THE BROKEN LANDS by Kate Milford
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"Readers will be captivated. (Steampunk. 12 & up)"
Two teens race against time to thwart the forces of evil in this prequel to The Boneshaker (2010). Read full book review >
A BREATH OF EYRE by Eve Marie Mont
Released: April 1, 2012

"A smart and rewarding ode to literature. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
This richly satisfying tale of first and last love transcends its genre—not another breathless, fan-fiction take on a literary classic but an intertextual love letter. Read full book review >

Released: July 10, 2012

"Who knew the biography of a germ could be so fascinating? (acknowledgments, picture credits, index [not seen]) (Nonfiction. 9-14)"
Murphy and Blank chronicle the story of the tuberculosis microorganism, the greatest serial killer of all time. Read full book review >
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"A stirring and thought-provoking account of an unsung figure in 20th-century American history. (author's notes, source notes, bibliography, index) (Fictional biography. 12-18)"
Lewis Michaux provided a venue for his fellow African-Americans to have access to their own history and philosophy at a time when the very idea was revolutionary. Read full book review >
A CONFUSION OF PRINCES by Garth Nix
Released: May 15, 2012

"Space battles! Political intrigue! Engineered warriors! Techno-wizardry! Assassins! Pirates! Rebels! Duels! Secrets, lies, sex and True Love! What more can anybody ask for? (Science fiction. 14 & up)"
Exuberant and insightful, this science-fiction bildungsroman grapples with the essential question: "Who am I?" Read full book review >

Released: Aug. 21, 2012

"Intense, keenly insightful, nuanced and affecting. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
At the heart of Oates' riveting and poignant story of three teenage girls in crisis is the notion that a "secret can be too toxic to expose to a friend." Read full book review >
PANDEMONIUM by Lauren Oliver
Released: March 6, 2012

"From the grief-stricken shell of her former self to a nascent refugee and finally to a full-fledged resistance fighter, Lena's strength and the complexity of her internal struggles will keep readers up at night. (Dystopian romance. 14 & up)"
It's been six months since readers first met 17-year-old Lena Haloway, desperately in love in a world that considers such feelings an infection to be permanently and irrevocably "cured." Read full book review >
SUCH WICKED INTENT by Kenneth Oppel
Released: Aug. 21, 2012

"A standout sequel and engrossing ghost story. (Horror. 14 & up)"
He failed to save his twin brother through alchemy, but young Victor Frankenstein eagerly delves back into the sinister sciences in this sequel to 2011's This Dark Endeavor. Read full book review >