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 […]

Park Bench

Title: Park Bench Author: Christophe Chabouté Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels Publisher: Gallery 13 Release Date: September 19, 2017 Pages: 336 With his masterful illustration style, bestselling French creator-storyteller Chabouté (Alone, Moby-Dick) explores community through a common, often ignored object: the park bench. From its creation, to its witness to the fresh ardor of lovers, the drudgery of businessmen, the various hopes of the many who enter its orbit, the park bench weathers all seasons. Strangers meet at it for […]

Zero Repeat Forever (Nahx Invasions, Book 1)

Title: Zero Repeat Forever Series: Nahx Invasions, Book 1 Author: G. S. Prendergast Genre: Young Adult Fiction Publisher: Simon and Schuster Release Date: August 29, 2017 Pages: 496 Sixteen year-old Raven, injured and still grieving over her boyfriend’s death by the invading Nahx, crosses paths with Eighth, a Nyx warrior who has deserted his unit and abandoned his directives, and as the world falls apart around them, the two learn to trust each other in order to survive.   Review: […]

Omega (Infinity Division, Book 2)

Title: Omega Series: Infinity Division, Book 2 Author: Jus Accardo Genre: Young Adult Fiction Publisher: Entangled Teen Release Date: August 1, 2017 Format: Paperback Pages: 320 One mistake can change everything. Ashlyn Calvert finds that out the hard way when a bad decision leads to the death of her best friend, Noah Anderson. Only Noah isn’t really gone. Thanks to his parents’ company, the Infinity Division, there is a version of him skipping from one dimension to another, set on […]

No Good Deed

Title: No Good Deed Author: Kara Connolly Genre: Young Adult Fiction Publisher: Delacorte Press Release Date: 2017 Pages: 352 “Ellie is USA’s best shot at Olympic gold in archery, but one wrong turn in Nottingham on her day off from the trials and she’s somehow been transported back to the Middle Ages. Amidst an evil sheriff who wants to lock her up, a knight who might not be who he says he is, and an assassination plot, she must not […]

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 […]