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

INK, by Alice Broadway, Scholastic Press

From the second you're born, every achievement, every failing, and every significant moment are all immortalized on your skin.  There are honorable marks that let people know you're trustworthy.  And shameful tattoos that announce you as a traitor. After her father dies, Leora finds solace in the fact that his skin tells a wonderful story.  … Continue reading INK, by Alice Broadway, Scholastic Press

THE DICTIONARY OF ANIMAL LANGUAGES, by Heidi Sopinka, Hamish Hamilton/Penguin Canada

Ivory Frame is a renowned artist. Now in her nineties, the famously reclusive painter remains devoted to her work. She has never married, never had a family, never had a child. So when a letter arrives disclosing that she has a granddaughter living in New York, her world is turned upside down and the past … Continue reading THE DICTIONARY OF ANIMAL LANGUAGES, by Heidi Sopinka, Hamish Hamilton/Penguin Canada

American Heart, by Laura Moriarty, Harper Teen, Book Review

Description: Imagine a United States in which registries and detainment camps for Muslim-Americans are a reality.Fifteen-year-old Sarah-Mary Williams of Hannibal, Missouri, lives in this world, and though she has strong opinions on almost everything, she isn’t concerned with the internments because she doesn’t know any Muslims. She assumes that everything she reads and sees in … Continue reading American Heart, by Laura Moriarty, Harper Teen, Book Review

DOT JOURNALING, A PRACTICAL GUIDE, by Rachel Wilkerson Miller, The Experiment Publishing

Book Description: What’s inside the set: A how-to guide . . . Dot Journaling—A Practical Guide explains how to start and keep a dot journal—a planner, to-do list, and diary that will help you get your life together. You decide what goes inside: Lists of your to-dos, to-don’ts, and more, Symbols that will make those … Continue reading DOT JOURNALING, A PRACTICAL GUIDE, by Rachel Wilkerson Miller, The Experiment Publishing

THE CHALK MAN, by C.J. Tudor, Crown Publishing

Book Description: In 1986, Eddie and his friends are just kids on the verge of adolescence. They spend their days biking around their sleepy English village and looking for any taste of excitement they can get. The chalk men are their secret code: little chalk stick figures they leave for one another as messages only … Continue reading THE CHALK MAN, by C.J. Tudor, Crown Publishing

THE QUEEN’S RISING, by Rebecca Ross, Harper Teen, ARC Review

Description: When her seventeenth summer solstice arrives, Brienna desires only two things: to master her passion and to be chosen by a patron. Growing up in the southern Kingdom of Valenia at the renowned Magnalia House should have prepared her for such a life. While some are born with an innate talent for one of … Continue reading THE QUEEN’S RISING, by Rebecca Ross, Harper Teen, ARC Review

THE WOMAN IN THE WINDOW, by A.J. Finn, William Morrow / Harper Collins Publishers, ARC Review

VIDEO SNEEK PEEK Description: What did she see? It’s been ten long months since Anna Fox last left her home. Ten months during which she has haunted the rooms of her old New York house like a ghost, lost in her memories, too terrified to step outside. Anna’s lifeline to the real world is her … Continue reading THE WOMAN IN THE WINDOW, by A.J. Finn, William Morrow / Harper Collins Publishers, ARC Review