves of The Haunted Book Shop!

Young Adult

Fantasy

Every generation at the coming of the Blood Moon, seven families each name a champion to compete in a secret tournament to the death. Co-written by Amanda Foody and Christine Lynn Herman, All of Us Villains follows four of those chosen to compete for exclusive control of a secret wellspring of high magick long thought depleted. A recent tell-all book about the competition brings a new level of attention to the fight – and the competitors gain insight into one another previous competitors never had. In her review, HBS’s Candace said “the twists and turns…will have you flipping pages faster than a class ten curse.”

Stormbreak is the conclusion of author Natalie C. Parker’s Seafire Trilogy. Caledonia Styx is ready to risk everything to finally defeat Lir, the man who destroyed her family. But Lir is stronger than ever after taking control of warlord Aric Athair’s army, making the seas more dangerous than ever. To meet these challenges, Caledonia must form an unlikely (and unsteady) alliance with someone who hates Lir almost as much as Caledonia. How will the final battle play out? Pick up the book and find out!

Action & Adventure

Ramey, I. is the victim of a bet gone wrong in Roxy by Neal Shusterman and Jarrod Shusterman. The seductive and lethal Roxy (Oxycontin) and the smart, high-achieving Addison (Adderall) decide to see who can bring their mark to “the Party” first. But there are two I. Rameys – soccer player Isaac thrown into Roxy’s orbit thanks to an injury, and his older sister Ivy, whose increasing frustration with her untreated ADHD leads her to renew her acquaintance with Addy. See how this battle plays out in this twisty new thriller.

Kids

Like a lot of people in the days of pandemic lockdown, I binge-watched a lot of New Girl and laughed at actor Max Greenfield’s (aka Schmidt) Instagram videos showing the struggles of virtual learning. So I was really excited to hear about I Don’t Want to Read This Book written by Schmi-I mean, Max-and illustrated by Mike Lowery. Words, sentences, and even worse, paragraphs fill up books. Ugh! So what’s a reluctant reader to do? Enter this high-energy and hilarious picture book perfect for those kids (and adults) who think they don’t want to read books. Hashtag excitement!

Interrupting Chicken: Cookies for Breakfast is the latest book featuring David Ezra Stein’s little red chicken! When the little red chicken wakes up bright and early on a Saturday morning craving cookies for breakfast, she tries to persuade Papa by jarring him awake and inserting cookies – and herself! – into every nursery rhyme they read together. Will the early bird get the cookie? Read along and find out!

Comics & Graphic Novels

Available for the first time in paperback, The Dark Horse Book of Horror takes readers on a journey through the darkest corners of the horror genre with tales from Mike Mignola, Evan Dorkin, Jill Thompson, Gary Gianni, Robert E. Howard and more. Get ready to be scared out of your minds!

Dracula: Son of the Dragon by Mark Sable and Salgood Sam brings the original digital series Dracula: Son of the Dragon into this collection. Part historical fiction, part horror fantasy, this graphic novel is a blood-soaked epic of the real-life Vlad the Impaler’s transformation into the vampire Dracula. Fans new and old will be enthralled by the intriguing tale and graphic illustrations.

For those looking for a little more humor, Murder Book: A Graphic Memoir of a True Crime Obsession by Hilary Fitzgerald Campbell might just be the answer! This humorous graphic investigation into the author and New Yorker cartoonist’s obsession with true crime attempts to answer the question, Why is it so much fun to read about death and dismemberment? Campbell brings humor and thoughtful personal touch to this blend of memoir, cultural criticism, and true crime with a focus on the often-overlooked victims of notorious killers.

Literary Fiction

Now available in paperback, A Thousand Ships by Natalie Haynes puts the women, girls, and goddesses at the forefront of the Trojan War story. From the Trojan women whose fates now lie in the hands of the Greeks to the Amazon princess who fought Achilles on their behalf, from Penelope awaiting the return of Odysseus to the three goddesses whose feud started it all, Haynes weaves together these women’s stories of life, love, and rivalries in the shadows of history’s most infamous war.

Fantasy

Everything is perfect in Catherynne M. Valente’s Comfort Me with Apples…or is it? Sophia has the perfect husband and perfect home in Arcadia Gardens. But sometimes Sophia wonders about dark, strange things. The look on her husband’s face after a long business trip and unanswered questions. The locked basement she isn’t allowed to enter. Neighbors who won’t meet her gaze when she asks questions. But everything is perfect, right? Find out in this twisty fantasy thriller!

