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PERMANENT RECORD by Mary H.K. Choi

VERDICT: SKIP IT
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 3, 2019
Hip characters and jargon adorn a predictable storyline and unconvincing romance. (Fiction. 14-18)Read full book review >
THE GIRL THE SEA GAVE BACK by Adrienne Young
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 3, 2019
Often grim, sometimes gory, and occasionally sentimental. (Fantasy. 12-18)Read full book review >

LOKI by Mackenzi Lee
Kirkus Star
by Mackenzi Lee, illustrated by Stephanie Hans

VERDICT: BUY IT
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 3, 2019
This deft, nuanced examination of identity, destiny, and agency is a surprisingly tender addition to the Marvel canon. (Historical fantasy. 13-18)Read full book review >
AMERICAN ROYALS by Katharine McGee

VERDICT: BORROW IT
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 3, 2019
An entertaining royal family modeled after the residents of Buckingham Palace. (Fiction. 14-19)Read full book review >
THE 57 BUS by Dashka Slater
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 17, 2017
An outstanding book that links the diversity of creed and the impact of impulsive actions to themes of tolerance and forgiveness. (Nonfiction. 14-18)Read full book review >

HOUSE OF SALT AND SORROWS by Erin A. Craig
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 6, 2019
More about costume than character or story. (Fairy tale retelling. 14-18)Read full book review >
FIVE FEET APART by Rachael Lippincott
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 20, 2018
The pleasure of the protagonists' romance notwithstanding, give this one a miss. (Romance. 14-18)Read full book review >
THE RISE OF KYOSHI by F.C. Yee

VERDICT: BORROW IT
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 16, 2019
An action-packed tale that answers some long-awaited questions; fans will look forward to the promised sequel. (Fantasy. 12-16)Read full book review >
WILDER GIRLS by Rory Power
Kirkus Star

VERDICT: BUY IT
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 9, 2019
Part survival thriller, part post-apocalyptic romance, and part ecocritical feminist manifesto, a staggering gut punch of a book. (Dystopian. 12-18)Read full book review >
PAN'S LABYRINTH by Guillermo del Toro
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 2, 2019
Dark and mesmerizing. (Dark fantasy. 12-18)Read full book review >
THE REST OF THE STORY by Sarah Dessen

VERDICT: BORROW IT
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 4, 2019
Not earthshaking but pleasant and an easy read. (Fiction. 14-18)Read full book review >
SORCERY OF THORNS by Margaret  Rogerson
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 4, 2019
An enthralling adventure replete with spellbinding characters, a slow-burning love story, and a world worth staying lost in. (map) (Fantasy. 14-adult)Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Katey Sagal
author of GRACE NOTES
April 10, 2017

In her memoir Grace Notes, actress and singer/songwriter Katey Sagal takes you through the highs and lows of her life, from the tragic deaths of her parents to her long years in the Los Angeles rock scene, from being diagnosed with cancer at the age of twenty-eight to getting her big break on the fledgling FOX network as the wise-cracking Peggy Bundy on the beloved sitcom Married…with Children. Sparse and poetic, Grace Notes is an emotionally riveting tale of struggle and success, both professional and personal: Sagal’s path to sobriety; the stillbirth of her first daughter, Ruby; motherhood; the experience of having her third daughter at age 52 with the help of a surrogate; and her lifelong passion for music. “While this book is sure to please the author’s many fans, its thoughtful, no-regrets honesty will no doubt also appeal to readers of Hollywood memoirs seeking substance that goes beyond gossip and name-dropping,” our critic writes. “A candid, reflective memoir.” View video >