WHAT MAKES CIVILIZATION? THE ANCIENT NEAR EAST & THE FUTURE OF THE WEST, by David Wengrow, Oxford University Press UK

Renowned archaeologist David Wengrow creates here a vivid new account of the "birth of civilization" in ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia, bringing together within a unified history the first two nations where people created cities, kingdoms, and monumental temples to the gods. But civilization, Wengrow argues, is not exclusively about large-scale settlements and endeavors. Just as … Continue reading WHAT MAKES CIVILIZATION? THE ANCIENT NEAR EAST & THE FUTURE OF THE WEST, by David Wengrow, Oxford University Press UK

BRUJA BORN, by Zoraida Cordova, Sourcebooks Fire

Three sisters. One spell. Countless dead. Lula Mortiz feels like an outsider. Her sister's newfound Encantrix powers have wounded her in ways that Lula's bruja healing powers can't fix, and she longs for the comfort her family once brought her. Thank the Deos for Maks, her sweet, steady boyfriend who sees the beauty within her … Continue reading BRUJA BORN, by Zoraida Cordova, Sourcebooks Fire

THE ANGEL MAKERS, A CONSTANCE PIPER MYSTERY, by Tessa Harris, Kensington Publishing Company

In Victorian England, flower seller Constance Piper goes searching for the truth behind a new rash of murders in London's East End . . . In November 1888, the specter of Jack the Ripper instills fear in every woman who makes her living on the streets of London. But there are other monsters at large, … Continue reading THE ANGEL MAKERS, A CONSTANCE PIPER MYSTERY, by Tessa Harris, Kensington Publishing Company

THE BOOKSHOP OF YESTERDAYS, by Amy Meyerson, Dark Row Books/Harper Collins

A woman inherits a beloved bookstore and sets forth on a journey of self-discovery in this poignant debut about family, forgiveness and a love of reading. Miranda Brooks grew up in the stacks of her eccentric Uncle Billy's bookstore, solving the inventive scavenger hunts he created just for her. But on Miranda's twelfth birthday, Billy … Continue reading THE BOOKSHOP OF YESTERDAYS, by Amy Meyerson, Dark Row Books/Harper Collins

ASH AND QUILL, THE GREAT LIBRARY SERIES, BOOK THREE, by Rachel Caine, Penguin Random House Canada

Hoarding all the knowledge of the world, the Great Library jealously guards its secrets. But now a group of rebels poses a dangerous threat to its tyranny…Jess Brightwell and his band of exiles have fled London, only to find themselves imprisoned in Philadelphia, a city led by those who would rather burn books than submit. … Continue reading ASH AND QUILL, THE GREAT LIBRARY SERIES, BOOK THREE, by Rachel Caine, Penguin Random House Canada

SUBHUMAN, A UNIT 51 NOVEL, BOOK ONE, by Michael McBride, Pinnacle Books

DESCRIPTION: THEY ARE NOT HUMAN. At a research station in Antarctica, five of the world's top scientists have been brought together to solve one of the greatest mysteries in human history. Their subject, however, is anything but human . . . THEY ARE NOT NATURAL. Deep beneath the ice, the submerged ruins of a lost … Continue reading SUBHUMAN, A UNIT 51 NOVEL, BOOK ONE, by Michael McBride, Pinnacle Books

ONLY HUMAN, Book Three (Themis Files Series), by Sylvain Neuvel, Del Rey, PenguinRandomHouse Publishers

DESCRIPTION: World War Z meets The Martian in the explosive follow-up to Sleeping Giants (“One of the most promising series kickoffs in recent memory”—NPR) and Waking Gods (“Pure, unadulterated literary escapism”—Kirkus Reviews). In her childhood, Rose Franklin accidentally discovered a giant metal hand buried beneath the ground outside Deadwood, South Dakota. As an adult, Dr. … Continue reading ONLY HUMAN, Book Three (Themis Files Series), by Sylvain Neuvel, Del Rey, PenguinRandomHouse Publishers