New Releases – November 16, 2021

Aimee here with the latest new releases coming to The Haunted Book Shop this week! We always have books we’re excited about, but this week features a couple staff highlights as well as some signed copies!


Olivia Dade is back with her latest All the Feels! Alexander Woodroe is known for his charm, good looks, and starpower as Cupid on the hit show God of the Gates. But when a bar fight lands him in hot water and he becomes tabloid fodder, it’s decided he needs some sort of minder. Enter Lauren Clegg, the former ER therapist hired to keep Alex in line. Check out what happens next in a book HBS’ own Angela called, “Another grand slam for Olivia Dade who continues to do a wonderful job of combining a fun, entertaining story with all the feels.”

An Heiress’s Guide to Deception and Desire is the latest from Manda Collins following A Lady’s Guide to Mischief and Mayhem! It’s 1867 in England and Miss Caroline Hargrove, one half of the duo behind England’s most infamous crime column, faces a crisis. Her dear friend has been kidnapped and to solve the mystery, Caro must team up with Lord Valentine Thorn, the man who broke her heart. What will happen as they get closer to finding the culprit? Guess you’ll have to pick up a copy (perhaps a signed one? We have some in the shop!) and find out!

In The Hookup Dilemma by Constance Gillam, Rashida, an aspiring restauranteur, thinks she has found the perfect space for her restaurant. But the steep asking price might be too much to overcome. That is, until a chance encounter with Elliott, the heir to an architecture empire. Elliott could be the perfect partner for Rashida’s restaurant, and the investment could be what Elliott needs to turn his father’s business around. But when others from their respective pasts find out about the building, it could send the arrangement, and a potential romance, into a freefall.

Science Fiction

Even Greater Mistakes: Stories is a collection of short fiction from bestselling author Charlie Jane Anders. There’s the woman who can see all the possible branching futures is dating the man who can see the one and only foreordained future, and a wildly popular slapstick filmmaker is drawn, against his better judgment, into working with a fascist militia, against a background of social collapse, among other fascinating stories featuring intriguing characters. The stories collected here upend genre cliches, revitalize classic tropes and provide biting social commentary through humor and heightened realism.

Noor by Nnedi Okorafor takes place in a postapocalyptic Africa. Anwuli Okwudili prefers to be called AO. To her, these initials have always stood for Artificial Organism. Born with physical deformities, AO faced more physical challenges following a car accident. Yet instead of viewing her strange body the way the world views it, as freakish, unnatural, even the work of the devil, AO embraces all that she is: A woman with a ton of major and necessary body augmentations. When a trip to the market goes wrong, AO finds herself on the run with DNA, a Fulani herdsman, as they race against time across the desert. In a world where all things are streamed, everyone is watching the “reckoning of the murderess and the terrorist” and the “saga of the wicked woman and mad man” unfold. 


Termination Shock is a technothriller from bestselling author Neal Stephenson that tackles climate change and the man-made forces that shape our present and future. One man has a Big Idea for reversing global warming, a master plan perhaps best described as “elemental.” But will it work? And just as important, what are the consequences for the planet and all of humanity should it be applied? Pick up a copy and find out – maybe even one of the signed copies we have in stock!

Young Adult

The Nobleman’s Guide to Scandal and Shipwrecks is the conclusion to Mackenzi Lee’s Montague Siblings trilogy! Adrian Montague has a bright future ahead, not to mention he is the sole heir to his father’s vast estate. But he also secretly suffers from debilitating anxiety, and the strain of trying to keep that hidden threatens to thwart his future. In the wake of his mother’s unexpected death, Adrian is also concerned people will find out that he has the mental illness she struggled with for years. When a newly found keepsake of hers—a piece of a broken spyglass—comes into Adrian’s possession, he’s thrust into the past and finds himself face to face Monty and Felicity, siblings he never knew he had. Come along as they try to unravel family secrets and mysteries.


One of your favorite superheroes is back with a new collection of stories perfect for younger fans! Marvel-Verse: Spider-Man features enjoy a modern spin on Spidey’s classic origin tale of power and responsibility, as a spider bite transforms the life of unpopular teen Peter Parker — for better and worse! Other stories find Spider-Man trying to save Aunt May and fighting villains like Doc Ock, Kraven the Hunter, Mysterio, and more from the Sinister Six!

Nature’s Treasures by Ben Hoare features over 100 objects from the natural world and tells the stories behind them! Learn how huge whales eat tiny animals from looking at their bristly teeth, why butterflies shine and glitter in the sunlight from seeing their minute wing scales, how plants transport water and food around from examining a delicate leaf skeleton, and what makes every snowflake unique from admiring their miniature, branching crystals of ice. And that is just four of the stories in this gorgeous collection! A perfect gift for the curious, outdoor-loving child!


