Wondering what everyone else is reading? Here’s a look at the Top 10 most read books and series of 2018 — check them out!
By Marissa Meyer
CHRISTY & TODD, THE BABY YEARS
By Robin Jones Gunn
MAZE RUNNER SERIES
By James Dashner
TRIALS OF APOLLO
By Rick Riordan
By Sara Ella
DATING GAMES SERIES
By Melody Carlson
By Steven James
HUNGER GAMES TRILOGY
By Suzanne Collins
By Brandon Sanderson
By Francine Rivers
Looking for something new to read? Check out one of these first books in a series!
|F Ada||Adams, Gillian Bronte. Orphan’s song.
Every generation has a Songkeeper — one chosen to keep the memory of the Song alive. And in every generation, there are those who seek to destroy the chosen one. When Birdie first hears the Song coming from her own mouth, her world shatters. She is no longer simply an orphan but the last of a hunted people. With enemies at her heels and war threatening to tear her homeland apart, Birdie soon discovers an overwhelming truth: the fate of Leira may hinge on one orphan’s song.
|F And||Anderson, R. J. (Rebecca J.). Knife.
In a dying faery realm, only the brave and rebellious faery Knife persists in trying to discover how her people’s magic was lost and what is needed to restore their powers and ensure their survival, but her quest is endangered by her secret friendship with a human named Paul.
|F Bra||Brandes, Nadine. A time to die.
Parvin Blackwater believes she has wasted her life. At only seventeen, she has one year left according to the Clock by her bedside. In a last-ditch effort to make a difference, she tries to rescue Radicals from the government’s crooked justice system. But when the authorities find out about her illegal activity, they cast her through the Wall — her people’s death sentence. What she finds on the other side about the world, about eternity, and about herself changes Parvin forever and might just save her people. But her clock is running out.
|F Cam||Cambron, Kristy. The lost castle : a novel.
Broken-down walls and crumbled stones seemed to possess a secret language all their own. What stories would they tell, if she finally listened? Ellie Carver arrives at her grandmother’s bedside expecting to find her silently slipping away. Instead, the beloved old woman begins speaking. Of a secret past and castle ruins forgotten by time. Of a hidden chapel that served as a rendezvous for the French resistance in World War II. Of lost love and deep regret. Each piece that unlocks the story seems to unlock part of Ellie too — where she came from and who she is becoming. But her grandmother is quickly disappearing into the shadows of Alzheimer’s and Ellie must act fast if she wants to uncover the truth of her family’s history. Drawn by the mystery surrounding The Sleeping Beauty — a forgotten castle so named for Charles Perrault’s beloved fairy tale — Ellie embarks on a journey to France’s Loire Valley in hopes that she can unearth its secrets before time silences them forever.
|F Car||Card, Orson Scott. Children of the fleet : Fleet School.
Dabeet Ochoa is a very smart kid. He’s top of his class in every school, but he doesn’t think he has a chance at Fleet School, because he has no connections to the Fleet. But then Colonel Graff arrives at his school for an interview, and everything changes.
|F Con||Connealy, Mary. No way up.
When ranch patriarch Chance Boden stipulates in his will that his children must reconcile and live at home for a year or give up their inheritance, Heath Kincaid is entrusted to see that it is done and soon finds Boden’s daughter in need of protection.
|F Ken||Kendig, Ronie. Embers.
Haegan and Kaelyria Celahar are royal heirs of the Nine Kingdoms, but Haegan is physically crippled. What chance does he have against Poired Dyrth, the greatest enemy the kingdom has ever faced, who wields fire with a power none can match? Their only hope is forbidden: Kaelyria must transfer her fire-harnessing abilities to Haegan. When she does it comes with a terrible price: Haegan’s disability is healed, but only by being transferred to Kaelyria. This decision causes their father, the King, to unleash his wrath against Haegan. Haegan must flee the kingdom alone with two impossible tasks: Find a cure for Kaelyria and stop the coming war with the omnipotent Poired Dyrth.
|F Kin||Kincaid, S. J. Insignia.
