Teen Book Reviews (page 3)

SUMMER UNSCRIPTED by Jen Klein
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 13, 2017

"Another romance about a girl who needs a boy to find her way. (Fiction. 12-16)"
Teen love drama goes to summer stock. Read full book review >
THIEF'S CUNNING by Sarah Ahiers
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 13, 2017

"A well-realized fantasy with strong action and romance. (Fantasy. 14-adult)"
Allegra Saldana, from Assassin's Heart (2016), is full-grown and plunged into new dangers. Read full book review >

THE CIRCUS by Olivia Levez
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 13, 2017

"A beautiful and unforgettable story about a girl who learns she must lose who she thought she was before she can become who she's meant to be. (Fiction. 13-18)"
Part-Romanian, "dark as a gypsy" Willow Stephens has been raised by nannies and posh boarding schools. Read full book review >
WANT by Cindy Pon
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 13, 2017

"An exciting, socially conscious futuristic thriller. (Science fiction. 13-16)"
In a future Taiwan, street kid Jason Zhou disguises himself as one of the wealthy elite in order to take down a murdering CEO. Read full book review >
AN UNINTERRUPTED VIEW OF THE SKY by Melanie Crowder
Released: June 13, 2017

"A riveting, Dickensian tale set in 1990s Bolivia. (glossary, selected sources) (Historical fiction. 12-17)"
Francisco, a middle-class Bolivian high school senior, and his younger sister must move into a dangerous prison after their indigenous father is wrongfully arrested. Read full book review >

OUR DARK DUET  by Victoria Schwab
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 13, 2017

"Happily, the many ardent fans waiting for this volume probably won't mind its snags, they'll just delight in the feels. (Fantasy/horror. 14-adult)"
In a world where monstrous acts beget actual monsters, what is humanity? Read full book review >
GARBAGE NIGHT by Jen Lee
Kirkus Star
by Jen Lee, illustrated by Jen Lee
Released: June 13, 2017

"Grim, deeply affecting, and timely. (Graphic fantasy. 10-18)"
Three starving animals, a ragtag pack consisting of Simon (an abandoned dog), Cliff (a raccoon), and Reynard (a deer), ramble across a rusted-out, dilapidated world, scavenging to survive. Read full book review >
GRRRLS ON THE SIDE by Carrie Pack
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 8, 2017

"Like the riot-grrrl movement itself, unsubtle but full of heart. (Historical fiction. 14-17)"
A teenage outcast finds herself in the riot-grrrl scene. Read full book review >
CRACKS by Mike Klaassen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 8, 2017

"An immersive YA novel about teens attempting to survive increasingly extreme scenarios."
Klaassen (The Frog Prince, 2017, etc.) tells the story of a troubled teenager forced to survive after a natural disaster in this YA novel.Read full book review >
LIFE BEFORE by Michele Bacon
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 7, 2017

"A great concept obliterated by a lack of focus. (Thriller. 12-16)"
A teenage runaway makes the best of a bad situation. Read full book review >
WORDS IN DEEP BLUE by Cath Crowley
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 6, 2017

"This love story is an ode to words and life. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Rachel's best friend is the love of her life in this Australian import. Read full book review >
THE SANDCASTLE EMPIRE by Kayla Olson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 6, 2017

"Filled with interesting characters and difficult scenarios, this debut is designed to leave readers thinking. (Post-apocalyptic adventure. 14-18)"
Olson offers a vision of a bleak, uncertain future. 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 >