Dogs on the Trail: A Year in the Life is a photographic account of professional mushers Blair Braverman’s and Quince Mountain’s sled dog team! With gorgeous photos from Braverman’s Twitter feed, follow along from the beginning of fall to training on dry land and snow, camping and racing, the spring muddy season, and summer puppies! The book ends on a beginning, in anticipation of the adventurous lives that the new pups have in store.


Everything I Need to Know I Learned from Betty White: 100 Years of Wisdom from the First Lady of Television celebrates America’s sweetheart Betty White ahead of her 100th birthday in January 2022! In a television career spanning more than 80 years, Betty experienced the highs and lows of the industry with her signature wit and kindness. This book helps readers address their own real-life challenges by examining how Betty would have done so with kindness, forthrightness, and good humor.

As a HUGE fan of The Office, I have been SO EXCITED for Welcome to Dunder Mifflin: The Ultimate Oral History of The Office! Brian Baumgartner (aka Kevin) conducted a series of interviews for his podcast The Oral History of The Office. Those interviews with the cast and crew were compiled into this book with never-before-seen photos that tell the behind-the-scenes stories of this classic sitcom. Relive your favorite moments, maybe with a Pretzel Day pretzel or some of Kevin’s famous chili. This is the perfect gift for Office fans!

Social Sciences

Ever wanted to learn more about a subject like, say, anthropology, but became overwhelmed by the number of materials out there? Enter the latest in the Degree in a Book series, Anthropology: Everything You Need to Know to Master the Subject – in One Book! Dive deep into the study of human culture and societies with this book perfect for students and newcomers alike.


Check out this gorgeous hardback edition of the classic Japanese text The Book of Five Rings by Miyamoto Musashi! The undefeated swordsman Musashi wrote five scrolls describing the “true principles” required for victory in the martial arts and on the battlefield. This edition features gold embossing and gilded page edges

Another classic text now available in this gorgeous hardback edition, The Way of the Samurai by Inazo Nitobe reveals the greater depths found in samurai culture; they were not simply warriors but an aristocratic class who practiced literary and military arts in equal measure. This edition features gold embossing and gilded page edges as well.

Food & Drink

Taste Makers: Seven Immigrant Women Who Revolutionized Food in America by Mayukh Sen traces America’s culinary history through the lives of seven immigrant chefs and food writers. This group biography stretches from World War II to the present, tracing the stories of women like Mexican-born Elena Zelayeta, a blind chef; Marcella Hazan, the deity of Italian cuisine; and Norma Shirley, a champion of Jamaican dishes, in vivid and empathetic detail. Taste Makers will challenge the way readers look at what’s on their plate—and the women whose labor, overlooked for so long, makes those meals possible

Body, Mind, & Spirit

The Wild Unknown Pocket Tarot Deck and Guidebook takes Kim Krans’ bestselling deck and puts it into a pocket-sized tin for easy portability. Featuring the same hand-drawn imagery in Krans’ iconic, mystical style, this will introduce a new audience to the magic of the tarot and is a keepsake collectible sure to delight Krans’ longtime fans. 

Visit our website for information on these titles and more! And don’t forget – if we don’t have a book in stock we are more than happy to order it for you, or you can visit our Bookshop page!

We hope to see you soon!

New Releases – November 9, 2021

Aimee here with another great week of new releases gracing the shelves of The Haunted Book Shop!

Young Adult


Every generation at the coming of the Blood Moon, seven families each name a champion to compete in a secret tournament to the death. Co-written by Amanda Foody and Christine Lynn Herman, All of Us Villains follows four of those chosen to compete for exclusive control of a secret wellspring of high magick long thought depleted. A recent tell-all book about the competition brings a new level of attention to the fight – and the competitors gain insight into one another previous competitors never had. In her review, HBS’s Candace said “the twists and turns…will have you flipping pages faster than a class ten curse.”

Stormbreak is the conclusion of author Natalie C. Parker’s Seafire Trilogy. Caledonia Styx is ready to risk everything to finally defeat Lir, the man who destroyed her family. But Lir is stronger than ever after taking control of warlord Aric Athair’s army, making the seas more dangerous than ever. To meet these challenges, Caledonia must form an unlikely (and unsteady) alliance with someone who hates Lir almost as much as Caledonia. How will the final battle play out? Pick up the book and find out!

Action & Adventure

Ramey, I. is the victim of a bet gone wrong in Roxy by Neal Shusterman and Jarrod Shusterman. The seductive and lethal Roxy (Oxycontin) and the smart, high-achieving Addison (Adderall) decide to see who can bring their mark to “the Party” first. But there are two I. Rameys – soccer player Isaac thrown into Roxy’s orbit thanks to an injury, and his older sister Ivy, whose increasing frustration with her untreated ADHD leads her to renew her acquaintance with Addy. See how this battle plays out in this twisty new thriller.


