THE HONEST TRUTH by Dan Gemeinhart
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 27, 2015

"Writing with care to keep from too-explicit detail, Gemeinhart presents a rousingly riveting two-hanky read. (Fiction. 9-13)"
With only his faithful dog, Beau, for company, Mark, a boy with recurrent cancer, runs away from home to fulfil his dream of climbing Mount Rainier. Read full book review >
THE STOLEN MOON by Rachel Searles
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 27, 2015

"Star Trek for young fans of the genre, who'll be thrilled at the prospect of a sequel. (Science fiction. 9-14)"
He's found a home and located his history (though he still doesn't remember it), but Chase Garrety is far from safe in this sequel to The Lost Planet (2014).Read full book review >

CUT ME FREE by J.R. Johansson
Released: Jan. 27, 2015

"A thriller tracing the evolution of a strong-willed protagonist as she rallies against the demons of her past, dampened by forced romance. (Thriller. 12-18)"
After escaping abuse at the hands of her parents, one girl must fight to save herself and those closest to her from a new threat. Read full book review >
THE INQUISITOR'S MARK by Dianne K. Salerni
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 27, 2015

"An exciting blend of Arthurian legend and organized crime. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
As a Transitioner, 13-year-old Jax Aubrey is one of an elite group of people who enjoy an eighth day of the week. Read full book review >
LOVE, LUCY by April Lindner
Released: Jan. 27, 2015

"A satisfying if predictable crowd pleaser. (Fiction. 13-17)"
A European summer flirtation blossoms into something more in this romance set in Italy and Pennsylvania. Read full book review >

CHAOS by Lanie Bross
Released: Jan. 27, 2015

"Entertaining and suspenseful, if complex. (Fantasy. 12-18)"
This continuation of the Fates series lives up to its title with a wild mix of reshuffled time and travel to parallel worlds. Read full book review >
PRESIDENTIAL MISADVENTURES by Bob Raczka
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 27, 2015

"Lighthearted and entertaining, Raczka's irreverent quatrains show middle graders no figure is too lofty for some poetic play. (Informational poetry. 8-12)"
Presidential portraits in light verse. Read full book review >
PLAYLIST FOR THE DEAD by Michelle Falkoff
Released: Jan. 27, 2015

"A mixed bag that delights slightly more than disappoints. (Fiction. 12-16)"
When his best friend leaves behind a mysterious playlist in lieu of a proper suicide note, Sam is left with dozens of questions and only a handful of songs as clues. Read full book review >
CONVERGENCE by Stan Lee
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 27, 2015

"The prose may be too bare-bones for some readers, but the surprises are genuine, and the cliffhangers will bring people back for the next adventure. (Adventure. 8-12)"
In this series opener that marks Marvel comics legend Lee's debut for kids, 12 people—some heroes, some villains—receive superpowers based on the signs of the Chinese zodiac. The heroes, of course, are the youngest characters in the book. Read full book review >
THE SPIDER RING by Andrew Harwell
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 27, 2015

"A horror story for young readers that all but oozes spiders—a surefire template for success. (Fantasy/horror. 9-12)"
She's pretty sure that Grandma Esme is a little bit strange, but it's only after the woman dies and Maria gets her special spider-shaped ring that the truth gradually emerges. And that truth is crawling with spiders. Read full book review >
THE DARK WILD by Piers Torday
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 22, 2015

"Somber and urgent eco-fantasy, understated and tender. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
In a darkening city, with only a few human, animal and insect allies, Kester toils to avert corporate violence and an animal uprising. Read full book review >
WAITING FOR UNICORNS by Beth Hautala
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 22, 2015

"Written by an author to watch, this quiet story of loss and healing will appeal to thoughtful readers. (Fiction. 10-14)"
During a summer spent in the Artic, 12-year-old Talia McQuinn experiences the healing power of place and of stories. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Pierce Brown
author of GOLDEN SON
February 17, 2015

With shades of The Hunger Games, Ender’s Game, and Game of Thrones, Pierce Brown’s genre-defying Red Rising hit the ground running. The sequel, Golden Son, continues the saga of Darrow, a rebel battling to lead his oppressed people to freedom. As a Red, Darrow grew up working the mines deep beneath the surface of Mars, enduring backbreaking labor while dreaming of the better future he was building for his descendants. But the Society he faithfully served was built on lies. Darrow’s kind have been betrayed and denied by their elitist masters, the Golds—and their only path to liberation is revolution. “Stirring—and archetypal—stuff,” our reviewer writes. View video >