BESTSELLERS

CHAOS by Patricia Cornwell

VERDICT: SKIP IT
Released: Nov. 15, 2016
Fans, aware that this particular fatality is incidental to the larger saga of the heroine's epic struggle with the forces of evil, will forgive the absence of a coherent mystery or characters worth caring about. The closest analogue to Cornwell's wildly successful series, in fact, may be a superhero franchise. Read full book review >
ODESSA SEA by Clive Cussler

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 15, 2016
Sketch out some exotic, ephemeral settings, make every villain as nasty as possible, and it's another of Cussler's cinematic-style entertainments spinning out at hold-on-to-your-hat speed. Read full book review >

CHILDREN OF EDEN by Joey Graceffa

VERDICT: BORROW IT
Released: Oct. 4, 2016
A promising start that gets more right than wrong. (Science fiction. 12-16)Read full book review >
CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: Sept. 6, 2016
A well-told chronicle of an ambitious sociological project of significant current importance. Read full book review >
THE CHEMIST by Stephenie Meyer

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 8, 2016
Rated B for badass. Read full book review >

NIGHT SCHOOL by Lee Child

VERDICT: SKIP IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 8, 2016
For the first time in 20 books, the man-mountain Reacher, and the story around him, moves like a lug. Read full book review >
THE SUN IS ALSO A STAR by Nicola Yoon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2016
With appeal to cynics and romantics alike, this profound exploration of life and love tempers harsh realities with the beauty of hope in a way that is both deeply moving and satisfying. (Fiction. 14 & up)Read full book review >
THE GIRL WHO DRANK THE MOON by Kelly  Barnhill
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 9, 2016
Guaranteed to enchant, enthrall, and enmagick. (Fantasy. 10-14)Read full book review >
GUNSLINGER by Jeff Pearlman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 25, 2016
Though not without its flaws, Pearlman's book is a complete, satisfying biography of a gunslinger who, for both better and worse, was far more complex than most fans have understood. Read full book review >
THE WRONG SIDE OF GOODBYE by Michael Connelly
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2016
Grade-A Connelly. The dark forces arrayed against the hero turn out to be disappointingly toothless, but everything else clicks in this latest chapter of a compulsively good cop's odyssey through the City of Angels and its outlying neighborhoods and less angelic spirits. Read full book review >
STEALING SNOW by Danielle Paige

VERDICT: BORROW IT
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 27, 2016
Fans of Paige's Oz series hoping for a similar experience will not be disappointed. (Fantasy. 14 & up)Read full book review >
NANETTE'S BAGUETTE by Mo Willems
Kirkus Star
by Mo Willems, illustrated by Mo Willems

VERDICT: BUY IT
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 25, 2016
Laugh-out-loud fun for all. (Picture book. 3-6)Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Kathleen Kent
author of THE DIME
February 20, 2017

Dallas, Texas is not for the faint of heart. Good thing for Betty Rhyzyk she's from a family of take-no-prisoners Brooklyn police detectives. But in Kathleen Kent’s new novel The Dime, her Big Apple wisdom will only get her so far when she relocates to The Big D, where Mexican drug cartels and cult leaders, deadbeat skells and society wives all battle for sunbaked turf. Betty is as tough as the best of them, but she's deeply shaken when her first investigation goes sideways. Battling a group of unruly subordinates, a persistent stalker, a formidable criminal organization, and an unsupportive girlfriend, the unbreakable Detective Betty Rhyzyk may be reaching her limit. “Violent, sexy, and completely absorbing,” our critic writes in a starred review. “Kent's detective is Sam Spade reincarnated—as a brilliant, modern woman.” View video >