VELOCITY by Chris Wooding
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"An action-packed, wild ride with unexpected twists and turns and characters readers care about—call it a dystopia with heart. (Science fiction. 12-18)"
Centuries after the Omniwar left much of the planet uninhabitable, Maximum Racing, the pre-eminent extreme sport, delivers vicarious thrills on reality TV; winning a race with a homebuilt car earns two teens in a remote, hardscrabble town a chance to race against professionals and star in the world's deadliest competition. Read full book review >
A LIE FOR A LIE by Robin Merrow MacCready
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"A soapy romance for an uncertain audience. (Fiction. 12-18)"
It's going to be Kendra's "breakout summer"—or so she tells herself following her junior year. Read full book review >

MAKING BOMBS FOR HITLER by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"A well-told story of persistence, lost innocence, survival, and hope. (author's note) (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
"You can make beauty anywhere," Lida's mother always used to say, but can Lida retain her humanity as a young Ukrainian child in a Nazi slave labor camp during World War II? Read full book review >
WELL, THAT WAS AWKWARD by Rachel Vail
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"Hilarious and heartfelt. (Fiction. 12-15)"
What if Cyrano were an eighth-grade girl in the 21st century? Read full book review >
SAD PERFECT by Stephanie Elliot
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"A pat and somewhat clichéd conclusion luckily does not tarnish the rest of the narrative, which treats Pea's mental health struggles with care, nuance, and respect. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Elliot's novel helps to fill a gap within teen narratives about disordered eating. Read full book review >

SEE YOU IN THE COSMOS by Jack Cheng
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"Riveting, inspiring, and sometimes hilarious. (Fiction. 10-14)"
If you made a recording to be heard by the aliens who found the iPod, what would you record? Read full book review >
DOMINION by Shane Arbuthnott
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 21, 2017

"Though some of the physics may leave some readers dizzy, feisty young Molly will keep them grounded in this page-turning mystical adventure. (Steampunk. 10-14)"
A steampunk adventure forces its young protagonist to choose which side she's on. Read full book review >
HOW NOT TO DISAPPEAR by Clare Furniss
Released: Feb. 21, 2017

"Gorgeous, compelling, and painful, though subtle as a brick—or a baby. (Fiction. 14-17)"
A long-lost great-aunt, a positive pregnancy test, and a road trip across England. Read full book review >
Released: Feb. 21, 2017

"Thoughtful and brimming with justified teen angst, Kearney's fast-paced tale offers illuminating insights into the perils and rewards of self-discovery. (Verse fiction. 12-18)"
A college-age adoptee searches for her birth mother. Read full book review >
RONIT & JAMIL by Pamela L. Laskin
Released: Feb. 21, 2017

"At once romantic and revealing, an important window into contemporary conditions in the Middle East. (Verse fiction. 14-18)"
A timeless tale of star-crossed love set amid modern-day conflict. Read full book review >
THE BLAZING BRIDGE by Carter Roy
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 21, 2017

"A strong and satisfying conclusion to a wild and hilarious ride. (Adventure. 10-14)"
The final book in the Blood Guard trilogy finds Blood Guard-in-training Ronan "Don't call me Evelyn" Truelove battling the murderous Bend Sinister all over New York City. Read full book review >
THE DRAGON'S PRICE by Bethany Wiggins
Released: Feb. 21, 2017

"Skip. (Fantasy. 12-16)"
Formulaic fantasy-romance enlivened by an innovative take on dragon treasure. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Yoojin Grace Wuertz
February 27, 2017

In Yoojin Grace Wuertz’s debut novel Everything Belongs to Us, the setting is Seoul in 1978. At South Korea’s top university, the nation’s best and brightest compete to join the professional elite of an authoritarian regime. Success could lead to a life of rarefied privilege and wealth; failure means being left irrevocably behind. For childhood friends Jisun and Namin, the stakes couldn’t be more different. Jisun, the daughter of a powerful business mogul, grew up on a mountainside estate with lush gardens and a dedicated chauffeur. Namin’s parents run a tented food cart from dawn to curfew; her sister works in a shoe factory. Now Jisun wants as little to do with her father’s world as possible, abandoning her schoolwork in favor of the underground activist movement, while Namin studies tirelessly in the service of one goal: to launch herself and her family out of poverty. But everything changes when Jisun and Namin meet an ambitious, charming student named Sunam, whose need to please his family has led him to a prestigious club: the Circle. Under the influence of his mentor, Juno, a manipulative social climber, Sunam becomes entangled with both women, as they all make choices that will change their lives forever. “Engrossing,” our reviewer writes in a starred review. “Wuertz is an important new voice in American fiction.” View video >