Saturday, 3 December 2016

Top 5 Best Book Covers: December 2016

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The Wind Through The Keyhole
A Dark Tower Novel
by Stephen King
Pub. Date: December 6, 2016
 Buy Link: Barnes & Noble 

Description: The Wind Through the Keyhole is another of Master of Horror Stephen King’s New York Times bestselling installment in the massively popular Dark Tower series, a fabulously satisfying standalone story and a perfect addition to the series for new fans and old fans alike.

Roland Deschain and his ka-tet—Jake, Susannah, Eddie, and Oy, the billy-bumbler—encounter a ferocious storm just after crossing the River Whye on their way to the Outer Baronies. As they shelter from the howling gale, Roland tells his friends not just one strange story but two...and in so doing, casts new light on his own troubled past.

In his early days as a gunslinger, in the guilt-ridden year following his mother’s death, Roland is sent by his father to investigate evidence of a murderous shape-shifter, a “skin-man” preying upon the population around Debaria. Roland takes charge of Bill Streeter, the brave but terrified boy who is the sole surviving witness to the beast’s most recent slaughter. Only a teenager himself, Roland calms the boy and prepares him for the following day’s trials by reciting a story from the Magic Tales of the Eld that his mother often read to him at bedtime. “A person’s never too old for stories,” Roland says to Bill. “Man and boy, girl and woman, never too old. We live for them.” And indeed, the tale that Roland unfolds, the legend of Tim Stoutheart, is a timeless treasure for all ages, a story that lives for us.

King began the Dark Tower series in 1974; it gained momentum in the 1980s; and he brought it to a thrilling conclusion when the last three novels were published in 2003 and 2004. The Wind Through the Keyhole is sure to fascinate avid fans of the Dark Tower epic. But this novel also stands on its own for all readers, an enchanting and haunting journey to Roland’s world and testimony to the power of Stephen King’s storytelling magic.

Billy's Thoughts: With the first Dark Tower sequel scheduled to be released to theaters next year, it's no surprise to see all the books in the series getting new covers.

Rogue One
A Star Wars Story
by Alexander Freed
Pub. Date: December 20, 2016
Buy Link: Barnes & Noble

Description: The official novelization of the upcoming film Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, starring a band of rebels on a daring mission to steal the Death Star plans.

Billy's Thoughts: I don't know if I'll get around to seeing the film in theaters around Christmas, but maybe I'll have time to read the book.

Garfield Listens to His Gut
by Jim Davis
Pub. Date: December 20, 2016
Buy Link: Barnes & Noble

Description: Garfield’s gut instinct is to eat—and eat BIG! And why not? That’s how the fat cat became famous, enjoying enormous success worldwide. And that’s how the big-bellied glutton still rolls. Garfield fans can binge-read his comics in this all-new, fun-filled collection!
Billy's Thoughts: I've been a big Garfield fan since I was a young kid. Since the comic strip vanished from the KC Star Sunday's comics, I'm looking forward to reading the 62nd book, if I can find a copy in my area.

Fear Street Saga
by R.L. Stine
 Pub. Date: December 20, 2016
Buy Link: Barnes & Noble

Description: Fear Street is cursed.

It’s been that way for hundreds of years. Unspeakable horrors haunt those who’ve walked on its terrifying path. And it all started with one family—the Fears.

Go back to how it all began and discover why the heir to the Fear name attempted to escape the family curse, how a young woman fell victim to the haunted Fear mansion, and why marrying into the Fear family means being trapped in a world of death and horror.

And how Fear Street became the evil place it is today.

Billy's Thoughts: This 3 books in 1 reprint containing A New Fear, House of Whispers, and Forbidden Secrets, all of which were published in the middle 1990s. I'm a big R.L. Stine, so naturally I do like the new cover art.

Word of Mouse
by James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein
Pub. Date: December 12, 2016
Buy Link: Barnes & Noble

Description: James Patterson's newest illustrated middle grade story follows the illuminating journey of a very special mouse, and the unexpected friendships that he makes along the way.

What makes Isaiah so unique? First, his fur is as blue as the sky—which until recently was something he'd never seen, but had read all about. That's right—Isaiah can read, and write. He can also talk to humans...if any of them are willing to listen! After a dramatic escape from a mysterious laboratory, Isaiah is separated from his "mischief" (which is the word for a mouse family), and has to use his special skills to survive in the dangerous outdoors, and hopefully find his missing family. But in a world of cruel cats, hungry owls, and terrified people, it's hard for a young, lone mouse to make it alone. When he meets an equally unusual and lonely human girl named Hailey, the two soon learn that true friendship can transcend all barriers.

Billy's Thoughts: The cover art to James Patterson's newest book for kids reminds me of "The Mouse and the Motorcycle" series by Beverly Cleary.

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