Friday, January 9, 2015

New Fiction

Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
“The annual Trivia Night at Pirriwee School had always been a peaceful affair, but this year was different. First, there was a riot; then a parent was found dead; and before long, police investigators began piecing together clues of murder. Behind the apparent homicide are the intertwined stories of three women; their husbands and children; their ex-husbands and their new wives.” – Barnes & Noble

Different Seasons by Stephen King
Different Seasons is a collection of four novellas from Stephen King. Contents: Hope springs eternal: Rita Hayworth and Shawshank redemption -- Summer of corruption: Apt pupil -- Fall from innocence: The body -- A winter's tale: The breathing method. –Summary

The Shining by Stephen King
“Jack Torrance’s new job at the Overlook Hotel is the perfect chance for a fresh start. As the off-season caretaker at the atmospheric old hotel, he’ll have plenty of time to spend reconnecting with his family and working on his writing. But as the harsh winter weather sets in, the idyllic location feels ever more remote . . . and more sinister. And the only one to notice the strange and terrible forces gathering around the Overlook is Danny Torrance, a uniquely gifted five-year-old.” –Back cover.

War Girls: A Collection of First World War Short Stories by Theresa Breslin
“This collection of short stories explores how the First World War changed and shaped the lives of women forever. A courageous nurse risks her life at the Front Line; a young woman discovers independence and intrigue in wartime London; and a grief-stricken widow defends her homeland amidst the destruction of war.” –WorldCat

The Witch’s Daughter by Paula Brackston
“Witnessing the death of her witch mother in the spring of 1628, Bess Hawksmith turns to secluded warlock Gideon Masters for protection and learns formidable powers, including immortality, skills she begins teaching to a new apprentice centuries later.” –WorldCat

Zom-B: Angels by Darren Shan
Zom-B; Book Four
"Near to giving up hope in a London overrun by zombies, B meets The Angels, a group gathered to fight the living dead and the forces that introduced them.” –WorldCat

Zom-B: Baby by Darren Shan
Zom-B; Book Five
"Grateful for the company of The Angels, B nevertheless questions their mission to eradicate the living dead from the face of the earth, and encounters a horror beyond imagining.” –WorldCat

Zom-B: Gladiator by Darren Shan
Zom-B; Book Six
“B Smith has decided to live and to fight for good as long as possible, but London is swarming with human mercenaries whose sense of right or wrong dissolved when society did and when they capture B, escape will not be easy.” –WorldCat

Zom-B: Mission by Darren Shan
Zom-B; Book Seven
“B Smith and the other Angels are relieved to finally receive their first mission: to safely escort a group of human survivors from the zombie-infested streets of London to New Kirkham, a barricaded safe haven in the country. But after battling through crowds of undead monsters, B discovers that the survivors of the town don't necessarily represent the best of humanity. And when evil influences make their way to New Kirkham, unearthing demons from B's past, the humans will be forced to choose between being honorable and being safe.” –WorldCat

Zom-B: Clans by Darren Shan
Zom-B; Book Eight
“While saving the town of New Kirkham, B's old friend, Vinyl, is kidnapped by the Ku Klux Klan. The Angels are prepared to do what it takes to save him, but B will have to make some very hard decisions about her loyalties.” –WorldCat