BESTSELLERS

THE ONLY GAME by Mike Lupica

VERDICT: BORROW IT
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 17, 2015
A lovely nod to Derek Jeter rounds out a winner of a sports novel. (Fiction. 9-13)Read full book review >
IT'S WHAT I DO by Lynsey Addario
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 5, 2015
A brutally real and unrelentingly raw memoir that is as inspiring as it is horrific. Read full book review >

H IS FOR HAWK by Helen Macdonald
Kirkus Star

VERDICT: BUY IT
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 3, 2015
Whether you call this a personal story or nature writing, it's poignant, thoughtful and moving—and likely to become a classic in either genre. Read full book review >
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

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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 >
Kirkus Interview
Fatima Bhutto
April 14, 2015

Set during the American invasion of Afghanistan, Fatima Bhutto’s debut novel The Shadow of the Crescent Moon begins and ends one rain-swept Friday morning in Mir Ali, a small town in Pakistan’s Tribal Areas close to the Afghan border. Three brothers meet for breakfast. Soon after, the eldest, Aman Erum, recently returned from America, hails a taxi to the local mosque. Sikandar, a doctor, drives to the hospital where he works, but must first stop to collect his troubled wife, who has not joined the family that morning. No one knows where Mina goes these days. But when, later in the morning, the two are taken hostage by members of the Taliban, Mina will prove to be stronger than anyone could have imagined. Our reviewer writes that The Shadow of the Crescent Moon is “a timely, earnest portrait of a family torn apart by the machinations of other people’s war games and desperately trying to survive.” View video >