Culture • By The Cluster Team • 13/01/2018 • 0 comments


    National Bookstore helps us welcome the New Year with 8 new reads worth filling our minds with! Get ready to read your new favorite books. 



    Sea of Strangers 1




    Sea of Strangers

    Lang Leav







    Whether you're deeply in love or brokenhearted, a hopeful single or hopelessly alone, Lang Leav's newest compilation of poetry and prose will surely tug at your heartstrings.




    Sea of Strangers by Lang Leav picks up from her previous international bestselling books including Love & Misadventure, Lullabies, and The Universe of Us, and sets sail for a grand new adventure.


    This completely original collection of poetry and prose will not only delight her avid fans but is sure to capture the imagination of a whole new audience. With the turn of every page, Sea of Strangers invites you to go beyond love and loss to explore themes of self-discovery and empowerment as you navigate your way around the human heart.


    Shop online:  goo.gl/SuCYur.




    Iron Gold




    Iron Gold


    Pierce Brown

    Currently on order, will be available in January 2018






    Picking up 10 years after the events of the Red Rising trilogy, Pierce Brown's newest sci-fi saga will take you into a whole new universe filled with new characters, struggles, and stories.




    In the epic next chapter of the Red Rising Saga, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Morning Star pushes the boundaries of one of the boldest series in fiction.


    They call him father, liberator, warlord, Slave King, Reaper. But he feels a boy as he falls toward the war-torn planet, his armor red, his army vast, his heart heavy. It is the tenth year of war and the thirty-third of his life.


    Red Rising was the story of the end of one universe. Iron Gold is the story of the creation of a new one. Witness the beginning of a stunning new saga of tragedy and triumph from masterly New York Times bestselling author Pierce Brown.




    Things are what you make of them




    Things are what you make of them


    Adam J. Kurtz








    Creatives everywhere and of every kind need as much inspiration and support as they can get. In his third book, graphic designer, illustrator, and bestselling author Adam J. Kurtz shares some heartfelt insights and inspiration.




    Insights and inspiration for anyone who makes art (or anything else). From the creative mind and heart of designer Adam J. Kurtz comes this upbeat rallying cry for creators of all stripes. Expanding on a series of popular essays, this handwritten and heartfelt book shares wisdom and empathy from one working artist to others. Perforated tear-and-share pages make it easy to display themost crucial reminders or to pass a bit of advice on to someone who needs it.


    As wry and cheeky as it is empathic and empowering, this deceptively simple, vibrantly full-color book will be a touchstone for writers, artists, entrepreneurs, and anyone else who wants to be more creative--even when it would be easier to give up and act normal.


    Join Adam Kurtz for a book signing event: tinyurl.com/nbsajkph.




    What Light




    What light


    Jay Asher








    A young romance that blossoms under unexpected and unusual circumstances - a young girl who lives two lives, and a young boy making up for mistakes he's made in the past - Jay Asher's most recent work is a love story that is moving, life-affirming, and truly unforgettable.





    From Jay Asher, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Thirteen Reasons Why, comes a holiday romance that will break your heart, but soon have you believing in love again. . . .


    Sierra’s family runs a Christmas tree farm in Oregon—it’s a bucolic setting for a girl to grow up in, except that every year, they pack up and move to California to set up their Christmas tree lot for the season. So Sierra lives two lives: her life in Oregon and her life at Christmas. And leaving one always means missing the other. 

    Until this particular Christmas, when Sierra meets Caleb, and one life eclipses the other.

    By reputation, Caleb is not your perfect guy: years ago, he made an enormous mistake and has been paying for it ever since. But Sierra sees beyond Caleb’s past and becomes determined to help him find forgiveness and, maybe, redemption. As disapproval, misconceptions, and suspicions swirl around them, Caleb and Sierra discover the one thing that transcends all else: true love.

    What Light is a love story that’s moving and life-affirming and completely unforgettable.




    Still me




    Still Me


    Jojo Moyes

    Currently on order, will be available in January 2018







    Louisa Clark's story isn't over yet. In this third installment of Jojo Moyes' bestselling Me Before You series, Louisa finds herself in New York City, meeting a new man who has connections to her past and facing the challenge of reconciling a heart that lives in two places. It's another fun and romantic tale you'll enjoy reading.




    From the sensational #1 New York Times bestselling author Jojo Moyes, a new book featuring her iconic heroine of Me Before You and After You, Louisa Clark


    Louisa Clark arrives in New York ready to start a new life, confident that she can embrace this new adventure and keep her relationship with Ambulance Sam alive across several thousand miles. She is thrown into the world of the superrich Gopniks: Leonard and his much younger second wife, Agnes, and a never-ending array of household staff and hangers-on. Lou is determined to get the most out of the experience and throws herself into her job and New York life within this privileged world.


    Before she knows what's happening, Lou is mixing in New York high society, where she meets Joshua Ryan, a man who brings with him a whisper of her past. In Still Me, as Lou tries to keep the two sides of her world together, she finds herself carrying secrets--not all her own--that cause a catastrophic change in her circumstances. And when matters come to a head, she has to ask herself Who is Louisa Clark? And how do you reconcile a heart that lives in two places?


    Sign up for the waitlist: goo.gl/eo5e8G.





    Ready Player One




    Ready Player One


    Ernest Cline






    In this unique dystopian thriller, Ernest Cline masterfully crafts a futuristic world filled with the same problems that have long plagued our society: greed, and the lust for power. 




    In the year 2045, reality is an ugly place. The only time teenage Wade Watts really feels alive is when he's jacked into the virtual utopia known as the OASIS. Wade's devoted his life to studying the puzzles hidden within this world's digital confines—puzzles that are based on their creator's obsession with the pop culture of decades past and that promise massive power and fortune to whoever can unlock them.


    But when Wade stumbles upon the first clue, he finds himself beset by players willing to kill to take this ultimate prize. The race is on, and if Wade's going to survive, he'll have to win—and confront the real world he's always been so desperate to escape.





    Death cure




    MAZE RUNNER: THE Death Cure


    James Dashner






    This action-packed conclusion to the Maze Runner trilogy will get your heart racing as Thomas and his fellow Gladers seek to find a cure to the Flare virus.




    WICKED has taken everything from Thomas: his life, his memories, and now his only friends—the Gladers. But it’s finally over. The trials are complete, after one final test.


    What WICKED doesn’t know is that Thomas remembers far more than they think. And it’s enough to prove that he can’t believe a word of what they say.


    Thomas beat the Maze. He survived the Scorch. He’ll risk anything to save his friends. But the truth might be what ends it all.


    The time for lies is over.




    The Last Time Ill Write About You




    The Last Time I’ll Write About You


    Dawn Lanuza

    P495; Pre-order here: goo.gl/B3VCVa.

    Available in February 2018





    Filipina author Dawn Lanuza's book, The Last Time I'll Write About You, was first published in 2014. Now, a revised and extended edition is being released featuring more of her thoughtfully profound poetry and prose. It's a great read for anyone who appreciates the power of words.




    The Last Time I’ll Write About You is popular Filipino YA and romance writer Dawn Lanuza’s debut collection of poetry. Featuring beautiful, relatable poems about first love, this book is the perfect companion for anyone who has loved, lost, and emerged anew.


    Should I be Thankful Or Regretful That my only idea Of love Is You?


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