THE STORY OF OWEN by E.K. Johnston
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 1, 2014

"It may '[take] a village to train a dragon slayer,' but it takes an exceptional dragon slayer to deserve a village—and a storyteller—like this one. (Fantasy. 12-18)"
In an alternate world where humans and dragons battle over fossil fuels, the tale of one slayer and his bard becomes a celebration of friendship, family, community and calling. Read full book review >
THE GOSPEL OF WINTER by Brendan Kiely
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 21, 2014

"Often bleak, eventually hopeful and beautifully told. (Historical fiction. 14 & up)"
In a lyrical and hard-hitting exploration of betrayal and healing, the son of a Connecticut socialite comes to terms with his abuse at the hands of a beloved priest. Read full book review >

INTO THE GREY by Celine Kiernan
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 1, 2014

"A gripping, highly original ghost story. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
Irish fantasist Kiernan (The Poison Throne, 2010, etc.) explores the dynamics of love and loss. Read full book review >
GLORY O'BRIEN'S HISTORY OF THE FUTURE by A.S. King
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"With any luck, Glory's notebook will inspire a new wave of activists. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
An indictment of our times with a soupçon of magical realism. Read full book review >
BEYOND MAGENTA by Susan Kuklin
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"Informative, revealing, powerful and necessary. (author's note, glossary, resource list) (Nonfiction. 12 & up)"
Kuklin (No Choirboy, 2008, etc.) brings her intimate, compassionate and respectful lens to the stories of six transgender young people. Read full book review >

SPINOZA by Devra Lehmann
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"Clarity, accessibility and spot-on relevance to issues facing modern society make this a must-read. (sources, notes, index) (Nonfiction. 13 & up)"
Part biography, part history, part exploration of Spinoza's philosophy: wholly engaging. Read full book review >
WE WERE LIARS by E. Lockhart
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 13, 2014

"Riveting, brutal and beautifully told. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
A devastating tale of greed and secrets springs from the summer that tore Cady's life apart. Read full book review >
HOW IT WENT DOWN by Kekla Magoon
Released: Oct. 21, 2014

"This sobering yet satisfying novel leaves readers to ponder the complex questions it raises. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
A racially charged shooting reveals the complicated relationships that surround a popular teen and the neighborhood that nurtured and challenged him. Read full book review >