Books to Discover (page 4)

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 >
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 >

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 >
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 22, 2012

"A quietly powerful story, at times harrowing but ultimately a joy to read."
In this novel, life turns toward a dark horizon for a precocious adolescent grieving for her father in 1941 Tennessee. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Gabrielle Zevin
March 3, 2015

A. J. Fikry’s life is not at all what he expected it to be. He lives alone, his bookstore is experiencing the worst sales in its history, and now his prized possession, a rare collection of Poe poems, has been stolen. But when a mysterious package appears at the bookstore, its unexpected arrival gives Fikry the chance to make his life over—and see everything anew. “Zevin writes characters who grow and prosper,” our reviewer writes, “in a narrative that is sometimes sentimental, sometimes funny, sometimes true to life and always entertaining.” View video >