Young Adult Book Reviews (page 8)

FROM THE EARTH TO THE SHADOWS by Amanda Hocking
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 24, 2018

"Fans of this fictional world will enjoy seeing more of it—and appreciate that the story's conclusion leaves the door open for more adventures. (glossary) (Fantasy. 13-adult) "
Malin and her allies must stop underworld goddess Ereshkigal's plan to release the dead on Earth in this sequel to Between the Blade and the Heart (2018). Read full book review >
ASH PRINCESS by Laura Sebastian
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 24, 2018

"'Cinderella' but with genocide and rebel plots. (Fantasy. 14-17)"
The daughter of a murdered queen plots to take back what is hers. Read full book review >

PRISONER 155 by Agustín Comotto
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 24, 2018

"A gripping, albeit ambitious, account of a recondite dissident. (map, postscript, biographical sketches, sources) (Graphic biography. 16-adult)"
A graphic account of the life of Simón Radowitzky, a little-known Ukrainian-Argentine radical. Read full book review >
THE WEEKEND BUCKET LIST by Mia Kerick
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 19, 2018

"A story about platonic love that doesn't quite satisfy. (Fiction. 13-17)"
Best friends Cady (a girl) and Cooper (a boy) have a list of activities to complete the weekend before graduation, but it doesn't include forming a lifelong friendship with a stranger. Read full book review >
YOUR ROBOT DOG WILL DIE by Arin Greenwood
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 17, 2018

"A provocative reflection on humanity's increasingly damaging effects on the natural world. (Dystopian. 14-18)"
In a near-future world of drought and rising seas, a young dog lover learns to question what it means to be humane. Read full book review >

WILDER COUNTRY by Mark Smith
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 17, 2018

"A strong addition to the genre. (Dystopian. 13-adult)"
The few hardy survivors left in post-plague, apocalyptic Australia struggle on in this sequel to The Road to Winter (2017). Read full book review >
LOVE & WAR by Melissa de la Cruz
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 17, 2018

"The popularity of the first in this series means a ready audience for this lively volume. (Historical fiction. 12-adult)"
As the American Revolution comes to an end, Alexander Hamilton and his bride, Eliza, forge a new life in their fledgling country. Read full book review >
BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU JOUST FOR by Ryan  Hauge
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 17, 2018

"An addictive adventure with a familiar framework."
In this YA medieval fantasy, a noble family enjoys peacetime pursuits until history comes knocking. Read full book review >
THE FALL OF GRACE by Amy Fellner Dominy
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 10, 2018

"An uneven novel of suspense and romance with a wilderness-survival flair. (Fiction. 14-18)"
A teen struggles to explain her investment-manager mother's actions after her mom is accused of fraud. Read full book review >
RELATIVE STRANGERS by Paula Garner
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 10, 2018

"Despite flaws, Jules' hard-won insights into what families can give us and what we must find and create on our own make for a moving read. (Fiction. 14-18)"
A teen's discovery that she spent 19 months in foster care as an infant sends her searching for answers. Read full book review >
LIZZIE by Dawn Ius
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 10, 2018

"Startling, visceral, and heartbreaking. (author's note) (Fiction. 15-adult)"
The story of Lizzie Borden, creatively reimagined and set in the 21st century. Read full book review >
THE SUMMER OF BROKEN THINGS by Margaret Peterson Haddix
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 10, 2018

"The trip to Spain you wouldn't wish on anyone, except in the form of this terrific book. (Fiction. 13-18)"
For two American teens, a summer trip to Europe turns out to be far more complicated than they ever expected. 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 >