THE WEIGHT OF A THOUSAND FEATHERS by Brian Conaghan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 26, 2019

"Uncompromising, unflinching, and unsentimental. (Fiction. 14-adult)"
A teen struggles with just how far he's willing to go for his terminally ill mother. Read full book review >
THE DYSASTERS by P.C. Cast
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 26, 2019

"A not-quite-hard sci-fi thrill for Avatar: The Last Airbender fans. (Science fiction. 14-18)"
Two 18-year-olds discover the elemental power that links them in this latest from the mother-daughter Cast duo (Lost, 2018, etc.). Read full book review >

WE SET THE DARK ON FIRE by Tehlor Kay Mejia
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 26, 2019

"Thrilling and timely. (Fantasy. 14-18)"
Power, truth, and lies intertwine dangerously in Mejia's debut novel about oppression and resistance with a cunning Latinx teenage heroine. Read full book review >
AN AFFAIR OF POISONS by Addie Thorley
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 26, 2019

"Based on true events, Thorley's debut is somewhat forgettable but shows promise nonetheless. (author's note, additional reading) (Historical fantasy. 14-18)"
A teenage alchemist and a disgraced royal bastard scheme their way through a magical reimagining of pre-Revolutionary Paris. Read full book review >
THE MUSIC OF WHAT HAPPENS by Bill Konigsberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 26, 2019

"A fresh addition to the menu of queer teenage love stories. (Fiction. 13-adult)"
Two Arizona teens run a food truck and fall in love with more than just cooking together. Read full book review >

THAT'S NOT WHAT I HEARD by Stephanie Kate Strohm
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 26, 2019

"For fans of Mean Girls and other high school comedies. (Fiction. 12-16)"
Chaos descends upon William Henry Harrison High when seniors Kim Landis-Lilley and Teddy Lin break up. Read full book review >
PRETEND SHE'S HERE by Luanne Rice
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 26, 2019

"An intriguing concept overtaken by thin characters and poor pacing. (Thriller. 12-15)"
Nearly a year after the death of her best friend, Lizzie, 15-year-old Emily is abducted by Lizzie's parents to fill the void in their lives. Read full book review >
MIKE by Andrew Norriss
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 26, 2019

"Covering considerable ground—literally and figuratively—this short, lucid novel leaves readers plenty to ponder, including its intriguing cover. (Fiction. 12-14)"
Tennis-whiz Floyd knows exactly what he'll be when he grows up; Mike, a new, mysterious acquaintance, has other ideas. Read full book review >
TELL ME EVERYTHING by Sarah Enni
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 26, 2019

"Probing what's on the other side of personal growth and risk-taking, this timely, engaging novel offers its own rewards. (Fiction. 12-18)"
A teen explores the trappings of anonymity through social media. Read full book review >
THE DECEIVER'S HEART by Jennifer A. Nielsen
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 26, 2019

"A serviceable sequel that establishes obstacles for the young lovers to overcome in the next installment but contributes little else. (Fantasy. 12-18)"
Afflicted by magic, a young woman is not quite herself…and is unsure of who she wants to become. Read full book review >
LAST OF HER NAME by Jessica Khoury
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 26, 2019

"If Princess Anastasia, youngest daughter of the last Russian czar, survived the family slaughter to have a love child with the Star Wars franchise, this is what you'd get. A hot mess. (Fiction. 12-16)"
The sole surviving member of the galaxy's imperial family comes out of hiding to fight for the future of the known world. Read full book review >
SORRY NOT SORRY by Jaime Reed
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 26, 2019

"At once poignant and laugh-out-loud funny, with stellar dialogue and a fast-paced narrative, this story reminds us of the beautiful but complicated nature of true friendships. (Fiction. 12-18)"
Former best friends are forced to revisit the past after a life-or-death medical crisis. 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 >