LUCKY FEW by Kathryn Ormsbee
Released: June 7, 2016

"A sweet story told with intelligence, humor, and just the right amount of kissing. (Fiction. 13-18)"
Three Austin, Texas, teenagers push the boundaries of death and friendship and discover how far they're willing to go to find meaning in their lives. Read full book review >
GRAYLING'S SONG by Karen Cushman
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 7, 2016

"Despite her self-doubt, Grayling is cut from the same cloth as the author's other sturdy heroines, but she is also an entirely original and endearing character that readers will cheer on as she seeks to save her mother and return her world to rights. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
A timid young girl must venture out into the wider world in an effort to find allies and save her mother from malignant magic. Read full book review >

FAERIE by Eisha Marjara
Released: June 7, 2016

"Though not completely satisfying, this important account provides a mirror where as yet there is none. (Fiction. 12-18)"
A fictional look at how seemingly minor childhood and teenage trauma can trigger anorexia and similar disorders. Read full book review >
THE MUSEUM OF HEARTBREAK by Meg Leder
Released: June 7, 2016

"A predictable and morally suspect love story. (Fiction. 12-16)"
Best friends clash as love is in the air. Read full book review >
ELEVEN AND HOLDING by Mary Penney
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 7, 2016

"Lively, funny, tender without being syrupy, and full of life. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Since Macy's Iraq War-veteran father left the family to work on a "special project," it seems like nothing is really right in her life. Read full book review >

FIVE TIMES REVENGE by Lindsay  Eland
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 7, 2016

"This big, fast-moving tale of students who unite to take a stand against bullies and find friendship in the process is a keeper. (Fiction. 8-14)"
Five middle school students come together to orchestrate the downfall of a school bully. Read full book review >
WHAT HAPPENS NOW by Jennifer Castle
Released: June 7, 2016

"A sweet, sensitive romance distinguished by its respect for fandom. (Realistic romance. 12-18)"
Fantasy leads to a real romance a year after Ari sees a boy at the local lake. Read full book review >
THE LONG GAME by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Released: June 7, 2016

"Aims to be Scandal for teens and mostly succeeds. (Thriller. 12-18)"
A girl uses her considerable talent to resolve her friends' problems in her elite high school until she finds herself in an uncontrollable situation in this sequel to The Fixer (2015). Read full book review >
THE BEST WORST THING by Kathleen Lane
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 7, 2016

"A tender, sober portrait of a middle schooler with OCD. (Fiction. 9-13)"
Scary things are happening, but Maggie can protect everyone if she gets her ritualized recitations right. Read full book review >
THE BOY AT THE TOP OF THE MOUNTAIN by John Boyne
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 7, 2016

"Chilling, difficult, and definitely not for readers without a solid understanding of the Holocaust despite the relatively simple reading level. (Historical fiction. 12-14)"
A young boy grows up in Adolf Hitler's mountain home in Austria. Read full book review >
BREAK ME LIKE A PROMISE by Tiffany  Schmidt
Released: June 7, 2016

"A passably successful story about a woman who needs to let go of her past to accept her future. (Thriller. 12-18)"
Magnolia Grace has to decide whom she's going to be loyal to in a time of intense transition—her family, her family's business, or herself. Read full book review >
THE SEVENTH WISH by Kate Messner
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 7, 2016

"Hopeful, empathetic, and unusually enlightening. (author's note) (Fiction. 8-12)"
In this novel-length riff on "The Fisherman and His Wife," when Charlie goes ice fishing with pal Drew and his nana, she catches a fish who says it will grant her wishes in return for its release. 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 >