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FANGIRL by Rainbow Rowell
Kirkus Star

VERDICT: BUY IT
Released: Sept. 10, 2013
Absolutely captivating. (Fiction 14 & up)Read full book review >
SMOKE by Ellen Hopkins

VERDICT: BORROW IT
Released: Sept. 10, 2013
A strong, painful and tender piece about wresting hope from the depths of despair. (author's note) (Verse fiction. 13-17)Read full book review >

WILD BORN  by Brandon Mull

VERDICT: SKIP IT
Released: Sept. 10, 2013
Should satisfy readers hungry for a new fantasy series. (Fantasy. 8-12)Read full book review >
A HOUSE IN THE SKY by Amanda Lindhout
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 10, 2013
A vivid, gut-wrenching, beautifully written, memorable book. Read full book review >
FIVE DAYS AT MEMORIAL by Sheri Fink
CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: Sept. 10, 2013
With apparent effortlessness, Fink tells the Memorial story with cogency and atmosphere. Read full book review >

NOTHIN' TO LOSE by Ken Sharp
Released: Sept. 10, 2013
A rollicking oral history of the one-time "hottest band in the land." Read full book review >
WILSON by A. Scott Berg

VERDICT: BUY IT
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 10, 2013
Readable, authoritative and, most usefully, inspiring. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 10, 2013
Clark is an intriguing figure with a story that will interest many, but the book misses the mark as an in-depth exposé. Read full book review >
STILL FOOLIN' 'EM by Billy Crystal
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 10, 2013
A charming, warm, welcome read for Crystal's legions of fans. Read full book review >
SONGS OF WILLOW FROST by Jamie Ford

VERDICT: SKIP IT
Released: Sept. 10, 2013
A heartbreaking yet subdued story. Read full book review >
SOMEONE by Alice McDermott
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 3, 2013
There is no high drama here, but Marie and Gabe are compelling in their basic goodness, as is McDermott's elegy to a vanished world. Read full book review >
ROBERT B. PARKER'S DAMNED IF YOU DO by Michael Brandman
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Sept. 10, 2013
After two rounds of wondering whether Brandman can ape his master's style and structure and learning that he basically can, it's uncanny to see him toss off a lazy, low-stakes, low-tension entry that's so similar to so many of Parker's own lesser efforts. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Pierce Brown
author of GOLDEN SON
February 17, 2015

With shades of The Hunger Games, Ender’s Game, and Game of Thrones, Pierce Brown’s genre-defying Red Rising hit the ground running. The sequel, Golden Son, continues the saga of Darrow, a rebel battling to lead his oppressed people to freedom. As a Red, Darrow grew up working the mines deep beneath the surface of Mars, enduring backbreaking labor while dreaming of the better future he was building for his descendants. But the Society he faithfully served was built on lies. Darrow’s kind have been betrayed and denied by their elitist masters, the Golds—and their only path to liberation is revolution. “Stirring—and archetypal—stuff,” our reviewer writes. View video >