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Mommy Book Club

Mommy Book Club meets every other week, discussing one book in portions every month. You don't have to worry about bringing your kids, because we all will!

 

February Selection: Slayer by Kiersten White.

 

We'll discuss the first half on February 12th and the second half on February 26th.

 

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$18.99
ISBN: 9781534404953
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Published: Simon Pulse - January 8th, 2019

From New York Times bestselling author Kiersten White comes a brand-new series set in the world of Buffy the Vampire Slayer that introduces a new Slayer as she grapples with the responsibility of managing her incredible powers that she’s just beginning to understand.

 

Into every generation a Slayer is born…

Nina and her twin sister, Artemis, are far from normal. It’s hard to be when you grow up at the Watcher’s Academy, which is a bit different from your average boarding school. Here teens are trained as guides for Slayers—girls gifted with supernatural strength to fight the forces of darkness. But while Nina’s mother is a prominent member of the Watcher’s Council, Nina has never embraced the violent Watcher lifestyle. Instead she follows her instincts to heal, carving out a place for herself as the school medic.

Until the day Nina’s life changes forever.

Thanks to Buffy, the famous (and infamous) Slayer that Nina’s father died protecting, Nina is not only the newest Chosen One—she’s the last Slayer, ever. Period.

As Nina hones her skills with her Watcher-in-training, Leo, there’s plenty to keep her occupied: a monster fighting ring, a demon who eats happiness, a shadowy figure that keeps popping up in Nina’s dreams…

But it’s not until bodies start turning up that Nina’s new powers will truly be tested—because someone she loves might be next.

One thing is clear: Being Chosen is easy. Making choices is hard.


Slayer Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781534404977
Availability: Available Now
Published: Simon Pulse - January 7th, 2019

Mommy Book Club

Mommy Book Club meets every other week, discussing one book in portions every month. You don't have to worry about bringing your kids, because we all will!

 

Slayer Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781534404953
Availability: In Stock at Our Warehouse - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Simon Pulse - January 8th, 2019

From New York Times bestselling author Kiersten White comes a brand-new series set in the world of Buffy the Vampire Slayer that introduces a new Slayer as she grapples with the responsibility of managing her incredible powers that she’s just beginning to understand.

 

Into every generation a Slayer is born…

Nina and her twin sister, Artemis, are far from normal. It’s hard to be when you grow up at the Watcher’s Academy, which is a bit different from your average boarding school. Here teens are trained as guides for Slayers—girls gifted with supernatural strength to fight the forces of darkness. But while Nina’s mother is a prominent member of the Watcher’s Council, Nina has never embraced the violent Watcher lifestyle. Instead she follows her instincts to heal, carving out a place for herself as the school medic.

Until the day Nina’s life changes forever.

Thanks to Buffy, the famous (and infamous) Slayer that Nina’s father died protecting, Nina is not only the newest Chosen One—she’s the last Slayer, ever. Period.

As Nina hones her skills with her Watcher-in-training, Leo, there’s plenty to keep her occupied: a monster fighting ring, a demon who eats happiness, a shadowy figure that keeps popping up in Nina’s dreams…

But it’s not until bodies start turning up that Nina’s new powers will truly be tested—because someone she loves might be next.

One thing is clear: Being Chosen is easy. Making choices is hard.


Slayer Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781534404977
Availability: Available Now
Published: Simon Pulse - January 7th, 2019

Young Adult Book Club

YA Book Club Kickoff

Join us for the kickoff of our new, improved Young Adult Book Club! Bookseller Diana (who is an actual young adult) leads a discussion on The Me I Meant to Be, Sophie Jordan's phenomenal new contemporary novel.

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$17.99
ISBN: 9781328977069
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - January 2019

Girl Code: Never date a friend’s ex.

Willa Evans has no intention of breaking the code. So what if she’s always secretly loved her next-door neighbor Zach? As her best friend’s boyfriend, he was always off-limits and it needs to stay that way, even though they just broke up. Even though every time she turns around he’s there, tempting her…

No keeping secrets from your bestie.

Flor Hidalgo has a lot on her plate: her breakup with Zach, her dad’s new dating life, and her struggling grades. So why can’t she stop thinking about her hot, know-it-all tutor? At least she’s got Willa, her constant in the chaos.

Breaking the code breaks friendships.

Two friends find themselves tempted by love that defies the rules in this steamy romance perfect for fans of Jenny Han and Simone Elkeles.


The Me I Meant to Be Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781328534927
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - December 31st, 2018

Mommy Book Club

Mommy Book Club meets every other week, discussing one book in portions every month. You don't have to worry about bringing your kids, because we all will!

 

January Selection: Mirage by Somaiya Daud.

 

We'll discuss the first half on January 15th and the second half on January 29th.

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$10.99
ISBN: 9781250126436
Availability: Not Yet Published
Published: Flatiron Books - July 7th, 2020

Cinder meets The Wrath and the Dawn in this epic fantasy about a poor girl who must become the body double of a princess of a ruthless empire.