Like a lot of people in the days of pandemic lockdown, I binge-watched a lot of New Girl and laughed at actor Max Greenfield’s (aka Schmidt) Instagram videos showing the struggles of virtual learning. So I was really excited to hear about I Don’t Want to Read This Book written by Schmi-I mean, Max-and illustrated by Mike Lowery. Words, sentences, and even worse, paragraphs fill up books. Ugh! So what’s a reluctant reader to do? Enter this high-energy and hilarious picture book perfect for those kids (and adults) who think they don’t want to read books. Hashtag excitement!

Interrupting Chicken: Cookies for Breakfast is the latest book featuring David Ezra Stein’s little red chicken! When the little red chicken wakes up bright and early on a Saturday morning craving cookies for breakfast, she tries to persuade Papa by jarring him awake and inserting cookies – and herself! – into every nursery rhyme they read together. Will the early bird get the cookie? Read along and find out!

Comics & Graphic Novels

Available for the first time in paperback, The Dark Horse Book of Horror takes readers on a journey through the darkest corners of the horror genre with tales from Mike Mignola, Evan Dorkin, Jill Thompson, Gary Gianni, Robert E. Howard and more. Get ready to be scared out of your minds!

Dracula: Son of the Dragon by Mark Sable and Salgood Sam brings the original digital series Dracula: Son of the Dragon into this collection. Part historical fiction, part horror fantasy, this graphic novel is a blood-soaked epic of the real-life Vlad the Impaler’s transformation into the vampire Dracula. Fans new and old will be enthralled by the intriguing tale and graphic illustrations.

For those looking for a little more humor, Murder Book: A Graphic Memoir of a True Crime Obsession by Hilary Fitzgerald Campbell might just be the answer! This humorous graphic investigation into the author and New Yorker cartoonist’s obsession with true crime attempts to answer the question, Why is it so much fun to read about death and dismemberment? Campbell brings humor and thoughtful personal touch to this blend of memoir, cultural criticism, and true crime with a focus on the often-overlooked victims of notorious killers.

Literary Fiction

Now available in paperback, A Thousand Ships by Natalie Haynes puts the women, girls, and goddesses at the forefront of the Trojan War story. From the Trojan women whose fates now lie in the hands of the Greeks to the Amazon princess who fought Achilles on their behalf, from Penelope awaiting the return of Odysseus to the three goddesses whose feud started it all, Haynes weaves together these women’s stories of life, love, and rivalries in the shadows of history’s most infamous war.


Everything is perfect in Catherynne M. Valente’s Comfort Me with Apples…or is it? Sophia has the perfect husband and perfect home in Arcadia Gardens. But sometimes Sophia wonders about dark, strange things. The look on her husband’s face after a long business trip and unanswered questions. The locked basement she isn’t allowed to enter. Neighbors who won’t meet her gaze when she asks questions. But everything is perfect, right? Find out in this twisty fantasy thriller!

Get ready for the upcoming Amazon series with this stunning hardcover repackage of The World of Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time! Packed with gorgeous full-color art, legends, and stories from the iconic series, the maps of the world, portraits of central characters, landscapes, objects of power, and more, devoted fans and newcomers alike will enjoy this engaging series companion!


Lisa Stone’s The Cottage follows Jan Hamlin, a woman looking for a new start after losing her job and her boyfriend. She jumps at the chance to rent a secluded cottage on the edge of Coleshaw Woods. But the fresh start takes a terrifying turn when Jan starts hearing strange voices at night and taps at her windows. Something is outside and will not go away but Jan is determined to stay. But the nightmare is just beginning. How will Jan fare in this twisting thriller? Pick up a copy and find out!


Scientist: E.O. Wilson: A Life in Nature is Richard Rhodes’ masterful, timely, and fully-authorized biography of the highly influential Alabama-born biologist and naturalist E.O. Wilson. Fascinated from an early age by the natural world in general and ants in particular, his fieldwork on them and on all social insects has vastly expanded our knowledge of their many species and fascinating ways of being. Thanks to Rhodes’ complete and unfettered access to Wilson, his associates, and his papers, this biography captures the man and the science behind some of the most influential, crucial scientific endeavors.

Body, Mind, & Spirit

First published in 1923 and translated into over 40 languages, The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran is a beloved and timeless spiritual classic. A prophet named Almustafa shares his wisdom over the course of eight essays, where he touches on the deepest profundities of life—pain and loss, friendship and love, joy and sorrow. This new, pocket-sized edition of features the text and illustrations of Gibran’s original edition, just in a more compact size.

Visit our website for information on these titles and more! And don’t forget – if we don’t have a book in stock we are more than happy to order it for you, or you can visit our Bookshop page!

We hope to see you soon!

