HEY, KIDDO by Jarrett J. Krosoczka
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 9, 2018

"Honest, important, and timely. (author's note, note on the art) (Graphic novel memoir. 14-adult)"
A childhood beset by generations of family addiction is revealed in this raw graphic-novel memoir from a well-known children's author and illustrator. Read full book review >
THE LADY'S GUIDE TO PETTICOATS AND PIRACY by Mackenzi Lee
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 2, 2018

"An empowering and energetic adventure that celebrates friendship between women. (author's note) (Historical fiction. 14-18)"
Felicity Montague fights to take up space in a world that demands she remain invisible. Read full book review >

BLACK WINGS BEATING by Alex London
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 25, 2018

"Readers will be swept away in this book's talons. (Fantasy. 13-adult)"
Falcons are the new dragons in this engrossing fantasy series opener. Read full book review >
WILDCARD by Marie Lu
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 18, 2018

"A fast, intense, phenomenal read. (Science fiction. 13-adult)"
The fate of free will hangs in the balance as Emika must choose a side in this sequel to Warcross (2017). Read full book review >
I AM STILL ALIVE by Kate Alice Marshall
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 24, 2018

"A taut, gripping page-turner with a strong female hero to root for. (Thriller. 12-17)"
Still battered from the car crash that took her mother's life, Jess is sent to live in the remote Canadian wilderness with Carl, the father she barely remembers—and then he's murdered. Read full book review >

I, CLAUDIA by Mary McCoy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2018

"A disturbing, suspenseful coming-of-age story about power, corruption, and the choices we make both for ourselves and the ones we love. (Thriller. 16-adult)"
The last thing Claudia McCarthy wanted was power—that is, until she had some. Read full book review >
BLANCA & ROJA by Anna-Marie McLemore
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 9, 2018

"McLemore's poignant retelling is a must-read for fans of fantasy and fairy tales. (author's note) (Fantasy. 13-18)"
Sisters Blanca and Roja attempt to escape their family curse in this mashup of "Snow-White and Rose-Red" and Swan Lake. Read full book review >
THIS BOOK BETRAYS MY BROTHER by Kagiso Lesego Molope
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 15, 2018

"This poignant novel presents us with a girl on the cusp of womanhood desperately trying to navigate the dissonant sociocultural imperatives placed on men and women in her society. (Fiction. 13-adult) "
A story of one girl's attempts to understand and abide by the unspoken rules of familial loyalty in a post-apartheid South African town. Read full book review >