Teen Book Reviews (page 4)

SKYSCRAPING by Cordelia Jensen
Released: June 2, 2015

"Compelling snapshots of contemporary family drama and the AIDS epidemic as captured through a teen's eyes. (Historical fiction/verse. 14 & up)"
A teenage girl grapples with her family's growing pains. Read full book review >
Released: June 2, 2015

"Original and intriguing; a powerful debut. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Budding actor Rebecca Rivers knows who she is and where she's going; she's also shadowed by an old, unearned middle school reputation that refuses to die. Read full book review >

SURVIVING SANTIAGO by Lyn Miller-Lachmann
Released: June 2, 2015

"A riveting story of love and acceptance amid a tumultuous political landscape. (author's note) (Historical fiction. 14 & up)"
Tina, 16, travels from Madison, Wisconsin, to Santiago, Chile, to spend her summer visiting her father, whom she hasn't seen in three years. Read full book review >
Released: June 2, 2015

"A beach read with depth that will keep readers engaged. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Beautiful and gifted with a lovely voice, Elyse was on the verge of launching a successful singing career in Tobago with her twin sister, Natalie, until an accident ended her dreams and career forever. Read full book review >
Released: June 2, 2015

"A witty, unusual take on friendship and parlaying weakness into power. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Opposites attract—and repel—in Thomas' epistolary debut novel. Read full book review >

BLACKOUT by Peter Jay Black
Released: June 2, 2015

"An entertaining-enough sequel for fans happy to stay in one emotional place. (Adventure. 9-13)"
Fighting enemies who wield guns is tough enough, but confronting a boy who could be either friend or foe is even more challenging. Read full book review >
NEARLY FOUND by Elle Cosimano
Released: June 2, 2015

"A sequel every bit as nail-biting as its predecessor. (Mystery. 14-18)"
A mysterious killer once again targets Nearly "Leigh" Boswell for science-themed murders and harassment. Read full book review >
THE DEVIL YOU KNOW by Trish Doller
Released: June 2, 2015

"It may be occasionally implausible, but the great pacing makes this a suspenseful romantic thriller. (Thriller. 13-18)"
Arcadia joins a weekend road trip with two handsome cousins she's just met. But one or both may be hiding a troubling secret. Read full book review >
WAKANABI BLUES by Melissa Tantaquidgeon Zobel
Released: June 2, 2015

"Too many ideas and not enough focus unfortunately diminish what could have been a unique and much-needed novel exploring the lives of contemporary Native American teens. (author's note) (Mystery. 13-17)"
Mona Lisa LaPierre's academic parents are off to Russia for research, leaving the teen behind in a cabin deep in the woods of New England with her crotchety Mohegan Indian grandfather, whom she barely knows. Read full book review >
SWEET by Emmy Laybourne
Released: June 2, 2015

"A glitzy bloodbath with the most ironic title ever. (Horror. 13 & up)"
Celebrities, romance, and carnage on the high seas. Read full book review >
JOYRIDE by Anna Banks
Released: June 2, 2015

"Both a heart-stopper and heart-tugger. (Fiction. 12-18)"
Two teens form an unlikely bond across a racial and cultural divide. Read full book review >
DEADLY DESIGN by Debra Dockter
Released: June 2, 2015

"This engaging blend of science fiction and survival may well pique many interests. (Thriller. 14-18)"
When perfectionist, genetically modified teens start dying, surely slacker Kyle can't be next. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Jude Deveraux
June 30, 2015

New York Times bestselling author Jude Deveraux's eagerly awaited Ever After, the third novel in her blockbuster Nantucket Brides trilogy, continues the saga of the Montgomery-Taggerts, set on an island steeped in beauty and unforgettable romance. Life is anything but perfect for Hallie Hartley, a young physical therapist who has given up nearly everything—even her love life—for her beautiful blonde stepsister, Shelly. Though Shelly's acting career has never taken off, she has certainly perfected the crocodile tears to get what she wants—which all too often means Hallie's boyfriends. When Hallie arrives home early from work one fateful day, she makes two startling discoveries that will turn her life upside down. "This sexy, lighthearted romp brings the series to a satisfying close," our reviewer writes. View video >