SHAHANA by Rosanne Hawke
Released: June 1, 2016

"An informative and effective work of contemporary fiction. (Fiction. 13-18)"
A girl lives in Azad Kashmir with her younger brother following the deaths of the rest of her family due to border violence in this novel, part of the UNICEF-produced Through My Eyes series. Read full book review >
Released: June 1, 2016

"A (sadly) necessary, practical tool for young women who've survived sexual abuse and assault. (Nonfiction. 12 & up)"
A licensed professional counselor and a clinical psychologist designed this self-help guide for young women who've survived sexual trauma. Read full book review >

RELENTLESS by Tera Lynn Childs
Released: June 3, 2016

"Even the snogging doesn't generate much heat in this cliché-ridden climax. (Romantic thriller. 12-15)"
With occasional timeouts to lock lips, underdog villains heroically turn the tables on a villainous hero in this sequel and (likely) closer to Powerless (2015). Read full book review >
THE LEAVING by Tara Altebrando
Released: June 7, 2016

"A twisting and turning mystery that will grip readers even if it is at times a bit difficult to follow. (Thriller. 14-18)"
Five teens who were part of a group of six that vanished as kindergartners reappear as mysteriously as they went missing in this thriller. Read full book review >
BREAK ME LIKE A PROMISE by Tiffany  Schmidt
Released: June 7, 2016

"A passably successful story about a woman who needs to let go of her past to accept her future. (Thriller. 12-18)"
Magnolia Grace has to decide whom she's going to be loyal to in a time of intense transition—her family, her family's business, or herself. Read full book review >

HOW IT ENDS by Catherine Lo
Released: June 7, 2016

"A thoughtful depiction of teen friendship and the competing costs of concealing—and revealing—the truth. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Debut author Lo explores the life cycle of a friendship, with alternating narratives that reveal how all stories have two sides. Read full book review >
Released: June 7, 2016

"Funny but fluffy, this is an engaging diversion, if not a particularly memorable one. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Fifteen-year-old Jack schemes to win the help of a classmate who distrusts him in this first offering for teens from Scottish musician and author David. Read full book review >
THE LOOSE ENDS LIST by Carrie Firestone
Released: June 7, 2016

"A poignant and important story about compassion, love, and the decision to live life on your own terms—right up to the very last minute: all aboard. (Fiction. 14-18)"
A cancer diagnosis derails a teen's summer plans. Read full book review >
THE LONG GAME by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Released: June 7, 2016

"Aims to be Scandal for teens and mostly succeeds. (Thriller. 12-18)"
A girl uses her considerable talent to resolve her friends' problems in her elite high school until she finds herself in an uncontrollable situation in this sequel to The Fixer (2015). Read full book review >
WHAT HAPPENS NOW by Jennifer Castle
Released: June 7, 2016

"A sweet, sensitive romance distinguished by its respect for fandom. (Realistic romance. 12-18)"
Fantasy leads to a real romance a year after Ari sees a boy at the local lake. Read full book review >
THIS SAVAGE SONG by Victoria Schwab
Released: June 7, 2016

"Crackling with energy, just the ticket for an all-night read. (Futuristic fantasy/horror. 15 & up)"
Natural enemies find themselves reluctant allies in a war-torn, monstrous future. Read full book review >
Released: June 7, 2016

"Just the right touch of humor, mystery, drama, and romance should earn this a place on every teen bookshelf. (Fiction. 14-18)"
When the truth is a secret, even friends believe the fiction. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Emma Straub
May 30, 2016

In Emma Straub’s new novel Modern Lovers, friends and former college bandmates Elizabeth and Andrew and Zoe have watched one another marry, buy real estate, and start businesses and families, all while trying to hold on to the identities of their youth. But nothing ages them like having to suddenly pass the torch (of sexuality, independence, and the ineffable alchemy of cool) to their own offspring. Back in the band’s heyday, Elizabeth put on a snarl over her Midwestern smile, Andrew let his unwashed hair grow past his chin, and Zoe was the lesbian all the straight women wanted to sleep with. Now nearing fifty, they all live within shouting distance in the same neighborhood deep in gentrified Brooklyn, and the trappings of the adult world seem to have arrived with ease. But the summer that their children reach maturity (and start sleeping together), the fabric of the adult lives suddenly begins to unravel, and the secrets and revelations that are finally let loose—about themselves, and about the famous fourth band member who soared and fell without them—can never be reclaimed. “Straub’s characters are a quirky and interesting bunch, well aware of their own good fortune, and it’s a pleasure spending time with them in leafy Ditmas Park,” our reviewer writes in a starred review. View video >