Books to Discover

SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 4, 2013

"A gripping story featuring well-constructed characters, poignant moral dilemmas and a chillingly realistic dystopian future."
In Erickson's (Eagle: Birds of Flight, 2013) dystopian sci-fi novel, a cryogenically frozen scientist wakes up in the year 2155 to find that he's the only man in a matriarchal military state. Read full book review >
MEASURE OF DANGER by Jay Klages
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 29, 2013

"A riveting thriller. Move over Clancy and Child!"
In this techno-thriller, a mentally ill ex-soldier takes on a mysterious corporation planning massive destruction. Read full book review >

SAVING MARS by Cidney  Swanson
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 26, 2012

"A sci-fi novel that soars along with a teenage heroine whose imperfections help make her believable and endearing."
A 17-year-old pilot with a history of crashing her craft holds a planet's fate in her hands when a human settlement on Mars runs low on food. Read full book review >
THE ALEXANDRITE by Rick Lenz
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A stellar story illuminated by a star's light and a man's search for himself."
Lenz's mesmerizing, multifaceted debut novel is both an intriguing time-travel/past-life adventure and a subtle homage to Marilyn Monroe. Read full book review >
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2013

"A fine collection evoking nostalgia for a simpler way of life."
A debut collection of stories about a traditional Australian tribal community, told in the voices of shamans, elders and tricksters. Read full book review >

THE GAIA WARS by Kenneth G. Bennett
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 3, 2011

"A solid first entry of a promising, imaginative new young-adult fantasy series featuring a well-crafted character."
When 13-year-old Warren plays a prank on an unfriendly peer, he unknowingly sets in motion a series of actions that may have devastating consequences for his community and the world. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 23, 2010

"Middle-grade readers (boys especially): Don't dillydally; grab this nearly flawless book."
In the first book of debut author Copus' planned series, a boy and his grandmother travel back in time to hobnob with marauding pirates in search of hidden treasure. Read full book review >
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 8, 2013

"An affecting story of faith, family and the resilience of the human spirit."
In Knezevic's moving work of historical fiction, a young girl's dream is threatened by tumultuous current events. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 13, 2012

"An admirable debut memoir featuring both a compelling narrator and a captivating story."
An illuminating coming-of-age memoir set in communist Hungary. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 17, 2013

"Always sincere, occasionally shocking, this tale is required reading for kids and parents."
This young-adult novel by Cobb (Greta's Magical Mistake, 2011) introduces Stephen, whose skill in baseball helps him cope with bullies and a learning disability. Read full book review >
SAVING KANDINSKY by Mary Basson
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A steadily thoughtful exploration of artistry, loyalty and choice."
Basson's debut novel, a work of historical fiction, tells a poignant story of saving works of art from destruction and of salvation through art. Read full book review >
THRILLERS
Released: June 13, 2013

"A reunified couple helps make Zaragoza's thriller a welcome deviation from the genre's standard fare."
In Zaragoza's debut thriller, Navy SEALs are unwitting participants in a secret experiment that renders them murderous, suicidal addicts. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Michael Morton
author of GETTING LIFE
July 7, 2014

Jailed for a crime he didn't commit with no hope of ever being freed, Michael Morton has returned to society with a great deal of grace. He recounts his story in his new book Getting Life, and with us on Kirkus TV. View video >