Brand new releases! Available in store now!
Chris Ryan in-store signing.
The fantastic new Magic: The Gathering 2014 packs are now in stock!
Published tomorrow is the fantastic new novel from Khaled Hosseini.
In ‘And the Mountains Echoed’ Hosseini writes about the bonds that define us and shape our lives, the ways in which we help our loved ones in need, how the choices we make resonate through history and how we are often surprised by the people closest to us.
Paul buying his copy of Inferno this morning!
I didn’t expect to like this book as much as I realised I had once I’d finished it. The story starts straight away with a solitary feather floating to Earth in front of Penryn, our heroine, filling her with fear - the feather means there are angels nearby and angels in Angelfall are BAD news for humans.
From there, the story proceedes at a decent pace as Penryn searches for her younger sister with Raffe, an angel she helps recover after he is set upon by his own kind. Wiith some great action scenes and gruesome creations interspersed throughout, Ee pulls it all together fantastically in a jaw-dropping final third full of revelations and destruction.
While I was reading I was concerned that Penryn would be quite a stereotypical teen fiction heroine who can’t help but fawn over her heavily muscled angelic accquaintance, Raffe, despite the danger his kind so clearly represent. As the book progresses, however, she presents herself more and more as a strong-willed and independent character with real substance that I couldn’t help but root for.
The writing is excellent and kept me interested throughout and the thrilling last third of book has left me desperate for parts 2 and 3, both to find out what happens to characters I’ve come to know, as well as to know what will happen to the world at large in this chilling and well-visualised vision of a horrific future.
This will definitely appeal to fans of Twilight, Mortal Instruments, Beautiful Creatures and other teen fiction staples, but don’t let that put you off if you’re not a fan of those. This is a brilliantly thrilling story that’s not to be missed!
An Evening with Gavin Extence.
Photos from the evening!
“Thomas Edison’s last words were: “It’s very beautiful over there.” I don’t now where there is, but I believe it’s somewhere, and I hope it’s beautiful.”
If you’ve no idea what this is about, read Looking for Alaska, as soon as possible.
Miranda, Rod, Wiggo and Ennis all Half Price this weekend only!
Starting today, get any of these fantastic books for Half Price!
Offer ends 5.30pm, Monday 3rd December!
Enjoyed the Hunger Games? Want something to read next but not sure what? Check this brilliant flowchart for ideas!
We love the internet sometimes!
OUT NOW! The new J.K Rowling bookThe Casual Vacancy!
Lots of villages in the UK have turned red telephone boxes into mini libraries, just take a book and leave one behind.
This is brilliant!
If you’re interested in getting a Kindle soon why not pop into our store or give us a ring to have a chat about the new range of Kindles coming to Waterstones this October?
You can talk to us about price, specification and features and if you want, you can also preorder your Kindle today!
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Green brothers FTW.
Anyone else identify with John’s quote?
Well we’ve heard mixed reviews as to it’s quality (!) but you can’t deny it’s been a phenomenal bestseller so there must be something to it.
I’ve not read it myself but my colleague Amy has and said while it’s not the most well-written book, it is quite exciting and readable!
Why not give it a go yourself and see?!
Thanks for the question.