The Adventures of Piratess Tilly Easter Island by Elizabeth Lorayne
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"An eye-pleasing picture book that offers a winning mix of adventure, science, and poetry, with a strong heroine who invites readers to view the world as a place of natural wonder."
In this second installment of an ecologically based adventure series for children, a young naturalist and ship's captain sails to a remote island and discovers a threat to the local wildlife. Read full book review >
Black Lick Creek and the City of Broken People by John McHenry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 8, 2016

"An enticing story that derives energy from its unflinching point of view."
A girl and two boys yearn for revenge against those who've hurt them in McHenry's (Derby, 2009) dark coming-of-age drama. Read full book review >

Twelve Feet Down by John Penteros
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 24, 2016

"An infectious coming-of-age story about a self-effacing but gifted young man trying to discover his place in the world."
A debut YA novel chronicles a teenager's crusade to construct a refuge. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN

"Pack's teen curators grow a bit wiser, and more lovable, in this latest volume."
In the latest volume of Pack's (Becoming Johanna, 2016, etc.) YA fantasy series, curators Johanna and Jackson try to stave off a Terrorian invasion of the interdimensional library system.

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Leftover Girl by C.C. Bolick
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 3, 2016

"A young heroine copes with bizarre dreams in a surprisingly fresh paranormal romance."
This debut YA novel, the first installment in a series, follows an adopted teenager who moves to Alabama. Read full book review >

GOODBYE DAYS by Jeff Zentner
Released: March 7, 2017

"A fine cautionary tale and journey toward wisdom, poignant and realistic. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Seventeen-year-old Carver Briggs feels responsible for the deaths of his best friends and must deal with his own life, now forever altered. Read full book review >
Lost Girls by Merrie Destefano
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 3, 2017

"A concise, bold crime tale that, even in its darkest moments, shines with brilliance."
In this thriller, a missing teen reappears with amnesia and uncovers a host of parlous secrets buried in her gradually returning memory. Read full book review >
#FAMOUS by Jilly Gagnon
Released: Feb. 14, 2017

"A missed opportunity. (Fiction. 12-16)"
A viral photo throws two teenagers' lives into chaos. Read full book review >
HUNTED by Meagan Spooner
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 14, 2017

"An elegant, classic, and vivid fairy tale. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
A rich, Russian-influenced retelling of "Beauty and the Beast." Read full book review >
THE LOST GIRL OF ASTOR STREET by Stephanie Morrill
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"A mostly well-crafted historical whodunit. (Historical mystery. 12-16)"
A debutante eschews convention to investigate the suspicious disappearance of her best friend. Read full book review >
THE WHITE ROAD OF THE MOON by Rachel Neumeier
Released: March 14, 2017

"A richly rewarding stand-alone story evoking far more color than its titular tint might suggest.(Fantasy. 14 & up)"
Meridy Turiyn's black eyes and dark skin tell every small, fair-skinned mind in Tikiy-by-the-Water what they need to know—she's inherited the eyes of a witch from her late mother and dark complexion from an unnamed Southern father. In short: outcast. Read full book review >
WHENEVER I'M WITH YOU by Lydia Sharp
Released: Jan. 3, 2017

"A hopeful premise damaged by an improbable plot and unlikely characters. (Fiction. 12-16)"
When SoCal native Gabi moves to Alaska, she expects to always be a fish out of water, but in just a short time, she learns to call the frozen tundra home. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Kendare Blake
November 16, 2016

Bestseller Kendare Blake’s latest novel, Three Dark Crowns, a dark and inventive fantasy about three sisters who must fight to the death to become queen. In every generation on the island of Fennbirn, a set of triplets is born: three queens, all equal heirs to the crown and each possessor of a coveted magic. Mirabella is a fierce elemental, able to spark hungry flames or vicious storms at the snap of her fingers. Katharine is a poisoner, one who can ingest the deadliest poisons without so much as a stomachache. Arsinoe, a naturalist, is said to have the ability to bloom the reddest rose and control the fiercest of lions. But becoming the Queen Crowned isn’t solely a matter of royal birth. Each sister has to fight for it. The last queen standing gets the crown. “Gorgeous and bloody, tender and violent, elegant, precise, and passionate; above all, completely addicting,” our reviewer writes in a starred review. View video >