Big Titles; Week of 10/26

Below are the major releases for next week; several have already been received by the libraries we checked.

Young Adult

10/27  Cast, P.C. and Kristin Cast, Tempted (House of Night Series #6); most libraries have received their copies.

On the heels of Untamed being voted #8 on the YALSA Teen Top Ten list, the latest in the series which has been on the NYT Childrens Series list for 59 weeks. With that track record, the books are impervious to reviews, but nonetheless, the current issue of Entertainment Weekly tackles it and gives it a B, noting that the  “philosophizing goes on a bit too long.”

The next book in the series, according to PC Casts’ blog, will be Burned. No release date is given.

Tempted (House of Night Novels)
P. C. Cast, Kristin Cast
Retail Price: $17.99
Hardcover: 336 pages
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin – (2009-10-27)
ISBN / EAN: 0312567480 / 9780312567484

BBC Audio; 9780792764564; $89.95
Audio downloadable from OverDrive


10/27 Auster, Paul,  Invisible — Some libraries have received their copies.

10/27 Irving, John,  Last Night in Twisted River — Reviewed in the current Entertainment Weekly, A-

10/27 Harris, Charlaine, Grave Secret — This is a Harper Connelly mystery. The next original Sookie Stackhouse novel is coming May 2010.

Dead in the Family: A Sookie Stackhouse Novel (Sookie Stackhouse/True Blood)
Charlaine Harris
Retail Price: $25.95
Hardcover: 320 pages
Publisher: Ace Hardcover – (2010-05-04)
ISBN / EAN: 0441018645 / 9780441018642

10/27 Maguire, Gregory,  Matchless: A Christmas Story

10/27 Rice, Anne,  Angel TimePeople, 11/2, gives it  3.5 of 4 stars — “first in a planned series of metaphysical thrillers…[a] thrilling, richly researched tale..[Rice’s] Christian message is sometimes heavy-handed, but the story zips along…”

Angel Time: The Songs of the Seraphim
Anne Rice
Retail Price: $25.95
Hardcover: 288 pages
Publisher: Knopf – (2009-10-27)
ISBN / EAN: 1400043530 / 9781400043538

Random House Audio, 9780739316085, $35
Random House Large Print, 9780739377352, Pbk, $26
Audio Downloadable from OverDrive


10/27 Roberts, Nora, Bed of Roses; most libraries have received their copies.


10/27 Baldacci, David, True Blue; most libraries have received their copies.

True Blue
David Baldacci
Retail Price: $27.99
Hardcover: 464 pages
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing – (2009-10-27)
ISBN / EAN: 0446195510 / 9780446195515

BBC Audio, 9781600249730, $44.98
Grand Central Large Print, 9780446546973, $94.99
Audio and eBook downloadable from OverDrive

Science Fiction

10/27 Jordan, Robert, Gathering Storm; most libraries have received their copies.


10/27 Burroughs, Augusten, You Better Not Cry: Stories for Christmas

10/27 Epstein, Jason, Eating: A Memoir

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