Teen Book Reviews (page 4)

AT THE EDGE OF THE UNIVERSE by Shaun David Hutchinson
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"An earthy, existential coming-of-age gem. (Fantasy. 14 & up)"
If your boyfriend is erased from history, is it because the universe is shrinking, or have you totally lost your mind? Read full book review >
TO CATCH A KILLER by Sheryl Scarborough
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"Despite its interesting premise, this debut falls short of its potential. (Mystery. 14-18)"
Scarborough's debut mystery novel follows a teenager on a journey to find her mother's killer. Read full book review >

CRAZY MESSY BEAUTIFUL by Carrie  Arcos
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"This satisfying and unconventional love story explores the various meanings of the word. (Fiction. 13-18)"
Neruda Diaz carries around his legendary namesake's poems, but they haven't helped him find the love he desperately seeks. Read full book review >
WINTERSONG by S. Jae-Jones
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"Like fruit from the Goblin Market: luscious at first bite but ultimately overripe, cloying, and empty. (Fantasy. 14 & up)"
Germanic legends and the Persephone myth blend with the Labyrinth film to deliver a torrid fantasy romance. Read full book review >
DENTON LITTLE'S STILL NOT DEAD by Lance Rubin
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"A sequel that neatly wraps up this funny and original story. (Fiction. 14-18)"
This follow-up to 2015's Denton Little's Deathdate continues the comedic saga of a high school senior who lives in a world in which the government is able to divine at birth when each person will die. Read full book review >

NOWHERE NEAR YOU by Leah Thomas
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"Part mad science, part convincing portrayal of the volatile, resilient nature of friendship and grief—and that, as Ollie says, is not science fiction. (Science fiction. 14 & up)"
Two mutant boys search for answers about their increasingly erratic powers as they continue the correspondence begun in Because You'll Never Meet Me (2015). Read full book review >
ABOVE by Jason Chabot
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"Unusual and largely engaging. (Fantasy. 12-16)"
In this sequel to Below (2016), 16-year-old Elia longs to return to her home in the clouds, but she is stuck trying to survive in a harsh world where her dark skin and strange eyes mark her as an outsider. Read full book review >
THE LOST GIRL OF ASTOR STREET by Stephanie Morrill
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"A mostly well-crafted historical whodunit. (Historical mystery. 12-16)"
A debutante eschews convention to investigate the suspicious disappearance of her best friend. Read full book review >
HEART OF THE STORM by Michael Buckley
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"Despite some pacing hiccups, a series ender packed with action, scary enemies, and satisfying character arcs. (Fantasy. 13 & up)"
Half-human, half-Sirena white teenager Lyric faces the biggest threat to the world yet in this trilogy closer. Read full book review >
EMPRESS OF A THOUSAND SKIES by Rhoda Belleza
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"An exceptionally satisfying series opener. (Science fiction. 14-18)"
A galaxy perches on the edge of war when word goes out that the crown princess has been assassinated. Read full book review >
HARRY MILLER'S RUN by David Almond
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"A rich and resonant short story. (Illustrated fiction. 10 & up)"
Nearing the end of his life, a beloved old runner passes the torch to an eager young one. Read full book review >
DISRUPTOR by Arwen Elys Dayton
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"Just as plodding as the first two volumes. (Science fiction. 12-14)"
The Seeker trilogy concludes. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Kathleen Kent
author of THE DIME
February 20, 2017

Dallas, Texas is not for the faint of heart. Good thing for Betty Rhyzyk she's from a family of take-no-prisoners Brooklyn police detectives. But in Kathleen Kent’s new novel The Dime, her Big Apple wisdom will only get her so far when she relocates to The Big D, where Mexican drug cartels and cult leaders, deadbeat skells and society wives all battle for sunbaked turf. Betty is as tough as the best of them, but she's deeply shaken when her first investigation goes sideways. Battling a group of unruly subordinates, a persistent stalker, a formidable criminal organization, and an unsupportive girlfriend, the unbreakable Detective Betty Rhyzyk may be reaching her limit. “Violent, sexy, and completely absorbing,” our critic writes in a starred review. “Kent's detective is Sam Spade reincarnated—as a brilliant, modern woman.” View video >