In a world dominated by the brutal Vathek empire, eighteen-year-old Amani is a dreamer. She dreams of what life was like before the occupation; she dreams of writing poetry like the old-world poems she adores; she dreams of receiving a sign from Dihya that one day, she, too, will have adventure, and travel beyond her isolated home.

But when adventure comes for Amani, it is not what she expects: she is kidnapped by the regime and taken in secret to the royal palace, where she discovers that she is nearly identical to the cruel half-Vathek Princess Maram. The princess is so hated by her conquered people that she requires a body double, someone to appear in public as Maram, ready to die in her place.

As Amani is forced into her new role, she can’t help but enjoy the palace’s beauty—and her time with the princess’ fiancé, Idris. But the glitter of the royal court belies a world of violence and fear. If Amani ever wishes to see her family again, she must play the princess to perfection...because one wrong move could lead to her death.


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$9.99
ISBN: 9781250126443
Availability: Available Now
Published: Flatiron Books - August 27th, 2018

Mommy Book Club

Mommy Book Club meets every other week, discussing one book in portions every month. You don't have to worry about bringing your kids, because we all will!

 

January Selection: Mirage by Somaiya Daud.

 

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Mirage: A Novel (Mirage Series #1) Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781250126436
Availability: Not Yet Published
Published: Flatiron Books - July 7th, 2020

Cinder meets The Wrath and the Dawn in this epic fantasy about a poor girl who must become the body double of a princess of a ruthless empire.

In a world dominated by the brutal Vathek empire, eighteen-year-old Amani is a dreamer. She dreams of what life was like before the occupation; she dreams of writing poetry like the old-world poems she adores; she dreams of receiving a sign from Dihya that one day, she, too, will have adventure, and travel beyond her isolated home.

But when adventure comes for Amani, it is not what she expects: she is kidnapped by the regime and taken in secret to the royal palace, where she discovers that she is nearly identical to the cruel half-Vathek Princess Maram. The princess is so hated by her conquered people that she requires a body double, someone to appear in public as Maram, ready to die in her place.

As Amani is forced into her new role, she can’t help but enjoy the palace’s beauty—and her time with the princess’ fiancé, Idris. But the glitter of the royal court belies a world of violence and fear. If Amani ever wishes to see her family again, she must play the princess to perfection...because one wrong move could lead to her death.


Mirage Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781250126443
Availability: Available Now
Published: Flatiron Books - August 27th, 2018

Tickle My Fantasy Book Club

Tickle My Fantasy

 

THIRD TUESDAY OF EVERY MONTH

 

*A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab.

 

We request that those participating in our book clubs purchase the book from KBB.

 

A Darker Shade of Magic: A Novel (Shades of Magic #1) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780765376466
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Published: Tor Books - January 19th, 2016

Prepare to be dazzled by a world of parallel Londons—where magic thrives, starves, or lies forgotten, and where power can destroy just as quickly as it can create.

Kell is one of the last Travelers-magicians with a rare, coveted ability to travel between parallel universes-as such, he can choose where he lands.

There's Grey London, dirty and boring, without any magic, with one mad king-George III. Red London, where life and magic are revered-and where Kell was raised alongside Rhys Maresh, the rougish heir to the throne. White London-a place where people fight to control magic, and the magic fights back, draining the city to its very bones. And once upon a time, there was Black London...but no one speaks of that now.

Officially, Kell is the Red Traveler, amdassador of the Maresh empire, carrying the monthly correspondences between the royals of each London. Unofficially, he's a smuggler, a dangerous, defiant hobby to have-as proven when Kell stumbles into a setup with a forbidden token from Black London.
Fleeing into Grey London, Kell runs afoul of Delilah Bard, a cut-purse with lofty aspirations, who first robs him, then saves him from a dangerous enemy, and then forces Kell to spirit her to another world for a proper adventure.

But perilous magic is afoot, and treachery lurks at every turn. To save all of the worlds, they'll first need to stay alive.


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$9.99
ISBN: 9781466851375
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Published: Tor Books - February 23rd, 2015

Tickle My Fantasy Book Club

Tickle My Fantasy

 

THIRD TUESDAY OF EVERY MONTH

 

*Fated by Benedict Jacka.

 

We request that those participating in our book clubs purchase the book from KBB.

 

 

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$7.99
ISBN: 9781937007294
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Published: Ace - February 28th, 2012

Alex Verus is a mage that can predict the future—just don't call him a fortune teller...

Alex Verus is part of a world hidden in plain sight, running a magic shop in London. And while Alex's own powers aren't as showy as some mages, he does have the advantage of foreseeing the possible future--allowing him to pull off operations that have a million-to-one-chance of success.

But when Alex is approached by multiple factions to crack open a relic from a long-ago mage war, he knows that whatever's inside must be beyond powerful. And thanks to his abilities, Alex can predict that by taking the job, his odds of survival are about to go from slim to none...


