BESTSELLERS

BETRAYED by Lisa Scottoline

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 25, 2014
But exemplary first and second acts are enough to make this the most successful melding to date of Rosato & DiNunzio's cases and Scottoline's family-centered stand-alones (Keep Quiet, 2014, etc.).Read full book review >
ROGUE KNIGHT by Brandon Mull

VERDICT: SKIP IT
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 18, 2014
A flaccid, phoned-in sequel. (Fantasy. 10-13)Read full book review >

YOU CAN'T MAKE THIS UP by Al Michaels
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 18, 2014
A playful puppy of a memoir about a big dog career. Read full book review >
THERE WAS A LITTLE GIRL by Brooke Shields
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 18, 2014
Shields writes with considerable reflection; she's done the hard work of making sense of the contradictions in her mother, and now we get the benefit of her sharing what she's learned. Read full book review >
THE CINDERELLA MURDER by Mary Higgins Clark
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Nov. 18, 2014
The continuing sleuth easily substitutes for Clark's interchangeable damsels in distress, and Burke brings a sharp legal eye to the proceedings. This serendipitous series launch, or continuation, will satisfy Clark's legion of fans and may well win her some new ones. Read full book review >

THE ESCAPE by David Baldacci

VERDICT: SKIP IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 18, 2014
A book that will entertain some readers but won't linger after the final page. Read full book review >
ISLAND OF LEGENDS by Lisa McMann

VERDICT: SKIP IT
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 2, 2014
Given its numerous details, this fourth book will only be "wanted" by the series' fan base. (Fantasy. 10-14)Read full book review >
UNBROKEN by Laura Hillenbrand
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 11, 2014
This fine adaptation ably brings an inspiring tale to younger readers. (notes, index [not seen]) (Nonfiction. 12 & up)Read full book review >
LEROY NINKER SADDLES UP by Kate DiCamillo
by Kate DiCamillo, illustrated by Chris Van Dusen

VERDICT: BORROW IT
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 26, 2014
Filled with love and kindness and glorious sweet-talk: "Yippee-i-oh." (Fiction. 6-9)Read full book review >
THE PRINCESS IN BLACK by Shannon Hale
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 14, 2014
Action, clever humor, delightful illustrations and expectation-defying secret identities—when does the next one come out? (Fantasy. 5-8)Read full book review >
NO HERO by Mark Owen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 10, 2014
Simple, well-told stories that will interest general readers and certainly anyone contemplating a career in special operations. Read full book review >
SMALL VICTORIES by Anne Lamott
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Nov. 11, 2014
Sage advice on finding beauty and happiness in life despite bad circumstances. 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 >