THE SUMMER PRINCE by Alaya Dawn Johnson
Released: March 1, 2013

"Luminous. (Science fiction. 14-18)"
An art project, a rebellion and a sacrifice make up this nuanced, original cyberpunk adventure. Read full book review >
LITTLE RED LIES by Julie Johnston
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"Filled with bumbling characters who achingly love each other, this coming-of-age tale rises above a crowded field to take readers on a moving journey of discovery. (Historical fiction. 12 & up)"
Rachel, after donning an inappropriately bright lipstick called "Little Red Lies," welcomes her beloved elder brother, James, back from World War II. Read full book review >

VORTEX by S.J. Kincaid
Released: July 1, 2013

"A surprisingly and satisfyingly rich middle volume in a trilogy that exceeds popcorn expectations. (Science fiction. 13-16)"
Kincaid's sequel to Insignia (2012) moves beyond derivative fun to real depth. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 22, 2013

"This is no fairy-tale romance, but a compulsively readable portrait of two imperfect teens learning to trust each other and themselves. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
"Everybody's so full of shit," declares the epigraph of this heart-pounding and heartbreaking novel, setting the tone of the narrative: cynical, disappointed and slyly funny. Read full book review >
DARK TRIUMPH by Robin LaFevers
Released: April 2, 2013

"An intricate, masterful page-turner about politics, treachery, religion, love and healing. (map, list of characters, author's note) (Historical fantasy. 14 & up)"
An assassin with a will of steel fights her way through deadly palace deceptions, sickening sexual servitude and baffling assignments from her convent, becoming a major player in Brittany's 15th-century resistance of French occupation. Read full book review >

MARCH by John Lewis
Released: Aug. 13, 2013

"A powerful tale of courage and principle igniting sweeping social change, told by a strong-minded, uniquely qualified eyewitness. (Graphic memoir. 11-15)"
Eisner winner Powell's dramatic black-and-white graphic art ratchets up the intensity in this autobiographical opener by a major figure in the civil rights movement. Read full book review >
THRICE TOLD TALES by Catherine Lewis
Released: Aug. 27, 2013

"A sparkling celebration of the craft of writing that easily rises to the level of belles lettres itself. (Nonfiction. 12 & up)"
From allegory to verisimilitude, the three blind mice demonstrate a wealth of literary terms. Read full book review >
CHAMPION by Marie Lu
Released: Nov. 5, 2013

"Ever respectful of the capacity of its readers, this series offers a satisfying conclusion of potential rather than a neatly wrapped denouement. (Science fiction. 13-16)"
This exhilarating finale to the dystopian Legend trilogy delivers on the promises of the genre without ever being predictable about details. Read full book review >