LOVE ON THE LIFTS by Jill Santopolo
Released: Jan. 22, 2015

"Light and fluffy as new-fallen snow. (Fiction. 12-16)"
Written for teen girls, a choose-your-own-ending romance book. Read full book review >
THE WAY WE BARED OUR SOULS by Willa Strayhorn
Released: Jan. 22, 2015

"The ultimate lesson—of having empathy for oneself as well as for others whose wounds may be invisible—is well-taken though sadly heavy-handed. (Fiction. 12-15)"
Five New Mexico teens undergo a soul-cleansing ritual, with varied results. Read full book review >

THE EYE OF THE FALCON by Michelle Paver
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 22, 2015

"A lush and riveting journey. (Historical fantasy. 8-12)"
The epic Bronze Age adventure begun in Gods and Warriors (2012) continues in this third volume as two heroes must face terrible obstacles in their quest to find their loved ones. Read full book review >
ALEX AS WELL by Alyssa Brugman
Released: Jan. 20, 2015

"Alex is a winning character, but the glimpses into her mother's twisted point of view are both unsettling and unnecessary. (Fiction. 12-18)"
Against her narcissistic parents' wishes, a teen with an intersex condition decides to start living as a girl. Read full book review >
FIGHT FOR POWER by Eric Walters
Released: Jan. 20, 2015

"Although less action-packed than its predecessor, the philosophical questions and killer ending will prime readers for the next book. (Adventure. 12-17)"
The struggle for survival in a world suddenly bereft of technology continues immediately from where The Rule of Three (2014) left off.Read full book review >

THE FIVE STAGES OF ANDREW BRAWLEY by Shaun David Hutchinson
Released: Jan. 20, 2015

"Hutchinson remains an author worth watching. (Fiction. 13-17)"
A homeless, gay teen finds shelter and hope in the hospital where his family perished. Read full book review >
STORY THIEVES by James Riley
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 20, 2015

"A droll and clever opener likely to leave readers breathless both with laughter and anticipation. (Fantasy. 10-12)
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The fourth wall suffers major breaches as young characters from a popular fantasy series and the "real real world" join forces to battle threats in both. Read full book review >
SEARCHING FOR SUPER by Marion Jensen
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 20, 2015

"Like its predecessor, a satisfying, Incredibles-style mix of awesome exploits and common family issues. (Fantasy. 10-12)"
Deprived of superpowers in the previous episode (Almost Super, 2014), can the Bailey and Johnson clans put aside their squabbles to tackle their common nemesis, the Joneses?Read full book review >
THE BOOK OF STORMS by Ruth Hatfield
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 17, 2015

"A powerfully conceived and executed story that adds a wholly original element to the fantasy genre. (Fantasy. 10-13)"
Confident storytelling lays a solid foundation for Book 1 of this original middle-grade fantasy trilogy. Read full book review >
LEIF'S JOURNEY by Terry Hokenson
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 16, 2015

"Readers of the genre will savor this immersive and ultimately satisfying tale of coming of age on the American prairie. (Historical fiction. 11-16)"
Leif, just coming into manhood on the northern prairie of Minnesota in 1881, must either find a way to make peace with his often angry father or leave the farm forever, as his older siblings have chosen to do. Read full book review >
THE CONSPIRACY OF US by Maggie Hall
Released: Jan. 13, 2015

"This series opener won't win any prizes, but it will appeal to those who want puzzles and action mixed with their fashion and romance. (Thriller. 12-14)"
A friendless teen discovers she's the key to a millenia-old epic prophecy—making her an invaluable pawn of the world's great powers. Read full book review >
RAT RUNNERS by Oisín McGann
Released: Jan. 13, 2015

"Who cares if the teens' escapades and escapes seem a little too convenient to be fully plausible; it's all about suspense and action. (Dystopian thriller. 11-18)"
Nimmo, Manikin, Manikin's younger brother, FX, and Scope, all rat runners who live outside the constraints of their controlling government, inhabit an edgy, believably depicted dystopian version of London. 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 >