Little Monsters

Title: Little Monsters Author: Kara Thomas Genre: Young Adult Fiction Publisher: Delacorte Press Release Date: 2017 Pages: 336 When Kacey moves in with her estranged father and his new family, her new friend goes missing and Kacey finds herself at the center of the investigation.   Review: “Little Monsters” is a young adult thriller that will satisfy both the ya audience and adult readers.  The mystery is well-written and keeps the reader guessing throughout.  Even when you think you know […]

Yak and Dove

Title: Yak and Dove Author: Kyo Maclear, Esme Shapiro Genre: Juvenile Fiction Publisher: Tundra Books (NY) Release Date: September 19, 2017 Pages: 56 Sometimes the unlikeliest friends form the greatest friendships. A funny, charming picture book from a dynamic duo. Friends Yak and Dove are complete opposites. Yak is large and Dove is small. Yak has fur and Dove has feathers. Yak is polite. Dove is ill-mannered. Yak likes quiet. Dove likes noise. One day as Yak and Dove list […]

All the Dirty Parts

Title: All the Dirty Parts Author: Daniel Handler Genre: Fiction Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Release Date: August 23, 2017 Pages: 144 From bestselling, award-winning author Daniel Handler (aka Lemony Snicket), an eagerly anticipated, gutsy, exciting novel that looks honestly at the erotic lives and impulses of an all-too-typical young man. Cole is a boy in high school. He runs cross country, he sketches in a sketchbook, he jokes around with friends. But none of this quite matters, next to the allure […]

Mom and Mum Are Getting Married

Title: Mom and Mum are Getting Married! Author: Ken Setterington, Alice Priestley Genre: Juvenile Fiction Release Date: January 1, 2004 Pages: 24 Rosie is surprised to find her Mom dancing alone in the living room, but when Mom announces, “Your Mum and I are getting married!” they can’t wait to start planning the big day. Friends and family come together for a celebration of love.   Review: It’s so wonderful to see a book about same-sex marriage that presents it […]

Poe: Stories and Poems

Title: Poe: Stories and Poems Author: Gareth Hinds Publisher: Candlewick Press Release Date: August 1, 2017 Format: Paperback Pages: 120 In a thrilling adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe’s best-known works, acclaimed artist-adapter Gareth Hinds translates Poe’s dark genius into graphic-novel format. It is true that I am nervous. But why will you say that I am mad? In “The Cask of Amontillado,” a man exacts revenge on a disloyal friend at carnival, luring him into catacombs below the city. In […]

Maladies and Medicine

Title: Maladies and Medicine Author: Sara Read, Jennifer Evans, Genre: History Publisher: Pen & Sword Books Release Date: October 19, 2017 Maladies and Medicine offers a lively exploration of health and medical cures in early modern England. The introduction sets out the background in which the body was understood, covering the theory of the four humors and the ways that male and female bodies were conceptualized. It also explains the hierarchy of healers from university trained physicians, to the itinerant […]

Enigma (Schrodinger’s Consortium, Book 2)

Title: Enigma Series: Schrodinger's Consortium, Book 2 Author: Tonya Kuper Genre: Juvenile Fiction Publisher: Entangled: Teen Release Date: July 4, 2017 Pages: 304 What’s worse than having half of your secret race wanting to kill you? Having both sides want to control you. Feeling something for Reid Wentworth is not part of the plan. Josie Harper doesn’t have time to think about hot boys when she has to help unite the Resistance against the Consortium. To say her life has […]

Trusting You & Other Lies

Title: Trusting You and Other Lies Author: Nicole Williams Genre: Young Adult Fiction Publisher: Crown Books For Young Readers Release Date: June 20, 2017 Pages: 304 USA Today and New York Times bestselling author Nicole Williams delivers a seductive summer romance worth swooning over. Perfect for fans of Sarah Dessen and Stephanie Perkins. Phoenix can’t imagine anything worse than being shipped off to family summer camp. Her parents have been fighting for the past two years–do they seriously think being […]

Secrets of Skin and Stone

Title: Secrets of Skin and Stone Author: Wendy Laine Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform Release Date: May 17, 2017 Format: Paperback Pages: 290 Something is wrong in Hidden Creek. The sleepy Alabama town is more haunted than any place fiend hunter Grisham Caso has ever seen. Unearthed graves, curse bags, and spilled blood all point to an evil that could destroy his gargoyle birthright. The town isn’t safe for anyone, and everyone says fiery Piper Devon knows why. Piper wants […]

The Witchfinder’s Sister

Title: The Witchfinder's Sister Author: Beth Underdown Genre: Fiction Publisher: Ballantine Books Release Date: 2017 Pages: 336 Essex, England, 1645. With a heavy heart, Alice Hopkins returns to the small town she grew up in. Widowed, with child, and without prospects, she is forced to find refuge at the house of her younger brother, Matthew. In the five years she has been gone, the boy she knew has become a man of influence and wealth—but more has changed than merely […]