THE LEAVING by Tara Altebrando
Released: June 7, 2016

"A twisting and turning mystery that will grip readers even if it is at times a bit difficult to follow. (Thriller. 14-18)"
Five teens who were part of a group of six that vanished as kindergartners reappear as mysteriously as they went missing in this thriller. Read full book review >
RELENTLESS by Tera Lynn Childs
Released: June 3, 2016

"Even the snogging doesn't generate much heat in this cliché-ridden climax. (Romantic thriller. 12-15)"
With occasional timeouts to lock lips, underdog villains heroically turn the tables on a villainous hero in this sequel and (likely) closer to Powerless (2015). Read full book review >

SHAHANA by Rosanne Hawke
Released: June 1, 2016

"An informative and effective work of contemporary fiction. (Fiction. 13-18)"
A girl lives in Azad Kashmir with her younger brother following the deaths of the rest of her family due to border violence in this novel, part of the UNICEF-produced Through My Eyes series. Read full book review >
THE BLACK NORTH by Nigel McDowell
Released: June 1, 2016

"Ambitious and engaging. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Thirteen-year-old twins Oona and Morris Kavanagh join the Cause to fight the Invaders from the Black North and defend their home from the evil that threatens to sweep across the land. Read full book review >
SABOTAGE by Neal Bascomb
Released: May 31, 2016

"A rich, well-paced narrative. (bibliography, source note, photo credits, index) (Nonfiction. 12-18)"
An isolated factory in Nazi-occupied Norway is an important link in a plan to deliver a nuclear weapon for Hitler until Norwegian resistance fighters embark on a dangerous mission to stop it. Read full book review >

THE SLEEPING PRINCE by Melinda Salisbury
Released: May 31, 2016

"A tale of monsters—mortal and mythical—that intersects with the previous installment but offers no happily-ever-after conclusion. (Fantasy. 14-18)"
A sensible young woman runs afoul of fairy-tale figures in this high-fantasy sequel set in a typical, white, medieval-ish kingdom. Read full book review >
BEWARE THAT GIRL by Teresa Toten
Released: May 31, 2016

"A tense teen thriller that is half mind-game, half misery lit—call it 50 Shades of Grey Area. (Thriller. 14-18)"
Predators become prey in this private school novel. Read full book review >
Released: May 31, 2016

"A tale of self-discovery well suited for art-inclined readers who feel themselves on the fringe. (Fiction. 14-18)"
An act of vandalism revitalizes a small town. Read full book review >
THE ART OF BEING NORMAL by Lisa Williamson
Released: May 31, 2016

"A welcome, needed novel. (Fiction. 13-18)"
Two British transgender teens try to come to terms with their lives while facing serious bullying in their school. Read full book review >
MEET ME HERE by Bryan Bliss
Released: May 31, 2016

"A love story between brothers, the novel provides a touching glimpse of a different kind of courage. (Fiction. 14-18)"
On graduation night, the road less traveled leads to a new understanding between friends and family. Read full book review >
SAVAGE by Thomas E. Sniegoski
Released: May 31, 2016

"Think of Hitchcock's The Birds, only more intense and with many more animals. (Thriller. 12-18)"
Three teens are trapped when a hurricane hits their New England island with more than just wind and water. Read full book review >
FRANNIE AND TRU by Karen Hattrup
Released: May 31, 2016

"With nothing significant at stake for its main character, the novel lacks the depth to deliver on its back-cover promise to confront issues of race, class, and sexuality. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Fifteen-year-old Frannie idolizes her older cousin, Tru, but their summer together reveals some uncomfortable truths Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Morgan Matson
July 25, 2016

The Unexpected Everything is a YA feel-good story of friendship, finding yourself, and all the joys in life that happen while you’re busy making other plans. Andie has a plan. And she always sticks to her plan. Future? A top-tier medical school. Dad? Avoid him as much as possible (which isn’t that hard considering he’s a Congressman and he’s never around). Friends? Palmer, Bri, and Toby—pretty much the most awesome people on the planet, who needs anyone else? Relationships? No one’s worth more than three weeks. So it’s no surprise that Andie’s got her summer all planned out too. Until a political scandal costs Andie her summer pre-med internship, and lands both she and Dad back in the same house together for the first time in years. Suddenly she’s doing things that aren’t Andie at all. “Romance fans will find plenty to enjoy, as Andie gradually lets down her guard and risks the messy and unpredictable wonder of first love,” our reviewer writes. “A novel best read on a lazy summer day with sand between the toes.” View video >