Young Adult Book Reviews (page 7)

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 >
THIS IS KIND OF AN EPIC LOVE STORY by Kheryn Callender
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 30, 2018

"A delightful testimony to the enduring power of love. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Love and second chances are the themes of this engrossing young adult novel. Read full book review >
FINDING BABA YAGA by Jane Yolen
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 30, 2018

"Yolen's wordplay is sharp, engaging, and evocative; even folklore-illiterate readers will be enchanted by this slim volume. (Verse novel. 12-18)"
Blending Russian folklore with a contemporary American teen's narration of her departure from an abusive family situation, Yolen's (Monster Academy, 2018, etc.) entry into the Baba Yaga canon packs an emotional punch. Read full book review >
SALT by Hannah Moskowitz
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 30, 2018

"Measured, mesmerizing, masterful. (Magical realism. 14-17)"
A teen boy tries to balance caring for his family, making a life for himself, and saving the world in Moskowitz's (Gena/Finn, 2016, etc.) thoughtful seafaring adventure. Read full book review >
WATCH YOU BURN by Amanda  Searcy
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 23, 2018

"Often heady and helmed by a complicated protagonist but frustratingly lacking in mystery. (Fiction. 14-18)"
A girl with a penchant for starting fires is sent to live with her estranged father, but she can't break her dangerous habit—and now someone's watching her. Read full book review >
THAT NIGHT by Amy  Giles
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 23, 2018

"Thoughtful and thought-provoking. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Two teens who survived a mass shooting find love as they try to pick up the pieces of their lives in the wake of loss and tragedy. Read full book review >
JUST WRECK IT ALL by N. Griffin
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 23, 2018

"A much-needed story about a fat girl that does not equate weight loss with salvation. (Fiction. 12-17)"
High school junior Bett was an athlete and a daredevil. 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 >