MIRROR AT THE HEART OF TIME by Mark Laporta
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 1, 2017

"Given the complexities of worldbuilding and back story, for established fans only. (Science fiction. 14-18)"
Lena Gabrilowicz is hoping to start her freshman year at the University of Oregon alien-free, after accidentally falling for Ixdahan Daharek, an exile from the planet Snaldrialoor. Read full book review >
THE HUNDREDTH QUEEN by Emily R. King
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 1, 2017

"This outing opens a trilogy; readers will be eager to get their hands on the next installment. (Fantasy. 13-18)"
Orphan Kalinda was left at a temple as an infant and has always been sickly with a fever, spending most of her childhood in the infirmary at Samiya Temple in this South Asian-inflected fantasy. Read full book review >

THE CHOLO TREE by Daniel Chacón
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 31, 2017

"A well-meaning, awkward cautionary tale. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Boxed in by societal prejudices, a young Chicano struggles to find his identity. Read full book review >
EVANGELINA TAKES FLIGHT by Diana J. Noble
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 31, 2017

"Loosely based on Noble's own grandmother's story, this debut hits awfully close to home in the current anti-immigrant political climate. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
In 1911 during the Mexican Revolution, a Mexican family seeking refuge from Pancho Villa, soldiers, and violence migrates to Texas. Read full book review >
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 30, 2017

"Neither fully accurate nor especially engaging. (Nonfiction. 12-18)"
The tragedy known as the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire marked a turning point in the development of the labor movement in the United States. Read full book review >

SONGS ABOUT A GIRL by Chris Russell
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 30, 2017

"A drama filled with saccharine moments of romance and angst, populated by characters that can't seem to escape their two-dimensionality. (Fiction. 12-15)"
Between internet trolls, gossip, and competing male egos, Charlie Bloom discovers that hanging out with a famous band isn't the dream the rest of the girls at school think it is. Read full book review >
NIGHT MAGIC  by Jenna Black
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 30, 2017

"A disappointing follow-up to a promising first chapter. (Thriller. 12-16)"
The city of Philadelphia continues to turn wild after dark in this sequel to Nightstruck (2016). Read full book review >
NO GOOD DEED by Goldy Moldavsky
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 30, 2017

"A comedy that is more mousy brown than black. (Fiction. 14-16)"
Teenage activism goes absurdist in this summer-camp novel. Read full book review >
WHEN IT'S REAL by Erin Watt
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 30, 2017

"A quintessential beach read. (Fiction. 14-18)"
The pseudonymous writing duo of the Royals trilogy introduces engaging new characters in a modern version of "Beauty and the Beast." Read full book review >
I BELIEVE IN A THING CALLED LOVE by Maurene  Goo
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 30, 2017

"Plot-driven as the K dramas Goo's protagonist seeks to emulate, her funny, engaging narrative also delivers powerful messages of inclusion and acceptance. (Fiction. 12-18)"
A talented overachiever resorts to lessons gleaned from Korean pop culture in hopes of finding love. Read full book review >
DARK BREAKS THE DAWN by Sara B. Larson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 30, 2017

"An appealing if imperfect girl-power fantasy that ably sets the stage for its sequel. (Fantasy. 13-17)"
The tragedy of Swan Lake gets a fantasy reimagining in this fast-paced book for teens. Read full book review >
WASHED ASHORE by Kerr Thomson
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 30, 2017

"A promising and timely story that never finds its sea legs. (Fiction. 10-14)"
The peace of a remote Scottish island is shattered when two bodies wash up on the beach. One is a whale; the other is human. 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 >