BRINGING ME BACK by Beth Vrabel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 6, 2018

"Engrossing, satisfying, and compassionate. (Fiction. 11-14)"
A boy, desperate and broken, and a young bear with its head caught in a bucket: Vrabel (Pack of Dorks, 2016, etc.) sensitively interweaves these two disparate plotlines. Read full book review >
YOU WILL BE MINE by Natasha Preston
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 6, 2018

"An unconvincing attempt at a holiday-themed thriller. (Thriller. 14-18)"
A serial killer terrorizes a group of university friends in the weeks leading up to Valentine's Day. Read full book review >

CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 6, 2018

"A solid account of women's contributions as aviators during World War II. (bibliography, notes, index) (Nonfiction. 10-16)"
Pearson zooms in on the leaders, pioneers, and supporters of the Women Air Force Service Pilots, or WASPs—a group of over 1,000 young women who contributed to the war effort by ferrying bombers, pursuit planes, and trainer planes where they needed to go, freeing up male pilots to head across the Atlantic. Read full book review >
FADE TO US by Julia Day
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 6, 2018

"A book for readers who like romance that flourishes against the odds and characters who learn and grow. (Fiction. 13-18)"
Brooke Byers is a white 17-year-old who had planned to spend the summer raking in the cash at her new job. But that all changes when her stepsister, Natalie, comes to stay for the summer. Read full book review >
ALL WE CAN DO IS WAIT by Richard Lawson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 6, 2018

"Patient readers will fall for the characters; others will wonder if it's worth the wait—even with lives on the line. (Fiction. 14-18)"
A lot can happen in the hospital waiting room in the wake of a tragedy. Read full book review >

SHOOT THE MOON by Kate Watson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 6, 2018

"Faults aside, Watson's plot is snappy, and she manages to keep Tate likable through all of his highly unlikable moments. (Fiction. 14-19)"
Watson's novel may not break the bank, but it's by no means a losing hand. Read full book review >
AMERICAN PANDA by Gloria Chao
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 6, 2018

"A worthy story that stumbles. (author's note) (Fiction. 12-17)"
A Taiwanese-American girl finally starts to experience life beyond her overbearing parents. Read full book review >
THE DRAGON'S CURSE by Bethany Wiggins
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 6, 2018

"Strictly for fans. (cast of characters, glossary not seen) (Fantasy. 12-16)"
Picking up shortly after The Dragon's Prince (2017) concluded, slightly improved more of the same. Read full book review >
THE BOOK OF PEARL by Timothée de Fombelle
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 6, 2018

"A luminous, haunting, intriguingly intricate modern fairy tale. (Fantasy. 12-18)"
Exiled from the "land of fairy tales," a melancholy youth seeks to find his way back. Read full book review >
THE LAST TO LET GO by Amber Smith
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 6, 2018

"Ultimately unsatisfying despite its explosive opening. (author's note) (Fiction. 14-18)"
A white teenage girl tries to keep her family together after her mother murders her abusive father in this sophomore effort by Smith. Read full book review >
THE QUEEN'S RISING by Rebecca Ross
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 6, 2018

"There's some originality here, though it's hard to unearth amid all the melodrama. (Fantasy. 13-15)"
An illegitimate girl who hopes to find her creative passion may be connected to another kingdom's magical history. Read full book review >
YOUR ONE & ONLY by Adrianne Finlay
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 6, 2018

"Like the works of Ursula K. LeGuin, inside this lyrically written, suspenseful tale is a deeply humane thematic core. (Science fiction. 14-18)"
Humans, now extinct, used their DNA to create Vispera's nine clone models, and subsequent generations eliminated human diseases and defects; the choice to create Jack, 17, genetically human, gray-eyed, with asthma, is a troubling and intriguing mystery to Althea-310. 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 >