BESTSELLERS

THE MOON AND MORE by Sarah Dessen

VERDICT: BORROW IT
Released: June 4, 2013
Completely engaging, infused with moments of sweetness, humor and major epiphanies. (Fiction. 12 & up)Read full book review >
THE CENTER HOLDS by Jonathan Alter
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 4, 2013
The president's supporters and, really, all political junkies will love this. Republicans, not so much. Read full book review >

THE BOYS IN THE BOAT by Daniel James Brown
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 4, 2013
A touching, fairly uncomplicated portrayal of rowing legends. Read full book review >
HISTORY
Released: June 4, 2013
Kevin Phillips' 2012 tour de force, 1775, delivered a massive argument for that year as the key to American independence. A traditionalist, Ellis sticks to 1776 and writes an insightful history of its critical, if often painful, events. Read full book review >
AMERICAN GUN by Chris Kyle
HISTORY
Released: June 4, 2013
Will appeal to military buffs, conservative readers and, of course, firearms enthusiasts. Read full book review >

A SERPENT'S TOOTH by Craig Johnson

VERDICT: SKIP IT
Released: April 23, 2013
Longmire's ninth (As the Crow Flies, 2012, etc.) is a tense, action-filled story with Johnson's usual touches of humor and romance. No wonder Longmire's TV series has been renewed for a second season. Read full book review >
TRANSATLANTIC by Colum McCann
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 4, 2013
A beautifully written novel, an experience to savor. Read full book review >
LADIES' NIGHT by Mary Kay Andrews

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 4, 2013
Humorous and witty and as entertaining as a good night out. Read full book review >
THE KILL ROOM by Jeffery Deaver

VERDICT: SKIP IT
Released: June 4, 2013
Deaver's sleight of hand, so effective on the homefront, carries less weight in a world of international counterterrorism in which it's a given that everybody's trying to kill or discredit everybody else. It's still magic, but it's harder to care when everyone is a magician. Read full book review >
Released: May 14, 2013
An outstanding work of popular history, in the spirit of William Manchester and Bruce Catton. Read full book review >
THE SON by Philipp Meyer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 28, 2013
An expertly written tale of ancient crimes, with every period detail—and every detail, period—just right. Read full book review >
ZERO HOUR by Clive Cussler

VERDICT: SKIP IT
Released: May 28, 2013
A C-minus effort. 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 >