Released: June 9, 2015

"A dry mystery, an interracial relationship, and a quiet struggle against provincial tyranny make for a choppy-but-promising debut. (Fiction. 14-16)"
Three teenagers in a New Jersey resort town bond over death and petty corruption. Read full book review >
HELLO, I LOVE YOU by Katie M. Stout
Released: June 9, 2015

"Skip this embarrassing example of clueless cultural appropriation. (Romance. 13-18)"
A white American teen transfers into a posh Korean boarding school and falls for a Korean pop heartthrob in this debut novel. Read full book review >

HUNTERS OF CHAOS by Crystal Velasquez
Released: June 9, 2015

"Here's hoping the second volume evens out the rough patches, as readers will undoubtedly be hungry for more of Ana and her friends' adventures. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Shape-shifting teenage girls work together to save the world in this contemporary fantasy. Read full book review >
THE STARS NEVER RISE by Rachel Vincent
Released: June 9, 2015

"Vincent's a pro: large parts of this are un-put-down-able. (Paranormal suspense. 12-18)"
A girl learns that she has the ability to fight the demons that threaten the world in this series opener. Read full book review >
UNTAMED by Anita Silvey
Released: June 9, 2015

"A serviceable biography. (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
Jane Goodall, whose pioneering observations of chimpanzees in the wild changed scientific thinking about the differences between humans and apes, found a broader mission in conservation and education. Read full book review >

Released: June 9, 2015

"Dark and not just a little sensational but hugely involving nevertheless. (Fiction. 12-18)"
A girl who has just escaped a destructive cult after her hands were cut off lives in juvenile detention, found guilty of assault, a crime she indeed did commit. Read full book review >
Released: June 9, 2015

"An exhaustion of soap-operatic romantic entanglements (Fiction. 14-18)"
After a painful parting, a girl's first love suddenly reappears and turns her life upside down, forcing her to confront her biggest regret. Read full book review >
EVEN WHEN YOU LIE TO ME by Jessica Alcott
Released: June 9, 2015

"Ultimately, readers see almost none of the anguish that this relationship would likely have caused Charlie, which dangerously de-emphasizes the predatory nature of Mr. Drummond's attentions. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Charlie, an insecure high school senior, finds herself in a troubling relationship with a teacher. Read full book review >
WHERE YOU END by Anna Pellicioli
Released: June 8, 2015

"Intriguing but frustratingly uneven. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Reeling from heartbreak on a school field trip, Miriam deliberately pushes a valuable sculpture to the ground, and another girl sees her do it. Read full book review >
SECRET OF THE SEVENS by Lynn Lindquist
Released: June 8, 2015

"A satisfying read for secret-society fanatics and romantics alike. (Mystery. 12-18)"
It's been 18 years since the infamous Singer School murders, and once again, mysterious and sinister goings-on threaten to destroy the boarding school for kids from troubled homes. Read full book review >
CALL OF THE OSPREY by Dorothy Hinshaw Patent
Released: June 2, 2015

"More science than adventure, this is a challenging addition to the Science in the Field series. (Nonfiction. 12-16)"
Ospreys, severely affected by DDT in the 1960s, now serve as indicators for the success of pollution remediation on a Superfund cleanup site. Read full book review >
POWERLESS by Tera Lynn Childs
Released: June 2, 2015

"Readers beguiled by this fluff will need to stay tuned. (Romantic thriller. 12-15)"
A teenager discovers that the line between superheroes and supervillains isn't as sharp as she supposed in this steamy collaboration. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Sara Paretsky
author of BRUSH BACK
July 28, 2015

No one would accuse V. I. Warshawski of backing down from a fight, but there are a few she’d be happy to avoid. High on that list is tangling with Chicago political bosses. Yet that’s precisely what she ends up doing when she responds to Frank Guzzo’s plea for help in Brush Back, the latest thriller from bestselling author Sara Paretsky. For six stormy weeks back in high school, V.I. thought she was in love with Frank. He broke up with her, she went off to college, he started driving trucks for Bagby Haulage. She forgot about him until the day his mother was convicted of bludgeoning his kid sister, Annie, to death. Stella Guzzo was an angry, uncooperative prisoner and did a full 25 years for her daughter’s murder. Newly released from prison, Stella is looking for exoneration, so Frank asks V.I. for help. “Paretsky, who plots more conscientiously than anyone else in the field, digs deep, then deeper, into past and present until all is revealed,” our reviewer writes. View video >