What's New This Week: 7 Great Books Hitting Shelves Today

Posted by Hayley on October 4, 2016
Need another excuse to go to the bookstore this week? We've got seven! Bulk up your Want to Read shelf with these brand-new standalone titles.


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Ghostland: An American History in Haunted Places
by Colin Dickey

You should read this book if you like: Nonfiction, ghost stories, offbeat history, unsolved crimes, haunted places, spooky page-turners


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Fractured
by Catherine McKenzie

You should read this book if you like: Mystery, psychological thrillers, stalkers who always find you, tons of twists, suspicious neighbors



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Replica
by Lauren Oliver

You should read this book if you like: YA science fiction, clones, teens versus dystopian societies, potentially nefarious research facilities


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Rogue Heroes
by Ben Macintyre

You should read this book if you like: Nonfiction, World War II history, super secret fighting forces, game changers, wartime strategy and intrigue



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The Wangs vs. the World
by Jade Chang

You should read this book if you like: Literary fiction, outrageous road trips, families that put the "fun" in dysfunctional, the immigrant experience



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News of the World
by Paulette Jiles

You should read this book if you like: Historical fiction, the Civil War, moral complexities, dangerous journeys, the boundaries of family and honor


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Four Letter Word
by J. Daniels

You should read this book if you like: Contemporary romance, redemption and angst, phone calls that change everything, sassy heroines



BONUS: The wait is over—check out four of the buzziest sequels coming out today!

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The Trespasser
by Tana French

The sixth installment in the Dublin Murder Squad mystery series!
(Start off the series with In the Woods.)


The Hammer of Thor
by Rick Riordan

The second book in the Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard children's fantasy series!
(Start off the series with The Sword of Summer.)


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Beautiful
by Christina Lauren

The conclusion to the Beautiful Bastard romance series!
(Start off the series with Beautiful Bastard.)


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The Wall of Storms
by Ken Liu

The second book in The Dandelion Dynasty epic fantasy series!
(Start off the series with The Grace of Kings.)



What are you reading this week? Let's talk books in the comments!


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message 1: by Keiry (new)

Keiry Ko Rick Riordan <3.


message 2: by Raygina (new)

Raygina I just finished "Empire of Storms". I really like the series. It's almost hard to believe that the story I just finished started with the same characters as "Throne of Glass".


message 3: by Zombieslayer/Alienhunter {comatose with common sense} (last edited Oct 04, 2016 02:14PM) (new)

Zombieslayer/Alienhunter {comatose with common sense} Eh, nothing here for me this week. But once again i want to say i love this new feature on Goodreads!

Currently reading Cruel Winter (for Hallo-reads! :D) and The Two Towers (yeah, still...).


message 4: by Alice Woodland (new)

Alice Woodland (alicethroughthebookstore) I'm currently trying to get into The Last Star by Rick Yancey. I'm hoping to get it finished by the time I have the money for me to pick up Replica by Lauren Oliver and The Hammer of Thor by Rick Riordan, so that I can read those.


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Rua Ibrahim Raygina wrote: "I just finished "Empire of Storms". I really like the series. It's almost hard to believe that the story I just finished started with the same characters as "Throne of Glass"."

RIGGGHHHTTT???? There has been so much character development in this series. You should check out A Court of Thorns and Roses if you haven't already. Admittedly, the first book is meh, but the second book is fantastic. This was my review for A Court of Mist and Fury (a bit of spoilers ahead) :

