Books to Discover (page 2)

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 >
Released: June 25, 2014

"An affecting memoir of dysfunction in a fragmented life that gains clarity and grace in its telling."
Booze, chaos and depression pass from mother to daughter in this searing memoir. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Dec. 17, 2012

"A gently enjoyable fantasy with worthwhile lessons for young readers."
A debut children's fantasy book that delves into the afterlife. Read full book review >
SNUG by Matthew Tree
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 22, 2013

"A finely written, disturbingly pointed indictment of British colonialism and racism and that fester in an insular smugness 'where life is indeed an island…bristling with complacency.'"
Mysterious visitors to an isolated British seaside resort bring on a backlash of violence. Read full book review >
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 8, 2013

"A well-written tale of adventure and drama about a woman struggling to save herself."
Medlock's whimsical debut novel tells a story of a woman with an unusual and dangerous talent. Read full book review >
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 26, 2013

"Hits all the targets for fans of police drama."
While dealing with family issues, personal demons and office politics, Special Agent Jake Shaunessey and fellow Drug Enforcement Administration agents try to track down the elusive kingpins of a Minneapolis-area heroin network. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Frank Bruni
March 31, 2015

Over the last few decades, Americans have turned college admissions into a terrifying and occasionally devastating process, preceded by test prep, tutors, all sorts of stratagems, all kinds of rankings, and a conviction among too many young people that their futures will be determined and their worth established by which schools say yes and which say no. In Where You Go Is Not Who You’ll Be, New York Times columnist Frank Bruni explains why, giving students and their parents a new perspective on this brutal, deeply flawed competition and a path out of the anxiety that it provokes. “Written in a lively style but carrying a wallop, this is a book that family and educators cannot afford to overlook as they try to navigate the treacherous waters of college admissions,” our reviewer writes. View video >