TRELL by Dick Lehr
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"This tale of the fallout from the war on drugs recognizes one family's resolve as it hammers home the failures of public policy and the court system to uphold justice for all. (Historical fiction. 12-16)"
In a Boston swirling with racial tensions and public corruption, a story of false imprisonment based in fact, from a longtime investigative journalist. Read full book review >
CURSES AND WARFARE  by Jeri Baird
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"Deepens characterizations as it neatly sets up Volume 3. (Fantasy. 12-16)"
Twins Zander and Alexa are faced with the threat of warfare in this second book of the Tokens and Omen series. Read full book review >

GAME CHANGE by Joseph Monninger
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"Subtle, nuanced, and full of heart. (Fiction. 13-18)"
A coming-of-age story about a teen who gets the first—and only—start of his football career when their star quarterback is badly injured a week before a championship game. Read full book review >
THE RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR MEDIATING MYTHS & MAGIC by F.T. Lukens
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 7, 2017

"Creatures, comedy, and coming out: check. (Fantasy. 13-17)"
Assisting an intermediary between the worlds of myths and humans is easier than asking the football hero to homecoming. Read full book review >
"I KNEW I'D MEET YOU" by Patricia  Lyfoung
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"A patchwork conglomeration that does not quite hit its mark. (Graphic adventure. 10-14)"
Determined to avenge her father's death, a young girl adopts a vigilante persona. Read full book review >

CINDERELLA NECROMANCER by F.M.  Boughan
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"Boughan weaves a tale so mysterious and magical, harrowing and hopeful, with such deliciously dark villains, readers almost forget this is a retelling rather than a story of original beginnings. (Horror. 14-18)"
This "Cinderella" retelling stars motherless Ellison—Ella for short. Read full book review >
STARS OF ALL TIME by Illugi Jökulsson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"Joyful, enthusiastic, well-versed, and uplifting. (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
Jökulsson and Torfason present 20 men with thighs like oak and feet like mambas. Read full book review >
LIGHT YEARS by Emily Ziff  Griffin
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"A supernatural romantic thriller that defies convention. (Science fiction. 12-16)"
A deadly pandemic killing hundreds of thousands can only be stopped by one girl's unique way of interacting with the world. Read full book review >
SPLICED by Jon McGoran
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"Timely, thrilling, and more than a little scary. (Science fiction. 14-18)"
In a near future of gene modification, personhood is political and not just for the modified. Read full book review >
THE THING WITH FEATHERS by McCall  Hoyle
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"Smoothly written and packed with (perhaps too many) challenging issues, Hoyle's debut may feel a bit glib and predictable to some readers; others will swoon over the dreamy Chatham and root for Emilie to come out of her shell. (Romance. 14-16)"
A teenager with epilepsy who has recently lost her father to cancer overcomes the depression induced by grief and illness as she acclimates to attending public school for the first time in several years and finds a boyfriend. Read full book review >
CLICK'D  by Tamara Ireland Stone
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"Entertaining and engaging, this effort may especially appeal to computer-savvy young teens. (Fiction. 10-14)"
At a Girls Who Code-type camp, seventh-grader Allie Navarro develops a new social-connections game she calls "Click'd." Read full book review >
ALEXANDER HAMILTON, REVOLUTIONARY by Martha Brockenbrough
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"With the demand for all things Hamilton still strong, this will resonate with many teen readers. (timeline, source notes, bibliography, index) (Biography. 12-18)"
Over 200 years after his death in a duel with former Vice President Aaron Burr, founding father Alexander Hamilton's story is a major player in popular culture. 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 >