New DVDs

movie nightMockingjay: Part 2: Still uncertain as to whom she can trust, Katniss must help 13 rise from the shadows, all the while knowing that President Snow has focused his hatred into a personal vendetta against her – and her loved ones.

Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens: As Kylo Ren and the sinister First Order rise from the ashes of the Empire, Luke Skywalker is missing when the galaxy needs him most. It’s up to Rey, a desert scavenger, and Finn, a defecting stormtrooper, to join forces with Han Solo and Chewbacca in a desperate search for the one hope of restoring peace to the galaxy.

In the Heart of the Sea: In the winter of 1820, the Essex whaling ship was assaulted by a whale of mammoth size and will. This story reveals the encounter’s harrowing aftermath, as the ship’s surviving crew is pushed to their limits and forced to do the unthinkable to stay alive.

Tut: The astounding saga of one of history’s most extraordinary rulers, Tutankhamun (King Tut), his rise to power and his struggle to lead Egypt to glory, while his closest advisors, friends and lovers scheme for their own nefarious interests.

Spotlight: When the newspaper’s tenacious ‘Spotlight’ team of reporters delve into allegations of abuse in the Catholic Church, their year-long investigation uncovers a decades-long cover-up at the highest levels of Boston’s religious, legal, and government establishment.

Concussion: A dramatic thriller based on the incredible true David vs. Goliath story of American immigrant Dr. Bennet Omalu, the brilliant forensic neuropathologist who made the first discovery of CTE, a football-related brain trauma, in a pro player and fought for the truth to be known.

The 33: In 2010, the eyes of the world turned to Chile, where 33 miners had been buried alive. Over the next 69 days, an international team worked night and day to rescue the trapped men as their families and friends, as well as millions of people globally, waited and watched anxiously for any sign of hope.

The Hateful Eight: A stagecoach hurtles through the wintry Wyoming landscape. Bounty hunter John Ruth and his fugitive Daisy race toward the town of Red Rock, where Ruth will bring Daisy to justice. As the storm overtakes the stopover, our travelers come to learn they may not make it to Red Rock.  

Secret in their Eyes: A tight knit team of rising investigators, along with their supervisor, is suddenly torn apart when they discover that one of their own teenage daughters has been brutally murdered.

Creed: Adonis Johnson never knew his famous father, world heavyweight champion Apollo Creed, who died before he was born. Still, there’s no denying that boxing is in his blood, so Adonis heads to Philadelphia, the site of Apollo Creed’s legendary match with a tough upstart named Rocky Balboa.

New Fiction

Tnew bookwormhe Secret Chord by Geraldine Brooks: Traces the arc of King David’s journey from obscurity to fame, from shepherd to soldier, from hero to traitor, from beloved king to murderous despot and into his remorseful and diminished dotage.

Devonshire Scream by Laura Childs: Tea shop owner Theodosia Browning’s life heats up when a gala at a local jewelry store serves up heists and homicide alongside her herbal teas.

The Gangster by Clive Cussler: It is 1906, and in New York City, the Italian crime group known as the Black Hand is on a spree: kidnapping, extortion, arson. Detective Isaac Bell of the Van Dorn Agency is hired to form a special ‘Black Hand Squad’ to bring the group down.

When Falcons Fall by C.S. Harris: Ayleswick-on-Teme, 1813. Sebastian St. Cyr has come to this seemingly peaceful Shropshire village to honor a slain friend and on a quest to learn more about his own ancestry. But when the body of a lovely widow is found on the banks of the River Teme, a bottle of laudanum at her side, the village’s inexperienced new magistrate turns to St. Cyr for help.

The Secrets of Midwives by Sally Hepworth: Midwife Neva Bradley is determined to keep the details surrounding her own pregnancy–including the identity of the baby’s father–hidden from her family and coworkers for as long as possible. Her mother Grace finds it impossible to let this secret rest.

Property of a Noblewoman by Danielle Steel: A young woman discovers a cache of mysterious and priceless heirlooms. Drawn to the mysterious woman in the photographs, Jane digs deeper into the woman’s luxurious, golden life and the older, dashing man who occupies her pictures and letters.

The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katrina Bivald: Broken Wheel, Iowa, has never seen anyone like Sara, who traveled all the way from Sweden just to meet her pen pal, Amy. When she arrives, however, she finds that Amy’s funeral has just ended. Luckily, the townspeople are happy to look after their bewildered tourist–even if they don’t understand her peculiar need for books.

No Shred of Evidence by Charles Todd: New York Times bestselling author Charles Todd brings back Scotland Yard’s Ian Rutledge, who must unravel an unsolved, old case before he can bring a murderer to justice  

Robert B. Parker’s Blackjack by Robert Knott: Appaloosa, the hometown of Territorial Marshals Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch, continues to prosper, but with prosperity comes a slew of new trouble: carpetbaggers, gamblers, migrants, peddlers, drifters, thieves, and whores, all boiling in a cauldron of excess and greed.

New YA Fiction

new bookwormThe Siren by Kiera Cass: Forced to work as a Siren and lure strangers to their deaths after being rescued from drowning by the Ocean, Kahlen falls in love with a human and defies the rules of her service in order to follow her heart.

Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare: Together with her parabatai Julian Blackthorn, Emma investigates a demonic plot that stretches across Los Angeles. The faeries are desperate to find out who is murdering their kind and they need the Shadowhunters’ help to do it.

The Great Hunt by Wendy Higgins: When a savage beast attacks in Eurona, the king proclaims that whoever kills the creature will win the hand of his daughter, Princess Aerity, but things get complicated when Aerity grows fond of a specific, royals-eschewing hunter, Paxton Seabolt.

Starflight by Melissa Landers: Former high school enemies Solara Brooks and Doran Spaulding must team up when they find themselves aboard a renegade spaceship.

Unhooked by Lisa Maxwell: Gwen is kidnapped to an island inhabited by fairies, a roguish ship captain, and bloodthirsty beasts, and she must save their Queen before it’s too late.

Stars Above by Marissa Meyer: A collection of six stories from the universe of the Lunar Chronicles answer such questions as: How did Cinder first arrive in New Beijing? How did the brooding soldier Wolf transform from young man to killer? When did Princess Winter and the palace guard Jacin realize their destinies?

The Shadow Queen by C.J. Redwine: In this retelling of Snow White follows the adventures of Lorelai, an exiled princess who is being pursued by a magic-wielding prince serving as the personal huntsman for evil queen Irina, who has charged him with bringing her Lorelai’s heart.

Calamity by Brandon Sanderson: David prepares for a confrontation against the High Epic to help his friend, Prof, achieve redemption and embrace his destiny.  

Sage’s Eyes by V.C. Andrews: Sage’s adoptive parents watch her obsessively. And maybe they’re right to–even she can’t make sense of the strange things she sees and hears. When Sage makes a friend who understands her gift, he becomes her confidant and a link to the truth about who she really is.

Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard: The electrifying next installment in the Red Queen series escalates the struggle between the growing rebel army and the blood-segregated world they’ve always known — and pits Mare against the darkness that has grown in her soul.