BESTSELLERS

THE GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO VICE AND VIRTUE by Mackenzi Lee
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 20, 2017
Austen, Wilde, and Indiana Jones converge in this deliciously anachronistic bonbon. (Historical fiction. 12-18)Read full book review >
NOW I RISE by Kiersten White
Kirkus Star

VERDICT: BUY IT
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 27, 2017
Absolutely devastating in the best way. (dramatis personae, glossary, author's note, acknowledgments) (Historical fiction. 15-adult)Read full book review >

ONE OF US IS LYING by Karen M. McManus

VERDICT: BORROW IT
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 30, 2017
Although the language and plot sometimes border on cliché, this fast-paced blend of Gossip Girl, Pretty Little Liars, and classic John Hughes will leave readers racing to the finish as they try to unravel the mystery on their own. (Thriller. 14-18)Read full book review >
OUR DARK DUET  by Victoria Schwab

VERDICT: BORROW IT
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 13, 2017
Happily, the many ardent fans waiting for this volume probably won't mind its snags, they'll just delight in the feels. (Fantasy/horror. 14-adult)Read full book review >
ONCE AND FOR ALL by Sarah Dessen

VERDICT: BORROW IT
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 6, 2017
Romance, humor, kindhearted characters, and a touch of painful reality make this another sure bet for Dessen fans. (Romance. 12-16)Read full book review >

WHEN DIMPLE MET RISHI by Sandhya Menon
ROMANCE
Released: May 30, 2017
Heartwarming, empathetic, and often hilarious—a delightful read. (Fiction. 14-adult)Read full book review >
CRAZY HOUSE by James Patterson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 22, 2017
Yet another bland, half-baked dystopian exercise. (Dystopian adventure. 14-17)Read full book review >
THE CROWN'S FATE by Evelyn Skye

VERDICT: SKIP IT
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 16, 2017
Readers may well prefer the bittersweet, ambiguous ending of the first volume to this overly pat conclusion. (Fantasy. 12-18)Read full book review >
FLAME IN THE MIST by Renée Ahdieh

VERDICT: SKIP IT
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 16, 2017
This story (and sequels) will undoubtedly enthrall readers seeking a torrid, tortured romance in a trendy setting; still, a disappointment from an author capable of so much more. (Fantasy. 12-adult)Read full book review >
JUST FLY AWAY by Andrew McCarthy

VERDICT: BORROW IT
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 28, 2017
A poignant, character-driven coming-of-age novel that, despite a too-tidy ending, will appeal broadly to teen readers. (Fiction. 14-18)Read full book review >
ALEX AND ELIZA by Melissa de la Cruz
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 11, 2017
A pleasant diversion for younger teen readers who cannot get enough of all things Hamilton. (Historical fiction. 12-16)Read full book review >
SHADOWCASTER by Cinda Williams Chima

VERDICT: BORROW IT
Released: April 4, 2017
By no means a stand-alone but—like the entire saga—essential for any epic-fantasy collection and catnip for lovers of the genre. (Fantasy. 12-adult)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 >