Teen Book Reviews (page 5)

KALAHARI by Jessica Khoury
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"Cultural infelicities aside, a gripping adventure. (Thriller. 12-16)"
Sarah is forced to explore her own boundaries when left not just on her own, but wholly responsible for others. Read full book review >
VENDETTA by Catherine Doyle
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"While the romance sizzles, the mystery fizzles. (Romance/thriller. 14-18)"
Revenge and romance abound between warring families. Read full book review >

SALT & STONE by Victoria Scott
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"Mind-blowingly intense. (Science fiction. 12 & up)"
The second half of the race started in Fire & Flood (2014).Read full book review >
A WICKED THING by Rhiannon Thomas
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"Uninspiring. (Fantasy. 14-18)"
A loose "Sleeping Beauty" retelling emphasizes political intrigue. Read full book review >
LES MISÉRABLES by Victor Hugo
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"An epic muddle, all in all. (Graphic fiction. 10-13)"
In typically buoyant cartoons, Williams presents a précis of Hugo's epic. Read full book review >

STONE IN THE SKY by Cecil Castellucci
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"Thoroughly original outer-space scenario wrapped around clunky prose. (Science fiction. 13 & up)"
After years trapped on a space station, seething with fury, a girl gets the chance to broaden her horizons. Read full book review >
DREAMFIRE by Kit Alloway
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"A dark and exciting paranormal adventure that will keep patient genre fans up late. (Paranormal romance. 13-18)"
Joshlyn is expert at entering and resolving others' nightmares, but there's a new and forceful evil plaguing the Dream world that even she can't beat. Read full book review >
REMEMBER by Eileen Cook
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"A rehash of the memory-loss trope weighed down by too little action and an unengaging protagonist. (Science fiction. 14-18)"
After suffering a major loss, one girl utilizes her father's new memory-erasing technology to ease the pain only to spiral down a rabbit hole of shocking family secrets. Read full book review >
UNLEASHED by Sophie Jordan
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"Only for romance fans. (Dystopian romance. 14-18)"
Davy's escaped from the government camp of Uninvited (2014), but she's on the run and still far from safe.Read full book review >
THE CIPHER by John C.  Ford
Released: Feb. 19, 2015

"High-speed fun. (Thriller. 14-18)"
A dangerous breakthrough in cryptography leads to a high-stakes adventure for ne'er-do-well Robert "Smiles" Smylie Jr., whose father founded computing security giant Alyce Systems. Read full book review >
SILVERWOOD by Betsy Streeter
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 18, 2015

"Nevertheless, Streeter's world is interesting and has potential; here's hoping the writing will improve as the series continues. (Science fiction. 12 & up)"
A time-traveling, portal-jumping sci-fi with multiple narrative perspectives. Read full book review >
PINSTRIPE PRIDE by Marty Appel
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 17, 2015

"An enormous home run. (foreword, statistics, reading list, index) (Nonfiction. 9-16)"
The action-packed saga of the New York Yankees is recounted for young readers by an author who knows the team well. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Gabrielle Zevin
March 3, 2015

A. J. Fikry’s life is not at all what he expected it to be. He lives alone, his bookstore is experiencing the worst sales in its history, and now his prized possession, a rare collection of Poe poems, has been stolen. But when a mysterious package appears at the bookstore, its unexpected arrival gives Fikry the chance to make his life over—and see everything anew. “Zevin writes characters who grow and prosper,” our reviewer writes, “in a narrative that is sometimes sentimental, sometimes funny, sometimes true to life and always entertaining.” View video >