BESTSELLERS

CROOKED KINGDOM by Leigh Bardugo
Kirkus Star

VERDICT: BUY IT
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 27, 2016
How can such a hefty tome be un-put-down-able excitement from beginning to end? (glossary) (Fantasy. 14 & up)Read full book review >
RAD WOMEN WORLDWIDE by Kate Schatz
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 27, 2016
More inspiration than documentation but definitively global in scope, a happy contrast to so many Eurocentric "world" surveys. (Collective biography. 11-15)Read full book review >

THE INQUISITOR'S TALE by Adam Gidwitz
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 27, 2016
A masterpiece of storytelling that is addictive and engrossing. (Fantasy. 11 & up)Read full book review >
THE SECRET KEEPERS by Trenton Lee Stewart
by Trenton Lee Stewart, illustrated by Diana Sudyka

VERDICT: BORROW IT
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 13, 2016
Fans of The Mysterious Benedict Society (2007) will welcome Stewart's latest puzzling adventure, whose seemingly ordinary hero proves quite extraordinary. (Adventure. 8-12)Read full book review >
BORN TO RUN by Bruce Springsteen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 27, 2016
A superb memoir by any standard, but one of the best to have been written by a rock star. Read full book review >

WOMAN OF GOD by James Patterson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 26, 2016
A high-concept pitch, a potboiler on the page, and a protagonist to cheer for, but the authors do not quite tie it all together. Read full book review >
KIDS OF APPETITE by David Arnold

VERDICT: BORROW IT
Released: Sept. 20, 2016
Sophisticated teen readers will love this. (Fiction. 14-18)Read full book review >
THREE DARK CROWNS by Kendare Blake
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 20, 2016
Gorgeous and bloody, tender and violent, elegant, precise, and passionate; above all, completely addicting. (Fantasy. 14 & up)Read full book review >
STALKING JACK THE RIPPER by Kerri Maniscalco
Released: Sept. 20, 2016
Perhaps a more genuinely enlightened protagonist would have made this debut more engaging. (Historical thriller. 15-18)Read full book review >
THIS IS ME by Jamie Lee Curtis
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 20, 2016
An excellent springboard for school-age kids to discover who they are and where they come from. (Picture book. 5-9)Read full book review >
BASED ON A TRUE STORY by Norm Macdonald
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 20, 2016
Will try the patience of even the comedian's fans. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 20, 2016
A fresh, captivating history of the enduringly colorful Churchill. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Kathleen Kent
author of THE DIME
February 20, 2017

Dallas, Texas is not for the faint of heart. Good thing for Betty Rhyzyk she's from a family of take-no-prisoners Brooklyn police detectives. But in Kathleen Kent’s new novel The Dime, her Big Apple wisdom will only get her so far when she relocates to The Big D, where Mexican drug cartels and cult leaders, deadbeat skells and society wives all battle for sunbaked turf. Betty is as tough as the best of them, but she's deeply shaken when her first investigation goes sideways. Battling a group of unruly subordinates, a persistent stalker, a formidable criminal organization, and an unsupportive girlfriend, the unbreakable Detective Betty Rhyzyk may be reaching her limit. “Violent, sexy, and completely absorbing,” our critic writes in a starred review. “Kent's detective is Sam Spade reincarnated—as a brilliant, modern woman.” View video >