BESTSELLERS

THE ASSASSIN by Clive Cussler

VERDICT: BORROW IT
THRILLERS
Released: March 3, 2015
Another action-movie-paced entertainment from Cussler's historical-thriller series. Read full book review >
THE BURIED GIANT by Kazuo Ishiguro
Kirkus Star

VERDICT: BUY IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 3, 2015
Lovely: a fairy tale for grown-ups, both partaking in and departing from a rich literary tradition. Read full book review >

KID PRESIDENT'S GUIDE TO BEING AWESOME by Brad Montague
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 3, 2015
Light as air, sneakily earnest, chock-full of worthy silliness: "Be like cheese (or bacon) and make everything you touch better." (Self-help. 9-13)Read full book review >
DOUBLE FUDGE BROWNIE MURDER by Joanne Fluke
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Feb. 24, 2015
Hannah's love life has gotten so complicated that the mystery seems a mere afterthought. Twenty-eight recipes provide further competition. Read full book review >
THE FORGOTTEN SISTERS by Shannon Hale

VERDICT: BORROW IT
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 3, 2015
A laudable conclusion to a popular series. (Fantasy. 10-14)Read full book review >

ECHO by Pam Muñoz Ryan
Kirkus Star

VERDICT: BUY IT
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 24, 2015
A grand narrative that examines the power of music to inspire beauty in a world overrun with fear and intolerance, it's worth every moment of readers' time. (Historical fiction. 9-14)Read full book review >
SPRING CHICKEN by Bill Gifford
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Released: March 17, 2015
Gifford skillfully navigates the many strands of aging research to create an entertaining narrative of the perils of getting old. Read full book review >
FUTURE CRIMES by Marc Goodman
CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: Feb. 24, 2015
A powerful wake-up call to pay attention to our online lives. Read full book review >
GIRL IN A BAND by Kim Gordon
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 24, 2015
Written with the same cool passion she brings to her lyrics, Gordon delivers a generous look at life inside the punk whirlwind. Read full book review >
HUSH HUSH by Laura Lippman
Kirkus Star

VERDICT: BUY IT
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Feb. 24, 2015
Tess' constant worry about whether she's a good mother dovetails ironically with Dawes' fight to win her daughters back. Lippman dives deep not only into the ways women tend to question their choices and abilities, but also into whether all mothers, and kids, are a little crazy. Read full book review >
MIGHTIER THAN THE SWORD by Jeffrey Archer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 24, 2015
Expect once more unto the breach: The conclusion's a turbo-charged cliffhanger that'll have fans screaming Arrrcherr!Read full book review >
THE DUFF by Kody Keplinger
Released: Sept. 7, 2010
Teen readers will see both themselves and their friends in Bianca's layered, hostile world. (Fiction. 12 & up) Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Fatima Bhutto
April 14, 2015

Set during the American invasion of Afghanistan, Fatima Bhutto’s debut novel The Shadow of the Crescent Moon begins and ends one rain-swept Friday morning in Mir Ali, a small town in Pakistan’s Tribal Areas close to the Afghan border. Three brothers meet for breakfast. Soon after, the eldest, Aman Erum, recently returned from America, hails a taxi to the local mosque. Sikandar, a doctor, drives to the hospital where he works, but must first stop to collect his troubled wife, who has not joined the family that morning. No one knows where Mina goes these days. But when, later in the morning, the two are taken hostage by members of the Taliban, Mina will prove to be stronger than anyone could have imagined. Our reviewer writes that The Shadow of the Crescent Moon is “a timely, earnest portrait of a family torn apart by the machinations of other people’s war games and desperately trying to survive.” View video >