BEYOND SUSPICION by Catherine A. Winn
Released: May 1, 2015

"Still, if the plot and characterizations don't make much sense, the story has enough suspense to satisfy undemanding mystery fans. (Mystery. 12-18)"
When someone kidnaps her baby brother, the police accuse 15-year-old Shelby of his murder, and the national media run with it. Read full book review >
LEARNING THE ROPES by Monique Polak
Released: May 1, 2015

"A quick read with a fascinating focus. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Fifteen-year-old Mandy dreams of becoming a rope-climbing aerialist in the circus and flies off to Montreal to attend circus camp despite her father's fears. Read full book review >

FALLOUT by Gwenda Bond
Released: May 1, 2015

"A spectacular prose start for DC Comics' spectacular lady. (Fiction. 12-16)"
A teen reporter busts a cyberbullying ring at her new school in Metropolis. Read full book review >
SEVEN SECOND DELAY by Tom Easton
Released: May 1, 2015

"Cinematically thrilling, passionately political and primed for a sequel. (Science fiction. 12-15)"
Fleeing a dystopian future Europe, an undocumented immigrant thwarts overzealous security forces in a seemingly idyllic nation formerly known as England. Read full book review >
THE BULLET CATCH by Amy Axelrod
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 1, 2015

"An absorbing mystery enhanced by its intriguing backdrop. (Historical mystery. 10-14)"
The Axelrods take readers to World War I-era New York City for a tale of magic, mystery and crime. Read full book review >

IT CAME FROM OHIO! by R.L. Stine
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 28, 2015

"For Stine fans, this new edition is a must, especially with that movie on the horizon. (Autobiography. 9-14)"
The king of chapter-book chillers updates his 1997 autobiography. Read full book review >
STRANGE SKIES by Kristi Helvig
Released: April 28, 2015

"A tepid, disappointing sequel. (Science fiction. 13-18)"
After a hasty exodus from a sun-ravaged Earth, a girl finds herself on a beautiful, lush planet only to discover she's still fighting the same old fight. Read full book review >
VALIANT by Sarah McGuire
Released: April 28, 2015

"A charming, satisfying first novel. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
In this retelling of "The Brave Little Tailor," a young woman comes to the rescue of a city that's besieged by giants. Read full book review >
LYING OUT LOUD by Kody Keplinger
Released: April 28, 2015

"Fierce, fresh, total fun. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Keplinger breathes new life into what it means to LOL. Read full book review >
LIFE UNAWARE by Cole Gibsen
Released: April 28, 2015

"This well-intentioned story would have profited from a more delicate touch. (Fiction. 14-18)"
The persecutor becomes the persecuted when personal texts and emails are leaked, outing Regan Flay as the scheming mean girl she really is. Read full book review >
THE REPLACED by Kimberly Derting
Released: April 28, 2015

"The book suffers somewhat from middle-book syndrome, but it is still solid enough to keep fans reading. (Science fiction. 14-18)"
The second entry in the Taking trilogy finds Kyra mixing it up with a group of fellow Returned and searching for her lost love. Read full book review >
ENCORE TO AN EMPTY ROOM by Kevin Emerson
Released: April 28, 2015

"A solid follow-up to Exile that will leave readers clamoring for the final installment. (Fiction. 14-17)"
Summer and the band she manages, Dangerheart, are still searching for the lost songs of Eli White in this sequel to Exile (2014).Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Mona Eltahawy
April 28, 2015

In her debut book, Headscarves and Hymens: Why the Middle East Needs a Sexual Revolution, Egyptian-American journalist and commentator Mona Eltahawy mounts an angry indictment of the treatment of women throughout the Arab world. Born in Egypt, she spent her childhood in London, moving with her family to Saudi Arabia when she was 15. Her shock was immediate and visceral: “It felt as though we’d moved to another planet whose inhabitants fervently wished women did not exist,” she recalls. Women could not travel, work or even go to a doctor’s appointment without male approval. We talk to Eltahawy this week on Kirkus TV about her arresting new book. View video >