BESTSELLERS

A FULL LIFE by Jimmy Carter
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 7, 2015
A memoir that reads like an epilogue to a life of accomplishment. Read full book review >
NEMESIS by Catherine Coulter

VERDICT: SKIP IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 7, 2015
The daring duo of Sherlock and Savich (Power Play, 2014, etc.) once again takes on assorted criminals in this wide-ranging thriller. Though Savich's thin case is a runner-up to Sherlock's high-profile investigation, it's the more interesting of the two.Read full book review >

JEDI ACADEMY by Jeffrey Brown
by Jeffrey Brown, illustrated by Jeffrey Brown

VERDICT: BORROW IT
Released: Sept. 1, 2013
Sacrilege of the most satisfying kind. (Graphic fantasy. 8-12)Read full book review >
THE OREGON TRAIL by Rinker Buck
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 30, 2015
By turns frankly hilarious, historically elucidating, emotionally touching, and deeply informative. Read full book review >
ALLY by Michael B. Oren
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 23, 2015
Even before its publication, Oren's book has been attacked, based on culls of provocative pieces. Readers would do well to attend to the entire text of this fluent, important political memoir. Read full book review >

THE LITTLE PARIS BOOKSHOP by Nina George
by Nina George, translated by Simon Pare

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 23, 2015
A charming novel that believes in the healing properties of fiction, romance, and a summer in the south of France. Read full book review >
THE ENGLISH SPY by Daniel Silva

VERDICT: BUY IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 30, 2015
This page-turner deepens Allon's legend and illuminates more of his shadowy world, all while cementing Silva's place among the top tier of spy thriller writers. Read full book review >
PIRATE HUNTERS by Robert Kurson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 16, 2015
An enjoyable read, especially if you've got a thing for pirates. Read full book review >
THE MELODY LINGERS ON by Mary Higgins Clark
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: June 23, 2015
This novel only serves to remind readers of how good Clark can be and isn't this time around. Read full book review >
ONE MAN AGAINST THE WORLD by Tim Weiner
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 21, 2015
That project continues, of course, in different hands all these years after Nixon's coverup of a coverup. No one who reads this incisive book will be nostalgic for Nixon, no matter how disastrous his successors. Read full book review >
SICK IN THE HEAD by Judd Apatow
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS
Released: June 16, 2015
A delightful and hilarious read for anyone interested in what makes comedians tick. Read full book review >
MODERN ROMANCE by Aziz Ansari
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 16, 2015
Often hilarious, consistently informative, and unusually helpful. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Sabaa Tahir
August 4, 2015

Sabaa Tahir’s novel An Ember in the Ashes reveals a world inspired by ancient Rome and defined by brutality. Seventeen-year-old Laia has grown up with one rule for survival: Never challenge the Empire. But when Laia’s brother Darin is arrested for treason, she leaves behind everything she knows, risking her life to try and save him. She enlists help from the rebels whose extensive underground network may lead to Darin. Their help comes with a price, though. Laia must infiltrate the Empire’s greatest military academy as a spy. Elias is the Empire’s finest soldier—and its most unwilling one. Thrown together by chance and united by their hatred of the Empire, Laia and Elias will soon discover that their fates are intertwined—and that their choices may change the destiny of the entire Empire. We talk to An Ember in the Ashes author Sabaa Tahir this week on Kirkus TV. View video >