Books to Discover

Released: Nov. 20, 2014

"A handy guide for consumers who want to become smarter, happier buyers."
A trained psychologist and successful businessman offers advice for consumers to help prevent buyer's remorse and avoid sales traps. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 2, 2014

"A keenly observed, fast-paced memoir."
A well-traveled veteran of the legal and business worlds reflects on his experiences in the 20th century and beyond. Read full book review >

Released: Oct. 3, 2013

"An inventive and intelligent, yet accessible, approach to drawing; recommended for everyone from amateurs to professionals."
Spears explores how drawing involves the neurological process of vision as much as it does the movement of the pencil in the artist's hand. Read full book review >
ROMANCE
Released: April 13, 2015

"A promising start to a California-set historical romance series."
Silver-fortune heir Brock St. Clair and Chinese fortune-cookie maker Blossom Sun meet a few days before the 1906 San Francisco earthquake in this debut title in a planned historical romance trilogy. Read full book review >
Released: Nov. 30, 2014

"A thorough, readable and passionate exploration of an inclusive faith."
Campbell's personal and intellectual understanding of the Bible's historical, man-made roots. Read full book review >

Released: May 20, 2014

"Deft storytelling and a riptide of action propel this cataclysmic narrative along, regardless of its eco-religious ballast."
Young priest Joe Stanton is hunted by a vicious military-industrial conspiracy when he becomes the latest man afflicted by mystic—and very likely fatal—visions of strange marine environments and parental loss. Read full book review >
LEGACY by Ellery A. Kane
THRILLERS
Released: Sept. 5, 2014

"A dark, emotional story about rebellion, closely in the tradition of the Divergent and Legend trilogies."
In this dystopian thriller, a teenage girl is sent by her scientist mother to bring valuable information to those in rebellion against the totalitarian government. Read full book review >
Released: March 23, 2015

"Sharp writing and realistic characters triumph over a timeworn theme."
In this first novel by a father-and-daughter team, a Native American girl must accept her special gifts in order to fight an evil that threatens the human race. Read full book review >
Warchild's Dreams by V Anna Smith
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 17, 2014

"An edgy YA fantasy featuring a strong heroine who must use her wits and inner strength to survive."
In Smith's debut fantasy novella, the first in a planned trilogy, a teenager is held captive by her father after her mother's death. Read full book review >
Jamaal's Journey by John McCormack
Released: Dec. 3, 2014

"A genuine, upbeat bildungsroman of African-American high school life."
A debut YA novel of high school drama that's just as rambunctious as its narrator. Read full book review >
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 >
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 16, 2014

"A multigenre espionage tale that's unquestionably entertaining."
In Douglas' debut sci-fi thriller, an anonymous source puts a former FBI agent on the trail of a government conspiracy involving aliens. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Sabaa Tahir
August 4, 2015

Sabaa Tahir’s novel An Ember in the Ashes reveals a world inspired by ancient Rome and defined by brutality. Seventeen-year-old Laia has grown up with one rule for survival: Never challenge the Empire. But when Laia’s brother Darin is arrested for treason, she leaves behind everything she knows, risking her life to try and save him. She enlists help from the rebels whose extensive underground network may lead to Darin. Their help comes with a price, though. Laia must infiltrate the Empire’s greatest military academy as a spy. Elias is the Empire’s finest soldier—and its most unwilling one. Thrown together by chance and united by their hatred of the Empire, Laia and Elias will soon discover that their fates are intertwined—and that their choices may change the destiny of the entire Empire. We talk to An Ember in the Ashes author Sabaa Tahir this week on Kirkus TV. View video >