Books to Discover (page 2)

DESTRUCTION ISLAND by Fredrick Cooper
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 26, 2014

"An exhilarating thriller that will have readers demanding another sequel."
In Cooper's (Riders of the Tides, 2013) second thriller featuring tribal forester Earl Armstrong, a wealthy man resorts to murder and kidnapping to find an ancient mask on an island off the Washington coast. Read full book review >
NATURE & TRAVEL
Released: May 3, 2013

"Eat, Pray, Love for tweens."
The matchless true-life travelogue of a 9-year-old's trip to Borneo, co-authored by a mother-daughter writing team. Read full book review >

Released: April 11, 2014

"Reveals one fascinating aspect of the legal system, informing the reader while demonstrating the value of artistic interpretation."
A new approach to understanding the criminal justice system through the eyes of courtroom artists. Read full book review >
FICTION & LITERATURE

"Asher has a great voice for crime fiction; hopefully he'll use it frequently."
Asher (Olivia Jane Doe, 2013) proves he has what it takes to make an entertaining book about noble lowlifes and con games. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 19, 2014

"An underdog tale replete with legal battles, gruesome surgeries and a few too many superlatives."
A maimed cop fights to regain his life in this inspiring true story. Read full book review >

ROMANCE
Released: April 21, 2014

"An Arabian Nights–style conclusion to an intriguing cross-cultural love story."
A love affair between an atheist and a Muslim takes some bizarre turns in this sequel to A Silent Prayer (2014). Read full book review >
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 1, 2014

"An intriguing, intensely readable combination of Game of Thrones and the New Testament."
A dark fantasy about an alliance between the Queen of Hell and the Son of God. Read full book review >
EPOCH DAWNING by C.H.E. Sadaphal
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 11, 2013

"An involving, well-constructed sci-fi tale of survival."
A sci-fi variation on the story of Adam and Eve. Read full book review >
Released: Nov. 26, 2012

"A gripping, fast-moving and emotionally charged drama centered on well-drawn characters with genuine motives."
Brenham's fast-paced police drama juggles a number of narrative lines and disparate characters. Read full book review >
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 17, 2014

"Morbidly fascinating, even in its deadpan style; likely to become a staple in zombie collections."
Leppanen's sci-fi debut is a collection of scientific reports on how best to control and manage the worldwide spread of Zooanthroponotic Occult MetaBiomimetic Infectious Encephalitis—zombies! Read full book review >
STAR CHASER by Reiter
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY

Banished by his superpowered kin, a resourceful young man aims to transcend space and time to save at least three civilizations in Reiter's debut novel.Long ago, the gray-and-blue-skinned Malgovi race, fighting a losing interstellar battle with the savage BroSohnti, suddenly developed the "iro-form"—the astounding ability to manipulate energy and light, giving rise to talents ranging from telepathy to death rays. Read full book review >
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 3, 2013

"An engrossing read that's a solid addition to the fantasy genre."
Evil forces empowered by the Dark Writings threaten to destroy the Realm in Schmutz's debut fantasy novel. 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 >