YAAASSSSSSS! Now this is the level of writing I have come to expect from sarah j maas! I have been waiting so long for this series to capture my interest and it finally has with this magnificent book. Even though it pains me to admit this of one of Sarah’s books, the first book – A Court of Thorns and Roses – was extraordinarily dull. It was bland and predictable to the point of driving me to tears – except for the Under the Mountain part, of course.
But then this brilliant being came to life, a phoenix rising from the ashes of its predecessor to save it from the spiraling pit of despair tha,t unfortunately, Cassandra Clare’s work seems to be falling into. And yes, in all honesty, the whole Feyre and Rhys bond (relationship, whatever you want to call it) was still predictable, but by the Cauldron, it was exciting! The witty repartee and flirty, teasing banter were entertaining, to say the least. The world building was fantastic and oh my God the secondary characters were fleshed out to an exquisite degree; each had such a complex character with fascinating backgrounds that I was practically salivating to find out about. Maas, if you write a novella about any of them, I would gladly read it. The near constant action had me the edge of my seat, frequently yelling and shaking my fists in the air during the most intense bits. I have to say: I did not envision that showdown would turn out the way it did. And my mind. Is. Blown.
My only disgruntlement is about how freaking long it took for Feyre to snap into the badass I knew she could be. I get that what she went through - and had to do - was horrific; I am not heartless. But I hold her to a very high standard that is Aelin Ashryver Galathynius, who is a complete and utter BEAST. A warrior, a queen and a goddess. Props to Sarah J. Maas for writing such a powerful female heroine.

In short, this was the best YA fiction novel I have read this year and probably last year too (it beat out Queen of Shadows by far) and I eagerly look forward to the next installment. Bravo, Sarah J. Mass, bravo.


message 6: by Nancy (new)

Nancy Wonder Women by Sam Maggs launches today! I highly recommend this one! So many amazing and talented women to discover!


message 7: by Isabella (new)

Isabella Keiry wrote: "Rick Riordan <3."

Same. :)


message 8: by Maureen (new)

Maureen Tuesday's are the best days since it is the day of the week when new books are released. So happy to go to the mailbox today :)


message 9: by RipperHybrid17 (new)

RipperHybrid17 Reading 'Too Pretty To Die' by Susan McBride. I can honestly say that it is one of the best books I have read so far. It combines both Chick Lit and Mystery. Highly recommend it!!


message 10: by Chuck (new)

Chuck White Nancy wrote: "Wonder Women by Sam Maggs launches today! I highly recommend this one! So many amazing and talented women to discover!"

I agree, Nancy! My copy arrived today and I plan to make it my next book to read. Looking forward to it.


message 11: by Sophie (new)

Sophie Raygina wrote: "I just finished "Empire of Storms". I really like the series. It's almost hard to believe that the story I just finished started with the same characters as "Throne of Glass"."

YES! I totally agree, it's crazy really, the journey of everything that has happened throughout the series. I just wish that it would never end...


message 12: by Hayley (new)

Hayley I really can't wait to read The Hammer of Thor, Replica, and Holding Up The Universe... all of which came out yesterday!


message 13: by Alexandra (new)

Alexandra Mardlin Reading Shakespeare's 'Othello' and 'The Adventures of Tom Sawyer' by Mark Twain. I'm having a classics week : )


message 14: by Jessica (new)

Jessica Lule Estoy leyendo "El show de Gary" de Nell Leyshon. ¡Muy bueno!


message 15: by Meryl (new)

Meryl Lim Raygina wrote: "I just finished "Empire of Storms". I really like the series. It's almost hard to believe that the story I just finished started with the same characters as "Throne of Glass"."
Yea isn't it the greatest!?!?


message 16: by Melissa (new)

Melissa I Ghostland An American History in Haunted Places by Colin Dickey by Colin Dickey <---------This one!!!!!! LOL! Most on this list, but this one is on top! Love ghostly things :)


message 17: by Nicki (new)

Nicki Dark Water by Robert Bryndza


message 18: by Doret (new)

Doret Very oldie but goodie - "Walden".


message 19: by Joana (new)

Joana I can't believe the Fractured book cover was taken from this internet meme... http://m.memegen.com/l7h0vw.jpg Lazy artwork.


message 20: by Valentina (new)

Valentina I'm reading the new Aurora Teagarden book!!


message 21: by Books by Kimi (new)

Books by Kimi I'm Reading Half Wild by Sally Green (#2 in the Half Bad trilogy)!


message 22: by Chris (new)

Chris Norbury The Escape, by David Baldacci. The second featuring John Puller. Liked his character in the first book, thought I'd give the second a try. Only a few more DBs to read by the end of the year to reach my goal of having read all his adult novels.

Chris


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