BESTSELLERS

PANIC by Lauren Oliver
Kirkus Star

VERDICT: BUY IT
THRILLERS
Released: March 4, 2014
The only thing more terrifying than the game itself is not getting the chance to play it. (Thriller. 14 & up) Read full book review >
GOODNIGHT, GOODNIGHT CONSTRUCTION SITE by Sherri Duskey Rinker
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 4, 2011
Who cares? The equation of trucks + bedtime book = best-seller, even if it does set feminism back a few decades. (Picture book. 2-6) Read full book review >

THE UNDEAD POOL by Kim Harrison
Kirkus Star

VERDICT: BUY IT
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 25, 2014
A great ride in and of itself, rather than simply a buildup to the finale, which is sure to be whiz-bang. Read full book review >
BLACKBERRY PIE MURDER by Joanne Fluke
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Feb. 25, 2014
It's amazing how little a vehicular homicide charge changes Hannah's life in Fluke's good-natured 19th. Read full book review >
BARK by Lorrie Moore
Kirkus Star

VERDICT: BUY IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 25, 2014
In stories both dark and wry, Moore wields a scalpel with surgical precision. Read full book review >

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Released: Feb. 25, 2014
Kaku is not shy about quoting science-fiction movies and TV (he has seen them all). Despite going off the deep end musing about phenomena such as isolated consciousness spreading throughout the universe, he delivers ingenious predictions extrapolated from good research already in progress. Read full book review >
TIMMY FAILURE by Stephan Pastis
Released: Feb. 25, 2014
A loonily intellectual alternative to that wimpy kid. (Comic mystery. 8-12) Read full book review >
THE SHADOW THRONE by Jennifer A. Nielsen
Released: Feb. 25, 2014
From one cliffhanging episode to the next, wily Jaron's rebellious, undisciplined spirit carries the day as he battles to save everything he holds dear. (map) (Adventure. 10-14) Read full book review >
WHITE HOT KISS by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Released: Feb. 25, 2014
Totally entertaining. (Paranormal romance. 12 & up) Read full book review >
CONCEALED IN DEATH by J.D. Robb

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 25, 2014
More heartfelt than most of Eve's futuristic adventures (Thankless in Death, 2013, etc.) but less suspenseful, since Eve decides pretty early on, based on little more than a hunch, who the killer is, and she turns out—lo and behold—to be right. Read full book review >
LIKE A MIGHTY ARMY by David Weber

VERDICT: SKIP IT
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 4, 2014
If you're not already addicted to this series, don't start here. Read full book review >
MOVING TARGET by J.A. Jance

VERDICT: SKIP IT
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Feb. 18, 2014
Dizzying changes of locale and point of view, along with large helpings of sentimentality, weaken Ali's latest. If only Jance had focused on one plot instead of sending her characters all over creation in pursuit of two separate mysteries. Read full book review >