BLOOD ON THE BEACH by Sarah N. Harvey
Released: March 21, 2017

"This fast-paced adventure misses the mark with a bland narrative and equally bland characters. (Adventure. 12-16)"
What is supposed to be an intervention program for troubled teens goes awry. Read full book review >
BLOOD FAMILY by Anne Fine
Released: March 21, 2017

"A powerhouse of a story about a boy who survives. (Fiction. 14-18)"
By the time he's 7, Eddie and his mother have been locked in an apartment in the north of England by abusive drunk Bryce Harris for four years. Read full book review >

HELLWORLD by Tom Leveen
Released: March 21, 2017

"A solid thriller built on some well-meant emotional ideas. (Paranormal adventure. 12-16)"
A teenage girl searches for her long-lost mom and accidentally triggers an apocalypse. Read full book review >
PYROMANTIC by Lish McBride
Released: March 21, 2017

"Gruesome, snarky high jinks, with just the right amount of feels. (Fantasy. 14-17)"
Giant snails, terrified kelpies, and supernatural knitting: this is life for the teenagers running supernatural law enforcement in small-town Maine. Read full book review >
NEMESIS by Brendan Reichs
Released: March 21, 2017

"Hooked readers will be tapping their fingers waiting for the sequel. (Thriller. 12-16)"
Reichs follows up his Virals series (co-written with his mother, Kathy Reichs) with a new series about imminent human extinction. Read full book review >

THE HIDDEN MEMORY OF OBJECTS by Danielle Mages Amato
Released: March 21, 2017

"Overstuffed and requires more patience than the payoff really delivers. (Paranormal mystery. 14-18)"
Skeptical about toxicology reports showing that her brother, Tyler, died of a heroin overdose, Megan investigates. Read full book review >
MISS ELLICOTT'S SCHOOL FOR THE MAGICALLY MINDED by Sage Blackwood
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 21, 2017

"Chantel is a magical heroine to be celebrated, deportment notwithstanding. (Fantasy. 8-14)"
Owl's bowels! Someone's kidnapped the sorceresses of Lightning Pass! Read full book review >
HARD ROCK by Ginger Rue
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 15, 2017

"If there were a reality show called Real Housewives of Tuscaloosa: The Middle School Years, this might suffice as the print version. (Fiction. 10-14)"
This second book of the Tig Ripley series continues as Tig and her all-girl band, Pandora's Box, struggle with middle school drama. Read full book review >
ECHOES OF MEMORY by A.R. Kahler
Released: March 14, 2017

"Not much here for readers looking for an engaging supernatural adventure. (Suspense. 14-18)"
This sequel to Shades of Darkness (2016) follows Chris and Kaira, friends caught between mystical god-beings who fight over possession of their souls. Read full book review >
EYES & SPIES by Tanya Lloyd Kyi
Released: March 14, 2017

"Though there are plenty of issues worthy of attention not addressed here, this lively effort serves well as a revealing, thoughtful, and provocative introduction to a complex subject and alarming realities. (further reading, source notes, index) (Nonfiction. 12-16)"
The word "Orwellian" is oddly absent in this chilling look at how we now live in a world of near-constant surveillance and data collection. Read full book review >
COME ON IN, AMERICA by Linda Barrett Osborne
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 14, 2017

"A slim volume big on historical information and insight. (timeline, source notes, credits) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
A wide-ranging exploration of World War I and how it changed the United States forever. Read full book review >
A PSALM FOR LOST GIRLS by Katie Bayerl
Released: March 14, 2017

"Plot and pacing could be tighter, but packed with vivid cultural scenery, this ambitious debut offers readers a journey worth taking. (Fiction. 12-16)"
Tess da Costa was believed to work miracles but lost street cred after failing to find Ana, a child abductee; when, months after Tess dies, Ana's found alive, Tess appears slated for sainthood—unless her sister, Callie, can stop it. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Laini Taylor
March 27, 2017

In bestselling YA writer Laini Taylor’s new fantasy novel, Strange the Dreamer, the dream chooses the dreamer, not the other way around—and Lazlo Strange, war orphan and junior librarian, has always feared that his dream chose poorly. Since he was five years old he's been obsessed with the mythic lost city of Weep, but it would take someone bolder than he to cross half the world in search of it. Then a stunning opportunity presents itself, in the person of a hero called the Godslayer and a band of legendary warriors, and he has to seize his chance to lose his dream forever. What happened in Weep two hundred years ago to cut it off from the rest of the world? What exactly did the Godslayer slay that went by the name of god? And what is the mysterious problem he now seeks help in solving? “Lovers of intricate worldbuilding and feverish romance will find this enthralling,” our critic writes. View video >