Fated Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781101560419
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Published: Ace - February 27th, 2012

Mystery Matters Book Club

FIRST THURSDAY OF EVERY MONTH

 

*The Widow's House by Carol Goodman.

We request that those participating in our book clubs purchase the book from KBB.

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$15.99
ISBN: 9780062562623
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - March 7th, 2017

This chilling novel from the bestselling, award-winning author of The Lake of Dead Languages blends the gothic allure of Daphne DuMaurier’s Rebecca and the crazed undertones of Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s The Yellow Wallpaper with the twisty, contemporary edge of A.S.A. Harrington’s The Silent Wife—a harrowing tale of psychological suspense set in New York’s Hudson Valley

 

When Jess and Clare Martin move from Williamsburg, Brooklyn, to their former college town in the Hudson River valley, they are hoping for rejuvenation—of their marriage, their savings, and Jess’s writing career.

 

They take a caretaker’s job at Riven House, a crumbling estate and the home of their old college writing professor. While Clare once had dreams of being a writer, those plans fell by the wayside when Jess made a big, splashy literary debut in their twenties. It’s been years, now, since his first novel. The advance has long been spent. Clare’s hope is that the pastoral beauty and nostalgia of the Hudson Valley will offer some inspiration.

 

But their new life isn’t all quaint town libraries and fragrant apple orchards. There is a haunting pall that hangs over Riven House like a funeral veil. Something is just not right. Soon, Clare begins to hear babies crying at night, see strange figures in fog at the edge of their property. Diving into the history of the area, she realizes that Riven House has a dark and anguished past. And whatever this thing is—this menacing force that destroys the inhabitants of the estate—it seems to be after Clare next…


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$8.99
ISBN: 9780062562630
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - March 6th, 2017

Mystery Matters Book Club

FIRST THURSDAY OF EVERY MONTH

 

*The Switch by Joseph Finder.

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$9.99
ISBN: 9781101985809
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Published: Dutton - May 29th, 2018

New York Times bestselling author Joseph Finder’s timely, electrifying new thriller about a simple mix-up that throws one innocent man into the crosshairs of sinister government secrets and ruthless political ambitions.

Michael Tanner picks up the wrong MacBook in an airport security line, a mistake he doesn’t notice until he arrives home in Boston. Tanner’s curiosity gets the better of him, and he discovers that the owner is a US senator and that the laptop contains top secret files.

When Senator Susan Robbins realizes the mix-up, she calls her chief of staff, Will Abbott, in a panic. Both know that the senator broke the law by uploading classified documents onto her personal computer.

Hoping to avoid Snowden 2.0, Will attempts to gain Tanner’s cooperation and recover the laptop. When Will fails, he turns to an unscrupulous “fixer” for help. Meanwhile, the security agency whose files the senator has appropriated has its own, darker methods—and suddenly Tanner finds himself a hunted man, on the run, terrified for the safety of his family, in desperate need of a plan, and able to trust no one.


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$9.99
ISBN: 9781101985793
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Published: Dutton - June 12th, 2017

Mommy Book Club

Mommy Book Club meets every other week, discussing one book in portions every month. You don't have to worry about bringing your kids, because we all will!

 

December Selection: Pride and Prejudice and Mistletoe by Melissa de la Cruz.

 

We'll discuss the first half on December 4th and the second half on December 18th.

Pride and Prejudice and Mistletoe Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781250189462
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - October 16th, 2018

The Christmas retelling of Pride and Prejudice by #1 New York Times bestselling author Melissa de la Cruz, now in trade paperback.

 

Pride and Prejudice and Mistletoe from New York Times bestselling author, Melissa de la Cruz, is a sweet, sexy and hilarious gender-swapping, genre-satisfying re-telling, set in contemporary America and featuring one snooty Miss Darcy.

 

Darcy Fitzwilliam is 29, beautiful, successful, and brilliant. She dates hedge funders and basketball stars and is never without her three cellphones—one for work, one for play, and one to throw at her assistant (just kidding). Darcy’s never fallen in love, never has time for anyone else’s drama, and never goes home for Christmas if she can help it. But when her mother falls ill, she comes home to Pemberley, Ohio, to spend the season with her family.

 

Her parents throw their annual Christmas bash, where she meets one Luke Bennet, the smart, sardonic slacker son of their neighbor. Luke is 32-years-old and has never left home. He’s a carpenter and makes beautiful furniture, and is content with his simple life. He comes from a family of five brothers, each one less ambitious than the other. When Darcy and Luke fall into bed after too many eggnogs, Darcy thinks it’s just another one night stand. But why can’t she stop thinking of Luke? What is it about him? And can she fall in love, or will her pride and his prejudice against big-city girls stand in their way?


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$7.80
ISBN: 9781250141408
Availability: Available Now
Published: St. Martin's Press - October 16th, 2017

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