Look what we received yesterday!
A gorgeous hardback set of the first four volumes in George R.R. Martin’s bestselling A Song of Ice and Fire series….
“The major fantasy of the decade . . . compulsively readable.”—Denver Post
“We have been invited to a grand feast and pageant: George R.R. Martin has unveiled for us an intensely realized, romantic but realistic world.”—Chicago Sun-Times
“…Martin makes a triumphant return to high fantasy . . . [with] superbly developed characters, accomplished prose, and sheer bloodymindedness.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review
…and volume four of the popular Mortal Instruments series…
“Clare’s atmospheric setting is spot-on, informed equally by neo-gothic horror films and the modern fantasy leanings of Neil Gaiman. Werewolves, vampires, angels and fairies all fit in this ambitious milieu. At the core, though, this is a compelling story about family secrets and coming-of-age identity crises. Fans of the smart/chic horror typified by Buffy the Vampire Slayer will instantly fall for this new series.”-Publisher’s Weekly
…and Shannon Hale’s brilliant send-up of all things Jane Austen…
“The Austen-themed resort called Pembrook Park exists so far only in “Austenland,” a just-published chick-lit novel by Shannon Hale, whose author’s note describes her as “an avid Austen fan and admirer of men in britches.” Hale’s heroine is a “Sex and the City” career gal who can’t keep a boyfriend and who has a crush on Mr. Darcy. Oh, not the “real” one—the one played by Colin Firth in the BBC “Pride and Prejudice.”—Newsweek
“Allow me to direct you to the best Austen tribute since Karen Joy Fowler’s The Jane Austen Book Club: Shannon Hale’s clever and imaginative Austenland… Hale’s charming first book for adults is chick lit with soul. Though there’s a laugh on nearly every page—Hale, like Austen, is adept at subtly skewering the ridiculous—there’s also the more serious story of a woman learning the difference between fantasy and reality, and discovering that real life can be better than your dreams. Is there a better message for a summer read?”—Bookpage