BESTSELLERS

Released: March 1, 2012
Though this novel begs inevitable thematic comparisons to John Green's The Fault in Our Stars (2012), it stands on its own in inventiveness, humor and heart. (Fiction. 14 & up)Read full book review >
WE ALL LOOKED UP by Tommy Wallach
Kirkus Star

VERDICT: BUY IT
Released: March 24, 2015
A thought-provoking story that will bring out readers' inner philosophers. (Fiction. 14 & up)Read full book review >

THE WICKED WILL RISE  by Danielle Paige
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 31, 2015
Readers who liked Volume 1 will be perfectly happy waiting with this sequel for the series climax. (Dystopian fantasy. 12 & up)Read full book review >
DOROTHY MUST DIE by Danielle Paige

VERDICT: SKIP IT
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 1, 2014
In the end, it's just another violent dystopian series opener for all its yellow-brick veneer, but it's a whole lot more fun than many of its ilk. (Dystopian fantasy. 14 & up)Read full book review >
SHADOW SCALE by Rachel Hartman
Kirkus Star

VERDICT: BUY IT
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 10, 2015
Dragon fiction has never flown higher. Seraphina's adventures may be over, but here's hoping there are more Goreddi tales to come. (map, cast of characters, glossary) (Fantasy. 13 & up)Read full book review >

VANISHING GIRLS by Lauren Oliver

VERDICT: SKIP IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 3, 2015
This is an uneven read that suffers from grandiose ambitions. (Fiction. 14 & up)Read full book review >
THE FORGOTTEN SISTERS by Shannon Hale

VERDICT: BORROW IT
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 3, 2015
A laudable conclusion to a popular series. (Fantasy. 10-14)Read full book review >
THE DUFF by Kody Keplinger
Released: Sept. 7, 2010
Teen readers will see both themselves and their friends in Bianca's layered, hostile world. (Fiction. 12 & up) Read full book review >
TO ALL THE BOYS I'VE LOVED BEFORE by Jenny Han
Released: April 2, 2014
Regardless, readers will likely be so swept up in the romance they can read past any flaws. (Fiction. 14-18)Read full book review >
RED QUEEN by Victoria Aveyard

VERDICT: BORROW IT
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 10, 2015
An inventive, character-driven twist breathes new life into tired fantasy trends. (Fantasy. 13 & up)Read full book review >
FAIREST by Marissa Meyer
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 27, 2015
Fans should just wait for Winter, coming in fall 2015. (Science fiction/fairy tale. 13 & up)Read full book review >
I WAS HERE by Gayle Forman

VERDICT: BUY IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 27, 2015
An engrossing and provocative look at the devastating finality of suicide, survivor's guilt, the complicated nature of responsibility and even the role of the Internet in life-and-death decisions. (Fiction. 14 & up)Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Mona Eltahawy
April 28, 2015

In her debut book, Headscarves and Hymens: Why the Middle East Needs a Sexual Revolution, Egyptian-American journalist and commentator Mona Eltahawy mounts an angry indictment of the treatment of women throughout the Arab world. Born in Egypt, she spent her childhood in London, moving with her family to Saudi Arabia when she was 15. Her shock was immediate and visceral: “It felt as though we’d moved to another planet whose inhabitants fervently wished women did not exist,” she recalls. Women could not travel, work or even go to a doctor’s appointment without male approval. We talk to Eltahawy this week on Kirkus TV about her arresting new book. View video >