BESTSELLERS

SADIE by Courtney Summers
Kirkus Star

VERDICT: BUY IT
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 4, 2018
A riveting tour de force. (Thriller. 14-18)Read full book review >
IMPOSTORS by Scott Westerfeld

VERDICT: BORROW IT
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 11, 2018
Impressive, immaculately plotted sci fi chock full of twists but lacking heart. (Science fiction. 12-18)Read full book review >

MAC UNDERCOVER by Mac Barnett
by Mac Barnett, illustrated by Mike Lowery

VERDICT: BORROW IT
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 11, 2018
A few visual quibbles aside, an enjoyable romp that will leave readers salivating for the sequel. (Historical thriller. 8-10)Read full book review >
Released: Sept. 11, 2018
A passionate and courageous story that should be required reading for anyone involved in disaster response. Read full book review >
ACCESSORY TO WAR by Neil deGrasse Tyson
Released: Sept. 11, 2018
An intriguing history. Look for mines and ray guns on the final frontier, for, as the authors conclude, "what a country funds is what that country prioritizes." Read full book review >

ROBERT B. PARKER'S COLORBLIND  by Reed Farrel Coleman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 11, 2018
"Never thought we'd get this kind of thing come into Paradise," sagely opines a regular who's somehow missed the previous 16 installments. Coleman sounds nothing like Robert B. Parker, but if you can accept a truly far-fetched premise, this will keep franchise fans more than satisfied. Read full book review >
THE FORBIDDEN DOOR by Dean Koontz

VERDICT: SKIP IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 9, 2018
Having begun so impressively with The Silent Corner (2016), Koontz's four-title series still has its share of excitement but seems to have run out of ideas for its cagey heroine. Read full book review >
SHADOW TYRANTS by Clive Cussler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 11, 2018
Readers probably won't lie awake worrying whether all this could really happen. Fast-moving, implausible fun. Read full book review >
PEOPLE KILL PEOPLE by Ellen Hopkins

VERDICT: SKIP IT
Released: Sept. 4, 2018
An interesting thought experiment. (Prose/fiction hybrid. 16-18)Read full book review >
THE BELOVED WORLD OF SONIA SOTOMAYOR by Sonia Sotomayor
Released: Sept. 4, 2018
Adapted from her memoir for adults, My Beloved World (2013), in the hope of inspiring children to dream even the dreams they cannot at first imagine, this book should thoroughly achieve that goal. A must read. (glossary, Supreme Court overview) (Memoir. 10-18)Read full book review >
DREAMERS by Yuyi Morales
Kirkus Star
by Yuyi Morales, illustrated by Yuyi Morales

VERDICT: BUY IT
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 4, 2018
A resplendent masterpiece. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-8)Read full book review >
TURNING PAGES by Sonia Sotomayor
by Sonia Sotomayor, illustrated by Lulu Delacre

VERDICT: BORROW IT
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 4, 2018
A thoughtful introduction to both the power of reading and an inspiring role model. (timeline, photographs) (Picture book/biography. 5-10)Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Katey Sagal
author of GRACE NOTES
April 10, 2017

In her memoir Grace Notes, actress and singer/songwriter Katey Sagal takes you through the highs and lows of her life, from the tragic deaths of her parents to her long years in the Los Angeles rock scene, from being diagnosed with cancer at the age of twenty-eight to getting her big break on the fledgling FOX network as the wise-cracking Peggy Bundy on the beloved sitcom Married…with Children. Sparse and poetic, Grace Notes is an emotionally riveting tale of struggle and success, both professional and personal: Sagal’s path to sobriety; the stillbirth of her first daughter, Ruby; motherhood; the experience of having her third daughter at age 52 with the help of a surrogate; and her lifelong passion for music. “While this book is sure to please the author’s many fans, its thoughtful, no-regrets honesty will no doubt also appeal to readers of Hollywood memoirs seeking substance that goes beyond gossip and name-dropping,” our critic writes. “A candid, reflective memoir.” View video >