New Releases – October 12, 2021

Aimee here with your latest batch of new releases coming this week to The Haunted Book Shop!

Local Author Release!

Chompsey Chomps Books is the latest children’s book from The Haunted Book Shop’s own Candice Marley Connor! Chompsey is great at many things, like chomping and weaving flower crowns. But reading is hard for him – why do the words and letters not stay on the page? A discouraged Chompsey chomps at words as they fly away. How will he ever get the words to stay still and make sense? This book is Dyslexic inclusive; it is printed in a font that everyone can read, including people with dyslexia. For more info about the font, please visit And join Chompsey on his reading adventure!


Alice Hoffman concludes her Practical Magic series with The Book of Magic! The Owens family has been cursed when it comes to love for nearly 300 years, but it seems like that may be about to change. An attempt to save a man’s life brings together three generations of Owens women, and one long-lost brother, as they travel from Paris to London to the English countryside to come together and break the curse. Revisit your favorite characters and enjoy this breathtaking conclusion to an amazing story!

Described as a “serio-comic semi-autobigraphical thriller,” former Star Trek: The Next Generation actor Brent Spiner took his on-set experiences and turned them into Fan Fiction: A Mem-Noir Inspired by True Events, a “zany…love letter to fandom.” Fans of Star Trek are sure to enjoy cameos from LeVar Burton, Patrick Stewart, and other well-known characters, while non-fans may just enjoy laughing along with Spiner’s adventures.


In Kat Rosenfield’s No One Will Miss Her, town pariah Lizzie Oullette is dead – and her husband, Dwayne, is nowhere to be found. As Detective Ian Bird investigates, Lizzie narrates from beyond the grave as an unexpected lead takes the detective to the big city to meet Adrienne Richards – social media influencer, wife of a disgraced billionaire, and renter of Lizzie’s lake house. Described as “a Gone Girl for the gig economy,” readers will enjoy seeing the twists, turns, and connections between Lizzie and Adrienne.

Silverview is the last completed spy novel by the late John le Carré. Julian Lawndsley has left the big city for a simple life running a small bookshop in the English countryside. But when Edward, a Polish émigré living in Silverview, appears on Julian’s doorstep, he seems to know a little too much about Julian’s life – and is a little too curious about his new venture. Things intensify when a mysterious letter outlining a dangerous leak brings a spy chief from London into the sleepy town.

State of Terror is an international thriller co-authored by the unique team of former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and bestselling novelist Louise Penny. Secretary of State Ellen Adams was a surprising choice for the job, seeing as she was one of the harshest critics of the new president. When a baffling text message sets off a chain reaction of threats and terrorist attacks, the untested Ellen must convene an unusual team of state department experts, journalists, and a young FSO to take down this intricate and carefully constructed conspiracy.

True Crime

A Brotherhood Betrayed: The Man Behind the Rise and Fall of Murder, Inc. by Michael Cannell traces the history of the organization by recounting the story of Abe Reles. Reles had been a trusted executioner for Murder, Inc. and he was ready to talk, ratting out his murderous associates in exchange for police protection. But before he could stand trial, his shattered body was discovered on the rooftop outside his heavily-guarded hotel room. Did he try to escape…or was it punishment?


Wicked is back on the Broadway stage and Gregory Maguire goes back to Oz with The Brides of Maracoor, the first volume in Maguire’s Another Day series! When Elephaba’s granddaughter, Rain, washes ashore unconscious in a foreign land, with no memory of her past, she is cared for by the seven Brides of Maracoor, a group of women tasked with keeping time moving forward. As the brides debate what to do with Rain, they receive their yearly visit from the island’s civil servant overseer, who is perplexed both by Rain’s physical appearance and her presence on the island. The trilogy will follow Rain as she discovers who she is and how she will find her way back to Oz. Join in the adventure now!


The Haunted Book Shop’s own Alex is so excited for Star Wars Visions: Ronin by Emma Mieko Candon! Following a failed rebellion, a former Sith wanders on the edge of the Outer Rim accompanied by a faithful droid and a lightsaber. Not much is known about him, as he keeps quiet about his past. But as the galaxy’s cycle of violence imposes on his self-imposed exile, it becomes evident that he won’t be able to escape his enigmatic past.


Hidden Sins is the latest re-release from Selena Montgomery, the alter ego of bestselling author and Nobel Peace Prize nominee Stacey Abrams. Mara Reed has been running scams and on the run since she was 18. Hiding out in her small Texas hometown following her latest skirmish, she is facing sure death when she is rescued by a mysterious stranger. Forensic anthropologist Ethan Stuart is investigating a gruesome discovery with links to the church headed by Mara’s father. With him needing help and Mara needing protection, the two team up to search for the truth…if they manage to survive.

