BESTSELLERS

THE PERIPHERAL by William Gibson

VERDICT: BORROW IT
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 28, 2014
This is quintessential Gibson: gonzo yet cool, sharp-edged, sophisticated—but ultimately, vaguely unsatisfying. Read full book review >
THE HANDSOME MAN'S DELUXE CAFÉ by Alexander McCall Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 28, 2014
Thanks to that sturdy deus ex machina, Orphan Farm matron Mma Potokwane, all's well that ends well in perhaps the most tranquil and unruffled entry in this renowned series.Read full book review >

HAVANA STORM by Clive Cussler

VERDICT: BORROW IT
THRILLERS
Released: Oct. 28, 2014
Another super Cussler fun read fit for a lazy weekend. Read full book review >
PRINCE LESTAT by Anne Rice
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 28, 2014
Rice fans probably need not fear a drought of her thirst-quenching tales, then. As for this one, it's trademark Rice: talky, inconsequential, but good old-fashioned fanged fun. Read full book review >
THE BLOOD OF OLYMPUS by Rick Riordan

VERDICT: BORROW IT
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 7, 2014
The satisfyingly cataclysmic showdowns yield to peaceful resolution at last; here's hoping it holds this time. (Fantasy. 10-16)Read full book review >

BLUE LILY, LILY BLUE by Maggie Stiefvater
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 21, 2014
Expect this truly one-of-a-kind series to come to a thundering close. (Fantasy. 14 & up)Read full book review >
THE ICE DRAGON by George R.R. Martin

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Oct. 1, 2006
Fantasy readers who want a shorter read might like this offering. (Fiction. 10-14) Read full book review >
THE ANIMALS' SANTA by Jan Brett
by Jan Brett, illustrated by Jan Brett

VERDICT: BORROW IT
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 21, 2014
Brett excels at snowy settings, and her legions of fans will enjoy this well-told tale accompanied by her usual highly detailed watercolor illustrations and skillfully integrated secondary story. (Picture book. 4-8)Read full book review >
JUST MERCY by Bryan Stevenson
CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: Oct. 21, 2014
Emotionally profound, necessary reading. Read full book review >
SHOPAHOLIC TO THE STARS by Sophie Kinsella
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 21, 2014
A light, enjoyable read that's pure escapism. Read full book review >
DESERT GOD by Wilbur Smith

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 21, 2014
With Minoan civilization destroyed by the eruption, Taita routs the Hykos, albeit still in perilous control of lower Egypt, which suggests Smith's eunuch/warrior/statesman has another adventure in store. Read full book review >
BEAUTIFUL YOU by Chuck Palahniuk

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 21, 2014
By Palahniuk's standards, this is actually a subtle and empathic piece of work. 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 >