Blade Singer by Aaron De Orive
Released: June 24, 2014

"A sophisticated, tightly paced YA swashbuckler."
In Wells (Stories of the Raksura, 2015, etc.) and De Orive's (SHARD RPG Basic Compendium, 2009) YA fantasy, a teenager travels to a volatile, magical realm populated by elves and trolls and featuring an enchanted blade.Read full book review >
Hell's Game by Teresa Lo
Released: Dec. 24, 2013

"There's nothing tongue-in-cheek here; just terror, sturdy characters, and unadulterated entertainment."
The only way for teens to free a condemned soul and prevent their own damnation is to endure seven levels of hell's infernal game in Lo's (The Red Lantern Scandals, 2013, etc.) chilling YA horror novel.Read full book review >

A STUDY IN CHARLOTTE by Brittany Cavallaro
Released: March 1, 2016

"An explosive mystery featuring a dynamic duo. (Mystery. 14-18)"
Watson's and Holmes' descendants try to live up to and with their ancestors' legacies in this debut. Read full book review >
DREAMFEVER by Kit Alloway
Released: Feb. 23, 2016

"Readers are left blinking and anticipating the next volume of this nightmarish saga. (Paranormal adventure. 15-18)"
In this sequel to Dreamfire (2015), Joshlyn grapples with her new Dream Walker status and her own nightmares.Read full book review >
REIGN OF SHADOWS by Sophie Jordan
Released: Feb. 9, 2016

"All the standard tropes and clichés, only ever-so-much more so. (Dystopian fantasy. 14-18)"
Star-crossed romance smolders in a sunless fairy-tale kingdom of ugliness, horror, and grisly violence. Read full book review >

RAGING SEA by Michael Buckley
Released: Feb. 2, 2016

"Watery fun right up to the cliffhanger for readers willing to go with the flow. (Fantasy. 13 & up)"
After the aquatic Rusalka's initial invasion in Undertow (2015), Alpha-human hybrid Lyric is a wanted terrorist looking for her family.Read full book review >
Released: Feb. 9, 2016

"Here's hoping the profoundly unkind depiction of vamplit fans (Nora's 'vannabe' readers are bedecked in 'outdated frills' and give themselves names like Countess Cruella) won't insult the very readers who might enjoy the gory vamp silliness. (Horror. 13-17)"
A 17-year-old author of vampire pulp finds herself starring in real-life vampire pulp. Read full book review >
HOME RUN by Tim Green
Released: March 1, 2016

"Solid series fare. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Josh struggles at home and at the plate in this fourth installment of the Baseball Great series. Read full book review >
Released: March 29, 2016

"Ho-hum. (Romance. 12-18)"
The daughter of a mixed marriage between an attorney and a powerful U.S. senator from a Kennedy-style family cannot stand the restrictions put on her life. Read full book review >
FEMINISM by Nadia Abushanab Higgins
Released: March 1, 2016

"A good starting point for discussions. (timeline, glossary, source notes, bibliography, further information, resources) (Nonfiction. 14-18)"
This small, colorful book introduces readers to the complexities of an ever evolving movement, drawing partly on world history but mainly concentrating on the United States in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Read full book review >
Released: March 15, 2016

"This heartfelt, lyrical debut will strike a chord with older teens who appreciate contemporary fiction. (Fiction. 14-18)"
A teen who was wrongly confined to a psychiatric hospital for over two years struggles after she leaves and goes to college. Read full book review >
Clean by Mia Kerick
Released: Dec. 1, 2015

"A compassionate look at the harrowing problem of addiction, anchored by strong characters and a message of hope."
Two high school seniors grapple with family and school pressures and try to break free of drugs and alcohol in Kerick's (Come to my Window, 2015, etc.) YA novel. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Jason Gay
November 17, 2015

In the 1990s, copies of Richard Carlson’s Don't Sweat the Small Stuff (and its many sequels) were seemingly everywhere, giving readers either the confidence to prioritize their stresses or despondence over the slender volume’s not addressing their particular set of problems. While not the first book of its kind, it kicked open the door for an industry of self-help, worry-reduction advice guides. In his first book, Little Victories, Wall Street Journal sports columnist Gay takes less of a guru approach, though he has drawn an audience of readers appreciative of reportage that balances insights with a droll, self-deprecating outlook. He occasionally focuses his columns on “the Rules” (of Thanksgiving family touch football, the gym, the office holiday party, etc.), which started as a genial poke in the eye at the proliferation of self-help books and, over time, came to explore actual advice “both practical and ridiculous” and “neither perfect nor universal.” The author admirably combines those elements in every piece in the book. View video >