Young Adult Book Reviews (page 3)

THE SPEAKER  by Traci Chee
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"Filled with even more magic and intrigue than its predecessor, this is a gripping follow-up that will leave readers speculating and wanting more. (Fantasy. 14-adult)"
The adventure continues in Chee's second installment of the Sea of Ink and Gold series. Read full book review >
KAT AND MEG CONQUER THE WORLD by Anna  Priemaza
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"A heartwarming, realistically drawn story of friendship for fans of Rainbow Rowell's Fangirl. (Fiction. 13-18)"
Two girls form an unlikely friendship due to their love of a popular MMORPG. Read full book review >

VICTORIA by Catherine Reef
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"A biography fit for a queen. (index) (Biography. 12-18)"
One of history's most influential rulers became queen just out of girlhood and led her country during a time of great change. Read full book review >
MAYA LIN by Susan Goldman Rubin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"An engaging, admiring, and insightful portrait of an uncompromising, civic-minded, visionary artist. (bibliography, source notes, index) (Biography. 12-15)"
One of the world's most celebrated creators of civic architecture is profiled in this accessible, engaging biography. Read full book review >
FOLLOW ME by Sara Shepard
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"Skip. (Mystery. 14-16)"
The teenage detectives from The Amateurs (2016) return, sent on a chase by their adversary. Read full book review >

HERE WE ARE NOW by Jasmine Warga
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"A well-executed family drama of the power of romantic and parental love, secrets, regrets, and new beginnings. (Fiction. 13-18)"
Sixteen-year-old Taliah Abdallat has fantasized about the father she's never met appearing at her doorstep, but she's undone when he finally shows up unannounced. Read full book review >
THE TEMPTATION OF ADAM by Dave  Connis
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"Readers looking for addiction fiction would be better served elsewhere. (Fiction. 14-18)"
A coming-of-age story told through the lenses of pornography addiction, music, and romance. Read full book review >
INTO THE BLACK  by Ava Jae
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"Distracting alien language and languid first act aside, an improvement on the first outing. (Science fiction. 13-17)"
The revelation of Eros' parentage in Beyond the Red (2016) leads to political intrigues and a change in his relationship with Kora. Read full book review >
VEILED EXISTENCE  by Barbara Pietron
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"Fast-paced and plot-focused. (Paranormal suspense. 12-adult)"
After Thunderstone (2013), Jeni and Ice find themselves up against hostile supernatural forces again, this time from Celtic legend. Read full book review >
ALONE by Cyn Balog
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"A bloody, wonderfully creepy scare ride. (Horror. 12-adult)"
A thriller in a decrepit, isolated mansion—and in the double-occupancy mind of a teen girl. Read full book review >
I LIKE YOU LIKE THIS by Heather  Cumiskey
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"Overall, a tubular story for readers looking for their next great melodramatic love story. (Historical fiction. 13-17)"
In 1984, one bad trip will completely change the course of Hannah Zandana's teenage life. Read full book review >
THE OCEAN IN MY EARS by Meagan  Macvie
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"An unforgettable journey to adulthood. (Historical fiction. 15-adult)"
Merideth "Meri" Miller's future is a black hole, but the summer before senior year stretches before her, and her life is changing faster than she can keep up. 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 >