Teen Book Reviews (page 2)

SIGNS OF YOU by Emily France
Released: July 19, 2016

"The Sixth Sense meets The Da Vinci Code for teen readers. (Paranormal suspense. 12-16)"
Sixteen-year-old Riley Strout and her three best friends are bound together by loss. Read full book review >
FLYING by Carrie Jones
Released: July 19, 2016

"Funny and fast-moving, with a compelling setup for potential sequels. (Science fiction. 12-16)"
A bubbly, affectionate cheerleader must rescue her mother from an out-of-this-world danger. Read full book review >

LITTLE BLACK DRESSES, LITTLE WHITE LIES by Laura Stampler
Released: July 19, 2016

"Fizzy fashion fluff for lovers of The Devil Wears Prada.(Fiction. 12-18)"
Harper dreams of becoming a journalist, so when she gets the chance to intern in New York City at teen magazine Shift, she jumps at the chance. Read full book review >
SOVEREIGNTY by Anjenique Hughes
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 19, 2016

"A well-crafted thriller that offers both a warning and hope for the future."
A dystopian sci-fi YA novel about a teenager whose unexpected discoveries hold the promise of a revolution against a totalitarian regime. Read full book review >
CHILDREN OF THE SPIDER by Imam Baksh
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 15, 2016

"Guyanese author Baksh weaves a mesmerizing web in his debut. (Fantasy. 12-16)"
Mayali is a fugitive from her home world of Zolpash, which is ruled by the Spider gods and their armies, who now have plans to invade Earth—it's up to Mayali to thwart them. Read full book review >

NEXT ROUND by John Spray
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 15, 2016

"Readers will marvel at Biyarslanov's resilience and pluck. (Biography. 10-14)"
No one chooses to be a refugee from a war-torn homeland, but if that is the hand you are dealt, try Arthur Biyarslanov's approach. Read full book review >
THE SEASON by Jonah Lisa Dyer
Released: July 12, 2016

"Ultimately, though a season undoubtedly presents conflicts for its participants, Megan's are unlikely to resonate with most modern readers. (Fiction. 14-18)"
College soccer defines 20-year-old Megan's life, until her mom forces her to participate in an exclusive debutante season. Read full book review >
THE SHADOW HOUR by Melissa Grey
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 12, 2016

"Ripe with sarcasm and complicated relationships, an action- and angst-packed installment reminiscent of Buffy and Neil Gaiman's Neverwhere. (Urban fantasy. 14 & up)"
Forces of light and darkness clash in this urban-fantasy sequel to The Girl at Midnight (2015). Read full book review >
THE CRIMSON SKEW by S.E. Grove
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: July 12, 2016

"A triumphant conclusion to a prodigious feat of storytelling. (Fantasy. 10 & up)"
The Mapmakers trilogy concludes with Sophia Tims still searching for her missing parents and, while she's at it, trying to prevent a cataclysmic war. Read full book review >
THE KILLER IN ME by Margot Harrison
Released: July 12, 2016

"An additional purchase even where killer thrillers are king. (Thriller. 14-18)"
Nina's not a killer, but she dreams of one every night. Read full book review >
SHINY BROKEN PIECES by Sona Charaipotra
Released: July 12, 2016

"An addicting thriller that will make anyone who loves ballet clamor for another installment. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Three girls compete for two coveted company spots in New York's prestigious American Ballet Company, and someone is willing to kill for them. Read full book review >
REBELLION by J.A. Souders
Released: July 12, 2016

"Invested readers may well feel terribly cheated; uninvested readers shouldn't bother. (Dystopian romance. 14-18)"
Back in Elysium, former Daughter of the People Evie and her Surface Dweller sweetie, Gavin, plot revolution. 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 >