BESTSELLERS

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 >

THIRTEEN REASONS WHY by Jay Asher
Kirkus Star

VERDICT: BUY IT
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2007
A brilliant and mesmerizing debut from a gifted new author. (Fiction. YA) Read full book review >
STRANGE THE DREAMER by Laini Taylor

VERDICT: BORROW IT
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 28, 2017
Lovers of intricate worldbuilding and feverish romance will find this enthralling. (Fantasy. 14 & up)Read full book review >
NEMESIS by Brendan Reichs
Kirkus Star

VERDICT: BUY IT
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 21, 2017
Hooked readers will be tapping their fingers waiting for the sequel. (Thriller. 12-16)Read full book review >
SURVIVORS CLUB by Michael Bornstein
CHILDREN'S
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
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 28, 2017
A standard novel about being true to who you are. (Fiction. 15-17)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 >