Posts Tagged With: Dead in the Family

Amazon’s Top 5 Fantasy Bestsellers, July 31, 2010

The top 5 fantasy books on Amazon.com stay the same this week, the only change being Faefever and Dead and Gone swapping places. Karen Marie Moning is showing strong signs after only three weeks in the top 5, with two weeks of two books in the top 5 in the bag.

  1. Breaking Dawn by Stephanie Meyer
  2. Dead in the Family by Charlaine Harris
  3. Bloodfever by Karen Marie Moning
  4. Faefever by Karen Marie Moning
  5. Dead and Gone by Charlaine Harris
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Amazon’s Top 5 Fantasy Bestsellers, July 24, 2010

Naomi Novik drops off the top 5 this week, replaced by a second entry from Karen Marie Moning in the top 5. This marks Moning’s first time ever with two books in the top 5 fantasy bestseller list.

  1. Breaking Dawn by Stephanie Meyer
  2. Dead in the Family by Charlaine Harris
  3. Bloodfever by Karen Marie Moning
  4. Dead and Gone by Charlaine Harris
  5. Faefever by Karen Marie Moning
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Amazon’s Top 5 Fantasy Bestsellers, July 17, 2010

Breaking Dawn and Dead in the Family hold strong in the number one and two spots, respectively, this week, while Bloodfever and Tongues of Serpents each make their first appearance. Dead and Gone sneaks back into the top 5, giving Charlaine Harris an additional novel in the top 5.

  1. Breaking Dawn by Stephanie Meyer
  2. Dead in the Family by Charlaine Harris
  3. Bloodfever by Karen Marie Moning
  4. Tongues of Serpents by Naomi Novik
  5. Dead and Gone by Charlaine Harris
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Amazon’s Top 5 Fantasy Bestsellers, July 10, 2010

Breaking Dawn holds strong in the number one spot this week, with Dead in the Family, His Majesty’s Dragon and Dead Until Dark playing musical chairs. Cloud Atlas makes the top 5 chart for the first time.

  1. Breaking Dawn by Stephanie Meyer
  2. Dead in the Family by Charlaine Harris
  3. His Majesty’s Dragon by Naomi Novik
  4. Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris
  5. Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
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Amazon’s Top 5 Fantasy Bestsellers, July 3, 2010

Breaking Dawn and Dead in the Family swap places, while His Majesty’s Dragon makes a return to the top 5. Frost Moon makes its first appearance this week.

  1. Breaking Dawn by Stephanie Meyer
  2. His Majesty’s Dragon by Naomi Novik
  3. Dead in the Family by Charlaine Harris
  4. Frost Moon by Anthony Francis
  5. Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris
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Amazon’s Top 5 Fantasy Bestsellers, June 26, 2010

Changes by Jim Butcher drops off this week, with the other top 4 holding strong. Butcher’s departure makes room for a third Charlaine Harris novel in the top 5.

  1. Dead in the Family by Charlaine Harris
  2. Breaking Dawn by Stephanie Meyer
  3. Containment by Christian Cantrell
  4. Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris
  5. Dead and Gone by Charlaine Harris
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Amazon’s Top 5 Fantasy Bestsellers, June 19, 2010

Dead in the Family, Breaking Dawn and Containment hold strong, and Dead Until Dark and Changes swap places this week.

  1. Dead in the Family by Charlaine Harris
  2. Breaking Dawn by Stephanie Meyer
  3. Containment by Christian Cantrell
  4. Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris
  5. Changes by Jim Butcher
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Amazon’s Top 5 Fantasy Bestsellers, June 12, 2010

Dead in the Family holds the number one slot, and Charlaine Harris continues to dominate the Amazon Fantasy Top 5 Bestseller list this year, with two novels this week making the list. Breaking Dawn also holding strong, while Containment and Changes bounce back into the list, having both appeared in previous weeks.

  1. Dead in the Family by Charlaine Harris
  2. Breaking Dawn by Stephanie Meyer
  3. Containment by Christian Cantrell
  4. Changes by Jim Butcher
  5. Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris
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Fantasy Blogosphere: May 23, 2010

We’ve found so many reviews this week you won’t know where to begin. From Warriors to Furies to Empires you can check out reviews of some of fantasy’s hottest authors and recent works here.

Last on our list this week is an interview at The Dragon Page with Charlaine Harris, and I have to say I was disappointed. Not in the interview, the interview is in fact great, but I was really hoping to find a mastermind behind the wild success of Harris’ Sookie Stackhouse novels. Rather than sounding like the Sookie novels were planned, well organized and well thought out prior to being written, Harris comes off as aloof, making it sound like all the novels in the series were just written on a whim, and that the success really has nothing to do with any semblance of a structured plan. To me, this lends even more credibility to the notion that the whole vampire romance/urban fantasy genre is a fluke, a fad that will pass as quickly as pogo balls and hot pink Hammer pants. The guys at The Dragon Page seem to hint that they feel the same way, but they dance around it a bit, as is only natural when you’re interviewing one of the genre’s heavyweights. They even go so far as to mention an impending collapse, stating that Harris, Jim Butcher and Laurell K. Hamilton would be the only authors in the genre able to survive such an implosion. I’ve been covering the Amazon top 5 fantasy bestsellers for over a year now, and I won’t say I’d welcome such an implosion, but it would freshen up the list a bit. Just sayin’.

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Amazon’s Top 5 Fantasy Bestsellers, May 22, 2010

Dead in the Family holds strong in the number one slot, with Breaking Dawn and Lover Mine also maintaining positions in the top 5. Two new entries to the Amazon top 5 fantasy bestseller list this week: Bullet by Laurell K. Hamilton and Containment by Christian Cantrell. Vampires continue to dominate in 2010.

  1. Dead in the Family by Charlaine Harris
  2. Bullet by Laurell K. Hamilton
  3. Breaking Dawn by Stephanie Meyer
  4. Containment by Christian Cantrell
  5. Lover Mine by J.R. Ward
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