Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"A ripsnorting series opener; may the sequels arrive soon. (Fantasy. 13 & up)"
A kick-ass pirate heroine gets into and out of (mostly into) trouble in this invigorating fantasy. Read full book review >
THE WICKED AND THE JUST by J. Anderson Coats
Released: April 17, 2012

"Brilliant: a vision of history before the victors wrote it. (historical note) (Historical fiction. 12 & up)"
Two girls of very different degree are brought together unwillingly by the English conquest of Wales. Read full book review >

REACHED by Ally Condie
Released: Nov. 13, 2012

"With reveals seeming to arrive on almost every page, prepare to stay up all night. (author's note referencing poems and paintings) (Science fiction/romance. 13 & up)"
While staying true to the science fiction and romance at the core of Matched (2010) and Crossed (2011), the trilogy's breathless finale blossoms into a medical thriller too, adding breadth and resonance. Read full book review >
THE FITZOSBORNES AT WAR by Michelle Cooper
Released: Oct. 9, 2012

"Absorbing, compelling and unforgettable. (author's note) (Historical fiction. 12 & up)"
War has been declared, and the young, royal, exiled FitzOsbornes are immediately in the thick of things as Cooper's Montmaray Journals trilogy comes to its conclusion. Read full book review >
AFTER THE SNOW by S.D.  Crockett
Released: March 27, 2012

"A sentimental tale of hardships, resilience and first-time experiences that illustrates a universal truism: Hope springs eternal in the young. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Debut author Crockett's poetic first-person narrative depicts an adolescent's coming-of-age amid wartime havoc and an unforgiving, possibly post-apocalyptic winter. Read full book review >

Released: June 1, 2012

"Surprising, vivid and cohesive—the work of a pro. (Steampunk. 13 & up)"
A steampunk adventure in which an omniscient narrator delves into multiple heads and a quartet of friends take lurid risks to save their fifth counterpart. Read full book review >
Released: Feb. 7, 2012

"Rich with detail and emotion, a sophisticated read for teens and adults alike. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Set in rural Montana in the early 1990s, this lesbian coming-of-age story runs the gamut from heart-rending to triumphant, epic to mundane. Read full book review >
Released: May 1, 2012

"Tart, funny and fast-moving, with a touch of rueful realism and a lot of heart. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Lia Latimer is more than ready to take her future in her own hands when she wins £8 million in the lottery. She'll drop out of school, buy a flat, leave her annoying family behind. What could go wrong? Read full book review >