PRICE OF DUTY by Todd Strasser
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 17, 2018

"Taut, compact, and suspenseful, the novel raises important questions about war but disappointingly punts on the bigger issues. (Fiction. 12-17)"
Wounded in combat, Pfc. Jake Liddell returns home a hero; he has one week to decide what to do next. Read full book review >
THE LETTING GO by Deborah Markus
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 17, 2018

"Wonderfully eerie and disorienting. (author's note) (Fiction. 14-18)"
Emily Stone doesn't get close to anyone: Those she has loved have ended up dead. Read full book review >

LIKE NEVER AND ALWAYS by Ann Aguirre
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 17, 2018

"The book offers a compelling twist on the body-swap trope, but this still doesn't quite elevate an otherwise standard thriller. (Romantic thriller. 14-18)"
A teen swaps bodies with her best friend after a fatal car crash, but with a twist. Read full book review >
NYXIA UNLEASHED by Scott Reintgen
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 17, 2018

"A story with potential; perhaps the next installment will deliver more imagination. (Science fiction. 14-18)"
Emmett Atwater and his team journey to the planet Eden after a series of interstellar competitive trials that led to the deaths of some of their team members. Read full book review >
CAMPFIRE by Shawn Sarles
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 17, 2018

"Slasher film fans will want to gather round the fire; others should hike elsewhere. (Horror. 13-adult)"
When fictional murders become the blueprints for actual killings, where is the line between imagination and reality? Read full book review >

RAD GIRLS CAN by Kate Schatz
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 17, 2018

"Engaging and inspiring. (sources, index) (Collective biography. 10-16)"
Schatz and Stahl (Rad American Women A-Z, 2015, etc.) partner again to present young women and girls who have achieved great things. Read full book review >
LETTING GO OF GRAVITY by Meg Leder
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 17, 2018

"For readers who love and appreciate a good coming-of-age story, a realistic romance, and a novel where every character gets to be a hero. (Fiction. 14-adult)"
Parker McCullough has just graduated as valedictorian, but the moment is bittersweet. Read full book review >
BEHIND THESE HANDS by Linda Vigen Phillips
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 17, 2018

"Brings awareness with sensitivity and grace to a rare, always fatal disease. (author's note) (Fiction. 12-17)"
When devastating news hits, a 14-year-old piano prodigy questions her place in her family and the world in this novel in verse. Read full book review >
MY FAMILY DIVIDED by Diane Guerrero
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 17, 2018

"This is a timely reminder that none of us lives in a vacuum and that deportation affects more than just the deportee. (Memoir. 12-18)"
Guerrero tells her own story of growing up with undocumented immigrant parents and the devastating effect on her life when they were deported. Read full book review >
HULLMETAL GIRLS by Emily Skrutskie
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 17, 2018

"An engaging narrative with a complex cast that intersects race, sexual identity, religion, and class. (Science fiction. 12-17)"
As the last remnants of humanity search for a new home, two very different women become cybernetic weapons to protect the Fleet from rising rebellion. Read full book review >
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 >
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 >