Blood and Ink

Title: Blood and Ink Author: Stephen Davies Genre: Young Adult Fiction Publisher: Charlesbridge Teen Release Date: September 19, 2017 Pages: 224 Kadija is the music-loving daughter of a guardian of the library in the ancient city of Timbuktu, Ali is a former shepherd boy, trained by Islamist militants–and both are caught up in the war in Mali and on opposite sides of the stuggle to save the sacred Sufi manuscripts that the militants want to destroy.   Review: “Blood and […]

Girls Made of Snow and Glass

Title: Girls Made of Snow and Glass Author: Melissa Bashardoust Genre: Young Adult Fiction Publisher: Flatiron Books Release Date: September 5, 2017 Pages: 384 Frozen meets The Bloody Chamber in this feminist fantasy reimagining of the Snow White fairytale At sixteen, Mina’s mother is dead, her magician father is vicious, and her silent heart has never beat with love for anyone—has never beat at all, in fact, but she’d always thought that fact normal. She never guessed that her father […]

The Flintstones Vol. 2: Bedrock Bedlam

Title: The Flintstones Vol. 2: Bedrock Bedlam Author: Mark Russell Release Date: October 10, 2017 Pages: 144 Fred and Barney reunite for Mark Russell’s modern take on Hanna-Barbera’s most famous stone-age family! This second volume starring the first family of Bedrock (and civilization, really) tells the story of who we are and why we do what we do as if it all began with Fred, Wilma, Barney, Betty and the rest of the citizens of Bedrock. Shining a light on […]

The Comic Book Story of Video Games

Title: The Comic Book Story of Video Games Author: Jonathan Hennessey Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels Publisher: Ten Speed Press Release Date: 2017 Pages: 192 A complete, illustrated history of video games–highlighting the machines, games, and people who have made gaming a worldwide, billion dollar industry/artform–told in a graphic novel format. Author Jonathan Hennessey and illustrator Jack McGowan present the first full-color, chronological origin story for this hugely successful, omnipresent artform and business. Hennessey provides readers with everything they need […]

The Creeps

Title: The Creeps Author: Fran Krause Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels Publisher: Ten Speed Press Release Date: 2017-09 Pages: 144 A follow-up to the New York Times best-selling Deep Dark Fears: a second volume of comics based on people’s quirky, spooky, hilarious, and terrifying fears. Illustrator, animator, teacher, and comic artist Fran Krause has touched a collective nerve with his wildly popular web comic series–and subsequent New York Times best-selling book–Deep Dark Fears. Here he brings readers more of the […]

The Best Kind of Magic (Windy City Magic, Book 1)

Title: Windy City Magic, Book 1 The Best Kind of Magic Series: Windy City Magic, Book 1 Author: Crystal Cestari Genre: Juvenile Fiction Publisher: Disney-Hyperion Release Date: May 16, 2017 Pages: 336 Amber Sand is not a witch. The Sand family Wicca gene somehow leapfrogged over her. But she did get one highly specific magical talent: she can see true love. As a matchmaker, Amber’s pretty far down the sorcery food chain (even birthday party magicians rank higher), but after […]

The List

Title: The List Author: Patricia Forde Genre: Juvenile Fiction Publisher: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky Release Date: August 1, 2017 Pages: 384 Farenheit 451 meets The Giver in this gripping story about the power of words and the dangers of censorship In the city of Ark, speech is constrained to five hundred sanctioned words. Speak outside the approved lexicon and face banishment. The exceptions are the Wordsmith and his apprentice Letta, the keepers and archivists of all language in their post-apocalyptic, neo-medieval world.On […]

Emma in the Night

Title: Emma in the Night Author: Wendy Walker Genre: Fiction Release Date: August 8, 2017 Pages: 320 “Both twisted and twisty, this smart psychological thriller sets a new standard for unreliable narrators.” –Booklist, Starred Review One night three years ago, the Tanner sisters disappeared: fifteen-year-old Cass and seventeen-year-old Emma. Three years later, Cass returns, without her sister Emma. Her story is one of kidnapping and betrayal, of a mysterious island where the two were held. But to forensic psychiatrist Dr. […]

Mask of Shadows

Title: Mask of Shadows Author: Linsey Miller Genre: Young Adult Fiction Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire Release Date: September 1, 2017 Pages: 384 Perfect for fantasy fans of Sarah J. Maas and Leigh Bardugo, the first book in this new duology features a compelling gender fluid main character, impressive worldbuilding, and fast-paced action. Sallot Leon is a thief, and a good one at that. But gender fluid Sal wants nothing more than to escape the drudgery of life as a highway robber […]

How to Make a Wish

Title: How to Make a Wish Author: Ashley Herring Blake Publisher: Hmh Books for Young Readers Release Date: May 2, 2017 Pages: 336 Grace, tough and wise, has nearly given up on wishes, thanks to a childhood spent with her unpredictable, larger-than-life mother. But this summer, Grace meets Eva, a girl who believes in dreams, despite her own difficult circumstances. One fateful evening, Eva climbs through a window in Grace’s room, setting off a chain of stolen nights on the […]