Get ready for the upcoming Amazon series with this stunning hardcover repackage of The World of Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time! Packed with gorgeous full-color art, legends, and stories from the iconic series, the maps of the world, portraits of central characters, landscapes, objects of power, and more, devoted fans and newcomers alike will enjoy this engaging series companion!

Thriller

Lisa Stone’s The Cottage follows Jan Hamlin, a woman looking for a new start after losing her job and her boyfriend. She jumps at the chance to rent a secluded cottage on the edge of Coleshaw Woods. But the fresh start takes a terrifying turn when Jan starts hearing strange voices at night and taps at her windows. Something is outside and will not go away but Jan is determined to stay. But the nightmare is just beginning. How will Jan fare in this twisting thriller? Pick up a copy and find out!

Biography

Scientist: E.O. Wilson: A Life in Nature is Richard Rhodes’ masterful, timely, and fully-authorized biography of the highly influential Alabama-born biologist and naturalist E.O. Wilson. Fascinated from an early age by the natural world in general and ants in particular, his fieldwork on them and on all social insects has vastly expanded our knowledge of their many species and fascinating ways of being. Thanks to Rhodes’ complete and unfettered access to Wilson, his associates, and his papers, this biography captures the man and the science behind some of the most influential, crucial scientific endeavors.

Body, Mind, & Spirit

First published in 1923 and translated into over 40 languages, The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran is a beloved and timeless spiritual classic. A prophet named Almustafa shares his wisdom over the course of eight essays, where he touches on the deepest profundities of life—pain and loss, friendship and love, joy and sorrow. This new, pocket-sized edition of features the text and illustrations of Gibran’s original edition, just in a more compact size.

Visit our website for information on these titles and more! And don’t forget – if we don’t have a book in stock we are more than happy to order it for you, or you can visit our Bookshop page!

We hope to see you soon!

New Releases – November 2, 2021

New month, new releases! Let’s see what is coming to the shelves of The Haunted Book Shop this week!

Poetry

Dearly: New Poems is Margaret Atwood’s first poetry collection in over a decade. While most associate Atwood with her fiction writing, with novels like The Handmaid’s Tale and The Testaments, among others, she is also an accomplished poet. This wide-ranging collection addresses themes of love, loss, the passage of time, the nature of nature, and – zombies. Atwood fans will enjoy this introspective, observant collection

Mystery/Thriller

Now available in paperback, Tana French’s bestseller The Searcher follows Cal Hooper, a newly divorced and retired Chicago police officer looking to “build a new life in a pretty spot with a good pub where nothing much happens.” But when a kid looking for his missing brother enlists Cal in the investigation, Cal uncovers dark shadows hiding in the town and learns that even small towns can hide dangerous secrets.

Another bestseller now available in paperback, The Wife Upstairs by Rachel Hawkins is a southern Gothic twist on the classic novel Jane Eyre. Newly arrived in Birmingham, Alabama, Jane is a broke dog-walker with a past working in the ritzy Thornfield Estates gated community. The recently widowed Edward is Thornfield’s most mysterious resident. As the two meet and begin to fall for each other, Jane finds herself haunted by the legend of Bea, Edward’s wife who drowned in a boating accident. Can Jane win Edward’s heart before their respective pasts catch up with them?

Fantasy

The God of Lost Words is the latest in A.J. Hackwith’s Novels from Hell’s Library series. Every book that isn’t finished resides in the Library of the Unwritten in Hell and it is up to the Librarian and her crew to protect it. In this installment, former librarian and Hero, Claire, must team up with Rami, the angel, and muse-turned-librarian Brevity to protect the unwritten wing and stave off the insidious reach of Hell’s most bloodthirsty generals, the evil Malphas. The group faces perilous odds – succeed and rewrite the nature of the library or lose and face obliteration.

Described as “Red White and Royal Blue meets Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell, debut author Freya Marske’s A Marvelous Light takes place in an Edwardian England full of magic, contracts, and conspiracies. Robin Blythe already has enough on his plate when an administrative error sees him named the civil service liaison to a hidden magical society. The position sees Robin struggling with the beauty and danger of magic, a deadly curse, and alarming visions of the future, all alongside Edwin, his cold and prickly counterpart who clearly wishes he didn’t have to deal with Robin. Thrown together and facing unexpected dangers, Robin and Edwin discover a plot that threatens every magician in the British Isles—and a secret that more than one person has already died to keep.

