LOCAL GIRL SWEPT AWAY by Ellen Wittlinger
Released: June 15, 2016

"Little enjoyment stems from witnessing the manipulation and bad decisions of these wishy-washy characters. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Lorna led her friendship quartet, so her death leaves her friends both grief-stricken and lacking independent identities. Read full book review >
HOW TO DISAPPEAR by Ann Redisch Stampler
Released: June 14, 2016

"It's hard to get invested in a love story when one of the partners is an unknowable black hole. (Thriller. 14-16)"
Two teens are set on a collision course with sexy results. Read full book review >

GENESIS GIRL by Jennifer Bardsley
Released: June 14, 2016

"Inadequate worldbuilding and uneven characterization make for a read that's as blank as its protagonist. (Dystopian romance. 14-18)"
Vestal Blanca is a beautiful, 18-year-old orphan who has been raised and educated digitally pure at the Tabula Rasa School, which was founded after the great Brain Cancer Epidemic, caused by cellphones, wreaked havoc on the tech-addicted populace. Read full book review >
LOOK BOTH WAYS by Alison Cherry
Released: June 14, 2016

"A tender coming-of-age story that refreshingly allows identity to trump romance. (Fiction. 14-18)"
At theater camp, a girl struggles to become the star performer her family pushes her to be. Read full book review >
Released: June 14, 2016

"The novel ends in a buoyant mood, perhaps not entirely earned. (Fiction. 14-18)"
In an ill-advised effort to set his life straight, 17-year-old River Dean fakes a weed addiction and joins a support group for teens. Read full book review >

THE KING SLAYER by Virginia Boecker
Released: June 14, 2016

"Soapy faux-16th-century angst. (Fantasy. 12-16)"
Elizabeth Grey, titular protagonist of The Witch Hunter (2015), returns, having thrown her lot in with the witches she used to persecute. Read full book review >
THE KIDNAP PLOT by Dave Butler
Released: June 14, 2016

"Reminiscent of both Pinocchio and The Great Mouse Detective, this novel is tailor-made for young readers who love adventure narratives and steampunk fiction. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Charlie Pondicherry, a Punjabi-English boy whose life revolves around his father's clock shop, experiences the world entirely through books and stories…but that is about to change. Read full book review >
LOSING GABRIEL by Lurlene McDaniel
Released: June 14, 2016

"A standard weeper. (Fiction. 13-18)"
The lives of three high schoolers become deeply entangled around the birth of a child. Read full book review >
THIS IS NOT THE END by Jesse Jordan
Released: June 14, 2016

"A wickedly funny examination of what it means to choose your own destiny. (Fantasy. 14-17)"
A teenage outcast discovers he is the key to the world's undoing. Read full book review >
Released: June 14, 2016

"Readers will either see themselves in Devon and his story or will reconsider their own roles in their schools' social structures. (Fiction. 14-18)"
A Maori teen's brutal experiences at boarding school provide an object lesson in how systems of power perpetuate themselves. Read full book review >
HOW IT FEELS TO FLY by Kathryn Holmes
Released: June 14, 2016

"Less about ballet than about therapy, but interesting nevertheless. (Fiction. 12-18)"
Samantha dreams of becoming a professional ballerina like her mom, but her body is changing into one that the ballet world will not accept. Read full book review >
Released: June 14, 2016

"Lovely and profound. (Fiction. 11-14)"
A boy in a small Norwegian city comes into his own socially and artistically in this import. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Morgan Matson
July 25, 2016

The Unexpected Everything is a YA feel-good story of friendship, finding yourself, and all the joys in life that happen while you’re busy making other plans. Andie has a plan. And she always sticks to her plan. Future? A top-tier medical school. Dad? Avoid him as much as possible (which isn’t that hard considering he’s a Congressman and he’s never around). Friends? Palmer, Bri, and Toby—pretty much the most awesome people on the planet, who needs anyone else? Relationships? No one’s worth more than three weeks. So it’s no surprise that Andie’s got her summer all planned out too. Until a political scandal costs Andie her summer pre-med internship, and lands both she and Dad back in the same house together for the first time in years. Suddenly she’s doing things that aren’t Andie at all. “Romance fans will find plenty to enjoy, as Andie gradually lets down her guard and risks the messy and unpredictable wonder of first love,” our reviewer writes. “A novel best read on a lazy summer day with sand between the toes.” View video >