VASSA IN THE NIGHT by Sarah Porter
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"An enthralling, magic-tinged read about home, family, love, and belonging. (Urban fantasy. 14 & up)"
Brooklyn is an enchanted kingdom where most aspire to arrive—most of it, that is, the exception being Vassa's working-class neighborhood, where the white teen lives with her stepmother and stepsisters, struggling with the feeling that she does not belong. Read full book review >
LUCY AND LINH by Alice Pung
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"A bracing, enthralling gut-punch and an essential read for teens, teachers, and parents alike. (Fiction. 13 & up)"
A teen finds that attendance and acceptance at an elite school are wildly different experiences. Read full book review >

KEEP ME IN MIND by Jaime Reed
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 26, 2016

"Examining the power of memory and shifting the perceptions of teenage love, this novel delivers a powerful journey of self-discovery and rebirth. (Romance. 12-16)"
Ellia Renée Dawson cannot believe she is a junior in high school. Yesterday she was a freshman, because that's all she can remember. Read full book review >
PERFECT LIARS by Kimberly Reid
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 15, 2016

"Gripping, suspenseful, and refreshingly diverse. (Thriller. 12-17)"
Crime, intrigue, and deceit abound in this novel about a biracial teen embracing her criminal instincts in order to thwart a treacherous plot. Read full book review >
LAST SEEN LEAVING by Caleb Roehrig
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"Readers won't be able to put it down. (Thriller. 14-18)"
Can Flynn find his missing ex-girlfriend? Or is she worse than missing? Read full book review >

IF I WAS YOUR GIRL by Meredith Russo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 3, 2016

"Above all, this is a necessary, universal story about feeling different and enduring prejudices, and it's full of love, hope, engaging writing, and truth. (Fiction. 13 & up)"
After surviving a brutal attack, Amanda starts school in a new town. She plans to stay focused and get through senior year, but kind, attractive Grant causes a distraction that wouldn't be so bad if it weren't for her deepest secret. Read full book review >
SCYTHE by Neal Shusterman
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 29, 2016

"A thoughtful and thrilling story of life, death, and meaning. (Science fiction. 14 & up)"
Two teens train to be society-sanctioned killers in an otherwise immortal world. Read full book review >
BEAST by Brie Spangler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"A believable and beautiful human story. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Dylan is a white 15-year-old who's 6-foot-4 and covered in hair. His nickname is Beast, and the only reason he's not completely overwhelmed by rejection in high school is because of JP, his popular, rich, attractive childhood best friend. Read full book review >