THE BONAVENTURE ADVENTURES, by Rachelle Delaney, Puffin/Penguin Canada

Sebastian Konstantinov comes from a long line of talented circus performers. Somehow, however, he has not inherited any of their acrobatic skill: he has no balance, he's afraid of heights, he can't even turn a somersault. But there's one thing he does know: his father's circus, which travels through Eastern Europe, is out of date … Continue reading THE BONAVENTURE ADVENTURES, by Rachelle Delaney, Puffin/Penguin Canada

STINKY CECIL IN MUDSLIDE MAYHEM, by Paige Braddock, Andrews McMeel Publishing

It’s springtime at Cecil’s Pond and everything is coming alive: the flowers, grasses, insects, and butterflies. The marsh around the pond is all in bloom. Poor Nesbit (the chameleon) is overwhelmed by it all. He sees all the change as unsettling chaos! Nesbit grew up in a pet store before moving to the pond. He … Continue reading STINKY CECIL IN MUDSLIDE MAYHEM, by Paige Braddock, Andrews McMeel Publishing

STAGS, M.A. Bennett, Penguin Teen Canada/Penguin Random House

Donna Tartt's The Secret History meets Pretty Little Liars in this propulsive, edge-of-your-seat novel that explores just how far the elite at an English boarding school will go to maintain the social order. There's no point hunting if there's no kill. At St. Aidan the Great School, or S.T.A.G.S., new things--and new people--are to be … Continue reading STAGS, M.A. Bennett, Penguin Teen Canada/Penguin Random House

THE DARK DAYS PACT, by Alison Goodman, Lady Helen Series, Razor Bill/Penguin Random House

June 1812. Just weeks after her catastrophic coming-out ball, Lady Helen Wrexhall—now disowned by her uncle—is a full member of the demon-hunting Dark Days Club. Her mentor, Lord Carlston, has arranged for Helen to spend the summer season in Brighton so that he can train her new Reclaimer powers. However, the long-term effects of Carlston’s … Continue reading THE DARK DAYS PACT, by Alison Goodman, Lady Helen Series, Razor Bill/Penguin Random House

NEED TO KNOW, by Karen Cleveland, Doubleday Canada/Penguin Random House

In pursuit of a Russian sleeper cell on American soil, a CIA analyst uncovers a dangerous secret that will test her loyalty to the agency—and to her family. What do you do when everything you trust might be a lie? Vivian Miller is a dedicated CIA counterintelligence analyst assigned to uncover the leaders of Russian … Continue reading NEED TO KNOW, by Karen Cleveland, Doubleday Canada/Penguin Random House

FLAME IN THE MIST, by Renee Ahdieh, G.P. Putman’s Sons/Penguin Random House

The only daughter of a prominent samurai, Mariko has always known she’d been raised for one purpose and one purpose only: to marry. Never mind her cunning, which rivals that of her twin brother, Kenshin, or her skills as an accomplished alchemist. Since Mariko was not born a boy, her fate was sealed the moment … Continue reading FLAME IN THE MIST, by Renee Ahdieh, G.P. Putman’s Sons/Penguin Random House