WATCHDOG by Will McIntosh
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"Engaging, suspenseful, and with nearly all the vivid fighting confined to robots, this gritty tale is perfect for a younger audience than most post-apocalyptic stories. (Post-apocalyptic adventure. 10-14)"
In a nasty, hyperstratified future, white twins Vick and Tara are on their own in the scary streets of Chicago, where economic disaster has laid waste to the poorer sections of the city. Read full book review >
THE HOLLOW GIRL by Hillary Monahan
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"A cathartic revenge fantasy of rape recovery, Quentin Tarantino-style, weakened by the stereotype-laden depiction of Romani people. (Fantasy/horror. 14-17)"
A Welsh Romani girl faces appalling violence and responds with magic. Read full book review >

DARE MIGHTY THINGS by Heather Kaczynski
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"The slow-moving story leads to a rushed cliffhanger ending that perplexes more than it entices. (Science fiction. 13-17)"
Cassandra Gupta, a biracial, Indian-American 17-year-old, has been working a boring intern job at NASA when she's chosen to go to Houston to compete for a seat on the next space mission. Read full book review >
THIS DARKNESS MINE by Mindy McGinnis
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"It's a shame the author couldn't have been as ruthless as her character. (Paranormal thriller. 16-18)"
A perfectionist prude is slowly revealed to have bigger character flaws. Read full book review >
THE BOOK OF LIES by Teri Terry
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"With elements of gothic literature (and a few references to Wuthering Heights), this story could serve as a bridge to gothic classics. Thriller readers may simply enjoy the creepy mystery. (Thriller. 13-17)"
When identical twins tell each other lies, the result could be deadly. Read full book review >

VANILLA by Billy Merrell
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"Tighter construction might have added more punch to the poetry, but teens will identify with the quest for identity and ground in that most groundless of times. (Verse fiction. 14-18)"
Falling in love was the easy part for Hunter and Vanilla…staying together's the challenge. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"Absolutely stellar. (timeline, source notes, bibliography, further reading, index, picture credits) (Nonfiction. 12-18)"
Two black Civil War soldiers and writers offer unique perspectives about how they fought on and off the battlefield. Read full book review >
FINDING HOME by Garrett  Leigh
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 9, 2017

"Surprisingly heartwarming. (Fiction. 12-17)"
The survivors of a violent crime test the limits of their new foster family in this story set in England. Read full book review >
THE SHIP OF THE DEAD by Rick Riordan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"Riordan is again fighting for a revolution in middle-grade fiction with his funny, whiplash-fast writing and deep moral convictions. (Fantasy. 8-14)"
Riordan's third installment of Magnus Chase's adventures careens through the Nine Worlds in a boat called the Big Banana.Read full book review >
ELITES OF EDEN by Joey Graceffa
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"A cunningly charted sequel that improves on its predecessor. (Science fiction. 12-16)"
A young member of the elite class in a dystopian future discovers her destiny in this sequel to Children of Eden (2016). Read full book review >
JEK/HYDE by Amy Ross
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"A retelling that struggles to live up to the notoriety of the story on which it's based. (Thriller. 14-18)"
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is reimagined in the modern American Midwest. Read full book review >
ANOTHER PLACE by Matthew Crow
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"This ambitious novel plods at times and pirouettes at others, like the angst-y readers who are the most likely to enjoy it. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Troubled teen relationships weave around each other in this British import. 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 >