THE RULE OF THOUGHTS by James Dashner
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"An excellent franchise entry that proves planned series can be just as enjoyable as one-offs. (Science fiction. 12-16)"
A trio of gaming teens battles a corrupt computer program that is hellbent on leading a virtual army into our reality. Read full book review >
SPLINTERS by F.J.R. Titchenell
Released: Sept. 23, 2014

"A snapping, crackling, popping homage to classic horror that alludes to no optimistic resolution—all the more reason for a series. (Horror. 12-16)"
Trust is a fickle commodity in a Northern California town being slowly ingested by shape-shifting intergalactic parasites. Read full book review >

ON A CLEAR DAY by Walter Dean Myers
Released: Sept. 23, 2014

"A clarion call from a beloved, much-missed master. (Science fiction. 12-16)
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Myers issues a rebellious call to action that chronicles how seven diverse teenagers respond to injustice in a globalized not-so-distant future. Read full book review >
KING DORK APPROXIMATELY by Frank Portman
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"This plotless, grandiloquent slice of life will appeal to readers working their way up to Ayn Rand and Tom Robbins. (Historical fiction. 14-16)"
A stylized, meandering sequel to King Dork (2006).Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 3, 2014

"McCafferty knows her way around this age group; her depictions are pitch-perfect and will loudly resonate with girls facing their own friends and foes. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Jessica Darling is back for a second funny and fluffy try at navigating the perils of seventh grade (Jessica Darling's It List 1, 2013).Read full book review >

RIVER MUSIC by Leigh Sauerwein
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"Give this quite literally impressionistic portrait of a slice of the South after the Civil War to readers with patience and a love of language. (Historical fiction. 12 & up)"
Multiple perspectives tell pieces of the story of Rainy, a 10-year-old girl found as an infant. Read full book review >
THE WALK ON by John Feinstein
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"All the goods for the sports enthusiast—and more. (Fiction. 11-15)"
A cliffhanger of a football novel bristling with social, personal, familial and ethical issues to complement the gridiron action, from best-selling sports writer Feinstein. Read full book review >
LARK RISING by Sandra Waugh
Released: Sept. 23, 2014

"Disappointing. (Fantasy. 10-15)"
A young seer discovers her destiny in this opener for a new fantasy series. Read full book review >
THE BOOK OF SECRETS by Cynthia Voight
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 23, 2014

"Let the games continue…. (Mystery. 10-15)"
Max is back in the second part of Voight's fine, neatly meandering mystery set early in the last century. Read full book review >
THE CURE FOR DREAMING by Cat Winters
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"A smattering of period photos adds authenticity to this gripping, atmospheric story of mind control and self-determination. (Historical fiction. 11-16)"
After being hypnotized during a theatrical performance, modern yet repressed Olivia begins to take interest in the women's suffrage movement. Read full book review >
WHO BUILT THAT? SKYSCRAPERS by Didier Cornille
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"With its companion, this handsome, accessible book is particularly welcome, enhancing subject diversity with its refreshing treatment, and all the more notable for its clean simplicity. (footnotes) (Informational picture book. 8-14)"
This engaging, immediate and immersive book introduces the eight men behind eight towering, sky-scraping structures. Read full book review >
DEVIN RHODES IS DEAD by Jennifer Wolf Kam
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"A surprisingly deft mystery for early teens. (Mystery. 11-14)"
Convinced she is responsible for her best friend's death, Cass feels haunted by Devin's ghost even as she tries to hide her guilt. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Liane Moriarty
author of BIG LITTLE LIES
July 28, 2014

Liane Moriarty had a major breakout bestseller last year with The Husband's Secret. The day before her new novel Big Little Lies is released, we ask Moriarty about her big success and the heart of her latest book. View video >