BESTSELLERS

GIRLS OF PAPER AND FIRE by Natasha Ngan
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 6, 2018
Setting up a strong foundation for a hoped-for sequel, this is ideal for those seeking diverse LGBTQ fantasy stories. (Fantasy. 14-18)Read full book review >
SKYWARD by Brandon Sanderson
Kirkus Star

VERDICT: BUY IT
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 6, 2018
Sanderson (Legion, 2018, etc.) plainly had a ball with this nonstop, highflying opener, and readers will too. (Science fiction. 12-15)Read full book review >

GLIMMER OF HOPE by The March for Our Lives Founders
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 16, 2018
Helpful for those seeking background about the movement directly from those involved and inspiring to those who wish to join their cause. (Nonfiction. 14-18)Read full book review >
WHAT IF IT'S US by Becky Albertalli
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 9, 2018
This joyful romance is both sweet and substantial. (Fiction. 14-18)Read full book review >
BRIDGE OF CLAY by Markus Zusak

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 9, 2018
Much like building a bridge stone by stone, this read requires painstaking effort and patience. (Fiction. 16-adult)Read full book review >

DEAR EVAN HANSEN by Val Emmich
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 9, 2018
Without the rich music and stage performance it's a middling story with themes better handled elsewhere; impeccably timed for the musical's national tour, however, teens will clamor to read it. (Fiction. 14-18)Read full book review >
SOMEDAY by David Levithan

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 2, 2018
More self-reflective morality tale than star-crossed romance, this sequel brightly illuminates the world beyond A and Rhiannon. (Fiction. 12-adult) Read full book review >
DRY by Neal Shusterman
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 2, 2018
Mouths have never run so dry at the idea of thirst. (Thriller. 13-17)Read full book review >
SWING by Kwame Alexander
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 2, 2018
Lively, moving, and heartfelt. (Fiction. 14-18)Read full book review >
THE LADY'S GUIDE TO PETTICOATS AND PIRACY by Mackenzi Lee
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 2, 2018
An empowering and energetic adventure that celebrates friendship between women. (author's note) (Historical fiction. 14-18)Read full book review >
MUSE OF NIGHTMARES by Laini Taylor

VERDICT: BORROW IT
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 2, 2018
A sequel that surpasses the original. (Fantasy. 14-18)Read full book review >
THE DARK DESCENT OF ELIZABETH FRANKENSTEIN by Kiersten White
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 25, 2018
An all-around win for readers who enjoy (not too scary) horror, thrilling tales, and contemplating the deeper meaning of life. (Fiction. 15-18)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 >