THE FORBIDDEN LIBRARY by Django Wexler
Released: April 15, 2014

"Working in the grand tradition of children's fantasy, Wexler's off to a promising start. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Being a Reader comes with significant challenges in this fantasy filled with ever-changing library stacks, enchanted books and talking cats. Read full book review >
FROZEN by Erin Bowman
Released: April 15, 2014

"A surfeit of enemies and a constant sense of danger heighten the suspense; it's an almost grueling read. (Dystopian adventure. 12-18)"
Fans of dystopian-adventure tale Taken (2013) can follow protagonist and narrator Gray on his dangerous mission to find potential allies in Group A, inhabitants of a distant experimental village/prison. Read full book review >

DON'T LOOK BACK by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Released: April 15, 2014

"An engaging, if flawed, mixture of mean girls, steamy romance and psychological terror. (Thriller. 14-18)"
This engrossing thriller packs a heady atmospheric punch with plenty of theatrical scares, but it's a bit too transparent to fully succeed as a mystery. Read full book review >
THE GEOGRAPHY OF YOU AND ME by Jennifer E.  Smith
Released: April 10, 2014

"Truth about love always gets our attention, and this book will catch readers'. (Fiction. 12-18)"
As she did in The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight (2012), Smith fashions long-distance travel into a metaphor for the leaps of faith that love demands. Read full book review >
CURIOSITY by Gary Blackwood
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 10, 2014

"A thrilling look at the 19th-century age of automata—"a time of curiosity-seekers"—and the riveting story of a likable Philadelphia boy whose life of the mind helps him transcend his extraordinary, oft-cruel circumstances. (afterword) (Historical fiction. 11-14)"
Twelve-year-old Rufus Goodspeed is dangerously good at chess. Read full book review >

POINTE by Brandy Colbert
Released: April 10, 2014

"This is a novel that ultimately misses the…point. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Against the backdrop of an intriguingly dark suburban Chicago, a teen dancer struggles with her past. Read full book review >
THE MUSEUM OF INTANGIBLE THINGS by Wendy Wunder
Released: April 10, 2014

"Fans of the author's The Probability of Miracles (2011) will discover more of life's possibilities and wonder. (Fiction. 14-18)"
An unexpected love story with a wild road trip to boot. Read full book review >
MAYDAY by Jonathan Friesen
Released: April 10, 2014

"An uneven read that ultimately misses its mark. (Fantasy. 14-17)"
Even as her own soul hovers in the "middle" space, her body barely clinging to life in a hospital room, 18-year-old Crow's thoughts are consumed with protecting her sister. Read full book review >
DIRT BIKES, DRONES, AND OTHER WAYS TO FLY by Conrad Wesselhoeft
Released: April 8, 2014

"As complex as life itself, this novel addresses serious topics without taking itself too seriously. (Fiction. 14-18)"
There is a place where Arlo goes to break free—free from his mother's recent murder, his father's grief, his sister's progressing Huntington's disease. In this place, the Drone Zone, it all falls away and there is just the moment. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 8, 2014

"Readers interested in mythology and paleontology will be intrigued. (glossary/index) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
Researchers have used fossils to understand much about the prehistoric world, but this work shows how a passionate woman with a curious mind studies them to understand how early peoples devised their myths and legends. Read full book review >
FAR FROM YOU by Tess Sharpe
Released: April 8, 2014

"An absorbing story full of depth and emotion. (Mystery. 14-18)"
This beautifully realized debut delves into the emotions of a girl recovering from drug addiction and grief, all wrapped up in a solid mystery. Read full book review >
HORIZON by Jenn Reese
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 8, 2014

"A fitting finale for a gripping futurist series whose four multifaceted heroes offer a strong anti-war, pro-diversity message. (Science fiction. 10-16)"
This last volume of the Above World trilogy opens where Mirage (2013) ended, with Aluna, Hoku, Dash and Calli determined to save their genetically modified races from megalomaniac Karl Strand and his technically enhanced Upgrader army. Read full book review >