100 DAYS OF CAKE by Shari Goldhagen
Released: May 17, 2016

"Still, for a book about depression, this is a pretty enjoyable one. (Fiction. 14-18)"
A 17-year-old girl grapples with depression, insecurity, and unresolved trauma from her father's death in a car accident 14 years earlier. Read full book review >
SUMMER DAYS AND SUMMER NIGHTS by Stephanie Perkins
ROMANCE
Released: May 17, 2016

"An intelligent beach read with heart, soul, and sizzle. (Short stories. 12-18)"
Summer meets love in both fantasy and reality in this anthology featuring renowned writers of both teen and adult fiction. Read full book review >

WITHIN REACH by Jessica Stevens
Released: May 17, 2016

"An intense, at-times overwrought romance for genre fans. (Paranormal romance. 13-17)"
True soul mates can't be separated, even by death. Read full book review >
PLACES NO ONE KNOWS by Brenna Yovanoff
Released: May 17, 2016

"A brilliant romance that forces its protagonists to explore and accept themselves as they discover one another. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Complicated romance blooms between the perfect student and a sensitive burnout. Read full book review >
SPARK by Holly Schindler
Released: May 17, 2016

"A tale of love, family, and friendship, tailor-made for readers who believe in the mystery and magic of the theater. (Paranormal thriller. 13-18)"
Quin hopes her drama-class senior project can save a local theater and change the course of history. Read full book review >

GIRL AGAINST THE UNIVERSE by Paula Stokes
Released: May 17, 2016

"Stokes' engaging prose and sympathetic characters serve up great lessons in acceptance for teens dealing with trauma. (Fiction. 14-18)"
A seemingly cursed teen tests her luck. Read full book review >
IT WASN'T ALWAYS LIKE THIS by Joy Preble
Released: May 17, 2016

"A modern Tuck Everlasting with a thriller twist: fun, in spite of its improbabilities. (Paranormal mystery. 12-16)"
Nearly 100 years after accidentally drinking from the Fountain of Youth, perpetually 17-year-old Emma investigates a series of murders. Read full book review >
DEVIL AND THE BLUEBIRD by Jennifer Mason-Black
Released: May 17, 2016

"A magical-realist adventure laced with folk guitar and outcast drifters unpacks the bonds of family—those we are born into and those we choose. (Magical realism. 14-17)"
Cass and Blue made a deal after their mother died of cancer: they would always talk on Mama's birthday. Last year there was only a voicemail from Cass, and this year the call didn't come at all. Read full book review >
DRAW THE LINE by Laurent Linn
Released: May 17, 2016

"More defiant than its superhero's diaphanous costume portends. Bravo. (Fiction. 12-18)"
At the risk of revealing his closeted sexuality and artistic talent, a Texas wallflower combats small minds. Read full book review >
SILENCE IS GOLDFISH by Annabel Pitcher
Released: May 17, 2016

"An unflinchingly honest portrayal of anguish. (Fiction. 12-17)"
Unable to face a devastating secret, 15-year-old Tess tries unsuccessfully to run away to London. Read full book review >
BREAKFAST WITH NERUDA by Laura Moe
Released: May 16, 2016

"A summerlong punishment becomes a sensitive, thoughtful novel. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Two kids are obliged to spend their summers working with the janitors to clean out the high school before it reopens in the fall. Read full book review >
IN THE SWISH by Dawn Green
Released: May 15, 2016

"Perhaps a slam-dunk for basketball fans but not so much for general readers. (Fiction. 12-14)"
Basketball is everything to Bennett Ryan. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Emma Straub
author of MODERN LOVERS
May 30, 2016

In Emma Straub’s new novel Modern Lovers, friends and former college bandmates Elizabeth and Andrew and Zoe have watched one another marry, buy real estate, and start businesses and families, all while trying to hold on to the identities of their youth. But nothing ages them like having to suddenly pass the torch (of sexuality, independence, and the ineffable alchemy of cool) to their own offspring. Back in the band’s heyday, Elizabeth put on a snarl over her Midwestern smile, Andrew let his unwashed hair grow past his chin, and Zoe was the lesbian all the straight women wanted to sleep with. Now nearing fifty, they all live within shouting distance in the same neighborhood deep in gentrified Brooklyn, and the trappings of the adult world seem to have arrived with ease. But the summer that their children reach maturity (and start sleeping together), the fabric of the adult lives suddenly begins to unravel, and the secrets and revelations that are finally let loose—about themselves, and about the famous fourth band member who soared and fell without them—can never be reclaimed. “Straub’s characters are a quirky and interesting bunch, well aware of their own good fortune, and it’s a pleasure spending time with them in leafy Ditmas Park,” our reviewer writes in a starred review. View video >