Romance

A Certain Appeal by Vanessa King is a contemporary retelling of Jane Austen’s classic Pride and Prejudice. With her interior design career derailed, Liz Bennet found a new start in New York City as an executive assistant by day and a stage kitten by night, dancing at Meryton, one of the city’s top burlesque venues. Sparks fly when she catches the eye of Will Darcy at the club – sparks that quickly fade when she overhears him call her “merely tolerable.” Bennet hopes to write him off, but when their respective best friends fall for each other, she and Will find themselves together again and again. On top of that, when a charming newcomer arrives on the scene with accusations against Darcy, and a sudden development leaves Meryton’s fate in jeopardy. Who will Bennet trust to save her dreams and her found family?

Horror

The perfect gift for the horror lover in your life, The Necronomicon 5 Volume Box Set features more than 70 short stories from the masters of cosmic horror, including H.P. Lovecraft, Robert E. Howard, Arthur Machen, and more. With graphic cover designs, this gorgeous set is sure to scare and delight diehard horror readers!

Kids

Aaron Slater, Illustrator is the latest in The Questioneers series by Andrea Beaty and David Roberts! Aaron Slater loves listening to stories and wants to write his own one day. But Aaron struggles when it comes to reading, with the letters just looking like squiggles. When his teacher asks each child in the class to write a story, Aaron can’t get a single word down, and he is sure his dream of being a storyteller is out of reach. But when Aaron finds his inspiration, he learns he is able to write a story that is uniquely his. Written in dyslexia-friendly font, readers will find in Aaron the story of a boy with dyslexia who discovers that his learning disability may inform who he is, but it does not define him.

Dinosaurs and Other Prehistoric Life is a collection of amazing dinosaurs, plants, and other prehistoric life that will wow readers of all ages. Showcasing more than 90 remarkable fossils, such as a fearsome Tyrannosaurus skull, delicate fern leaf, and perfectly preserved woolly mammoth, the gorgeous illustrations and storybook descriptions of the myths and legends surrounding these creatures will both inform and captivate readers.

Manu: A Graphic Novel by Kelly Fernández is a funny and heartwarming tale about friendship, defying expectations, and finding your place. Manu and her best friend Josefina live at a magical school for girls. Manu is always getting into trouble and one day when a prank goes wrong, Josefina gets angry and wishes Manu’s magic would go away – and it does. Manu tries a dangerous spell to restore it but now her magic is too powerful to control. How will Manu and Josefina cope? Read along and find out!

Our Table by Peter H. Reynolds is a story about love, tradition, and connection. Violet longs for the time when her family was more connected to one another, a time before life, technology, and other distractions got in the way. They used to gather at the table, sharing food, love, and memories, reveling in each others’ stories. With no one to gather around it, the table grows smaller and smaller. Can Violet bring her family back together around the table?

Since its first publication in 1922, The Velveteen Rabbit, Margery Williams’s much-loved, timeless tale of a toy rabbit’s fervent wish to become real has captured the hearts of millions of adults and children alike. This heritage edition of The Velveteen Rabbit features the original cover art and illustrations by William Nicholson.

Wednesday – The Forest of Secrets is the third book in Ralph Lazar’s Total Mayhem series. Dash Candoo is used to strange, mysterious things happening at school. But what has been happing recently is more strange and mysterious than usual. He really starts to wonder when weird tire marks and strange sounds start coming from Moremi Forest, next to Swedhump Elementary. When Dash and his friend Rob investigate, they can’t work out what is going on – but they know they’re being watched. Soon the eerieness finds its way into the elementary school halls. What is causing all this? Dash and Rob will try to find out!

Young Adult

Fantasy

Described as “Children of Blood and Bone meets The Little Mermaid,” Skin of the Sea is the debut novel by Natasha Bowen. Simi serves the gods as Mami Wata—a mermaid—collecting the souls of those who die at sea and blessing their journeys back home. But when she breaks a crucial rule – saving the life of a boy thrown overboard – Simi must journey to the Supreme Creator to make amends and protect the other Mami Wata. But the boy seems to know more than he should and something mysterious is shadowing Simi, something that wants to see her fail. With danger lurking around every turn, Simi risks the fate of all the Mami Wata and her world.

Horror

In this eleventh volume, Five Nights at Freddy’s creator Scott Cawthon spins three sinister novella-length stories from different corners of his series’ canon. Prankster includes terrifying tales featuring Jeremiah, Joel, and Aimee as they stand up for themselves and face terrible consequences. Readers beware: This collection of terrifying tales is enough to unsettle even the most hardened Five Nights at Freddy’s fans.

