The Bestsellers Lists 2008.10.26


4 A LION AMONG MEN, by Gregory Maguire. (Morrow, $26.95.) A looming civil war in Oz, seen through the eyes of the Cowardly Lion; the sequel to “Wicked” and “Son of a Witch.”
11 THE HOST, by Stephenie Meyer. (Little, Brown, $25.99.) Aliens have taken control of the minds and bodies of most humans, but one woman won’t surrender.
23 FROM DEAD TO WORSE, by Charlaine Harris (ACE)

2 DEAD UNTIL DARK, by Charlaine Harris. (Ace, $7.99.) Sookie Stackhouse, a psychic cocktail waitress in rural Louisiana, falls in love with a bad-boy vampire.
4 LIVING DEAD IN DALLAS, by Charlaine Harris. (Ace, $7.99.) A vampire asks the psychic waitress Sookie Stackhouse to find one of his missing companions.
9 CLUB DEAD, by Charlaine Harris. (Ace, $7.99.) When Sookie Stackhouse’s boyfriend is kidnapped, she goes to Mississippi to find him with the help of an undead Elvis.
15 DEAD TO THE WORLD, by Charlaine Harris. (Ace, $7.99.) Sookie Stackhouse’s vampire boyfriend has traveled to Peru, leaving her to deal with his amnesiac boss and her own missing brother. 3
16 DEAD AS A DOORNAIL, by Charlaine Harris. (Ace, $7.99.) Sookie Stackhouse is drawn into the world of were-politics when a friend’s father tries to take over his local werewolf pack.
20 UP IN SMOKE, by Katie MacAlister. (Signet, $7.99.) 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.
21 DEFINITELY DEAD, by Charlaine Harris (Ace)
22 ALL TOGETHER DEAD, by Charlaine Harris (Ace)
23 SON OF A WITCH, by Gregory Maguire (Harper)
24 THE ROGUE HUNTER, by Lynsay Sands (Avon)
25 WICKED, by Gregory Maguire (Harper)

1. Twilight
Stephenie Meyer, Little, Brown for Young Readers
Young adult: First in “Twilight” vampire saga; Isabella falls for a vampire
2. New Moon
Stephenie Meyer, Little, Brown for Young Readers
Young adult: Second in “Twilight” vampire love saga
4. Eclipse
Stephenie Meyer, Little, Brown for Young Readers
Young adult: Third in “Twilight” vampire saga
6. Breaking Dawn
Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown for Young Readers
Young adult: Concluding installment in “Twilight” vampire series
16. A Lion Among Men
Gregory Maguire, William Morrow
The Cowardly Lion is the star in this third installment of the “Wicked” series
25. Dead Until Dark
Charlaine Harris, Ace
First in series about a cocktail waitress in love with a vampire; basis for HBO’s “True Blood”
26. The Host
Stephenie Meyer, Little, Brown
Love triangle involving a man, a woman and the alien that possesses her
38. Wicked
Gregory Maguire, HarperCollins
“Wizard of Oz” spinoff; basis of Broadway musical
41. Untamed
P.C. Cast, Kristin Cast, St. Martin’s Griffin
Young adult: Fourth in the House of Night vampire series
45. Deadly Night
Heather Graham, Mira
Paranormal romance: Private eye teams up with a tarot card reader to investigate his own haunted home
46. Son of a Witch
Gregory Maguire, Harper
Sequel to the novel “Wicked” revisits the land of Oz
47. Living Dead in Dallas
Charlaine Harris, Ace
Second in series about a cocktail waitress in love with a vampire; basis for HBO’s “True Blood”
49. The Rogue Hunter
Lynsay Sands, Avon
Paranormal romance: Tenth in Argenueau Vampire series
64. Club Dead
Charlaine Harris, Ace
Trouble is brewing at Club Dead, where the vampire elite go to chill
73. Up in Smoke
Katie MacAlister, Signet
Paranormal romance: Second in series featuring May, whose heart belongs to otherworld leader Gabriel
88. Dark Possession
Christine Feehan, Jove
Paranormal romance: Love among ancient shape-shifters and vampires in the 18th Carpathian novel
90. Welcome to the Jungle: The Dresden Files
Jim Butcher, Ardian Syaf, Del Rey/Dabel Brothers
Professional wizard Harry Dresden investigates a mauling in a London zoo
93. Marked
P.C. Cast, Kristin Cast, St. Martin’s Griffin
Vampyre-in-training Zoey must embrace her destiny
95. Mercury’s War
Lora Leigh, Berkley
A new breed is created in a world populated with genetically altered creatures
112. Dead to the World
Charlaine Harris, Ace
Fourth in series about a cocktail waitress in love with a vampire; basis for HBO’s “True Blood”
119. Dead As a Doornail
Charlaine Harris, Ace
Shapeshifters encounter danger
127. All Together Dead
Charlaine Harris, Ace
Cocktail waitress Sookie must choose sides in otherworld struggle between shapeshifters and vampires
136. Definitely Dead
Charlaine Harris, Ace
Sixth in the Southern Vampire series
145. Betrayed: A House of Night Novel
P.C. Cast, Kristin Cast, St. Martin’s Griffin
Second installment in series about fledgling vampire Zoey Redbird


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