Young Adult


The Keeper of the Night is the first book in a planned duology from Kylie Lee Baker. Half British Reaper, half Japanese Shinigami, Ren Scarborough yearns for acceptance that she never received from the Reapers who raised her. When she is forced to flee for her life, Ren and her younger brother travel to Japan and the dark underworld of Yomi, where Ren finally hopes to feel a sense of belonging. Instead, the Goddess of Death sends Ren on an impossible mission – succeed, and maybe she can earn a place in Death’s services. Come along as Ren learns whether belonging is worth the price.


The Christmas Pig is a holiday adventure from J.K. Rowling. Jack loves his childhood toy Dur Pig, or DP for short. When DP goes missing at Christmas, Jack teams up with his newest toy (and DP’s replacement) the Christmas Pig and embarks on an incredible journey to find what was lost and save the greatest friend Jack has ever known.

To welcome another person is to make new connections, new friendships, and new ways of viewing the world. A Hundred Thousand Welcomes by Mary Lee Donovan teaches readers how to “welcome!” in twelve different languages. With illustrations from Lian Cho, come along as we learn new ways to share this message of hope and acceptance! The book includes a pronunciation guide, a note from the artist, a note from the author, and information about the languages featured in the book.

Roxy and her friends are back for another adventure in Roxy the Unisaurus Rex Presents: Oh No! The Talent Show, written by Eva Chen with illustrations by Matthew Rivera! Everyone at Roxy and Dexter’s school is excited for the talent show – except Dexter, who feels like he doesn’t have any talent. But with a little help from Roxy, he learns he might just have the best talent of all – being a friend!

Fun & Games

Schitt’s Creek fans, we love this journey for you! Schitt Happens: An Unofficial Coloring Book for Fans of Schitt’s Creek features illustrations by Valentin Ramon of all your favorite scenes. From Moira Rose’s Wall of Wigs, to Cafe Tropical and Rose Apothecary, color along as you venture on your latest series rewatch!

Mind & Body

Also known as Book Four, or Liber ABA, Aleister Crowley’s Four Books of Magick bring together many rituals, received texts, theorems, unequalled insights into the practice of magick, culminating in The Book of the Law, the central, sacred text dictated to Crowley by a preternatural entity. This edition features an introduction from Stephen Skinner, one of the world’s leading experts on Western esoteric traditions and magic, sharing his insights into Crowley’s take on yoga, ceremonial magick and Thelema.

Visit our website for information on these titles and more! And don’t forget – if we don’t have a book in stock we are more than happy to order it for you, or you can visit our Bookshop page!

We hope to see you soon!

New Releases – September 7, 2021

New month, new releases!


In Matrix, seventeen-year-old Marie de France, freshly cast aside from the royal court by Eleanor of Aquitaine, ventures to England as the designated new prioress of an impoverished abbey. As she tries to adjust to her new life, Marie resolves to use her tenacity and determination, cultivated from a long line of women warriors and crusaders, to forge a new path for the women she now leads and protects. Lauren Groff’s first novels since her best-selling Fates and Furies explores the power of female creativity in a corrupted world.


Witch Please by Ann Aguirre is a fun fall read! Danica Waterhouse is a witch dealing with the aftermath of a messy breakup when she makes a pact with her cousin: protect their hearts and have fun, away from the critical voices of Waterhouse women. The plan goes awry when Danica meets Titus Winnaker, a man trying to pick up the pieces after his own tragic loss amidst a curse of romantic doom. So what happens next? Find out in this rom-com perfect for fall weather and spooky season!

Portrait of a Scotsman by Evie Dunmore introduces Hattie Greenfield, a London banking heiress with ambitions – ambitions that seem all but destined to come to a halt when she meets her new husband, Lucien Blackstone. Lucien is a financier with a murky past and ruthless reputation with no room for Hattie’s ideas and apprehension. But a trip to Scotland brings the two a new perspective.

As the most successful producer in franchise history, Dev Deshpande spends his days crafting fairy tale moments for a popular reality dating show. When the show casts disgraced tech wunderkind Charlie Winshaw, Dev has his work cut out for him. Charlie only agreed to do the show as a way to rehabilitate his tarnished image. On-camera, he is stiff and anxious with contestants; off-camera he is still awkward, but with an icy touch. As Charlie begins to open up to Dev, it becomes apparent he has more of a connection with Dev than any of the other contestants. What happens when the on-camera story veers from the formula? I guess you’ll have to read The Charm Offensive by Alison Cochrun to find out!

Young Adult

If you read HBS’s own Candice’s book The Existence of Bea Pearl, (which you all should!) Candice calls Gray, the main character in Dark and Shallow Lies “Bea Pearl’s older, edgier cousin from Louisiana.” In this paranormal thriller from Ginny Myers Sain, seventeen-year-old Gray spends the summers in La Cachette, Louisiana, the self-proclaimed “Psychic Capital of the World.” Gray’s best friend Elora disappeared from town six months ago, and Gray doesn’t understand how in a town full of psychics no one knows what happened. As Gray begins digging into the mystery, she learns everyone in town is hiding something. When a stranger emerges from the bayou with links to Elora and the town’s history, Gray learns there is more to the town than she ever knew.

