PROPERTY OF THE STATE by Bill Cameron
Released: June 7, 2016

"An eminently satisfying series opener for mystery fans who want their downtrodden detectives to be appealing, clever, and unafraid of action. (Mystery. 14-18)"
Foster teen Joey narrates events as he slowly uncovers a convoluted mystery, with a soupçon of romance added for spice. Read full book review >
LUCKY FEW by Kathryn Ormsbee
Released: June 7, 2016

"A sweet story told with intelligence, humor, and just the right amount of kissing. (Fiction. 13-18)"
Three Austin, Texas, teenagers push the boundaries of death and friendship and discover how far they're willing to go to find meaning in their lives. Read full book review >

FAERIE by Eisha Marjara
Released: June 7, 2016

"Though not completely satisfying, this important account provides a mirror where as yet there is none. (Fiction. 12-18)"
A fictional look at how seemingly minor childhood and teenage trauma can trigger anorexia and similar disorders. Read full book review >
THE MUSEUM OF HEARTBREAK by Meg Leder
Released: June 7, 2016

"A predictable and morally suspect love story. (Fiction. 12-16)"
Best friends clash as love is in the air. Read full book review >
WITH MALICE by Eileen Cook
Released: June 7, 2016

"Gossip and hubbub abound in this tame mystery. (Mystery. 14-18)"
Yale-bound student Jill Charron wakes up in a hospital bed to a nightmare. Her best friend, Simone McIvory, is dead. And Jill is accused of murder. Read full book review >

TRUE LETTERS FROM A FICTIONAL LIFE by Kenneth Logan
Released: June 7, 2016

"Just the right touch of humor, mystery, drama, and romance should earn this a place on every teen bookshelf. (Fiction. 14-18)"
When the truth is a secret, even friends believe the fiction. Read full book review >
ELEVEN AND HOLDING by Mary Penney
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 7, 2016

"Lively, funny, tender without being syrupy, and full of life. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Since Macy's Iraq War-veteran father left the family to work on a "special project," it seems like nothing is really right in her life. Read full book review >
FIVE TIMES REVENGE by Lindsay  Eland
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 7, 2016

"This big, fast-moving tale of students who unite to take a stand against bullies and find friendship in the process is a keeper. (Fiction. 8-14)"
Five middle school students come together to orchestrate the downfall of a school bully. Read full book review >
WHAT HAPPENS NOW by Jennifer Castle
Released: June 7, 2016

"A sweet, sensitive romance distinguished by its respect for fandom. (Realistic romance. 12-18)"
Fantasy leads to a real romance a year after Ari sees a boy at the local lake. Read full book review >
THE LONG GAME by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Released: June 7, 2016

"Aims to be Scandal for teens and mostly succeeds. (Thriller. 12-18)"
A girl uses her considerable talent to resolve her friends' problems in her elite high school until she finds herself in an uncontrollable situation in this sequel to The Fixer (2015). Read full book review >
THE LOOSE ENDS LIST by Carrie Firestone
Released: June 7, 2016

"A poignant and important story about compassion, love, and the decision to live life on your own terms—right up to the very last minute: all aboard. (Fiction. 14-18)"
A cancer diagnosis derails a teen's summer plans. Read full book review >
MY BRILLIANT IDEA (AND HOW IT CAUSED MY DOWNFALL) by Stuart David
Released: June 7, 2016

"Funny but fluffy, this is an engaging diversion, if not a particularly memorable one. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Fifteen-year-old Jack schemes to win the help of a classmate who distrusts him in this first offering for teens from Scottish musician and author David. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Chris Cleave
June 14, 2016

In bestseller Chris Cleave’s latest novel Everyone Brave Is Forgiven, it’s London, 1939. The day war is declared, Mary North leaves finishing school unfinished, goes straight to the War Office, and signs up. Tom Shaw decides to ignore the war—until he learns his roommate Alistair Heath has unexpectedly enlisted. Then the conflict can no longer be avoided. Young, bright, and brave, Mary is certain she’d be a marvelous spy. When she is—bewilderingly—made a teacher, she finds herself defying prejudice to protect the children her country would rather forget. Tom, meanwhile, finds that he will do anything for Mary. And when Mary and Alistair meet, it is love, as well as war, that will test them in ways they could not have imagined, entangling three lives in violence and passion, friendship and deception, inexorably shaping their hopes and dreams. “Among all the recent fictions about the war, Cleave’s miniseries of a novel is a surprising standout,” our reviewer writes, “with irresistibly engaging characters who sharply illuminate issues of class, race, and wartime morality.” View video >