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 >
BLOOD FOR BLOOD by Ryan Graudin
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"Strictly for fans. (Historical fiction/fantasy. 12-16)"
Graudin returns to her what-if-Hitler-won alternate 1956, concluding the story begun in Wolf by Wolf (2015). Read full book review >
CHANGERS by T Cooper
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"The identity and marginalization issues loom large, but instead of being shoehorned into side characters, they're scooped up and taken into a deeper, entertaining, fantastic narrative. (Science fiction. 12-18)"
Ethan woke up his freshman year as a white girl, sophomore year as a black boy, and now junior year as a fat Asian girl named Kim. Read full book review >
FLIP THE BIRD by Kym Brunner
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"An engaging story of a young teen finding what's most important in his life. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Fourteen-year-old Mercer Buddie is a falconer-in-training wanting desperately to earn the Best Apprentice pin and prove himself to his father at the same time. Read full book review >
THE DRAGON'S GATE by Barry Wolverton
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"Fans will wait with bated breath for the third book in the trilogy. (maps) (Historical fantasy. 9-14)"
In the sequel to The Vanishing Island (2015), 12-year-old Bren and his young companion, Mouse, struggle to reconcile their conflicting goals while staying true to their friendship. Read full book review >
WILDINGS by Eleanor Glewwe
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"Bittersweet but hopeful. (Fantasy. 10-15)"
After the revolution, the hard work begins. 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 >