M.I.N.D. by Elissa Harris
Released: Oct. 26, 2016

"Thrills without depth, purpose, or satisfaction. (Supernatural mystery. 14-16)"
A teen solves a mystery using information from paranormal seizures. Read full book review >
THE KINFOLK by G.A. Morgan
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"Teeming with adventure and philosophical richness, this trilogy closer excels. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
The final installment in the Five Stones Trilogy pits the inhabitants of Ayda against power-hungry rogue leader Dankar. Read full book review >

TALES FROM THE ARABIAN NIGHTS by Donna Jo Napoli
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"A brilliant tapestry woven not of yarn but of stories, both fresh and faithful to its historical roots. (introduction, index, extensive source notes) (Folk tales. 10-14)"
Forty-five (compressed from the original 1,001) nights of interwoven stories map Scheherazade's courageous campaign to heal the heart of her murderous and disillusioned husband—and save her own life in the bargain. Read full book review >
FROM ABOVE by Norah McClintock
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"Quick paced and entertaining. (Mystery. 12-18)"
Following Trial by Fire (2016), teen sleuth Riley Donovan has a murder mystery on her hands. Read full book review >
IF I FIX YOU by Abigail Johnson
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"A nuanced take on learning to fix yourself rather than fixing others. (Fiction. 14-18)"
A young woman struggles to regain her footing after walking in on her mother and the boy she's loved since childhood. Read full book review >

BEING A GIRL by Hayley Long
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"Though it's informative and often funny, this book's appeal will ultimately be limited due to assumptions that are made about its readers. (Nonfiction. 12-18)"
A British author of fiction for teens offers advice to young women in this self-help guide that covers a wide variety of topics. Read full book review >
BLEED, BLISTER, PUKE, AND PURGE by J. Marin Younker
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"An engrossing, entertaining history of medicine for those who enjoy it told with a heavy dose of blood and guts. (photos, bibliography) (Nonfiction. 12-18)"
This frequently gruesome history of American medicine, from the Colonial era to the late 1800s, makes a convincing case that the worst thing a sick person could do is seek medical treatment; it could very well be lethal. Read full book review >
A DARKLY BEATING HEART by Lindsay Smith
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"Grounded in Japanese culture and Edo period history, a breezy yet layered read. (Fantasy/thriller. 14-18)"
Two worlds collide in this dark tale of time travel. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"The author asks a chilling question: can another uprooting happen? The short answer: yes. (source notes, suggested resources) (Nonfiction. 12-18)"
"On a deeper level, the Second World War was about racism." Read full book review >
IT'S NOT ME, IT'S YOU by Stephanie Kate Strohm
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"Formulaic in plot if not in format, this should fit the bill for readers looking for total escape on a weekend afternoon. (Romance. 12-18)"
A young woman revisits her many ex-boyfriends through interviews with her friends and acquaintances in this comedic romance. Read full book review >
LOST IN THE PACIFIC, 1942 by Tod Olson
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"A riveting, completely engrossing true survival story. (glossary, author‘s note, bibliography) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
Olson tells the harrowing true story of how eight men in three tiny inflatable rafts, lost in 68 million square miles of shark-infested Pacific Ocean without food or water and near enemy-held territory, survived three weeks before being rescued. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"Useful for both those looking to run a poetry-writing workshop or readers looking specifically for advice with their own writing. (Poetry/nonfiction. 12-18)"
Nineteen members of a culturally diverse student poetry troupe each share their personal stories, classic poems that have inspired their writing, and a poem written specifically in response to the classic poetry selection. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Kendare Blake
November 16, 2016

Bestseller Kendare Blake’s latest novel, Three Dark Crowns, a dark and inventive fantasy about three sisters who must fight to the death to become queen. In every generation on the island of Fennbirn, a set of triplets is born: three queens, all equal heirs to the crown and each possessor of a coveted magic. Mirabella is a fierce elemental, able to spark hungry flames or vicious storms at the snap of her fingers. Katharine is a poisoner, one who can ingest the deadliest poisons without so much as a stomachache. Arsinoe, a naturalist, is said to have the ability to bloom the reddest rose and control the fiercest of lions. But becoming the Queen Crowned isn’t solely a matter of royal birth. Each sister has to fight for it. The last queen standing gets the crown. “Gorgeous and bloody, tender and violent, elegant, precise, and passionate; above all, completely addicting,” our reviewer writes in a starred review. View video >