BESTSELLERS

COLD BETRAYAL by J.A. Jance

VERDICT: SKIP IT
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: March 10, 2015
The two unrelated plotlines give the impression that Jance (Moving Target, 2014, etc.) didn't have enough of either for a complete story. Yet Ali's good heart and sense of justice combine with well-paced suspense to create a satisfying whole greater than the sum of its parts.Read full book review >
WORLD GONE BY by Dennis Lehane
Kirkus Star

VERDICT: BUY IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 10, 2015
On one level, a very moving meditation on fathers and sons; on another, an illumination of character and fate. Read full book review >

ENDANGERED by C.J. Box
Kirkus Star

VERDICT: BUY IT
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: March 10, 2015
All the action and suspense of Box's long string of high-country adventures, with a solution that's considerably tighter and more satisfying than most of them. One of Joe's best. Read full book review >
LISTEN, SLOWLY by Thanhha Lai

VERDICT: BORROW IT
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 17, 2015
A touching tale of preteen angst and translation troubles. (Fiction. 9-12)Read full book review >
HOME by Carson Ellis
by Carson Ellis, illustrated by Carson Ellis

VERDICT: SKIP IT
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 24, 2015
Visually accomplished but marred by stereotypical cultural depictions. (Picture book. 4-8)Read full book review >

LIVE RIGHT AND FIND HAPPINESS (ALTHOUGH BEER IS MUCH FASTER) by Dave Barry
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 3, 2015
Needless to say, effective humor is extremely personal. For those who have found Barry funny in a good way, these latest essays will cause outright, prolonged laughter. Read full book review >
DATA AND GOLIATH by Bruce Schneier
CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: March 2, 2015
An accessible, detailed look at a disturbing aspect of contemporary life. Read full book review >
THE FIFTH GOSPEL by Ian Caldwell
Kirkus Star

VERDICT: BUY IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 3, 2015
A brilliant work. Read full book review >
LEAVING BERLIN by Joseph Kanon

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 3, 2015
Another compelling, intellectually charged period piece by Kanon, who works in the shadows of fear as well as anyone now writing. Read full book review >
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 >
Kirkus Interview
Laini Taylor
March 27, 2017

In bestselling YA writer Laini Taylor’s new fantasy novel, Strange the Dreamer, the dream chooses the dreamer, not the other way around—and Lazlo Strange, war orphan and junior librarian, has always feared that his dream chose poorly. Since he was five years old he's been obsessed with the mythic lost city of Weep, but it would take someone bolder than he to cross half the world in search of it. Then a stunning opportunity presents itself, in the person of a hero called the Godslayer and a band of legendary warriors, and he has to seize his chance to lose his dream forever. What happened in Weep two hundred years ago to cut it off from the rest of the world? What exactly did the Godslayer slay that went by the name of god? And what is the mysterious problem he now seeks help in solving? “Lovers of intricate worldbuilding and feverish romance will find this enthralling,” our critic writes. View video >