CRAZY HOUSE by James Patterson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 22, 2017

"Yet another bland, half-baked dystopian exercise. (Dystopian adventure. 14-17)"
A teen girl goes looking for her missing twin sister. Read full book review >
JUAN PABLO AND THE BUTTERFLIES by JJ Flowers
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 18, 2017

"Flowers delivers an imperfect but touching contemporary novel that is sardonically relevant in its treatment of drug-trafficking, immigration, and human rights issues. (Fiction. 12-16)"
Fleeing drug traffickers in Mexico, Juan Pablo and his best friend, Rocio, are on the run and hope to seek refuge in the U.S. Read full book review >

GRACE AND THE FEVER by Zan Romanoff
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 16, 2017

"A thrilling romp through a fangirl fantasy in which everything crashes and burns and the heroine emerges stronger. (Fiction. 12-17)"
A fangirl finds herself entangled in the real lives of the boy band she loves. Read full book review >
MY FUTURE EX-GIRLFRIEND by Jake Gerhardt
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 16, 2017

"Covering well-worn material, from Sam's desperate need to fart at an inopportune, potentially romantic moment to the dreaded meeting of the girls' parents, the book is a light, amusing read. (Fiction. 10-14)"
The sequel to Me and Miranda Mullaly (2016) recounts eighth-graders Sam, Duke, and Chollie's largely unsuccessful but often amusing attempts to navigate the minefield that is middle school boy-girl relationships. Read full book review >
THE NAMES THEY GAVE US by Emery Lord
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 16, 2017

"A sweet story that trips on its own eagerness to tug at the heartstrings. (Fiction. 14-18)"
When Lucy learns that her mother's cancer has reoccurred, she reacts with anger that affects her relationship with her parents, her boyfriend, and God. Read full book review >

BE THE ONE by Byron Pitts
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 16, 2017

"Although the stories are heartbreaking, they also offer solace and hope to other youth who may be suffering through similar experiences. (Nonfiction. 12-16)"
"Where do you go, where do you hide, when the world hurts too much?" Read full book review >
SEEKER by Veronica Rossi
Released: May 16, 2017

"For readers who want a military twist to their apocalyptic adventure/romance. (Fantasy. 14-adult)"
Three apocalyptic horsemen and one former Seeker search for their fourth rider in this sequel. Read full book review >
THE CROWN'S FATE by Evelyn Skye
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 16, 2017

"Readers may well prefer the bittersweet, ambiguous ending of the first volume to this overly pat conclusion. (Fantasy. 12-18)"
The 1825 Decembrist rebellion is co-opted for the second half of a lavish, Tolstoy-tinged fantasy duology, the sequel to The Crown's Game (2016). Read full book review >
ROUGH PATCH by Nicole Markotic
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 16, 2017

"Bisexual teen protagonists are rare enough to give some value to a middling entry like this one, but it's best for completists who've already read better choices, such as Hannah Moskowitz's landmark Not Otherwise Specified (2015). (Fiction. 12-15)"
A closeted aspiring figure skater struggles with friends, family, and relationships. Read full book review >
THICK AS THIEVES by Megan Whalen Turner
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 16, 2017

"A series stand-alone that won't disappoint Turner aficionados. (Fantasy. 14-adult)"
A slave escapes across the wilderness and cities of the Mede empire with an enemy soldier. Read full book review >
HOW DARE THE SUN RISE by Sandra Uwiringiyimana
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 16, 2017

"This hard-hitting autobiography will have readers reeling as it shows one young woman's challenging path to healing. (Memoir. 13-adult)"
At the age of 10, author Uwiringiyimana went through horrors no one, let alone a child, should ever have to go through. Read full book review >
GRIT by Gillian French
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 16, 2017

"Gorgeously written and helmed by a protagonist with an indelibly fierce heart. (Fiction. 14-18)"
A girl with a reputation grapples with the secrets of last summer. 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 >