BESTSELLERS

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 >
THE ANDY COHEN DIARIES by Andy Cohen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 11, 2014
The flamboyant talk show host delivers an entirely expected book: a glitzy, glamorous, goofy look at 365 days of a charmed showbiz life. Read full book review >
BLUE LABYRINTH by Douglas Preston
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 11, 2014
Great character-driven crime fiction—readers new to the series won't be entirely lost, and Pendergast patrons will be thoroughly satisfied. Read full book review >
FLESH AND BLOOD by Patricia Cornwell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 11, 2014
No wonder Scarpetta asks, "When did my workplace become such a soap opera?" Answer: at least 10 years ago.
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REVIVAL by Stephen King

VERDICT: BUY IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 11, 2014
No one does psychological terror better than King. Another spine-tingling pleasure for his fans. Read full book review >
LET IT SNOW by John Green
FICTION
Released: Sept. 11, 2008
Contemporary culture, humorous romantic developments and strong characters enhance this collaborative effort. (Fiction. 11-16) 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 >