BESTSELLERS

THE HATERS by Jesse Andrews

VERDICT: BORROW IT
Released: April 5, 2016
A teen road trip packed with music and drama. There's plenty here to both love and hate. (Fiction. 14-17)Read full book review >
FLAMECASTER by Cinda Williams Chima
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 19, 2016
A welcome return for loyal fans and a splendid jumping-on point for new ones. Both will be panting for the next installment. (Fantasy. 12 & up)Read full book review >

THE GLITTERING COURT by Richelle Mead
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 5, 2016
A historical-hodgepodge guilty pleasure. (Fantasy. 13 & up)Read full book review >
BOOKED by Kwame Alexander
Kirkus Star

VERDICT: BUY IT
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 5, 2016
A satisfying, winning read. (Fiction. 10-12)Read full book review >
THE WAY I USED TO BE by Amber Smith

VERDICT: BORROW IT
Released: March 22, 2016
Eden's emotionally raw narration is compelling despite its solipsism. (Fiction. 14-18)Read full book review >

KILL THE BOY BAND by Goldy Moldavsky

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 23, 2016
A sendup of the artificiality of the fame-making machine from both sides, the novel's humor is mercilessly black, and no one comes up smelling like roses. (Fiction. 14 & up)Read full book review >
JACKY HA-HA by James Patterson

VERDICT: BORROW IT
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 21, 2016
A typical Patterson plot significantly elevated by its title character. (Historical fiction. 10-12)Read full book review >
LADY MIDNIGHT by Cassandra Clare

VERDICT: SKIP IT
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 8, 2016
Fans of Clare's grandiloquence will enjoy the torrid new cast of characters, positively aquiver with secret ardor and murderous zeal. (Urban fantasy. 13-17)Read full book review >
FIRSTLIFE by Gena Showalter

VERDICT: BORROW IT
Released: Feb. 23, 2016
An inventive premise and easy-to-root-for characters make this a series opener genre fans will enjoy. (Fantasy. 13 & up)Read full book review >
THIS IS WHERE IT ENDS by Marieke Nijkamp
Released: Jan. 5, 2016
This brutal, emotionally charged novel will grip readers and leave them brokenhearted. (Fiction. 14-18)Read full book review >
THE SHADOW QUEEN by C.J. Redwine

VERDICT: SKIP IT
Released: Feb. 23, 2016
Undemanding fantasy fun. (Fantasy. 12-18)Read full book review >
GLASS SWORD by Victoria Aveyard

VERDICT: SKIP IT
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 9, 2016
This too-long heroine's journey requires that the next volume provide sufficient fireworks to keep readers invested in the planned four-book series. (Fantasy. 13 & up)Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Frances Stroh
author of BEER MONEY
May 6, 2016

Frances Stroh’s earliest memories are ones of great privilege: shopping trips to London and New York, lunches served by black-tied waiters at the Regency Hotel, and a house filled with precious antiques, which she was forbidden to touch. Established in Detroit in 1850, by 1984 the Stroh Brewing Company had become the largest private beer fortune in America and a brand emblematic of the American dream itself; while Stroh was coming of age, the Stroh family fortune was estimated to be worth $700 million. But behind the beautiful façade lay a crumbling foundation. As their fortune dissolved in little over a decade, the family was torn apart internally by divorce and one family member's drug bust; disagreements over the management of the business; and disputes over the remaining money they possessed. “The author’s family might have successfully burned through a massive fortune, but they squandered a lot more than that,” our reviewer writes about Stroh’s debut memoir, Beer Money. “A sorrowful, eye-opening examination of familial dysfunction.” View video >