Graphic Novels

The Greek tale of Hades and Persephone gets a romantic modern update in Rachel Smythe’s Lore Olympus: Volume 1. Featuring scandalous gossip, wild parties, and forbidden love, follow the propulsive, classic love story, told through lavish illustrations and contemporary sensibilities. This edition also includes a brand-new, exclusive short story!

Food & Drink

Bring the literary world to your kitchen with Once Upon a Kitchen: 101 Magical Recipes by Leslie Bilderback! Featuring recipes inspired by Tolkien, Star Wars, fairy tales, and more, readers and chefs will enjoy making delicious treats like Mrs. Potts’s Tea Poached Salmon and Jedi Ration Bars to share with friends and family.

Mind & Body

The Tarot of Curious Creatures is an eccentric and playful deck of magical guides. With their illuminating conversations and grounded wisdom, the curious and quirky characters in this 78 (+1) card deck and accompanying guidebook are a strangely familiar twist on the traditional tarot.

Visit our website for information on these titles and more! And don’t forget – if we don’t have a book in stock we are more than happy to order it for you, or you can visit our Bookshop page!

We hope to see you soon!

New Releases – October 26, 2021

It’s the last Tuesday of the month and we’re sending October off with some great books at The Haunted Book Shop!

Kids

We know a lot of Wimpy Kid fans will be excited about this! Jeff Kinney is back with Diary of a Wimpy Kid #16: Big Shot! After a disastrous performance at field day, Greg decides it’s time to retire from sports. But when his mom convinces him to try out for basketball, Greg finds himself with a spot on the worst team. Will they even win a game? Will Greg make a shot?

Bestselling author Rick Riordan brings readers on an adventure in Daughter of the Deep, his modern take on Jules Verne’s 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. When high school freshman Ana and her classmates witness a terrible accident on their way to their big trial at sea, Ana has no idea that they found their way into fighting a war with a rival school that threatens to turn them into fish food. Riordan fans will enjoy this tale full of adventure, intrigue, and a little humor.

Dinosaur Ultimate Handbook is THE guide for the dinosaur-loving curious kid in your life! Containing a complete list of all dinosaur species found to date, this guide includes statistics, illustrations, information on habitats and diet, and comparison charts to help determine your Stegosaurus from your Spinosaurus, Jurassic from Triassic, and carnivores from herbivores!

“While kids write notes to Santa Claus, Sharks line up for Santa Jaws. They tell him all their Christmas wishes. Santa thinks they sound delicious!”

So begins Santa Jaws by Bridget Heos and Galia Bernstein! Santa Jaws celebrates Christmas under the sea, delivering presents and spreading cheer to all his fellow sharks. Kids will enjoy this new twist on classic holiday traditions!

Horror

I know we just talked about a Christmas book but it IS still Halloween season and we have some spooky stuff coming out this week, starting with Vampire Hunter D Omnibus: Book 1! It is 12,090 A.D. and the aristocratic vampire lords known as Nobles have inherited the world. The Nobles are hunted by the one who is half them—a dhampir, the unearthly beautiful wanderer known as D. This collection brings together the first three volumes in author Hideyuki Kikuchi’s adventure horror series: Vampire Hunter DRaiser of Gales, and Demon Deathchase. Illustrated by Final Fantasy artist Yoshitaka Amano, this book will bring you into the story from the beginning!

Travel

Atlas of Dark Destinations by Peter Hohenhaus is perfect for those travel enthusiasts who like to add a little fright to their adventures! Hohenhaus visited and photographed all 300 places featured in the book and brings his knowledge and expertise to every page. From nuclear bunkers to eerie catacombs and more, those interested in dark tourism will be packing up the suitcase and setting off on their next eerie adventure soon after reading this book!

Fun & Games

If you want something a little calmer to do this Halloween, maybe staying home with this World of Dracula Puzzle is for you! This 1000 piece puzzle features gorgeous illustrations by Adam Simpson of all your favorite characters and key scenes from the story. Put a Dracula audiobook on your headphones and eat your Halloween candy as you put the pieces of this puzzle together!

Fantasy

Rhythm of War is the latest book in bestselling author Brandon Sanderson’s The Stormlight Archive Series! Book 4 picks up with Dalinar Kholin and his Knights Radiant having spent a year fighting a protracted, brutal war. With neither side gaining any advantage, new technological discoveries by Kholin’s scholars could change the face of the war. But the enemy may have other plans in the form of a bold and dangerous operation. That’s not all the action – the Windrunners are facing their own problems. As more and more deadly enemy Fused awaken to wage war, no more honorspren are willing to bond with humans to increase the number of Radiants.