In Your Life Has Been Delayed by Michelle I. Mason, Jenny Waters faces a strange new world. She boarded a flight in 1995, but upon landing, she and the other passengers are told they disappeared 25 years earlier and were presumed dead. As Jenny adapts to a world of smartphones and social media as her story goes viral, she also must contend with family and friends, including a former best friend, a growing crush on a boy with an uncomfortable connection to her past, and a world of conspiracy theorists determined to discredit Jenny’s experience.

Little Women is one of my favorite books and So Many Beginnings: A Little Women Remix by Bethany C. Morrow takes the classic story of Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy and reimagines it as a story of four young Black women in 1863, coming of age during the Civil War on the North Carolina Freedman’s Colony of Roanoke Island.

When Bryn Roth receives a letter from her uncle Henrik on her eighteenth birthday, summoning her to return to Bastian, Bryn determines she will prove herself and finally take her place amongst her long-lost family. But Bryn soon finds that even though the family wields influence over Bastian, there are still remnants of the kinds of shady business that got her parents killed years ago. See how Bryn navigates personal and political influence in The Last Legacy by Adrienne Young.

Dahlia Adler brought together a team of writers to produce His Hideous Heart: A Collection of Edgar Allan Poe’s Most Unsettling Tales Reimagined. These new tales are featured alongside the original tales. Whether you know these stories by heart or are discovering them for the first time here, this collection is sure to amaze and inspire!

The Jessica Darling series by Megan McCafferty first came out when I was in middle and high school, so I feel like I grew up alongside Jessica. I am so excited that they are being re-released as part of the 20th anniversary of Sloppy Firsts (book one of the series), so a new generation can get to know Jessica. Charmed Thirds follows Jessica during her college years in New York City, years full of change, upheaval, and surprises. Told through journal entries, Jessica brings readers into her innermost thoughts as she navigates life.

Fazbear Frights: Friendly Face is Volume 10 in the Five Nights at Freddy’s series by Scott Cawthon. In three novella-length stories pulled from the series canon, Cawthon pulls out all the stops to scare even his hardiest series fans. Check this out if you want to be scared!


Another series I loved growing up, the Baby-Sitters Club, is reimagined as a series of graphic novels for a new generation! Kristy and the Snobs is the latest installment. After Kristy’s mom remarries and moves the family to the ritzy neighborhood across town, Kristy finds herself feeling out of place and unwelcome. The neighborhood kids make fun her clothes, the BSC, even Kristy’s old dog, Louie. Kristy leans on her friends as they try to find their footing in this new neighborhood.

This special edition of Dragonslayer (Wings of Fire: Legends) by Tui T. Sutherland takes readers back in time to view Pyrrhia with new eyes! Ivy does not trust the Dragonslayer, even if he is her father and beloved ruler of Valor. Leaf does not trust dragons – they killed his favorite sister, Wren, and now Leaf will do whatever it takes to slay them. But Wren survived. When the three cross paths with dragons, it shapes the destinies of both species.

Tiny T. Rex and the Tricks of Treating by Jonathan Stutzman and illustrated by Jay Fleck is another adorable book to get the kids excited for Halloween! Tiny and Pointy love Halloween and they want to share what they have learned so everyone can have the perfect treat-filled Halloween. But as Tiny and Pointy learn, sometimes the sweetest treat of Halloween isn’t the candy at all.

Willodeen by Katherine Applegate is about a little girl who wants to make a difference in the big world. Eleven-year-old Willodeen loves all creatures. She especially loves the strange, unlovable beasts called “Screechers” that inhabit her home village of Perchance. When Perchance faces a series of natural disasters, including the loss of the annual hummingbear migration, Willodeen, with the help of her new friend Connor, speaks up for the animals she loves.

When twin siblings Dani and Dorian miss the bus to magic school, they never imagined they would end up declared traitors and find themselves ensnared in a wild adventure to clear their names. Hooky by Miriam Bonastre Tur is based on the popular webcomic from WebToon and fans new and old will enjoy following Dani and Dorian on their wild mishaps and adventures.

Yusuf Azeem is Not a Hero is a timely and powerful read from Saadia Faruqi. Yusuf Azeem has spent his life in Frey, Texas and has dreamed of competing in the local robotics competition, which he knows he can win. But this year’s competition falls on the 20th anniversary of the September 11th attacks, which has his family on edge and has Yussuf facing challenges beyond robotics. As a group of townspeople protest the building of a new mosque in town, Yusuf must face anger and bullies with understanding and love.

