BESTSELLERS

RAIN REIGN by Ann M. Martin
Released: Oct. 7, 2014
There is no fluff here, just sophisticated, emotionally honest storytelling. (Fiction. 8-12)Read full book review >
SILVER SCREEN FIEND by Patton Oswalt
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 6, 2015
A funny, insightful homage to movie love and an honest account of growing up, personally and professionally. Read full book review >

IT WAS ME ALL ALONG by Andie Mitchell
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2015
A candid and inspiring memoir. Read full book review >
TRUST NO ONE by Jayne Ann Krentz
Kirkus Star

VERDICT: BUY IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 6, 2015
An intriguing, textured mystery that perfectly layers humor, suspense and romance. Read full book review >
GOLDEN SON by Pierce Brown

VERDICT: BUY IT
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 6, 2015
Comparisons to The Hunger Games and Game of Thrones series are inevitable, for this tale has elements of both—fantasy, the future and quasi-historicism. Read full book review >

THE EMPTY THRONE by Bernard Cornwell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 6, 2015
Cornwell's done it again. New readers: Draw a flagon of ale, and be prepared to find the first seven in the series. Read full book review >
THESE BROKEN STARS by Amie Kaufman
Released: Dec. 10, 2013
Tipping between science fiction and fantasy, this series opener will catch readers who enjoy melodramatic sparring and those who can look past it; for outer-space thrills with moral complexity, see Beth Revis' Across the Universe series. (Science fiction. 13 & up)Read full book review >
FORTUNATELY, THE MILK by Neil Gaiman
by Neil Gaiman, illustrated by Skottie Young

VERDICT: BORROW IT
Released: Sept. 17, 2013
Frenetic as the story is, it's hard not to love a novel that borrows equally from Calvin and Hobbes and The Usual Suspects. If you read only one book this year, a story with dancing dwarfs is always a wise choice. (Adventure. 8-12)Read full book review >
DON'T GIVE UP, DON'T GIVE IN by Louis Zamperini
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 18, 2014
The inspirational odyssey of an American hero. Read full book review >
THE ROSIE EFFECT by Graeme Simsion

VERDICT: SKIP IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 30, 2014
Don prides himself on meticulous consideration of all scenarios; not even he could've imagined that the sparkle of his love story wouldn't last. Read full book review >
NO FORTUNATE SON by Brad Taylor

VERDICT: BUY IT
THRILLERS
Released: Dec. 30, 2014
A surefire page-turner that is nearly impossible to put down. Read full book review >
RAIN ON THE DEAD by Jack Higgins

VERDICT: SKIP IT
THRILLERS
Released: Dec. 30, 2014
A good read for those who want bullets without the complexity or distraction of a tight narrative. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Kendare Blake
November 16, 2016

Bestseller Kendare Blake’s latest novel, Three Dark Crowns, a dark and inventive fantasy about three sisters who must fight to the death to become queen. In every generation on the island of Fennbirn, a set of triplets is born: three queens, all equal heirs to the crown and each possessor of a coveted magic. Mirabella is a fierce elemental, able to spark hungry flames or vicious storms at the snap of her fingers. Katharine is a poisoner, one who can ingest the deadliest poisons without so much as a stomachache. Arsinoe, a naturalist, is said to have the ability to bloom the reddest rose and control the fiercest of lions. But becoming the Queen Crowned isn’t solely a matter of royal birth. Each sister has to fight for it. The last queen standing gets the crown. “Gorgeous and bloody, tender and violent, elegant, precise, and passionate; above all, completely addicting,” our reviewer writes in a starred review. View video >