THE GREAT WAVE OF TAMARIND by Nadia Aguiar
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 28, 2017

"This exciting, fast-paced, satisfying finale to the Tamarind trilogy does not disappoint. (map) (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Seven years after siblings Maya, Simon, and Penny visited the mysterious island of Tamarind in The Secrets of Tamarind (2011), Penny, now 12, returns alone on her own perilous, life-changing adventure. Read full book review >
DEAD LITTLE MEAN GIRL by Eva Darrows
Released: March 28, 2017

"Another smart, savage winner from the author of The Awesome (2015). (Fiction. 13-16)"
What begins as a dark comedy, with a viciously cruel cheerleader found dead (clad only in a coconut-shell bra and a grass miniskirt), takes a surprise flashback turn into raw emotional honesty. Read full book review >

AMERICAN PHAROAH by Shelley Fraser Mickle
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 28, 2017

"Quibbles aside, Pharoah is himself an inspiration, and most horse-loving children will hang on every word.(Nonfiction. 10-14)"
A racehorse biography for middle graders. Read full book review >
RADIO SILENCE by Alice Oseman
Released: March 28, 2017

"A smart, timely outing. (Fiction. 12-16)"
Two teens connect through a mysterious podcast in this sophomore effort by British author Oseman (Solitaire, 2015). Read full book review >
WORTHY by Donna Cooner
Released: March 28, 2017

"In the end, it's a fairly conventional high school romance, slightly elevated by the feminist elements. (Fiction. 12-16)"
A girl struggling to find her own voice learns how to speak like herself. Read full book review >

JUST FLY AWAY by Andrew McCarthy
Released: March 28, 2017

"A poignant, character-driven coming-of-age novel that, despite a too-tidy ending, will appeal broadly to teen readers. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Fifteen-year-old Lucy's world is rocked when her father confesses to her and her sister that they have a half brother, the result of a brief affair. Read full book review >
NIGHT WITCHES by Kathryn Lasky
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 28, 2017

"Despite quibbles, it's sure to satisfy fans of Carolyn Meyer, Dear America, and Lasky's own previous World War II fiction. (Historical fiction. 12-15)"
A rarely told story of sisterhood, passion, and survival during World War II. Read full book review >
FINDING WHAT'S REAL by Emma Harrison
Released: March 28, 2017

"Romance and fame, plus exasperating immaturity for those who like that sort of thing. (Romance. 12-18)"
This sequel to Escaping Perfect (2016) finds Cecilia battling her own selfish tendencies even as she accuses everyone else of the same. Read full book review >
DREAM FOREVER by Kit Alloway
Released: March 28, 2017

"A sweeping, jumbled conclusion to this sci-fi trilogy that imagines the merging of soul with mind, good with evil, and life with death. (Paranormal romance. 13-18) "
This conclusion to the Dream Walker trilogy brings Joshlyn full circle as she continues her struggle to save the three universes. Read full book review >
THE BODY MARKET by Donna Freitas
Released: March 28, 2017

"Skip the lukewarm romance to get to the eventful ending. (Science fiction. 12-18)"
Skylar's floundering after the deceptions and betrayals uncovered in Unplugged (2016). Read full book review >
100 HOURS by Rachel Vincent
Released: March 28, 2017

"A paint-by-numbers thriller and superfluous romantic complications create high stakes without any real emotional engagement. (Thriller. 14-18)"
Two Latina cousins are trapped in a web of violence that exposes hard truths about their family. Read full book review >
JUST A GIRL by Carrie Mesrobian
Released: March 28, 2017

"An authentic, smart read for older teens. (Fiction. 14-18) "
A high school senior whose mother has given her an ultimatum that she must leave home immediately after graduation struggles to decide what she will do next. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Laini Taylor
March 27, 2017

In bestselling YA writer Laini Taylor’s new fantasy novel, Strange the Dreamer, the dream chooses the dreamer, not the other way around—and Lazlo Strange, war orphan and junior librarian, has always feared that his dream chose poorly. Since he was five years old he's been obsessed with the mythic lost city of Weep, but it would take someone bolder than he to cross half the world in search of it. Then a stunning opportunity presents itself, in the person of a hero called the Godslayer and a band of legendary warriors, and he has to seize his chance to lose his dream forever. What happened in Weep two hundred years ago to cut it off from the rest of the world? What exactly did the Godslayer slay that went by the name of god? And what is the mysterious problem he now seeks help in solving? “Lovers of intricate worldbuilding and feverish romance will find this enthralling,” our critic writes. View video >