Storm Wolf by Stephen Morris
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"A dark supernatural outing, featuring indelible characters as sharp as wolves' teeth."
A man cursed with "wolf magic" travels to 19th-century Europe in search of a possible cure in Morris' (When Brothers Dwell in Unity, 2015, etc.) horror fantasy.Read full book review >
POSSESSION by M. Verano
Released: Aug. 30, 2016

"Paranormal Activity meets The Exorcist in this chilling, well-crafted tale of a black teen girl's struggle to make sense of horrifying forces within her. (Horror. 14 & up)"
A terrifying illness tied to the occult threatens the life of a black girl who blogs about beauty. Read full book review >

Wicked Prayers by S.D. Moore
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 30, 2016

"Nuance becomes a little lost in the mix of monsters and humans, but an unwavering pace promises unending entertainment."
An evil, hellish entity attacks a small town in Washington, creating minions and plotting the destruction of humankind in this horror yarn. Read full book review >
War of the Staffs by Steve Stephenson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 23, 2016

"In this intricate tale featuring an intense warrior, worldbuilding takes precedence over character development and a coherent narrative."
A human prince must defeat a powerful vampire warlock in this debut YA fantasy novel with sci-fi and horror elements. Read full book review >
The Last Sunset by Clark Hays
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 9, 2016

"The stakes are higher than ever in the latest chapter of this outstandingly entertaining vampire series.
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In this fourth book in The Cowboy and the Vampire Collection, Lizzie, Tucker, and the others will have to put aside their differences when an ancient enemy emerges from the shadows. Read full book review >

Broken Eagle by James T. Crouse
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 6, 2016

"A superbly balanced, exactingly paced military thriller featuring a heroic attorney."
A lawyer and Army Reserve aviator seeks to stop the production of a faulty Marine vehicle in this novel. Read full book review >
Nowhere is Safe by Zain Baig
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 24, 2016

"A predominantly traditional ghost story, with enough apparitions to unnerve readers."
A man may prefer the raging snowstorm outside when his refuge turns out to be a mansion that could very well be haunted in this debut supernatural tale. Read full book review >
THE FIREMAN by Joe Hill
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 17, 2016

"A satisfying tale overall, just right for the beach. Be sure to wear sunscreen."
Pleasing mayhem from horror/thrillermeister Hill (NOS4A2, 2013, etc.), the chip-off-the-old-block son of Stephen King.Read full book review >
HEARTLESS by Leah Rhyne
Released: May 10, 2016

"Not so-bad-it's-good bad—just bad. (Horror. 12 & up)"
A reanimated girl seeks answers. Read full book review >
THE MARK OF CAIN by Lindsey Barraclough
Released: May 10, 2016

"Literary, scary, and made to read with all the lights on. (Historical fantasy/horror. 12 & up)"
Cora, Mimi, and Roger are back—back at Bryers Guerdon and in for another dose of mysterious, creeping horror in Barraclough's follow-up to Long Lankin (2012). Read full book review >
Hallow Mass by J.P. Mac
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 29, 2016

"An imaginative back story and a rollicking plot make this an entertaining addition to the genre of occult fiction."
A university gets ensnared in a paranormal battle over a dangerous book in this debut horror novel. Read full book review >
The Halloween Nightmare by Michael Scygiel
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 29, 2016

"This bare-bones supernatural story still entertains despite its indistinctive quartet of heroes."
Four friends visit a place where it's Halloween every day, which inspires several witches there to escape and terrorize the friends' town in Scygiel's YA horror yarn. 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 >