Get Lost (with these new fiction titles)!

With the dog days of summer in full swing, you may be feeling a little claustrophobic, restless, or even trapped waiting for temperatures to drop. When the heat is too oppressive to do much of anything else, why not escape into a great new book?  Stop by your local HPB today and check out a few of our new fiction picks to help you dodge the doldrums of summer.

•  Want to get lost in a fast-paced crime thriller? If you like JD Robb’s In Death series or Linda Fairstein’s Alex Cooper novels, try Bombshell by Catherine Coulter.

• Suspenseful paranormal romance more your style? Check out Affliction by Laurell K. Hamilton, especially if you’re a fan of Cynthia Eden’s vampire series or Kresley Cole’s Immortals After Dark.

City of Bones is the first installment in the YA Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare and is a great choice for teen readers who love Veronica Roth’s Divergent trilogy or the Beautiful Creatures series by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl.

• For fans of Philippa Gregory’s historical novels The Red Queen & The Other Boleyn Girl, The White Princess will be a perfect follow-up. Also check out this new release if you enjoyed Sarah Dunant’s The Birth of Venus or In the Company of a Courtesan.

• Can’t get enough of Daniel Silva’s Gabriel Allon thrillers? Couldn’t put down Dan Brown’s Inferno? Try Brad Thor’s new political page-turner, Hidden Order.

Have you gotten lost with any of our new fiction picks yet?  What’s been your perfect summer escape this season? — Kate 

Kate is Promotions & Direct Mail Coordinator at Half Price Books Corporate.

New Fiction Review: The Space Between

If you’re a fan of paranormal romance, check out The Space Between by Brenna Yovanoff, which became available to the public earlier this month. I opened up the first page and have to admit I was quite shocked – and not necessarily in a good way – when I read the first page. But, I powered on, and soon couldn’t put the book down. The book couldn’t have possibly been more different from the last book I read, The Marriage Plot, but it was exactly what I was looking for!

The Space Between is the tale of a demon girl, Daphne, who goes to Earth to find her brother, Obie, who is also a demon but is on Earth for a while. Daphne and Obie’s mother has a vision that Obie is in trouble. Because Daphne is half human/half demon and able to visit Earth, she is tasked with finding her brother. When Daphne goes to Earth, the first person she finds is one of Obie’s old friends, Truman. Truman has just attempted suicide and Daphne helps revive him. Soon, Truman joins Daphne in the search to find Obie before it is too late.

There are just the right amounts of paranormal, action, and romance in this book. For me it took some getting used to reading about demons, but once I got the hang of it, I thoroughly enjoyed it.

If you’re a fan of young adult paranormal romance and have already devoured The Space Between, you might also enjoy these titles (click on images for links):



Don’t YA Paranormal Fiction books have the greatest covers?

This has definitely put me in the mood to read more books that are centered around fantasy/the paranormal/science fiction. Have any good recommendations for what I should read next?

 — Kristen B.