Young Adult Book Reviews (page 6)

STREET SONG by Sheena Wilkinson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2018

"Engaging and heartfelt, this will appeal to contemporary fiction readers. (Fiction. 14-adult)"
A disgraced teen pop singer who made his name on a televised talent show finds purpose playing in a new band in this Irish import. Read full book review >
SECRETS OF THE CASA ROSADA by Alex Temblador
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 31, 2018

"A suspenseful and fascinating glimpse into a Mexican-American world. (Fiction. 13-18)"
A magical story about a girl who awakens to her potential when her vagabond mother abandons her at her grandmother's home in Laredo, Texas. Read full book review >

NEVER QUIT by Jimmy Settle
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 30, 2018

"A remarkable, inspiring story of steadfast courage and irrepressible determination. (Nonfiction. 12-16)"
In this young reader's adaptation of his memoir, Settle (with Rearden: Never Quit: From Alaskan Wilderness Rescues to Afghanistan Firefights as an Elite Special Ops PJ, 2017) recounts the extraordinarily challenging process of becoming a pararescue jumper. Read full book review >
WHERE SHE FELL by Kaitlin Ward
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 30, 2018

"Melodramatic but definitively all over the place contentwise. (Science fiction. 12-14)"
A teenager battles social anxiety disorder and giant bugs in a subterranean world. Read full book review >
COME NOVEMBER by Katrin van Dam
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 30, 2018

"A strong portrait of family dynamics. (Fiction. 12-18)"
After Rooney's mom loses her job and dedicates herself to Departure prep, Rooney tries to keep her family afloat as she enters her senior year of high school. Read full book review >

ON BLOOD ROAD by Steve Watkins
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 30, 2018

"This war story follows a well-trodden road, offering something for aficionados of the genre but breaking little new ground. (author's note) (Historical fiction. 12-17)"
An American teen witnesses the atrocities of the Vietnam War firsthand when he is captured and marched along the Ho Chi Minh Trail. Read full book review >
YOU ARE THE EVERYTHING by Karen Rivers
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 30, 2018

"Well-written and emotionally resonant, this is an unusual and poignant story. (Fiction. 14-18)"
A teenage girl and the boy she has a crush on appear to be the only survivors of a plane crash and must figure how to cope with tragedy's aftermath. Read full book review >
THE BRILLIANT DEATH by Amy Rose Capetta
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 30, 2018

"A delicious and magical intrigue too tempting not to devour. (map) (Fantasy. 14-18)"
In the face of war and family destruction, a young strega fights to claim her power. Read full book review >
OTHEREARTH by Jason Segel
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 30, 2018

"A competent follow-up that points to a fascinating future episode. (Fiction. 12-16)"
Simon and Kat flee the Company's clutches. Read full book review >
THIS CRUEL DESIGN by Emily  Suvada
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 30, 2018

"Convoluted but breathlessly exciting. (Science fiction. 14-18)"
A new virus threatens humanity in the follow-up to This Mortal Coil (2017). Read full book review >
THE DARKEST STAR by Jennifer L. Armentrout
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 30, 2018

"That said, it's certainly heir to the Twilight tradition and will probably be a bestseller. Unfortunately. (Science fiction. 14-18)"
The first installment of a spinoff from Armentrout's bestselling Lux series. Read full book review >
JACK OF HEARTS (AND OTHER PARTS) by L.C. Rosen
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 30, 2018

"A sex-positive and thoughtful romp with humor and heart. (Fiction. 15-18)"
When a secret admirer becomes a stalker, how much will Jack give up to make it stop? 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 >