Teen Book Reviews (page 2)

SCYTHE by Neal Shusterman
Released: Nov. 29, 2016

"A thoughtful and thrilling story of life, death, and meaning. (Science fiction. 14 & up)"
Two teens train to be society-sanctioned killers in an otherwise immortal world. Read full book review >
GIRLS IN THE MOON by Janet McNally
Released: Nov. 29, 2016

"Understated but astute narration makes this family snapshot a worthy read. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
During a week in New York City, a white teen explores family secrets and a forbidden romance. Read full book review >

Released: Nov. 29, 2016

"Gothic ghosts combine with crime for a fast read. (Horror. 12-18)"
After Sophie's best friend dies in a tragic accident, she travels to the isle of Skye in Scotland to visit her relatives, who live there in an old, possibly haunted mansion. Read full book review >
AVALANCHE by Melinda Braun
Released: Nov. 29, 2016

"Just the ticket for readers who like hearty doses of suspenseful adventure. (Adventure. 12-15)"
Seven friends head out to the backcountry to do some skiing and hiking. How many are going to make it home? Read full book review >
STAY WITH ME by Mila Gray
Released: Nov. 29, 2016

"Pure wish fulfillment for readers seeking steamy escapism. (Fiction. 16 & up)"
Forbidden love cures all in Gray's latest, following Come Back to Me (2015). Read full book review >

OF FIRE AND STARS by Audrey Coulthurst
Released: Nov. 22, 2016

"A romantic fantasy that will appeal to those who appreciate character-driven novels. (Fantasy. 14 & up)"
Murder, mayhem, magic, romance—and horses, lots of horses! Read full book review >
Released: Nov. 22, 2016

"An effective and largely entertaining romp. (Mystery. 14-17)"
Trouble returns to Zoe's world. Read full book review >
FATE OF FLAMES by Sarah Raughley
Released: Nov. 22, 2016

"This series opener has it all: strong females, intrigue, a dash of romance, monsters, and a sequel in the wings. (Fantasy. 14 & up)"
Girl power reigns in this debut fantasy series. Read full book review >
Secret Heart by Danielle Dreger
Released: Nov. 22, 2016

"A well-constructed but generic foray into the world of high school dating."
A high school musician embarks on a rocky relationship in this debut YA romance. Read full book review >
CATALYST by Kristin Smith
Released: Nov. 21, 2016

"Conceptually interesting but too heavily reliant on convenience to succeed. (Thriller. 13-17)"
Investigating her recently deceased father's secret identity leads 17-year-old white, redheaded Sienna into the criminal underworld, a network of rebels, and uncharted romantic territory. Read full book review >
Pearl of the Seas by Ruth Finnegan
Released: Nov. 17, 2016

"Rollicking and wise, this sailing story mixes prose, poetry, and song, offering a special lyrical gift."
A tale for young readers draws on the enchantments of sea travel. Read full book review >
The Pendant Saga by J.A. Knighted
Released: Nov. 16, 2016

"A complex but promising start to a colorful time-bending adventure."
The Pemberton siblings fall into a portal on their grandfather's property, leading to adventures involving pirates and a mystical world in this first installment of a debut children's fantasy series. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Kendare Blake
November 16, 2016

Bestseller Kendare Blake’s latest novel, Three Dark Crowns, a dark and inventive fantasy about three sisters who must fight to the death to become queen. In every generation on the island of Fennbirn, a set of triplets is born: three queens, all equal heirs to the crown and each possessor of a coveted magic. Mirabella is a fierce elemental, able to spark hungry flames or vicious storms at the snap of her fingers. Katharine is a poisoner, one who can ingest the deadliest poisons without so much as a stomachache. Arsinoe, a naturalist, is said to have the ability to bloom the reddest rose and control the fiercest of lions. But becoming the Queen Crowned isn’t solely a matter of royal birth. Each sister has to fight for it. The last queen standing gets the crown. “Gorgeous and bloody, tender and violent, elegant, precise, and passionate; above all, completely addicting,” our reviewer writes in a starred review. View video >