Science Fiction

The Wandering Earth brings together ten of Cixin Liu’s short stories into this collection that together are a “blazingly original ode to planet Earth, its pasts, and its futures.” Liu’s stories take readers to the edge of the universe and to the end of time with characters who attempt to reason, navigate, and survive in an unknown, punishing world. This collection includes the title story, which is the basis for a movie now streaming on Netflix.

Mystery

Award-winning journalist Tamron Hall kicks off a thrilling new mystery series with As the Wicked Watch. Jordan Manning is a crime reporter who leaves her Texas hometown to take a job at a Chicago TV station. Known for being first on the scene, Jordan tries to do two things in her work – break the big stories and give voice to the voiceless. As she is trying to establish herself (and navigate a tumultuous personal life) Jordan finds herself covering the murders of two assaulted young girls. Suspecting the murders are connected, Jordan must unravel the disturbing mysteries surrounding the deaths, deemed the work of a serial killer terrorizing Chicago.

Humor

Need a break from the kiddos? Horizontal Parenting: How to Entertain Your Kid While Lying Down is the laugh-out-loud book from Michelle Woo that features” 50 hilarious and effective activities designed to entertain kids while you lie down.” With games like “What’s on my Butt? and “Railroad to Relaxation,” parents everywhere will get a laugh out of Woo’s ideas and Dasha Tolstikova’s hilarious illustrations. And who knows, maybe the kids will be entertained after all!

Mind & Body

Now available in paperback, Juliet Diaz’s Plant Witchery “initiates readers following the current witchy trends of herbal medicine and magic into a deeper, wilder connection with the ancient healing power of over 200 plants.” Readers will learn about the essential, magical, and medicinal properties of herbs, flowers, trees, and fruits along with rituals, spells, potions and more.

Visit our website for information on these titles and more! And don’t forget – if we don’t have a book in stock we are more than happy to order it for you, or you can visit our Bookshop page!

We hope to see you soon!

Candice Reviews A Spindle Splintered by Alix E. Harrow

Candice reporting in with a review of A Spindle Splintered by Alix E. Harrow which released Tuesday, October 05 2021

Cover of A Spindle SplinteredHarrow has been on my list of Want-to-Read authors for a bit so when I got my hands on this novella, I was super excited. It did not disappoint. I adore fairytale retellings and this was absolutely smart and wonderful and sad and thought-provoking and hopeful. It tied in all the different facets of the Sleeping Beauty stories and fairytale tropes, then turned them on their heads. Charm is just the best Best Friend, I love how Zin finds herself, and I’m so glad Sleeping Beauty finally gets her story. And that the “Evil Fairy” gets a chance to share her tragic origin story and be understood too.

Interested in a copy? You can order it on our website to ship, deliver (local only) or pick up in store

Angela Reviews Not Your Average Hot Guy by Gwenda Bond

Angela reporting in with a review of Not Your Average Hot Guy by Gwenda Bond which released this past Tuesday, October 05

Cover of  Not Your Average Hot GuyIf you love paranormals but also rom-coms, this one’s for you! A fun romp where the hero is none other than the son of the devil. Also a great cast of side characters.

Interested in a copy? You can order it on our website to ship, deliver (local only) or pick up in store

Candice Reviews Lakesedge by Lyndall Clipstone

Candice reporting in with a review of Lakesedge by Lyndall Clipstone which released on 2021-09-28

Cover of LakesedgeI loved everything about this lush & atmospheric Gothic novel! I thought all the different reveals were placed so cleverly that the pacing made it hard to put down, even when I wanted to slow down my reading so I could luxuriate in the gorgeous prose. I adored the nods to a secret walled garden, and I loved the romance and Violetta’s decision-making process. She never takes any option at face value and always seems to find another. Another way to twist and uncover more of the magic system and the Corruption. I thought the monster was very well written and could easily see what drew Violeta to Rowan. Cannot wait for book two!

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Angela Reviews When Sparks Fly by Helena Hunting

Angela reporting in with a review of When Sparks Fly by Helena Hunting which released on 2021-09-21

Cover of When Sparks FlyI’ve always been a fan of Helena Hunting and this didn’t disappoint. This is an enjoyable Friends to Lovers story with her trademark quirkiness

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Angela Reviews Well Matched by Jen DeLuca

Angela reporting in with a review of Well Matched by Jen DeLuca which released Tuesday, October 19 2021

Cover of  Well MatchedFans of the series will enjoy seeing Mitch’s story, but it also works as a standalone. Kilts, Ren Faire, and more!

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