BUGGED by Sarah Albee
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 15, 2014

"Tailor-made for epidemiologists-in-the-making and connoisseurs of the gross. (glossary, multimedia information sources, index) (Nonfiction. 11-14)"
From the creators of Poop Happened! (2010), a swarm of bug-driven disasters suffered through the centuries. Read full book review >
HOPE IS A GIRL SELLING FRUIT by Amrita Das
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 15, 2014

""We're all in this together," Das writes, "lost, but not quite." Older, Western children and teens may well feel they've found an unexpected comrade. (afterword on the art) (Picture book. 11-16)"
Das debuts with illustrations done in a distinctive Indian style paired to a brief meditative text—part memoir, part artist's statement, part rumination—on women's personal journeys. Read full book review >

PROFESSOR WHISKERTON PRESENTS STEAMPUNK ABC by Lisa Falkenstern
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 15, 2014

"Though just a context-void bagatelle for actual children, perhaps teen and adult steampunk enthusiasts will take a look. (Picture book. 12 & up)"
Here's another ABC book that takes an unusual theme and manipulates the device for a very sophisticated audience. Read full book review >
WHAT I THOUGHT WAS TRUE by Huntley Fitzpatrick
ROMANCE
Released: April 15, 2014

"Much deeper than the pretty cover lets on. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
A teenage girl struggles with class divisions, sex and the tricky art of communication. Read full book review >
YOU ONLY LIVE ONCE by Bridie Clark
Released: April 15, 2014

"This format, which rarely devotes more than a few pages to any particular character or topic, results in a novel that skims, rather than explores, the pressures many high school students face daily. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Told with second-person narration, Clark's sequel to Maybe Tonight? (2013) returns "you" to your elite boarding school for your sophomore year of high school, as before ending chapters with Choose Your Own Adventure–style scenarios. Read full book review >

SUNRISE by Mike Mullin
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 15, 2014

"A story about how hope is earned, as heart-pounding as it is heart-wrenching. (Speculative fiction. 14 & up)"
Survivors must rebuild society in the conclusion to the Ashfall trilogy. Read full book review >
HIGH & DRY by Sarah Skilton
Released: April 15, 2014

"A dark, well-constructed mystery with a strong voice. (Mystery. 14-18)"
In a noir-flavored mystery, a hard-drinking, tough-talking teen cracks a case and learns a lesson about getting—and getting over—the girl. Read full book review >
SEKRET by Lindsay Smith
Released: April 15, 2014

"A sudden cliffhanger sets up this fast-paced thriller (full of blaring brass and pounding drums) for a sequel. (historical note) (Science fiction. 13-16)"
Cold War espionage smoothly blended with psychic romance. Read full book review >
DON'T LOOK BACK by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Released: April 15, 2014

"An engaging, if flawed, mixture of mean girls, steamy romance and psychological terror. (Thriller. 14-18)"
This engrossing thriller packs a heady atmospheric punch with plenty of theatrical scares, but it's a bit too transparent to fully succeed as a mystery. Read full book review >
THE BALANCE by Neal Wooten
Released: April 15, 2014

"Sci-fi savvy teens and those glutted on dystopian futures can easily find more engaging reads. (Dystopian romance. 14-17)"
Does humanity's future hang in the balance, or is maintaining the balance a prison? Read full book review >
FROZEN by Erin Bowman
Released: April 15, 2014

"A surfeit of enemies and a constant sense of danger heighten the suspense; it's an almost grueling read. (Dystopian adventure. 12-18)"
Fans of dystopian-adventure tale Taken (2013) can follow protagonist and narrator Gray on his dangerous mission to find potential allies in Group A, inhabitants of a distant experimental village/prison. Read full book review >
WRITTEN IN THE STARS by Lois Duncan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 15, 2014

"Of interest mainly to fans, this collection stands as a tribute to the body of work that has poured out of Duncan's pen since she herself was a girl. (Short stories. 12 & up)"
Readers of a certain age will recall reading Duncan's stories in Seventeen and Calling All Girls. Read full book review >