Girls Can't Be Knights by Lee French
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 3, 2015

"A clever, feel-good opening to a fantasy series with a tenacious heroine."
The start of a new YA series features a teen orphan and a protective brotherhood of Spirit Knights. Read full book review >
Looking Forward to Christmas by Karen Meyer
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 30, 2015

"Accessible holiday poetry for the younger set."
It's never too early to get ready for Christmas, according to this brisk collection of devotional verse for children. Read full book review >

Hazelwood Academy by Daniel Bandor
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 25, 2016

"A derivative take on the magical boarding school novel that offers little entertainment."
In this YA fantasy novel, students attend a magical boarding school where they learn spells, play Mageball, and contend against evil forces. Read full book review >
The Buddha Made Me Do It by Marla Martenson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 26, 2016

"A warmly funny, wide-ranging, and off-kilter spiritual odyssey."
An antic memoir about a woman exploring the byways of New Age spiritualism. Read full book review >
Six Nine, Two Ten by Ron Clouse
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 28, 2016

"Thoughtful analyses and helpful takeaways on healthy eating."
A biologist shares his struggles, research, and eventual success in achieving optimal weight in this debut memoir and health guide. Read full book review >

Liberal Quicksand by Yves Decock
CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: Jan. 22, 2016

"A lively examination of the intransigent persistence of nationalism."
A debut book offers a history of nationalism and its application to contemporary global affairs. Read full book review >
The Other Side of Him by Alice Rene
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 30, 2016

"A touching and sometimes-chilling survivor's tale."
A grad student dates a debonair doctor with a dark side in this historical novel. Read full book review >
Los Desengaños by Angela Sanchez Tischler
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 15, 2011

"An affecting, informative amalgam of personal and national history."
A memoir that situates personal remembrance within the tumult of the Cuban revolution. Read full book review >
Deliver Us From Evil by Deb Pines
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 8, 2015

"A light, entertaining read from a mystery author whose pleasure in her characters remains evident and welcome."
A sports editor encounters death and duplicity in a small-town newsroom. Read full book review >
Killing Mickey by Charlie Rehor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 19, 2016

"A satire with hilarious leaps of imagination and a solid core of societal engagement."
Rehor's debut is a gonzo sci-fi comedy about a near-future world of corporate stranglehold where a programmer trying to escape his past may threaten the future. Read full book review >
Between the Lines There Lies a Story of Me by Sabaine
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 4, 2016

"A challenging but reasonably effective look at the struggles of a young woman of color who clings to her strength and identity."
The story of a teenage girl's depression unfolds in a poetic narrative that slowly reveals a web of love, betrayal, abuse, rape, and murder. Read full book review >
Stories from Grand Pa by Brent Philpot
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 15, 2016

"A supernatural tale offers a mishmash of genre tropes that never coheres."
A grandfather tells his young grandson a story about four friends in this debut novella. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Morgan Matson
July 25, 2016

The Unexpected Everything is a YA feel-good story of friendship, finding yourself, and all the joys in life that happen while you’re busy making other plans. Andie has a plan. And she always sticks to her plan. Future? A top-tier medical school. Dad? Avoid him as much as possible (which isn’t that hard considering he’s a Congressman and he’s never around). Friends? Palmer, Bri, and Toby—pretty much the most awesome people on the planet, who needs anyone else? Relationships? No one’s worth more than three weeks. So it’s no surprise that Andie’s got her summer all planned out too. Until a political scandal costs Andie her summer pre-med internship, and lands both she and Dad back in the same house together for the first time in years. Suddenly she’s doing things that aren’t Andie at all. “Romance fans will find plenty to enjoy, as Andie gradually lets down her guard and risks the messy and unpredictable wonder of first love,” our reviewer writes. “A novel best read on a lazy summer day with sand between the toes.” View video >