BESTSELLERS

THE WHITES by Harry Brandt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 17, 2015
In the wake of rage and sorrow, ordinary people respond by going crazy and screwing up. In this far-from-ordinary novel, Price/Brandt explores the hows and whys. Fasten your seat belt. Read full book review >
DREAMING SPIES by Laurie R. King

VERDICT: BORROW IT
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Feb. 24, 2015
Holmes is consistently upstaged by Russell, but King, whose strengths are historical evocation rather than tightly knit plotting (The Bones of Paris, 2013, etc.), manages more surprises than usual in this graceful exercise in cultural tourism-cum-intrigue.Read full book review >

THE ACCIDENTAL EMPRESS by Allison Pataki
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 17, 2015
Still, Pataki deserves kudos for choosing her subject matter well—Sisi's life is ideal fictional fodder. Read full book review >
TO ALL THE BOYS I'VE LOVED BEFORE by Jenny Han
Released: April 2, 2014
Regardless, readers will likely be so swept up in the romance they can read past any flaws. (Fiction. 14-18)Read full book review >
RED QUEEN by Victoria Aveyard

VERDICT: BORROW IT
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 10, 2015
An inventive, character-driven twist breathes new life into tired fantasy trends. (Fantasy. 13 & up)Read full book review >

LAST STOP ON MARKET STREET by Matt de la Peña
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 8, 2015
This celebration of cross-generational bonding is a textual and artistic tour de force. (Picture book. 3-6) Read full book review >
SAPIENS by Yuval Noah Harari
HISTORY
Released: Feb. 10, 2015
The great debates of history aired out with satisfying vigor. Read full book review >
HOLY COW by David Duchovny
Released: Feb. 3, 2015
An offbeat adventure that reads something like Bill Willingham's Fables directed by Ralph Bakshi. Read full book review >
TWELVE DAYS by Alex Berenson
Kirkus Star

VERDICT: BUY IT
THRILLERS
Released: Feb. 10, 2015
This one is well-worth the thriller enthusiast's time, which holds true for all the novels Berenson has written to date. Read full book review >
A SPOOL OF BLUE THREAD by Anne Tyler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 10, 2015
The texture of everyday experience transmuted into art. Read full book review >
OBSESSION IN DEATH by J.D. Robb

VERDICT: SKIP IT
Released: Feb. 10, 2015
More futuristic tech than usual but little suspense, less mystery and a generic culprit. Even Eve's final confrontation with her prey, normally a strength of this venerable series, is a letdown. Happy New Year. Read full book review >
FAIREST by Marissa Meyer
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 27, 2015
Fans should just wait for Winter, coming in fall 2015. (Science fiction/fairy tale. 13 & up)Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Kathleen Kent
author of THE DIME
February 20, 2017

Dallas, Texas is not for the faint of heart. Good thing for Betty Rhyzyk she's from a family of take-no-prisoners Brooklyn police detectives. But in Kathleen Kent’s new novel The Dime, her Big Apple wisdom will only get her so far when she relocates to The Big D, where Mexican drug cartels and cult leaders, deadbeat skells and society wives all battle for sunbaked turf. Betty is as tough as the best of them, but she's deeply shaken when her first investigation goes sideways. Battling a group of unruly subordinates, a persistent stalker, a formidable criminal organization, and an unsupportive girlfriend, the unbreakable Detective Betty Rhyzyk may be reaching her limit. “Violent, sexy, and completely absorbing,” our critic writes in a starred review. “Kent's detective is Sam Spade reincarnated—as a brilliant, modern woman.” View video >