Top Ten: New Releases

Space Battles, Secrets, Sorcery and more! Check out what is new to the Ōamaru Library this month. There is something for everyone, DVD's, fiction, non fiction, children and young adults!

To Sleep in a Sea of Stars by Christopher Paolini (Adult Fiction Rental, PAO)

During a routine survey mission on an uncolonized planet, xenobiologist Kira Navarez finds an alien relic that thrusts her into the wonders and nightmares of first contact. Epic space battles for the fate of humanity take her to the farthest reaches of the galaxy and, in the process, transform not only her - but the entire course of history.

Rodham: A Novel by Curtis Sittenfield (Adult Fiction Rental, SIT)

'Awfully opinionated for a girl' is what they call Hillary as she grows up in her Chicago suburb. Then Hillary goes to college, and her star rises. At Yale Law School she continues to be a leader - and catches the eye of driven, handsome and charismatic Bill. But when he asks her to marry him, Hillary gives him a fire No. How might things have turned out for them, for America, for the world itself, if Hillary Rodham had really turned down Bill Clinton?

From boys to men : guiding our boys to grow into happy, healthy men by Maggie Dent (Parenting, 649.132 DEN)

For boys, adolescence can be a confusing and many parents wake one day to find that their beautiful little boys have grown into silent, withdrawn, sometimes angry and often unmotivated tweens and teens. A practical guidebook by well-known Australian author, parenting and resilience educator, and one of Australia's favourite boy experts Maggie Dent, packed with advice and ground-breaking techniques

Seize The Yay : work, rest and play your way to #lifegoals by Sarah Daivdson (Health and Wellbeing, 158.1 DAV)

Kick goals in your business or career and find happiness and fulfilment in the process - Seize The Yay shows you how to do both. Entrepreneur and Co-Founder of Matcha Maiden green tea, Sarah started her first business after suffering from a case of complete adrenal exhaustion. Sharing practical tips and life advice to help you realize your own career and life dreams while staying grounded and well, Seize The Yay is your one-stop shop for achieving business success. Did somebody say #lifegoals?

Light Bringer by Claire Legrand (Young Adult, LEG)

The incredible conclusion to the Empirium Trilogy. Two queens, separated by a thousand years must face their ultimate destinies. The epic tale follows Queen Rielle, as she embraces the role as Blood Queen and her place by Corien's side, determined to become the monster the world believes her to be, while in the future Eliana fights to keep her powers at bay. But when the mysterious Prophet reveals themselves at last, everything changes, giving Rielle and Eliana a second chance for salvation—or the destruction their world has been dreading.

The personal history of David Copperfield (2019) (DVD, Film and Drama)

Adapted from the classic novel by Charles Dickens, The personal history of David Copperfield brings to life one of he author's most cherished characters. From birth to infancy, from adolescence to adulthood, the good-hearted David Copperfield (Dev Patel) is surrounded by kindness, wickedness, poverty and wealth, as he meets an array of remarkable characters in Victorian England. As David sets out to be a writer, in his quest for family, friendship, romance and status, the story of his life is the most seductive tale of all.

Five things about Ava Andrews by Margaret Dilloway (Children Orange Dot, DIL)

Eleven-year-old Ava Andrews has a Technicolor interior with a gray shell. On the inside, she bubbles with ideas and plans. On the outside, everyone except her best friend, Zelia, thinks she doesn't talk or, worse, is stuck-up. What nobody knows is that Ava has invisible disabilities: anxiety and a heart condition. When Ava is given the opportunity to shine through her writing and her self-confidence blossoms, her relationship with Zelia strains, and she learns that it isn’t enough just to raise your voice—it’s how and why you use it that matters.

Warriors: Veil of Shadows by Erin Hunter (Childrens Orange Dot, HUN)

Packed with action and intrigue, this sixth Warriors series is the perfect introduction for readers new to the Warriors world, while dedicated fans will be thrilled to discover the new adventures that unfold after the events of A Vision of Shadows. After losing one of his nine lives, ThunderClan’s leader, Bramblestar, became intent on rooting out and exiling cats he claims are traitors to the warrior code. But some cats know the truth: this isn’t the real Bramblestar, and their leader’s true spirit is desperate to return to its rightful place before the rising tension among the five Clans erupts into outright war

The Kinder Poison by Natalie Mae (Young Adult, MAE)

Perfect for fans of Victoria Aveyard and Holly Black, The Kinder Poison is an enthralling fantasy adventure that follows a teenage girl chosen to be the human sacrifice in a deadly game between three heirs who will do anything for the crown.

The Reckless Afterlife of Harriet Stoker by Lauren James (Young Adult, JAM)

When Harriet Stoker dies falling from a balcony in a long-abandoned building, she discovers a world of ghosts with magical powers shape-shifting, hypnosis, or even the ability to possess the living. As she learns more about their community, Harriet is willing to do anything to unleash her own power, even if it means destroying everyone around her.

Linda Robertson