The Unfortunates by Bram Stoker Award-winner Kim Liggett is a haunting tale of privilege, guilt, and redemption, perfect for fans of Riverdale and Pretty Little Liars. Some of my favorite crime fiction tales are ones of redemption, where characters try to atone for the blood on their hands or a lifetime of bad choices…. Read more
The Greed by Scott Bergstrom is the second book in the Cruelty series—a high-stakes, action-packed YA thriller where Gwendolyn Bloom faces even greater danger from the men who hunt her (available February 6, 2018). Gwendolyn Bloom is dead. But even armed with a new passport and identity, the danger is… Read more
It Should Have Been You by Lynn Slaughter is a fast-paced, well-plotted YA whodunnit about a teen girl whose twin is murdered and who must investigate to clear her name and avoid a similar fate (available January 30, 2018). Read an excerpt from It Should Have Been You, then make… Read more
Open If You Dare by Dana Middleton is a middle-grade mystery novel where three friends work together to solve the mystery of a long-buried box planted by a dead girl 40 years ago (available October 17, 2017). Like Birdie Adams didn’t have enough problems this summer. But Birdie’s Birdie. And if… Read more
City of Angels by Kristi Belcamino is an edgy, gritty, mature YA mystery about a young woman's struggle to not only belong—but survive. One reason why I'm drawn to crime fiction is that it shows so-called “bad” people at their best and “good” people at their worst. That nuanced look at… Read more
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GIFnotes: Giving you the basic plot summary of an upcoming book with the help of the Graphics Interchange Format. This week, growing up a spy isn't easy. Take a visual tour of Cale Dietrich's debut YA novel, The Love Interest, with GIFnotes!
Read this exclusive Q&A with Kristen Orlando, author of You Don't Know My Name, and make sure you're signed in and comment below for a chance to win a copy of her debut YA thriller! Kristen Orlando's debut You Don't Know My Name is a captivating and page-turning YA thriller… Read more
Find out if you are ready to join the Black Angels in the captivating and emotional page-turner, You Don't Know My Name, from debut novelist Kristen Orlando (available January 10, 2017). Fighter, Faker, Student, Spy. Seventeen-year-old Reagan Elizabeth Hillis is used to changing identities overnight, lying to every friend she’s… Read more
Hideout by Watt Key is a riveting middle-grade adventure featuring the son of a Mississippi policeman who finds a boy living on his own in the wilderness (Available January 10, 2017). Twelve-year-old Sam has been given a fishing boat by his father, but he hates fishing. Instead he uses the boat… Read more