BESTSELLERS

THE READER by Traci Chee
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 13, 2016
This cleverly layered fantasy leaves more questions than it answers, but fortunately, it's only the first of what promises to be an enchanting series. (Fantasy. 14 & up)Read full book review >
GIRL IN PIECES by Kathleen Glasgow

VERDICT: BORROW IT
Released: Aug. 30, 2016
This grittily provocative debut explores the horrors of self-harm and the healing power of artistic expression. (author's note) (Fiction. 14 & up)Read full book review >

THE THOUSANDTH FLOOR by Katharine McGee
Released: Aug. 30, 2016
Individual elements are appealing, but sometimes the novel feels like an awfully long setup for a sequel. (Dystopian romance. 14-18) Read full book review >
A TORCH AGAINST THE NIGHT by Sabaa Tahir
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 30, 2016
An excellent continuation of a series seemingly designed for readers of the political, bloody fantasy style du jour, set apart by an uncommon world. (Fantasy. 14 & up)Read full book review >
THE LAST STAR by Rick Yancey

VERDICT: BORROW IT
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 24, 2016
A haunting, unforgettable finale. (Science fiction. 14 & up)Read full book review >

AND I DARKEN by Kiersten White

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 28, 2016
Addictive intrigue that will send readers to history books as a balm while waiting for the sequel. (dramatis personae, glossary, author's note; not seen) (Historical fiction. 12 & up)Read full book review >
THIS SAVAGE SONG by Victoria Schwab

VERDICT: BORROW IT
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 7, 2016
Crackling with energy, just the ticket for an all-night read. (Futuristic fantasy/horror. 15 & up)Read full book review >
THE CROWN'S GAME by Evelyn Skye
Kirkus Star

VERDICT: BUY IT
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 17, 2016
Wildly romantic, wholly immersive, and gloriously over-the-top. (Fantasy. 12 & up)Read full book review >
THE UNEXPECTED EVERYTHING by Morgan Matson
Released: May 3, 2016
A novel best read on a lazy summer day with sand between the toes. (Fiction. 13-18)Read full book review >
THE OUTLIERS by Kimberly McCreight

VERDICT: BORROW IT
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 3, 2016
Readers who are willing to suspend disbelief will enjoy this action-packed psychological thriller. (Thriller. 12-16)Read full book review >
LOVE & GELATO by Jenna Evans Welch

VERDICT: BORROW IT
Released: April 12, 2016
Seasoned with luscious descriptions of Renaissance architecture and Italian food, a sure bet for fans of romance fiction and armchair travel. (Fiction. 12-16)Read full book review >
A COURT OF MIST AND FURY by Sarah J. Maas
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 3, 2016
Hits the spot for fans of dark, lush, sexy fantasy. (Fantasy. 14 & up)Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Jeff Chang
September 20, 2016

In the provocative essays in journalist Jeff Chang’s new book We Gon’ Be Alright, Chang takes an incisive and wide-ranging look at the recent tragedies and widespread protests that have shaken the country. Through deep reporting with key activists and thinkers, personal writing, and cultural criticism, We Gon’ Be Alright links #BlackLivesMatter to #OscarsSoWhite, Ferguson to Washington D.C., the Great Migration to resurgent nativism. Chang explores the rise and fall of the idea of “diversity,” the roots of student protest, changing ideas about Asian Americanness, and the impact of a century of racial separation in housing. “He implores readers to listen, act, and become involved with today’s activists, who offer ‘new ways to see our past and our present,’ ” our reviewer writes in a starred review. “A compelling and intellectually thought-provoking exploration of the quagmire of race relations.” View video >