Fairy Tale Science: Explore 25 Classic Tales Through Hands-On Experiments combines the stories we know with a STEM twist! Readers can explore the laws of physics, principles of chemistry, and the wonders of biology through the stories of Snow White, Chicken Little, and more.

The Who Would Win? series is pretty popular with kids who come into the shop, and Who Would Win?: Extreme Animal Rumble combines five of those books into one exciting volume! Learn about animal anatomy, behavior, and more alongside photos and illustrations as you explore these exciting animal showdowns

In Pete the Cat’s Groovy Imagination, the 12th book in the Pete the Cat series by Kimberly and James Dean, Pete learns he can use his “groovy” imagination (and a cardboard box) to chase the blues away!


Never Saw Me Coming, the debut thriller from Vera Kurian, follows a group of students diagnosed with psychopathy who are being hunted on campus. Chloe Sevre is one of those students. An honors freshman with a high IQ and diagnosed psychopathy, Chloe wears a smartwatch that tracks her movements and moods as part of a clinical study. This study inadvertently brought together some of the most dangerous minds who feel no guilt or fear. When one of the participants is found murdered, it becomes clear that everyone, including Chloe, is in danger. As they join forces to figure out who is after them, the group must learn to trust each other.


The Haunting of Leigh Harker is the latest ghost story from Darcy Coates. Leigh Harker is certain her house is haunted – curtains open on their own, radios turn off and on, and a dark figure looms outside her window, waiting for her to let her guard down and fall asleep. Pushed to the brink but not wanting to abandon the home, Leigh searches for answers. But the more she digs, the more it seems the house may be the one keeping troubling secrets.

Certain Dark Things by Silvia Moreno-Garcia is back in print and, for the first time ever, available in paperback! Domingo is a garbage-collecting street kid just trying to survive the streets of Mexico City when he meets Atl, a jaded vampire on the run. Atl is smart, beautiful, and dangerous – she the descendent of Aztec blood drinkers – and Domingo is mesmerized. Atl needs to escape the city and though she didn’t plan on Domingo coming along, the two band together to survive.

New Releases – August 31, 2021

Let’s close out August with another batch of new releases coming to The Haunted Bookshop!


Superspy-in-training Ben Ripley returns in Spy School Revolution, the eighth book in the Spy School series by Stuart Gibbs. When the CIA conference room next door is bombed, Ben is surprised to learn Erica Hale, a well-respected fellow spy-in-training, is the prime suspect. To prove Erica is not a double-agent, Ben must face the Croatoan – an evil organization so mysterious, the only proof it exists dates back to the American Revolution. How will Ben solve the mystery? Pick up this book to find out!

Two Spy School books in one week?! How lucky are we! In Spy School at Sea, the action picks up with Ben finding his nemesis Murray Hill in Central America getting ready to board the world’s biggest cruise ship, The Emperor of the Seas, as it heads out on its maiden voyage around the world. Ben poses as part of a family with Erica and his best friend Mike to board the ship and track Murray. But of course, nothing goes to plan. Enjoy this ninth book in the Spy School series!

Check out Big Nate: Aloha! the latest book in the Big Nate series by Lincoln Peirce! Because Aloha can mean both hello and goodbye, it is the perfect word to describe Nate’s current state – he doesn’t know if he’s coming or going. All of your favorite characters return for new adventures with Nate, including Nate needing to tap into his superhero side to solve a crime he witnessed at Klassic Komix.

The Table 5 gang try to find a way to keep Molly’s family from moving away in Trouble at Table 5: Countdown to Disaster, the sixth book in this series by Tom Watson. Readers will enjoy this illustrated chapter book as they watch Molly, Rosie, and Simon create a scavenger hunt to show Molly’s family how much they love their neighborhood – all before the moving trucks are set to arrive.

Friends Forever is a follow-up to Real Friends and Best Friends, the previous best-selling graphic memoirs from Shannon Hale and LeUyen Pham. Shannon is in eighth grade and everything is changing. In the midst of all the chaos, Shannon struggles with insecurities, the fear of disappointing everyone, and her undiagnosed depression. Using humor, warmth, and insight, Hale and Pham give readers a reminder that we are all enough and need to love ourselves as we are.

Young Adult

In an extension of Cassandra Clare’s Shadowhunters novels, Chain of Gold is the first in a new triology that follows Shadowhunter Cordelia Carstairs. When Cordelia’s father is accused of a terrible crime, she travels with her brother to London in hopes of saving the family from impending ruin. While her mother wants to marry her off, Cordelia aspires to be a hero, not a bride. When she meets up with childhood friends James and Lucie Herondale, Cordelia creates a new life for herself while in search of answers. But when a series of demon attacks shock and devastate London, Cordelia and her friends are faced with a series of challenges they have never encountered before.

