GLITTER by Aprilynne Pike
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"Poufy gowns and corsets in a futuristic setting make for an interesting spin on a perennially popular genre. (Romantic thriller. 12-18)"
In the 22rd century, major corporate executives and their families re-create Versailles, complete with their own King. Read full book review >
BIONIC by Suzanne Weyn
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"While experimental technology can spark wild 'what ifs,' even 'what ifs' need explanations, and lacking some details, Mira's transformation is unfortunately too extreme to mainstain willing suspension of disbelief. (Fiction. 13-18)"
A talented white athlete and musician, high school senior Mira has a shot at a lacrosse scholarship—until she and her band hit a fuel truck on the way to a gig. Read full book review >

THE BABY by Lisa Drakeford
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"Add in the now-dated Brit-lit feel and the sudden, nonsensical plot twist, and it's all ho-hum. (Fiction. 14-18)"
In this throwback to the early 2000s teen Brit-lit craze, the lives of five young people are affected by an unexpected baby. Read full book review >
BOY ROBOT by Simon Curtis
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"A fascinating premise and plenty of action will attract fans who have patience for all the many extra threads. (Fiction. 14-18)"
The first of a planned trilogy by recording artist Curtis, this debut novel continues themes from his early song of the same title. Read full book review >
THE SECRET DIARY OF LYDIA BENNET by Natasha Farrant
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"Readers wanting a real taste of Austen won't find it, but it's a pleasant enough sojourn in her world regardless. (Historical fiction. 13-17)"
Farrant bravely takes on Pride and Prejudice from the point of view of the youngest Bennet sister. Read full book review >

THE STRANGER GAME by Cylin Busby
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"An unusual, captivating mystery. (Mystery. 12-17)"
Nico was the last person to see her cheerleader sister, Sarah, before she went missing four years ago at the age of 15. Read full book review >
HOW TO KEEP A BOY FROM KISSING YOU by Tara Eglington
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"Neither gender really wins in this modern Much Ado About Nothing. (Romance. 12-16)"
Aurora's saving her first kiss for a mythical, modern-day Prince Charming, until a school production of Shakespeare requires that she kiss a longtime nemesis. Read full book review >
RYAN QUINN AND THE REBEL'S ESCAPE by Ron McGee
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"With a fast pace, familiar characters, plenty of action, and little testing of the envelope, this trilogy opener is calculated to please genre fans. (Thriller. 10-14)"
Move over, Alex Rider: Ryan Quinn has come to town. Read full book review >
PUSHING PERFECT by Michelle Falkoff
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"Despite a too-tidy resolution, readers will be kept guessing until they get there—which will please established mystery fans. (Mystery. 14-18)"
A young woman whose parents pressure her academically becomes entangled in a web of blackmail in this mystery. Read full book review >
TATTOO ATLAS by Tim Floreen
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"Chords of Frankenstein and Carrie harmonize in this emboldened critique of guns, bullying, and violence. (Science fiction. 14-18)"
Scientifically induced compassion confuses a monster—and his potential target. Read full book review >
BROWN V. BOARD OF EDUCATION by Susan Goldman Rubin
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"A rich, compelling story of the many people who stood up to racial inequality, risking significant danger and hardship for the cause of justice. (photos, timeline, bibliography, source notes, index) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
This behind-the-scenes story of the people and events leading to the landmark Brown v. Board of Education's Supreme Court decision shows that even if the justice sought may be simple, getting it is long and complicated. Read full book review >
THE TWELVE DAYS OF DASH & LILY by Rachel Cohn
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"Intriguing characters and splendid writing mitigate the lightweight plot. (Romance. 12-18)"
Two teens in Manhattan really love each other, but they have trouble letting each other know. 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 >