Bestsellers 2008.10.19

THE NEW YORK TIMES

HARDCOVER
3. THE PIRATE KING – R. A. Salvatore [F]
In Book 2 of the Transitions fantasy series, Drizzt returns to Luskan, a city dominated by dangerous pirates.
9. THE HOST – Stephenie Meyer [SF/YA]
Aliens have taken control of the minds and bodies of most humans, but one woman won’t surrender.
20. FOUNDATION – Mercedes Lackey [F]
21. FROM DEAD TO WORSE – Charlaine Harris
23. FAEFEVER – Karen Marie Moning
31. WOLFSBANE AND MISTLETOE – ed. by Charlaine Harris and Toni L. P. Kelner

TRADE PAPERBACK
4. THE BLACK DAGGER BROTHERHOOD – J. R. Ward
An “insider’s guide” to the vampire series, with a new novella.
21. THE MAGICAL CHRISTMAS CAT – Lora Leigh, Erin McCarthy, Nalini Singh and Linda Winstead Jones [PR]

MASS MARKET
4. MERCURY’S WAR – Lora Leigh [PR]
Ria Rodriguez poses as a clerk to uncover who has been leaking the Sanctuary’s secret information to a pharmaceutical company; Book 16 of the Breeds series. 1
5. DEAD UNTIL DARK – Charlaine Harris
Sookie Stackhouse, a psychic cocktail waitress in rural Louisiana, falls in love with a bad-boy vampire.
12. LIVING DEAD IN DALLAS – Charlaine Harris
A vampire asks the psychic waitress Sookie Stackhouse to find one of his missing companions
13. THE ROGUE HUNTER – Lynsay Sands [PR]
A workaholic lawyer seeking rest at her family cottage is drawn to her new neighbor, who unbeknownst to her is a vampire
14. UP IN SMOKE – Katie MacAlister [PR]
May Northcott, stuck in Abaddon and drawing the unwanted affections of a demon lord, may have to barter her way to freedom; a Silver Dragons book.
16. CLUB DEAD – Charlaine Harris
When Sookie Stackhouse’s boyfriend is kidnapped, she goes to Mississippi to find him with the help of an undead Elvis.
21. DEAD TO THE WORLD – Charlaine Harris
23. DEAD AS A DOORNAIL – Charlaine Harris
26. MIDNIGHT’S DAUGHTER – Karen Chance
30. SON OF A WITCH – Gregory Maguire [F]
33. MAKING MONEY – Terry Pratchett [F]
35. ONE BITE WITH A STRANGER – Christine Warren [PR]

USA TODAY TOP 150
2. Brisingr – Christopher Paolini [YA]
Third book in the adventures of Eragon
3. Twilight – Stephenie Meyer [YA]
First in “Twilight” vampire saga; Isabella falls for a vampire
4. New Moon – Stephenie Meyer [YA]
Second in “Twilight” vampire love saga
6. Eclipse – Stephenie Meyer [YA]
Third in “Twilight” vampire saga
7. Breaking Dawn – Stephenie Meyer [YA]
Concluding installment in “Twilight” vampire series
26. The Host – Stephenie Meyer [SF/YA]
Love triangle involving a man, a woman and the alien that possesses her
29. The Pirate King – R.A. Salvatore [F]
Second in series revolving around the Arcane Brotherhood
32. Deadly Night – Heather Graham [PR]
Private eye teams up with a tarot card reader to investigate his own haunted home
41. Untamed – P.C. Cast, Kristin Cast [YA]
Fourth in the House of Night vampire series
42. Dead Until Dark – Charlaine Harris
First in series about a cocktail waitress in love with a vampire; basis for HBO’s “True Blood”
50. Up in Smoke – Katie MacAlister [PR]
Second in series featuring May, whose heart belongs to otherworld leader Gabriel
55. Dark Possession – Christine Feehan [PR]
Love among ancient shape-shifters and vampires in the 18th Carpathian novel
62. The Black Dagger Brotherhood: An Insider’s Guide – J.R. Ward
Fictional guidebook to the “Black Dagger Brotherhood” series
67. Wicked – Gregory Maguire [F]
“Wizard of Oz” spinoff; basis of Broadway musical
80. Living Dead in Dallas – Charlaine Harris
Second in series about a cocktail waitress in love with a vampire; basis for HBO’s “True Blood”
86. Son of a Witch – Gregory Maguire [F]
Sequel to the novel “Wicked” revisits the land of Oz
103. Club Dead – Charlaine Harris
Trouble is brewing at Club Dead, where the vampire elite go to chill
107. Night’s Master – Amanda Ashley [PR]
A vampire falls for a mortal in the midst of a supernatural Armageddon
115. One Bite with a Stranger – Christine Warren [PR]
First in series featuring humans and vampires mingling in Manhattan
117. Midnight’s Daughter – Karen Chance [PR]
Dory, a half breed, must find her uncle, Dracula, who escaped from prison
118. The Graveyard Book – Neil Gaiman, Dave McKean [YA]
The story of Nobody Owens, a boy who lives in a graveyard and is raised by ghosts
121. Marked – P.C. Cast, Kristin Cast [YA]
Vampyre-in-training Zoey must embrace her destiny
128. Angel’s Pain – Maggie Shayne [PR]
Vampire joins a group of misfits out to seek revenge on their old mentor
129. Dead to the World – Charlaine Harris
Fourth in series about a cocktail waitress in love with a vampire; basis for HBO’s “True Blood”
143. Personal Demon – Kelley Armstrong
Eighth in the “Women of the Otherworld” series
148. Dead As a Doornail – Charlaine Harris
Shapeshifters encounter danger

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