Teen Book Reviews (page 2)

MORE OF ME by Kathryn Evans
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 13, 2017

"A nifty premise that falls short of its potential. (Science fiction. 13-16)"
Each year, a new version of Teva grows inside her and forces her way out, leaving her discarded self to join their earlier versions; this Teva, 16, won't let that happen. Read full book review >
THE QUEST TO THE UNCHARTED LANDS by Jaleigh Johnson
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 13, 2017

"A full-throttle fanfare for those with a predilection for alchemy, adventure, and a little anarchy. (map, glossary) (Steampunk. 11-15)"
Well-behaved girls seldom make history…or save ill-fated airships from menacing saboteurs. Read full book review >

HELL AND HIGH WATER by Tanya Landman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 13, 2017

"So riveting that the pages seem to turn of their own accord. (Fiction. 13-adult)"
Murder and mystery abound in this engrossing and atmospheric tale set in 18th-century England. Read full book review >
BE TRUE TO ME by Adele Griffin
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 13, 2017

"A reminder, if one is still needed, that it doesn't pay to be the interloper in a community of rich, upper-crust-society snobs. (Historical fiction. 14-18)"
In 1976, handsome and charming Gil's arrival in an exclusive, white, summer-island community inflames two girls' rivalry with disastrous results. Read full book review >
THE LEAF READER by Emily Arsenault
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 13, 2017

"Arsenault's page-ripping whodunit not only will send readers running for their tea kettles, but packs the thrill of self-discovery and acceptance amid base adversity: a rich, rewarding teen debut. (Thriller. 14-18)"
A teenager's sixth sense opens up a world of intrigue. Read full book review >

SOLDIER BOY by Keely Hutton
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 13, 2017

"Unapologetically searing and catastrophically truthful, a reminder to readers that it demands much to meet harsh realities with impossible courage. (afterword) (Historical fiction. 13-18)"
Spanning the conflict-laden years of Uganda's recent history, this debut novel-meets-biography is based on the true story of a former enslaved child soldier who escaped and found his own salvation in providing sanctuary for children who suffered a similar fate. Read full book review >
THE NEXT TOGETHER by Lauren James
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 13, 2017

"An ambitious, promising premise ultimately disappoints but still marks James one to watch. (Science fiction/romance. 13-18)"
James takes a well-worn trope—lovers reincarnated across time—and gives it a spin. Read full book review >
BAD ROMANCE by Heather Demetrios
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 13, 2017

"A realistic, worthwhile look at dating violence and unhealthy relationships. (author's note, resources) (Fiction. 14-18)"
Grace, a high school junior, is the last one to see that the boy she fell in love with is no good for her. Read full book review >
SAINTS AND MISFITS by S.K. Ali
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 13, 2017

"This quiet read builds to a satisfying conclusion; readers will be glad to make space in their hearts—and bookshelves—for Janna Yusuf. (Fiction. 12-18)"
Janna Yusuf has two major problems: the boy who assaults her at her friend's party is well-respected in the local Muslim community, and now the boy from school she's been crushing on likes her back. Read full book review >
THE SUFFERING TREE by Elle Cosimano
Released: June 13, 2017

"A dark mixture of mystery, history, romance, and fantasy. (Paranormal romance. 14-adult)"
Blood and water prove equally strong for a troubled teen dealing with small-town secrets. Read full book review >
ROAR by Cora Carmack
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 13, 2017

"While leaving readers with many questions, Carmack creates enough suspense that they'll be scrambling for the sequel. (Fantasy. 14-18)"
Carmack introduces weather magic and a girl who will go to great lengths to reclaim her power in the first of the Stormheart series. Read full book review >
THE BONE QUEEN by Alison Croggon
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 13, 2017

"Magnificent yet intimate, dark yet tender. (Fantasy. 14-adult)"
Croggon takes readers back 50 years before the four original books in her Pellinor series for this prequel about a malevolent spirit breaking into the World. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Katey Sagal
author of GRACE NOTES
April 10, 2017

In her memoir Grace Notes, actress and singer/songwriter Katey Sagal takes you through the highs and lows of her life, from the tragic deaths of her parents to her long years in the Los Angeles rock scene, from being diagnosed with cancer at the age of twenty-eight to getting her big break on the fledgling FOX network as the wise-cracking Peggy Bundy on the beloved sitcom Married…with Children. Sparse and poetic, Grace Notes is an emotionally riveting tale of struggle and success, both professional and personal: Sagal’s path to sobriety; the stillbirth of her first daughter, Ruby; motherhood; the experience of having her third daughter at age 52 with the help of a surrogate; and her lifelong passion for music. “While this book is sure to please the author’s many fans, its thoughtful, no-regrets honesty will no doubt also appeal to readers of Hollywood memoirs seeking substance that goes beyond gossip and name-dropping,” our critic writes. “A candid, reflective memoir.” View video >