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
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
Clinton Kelly
January 9, 2017

Bestselling author and television host Clinton Kelly’s memoir I Hate Everyone Except You is a candid, deliciously snarky collection of essays about his journey from awkward kid to slightly-less-awkward adult. Clinton Kelly is probably best known for teaching women how to make their butts look smaller. But in I Hate Everyone, Except You, he reveals some heretofore-unknown secrets about himself, like that he’s a finicky connoisseur of 1980s pornography, a disillusioned critic of New Jersey’s premier water parks, and perhaps the world’s least enthused high-school commencement speaker. Whether he’s throwing his baby sister in the air to jumpstart her cheerleading career or heroically rescuing his best friend from death by mud bath, Clinton leaps life’s social hurdles with aplomb. With his signature wit, he shares his unique ability to navigate the stickiest of situations, like deciding whether it’s acceptable to eat chicken wings with a fork on live television (spoiler: it’s not). “A thoroughly light and entertaining memoir,” our critic writes. View video >