BESTSELLERS

TODAY WILL BE DIFFERENT by Maria Semple
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 4, 2016
This author is on her way to becoming a national treasure. Read full book review >
THE TRESPASSER by Tana French

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 4, 2016
Respect is owed to French for making her interrogation scenes good enough to really spike your blood pressure, but the magic of previous installments is missing. Read full book review >

SWARM by Scott Westerfeld
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 27, 2016
A high-octane bundle of thrills. (Science fiction. 12 & up)Read full book review >
CROOKED KINGDOM by Leigh Bardugo
Kirkus Star

VERDICT: BUY IT
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 27, 2016
How can such a hefty tome be un-put-down-able excitement from beginning to end? (glossary) (Fantasy. 14 & up)Read full book review >
RAD WOMEN WORLDWIDE by Kate Schatz
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 27, 2016
More inspiration than documentation but definitively global in scope, a happy contrast to so many Eurocentric "world" surveys. (Collective biography. 11-15)Read full book review >

THE INQUISITOR'S TALE by Adam Gidwitz
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 27, 2016
A masterpiece of storytelling that is addictive and engrossing. (Fantasy. 11 & up)Read full book review >
THE SECRET KEEPERS by Trenton Lee Stewart
by Trenton Lee Stewart, illustrated by Diana Sudyka

VERDICT: BORROW IT
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 13, 2016
Fans of The Mysterious Benedict Society (2007) will welcome Stewart's latest puzzling adventure, whose seemingly ordinary hero proves quite extraordinary. (Adventure. 8-12)Read full book review >
BORN TO RUN by Bruce Springsteen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 27, 2016
A superb memoir by any standard, but one of the best to have been written by a rock star. Read full book review >
WOMAN OF GOD by James Patterson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 26, 2016
A high-concept pitch, a potboiler on the page, and a protagonist to cheer for, but the authors do not quite tie it all together. Read full book review >
KIDS OF APPETITE by David Arnold

VERDICT: BORROW IT
Released: Sept. 20, 2016
Sophisticated teen readers will love this. (Fiction. 14-18)Read full book review >
THREE DARK CROWNS by Kendare Blake
Kirkus Star

VERDICT: BUY IT
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 20, 2016
Gorgeous and bloody, tender and violent, elegant, precise, and passionate; above all, completely addicting. (Fantasy. 14 & up)Read full book review >
STALKING JACK THE RIPPER by Kerri Maniscalco
Released: Sept. 20, 2016
Perhaps a more genuinely enlightened protagonist would have made this debut more engaging. (Historical thriller. 15-18)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 >