BESTSELLERS

SURVIVORS CLUB by Michael Bornstein
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 7, 2017
In today's world, it remains more important than ever to remember these survivors. (afterword, photos, characters, glossary) (Memoir. 11-14)Read full book review >
THE HATE U GIVE by Angie Thomas
Kirkus Star

VERDICT: BUY IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 28, 2017
This story is necessary. This story is important. (Fiction. 14 & up)Read full book review >

LIFEBLOOD by Gena Showalter

VERDICT: BORROW IT
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 28, 2017
Tense, philosophical, and enthralling. (Fantasy. 13 & up)Read full book review >
STRANGER THAN FANFICTION by Chris Colfer
Released: Feb. 28, 2017
A standard novel about being true to who you are. (Fiction. 15-17)Read full book review >
FROSTBLOOD by Elly Blake

VERDICT: SKIP IT
Released: Jan. 17, 2017
A slow-burning, classic tale with too few fireworks at the end. (Fantasy. 13 & up)Read full book review >

THE LAST OF AUGUST by Brittany Cavallaro
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 14, 2017
This muddled mystery rests on elaborate machinations with disproportionate motivations, but the emotional odyssey should satisfy readers seeking a contemporary, teenage take on the Baker Street pair. (Mystery. 14 & up)Read full book review >
WINTERSONG by S. Jae-Jones

VERDICT: SKIP IT
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 7, 2017
Like fruit from the Goblin Market: luscious at first bite but ultimately overripe, cloying, and empty. (Fantasy. 14 & up)Read full book review >
CARAVAL by Stephanie Garber

VERDICT: BORROW IT
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 31, 2017
Immersive and engaging, despite some flaws, and destined to capture imaginations. (Fantasy. 14 & up)Read full book review >
THE YOU I'VE NEVER KNOWN by Ellen Hopkins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 24, 2017
A page-turning exploration of independence, powerlessness, and secrets, with groundbreaking representation of bisexuality and queerness. (Verse fiction. 14 & up)Read full book review >
CARVE THE MARK by Veronica Roth

VERDICT: BORROW IT
Released: Jan. 17, 2017
Brimming with plot twists and highly likely to please Roth's fans. (Science fiction/fantasy. 14 & up) Read full book review >
ROSEBLOOD by A.G. Howard

VERDICT: BORROW IT
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 10, 2017
A rich, atmospheric story that readers will be hard-pressed to put down. (Fantasy. 13 & up)Read full book review >
WAYFARER by Alexandra Bracken

VERDICT: SKIP IT
Released: Jan. 3, 2017
Far too lengthy for any but the most avid fans. (Fantasy. 12-18)Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Brad Parks
author of SAY NOTHING
March 7, 2017

In Brad Parks’ new thriller Say Nothing, judge Scott Sampson doesn’t brag about having a perfect life, but the evidence is clear: a prestigious job. A beloved family. On an ordinary Wednesday afternoon, he is about to pick up his six-year-old twins to go swimming when his wife, Alison, texts him that she’ll get the kids from school instead. It’s not until she gets home later that Scott realizes she doesn’t have the children. And she never sent the text. Then the phone rings, and every parent’s most chilling nightmare begins. A man has stolen Sam and Emma. For Scott and Alison, the kidnapper’s call is only the beginning of a twisting, gut-churning ordeal of blackmail, deceit, and terror; a high-profile trial like none the judge or his wife has ever experienced. Their marriage falters. Suspicions and long-buried jealousies rise to the surface. Fractures appear. Lies are told. “The nerve-shredding never lets up for a minute as Parks picks you up by the scruff of the neck, shakes you vigorously, and repeats over and over again till a climax so harrowing that you’ll be shaking with gratitude that it’s finally over,” our critic writes in a starred review. View video >