BEAST by Lisa Jensen
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 10, 2018

"For readers who love reimagined fairy tales and strong female characters. (Fiction. 13-adult)"
A fresh retelling of "Beauty and the Beast" with an interesting and meaningful plot twist. Read full book review >
FAWKES by Nadine Brandes
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 10, 2018

"Despite its allegorical promise and imaginative recasting, Fawkes' execution leaves plenty to be desired. (author's note, discussion questions) (Historical fantasy. 14-18)"
The infamous Gunpowder Plot of 1605 is reworked with a fantasy twist. Read full book review >

THE YEAR OF LIVING AWKWARDLY by Emma Chastain
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 10, 2018

"Filled with the whining and pining of a sophomore girl's diary and sadly lacking in substance. (Fiction. 12-15)"
Chloe Snow's freshman year was characterized by highs and lows, and her sophomore year is shaping up to offer much of the same. Read full book review >
BRIGHT WE BURN by Kiersten White
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 10, 2018

"An intense, engrossing read that never loses sight of its passionate characters' humanity, especially when they're at their worst. (map, dramatis personae, glossary, author's note) (Historical fiction. 15-adult)"
In 1454, conflict between the once-inseparable Lada, Radu, and Mehmed comes to its inevitable bloody fruition. Read full book review >
NOTES FROM MY CAPTIVITY by Kathy Parks
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 10, 2018

"Haunting. Mesmerizing. Completely unforgettable. (Fiction. 13-adult)"
In 1987, Muscovites Grigor and Nika Osinov vanished amid whispers of sorcery. Read full book review >

LEGACY by Jessica Blank
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 10, 2018

"A tepid book with goals as lofty as a Douglas fir. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Can a group of young adults make a difference when it comes to protecting an area from environmental disaster? Read full book review >
THE UNFORTUNATES by Kim Liggett
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 10, 2018

"A gruesome, superficial subterranean tale of redemption. (Thriller. 12-18)"
Who is Grant Franklin Tavish V? "A murderer." Read full book review >
THE UNDERCURRENT by Paula Weston
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 10, 2018

"A good idea undercut by the author's choices. (Science fiction/dystopian. 16-adult)"
In near-future Australia, a girl with unusual powers is caught up in a battle for the soul of her country. Read full book review >
THE TRAITOR'S RUIN by Erin  Beaty
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 10, 2018

"Plentiful action scenes, unflinching but never gratuitous violence, and a smoldering yet still-chaste romance should keep readers' appetites whetted for the third installment. (Fantasy. 14-18)"
Politics and peril unfurl slowly in this old-fashioned sequel. Read full book review >
SPILL ZONE: THE BROKEN VOW by Scott Westerfeld
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 10, 2018

"The richly satisfying conclusion won't keep readers from demanding a third volume. (Graphic novel. 12-adult)"
Addie has finally made her big score: Does that mean she and her little sister can escape the Spill Zone? Read full book review >
LATCHKEY by Nicole Kornher-Stace
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 10, 2018

"Excruciating, cathartic, and triumphant. (Science fiction/horror. 12-adult)"
Near-future science-fiction crimes bleed into dystopian horror centuries later in a wildly imaginative genre-hybrid sequel to Archivist Wasp (2015). Read full book review >
HOCUS POCUS AND THE ALL-NEW SEQUEL by A.W. Jantha
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 10, 2018

"A bit of envelope-pushing freshens up the formula. (Fantasy. 10-15)"
In honor of its 25th anniversary, a Disney Halloween horror/comedy film gets a sequel to go with its original novelization. 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 >