Cassie Clare still holding top spot on best sellers list

The lovely and talented Cassandra Clare is still holding onto the No. 1 spot this week with her latest, Clockwork Angel. Last week’s bevy of newcomers is also represented. Given the recent rash of books involving angels — fallen and otherwise — I’m curious about Halo by Alexandra Adornetto. Anyone read it? How does it compare to the angels in Hush, Hush and Fallen?

CHAPTER BOOKS
This Week   Weeks on List
1 CLOCKWORK ANGEL, by Cassandra Clare. (McElderry/Simon & Schuster, $19.99.) Victorian England proves to be a treacherous place for a girl. (Ages 14 and up) 2
2 THE RED PYRAMID, by Rick Riordan. (Disney-Hyperion, $17.99.) Ancient gods (this time from Egypt) and a mortal family meet. (Ages 10 and up) 19
3 TALES FROM A NOT-SO-POPULAR PARTY GIRL, by Rachel Renée Russell. (Aladdin, $12.99.) The further reflections of Nikki Maxwell on the agonies of middle school; a “Dork Diaries” book. (Ages 9 to 13) 14
4 LINGER, by Maggie Stiefvater. (Scholastic Press/Scholastic, $17.99.) The teenage werewolves of “Shiver” face a new test of love and loyalty. (Ages 12 and up) 9
5 HALO, by Alexandra Adornetto. (Feiwel & Friends, $16.99.) Good angels, sent to Earth, must keep their wings under wraps. (Ages 12 and up) 2
6 DORK DIARIES, written and illustrated by Rachel Renée Russell. (Aladdin, $12.99.) Reflections of a junior Samuel Pepys of the female variety. (Ages 9 to 13) 23
7 MONSTER HIGH, by Lisi Harrison. (Poppy/Little, Brown, $16.99.) Frankie Stein worries about befriending “normal” classmates. (Ages 12 and up) 2
8 UNRAVELED, by Gena Showalter. (Harlequin Teen, $16.99.) An Oklahoma boy hosts four selves, each with unusual gifts. (Ages 12 and up) 2
9 THEODORE BOONE: KID LAWYER, by John Grisham. (Dutton, $16.99.) He may be 13, but he knows what to do when he encounters a murder. (Ages 8 to 12) 14
10 I AM NUMBER FOUR, by Pittacus Lore. (HarperCollins, $17.99.) Members of another civilization live secretly among Earth-dwellers. (Ages 14 and up) 5
 
PAPERBACK BOOKS
This Week   Weeks on List
1 THE BOOK THIEF, by Markus Zusak. (Knopf, $11.99.) A girl saves books from Nazi burning. Excerpt (Ages 14 and up) 157
2 BEEZUS AND RAMONA, by Beverly Cleary. Illustrated by Tracy Dockray. (HarperCollins, $5.99.) The movie tie-in edition of the midcentury classic. (Ages 9 to 12) 14
3 RADIANCE, by Alyson Noël. (Square Fish/St. Martin’s, $7.99.) Adventures in the afterlife, where the time is always Now. (Ages 9 to 12) 2
4 THREE CUPS OF TEA: YOUNG READERS EDITION, by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin. (Puffin/Penguin, $8.99.) A former climber builds schools in Pakistani and Afghan villages. (Ages 9 to 12) 85
5 THE ABSOLUTELY TRUE DIARY OF A PART-TIME INDIAN, by Sherman Alexie. Illustrated by Ellen Forney. (Little, Brown, $8.99.) A young boy leaves his reservation for an all-white school. (Ages 12 and up) 73
6 SHIVER, by Maggie Stiefvater. (Scholastic, $8.99.) Love among the lupine. (Ages 13 and up) 14
7 THE FALLEN AND LEVIATHAN, by Thomas E. Sniegoski. (Simon Pulse, $9.99.) A half-angel, half-human hero girds for battle. (Ages 16 and up) 8
8 SAVVY, by Ingrid Law. (Puffin/Penguin, $7.99.) Mibs is about to receive her supernatural abilities. (Ages 9 to 12) 19
9 THE MAZE RUNNER, by James Dashner. (Delacorte, $9.99.) A stone wall imprisons teenagers who live by their wits and remember nothing of their past. (Ages 12 and up) 2
10 AERIE AND RECKONING (THE FALLEN, BOOK 2), by Thomas E. Sniegoski. (Simon Pulse, $9.99.) A boy comes to terms with his heritage. (Ages 16 and up) 8

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  1. I got an ARC of Halo and really liked it. It’s not really comparable to the other two Angel books which are about fallen angels. These are good angels sent down to combat evil through their good works. It’s very romance centric and not an action story. It’s very comparable to twilight (although better written) as opposed to a book that was more about the action..

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