BESTSELLERS

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 >
THIS IS ME by Jamie Lee Curtis
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 20, 2016
An excellent springboard for school-age kids to discover who they are and where they come from. (Picture book. 5-9)Read full book review >
BASED ON A TRUE STORY by Norm Macdonald
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 20, 2016
Will try the patience of even the comedian's fans. 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 >