Bestselling author Marie Lu returns with Skyhunter, a new YA sci-fi novel about a world broken by war and inhabited by danger around every corner. Mara is the only free nation left after the Karensa Foundation conquered twelve other kingdoms. Talin and her mother escaped the Federation and sought asylum in Mara, where they are not necessarily welcomed with open arms. Even as Mara looks like it too may fall to the Federation, Talin is not ready to give up. Check out Book One before the sequel comes out in September!

Enola Holmes is back with the latest book in the series, Enola Holmes and the Black Barouche by Nancy Springer! In this latest installment, the younger sister of Sherlock and Mycroft Holmes steps in to help Letitia Glover, a distraught woman who showed up on Sherlock’s doorstep desperate for answers about her sister, Felicity. Armed with a vague note from her sister’s husband, the Earl of Dunhench, and a suspicious death certificate, Enola decides to go undercover to solve the mystery. Felicity may not be the first of the Earl’s wives to die under mysterious circumstances, and Enola feels the secret to unlocking the mystery lies with a black barouche that arrived at the Earl’s house in the middle of the night. As she digs deeper into the mystery, Enola enlists the help of a cast of characters, including her famous brother, to solve the case.



Released in conjunction with the Apple TV+ series premiere, check out Foundation by Issac Asimov, the classic sci-fi epic that started it all. Hari Seldon is the creator of psychohistory, a revolutionary science that allows him to see into the future. As the Galactic Empire around him is dying, Hari must use his skills and gather the best minds in the Empire to preserve knowledge and save humankind. He calls this collective the Foundation. But as corrupt warlords encroach closer, the Foundation must figure out how to fight back, lest they be destroyed.


Master of Poisons by Andrea Hairston is an epic fantasy that brings together Hairston’s masterful prose with folklore and storytelling traditions. Djola, a spymaster of the Arkhysian Empire, is desperately trying to save his adopted homeland even though he is stuck in exile. Awa is a young woman in training to become a powerful grigot, is meanwhile discovering her powers and pushing the limits of what she can accomplish. New to this edition is a conversation between Hairston and fellow author Daniel Jose Older.


The latest from author Richard Powers, Operation Wandering Soul takes place in the pediatrics ward of a Los Angeles hospital. Resident doctor Richard Kraft and therapist Linda Espera act as surrogate parents to the young patients, tasked with keeping them alive through stories of imagination and hope, even in a place where hope is in short supply. The two spin stories of restoration and escape, but as the inevitable ends draw near, Richard and Linda must face forgotten chapters of their own lives to brace themselves for what comes next.


Why is it so fun to scare ourselves? Darryl Jones explores this phenomenon alongside classic horror stories in Horror: A Very Short Introduction. Through his exploration of genre tropes like monsters, vampires, and ghosts, Jones address why the psychological thrills and macabre scenes disturb us and how society responds to the shock. This latest installment of the Very Short Introduction series would make a great accompaniment to any scary story as we head into the season of ghost stories and campfires!


Described as “Shirley Jackson meets Friday the 13th,” My Heart is a Chainsaw by Stephen Graham Jones follows Jade Daniels, a young girl with an abusive father, an absent mother trying to manage life in her small town. Jade loves horror movies and uses her knowledge of the genre to make sense of Proofrock’s history. But when the blood really starts running through the Indian River, Jade uses her wealth of knowledge to predict how the plot will unfold in town. And in the process lets readers into the world of a young woman angry and desperate for a home.

The latest book from The Girl on the Train‘s Paula Hawkins, A Slow Fire Burning is an equally twisting tale of murder and revenge. When the body of a young man is discovered on a London houseboat, the lives of three women are turned upside down in the search for answers. Each has a different connection to the victim and tensions simmer below the surface as the women seek answers and revenge.

Revisit Hercule Poirot with The Big Four by Agatha Christie. In this new edition that features exclusive content from Christie, Hercule Poirot finds himself embroiled in a global conspiracy as he tries to solve the mystery of the shadowy figure who appeared at his bedroom door one night.


The Heart Principle, the latest book by Helen Hoang, introduces readers to Anna Sun, a violinist who first went viral in a YouTube video who is now struggling to recapture the magic of that first hit. In the midst of struggling with burnout, her longtime boyfriend announces he wants an open relationship before making a final commitment. Fed up and angry, Anna decides to embark on a string of one-night stands. Enter Quan Diep, a motorcycle riding tattooed guy who upends Anna’s pursuit of reckless romantic abandon. When tragedy strikes Anna’s family, the expectations and stress threaten Anna’s and Quan’s budding relationship.

Body, Mind, and Spirit

Featuring recipes, spells, and guides for herbs and candle crafting, those interested in “the Lexicon of Witchcraft” will find Candlelight Spells by Gerina Dunwich their go-to source.

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