SABOTAGE by Neal Bascomb
Released: May 31, 2016

"A rich, well-paced narrative. (bibliography, source note, photo credits, index) (Nonfiction. 12-18)"
An isolated factory in Nazi-occupied Norway is an important link in a plan to deliver a nuclear weapon for Hitler until Norwegian resistance fighters embark on a dangerous mission to stop it. Read full book review >
THE SLEEPING PRINCE by Melinda Salisbury
Released: May 31, 2016

"A tale of monsters—mortal and mythical—that intersects with the previous installment but offers no happily-ever-after conclusion. (Fantasy. 14-18)"
A sensible young woman runs afoul of fairy-tale figures in this high-fantasy sequel set in a typical, white, medieval-ish kingdom. Read full book review >

BEWARE THAT GIRL by Teresa Toten
Released: May 31, 2016

"A tense teen thriller that is half mind-game, half misery lit—call it 50 Shades of Grey Area. (Thriller. 14-18)"
Predators become prey in this private school novel. Read full book review >
THE LANGUAGE OF STARS by Louise Hawes
Released: May 31, 2016

"A tale of self-discovery well suited for art-inclined readers who feel themselves on the fringe. (Fiction. 14-18)"
An act of vandalism revitalizes a small town. Read full book review >
THE ART OF BEING NORMAL by Lisa Williamson
Released: May 31, 2016

"A welcome, needed novel. (Fiction. 13-18)"
Two British transgender teens try to come to terms with their lives while facing serious bullying in their school. Read full book review >

MEET ME HERE by Bryan Bliss
Released: May 31, 2016

"A love story between brothers, the novel provides a touching glimpse of a different kind of courage. (Fiction. 14-18)"
On graduation night, the road less traveled leads to a new understanding between friends and family. Read full book review >
SAVAGE by Thomas E. Sniegoski
Released: May 31, 2016

"Think of Hitchcock's The Birds, only more intense and with many more animals. (Thriller. 12-18)"
Three teens are trapped when a hurricane hits their New England island with more than just wind and water. Read full book review >
FRANNIE AND TRU by Karen Hattrup
Released: May 31, 2016

"With nothing significant at stake for its main character, the novel lacks the depth to deliver on its back-cover promise to confront issues of race, class, and sexuality. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Fifteen-year-old Frannie idolizes her older cousin, Tru, but their summer together reveals some uncomfortable truths Read full book review >
LIES I LIVE BY by Lauren Sabel
Released: May 31, 2016

"Appealing characters merge seamlessly into a strong plot that captures readers early on and doesn't let go until the very last chapter. (Paranormal thriller. 14-18)"
Sabel delivers a novel combining teen romance and espionage, with a touch of the supernatural and just a dash of humor. Read full book review >
CROW MOUNTAIN by Lucy Inglis
Released: May 31, 2016

"Still, the romances (with all their implausibilities) take precedence, and readers will be caught up with Emily's and Hope's exciting journeys. (Fiction/historical fiction. 14-18)"
The parallel stories of rescue, love, and burgeoning self-reliance, 150 years apart, of two refined 16-year-old white English girls whose lives are changed in the American West by young, rugged, sensitive pioneers/cowboys with secrets. Read full book review >
WITHOUT ANNETTE by Jane B. Mason
Released: May 31, 2016

"Based on the author's own experiences in boarding school, a landmark lesbian love story set in a narrow slice of white privilege. (Fiction. 12-16)"
In her debut for teens, Mason pens a novel about small-town longings and circumstances compelling a young person to find a safe place to simply be. Read full book review >
THE UNDERDOGS by Sara Hammel
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 31, 2016

"The novel is absorbing and enjoyable, but readers' feelings about this oddball mystery/life-transformation hybrid will depend on whether they're delighted or annoyed by the surprise ending. (Mystery. 10-14)"
Best friends try to figure out who murdered a pretty 16-year-old girl at a tennis club. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Emma Straub
author of MODERN LOVERS
May 30, 2016

In Emma Straub’s new novel Modern Lovers, friends and former college bandmates Elizabeth and Andrew and Zoe have watched one another marry, buy real estate, and start businesses and families, all while trying to hold on to the identities of their youth. But nothing ages them like having to suddenly pass the torch (of sexuality, independence, and the ineffable alchemy of cool) to their own offspring. Back in the band’s heyday, Elizabeth put on a snarl over her Midwestern smile, Andrew let his unwashed hair grow past his chin, and Zoe was the lesbian all the straight women wanted to sleep with. Now nearing fifty, they all live within shouting distance in the same neighborhood deep in gentrified Brooklyn, and the trappings of the adult world seem to have arrived with ease. But the summer that their children reach maturity (and start sleeping together), the fabric of the adult lives suddenly begins to unravel, and the secrets and revelations that are finally let loose—about themselves, and about the famous fourth band member who soared and fell without them—can never be reclaimed. “Straub’s characters are a quirky and interesting bunch, well aware of their own good fortune, and it’s a pleasure spending time with them in leafy Ditmas Park,” our reviewer writes in a starred review. View video >