Another great family saga I would highly recommend is The Moonflower Vine, reviewed here.
Reading with the kids:
City of Ember Series by Jeanne DuPrau
I have been reading this series with my children, a boy age 10 and girl age 7. We are currently on the second book, The People of Sparks, and we are all enthralled with the characters and storyline.
Read Mindy's review of the first book here.
Arcadia - Lauren Groff
I adore these wildly imaginative stories. After reading about this one on NPR, I had to add it to my list.
RFS reviews in the genre of dystopian fiction can be found here.
This book has received positive reviews from both Mindy and Kari.
Did you know that RFS has over 50 reviews for books that have been made into movies?
The Dovekeepers - Alice Hoffman
Hoffman's novel set in ancient Israel looks to be mesmerizing.
Read these RFS reviews if you are in search of a good historical novel.