Released: Nov. 4, 2016

"For readers who like a light serving of mystery with a side of romance. (Mystery. 14-17)"
Murder turns would-be romance novelist Emmy into the heroine of her own romantic mystery. Read full book review >
UNTIL I BREAK by Kara Bietz
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"Though the ending lets the shooter off rather lightly, it doesn't negate the novel's cautionary message. (Fiction. 12-18)"
Flashbacks explore events leading up to an incidence of school violence. Read full book review >

Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"A lupine spin on the typical, tone-deaf appropriation narrative. (Paranormal thriller. 13-17)"
A white teen discovers a shape-shifting ability along with dangerous secrets. Read full book review >
SPELLBOUND by Maree Coote
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"As an album of the art form, impressive; as instruction in it, less so. (Nonfiction. 8-14)"
This large-format, 120-page Australian import is an exhaustive exposition of a unique art form, letter art. Read full book review >
SPIN THE SKY by Jill MacKenzie
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"A lively and absorbing story with all the drama of teen life. (Fiction. 12-15)"
Magnolia has a chance to dance her way out of her small, coastal Oregon town and into stardom on a reality TV show called Live to Dance. Read full book review >

Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"A page-turner that will keep readers riveted, this is a treat for mystery fans and will keep readers guessing right up until the end. (Thriller. 14-18)"
Like a PG-13 version of Gone Girl (2012), Balog's (Dead River, 2013, etc.) latest tells the tense and tragic story of three teens mixed up in a world of murder, obsession, and mental illness. Read full book review >
OH, ICK! by Joy Masoff
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"A lighthearted compendium of interesting information and engaging, hands-on activities with gobs of kid appeal. (index, credits not seen) (Nonfiction. 8-14)"
From arachnids to zits, 114 "ick-speriments, ick-tivities, and ick-splorations" invite young experimenters to investigate the workings of their world. Read full book review >
AFTERMATH by Clara Kensie
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"A melodramatic take on a sensitive subject. (resources) (Fiction. 14-18)"
A white teenage girl must navigate the emotional aftermath of her rescue from an abusive kidnapper. Read full book review >
ESFIR IS ALIVE by Andrea Simon
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"For Holocaust and World War II completists. (author's note, Yiddish glossary) (Historical fiction. 11-14)"
The mostly fictional history of a real survivor of Nazi and Soviet atrocities reads more like a history than a novel. Read full book review >
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"Accomplished plotting teams up with a winsome narrator to give readers a bewitching story. (appendix) (Fantasy. 13-16)"
An inexperienced 15-year-old witch struggles to establish her ethics as she fights to save fellow high school students from the predations of older wicked witches. Read full book review >
THE HOMECOMING by Stacie Ramey
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"A stirring close-up of a family haunted by emotional trauma. (Fiction. 12-18)"
After years of alcohol and drug abuse, John reunites with his shattered family. Read full book review >
YOU IN FIVE ACTS by Una LaMarche
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"Given the current political climate, the characters' struggles with the white establishment create a poignant and timely socially conscious narrative. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Five teenagers live for their art in this coming-of-age story of achievement, ambition, and heartache. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Kendare Blake
November 16, 2016

Bestseller Kendare Blake’s latest novel, Three Dark Crowns, a dark and inventive fantasy about three sisters who must fight to the death to become queen. In every generation on the island of Fennbirn, a set of triplets is born: three queens, all equal heirs to the crown and each possessor of a coveted magic. Mirabella is a fierce elemental, able to spark hungry flames or vicious storms at the snap of her fingers. Katharine is a poisoner, one who can ingest the deadliest poisons without so much as a stomachache. Arsinoe, a naturalist, is said to have the ability to bloom the reddest rose and control the fiercest of lions. But becoming the Queen Crowned isn’t solely a matter of royal birth. Each sister has to fight for it. The last queen standing gets the crown. “Gorgeous and bloody, tender and violent, elegant, precise, and passionate; above all, completely addicting,” our reviewer writes in a starred review. View video >