SUMMER STATE OF MIND by Jen Calonita
Released: April 22, 2014

"Entertainment for the fashionista crowd. (Chick lit. 10-15)"
Almost-15-year-old Harper thinks only of fashion until her dad sees her credit-card bill and packs her off to summer camp for a needed lifestyle change. Read full book review >
MERIDIAN by Josin L. McQuein
Released: April 22, 2014

"Worldbuilding and characterization are the highlights of this inventive post-apocalyptic adventure. (Science fiction. 12-18)"
This sequel to Arclight (2013) continues the apocalyptic story of a colony that has survived an invasion of nanites that absorbed most of the human race. Read full book review >

DECEPTION'S PRINCESS by Esther Friesner
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 22, 2014

"A comfortably formulaic prelude to a projected sequel that will likewise be spun from some of the oldest surviving Irish legends. (afterword, pronunciation guide) (Fantasy. 11-14)"
The latest entry in Friesner's Princesses of Myth series shifts scene but not much else. Read full book review >
HOW I GOT SKINNY, FAMOUS, AND FELL MADLY IN LOVE by Ken Baker
Released: April 22, 2014

"A biggest loser. (Fiction. 14-16)"
A fat teen employs patently unsafe weight-loss techniques on reality television and gets skinny. Read full book review >
PRISONER OF NIGHT AND FOG by Anne Blankman
Released: April 22, 2014

"An interesting perspective on a well-trod era. (author's note, bibliography) (Historical fiction. 13-17)"
In 1930s Munich, a young German girl learns to question her learned hatred for Jewish people.   Read full book review >

TALKER 25 by Joshua McCune
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 22, 2014

"Intense but unsatisfying. (Science fiction. 14 & up)"
Americans face a terrifying threat. Read full book review >
THE ART OF SECRETS by James Klise
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 22, 2014

"Enjoyable but inessential. (Mystery11-14)"
Relationships, secrets and lies aplenty for caper-loving fans. Read full book review >
THE HUNT by Stacey Kade
Released: April 22, 2014

"Overcoming a melodramatic start, this page-turner accelerates to a taut climax with full marks for the cliffhanger ending. (Science fiction/romance. 12-18)"
Desperate and on the run from GTX, Ariane needs the secret, emergency cache that Mark, her stepfather, hid for her, but relief at finding it is short-lived when she discovers the letter he left with it. Read full book review >
THE INVENTOR'S SECRET by Andrea Cremer
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 22, 2014

"On balance, it's an entertaining romp in a richly imaginative setting. (Steampunk. 12 & up)"
Paranormal-romance queen Cremer (the Nightshade series) tries her hand at writing steampunk with an alternative-history twist. Read full book review >
THE BOUNDLESS by Kenneth Oppel
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 22, 2014

"Canadian railway history, fantasy, a flutter of romance—and a thoughtful examination of social injustice—collide in this entertaining swashbuckler from the author of Printz Honor-winning Airborn (2005). (Historical fantasy. 9-14)"
William Everett is proud of his rags-to-riches father, manager of the Canadian Pacific Railway, but he wants to forge his own destiny. Read full book review >
OPEN ROAD SUMMER by Emery Lord
Released: April 19, 2014

"Lord successfully adapts classic elements of adult romance novels into a love story gentle enough for younger readers. (Romance. 12-18)"
Reagan joins her best friend Delilah's summer concert tour to escape some poor decisions and break some bad habits, finding romance and complication instead. Read full book review >
BIG FAT DISASTER by Beth Fehlbaum
Released: April 18, 2014

"Colby's experiences, while extreme, ring true, and the fast pace, lively and profane dialogue, and timely topic make it a quick and enjoyable read. (Fiction. 12-16)"
Colby's life as the heavy daughter of a disapproving former Miss Texas beauty queen is difficult enough, but it gets worse very quickly once she discovers a photo of her politician father kissing another woman. Read full book review >