S.T.A.G.S.

Title: S.T.A.G.S. Author: M.A. Bennett Publisher: Delacorte Press Release Date: January 30, 2018 Format: Hardcover Pages: 304 Greer MacDonald has just started as a scholarship student at the exclusive St. Aidan the Great boarding school, known to its privileged pupils as STAGS. STAGS is a place where new things–and new people–are to be avoided. And in her first days there, Greer is ignored at best and mocked at worst by the school’s most admired circle of friends, the Medievals. So, […]

The Visitors

Title: The Visitors Author: Catherine Burns Genre: Fiction Publisher: Simon and Schuster Release Date: September 26, 2017 Pages: 304 “Once you start Catherine Burns’s dark, disturbing, and enthralling debut novel, it’s hard to stop. The Visitors is bizarrely unsettling, yet compulsively readable.” —Iain Reid, internationally bestselling author of I’m Thinking of Ending Things With the smart suspense of Emma Donoghue’s Room and the atmospheric claustrophobia of Grey Gardens, Catherine Burns’s debut novel explores the complex truths we are able to […]

Before I Let Go

Title: Before I Let Go Author: Marieke Nijkamp Genre: Young Adult Fiction Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire Release Date: January 23, 2018 Pages: 368 From the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller This Is Where It Ends! Days before Corey is to return home to the snow and ice of Lost Creek, Alaska, to visit her best friend, Kyra dies. Corey is devastated—and confused. The entire Lost community speaks in hushed tones about the town’s lost daughter, saying her death […]

Pierce Brown’s Red Rising: Sons of Ares

Title: Pierce Brown's Red Rising: Sons of Ares Series: Red Rising Author: Pierce Brown, Rik Hoskin Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Release Date: March 13, 2018 Format: Hardcover Pages: 152 From the world of the best-selling YA series Red Rising comes a story of love and loss and rage! In the future, when mankind has spread across the stars, the hierarchy of man is dictated by the color of one’s caste. The Golds rule all, but what will happen when one falls […]

My New Crush Gave to Me

Title: My New Crush Gave to Me Author: Shani Petroff Genre: Young Adult Fiction Publisher: Swoon Reads Release Date: October 31, 2017 Pages: 288 Eager for a date to the holiday season “Lover’s Ball,” school newspaper editor Charlie rigs the school’s Secret Santa exchange to woo the boy of her dreams.   Review: “My New Crush Gave to Me” would have been much better as a short story.  As a book, it’s cute and a quick read, but there is […]

Pride and Prejudice and Mistletoe

Title: Pride and Prejudice and Mistletoe Author: Melissa de la Cruz Genre: Fiction Publisher: Wednesday Books Release Date: October 17, 2017 Pages: 240 Pride and Prejudice and Mistletoe from New York Times bestselling author, Melissa de la Cruz, is a sweet, sexy and hilarious gender-swapping, genre-satisfying re-telling, set in contemporary America and featuring one snooty Miss Darcy. Darcy Fitzwilliam is 29, beautiful, successful, and brilliant. She dates hedge funders and basketball stars and is never without her three cellphones—one for […]

The Hanging Girl

Title: The Hanging Girl Author: Eileen Cook Publisher: Hmh Books for Young Readers Release Date: October 3, 2017 Pages: 320 Another unputdownable, twisty, cat-and-mouse thriller by the author of With Malice about a girl who claims to have a psychic vision that could help find a missing teenager.   Review: “The Hanging Girl” is a good read for someone in the mood for a quick and fun young adult mystery.  The plot is entertaining and would come in handy for […]

The House at 758

Title: The House At 758 Author: Kathryn Berla Genre: Young Adult Fiction Publisher: Amberjack Publishing Release Date: October 17, 2017 Pages: 250 Sixteen-year-old Krista is having a hard time. She’s still grieving the recent death of her mother when her father’s girlfriend, Marie, moves into their home, and Krista feels like there’s no one she can talk to about her sadness. To make matters worse, her best friend, Lyla, is heading to Maine for the summer to spend time with […]

A Messy, Beautiful Life

Title: A Messy, Beautiful Life Author: Sara Jade Alan Genre: Young Adult Fiction Publisher: Entangled: Teen Release Date: October 2, 2017 Pages: 239 Life is funny sometimes. And not always the ha, ha kind. Like that one time where a hot guy tried to kiss me and I fell. Down. Hard. And then found out I had cancer. I’m trying to be strong for my friends and my mom. And I’m trying so hard to be “just friends” with that […]

Select (The Select, Book 1)

Title: Select Author: Marit Weisenberg Genre: JUVENILE FICTION Publisher: Charlesbridge Publishing Release Date: 2017 Pages: 352 Coming from a race of highly evolved humans, Julia Jaynes has the perfect lifeEor so she thinks. After she accidentally disrupts the Jaynes’ delicate anonymity by falling for a normal human guy, Julia is banished to the one place meant to make her feel inferior: public high school.   Review: “Select” is one of those books that sounded so good and then failed to […]