DEVOTED by Jennifer Mathieu
Released: June 2, 2015

"An engaging, illuminating, but never sensationalized portrayal of one plucky teen's self-discovery and pulling away from a controlling, restrictive (and real) religious movement. (Fiction. 11-16)"
Rachel tries to be devoted to her fundamentalist Christian church, but she's finding it increasingly challenging. Read full book review >
BOOK SCAVENGER by Jennifer Chambliss Bertman
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 2, 2015

"A debut that challenges the brain while warming the heart. (author's note) (Fiction. 8-12)"
San Francisco landmarks and their rich literary histories lead two friends on an urban quest to solve clues left behind in an Edgar Allan Poe book by publisher and Book Scavenger mastermind Garrison Griswold. Read full book review >

THE LAND OF LINES by Victor Hussenot
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 2, 2015

"A familiar plot retold in imaginative drawings that beg multiple readings. (Picture book. 5-10)"
A boy and a girl explore an unknown world of sharp lines, conquer monsters, and tumble their way into new lands. Read full book review >
BLACKOUT by Peter Jay Black
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 2, 2015

"An entertaining-enough sequel for fans happy to stay in one emotional place. (Adventure. 9-13)"
Fighting enemies who wield guns is tough enough, but confronting a boy who could be either friend or foe is even more challenging. Read full book review >
CIRCUS MIRANDUS by Cassie Beasley
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 2, 2015

"A delicious confection and much more: it shows that the human heart is delicate, that it matters, and that it must be handled with care. (Fiction. 9-12)"
One strange afternoon, 10-year-old Micah Tuttle finds out that magic is real. Read full book review >

THE UNLIKELY ADVENTURES OF MABEL JONES by Will Mabbitt
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 2, 2015

"This high-spirited, pirate-tastic romp is for kids who like their buccaneers a little on the wild side. (Adventure. 8-11)"
Bloodthirsty pirates abduct their latest crew member only to find to their horror that it's…a girl! Read full book review >
ORPHEUS IN THE UNDERWORLD by Yvan Pommaux
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 2, 2015

"Though it's well-stocked with context-building features, the tale's flippant dialogue and inconsistent visual details sound discordant notes. (map, bibliography). (Graphic mythology. 10-13)"
This spare, graphic retelling of the myth features illustrations that underscore its pervasive sadness. Read full book review >
LET'S HAVE A PARADE by Erica Silverman
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 2, 2015

"Emerging readers looking for a just-right book for reading fun will welcome this new series and its heroine. (Early reader. 4-9)"
Bright-eyed Lana's big imagination draws her whole family into her play. Read full book review >
BLOOD OATH by Dan Scott
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 2, 2015

"Isolated splashes of gore notwithstanding, an angst-y, anemic setup volume offering little incentive to look up sequels. (overview map, appendix of gladiator types) (Historical fiction. 10-12)"
An upper-class Roman teenager trains for gladiatorial combat after his family suddenly falls on hard times in this imported opener. Read full book review >
CROWN OF THREE by J.D. Blackthorn
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 2, 2015

"A promising story that fails to deliver. (Fantasy. 9-13)"
Three new stars in the sky foretell triplets who will overthrow the evil King Brutan, end strife in Toronia, and rule together in peace. Read full book review >
NOOKS & CRANNIES by Jessica Lawson
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 2, 2015

"A plucky amateur detective, secret passages, exaggerated characters, concealed identities, and dastardly villains equal a swell mystery. (Mystery. 8-12)"
When 11-year-old Tabitha Crum receives a mysterious invitation for a weekend visit with the reclusive Countess of Windermere at Hollingsworth Hall circa 1907, she uncovers a diabolical plot that changes her life. Read full book review >
MAYBELLE GOES TO SCHOOL by Katie Speck
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 2, 2015

"High-spirited action with well-developed characters make this series a hit every time. Where will Maybelle end up next? (Fantasy. 5-9)"
Maybelle the daring cockroach of Maybelle Goes to Tea (2008, etc.) makes decisions with her sweet tooth.Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Jude Deveraux
author of EVER AFTER
July 1, 2015

New York Times bestselling author Jude Deveraux's eagerly awaited Ever After, the third novel in her blockbuster Nantucket Brides trilogy, continues the saga of the Montgomery-Taggerts, set on an island steeped in beauty and unforgettable romance. Life is anything but perfect for Hallie Hartley, a young physical therapist who has given up nearly everything—even her love life—for her beautiful blonde stepsister, Shelly. Though Shelly's acting career has never taken off, she has certainly perfected the crocodile tears to get what she wants—which all too often means Hallie's boyfriends. When Hallie arrives home early from work one fateful day, she makes two startling discoveries that will turn her life upside down. "This sexy, lighthearted romp brings the series to a satisfying close," our reviewer writes. View video >