SUGAR by Deirdre Riordan Hall
Released: June 1, 2015

"An intriguing effort that doesn't live up to its potential. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Can a true friend help Sugar find her way out of her gingerbread prison? Read full book review >
LAUNCH A ROCKET INTO SPACE by Hilary Koll
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 1, 2015

"Simple amusement and simple instruction add up to a winning combination. (index) (Graphic nonfiction. 7-14)"
Koll and Mills explore how numbers help us get into outer space. Read full book review >

CRASH by Eve Silver
Released: June 1, 2015

"Leveled up and out, this is a terrific, multifaceted finish to a sci-fi trilogy tailor-made for gamers. (Dystopian romance. 13-18)"
This final novel in the Game trilogy finds Miki and Jackson fighting evil forces mentally and interdimensionally. Read full book review >
THE OCTOPUS SCIENTISTS by Sy Montgomery
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 26, 2015

"Science in the field at its best. (Nonfiction. 10-16)"
An international team of scientists with varied focuses work together on a remote South Pacific island to study octopus behaviors. Read full book review >
I AM PRINCESS X by Cherie Priest
Released: May 26, 2015

"Promising elements aplenty, but they never fully mesh or deliver more than a passing chill. (Thriller. 11-14)"
Cryptic clues in a Web comic put a Seattle teenager onto the trail of a deranged kidnapper and his victim. Read full book review >

THE NOTORIOUS PAGAN JONES by Nina Berry
Released: May 26, 2015

"Scary in all the right places, with a strong setup for the sequel. (Suspense. 13-15)"
In 1961, a troubled but immensely clever starlet is roped into dangerous Cold War intrigue. Read full book review >
BRIDE OF SLUG MAN by Julie Mata
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 26, 2015

"Smart, funny, and slick. (Fiction. 10-14)"
A preteen filmmaker mounts her second feature. Read full book review >
Released: May 26, 2015

"Wise, inspirational, and thoroughly readable. (Nonfiction. 12-18)"
The founder and director of Everyday Ambassador, an organization to combat digital isolation, provides wisdom for those interested in making real and positive impacts. Read full book review >
THE TENDERNESS OF THIEVES by Donna Freitas
Released: May 26, 2015

"Readers will likely solve the puzzle before Jane does, but fortunately, there's plenty to enjoy here besides the whodunit. (Mystery. 14-18)"
A smart, straight-laced teen who's survived a terrifying crime falls hard for a boy from a family with a bad reputation in this summer romance shot through with suspense. Read full book review >
IMMACULATE by Katelyn Detweiler
Released: May 26, 2015

"Detweiler's ambitious debut takes an intriguing premise and executes it well. (Fiction. 14-18)"
There's nothing like being a pregnant virgin to ruin your senior year of high school. Read full book review >
ANYTHING COULD HAPPEN by Will Walton
Released: May 26, 2015

"Realistic and at times touching, a nice addition to the literature. (Fiction. 12-16)"
Falling in love with your best friend can't turn out all right, can it? Read full book review >
TINY PRETTY THINGS by Sona Charaipotra
Released: May 26, 2015

"A page-turner with a heart. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Harassment and manipulation abound at a competitive feeder school for New York's American Ballet Company. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Ace Atkins
June 2, 2015

P.I. Spenser, knight-errant of the Back Bay, returns in Kickback, the latest in the iconic New York Times–bestselling series from author Ace Atkins. What started out as a joke landed 17-year-old Dillon Yates in a lockdown juvenile facility in Boston Harbor. When he set up a prank Twitter account for his vice principal, he never dreamed he could be brought up on criminal charges, but that’s exactly what happened. This is Blackburn, Massachusetts, where zero tolerance for minors is a way of life. Leading the movement is tough-as-nails Judge Joe Scali, who gives speeches about getting tough on today’s wild youth. But Dillon’s mother, who knows other Blackburn kids who are doing hard time for minor infractions, isn’t buying Scali’s line. She hires Spenser to find the truth behind the draconian sentencing. “It’s great to see Spenser tackle a social evil with its roots in real life,” our reviewer writes. View video >