NBS recommends new fiction reads
Silence (Hush, Hush Saga #3)
By Becca Fitzpatrick
MANILA, Philippines - The noise between Patch and Nora is gone. They’ve overcome the secrets riddled in Patch’s dark past, bridged two irreconcilable worlds and faced heart-wrenching tests of betrayal, loyalty and trust — all for a love that will transcend the boundary between heaven and earth. Armed with nothing but their absolute faith in each other, Patch and Nora enter a desperate fight to stop a villain who holds the power to shatter everything they’ve worked for — and their love — forever.
The Son Of Neptune: Heroes Of Olympus Series #2
By Rick Riordan
Book Two in the new mythology-based series from the creator of Percy Jackson. In The Lost Hero, three demigods named Jason, Piper, and Leo made their first visit to Camp Half-Blood, where they inherited a blood-chilling quest: “Seven half-bloods shall answer the call, To storm or fire the world must fall. An oath to keep with a final breath and foes bear arms to the Doors of Death.”
Who are the other four mentioned in the prophecy? The answer may lie in another camp thousands of miles away, where a new camper has shown up and appears to be the son of Neptune who is the god of the sea. With an ever-expanding cast of brave-hearted heroes and formidable foes, this second book in the Heroes of Olympus series offers all of the action, pathos, and humor that Rick Riordan fans crave.
What’s Your Number?: A Novel
By Karyn Bosnak
When Delilah Darling reads a survey revealing that most people have 10.5 sexual partners in their lifetime, she begins to feel like a tramp. She’s slept with 19 men so far — almost twice the national average. During a self-help moment, she vows to cap her “number” at 20, swearing she save her last spot for the right guy. But after losing her job and having a wild night on the town, she falls into bed with Mr. Wrong. Unwilling to up her number, but also unable to imagine a life of celibacy, Delilah does the only thing a girl in her situation can do: she tracks down every man she’s ever slept with in a last-ditch effort to make it work with one of them. A hilarious romp through Delilah’s past loves, What’s Your Number? shines a spotlight on every woman’s dirty little secret and proves that, when it comes to matters of heart, sometimes numbers tell only a fraction of the story.
Kill Alex Cross
By James Patterson
The President’s son and daughter are abducted, and Detective Alex Cross is one of the first on the scene. But someone very high up is using the FBI, Secret Service and CIA to keep him off the case and in the dark. A deadly contagion in the water supply cripples half of the capital, and Alex discovers that someone may be about to unleash the most devastating attack the United States has ever experienced. As his window for solving both crimes narrows, Alex makes a desperate decision that goes against everything he believes, one that may alter the fate of the entire country. Kill Alex Cross is faster, more exciting, and more tightly wound than any Alex Cross thriller James Patterson has ever written.
By Marisa de los Santos
What if saying hello to an old friend meant saying goodbye to life as you know it? It’s been six years since Pen Calloway watched her best friends walk out of her life. And through the birth of her daughter, the death of her father, and the vicissitudes of single motherhood, she has never stopped missing them. Pen, Cat and Will met on their first day of college and formed what seemed like a lifelong bond, only to break apart amid the realities of adulthood. After six years of silence, Cat (the bewitching center of their group) emails Pen and Will asking to meet at their college reunion and they can’t refuse. But instead of a happy reconciliation, what waits is a collision of past and present that sends Pen and Will on a journey across the world. With her trademark wit, vivid prose, and gift for creating captivating characters, Marisa de los Santos returns with an emotionally resonant novel about our deepest human connections.
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