The Thirteen Rules of Love by W.L. Cooley
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"Although this short work has its limits, it provides a view of love that just might be what the world needs now."
A brief debut primer on love that asks readers to proceed with both caution and bravery. Read full book review >
OUR NAUGHTY FAT CELLS by Alice Hutchison
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 11, 2015

"This book's story swings and misses, but its clever drawings win the day."
In this work of fiction aimed at adults, Hutchison explores the secret lives that fat cells lead inside their human hosts. Read full book review >


"Recommended reading for classicists (and budding Indiana Joneses) graduating beyond Edith Hamilton."
Lundwall contends that far from being ignorant and backward savages, the preliterate cultures that created mankind's most ancient mythological tales had a high degree of intellectual sophistication. Read full book review >
Physical Literacy 12 Steps Pledge Ambassadorship by Steven C. McCartney
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 26, 2015

"An often vibrant supplement for phys ed teachers."
A physical education columnist and teacher aims to motivate young people with a 12-step plan for attaining a lifetime of good health. Read full book review >
THE BOOK OF HOURS by Maria Elena Alonso-Sierra
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 29, 2014

"Entertaining over-the-top melodrama, with a nonsensical plot pitting an appealing pair of lovers against a dastardly villain."
The adventurous romance of Gabriella Martinez and Richard Harrison continues in Alonso-Sierra's follow-up to The Coin (2014). Read full book review >

THE VANGUARD CHRONICLES by Lawrence Menard
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 24, 2012

"An old-fashioned, can-do, pulp sci-fi planetary romp with few subtleties or moral shadings."
In this debut sci-fi novel, intrepid survivors of the human race land on a distant world and find that they're not alone—in more ways than one. Read full book review >
JON FIXX by Jason Squire Fluck
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 15, 2014

"An exciting, comical page-turner about the gritty underbelly of love."
Fluck follows the adventures of a romance-writer-for-hire in his debut novel. Read full book review >
ACROSS THE INLET by Gail Summers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"A poignant story that explores what it means to be a family and the power of forgiveness."
In Summers' captivating debut novel, family secrets and buried pain threaten to tear three sisters apart as they reunite to care for a dying stepparent. Read full book review >
MAKENA'S SHADOW by Monica K.K. Lee
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"Not perfect, but a worthwhile glimpse into a colorful culture.
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In this coming-of-age story, Lee (Fricken Kids, 2013) tackles grief, teenage dissatisfaction, familial drama, and culture shock.Read full book review >
THE DUST OF EARTH by Dylan Huntington
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 19, 2015

"Sci-fi enthusiasts should prepare to be lured in by this series entry that's sturdier and more assertive than the first."
Huntington's (The Rings of Elpída, 2013) sci-fi series continues, as the inhabitants of a dying Earth train youngsters to acclimate to another planet—and its mind-invading alien species. Read full book review >
IT'S A MINEFIELD by Robert Horn
CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: Feb. 18, 2015

"A damning account of the mining industry and a rousing call for its reform."
Horn reveals the troubling truths of the mining industry in this insider's account. Read full book review >
Thinking Good Thoughts About Me by Mary K McGranaghan
Released: Feb. 12, 2015

"A delightful method for inspiring confidence in any child."
A debut self-help book for young ones that aims to help them build their self-esteem. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Luis Alberto Urrea
April 21, 2015

Examining the borders between one nation and another, between one person and another, Luis Alberto Urrea’s latest story collection, The Water Museum, reveals his mastery of the short form. This collection includes the Edgar-award winning "Amapola" and his now-classic "Bid Farewell to Her Many Horses," which had the honor of being chosen for NPR's "Selected Shorts" not once but twice. Urrea has also recently published a poetry collection, Tijuana Book of the Dead, mixing lyricism and colloquial voices, mysticism and the daily grind. We talk to Urrea about both of his new books this week on Kirkus TV. View video >