BESTSELLERS

SCYTHE by Neal Shusterman
Kirkus Star

VERDICT: BUY IT
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 29, 2016
A thoughtful and thrilling story of life, death, and meaning. (Science fiction. 14 & up)Read full book review >
THE DIABOLIC by S.J. Kincaid

VERDICT: BUY IT
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 1, 2016
Philosophical, twisty, and addictive. (Science fiction. 13 & up)Read full book review >

CHILDREN OF EDEN by Joey Graceffa

VERDICT: BORROW IT
Released: Oct. 4, 2016
A promising start that gets more right than wrong. (Science fiction. 12-16)Read full book review >
THE SUN IS ALSO A STAR by Nicola Yoon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2016
With appeal to cynics and romantics alike, this profound exploration of life and love tempers harsh realities with the beauty of hope in a way that is both deeply moving and satisfying. (Fiction. 14 & up)Read full book review >
STEALING SNOW by Danielle Paige

VERDICT: BORROW IT
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 27, 2016
Fans of Paige's Oz series hoping for a similar experience will not be disappointed. (Fantasy. 14 & up)Read full book review >

MOON CHOSEN by P.C. Cast

VERDICT: BORROW IT
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 18, 2016
Cast's fans should find much to be pleased with in this new venture. (Fantasy. 14 & up)Read full book review >
WHAT LIGHT by Jay Asher

VERDICT: SKIP IT
Released: Oct. 18, 2016
Though apparently titled for the line from Romeo and Juliet, this second solo outing for the author of Thirteen Reasons Why is not a love story for the ages. (Fiction. 13-18)Read full book review >
GEMINA by Amie Kaufman

VERDICT: BORROW IT
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 18, 2016
An action-packed thrill ride and stellar head trip. (Science fiction. 13 & up)Read full book review >
AHSOKA by E.K. Johnston

VERDICT: BORROW IT
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 11, 2016
A great treat for young—and not-so-young—Star Wars fans that provides a thrilling back story for a compelling character. (Science fiction. 12 & up)Read full book review >
ALL AMERICAN BOYS by Jason Reynolds
Released: Sept. 29, 2015
If the hands and agenda of the authors are evident, their passion elevates the novel beyond a needed call to action to a deeply moving experience. (Fiction. 12-18)Read full book review >
HOLDING UP THE UNIVERSE by Jennifer Niven
Released: Oct. 4, 2016
More a story about falling in love with yourself than with a romantic interest, this novel will resonate with all readers who've struggled to love themselves. (Fiction. 14-18)Read full book review >
REPLICA by Lauren Oliver
Kirkus Star

VERDICT: BUY IT
Released: Oct. 4, 2016
A reading experience not to be missed—or forgotten. (Science fiction. 15 & up)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 >