Tom, a fourteen-year-old genius at virtual reality games, is recruited by the United States Military to begin training at the Pentagon Spire as a Combatant in World War III, controlling the mechanized drones that do the actual fighting off-planet. Life at the Spire holds everything that Tom’s always wanted and never had — friends, the possibility of a girlfriend, and a life where his every action matters — but what will it cost him?.
Wondering what is the 1st book you should borrow when you come back to school on the 1st day?
Why not try the 1st book in a series!
Four of our favorite authors — Bill Myers, Frank Peretti, Angela Hunt and Alton Gansky — have teamed up and written a new supernatural thriller full of suspense, and the beginning of a new series! Invitation is cycle one of the Harbringers series and can be found on our shelves at F Mye.
When author Bill Myers was asked if he could explain the concept for this new [Harbringers] series, he answered:
“I (Bill Myers) originally came up with the idea: What if several authors wrote a series of linked novellas that would read like episodes of a TV series? From there, we decided to give each author a unique character. Each novella is from the first-person POV of one of the Harbinger team members as they stumble into supernatural adventures and investigations.”
–go HERE for more Q&A with Bill Myers
- In The Call by Bill Myers, four strangers are drawn together to help a student at the mysterious Institute for Advanced Psychic Studies. His gifts are supposedly being honed to assist world leaders … but there are some very disturbing strings attached.
- Frank Peretti’s The Haunted confronts a supernatural mystery, a case of murder, and an exploration into the darkness of the human heart, all centering around a mysterious house.
- In Angela Hunt’s The Sentinels, animals around the world are mysteriously dying. What could it mean? When the tragedy begins to touch Andi’s dreams, she discovers a terrifying theory.
- The Girl by Alton Gansky is a gripping tale of a young barefoot girl found holding a scroll in the snowy Oregon mountains. She is sweet, innocent — apparently not of this world — and something wants to kill her.
Come on by and check it out!
Don’t be left hanging … new books that are a continuation of some of your favorite series have just hit our shelves — come check them out!
New author, new series, NEW YEAR; starting it off with a bright new book series hot off the press — they will have you sitting on the edge of your seat for hours. Check out the author’s website, Ronie Kendig.
Curious what others thought of this series?
“Firethorn has many moving parts that synchronize together with the beautiful precision of an expensive Rolex watch!”
– Don Brown, author of Navy Justice series
“My heart hammered against my chest with every plot twist. The danger and the romance set the stage for Ronie Kendig’s Digitalis. A writer to watch!”
– DiAnn Mills, author of the Call of Duty series
Did you like The Divergent Trilogy, or The Hunger Games series?
Have you read The Uglies or The Last Survivors series?
If you liked those, you’ll love Lisa T. Bergren‘s lastest series: Remnants.
“Destined since birth to act as humanity’s last hope, a group of gifted teens called the Remnant begin their mission to course-correct humanity, one person at a time. But as soon as they begin to move, so do their enemies, placing the entire world in peril.”
Check out at the library, the first book from the series Stone Braide Chronicles.
“In post-apocalyptic America, Selah Chavez is crouched in long grass on a shore littered with the rusted metal remnants of a once-great city. It is the day before her eighteenth Born Remembrance, and she is hunting, though many people refuse to eat animal flesh, tainted by radiation during the Time of Sorrows. What Selah’s really after are Landers, mysterious people from a land across the big water who survive the delirium-inducing passage in small boats that occasionally crash against the shoreline. She knows she should leave the capture to the men, but Landers bring a good price from the Company and are especially prized if they keep the markings they arrive with.”
Have you ever wondered what happened with Christy and Todd after their wedding in the Christy and Todd, the college years series? Now we’ll know! Robin Jones Gunn has started a new series called Christy & Todd: The Married Years and book one will be hitting our shelves sometime next fall!
While you’re waiting, why don’t you check out some other series by Robin Jones Gunn such as: The Christy Miller Series, The Sierra Jensen Series, Christy and Todd the College Years, The Glenbrooke Series, or The Katie Weldon Series. Characters from one series are often included in another, so you’re never sure when your favorite characters will pop up — my vote is to read them all!