PERFECT LIARS by Kimberly Reid
Released: May 15, 2016

"Gripping, suspenseful, and refreshingly diverse. (Thriller. 12-17)"
Crime, intrigue, and deceit abound in this novel about a biracial teen embracing her criminal instincts in order to thwart a treacherous plot. Read full book review >
THE INQUISITION by Taran Matharu
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 10, 2016

"A fast-paced, familiar tale with strong echoes of Tolkien, Pullman, and Pokémon. (Fantasy. 10-16)"
An underdog and his unlikely companions go to war in this sequel to The Novice (2015). Read full book review >

RUNNING FOR WATER AND SKY by Sandra Kring
Released: May 10, 2016

"Inconsistent but with enough romance to satisfy many readers. (Fiction. 14-17)"
A few anxious minutes feel like an eternity as 17-year-old Bless tries to reach her boyfriend after the sound of sirens makes her fear the worst. Read full book review >
THE LOST SWORD by Darrell Pitt
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 10, 2016

"Not much for internal logic but certainly a headlong thrill ride. (Steampunk. 11-14)"
Intrepid teen detectives Jack and Scarlet battle Japanese crime bosses and German Nazis—make that "damned Nazis"—to find a long-lost sword purported to have magic powers. Read full book review >
THE SKELETH by Matthew Jobin
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 10, 2016

"Gritty, complex, and self-consciously epic; a solid contender for the teen answer to Game of Thrones. (Fantasy. 11-15)"
Wizards and monsters, peasants and lords, battles and spells, friendship and betrayal; all are packed into this second of a bleak fantasy series that began with The Nethergrim (2014).Read full book review >

UNRIVALED by Alyson Noël
Released: May 10, 2016

"Chick-lit gold. (Chick lit. 12-18)"
Three fame-hungry teens vie for a prize they can win by running nightclubs for an unprincipled mogul, while a young A-list star tries to avoid them. Read full book review >
EVEN IF THE SKY FALLS by Mia Garcia
Released: May 10, 2016

"A compelling 24-hour romance that's as charged as its New Orleans setting. (Romance. 14-18)"
During a summer service trip to New Orleans, Julie escapes from her church group and revels in Mid-Summer Mardi Gras for one magical, romantic night. Read full book review >
THE DISAPPEARANCE OF EMBER CROW by Ambelin Kwaymullina
Released: May 10, 2016

"Fresh and fascinating. (author note) (Indigenous futurism. 12-18)"
Six months after the events in series opener The Interrogation of Ashala Wolf (2014), the Tribe is thriving; then Ember Crow fails to return from a scouting mission, and Ashala and Connor, searching for answers, make a discovery that upends what they thought they knew about their friend and their own history.Read full book review >
THIS IS MY BRAIN ON BOYS by Sarah Strohmeyer
Released: May 10, 2016

"Funny and engaging, if somewhat formulaic. (Romance. 13-18)"
Highly intelligent but awkward Addie attempts to prove that the experience of falling in love can be induced by subjecting people to a series of environmental conditions in this romantic comedy. Read full book review >
FLANNERY by Lisa Moore
Released: May 10, 2016

"Smart, bold, heartbreaking—sophisticated teen readers will be wowed. (Fiction. 14-18)"
A young woman struggles with her unconventional mom, her best friend's cold shoulder, and a fierce crush in this novel for teens set in Newfoundland. Read full book review >
THE LAST TIME WE WERE US by Leah Konen
Released: May 10, 2016

"An easy, intelligent coming-of-age tale. (Romance. 14-18)"
All teens want to be popular in high school…but not all are. Konen combines humor and pathos for a realistic novel about the conflict between peer pressure and personal strength. Read full book review >
LOVE BLIND by C. Desir
Released: May 10, 2016

"Readers wanting more balanced portrayals of troubled characters should try Ron Koertge's Stoner and Spaz (2001) or Corey Ann Haydu's OCD Love Story (2013). (Romance. 14-18)"
Going on 16, Hailey has "the eyes of a ninety-six-year-old" due to macular degeneration. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Emma Straub
author of MODERN LOVERS
May 30, 2016

In Emma Straub’s new novel Modern Lovers, friends and former college bandmates Elizabeth and Andrew and Zoe have watched one another marry, buy real estate, and start businesses and families, all while trying to hold on to the identities of their youth. But nothing ages them like having to suddenly pass the torch (of sexuality, independence, and the ineffable alchemy of cool) to their own offspring. Back in the band’s heyday, Elizabeth put on a snarl over her Midwestern smile, Andrew let his unwashed hair grow past his chin, and Zoe was the lesbian all the straight women wanted to sleep with. Now nearing fifty, they all live within shouting distance in the same neighborhood deep in gentrified Brooklyn, and the trappings of the adult world seem to have arrived with ease. But the summer that their children reach maturity (and start sleeping together), the fabric of the adult lives suddenly begins to unravel, and the secrets and revelations that are finally let loose—about themselves, and about the famous fourth band member who soared and fell without them—can never be reclaimed. “Straub’s characters are a quirky and interesting bunch, well aware of their own good fortune, and it’s a pleasure spending time with them in leafy Ditmas Park,” our reviewer writes in a starred review. View video >