BESTSELLERS

WORLD ORDER by Henry Kissinger

VERDICT: BORROW IT
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 9, 2014
An astute analysis that illuminates many of today's critical international issues. Read full book review >
WAKING UP by Sam Harris
PSYCHOLOGY
Released: Sept. 9, 2014
A demanding, illusion-shattering book certain to receive criticism from both the scientific and the religious camps. Read full book review >

PERFIDIA by James Ellroy
Kirkus Star

VERDICT: BUY IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 9, 2014
Ellroy is not only back in form—he's raised the stakes. Read full book review >
THE MONOGRAM MURDERS by Sophie Hannah
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 9, 2014
Despite the names and dates, this authorized sequel will remind you less of Christie, whose strengths are very different from Hannah's, than of the dozens of other pastiches of golden age detective fiction among which it takes its place. Read full book review >
ROBERT B. PARKER'S BLIND SPOT by Reed Farrel Coleman
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Sept. 9, 2014
If the Parker estate keeps pouring new wine into old bottles, who'll be the next vintner? Mary Higgins Clark? Andrew Vachss? Janet Evanovich? Read full book review >

THE KING'S CURSE by Philippa Gregory

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 9, 2014
Under Gregory's spell, we keep hoping history won't repeat itself. Read full book review >
THE WITCH WITH NO NAME by Kim Harrison
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 9, 2014
This is a glorious burst of high-pitched melodrama, epitomizing both the protagonist and her series. Read full book review >
THE CHILDREN ACT by Ian McEwan
Kirkus Star

VERDICT: BUY IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 9, 2014
McEwan, always a smart, engaging writer, here takes more than one familiar situation and creates at every turn something new and emotionally rewarding in a way he hasn't done so well since On Chesil Beach (2007). Read full book review >
THE ROOSEVELTS by Geoffrey C. Ward
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 9, 2014
Excellent, as we have come to expect from the team of Ward and Burns—an eye-opening look at a political dynasty worthy of the name and at a state of politics far better than our own. Read full book review >
I'LL DRINK TO THAT by Betty Halbreich
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 8, 2014
An intimate sojourn through the dressing rooms of one of America's most luxurious department stores. Read full book review >
GUS & ME by Keith Richards
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 9, 2014
A beautiful example of artistic bookmaking, a story of family love and lore, and the magic of music personified in a way that's utterly accessible to children—and their dazzled parents. (biographical note, photographs) (Picture book. 4-10)Read full book review >
HEIR OF FIRE by Sarah J. Maas

VERDICT: BUY IT
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 2, 2014
Will leave readers ravenous for more. (Fantasy. 14 & up)Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Lauren Oliver
author of ROOMS
September 29, 2014

Lauren Oliver is known for her best-selling young adult novels (including the Delirium trilogy) but her new novel Rooms is her first written for adults. We ask her about making the transition, finding new readers, and writing a ghost story. Rooms actually has two story lines that nicely collide: First, a ghost story in which the ghosts can’t leave the house but don’t know why. Second, an estranged family story in which the ex-husband dies, leaving his alcoholic ex-wife, angry daughter and disaffected teen son to clean out their former home, not knowing that it's haunted. We go ghost-hunting with Lauren Oliver this week at Kirkus TV. View video >