IT'S NOT ME, IT'S YOU by Stephanie Kate Strohm
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"Formulaic in plot if not in format, this should fit the bill for readers looking for total escape on a weekend afternoon. (Romance. 12-18)"
A young woman revisits her many ex-boyfriends through interviews with her friends and acquaintances in this comedic romance. Read full book review >
LOST IN THE PACIFIC, 1942 by Tod Olson
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"A riveting, completely engrossing true survival story. (glossary, author‘s note, bibliography) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
Olson tells the harrowing true story of how eight men in three tiny inflatable rafts, lost in 68 million square miles of shark-infested Pacific Ocean without food or water and near enemy-held territory, survived three weeks before being rescued. Read full book review >

Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"Useful for both those looking to run a poetry-writing workshop or readers looking specifically for advice with their own writing. (Poetry/nonfiction. 12-18)"
Nineteen members of a culturally diverse student poetry troupe each share their personal stories, classic poems that have inspired their writing, and a poem written specifically in response to the classic poetry selection. Read full book review >
GLITTER by Aprilynne Pike
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"Poufy gowns and corsets in a futuristic setting make for an interesting spin on a perennially popular genre. (Romantic thriller. 12-18)"
In the 22rd century, major corporate executives and their families re-create Versailles, complete with their own King. Read full book review >
BIONIC by Suzanne Weyn
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"While experimental technology can spark wild 'what ifs,' even 'what ifs' need explanations, and lacking some details, Mira's transformation is unfortunately too extreme to mainstain willing suspension of disbelief. (Fiction. 13-18)"
A talented white athlete and musician, high school senior Mira has a shot at a lacrosse scholarship—until she and her band hit a fuel truck on the way to a gig. Read full book review >

THE BABY by Lisa Drakeford
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"Add in the now-dated Brit-lit feel and the sudden, nonsensical plot twist, and it's all ho-hum. (Fiction. 14-18)"
In this throwback to the early 2000s teen Brit-lit craze, the lives of five young people are affected by an unexpected baby. Read full book review >
BOY ROBOT by Simon Curtis
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"A fascinating premise and plenty of action will attract fans who have patience for all the many extra threads. (Fiction. 14-18)"
The first of a planned trilogy by recording artist Curtis, this debut novel continues themes from his early song of the same title. Read full book review >
THE SECRET DIARY OF LYDIA BENNET by Natasha Farrant
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"Readers wanting a real taste of Austen won't find it, but it's a pleasant enough sojourn in her world regardless. (Historical fiction. 13-17)"
Farrant bravely takes on Pride and Prejudice from the point of view of the youngest Bennet sister. Read full book review >
THE STRANGER GAME by Cylin Busby
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"An unusual, captivating mystery. (Mystery. 12-17)"
Nico was the last person to see her cheerleader sister, Sarah, before she went missing four years ago at the age of 15. Read full book review >
HOW TO KEEP A BOY FROM KISSING YOU by Tara Eglington
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"Neither gender really wins in this modern Much Ado About Nothing. (Romance. 12-16)"
Aurora's saving her first kiss for a mythical, modern-day Prince Charming, until a school production of Shakespeare requires that she kiss a longtime nemesis. Read full book review >
RYAN QUINN AND THE REBEL'S ESCAPE by Ron McGee
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"With a fast pace, familiar characters, plenty of action, and little testing of the envelope, this trilogy opener is calculated to please genre fans. (Thriller. 10-14)"
Move over, Alex Rider: Ryan Quinn has come to town. Read full book review >
PUSHING PERFECT by Michelle Falkoff
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"Despite a too-tidy resolution, readers will be kept guessing until they get there—which will please established mystery fans. (Mystery. 14-18)"
A young woman whose parents pressure her academically becomes entangled in a web of blackmail in this mystery. 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 >