THE SANDCASTLE EMPIRE by Kayla Olson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 6, 2017

"Filled with interesting characters and difficult scenarios, this debut is designed to leave readers thinking. (Post-apocalyptic adventure. 14-18)"
Olson offers a vision of a bleak, uncertain future. Read full book review >
BREAKING by Danielle Rollins
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 6, 2017

"Deadly secrets, sinister lore, fractured families, and an elite prep school: a decent recipe for entertainment. (Thriller. 14-18)"
In the wake of her best friends' suicides, a high school student uncovers disturbing truths about her elite prep school. Read full book review >

THE UNLIKELIES by Carrie Firestone
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 6, 2017

"This unlikely story is likely to be a hit. (Fiction. 14-18)"
With her best friend headed off to camp and college, Sadie Sullivan knew that the summer before her senior year was bound to be different, but she never could have imagined how different it would be. Read full book review >
THE MONSTROUS CHILD by Francesca Simon
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 6, 2017

"Seen from below, the Twilight of the Gods is neither tragic nor noble—it's long overdue. (Fantasy. 12-16)"
Mum's a giantess, Dad's a trickster god, and her brothers are fated to play major roles in ending the world; trapped in her fetid underworld, Hel (aka Goddess of the Dead) has had enough eternity, thanks, and she's about to tell you why. Read full book review >
HERE LIES DANIEL TATE by Cristin Terrill
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 6, 2017

"A mystery thriller that falls short of thrilling. (Thriller. 14-18)"
A teenage con artist finds himself in too deep when he impersonates a missing boy from a rich family. Read full book review >

WORDS IN DEEP BLUE by Cath Crowley
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 6, 2017

"This love story is an ode to words and life. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Rachel's best friend is the love of her life in this Australian import. Read full book review >
ARROW OF LIGHTNING  by Joseph Bruchac
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 1, 2017

"If the bleak world Lozen's people and their allies have inherited is deeply scarred, this gripping saga suggests that where change is possible, hope for the future remains. (Science fiction. 12-16)"
In the series' third volume, Lozen—now healed of her deadly sickness—vows not to take another human life even as dangerous enemies stalk the residents and refugees of Valley Where First Light Paints the Cliffs, who depend on her to keep them safe. Read full book review >
ONCE UPON A PLACE by Eoin Colfer
edited by Eoin Colfer, illustrated by P.J. Lynch
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2017

"An eclectic collection for adventurous readers. (foreword, contributor bios) (Anthology. 11-14)"
An opening note from Colfer identifies this anthology as his project as (former) Laureate na nÓg to bring Irish children's literature to Ireland and abroad. Read full book review >
DRAGONS AND WITCHES by Madeline Smoot
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 1, 2017

"An entertaining change of pace. (Science fiction/fantasy anthology. 12-16)"
This science fiction/fantasy anthology delivers on its promise to reimagine the baddest fairy-tale baddies of them all: dragons and witches. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2017

"Ideal for middle school classrooms and any marine science enthusiast. (glossary, resources, selected bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 9-16)"
Water covers more than 70 percent of the Earth and provides plenty of opportunity for scientific exploration and investigation. Read full book review >
MIRROR AT THE HEART OF TIME by Mark Laporta
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 1, 2017

"Given the complexities of worldbuilding and back story, for established fans only. (Science fiction. 14-18)"
Lena Gabrilowicz is hoping to start her freshman year at the University of Oregon alien-free, after accidentally falling for Ixdahan Daharek, an exile from the planet Snaldrialoor. Read full book review >
THE HUNDREDTH QUEEN by Emily R. King
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 1, 2017

"This outing opens a trilogy; readers will be eager to get their hands on the next installment. (Fantasy. 13-18)"
Orphan Kalinda was left at a temple as an infant and has always been sickly with a fever, spending most of her childhood in the infirmary at Samiya Temple in this South Asian-inflected fantasy. 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 >