THE UPSIDE OF FALLING DOWN by Rebekah Crane
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 30, 2018

"A light exploration of existential themes. (Fiction. 14-18)"
When Clementine Haas wakes up in a hospital, she has no recollection of the past 18 years of her life, let alone why she's there. Read full book review >
WINNER TAKE ALL by Laurie Devore
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 30, 2018

"An unrelenting, incisive look at one young woman's highly pressurized world. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Competition drives a young woman who falls into an intense relationship with her nemesis at their moneyed private school. Read full book review >

MARY'S MONSTER by Lita Judge
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 30, 2018

"Students of literature will appreciate the powerful poetry that brings life to Mary Shelley's story the way that Shelley herself breathed life into her novel of a scientist who animates a corpse. (introduction, biographical note, author's note, notes, bibliography) (Historical verse novel. 13-17) "
That a teenage girl in 19th-century England could have written a novel as original as Frankenstein has fascinated generations of readers. Read full book review >
SAINT PHILOMENE'S INFIRMARY FOR MAGICAL CREATURES by W. Stone Cotter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 30, 2018

"A hilarious romp through a new underground world. (Fantasy. 8-14)"
Chance Bee Jeopard's summer goal is to dig the deepest hole in Starling, Texas. Read full book review >
KEEPER by Kim Chance
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 30, 2018

"Chance delivers an ultimately enjoyable beginning to her new series. (Paranormal romance. 14-18)"
In this urban fantasy series debut, one teen comes to grips with her destiny. Read full book review >

THIS IS NOT A LOVE LETTER by Kim Purcell
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 30, 2018

"A poignant interracial love story that grapples with hate and violence. (Thriller. 12-16)"
A few weeks after getting jumped by boys from a rival town, a black student disappears, causing his white girlfriend to assume the worst. Read full book review >
SAY YOU'LL REMEMBER ME by Katie McGarry
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 30, 2018

"Unsurprising and overlong. (Romance. 14-16)"
Romance blossoms across class lines. Read full book review >
AMERICAN HEART by Laura Moriarty
Released: Jan. 30, 2018

"A thought-provoking, chilling read with a controversial premise. (Fiction. 13-18) (Ed. Note: The review of American Heart has been edited for clarity and to provide additional insights from the reviewer from its original appearance on kirkus.com, which was removed from the site with this statement.) "
Fifteen-year-old Sarah Mary will do anything for her sensitive younger brother, but she never thought that would mean running from the law. Read full book review >
IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN YOU by Lynn Slaughter
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 30, 2018

"A solid whodunit for genre fans. (Mystery. 14-18)"
Five months ago, high school senior Clara Seibert's twin sister, Moura, was murdered in their home. Read full book review >
LAYOVER by Amy Andelson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 30, 2018

"Readers looking for a guilty-pleasure 1-percent read can do better than this Gossip Girl retread. (Fiction. 12-15)"
A wealthy blended family of white siblings purposely misses their connecting flight as a way of protesting their parents' divorce in this debut by screenwriters Andelson and Meyer. Read full book review >
DARK WYNG by Chris d’Lacey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 30, 2018

"With problematic tropes and stereotypes, little character development, and a poorly paced plot, this one is for fans of the first book only. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Dragon Gabrial and white human boy Ren return in this sequel to The Wearle (2017). Read full book review >
REIGN THE EARTH by A.C. Gaughen
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 30, 2018

"The readers who flock to this will find more than they expected, and Shalia's strength will give them something truly worth swooning over. (Fantasy. 14-18)"
Gaughen's sophomore series balances a classic fantasy setup with a tale of abusive marriage and female strength in the face of extreme adversity. 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 >