THE QUESTION OF MIRACLES by Elana K. Arnold
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"A quiet, affecting journey rendered with keen insight. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Hoping for one particular miracle leads Iris to discover that life may be a series of them. Read full book review >
INVADED by Melissa Landers
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"The last few pages set up the inevitable sequel; if it is as entertaining as this tale, it can't come soon enough. (Science fiction. 12-18)"
Romance takes a back seat to suspense in this sequel to Alienated (2014).Read full book review >

GEEK GIRL by Holly Smale
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"Choppy writing and stereotyped characters combine for a fluffy mess. (Chick lit. 12-16)"
A transformation comedy from a debut author who seems to be aiming to become the next Louise Rennison. Read full book review >
BEASTKEEPER by Cat Hellisen
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"A wild, unique fairy tale. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
A girl untangles family curses that cause desertion and bitterness—and transformation into beasts. Read full book review >
Released: Feb. 1, 2015

"A fascinating, compelling story of a remarkably resilient woman who overcame poverty and racial prejudice to become an international celebrity. (source notes, bibliography, index) (Biography. 13-18)"
An honest, revealing portrait of the famed entertainer and activist who was born into extreme poverty and became an international iconic star of the Jazz Age. Read full book review >

PLACE HACKING by Michael J. Rosen
Released: Feb. 1, 2015

"From the cockamamie (extreme ironing) to daredevilry (rooftopping) to a fine day out (catacomb rambling), a taste of unbridled adventure for everyone. (Nonfiction. 13-16)"
A hodgepodge of adventuring activities designed for urban settings gathered under the rubric "hacking," as in the old sense of "play[ing] a sophisticated practical joke on a community," though considerably more inclusive here. Read full book review >
RUNNING DRY by Stuart A. Kallen
Released: Feb. 1, 2015

"Cogent of topic, but for readability, it's aptly titled. (source notes, multimedia resource lists, index) (Nonfiction. 12-14)"
In urgent tones, a call for action as climate change and continuing waste and pollution of available fresh water pose imminent threats to human health and agriculture. Read full book review >
THE RUBY AIRSHIP by Sharon Gosling
Released: Feb. 1, 2015

"Steampunk fans will enjoy the action-packed, takes-itself-seriously silliness. (Steampunk. 12-16)"
A former jewel thief acrobatically attempts to rescue an entire circus while one corner of her love triangle chases her down in a ruby-powered airship and villains build evil mechanical armies. Read full book review >
FERAL PRIDE by Cynthia Leitich Smith
Released: Feb. 1, 2015

"A final episode that is witty, smart and moving—sure to satisfy those who've been following the series. (Paranormal romance. 14-18)"
A battle pitting a group of werepeople and their vampire compatriot against demons in disguise concludes this trilogy that began with Feral Nights (2013). Read full book review >
ARES by George O'Connor
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 27, 2015

"What family doesn't have its little disagreements? Thank goodness the Olympians have many. (family tree, afterword, discussion questions, source notes). (Graphic mythology. 8-14)"
In the latest of his inimitable Olympians series, O'Connor comes around to Ares and the Trojan War. Read full book review >
THE TRUTH ABOUT TWINKIE PIE by Kat Yeh
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 27, 2015

"Filled with enough characters and plot for two novels, Yeh's nimbly voiced, combination fish-out-of-water, personal transformation and emotional family tale is also stuffed with charm. (Fiction. 10-14)"
When 12-year-old GiGi moves from a trailer park in South Carolina to an upscale community on Long Island, she decides to reinvent herself. Read full book review >
WOVEN by Michael Jensen
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 27, 2015

"A sure bet for high-fantasy fans. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
In a world where reality is created on looms and woven into complex tapestries, Nels' life dangles from a single vulnerable thread. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Pierce Brown
author of GOLDEN SON
February 17, 2015

With shades of The Hunger Games, Ender’s Game, and Game of Thrones, Pierce Brown’s genre-defying Red Rising hit the ground running. The sequel, Golden Son, continues the saga of Darrow, a rebel battling to lead his oppressed people to freedom. As a Red, Darrow grew up working the mines deep beneath the surface of Mars, enduring backbreaking labor while dreaming of the better future he was building for his descendants. But the Society he faithfully served was built on lies. Darrow’s kind have been betrayed and denied by their elitist masters, the Golds—and their only path to liberation is revolution. “Stirring—and archetypal—stuff,” our reviewer writes. View video >