HORIZON by Jenn Reese
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 8, 2014

"A fitting finale for a gripping futurist series whose four multifaceted heroes offer a strong anti-war, pro-diversity message. (Science fiction. 10-16)"
This last volume of the Above World trilogy opens where Mirage (2013) ended, with Aluna, Hoku, Dash and Calli determined to save their genetically modified races from megalomaniac Karl Strand and his technically enhanced Upgrader army. Read full book review >
THE KLAATU TERMINUS by Pete Hautman
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 8, 2014

"Stories aren't required to provide answers to the big questions they raise about faith, choice, identity and responsibility, but these deserve better than to be dismissed with an uncaring shrug. (Science fiction. 12-18)"
A dazzlingly imaginative science-fiction trilogy, spanning the rise and fall of religions, civilizations and the human race itself, deflates into an oddly pedestrian conclusion. Read full book review >

RESURRECTION by Amy Carol Reeves
Released: April 8, 2014

"Only for readers desperately waiting for this trilogy closer. (Paranormal historical fiction. 13-18)"
Abbie, William and Simon return to face off against Max, the sole surviving member of the immortality-obsessed Conclave—or so they think…. Read full book review >
GREAT by Sara Benincasa
Released: April 8, 2014

"Read this for Naomi and try to forget The Great Gatsby. (Fiction. 12-16)"
Alas, this debut is anything but the titular great, though it could have been pretty good. Read full book review >
ASK ME by Kimberly Pauley
Released: April 8, 2014

"A well-written character study and thriller all in one. (Paranormal suspense. 12-16)"
A girl's unwanted oracular powers mean she can't make friends or even go out in public, as she cannot stop herself from answering any question she hears. Read full book review >

REBEL BELLE by Rachel Hawkins
Released: April 8, 2014

"Plenty of merriment, even for Yankees. (Paranormal comedy. 12-16)"
This paranormal chick-lit comedy finds a queen-bee high school girl from Alabama gaining superpowers that require her to protect the boy she's disliked all her life. Read full book review >
THE HERE AND NOW by Ann Brashares
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 8, 2014

"This quirky tale of love and time travel demands that readers totally suspend disbelief to enjoy some of the more contrived plot elements. (Science fiction. 13-16)"
In a stark departure, Brashares, of Traveling Pants fame, returns with a lightning-paced sci-fi time-travel romp that, much like a cinematic blockbuster, offers intrigue, romance and a healthy dose of implausibility. Read full book review >
CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG OVER THE MOON by Frank Cottrell Boyce
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 8, 2014

"One last exhilarating ride: "Ga GOOO ga!!!!" (Fantasy. 10-12)"
The third and (probably) final "official" sequel to Ian Fleming's classic sends the redoubtable roadster careening off the planet as well as through time. Read full book review >
BREAKFAST SERVED ANYTIME by Sarah Combs
Released: April 8, 2014

"In a promising debut, Combs crafts a strong, memorable female character and a broad collection of fully fleshed-out secondary players who share a magical summer. (Fiction. 12-18)"
Gloria is headed for a summer of Geek Camp, an experience that will transform her. Read full book review >
THE SUMMER I SAVED THE WORLD. . .IN 65 DAYS by Michele Weber Hurwitz
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 8, 2014

"Joyful dividends are reaped from a teenager's secret acts of kindness in this appealingly, unabashedly feel-good story. (Fiction. 10-14)"
What happens when a teenage girl tries to change the world in 65 tiny ways? Read full book review >
A VOLCANO BENEATH THE SNOW by Albert Marrin
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 8, 2014

"A comprehensive portrait of an ever-fascinating figure. (source notes, further reading, index [not seen]) (Nonfiction. 12 & up)"
John Brown's fight to end slavery in the United States is presented in a broad historical context that reveals an impact far beyond the time it occurred. Read full book review >
ANIMAL KINGDOM by Simon Rogers
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 8, 2014

"Flashy at first glance, routine at second and subsequent looks. (Nonfiction. 11-13)"
With scattered exceptions, the trendy "infographics" approach stops at the title in this haphazard ramble past animal types and extremes. Read full book review >