NEVER EVER by Sara Saedi
Released: June 21, 2016

"In the end, a disjointed and unrealistic effort—and not because it takes place in a world where no one ages past 17. (Fantasy. 14-18)"
A modern-day Peter Pan plucks a girl and her brothers from the Upper East Side. Read full book review >
SUMMER IN THE INVISIBLE CITY by Juliana Romano
Released: June 21, 2016

"An engaging coming-of-age tale. (Fiction. 14-18)"
The sights, sounds, and smells of New York are the backdrop for lessons learned. Read full book review >

SCHOOL OF THE DEAD by Avi
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 21, 2016

"Don't read this one in a dark and haunted school. (Horror. 10-14)"
In order to fulfill his dead great-uncle's wish, seventh-grader Tony begins attending the spooky, rambling, and possibly haunted Penda School. Read full book review >
LOCAL GIRL SWEPT AWAY by Ellen Wittlinger
Released: June 15, 2016

"Little enjoyment stems from witnessing the manipulation and bad decisions of these wishy-washy characters. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Lorna led her friendship quartet, so her death leaves her friends both grief-stricken and lacking independent identities. Read full book review >
HOW TO DISAPPEAR by Ann Redisch Stampler
Released: June 14, 2016

"It's hard to get invested in a love story when one of the partners is an unknowable black hole. (Thriller. 14-16)"
Two teens are set on a collision course with sexy results. Read full book review >

GENESIS GIRL by Jennifer Bardsley
Released: June 14, 2016

"Inadequate worldbuilding and uneven characterization make for a read that's as blank as its protagonist. (Dystopian romance. 14-18)"
Vestal Blanca is a beautiful, 18-year-old orphan who has been raised and educated digitally pure at the Tabula Rasa School, which was founded after the great Brain Cancer Epidemic, caused by cellphones, wreaked havoc on the tech-addicted populace. Read full book review >
LOOK BOTH WAYS by Alison Cherry
Released: June 14, 2016

"A tender coming-of-age story that refreshingly allows identity to trump romance. (Fiction. 14-18)"
At theater camp, a girl struggles to become the star performer her family pushes her to be. Read full book review >
TELL US SOMETHING TRUE by Dana Reinhardt
Released: June 14, 2016

"The novel ends in a buoyant mood, perhaps not entirely earned. (Fiction. 14-18)"
In an ill-advised effort to set his life straight, 17-year-old River Dean fakes a weed addiction and joins a support group for teens. Read full book review >
THE KING SLAYER by Virginia Boecker
Released: June 14, 2016

"Soapy faux-16th-century angst. (Fantasy. 12-16)"
Elizabeth Grey, titular protagonist of The Witch Hunter (2015), returns, having thrown her lot in with the witches she used to persecute. Read full book review >
THE KIDNAP PLOT by Dave Butler
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 14, 2016

"Reminiscent of both Pinocchio and The Great Mouse Detective, this novel is tailor-made for young readers who love adventure narratives and steampunk fiction. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Charlie Pondicherry, a Punjabi-English boy whose life revolves around his father's clock shop, experiences the world entirely through books and stories…but that is about to change. Read full book review >
LOSING GABRIEL by Lurlene McDaniel
Released: June 14, 2016

"A standard weeper. (Fiction. 13-18)"
The lives of three high schoolers become deeply entangled around the birth of a child. Read full book review >
THIS IS NOT THE END by Jesse Jordan
Released: June 14, 2016

"A wickedly funny examination of what it means to choose your own destiny. (Fantasy. 14-17)"
A teenage outcast discovers he is the key to the world's undoing. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Swan Huntley
June 27, 2016

In Swan Huntley’s debut novel We Could Be Beautiful, Catherine West has spent her entire life surrounded by beautiful things. She owns an immaculate Manhattan apartment, she collects fine art, she buys exquisite handbags and clothing, and she constantly redecorates her home. And yet, despite all this, she still feels empty. One night, at an art opening, Catherine meets William Stockton, a handsome man who shares her impeccable taste and love of beauty. He is educated, elegant, and even has a personal connection—his parents and Catherine's parents were friends years ago. But as he and Catherine grow closer, she begins to encounter strange signs, and her mother, Elizabeth (now suffering from Alzheimer’s), seems to have only bad memories of William as a boy. In Elizabeth’s old diary she finds an unnerving letter from a former nanny that cryptically reads: “We cannot trust anyone . . . “ Is William lying about his past? “Huntley’s debut stands out not for its thrills but rather for her hawkish eye for social detail and razor-sharp wit,” our reviewer writes. “An intoxicating escape; as smart as it is fun.” View video >