Top Ten: New Releases

Top Ten New Releases June 2021

Check out what's new to the Ōamaru Library this month. There is something for everyone, DVD's, fiction, non-fiction, children and young adults


The Missing Sister by Lucinda Riley
(Adult Fiction Rental, RIL)

The highly anticipated seventh instalment to Lucinda Riley's Seven Sisters series, the six D'Aplièse sisters have each been on their own incredible journey to discover their heritage, but they still have one question left unanswered: who and where is the seventh sister?


The Strange Adventures of H by Sarah Burton
(Adult Fiction Rental, BUR)

Orphaned young, H is sent to live with her doting aunt in London. H's life is a happy one until her lecherous cousin robs her of her innocence, becoming an outcast - friendless, pregnant and destitute - all while the plague takes away the city and the people she loves. A story of revenge, betrayal and finding love in the most unexpected places.


The Misadventures of Polly Gillespies: Reports from a Riotous Life by Polly Gillespie
(Adult Non-Fiction, Autobiographies & Biographies, 791.44 GIL)

One of New Zealand's best-known radio personalities, Polly Gillespie walks the reader through some of the ups and downs of life, with advice, warning, and stories simply involving the awkwardnes of being Polly - a humourous and relatable read filled with great yarns, Polly hopes to make you feel better about your own misadventures and by way of her own unfortunate experiments with life, prevent you from going through some of the same things.


Chain of Iron by Cassandra Clare
(Young Adult Fiction, CLA)

The second instalment in Cassandra Clare's The Last Hours series, the Shadowhunters must catch a killer in Edwardian London. A dangerous and romantic sequel, which follows the Shadowhunters trio Cordelia, James and Lucie and the band of Merry Thieves through the city's most dangerous streets, as they hunt down a serial killer who is killing under the cover of darkness.


Sweet & Bitter Magic by Adrienne Tooley
(Young Adult Fiction, TOO)

A witch cursed to never love meets a girl hiding her own dangerous magic, and the two strike a dangerous bargain to save their queendom.


Raya and the Last Dragon (2021)
(Kids Rental DVD)

In a realm known as Kumandra, a re-imagined Earth inhabited by an ancient civilization, a warrior named Raya is determined to find the last dragon. Starring Kelly Marie Tran, Awkwafina and Gemma Chan.


Flit the Fantail and the Matariki Map by Kat Quin
(Kids Picture Books, Q)

Flit the fantail and Keri the kiwi are lost deep in the dark forest. Flit remembers the cluster of stars he spotted above his nest and hatches a clever plan to find their way home. A sweet story to celebrate Matariki (Māori New Year).


Nadia Lim's Marvellous Marvin by Nadia Lim
(Kids Picture Books, L)

An adorable debut children's book by New Zealand Chef, Nadia Lim, inspired by a true story about her cheeky chick Marvin. One night on Nadia Lim's Central Otago farm, a little chick hatches (unexpectedly) out of its egg. Nadia includes family photos, egg-citing farm and food facts and a collectable Nadia Lim fluffy pancakes recipe.


Promising Young Woman (2020)
(Film & Drama Rental DVD, P)

A young woman, traumatized by a tragic event in her past, seeks out vengeance against those who crossed her path. Starring Carey Mulligan, Bo Burnham and Adam Brody.


Best Day Walks New Zealand: easy escapes into nature by Craig McLachlan
(Adult Non-Fiction, Countries and Travel, 919.3 MCL)

Got an intch to travel but can't leave the country? Lonely Planet Best Day Walks New Zealand is your passport to 60 easy escapes into nature. These walks range from just a couple of hours to a full day, from easy to hard. Wind your way around volcanoes, feast your eyes on dramatic vistas, and scale breathtaking mountains. Get to the heart of New Zealand and begin your journey now!

Linda Robertson