BESTSELLERS

BEST. STATE. EVER. by Dave Barry
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS
Released: Sept. 6, 2016
Readers may not embrace Florida the way the author has, but they will understand why a humorist loves it. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 6, 2016
Much of the work will be confusing to the mathematically disinclined, but their story is inspiring and enlightening. Read full book review >

LOVE WARRIOR by Glennon Doyle Melton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 30, 2016
Candid, brave, and generous. Read full book review >
A GENTLEMAN IN MOSCOW by Amor Towles
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 6, 2016
A masterly encapsulation of modern Russian history, this book more than fulfills the promise of Towles' stylish debut, Rules of Civility (2011). Read full book review >
HERE I AM by Jonathan Safran Foer

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 6, 2016
Sharply observed but perhaps a bit too sprawling, Foer's novel bites off more than it can chew. Read full book review >

RAZOR GIRL by Carl Hiaasen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 6, 2016
Relax, enjoy, and marvel anew at the power of unbridled fictional invention. Read full book review >
APPRENTICE IN DEATH by J.D. Robb

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 6, 2016
Not much state-of-the-fantasy-art high-tech this time, and no wonder: shaken readers will instantly recognize the contemporary American landscape, filled with trigger-happy vigilantes and the firepower they need to make themselves famous, beneath the futuristic trappings. Read full book review >
A TORCH AGAINST THE NIGHT by Sabaa Tahir
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 30, 2016
An excellent continuation of a series seemingly designed for readers of the political, bloody fantasy style du jour, set apart by an uncommon world. (Fantasy. 14 & up)Read full book review >
FURTHERMORE by Tahereh Mafi
Kirkus Star

VERDICT: BUY IT
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 30, 2016
An original new Alice confronts her own wonderland in this smashing fantasy. (Fantasy. 9-12)Read full book review >
MOO by Sharon Creech
Kirkus Star

VERDICT: BUY IT
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 30, 2016
Fans of Love That Dog (2001) and Hate That Cat (2010) will find much to love in this story of a girl, a cow, and so much more. (Fiction. 8-12)Read full book review >
DOG MAN by Dav Pilkey
by Dav Pilkey, illustrated by Dav Pilkey

VERDICT: BORROW IT
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 30, 2016
What a wag. (Graphic fantasy. 7-9)Read full book review >
THEY ALL SAW A CAT by Brendan Wenzel
by Brendan Wenzel, illustrated by Brendan Wenzel

VERDICT: BUY IT
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 30, 2016
A solo debut for Wenzel showcasing both technical chops and a philosophical bent. (Picture book. 6-8)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 >