BESTSELLERS

MRS. LINCOLN'S RIVAL by Jennifer Chiaverini
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 14, 2014
Although Kate provides endless commentary, Chiaverini never seizes the opportunity to fully develop her main or secondary characters into engaging, well-rounded individuals. Even Abraham Lincoln comes off as flat. Read full book review >
THE DEAD IN THEIR VAULTED ARCHES by Alan Bradley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 14, 2014
Not much mystery and even less poison, but it's hard to resist either the genre's pre-eminent preteen sleuth or the hushed revelations about her family. Read full book review >

INDEPENDENT STUDY by Joelle Charbonneau
Released: Jan. 7, 2014
Though this novel feels at times a bit too much like an extended setup for the final installment, shocking last-minute revelations about a potential rebellion against the government will leave many readers eagerly anticipating the series conclusion. (Dystopian adventure. 12-18)Read full book review >
ALLIANCE by Mark Frost

VERDICT: SKIP IT
Released: Jan. 7, 2014
This muddled adventure won't leave readers impatient for Book 3. (Adventure. 12-16)Read full book review >
HUNTED by Maggie Stiefvater

VERDICT: BORROW IT
Released: Jan. 7, 2014
Fantastical adventure is enhanced by complex characters. (Fantasy. 8-12)Read full book review >

LOVE & WAR by Mary Matalin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 7, 2014
A solid memoir of political lives from both sides of the spectrum. Read full book review >
MY AGE OF ANXIETY by Scott Stossel
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2014
Powerful, eye-opening and funny. Pitch-perfect in his storytelling, Stossel reminds us that, in many important ways, to be anxious is to be human. Read full book review >
LITTLE FAILURE by Gary Shteyngart
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 7, 2014
Though fans of the author's fiction will find illumination, a memoir this compelling and entertaining—one that frequently collapses the distinction between comedy and tragedy—should expand his readership beyond those who have loved his novels. Read full book review >
BRAINSTORM by Daniel J. Siegel
PSYCHOLOGY
Released: Jan. 1, 2014
Smart advice, if unnecessarily repackaged, on providing the most supportive and brain-healthy environment during the tumultuous years of adolescence. Read full book review >
RIVER ROAD by Jayne Ann Krentz

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 7, 2014
Another Krentz winner. Read full book review >
FEAR NOTHING by Lisa Gardner
Kirkus Star

VERDICT: BUY IT
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Jan. 7, 2014
If you think Gardner pulled out all the stops in D.D.'s previous cases (Catch Me, 2012, etc.), you ain't seen nothing yet. Better fasten your seat belt for this roller-coaster ride through family hell. Read full book review >
THE PAGAN LORD by Bernard Cornwell

VERDICT: SKIP IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 7, 2014
The big set pieces are more impressive than the realistically meandering odyssey that threads them together. The most consistent motif is Uhtred's undying and principled hostility to "the nailed god" of Christianity and the threat he represents to the warrior code Uhtred so perfectly embodies. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Jude Deveraux
author of EVER AFTER
July 1, 2015

New York Times bestselling author Jude Deveraux's eagerly awaited Ever After, the third novel in her blockbuster Nantucket Brides trilogy, continues the saga of the Montgomery-Taggerts, set on an island steeped in beauty and unforgettable romance. Life is anything but perfect for Hallie Hartley, a young physical therapist who has given up nearly everything—even her love life—for her beautiful blonde stepsister, Shelly. Though Shelly's acting career has never taken off, she has certainly perfected the crocodile tears to get what she wants—which all too often means Hallie's boyfriends. When Hallie arrives home early from work one fateful day, she makes two startling discoveries that will turn her life upside down. "This sexy, lighthearted romp brings the series to a satisfying close," our reviewer writes. View video >