Today @KirkusReviews...

...I talked about some of the June releases I'm looking forward to, including:

Ink and Ashes, by Valynne E. Maetani

Another debut novel! Another Kirkus star! A girl digs deep into her dead father’s history…and discovers that he had ties to the yakuza. Also, she’s into locksmithing. YES, PLEASE.

The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly, by Stephanie Oakes

A girl ends up in juvenile detention for committing assault…after escaping the cult that CUT OFF HER HANDS. And then she starts to learn to read and her cellmate teaches her about SCIENCE! HOW HAVE I NOT ALREADY READ THIS ONE??