THE CIRCUS by Olivia Levez
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 13, 2017

"A beautiful and unforgettable story about a girl who learns she must lose who she thought she was before she can become who she's meant to be. (Fiction. 13-18)"
Part-Romanian, "dark as a gypsy" Willow Stephens has been raised by nannies and posh boarding schools. Read full book review >
THE LEAF READER by Emily Arsenault
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 13, 2017

"Arsenault's page-ripping whodunit not only will send readers running for their tea kettles, but packs the thrill of self-discovery and acceptance amid base adversity: a rich, rewarding teen debut. (Thriller. 14-18)"
A teenager's sixth sense opens up a world of intrigue. Read full book review >

SOLDIER BOY by Keely Hutton
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 13, 2017

"Unapologetically searing and catastrophically truthful, a reminder to readers that it demands much to meet harsh realities with impossible courage. (afterword) (Historical fiction. 13-18)"
Spanning the conflict-laden years of Uganda's recent history, this debut novel-meets-biography is based on the true story of a former enslaved child soldier who escaped and found his own salvation in providing sanctuary for children who suffered a similar fate. Read full book review >
BAD ROMANCE by Heather Demetrios
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 13, 2017

"A realistic, worthwhile look at dating violence and unhealthy relationships. (author's note, resources) (Fiction. 14-18)"
Grace, a high school junior, is the last one to see that the boy she fell in love with is no good for her. Read full book review >
AN UNINTERRUPTED VIEW OF THE SKY by Melanie Crowder
Released: June 13, 2017

"A riveting, Dickensian tale set in 1990s Bolivia. (glossary, selected sources) (Historical fiction. 12-17)"
Francisco, a middle-class Bolivian high school senior, and his younger sister must move into a dangerous prison after their indigenous father is wrongfully arrested. Read full book review >

ROAR by Cora Carmack
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 13, 2017

"While leaving readers with many questions, Carmack creates enough suspense that they'll be scrambling for the sequel. (Fantasy. 14-18)"
Carmack introduces weather magic and a girl who will go to great lengths to reclaim her power in the first of the Stormheart series. Read full book review >
JULIA DEFIANT by Catherine Egan
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 13, 2017

"This sequel's every bit as thrilling as Book 1. (Fantasy. 13-17)"
A former thief hopes to stop an ancient god from destroying the world. Read full book review >
MORE OF ME by Kathryn Evans
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 13, 2017

"A nifty premise that falls short of its potential. (Science fiction. 13-16)"
Each year, a new version of Teva grows inside her and forces her way out, leaving her discarded self to join their earlier versions; this Teva, 16, won't let that happen. Read full book review >
THE GIANT'S SEAT by Dave Butler
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 13, 2017

"An entertaining sequel that leaves readers wanting more. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
A new adventure awaits Charlie Pondicherry and his ragtag band of uncanny friends. Read full book review >
WANT by Cindy Pon
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 13, 2017

"An exciting, socially conscious futuristic thriller. (Science fiction. 13-16)"
In a future Taiwan, street kid Jason Zhou disguises himself as one of the wealthy elite in order to take down a murdering CEO. Read full book review >
SUMMER UNSCRIPTED by Jen Klein
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 13, 2017

"Another romance about a girl who needs a boy to find her way. (Fiction. 12-16)"
Teen love drama goes to summer stock. Read full book review >
OBSIDIAN AND STARS by Julie Eshbaugh
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 13, 2017

"Despite its historical-romance package, the emphasis on complicated intertribal politics and the proper manufacture of atlatl darts might appeal more to those interested in anthropology or wilderness survival. (Historical fiction. 12-18)"
The sequel to prehistoric Pride and Prejudice retelling Ivory and Bone (2016) feels more akin to George R.R. Martin than Jane Austen. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Katey Sagal
author of GRACE NOTES
April 10, 2017

In her memoir Grace Notes, actress and singer/songwriter Katey Sagal takes you through the highs and lows of her life, from the tragic deaths of her parents to her long years in the Los Angeles rock scene, from being diagnosed with cancer at the age of twenty-eight to getting her big break on the fledgling FOX network as the wise-cracking Peggy Bundy on the beloved sitcom Married…with Children. Sparse and poetic, Grace Notes is an emotionally riveting tale of struggle and success, both professional and personal: Sagal’s path to sobriety; the stillbirth of her first daughter, Ruby; motherhood; the experience of having her third daughter at age 52 with the help of a surrogate; and her lifelong passion for music. “While this book is sure to please the author’s many fans, its thoughtful, no-regrets honesty will no doubt also appeal to readers of Hollywood memoirs seeking substance that goes beyond gossip and name-dropping,” our critic writes. “A candid, reflective memoir.” View video >