Teen Book Reviews (page 4)

MINDWALKER by A.J. Steiger
Released: June 9, 2015

"An intriguing read that sets genre fans up neatly for its sequel. (Dystopian romance. 12-18)"
A girl living in a dystopic future United States divided into castes has the ability to enter other people's brains and erase selected memories. Read full book review >
THE SACRED LIES OF MINNOW BLY by Stephanie Oakes
Released: June 9, 2015

"Dark and not just a little sensational but hugely involving nevertheless. (Fiction. 12-18)"
A girl who has just escaped a destructive cult after her hands were cut off lives in juvenile detention, found guilty of assault, a crime she indeed did commit. Read full book review >

THOSE GIRLS by Lauren Saft
Released: June 9, 2015

"Saft's debut develops admirably complex characters but then fails to deliver a plot worthy of them. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Three best friends alternate narration of their junior year of high school as they explore sex, romance, and independence. Read full book review >
FINDING AUDREY by Sophie Kinsella
Released: June 9, 2015

"An outstanding tragicomedy that gently explores mental illness, the lasting effects of bullying, and the power of friends and loving family to help in the healing. (Fiction. 12-18)"
Audrey, 14, is on a long, slow upswing from disabling anxiety disorders that resulted from the vicious abuse of bullies at school. Read full book review >
THE ASTROLOGER'S DAUGHTER by Rebecca Lim
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: June 9, 2015

"Teen and adult readers who like their mysteries gritty and literary, with a touch of magic: seek this one out. (Mystery. 15 & up)"
A fiercely realized teen uses astrological skills to solve a heartbreaking mystery. Read full book review >

UNTAMED by Anita Silvey
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 9, 2015

"A serviceable biography. (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
Jane Goodall, whose pioneering observations of chimpanzees in the wild changed scientific thinking about the differences between humans and apes, found a broader mission in conservation and education. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 9, 2015

"Readers looking for a clear picture of 'modern history's best-known evil ruler and murderer' or the course of World War II in general would be far better off skipping this knockoff for some of the well-chosen titles recommended at the end. (maps, index) (Nonfiction. 11-14)"
O'Reilly reconstitutes his Killing Patton (2014) for younger audiences with a grabbier title, lightly massaged extracts from the original, and additional period photographs.Read full book review >
THE STARS NEVER RISE by Rachel Vincent
Released: June 9, 2015

"Vincent's a pro: large parts of this are un-put-down-able. (Paranormal suspense. 12-18)"
A girl learns that she has the ability to fight the demons that threaten the world in this series opener. Read full book review >
SECRET OF THE SEVENS by Lynn Lindquist
Released: June 8, 2015

"A satisfying read for secret-society fanatics and romantics alike. (Mystery. 12-18)"
It's been 18 years since the infamous Singer School murders, and once again, mysterious and sinister goings-on threaten to destroy the boarding school for kids from troubled homes. Read full book review >
WHERE YOU END by Anna Pellicioli
Released: June 8, 2015

"Intriguing but frustratingly uneven. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Reeling from heartbreak on a school field trip, Miriam deliberately pushes a valuable sculpture to the ground, and another girl sees her do it. Read full book review >
SKYSCRAPING by Cordelia Jensen
FICTION & LITERATURE
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 >
LIKE IT NEVER HAPPENED by Emily Adrian
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 >
Kirkus Interview
Jude Deveraux
author of EVER AFTER
July 1, 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 >