EIGHT WILL FALL, by Sarah Harian, Henry Holt & Company Books For Young Readers, Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group

In a land where magic is outlawed, eight criminals led by seventeen-year-old Larkin are sent on a mission to kill an ancient evil that plagues their kingdom. Descending into an underground realm full of unspeakable horrors, Larkin and her party must use their forbidden magic to survive what lies in wait, teeth sharp and jaws … Continue reading EIGHT WILL FALL, by Sarah Harian, Henry Holt & Company Books For Young Readers, Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group

SONG OF THE CRIMSON FLOWER, by Julie C. Dao, Philomel, PenguinTeen

From the acclaimed author of Forest of a Thousand Lanterns comes a fantastical new tale of darkness and love, in which magical bonds are stronger than blood. Will love break the spell? After cruelly rejecting Bao, the poor physician's apprentice who loves her, Lan, a wealthy nobleman's daughter, regrets her actions. So when she finds … Continue reading SONG OF THE CRIMSON FLOWER, by Julie C. Dao, Philomel, PenguinTeen

APPARITION, by Gail Gallant, Doubleday Canada, Random House Canada

The last time seventeen-year-old Amelia Mackenzie saw her best friend Matthew alive, he broke her heart. When he is found the next day in an abandoned barn at the edge of town, an apparent suicide, Amelia's whole world comes crashing down. And then she sees him again. Because Amelia has a secret that even Matthew … Continue reading APPARITION, by Gail Gallant, Doubleday Canada, Random House Canada

REFRACTION, by Naomi Hughes, Page Street Publishing

After an attack on earth, all reflective surfaces become weapons to release monsters, causing a planet-wide ban on mirrors. Despite the danger, the demand rises, and 17-year-old Marty Callahan becomes a distributor in an illegal mirror trade―until he’s caught by the mayor's son, whose slate is far from clean. Both of them are exiled for … Continue reading REFRACTION, by Naomi Hughes, Page Street Publishing

THE HIPPO AT THE END OF THE HALL, by Helen Cooper, Candlewick Press

The invitation was delivered by bees. It wasn’t addressed to anyone at all, but Ben knew it was for him. It would lead him to an old, shambolic museum, full of strange and bewitching creatures. A peculiar world of hidden mysteries and curious family secrets . . . and some really dangerous magic. Filled with … Continue reading THE HIPPO AT THE END OF THE HALL, by Helen Cooper, Candlewick Press

THE WAGERS, by Sean Michaels, Random House, Penguin Random House Publishers

Scotiabank Giller-winner Sean Michaels is back with his widely anticipated second novel, The Wagers, a deeply satisfying story of long odds, magical heists and the dizzying gamble of life. Where does luck come from? What is it worth? And how much of it do you need to be happy? Theo Potiris is a grocer and … Continue reading THE WAGERS, by Sean Michaels, Random House, Penguin Random House Publishers

THE STARSPUN WEB, by Sinead O’Hart, Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers, Random House Children’s Books, Penguin Random House

For fans of Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy comes a thrilling adventure about a brave girl who finds a portal to parallel worlds, and must protect her secret from the evil forces trying to capture it. All her life, Tess has lived at Miss Ackerbee's orphanage with her friends and her pet tarantula, Violet. But … Continue reading THE STARSPUN WEB, by Sinead O’Hart, Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers, Random House Children’s Books, Penguin Random House

RIDING A DONKEY BACKWARDS, Retold by Sean Taylor & the Khayaal Theatre, Illustrated by Shirin Adl

Timeless wisdom is found in absurdity in these tales of an iconic Muslim character known as the sagest man in the village -- and also its biggest fool. Would you like to know how a thief can turn into a donkey? Whether a cow can climb a pole? Or why you should spoon yogurt into … Continue reading RIDING A DONKEY BACKWARDS, Retold by Sean Taylor & the Khayaal Theatre, Illustrated by Shirin Adl

LOOKING FOR YESTERDAY, by Alison Jay, Candlewick Press

How can tomorrow ever be as good as yesterday? Boy doesn't think it can be and puts all his scientific knowledge to use, trying to work out how to go faster than the speed of light and make time go backwards. His grandad discovers him exploring the garden looking for wormholes, a possible shortcut back … Continue reading LOOKING FOR YESTERDAY, by Alison Jay, Candlewick Press

HOW TO BE ON THE MOON, by Viviane Schwarz, Candlewick Press

In the follow-up to How to Find Gold, best friends Anna and Crocodile are going on another intrepid adventure -- this time, to the moon. It's almost impossible to get to the moon. It's out in space, which is dark and empty, and it's very far away. If Anna and Crocodile are going to make … Continue reading HOW TO BE ON THE MOON, by Viviane Schwarz, Candlewick Press