BESTSELLERS

Released: March 1, 2012
Though this novel begs inevitable thematic comparisons to John Green's The Fault in Our Stars (2012), it stands on its own in inventiveness, humor and heart. (Fiction. 14 & up)Read full book review >
THE TAPPER TWINS GO TO WAR (WITH EACH OTHER) by Geoff Rodkey
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 7, 2015
This frothy family contretemps ends on a note of sincere reconciliation (once Reese's hair grows back out, anyway)—that's presumably upended in time for the sequel. (Fiction. 10-12)Read full book review >

MISSOULA by Jon Krakauer
Released: April 21, 2015
A raw and difficult but necessary read. Read full book review >
AND THE GOOD NEWS IS... by Dana Perino
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 21, 2015
"A pet peeve of mine is with people who give backhanded compliments." So: The best memoir and etiquette guide manqué we have by "the first and only Republican woman" to serve as White House press secretary. Now be nice.Read full book review >
BEAUTY'S KINGDOM by A.N. Roquelaure

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 21, 2015
Hard-core? Yes. Overwritten? For sure. Guilty pleasure? Absolutely. Read full book review >

GARDEN OF LIES by Amanda Quick

VERDICT: BORROW IT
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: April 21, 2015
Quick's fans will not be disappointed in her latest combination of detective story and sexy romance (Otherwise Engaged, 2014, etc.), a pleasing page-turner.Read full book review >
GOD HELP THE CHILD by Toni Morrison
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 21, 2015
A chilling oracle and a lively storyteller, Nobel winner Morrison continues the work she began 45 years ago with The Bluest Eye.Read full book review >
THE BONE TREE by Greg Iles

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 21, 2015
Fans will find that the pace has picked up a touch from the first volume—and that's a good thing. We'll need to wait for the next one before toting up the body count, but it's sure to be massive. Read full book review >
MEMORY MAN by David Baldacci

VERDICT: BORROW IT
THRILLERS
Released: April 21, 2015
Although the crimes and their perpetrators are far-fetched, readers will want to see Decker back on the printed page again and again. Read full book review >
NATURAL BORN HEROES by Christopher McDougall
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 14, 2015
A mostly engaging mix of World War II history, Greek mythology, endurance training and spiritual self-help that doesn't always cohere. Read full book review >
BORN WITH TEETH by Kate Mulgrew
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 14, 2015
Compellingly introspective and revealing, despite the tendency toward overwriting. Read full book review >
THE ROAD TO CHARACTER by David Brooks

VERDICT: BORROW IT
PSYCHOLOGY
Released: April 21, 2015
The author's sincere sermon—at times analytical, at times hortatory—remains a hopeful one. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Sabaa Tahir
August 4, 2015

Sabaa Tahir’s novel An Ember in the Ashes reveals a world inspired by ancient Rome and defined by brutality. Seventeen-year-old Laia has grown up with one rule for survival: Never challenge the Empire. But when Laia’s brother Darin is arrested for treason, she leaves behind everything she knows, risking her life to try and save him. She enlists help from the rebels whose extensive underground network may lead to Darin. Their help comes with a price, though. Laia must infiltrate the Empire’s greatest military academy as a spy. Elias is the Empire’s finest soldier—and its most unwilling one. Thrown together by chance and united by their hatred of the Empire, Laia and Elias will soon discover that their fates are intertwined—and that their choices may change the destiny of the entire Empire. We talk to An Ember in the Ashes author Sabaa Tahir this week on Kirkus TV. View video >