SPY BY NIGHT by Boyer DePaul
Released: Oct. 21, 2016

"A spy thriller that delivers appealing protagonists and a dash of suspense."
Two teen detectives collaborate to stop a group of Russian smugglers from destroying the United States' access to the internet in this debut novel. Read full book review >
THAT RAINY DAY by F. de Sales Meyers
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"An often effective, down-home drama with memorable characters and a life lesson or two."
An idealistic girl grows up motherless and gets tested by temptation and danger in Meyers' (The Slow Creek and Other Stories, 2011) YA novel. Read full book review >

REVOLUTINARIES by Douglas Pershing
Released: Nov. 14, 2016

"Despite this space saga's few clever turns, readers face a long, dreary trip."
This third volume of a YA series finds the Ascunse siblings on different planets and at odds thanks to a formidable manipulator. Read full book review >
FINDING MOANA by James Halemanu
Released: Oct. 31, 2016

"Hawaiian and Sumerian cultural inspirations elevate this Chosen One tale."
In this middle-grade fantasy debut, an orphan living on ancient Kauai learns about his complex heritage—and that he possesses extraordinary powers. Read full book review >
Released: March 7, 2017

"A story 'about revenge and about love and about sacrifice and the great and terrible things…people do'—and, ultimately, about the 'truly invincible' power of stories themselves. Superlative. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
Palace intrigue, military stratagems, even cosmic powers can't eclipse the complex tangle of love, loss, and loyalty in this Arabian Nights-inspired fantasy sequel. Read full book review >

EYES & SPIES by Tanya Lloyd Kyi
Released: March 14, 2017

"Though there are plenty of issues worthy of attention not addressed here, this lively effort serves well as a revealing, thoughtful, and provocative introduction to a complex subject and alarming realities. (further reading, source notes, index) (Nonfiction. 12-16)"
The word "Orwellian" is oddly absent in this chilling look at how we now live in a world of near-constant surveillance and data collection. Read full book review >
DONE DIRT CHEAP by Sarah Nicole Lemon
Released: March 7, 2017

"Readers will stand up and cheer for these mighty heroines. (Fiction. 13 & up)"
Tourmaline Harris and Virginia Campbell have only crossed paths as students in the same high school. Now, it's the summer after graduation, and the girls' lives are about to collide. Read full book review >
JUST FLY AWAY by Andrew McCarthy
Released: March 28, 2017

"A poignant, character-driven coming-of-age novel that, despite a too-tidy ending, will appeal broadly to teen readers. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Fifteen-year-old Lucy's world is rocked when her father confesses to her and her sister that they have a half brother, the result of a brief affair. Read full book review >
SILENT by David Mellon
Released: March 3, 2017

"Although the antagonist overshadows the protagonist, this World War I story is nevertheless a dark and memorable one. (Magical realism/historical fiction. 12 & up)"
Historical fiction and magical realism meld in this haunting story set during World War I. Read full book review >
Released: March 1, 2017

"This may work as an introduction to the concept of ACT, but it's too simplistic to help readers engage in self-directed ACT practices. (Nonfiction. 14-18)"
A very generalized introduction to acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). Read full book review >
LIFEBLOOD by Gena Showalter
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"Tense, philosophical, and enthralling. (Fantasy. 13 & up)"
Tenley's joined Troika, but Myriad's not out of tricks, and the war between the afterlives is far from over. Read full book review >
100 HOURS by Rachel Vincent
Released: March 28, 2017

"A paint-by-numbers thriller and superfluous romantic complications create high stakes without any real emotional engagement. (Thriller. 14-18)"
Two Latina cousins are trapped in a web of violence that exposes hard truths about their family. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Clinton Kelly
January 9, 2017

Bestselling author and television host Clinton Kelly’s memoir I Hate Everyone Except You is a candid, deliciously snarky collection of essays about his journey from awkward kid to slightly-less-awkward adult. Clinton Kelly is probably best known for teaching women how to make their butts look smaller. But in I Hate Everyone, Except You, he reveals some heretofore-unknown secrets about himself, like that he’s a finicky connoisseur of 1980s pornography, a disillusioned critic of New Jersey’s premier water parks, and perhaps the world’s least enthused high-school commencement speaker. Whether he’s throwing his baby sister in the air to jumpstart her cheerleading career or heroically rescuing his best friend from death by mud bath, Clinton leaps life’s social hurdles with aplomb. With his signature wit, he shares his unique ability to navigate the stickiest of situations, like deciding whether it’s acceptable to eat chicken wings with a fork on live television (spoiler: it’s not). “A thoroughly light and entertaining memoir,” our critic writes. View video >