TEAR YOU APART by Sarah Cross
Released: Jan. 27, 2015

"A fan-pleasing combination of fairy tale and thriller. (Fantasy. 14-18)"
This sequel to Kill Me Softly (2012) continues the adventures of the teen inhabitants of Beau Rivage, a town where fairy tales live again.Read full book review >
WAITING FOR UNICORNS by Beth Hautala
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 22, 2015

"Written by an author to watch, this quiet story of loss and healing will appeal to thoughtful readers. (Fiction. 10-14)"
During a summer spent in the Artic, 12-year-old Talia McQuinn experiences the healing power of place and of stories. Read full book review >

LOVE ON THE LIFTS by Jill Santopolo
Released: Jan. 22, 2015

"Light and fluffy as new-fallen snow. (Fiction. 12-16)"
Written for teen girls, a choose-your-own-ending romance book. Read full book review >
THE WAY WE BARED OUR SOULS by Willa Strayhorn
Released: Jan. 22, 2015

"The ultimate lesson—of having empathy for oneself as well as for others whose wounds may be invisible—is well-taken though sadly heavy-handed. (Fiction. 12-15)"
Five New Mexico teens undergo a soul-cleansing ritual, with varied results. Read full book review >
TUNNEL VISION by Susan Adrian
Released: Jan. 20, 2015

"Danger, intrigue, a dash of romance, and a good, hard look at ethical dilemmas—a pretty complete package. (Paranormal thriller. 15-18)"
What happens when your special talent is especially dangerous? Read full book review >

ALEX AS WELL by Alyssa Brugman
Released: Jan. 20, 2015

"Alex is a winning character, but the glimpses into her mother's twisted point of view are both unsettling and unnecessary. (Fiction. 12-18)"
Against her narcissistic parents' wishes, a teen with an intersex condition decides to start living as a girl. Read full book review >
FIGHT FOR POWER by Eric Walters
Released: Jan. 20, 2015

"Although less action-packed than its predecessor, the philosophical questions and killer ending will prime readers for the next book. (Adventure. 12-17)"
The struggle for survival in a world suddenly bereft of technology continues immediately from where The Rule of Three (2014) left off.Read full book review >
THE FIVE STAGES OF ANDREW BRAWLEY by Shaun David Hutchinson
Released: Jan. 20, 2015

"Hutchinson remains an author worth watching. (Fiction. 13-17)"
A homeless, gay teen finds shelter and hope in the hospital where his family perished. Read full book review >
TWISTED FATE by Norah Olson
Released: Jan. 20, 2015

"A goose-bump-raising psychological thriller that will engross even the most jaded mystery enthusiast. (Thriller. 14-18)"
In this bracing tale of modern teenhood, the lives of estranged sisters Ally and Syd become re-entwined through an obsession with a mercurial boy. Read full book review >
LEIF'S JOURNEY by Terry Hokenson
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 16, 2015

"Readers of the genre will savor this immersive and ultimately satisfying tale of coming of age on the American prairie. (Historical fiction. 11-16)"
Leif, just coming into manhood on the northern prairie of Minnesota in 1881, must either find a way to make peace with his often angry father or leave the farm forever, as his older siblings have chosen to do. Read full book review >
THE CONSPIRACY OF US by Maggie Hall
Released: Jan. 13, 2015

"This series opener won't win any prizes, but it will appeal to those who want puzzles and action mixed with their fashion and romance. (Thriller. 12-14)"
A friendless teen discovers she's the key to a millenia-old epic prophecy—making her an invaluable pawn of the world's great powers. Read full book review >
RAT RUNNERS by Oisín McGann
Released: Jan. 13, 2015

"Who cares if the teens' escapades and escapes seem a little too convenient to be fully plausible; it's all about suspense and action. (Dystopian thriller. 11-18)"
Nimmo, Manikin, Manikin's younger brother, FX, and Scope, all rat runners who live outside the constraints of their controlling government, inhabit an edgy, believably depicted dystopian version of London. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Gabrielle Zevin
March 3, 2015

A. J. Fikry’s life is not at all what he expected it to be. He lives alone, his bookstore is experiencing the worst sales in its history, and now his prized possession, a rare collection of Poe poems, has been stolen. But when a mysterious package appears at the bookstore, its unexpected arrival gives Fikry the chance to make his life over—and see everything anew. “Zevin writes characters who grow and prosper,” our reviewer writes, “in a narrative that is sometimes sentimental, sometimes funny, sometimes true to life and always entertaining.” View video >