Released: Oct. 25, 2011

"A gripping plot and the author's research get buried in backstory, exposition and subplots."
A young woman learns a secret about her past while Columbus plots to explore the world in this historical novel set during the Spanish Inquisition. Read full book review >
Released: Nov. 13, 2008

"Busy, boisterous but the whimsy feels overdone."
Ruthless federal bureaucrats stop at nothing to fire underlings and revive the zeppelin industry in this farcical thriller. Read full book review >

Released: Nov. 11, 2011

"An engaging, well-executed thriller."
An evil corporation takes its pursuit of consumer loyalty to a whole new level in this corporate espionage novel. Read full book review >
Released: Aug. 20, 2011

"Smith's richly imagined characters breathe life into this look at female friendship in a time of limited social opportunity for women, as well as the enduring power of friendship to transcend almost any challenge."
A combination coming-of-age story and mystery, following Matilda "Tilly" Bettencourt as she struggles against traditional expectations of women in the 1940s. Read full book review >
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Well-suited for academic studies and most general readers, the first volume of this work sets a high standard for other books on the subject."
Trying to understand all the issues involved in energy policy and production can be like drinking from a fire hose, but the authors of this introductory work—split into two volumes—do solid work in controlling the flow with good humor and a sensible approach. Read full book review >

Released: May 20, 2011

"Intellectual, playful prose cannot save this vampire epic from soaking too long in a broth of Rice and Meyer."
Vampiric gods, wolves and human frailty round out Koppenhagen's story of timeless love. Read full book review >
Released: Dec. 14, 2011

"Hunt's taut scenes and meticulous prose will have readers holding their breath, but his saga probes hidden depths as well."
A deep-sea diver explores shipwrecks and his own character in this gripping scuba memoir. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 12, 2007

"Obsessive workplace-gripers (and porn fans) will find rewards in this high-energy novel, but its more caustic elements will bring the book a limited audience."
In Archer's novel, a disgruntled young office worker falls into a dark downward spiral. Read full book review >
POPPY'S COMBINE by Beth E. Meyerson
Released: Jan. 15, 2012

"Books that address grief are always in need, and Meyerson's gentle words and child-centered perspective will provide comfort to young readers."
Sensitive text is paired with uneven artwork in this picture book designed to help children cope with the loss of a grandparent. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 12, 2011

"A swiftly paced tale of lust, seduction, duplicity and horror, Firmin's debut easily keeps the pages turning."
Firmin's first novel is a first-rate murder mystery. Read full book review >
Released: Sept. 17, 2010

"In a world chock-full of unsuitable subject matter, parents will appreciate the appropriate storylines of this book, and kids will enjoy spending time with Lexi."
An 8-year-old girl deals with the trials and tribulations of growing up in this debut book, the first in an anticipated series. Read full book review >
Released: Nov. 20, 2011

"With vivid imagery, compelling characters and plenty bursts of action, this first novel weaving mythology and contemporary teenage troubles is thrillingly memorable."
The first book in a trilogy about Pandora's Box in the modern world and how Pandora's descendent holds the key but is only just beginning to understand her power. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Pierce Brown
author of GOLDEN SON
February 17, 2015

With shades of The Hunger Games, Ender’s Game, and Game of Thrones, Pierce Brown’s genre-defying Red Rising hit the ground running. The sequel, Golden Son, continues the saga of Darrow, a rebel battling to lead his oppressed people to freedom. As a Red, Darrow grew up working the mines deep beneath the surface of Mars, enduring backbreaking labor while dreaming of the better future he was building for his descendants. But the Society he faithfully served was built on lies. Darrow’s kind have been betrayed and denied by their elitist masters, the Golds—and their only path to liberation is revolution. “Stirring—and archetypal—stuff,” our reviewer writes. View video >