DOREEN by Ilana Manaster
Released: June 7, 2016

"While some might find pleasure in the ironic tone of this novel, overall it's trifling at best. (Fiction. 14-17)"
A retelling of The Picture of Dorian Gray set in a New England prep school. Read full book review >
THE CRESSWELL PLOT by Eliza Wass
Released: June 7, 2016

"A harrowing, pulpy page-turner along the compulsive lines of Flowers in the Attic. (Fiction. 14-18)"
A girl struggles to break the cultlike bonds tying her and her siblings to their tyrannical, religious father. Read full book review >

THE GREAT WHITE SHARK SCIENTIST by Sy Montgomery
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 7, 2016

"This appreciative introduction to a much-maligned species will thrill readers while it encourages them to see great white sharks in a new way. (maps, bibliography, Web resources, acknowledgments, index) (Nonfiction. 10-15)"
"They're laid back. They're calm. They're beautiful." Read full book review >
ROCKS FALL EVERYONE DIES by Lindsay Ribar
Released: June 7, 2016

"A fresh and substantive story about family, love, and deciding who you want to be in the world. (Paranormal suspense. 12-18)"
A teenage boy learns that the power to steal people's innermost feelings is both a blessing and curse. Read full book review >
WHEN FRIENDSHIP FOLLOWED ME HOME by Paul Griffin
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 7, 2016

"Entrancing, magical, tragic, and uplifting. (Fiction. 10-14)"
A former foster child deals with love and loss and love again. Read full book review >

TUMBLING by Caela Carter
Released: June 7, 2016

"Faulty butt glue, waxing 'down there,' and dealing with a tyrannical team coordinator won't stop these girls from going for the gold. (Fiction. 12-15)"
Twelve girls. Two days. Only five winners. Read full book review >
JULIA VANISHES by Catherine Egan
Released: June 7, 2016

"For those readers waiting for the sequel to Marie Lu's The Rose Society (2015), a well-realized page-turner in the same vein. (Fantasy. 12-15)"
A 16-year-old con artist is tested by the political and supernatural drama she can't avoid. Read full book review >
JUSTIN by L.J. Alonge
Released: June 7, 2016

"A satisfying character study that will leave readers racing to get the simultaneously publishing second installment, Janae, starring the tough, sharpshooting girl standout on Justin's team. (Fiction. 13-18)"
Alonge inaugurates a new basketball series set in Oakland, California, with a story featuring a young man trying to figure out basketball and life. Read full book review >
MY LADY JANE by Cynthia Hand
Released: June 7, 2016

"Joan Aiken or Terry Pratchett this ain't, but the lightweight, gleefully anachronistic comedy will entertain with its cast of likable heroes and buffoonish villains. (Fantasy. 13-17)"
Lady Jane Grey's nine days as queen are reimagined as a tongue-in-cheek shape-shifter romance. Read full book review >
PROPERTY OF THE STATE by Bill Cameron
Released: June 7, 2016

"An eminently satisfying series opener for mystery fans who want their downtrodden detectives to be appealing, clever, and unafraid of action. (Mystery. 14-18)"
Foster teen Joey narrates events as he slowly uncovers a convoluted mystery, with a soupçon of romance added for spice. Read full book review >
LUCKY FEW by Kathryn Ormsbee
Released: June 7, 2016

"A sweet story told with intelligence, humor, and just the right amount of kissing. (Fiction. 13-18)"
Three Austin, Texas, teenagers push the boundaries of death and friendship and discover how far they're willing to go to find meaning in their lives. Read full book review >
FAERIE by Eisha Marjara
Released: June 7, 2016

"Though not completely satisfying, this important account provides a mirror where as yet there is none. (Fiction. 12-18)"
A fictional look at how seemingly minor childhood and teenage trauma can trigger anorexia and similar disorders. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Swan Huntley
June 27, 2016

In Swan Huntley’s debut novel We Could Be Beautiful, Catherine West has spent her entire life surrounded by beautiful things. She owns an immaculate Manhattan apartment, she collects fine art, she buys exquisite handbags and clothing, and she constantly redecorates her home. And yet, despite all this, she still feels empty. One night, at an art opening, Catherine meets William Stockton, a handsome man who shares her impeccable taste and love of beauty. He is educated, elegant, and even has a personal connection—his parents and Catherine's parents were friends years ago. But as he and Catherine grow closer, she begins to encounter strange signs, and her mother, Elizabeth (now suffering from Alzheimer’s), seems to have only bad memories of William as a boy. In Elizabeth’s old diary she finds an unnerving letter from a former nanny that cryptically reads: “We cannot trust anyone . . . “ Is William lying about his past? “Huntley’s debut stands out not for its thrills but rather for her hawkish eye for social detail and razor-sharp wit,” our reviewer writes. “An intoxicating escape; as smart as it is fun.” View video >