Jeff Zenter once again brings both the heartbreak and the hope in his new novel Goodbye Days.
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A.S. King brings her deft touch to Middle Grade in a story about a young boy and the incredible creature that he befriends.
In Robin Reul's My Kind of Crazy, the sparks really fly. And not just the romantic kind.
Time—and love—make the world go ‘round in Tara Sim’s Timekeeper.
Sarvenaz Tash writes the second greatest YA Comic Con book in The Geek's Guide to Unrequited Love.
First love meets last love in Adam Silvera’s History is All You Left Me.
When you have to choose between your sexual orientation and your family, It Looks Like This.
Stacey Jay turns Beauty and the Beast on its head in Of Beast and Beauty.
Looking for a gripping mystery, as well as a stark look into the realities of teen suicide? We Know It Was You isn't it.
Humans might be immortal in Neal Shusterman’s Scythe, but they’re certainly no less fallible.
Emmitt LaPoint has everything a boy could want: a great family, a great hockey career, and a great boyfriend. Too bad he can't share one of those things with the public.
Sometimes best laid plans go completely awry—but in the case of Gordon Jack’s debut novel, The Boomerang Effect, it’s actually for the best.
Lisa Williamsons's The Art of Being Normal shows us that anyone can fit in, but it takes someone special to stand out.
Sisters can be terrible, but the ones who might be actual psychopaths are definitely the worst.
Enjoyed All Quiet on the Western Front, but found it too chipper and upbeat? Have we got the book for you!
Thirteen years ago, Russel could barely admit he was gay. Now, he's marrying his boyfriend on The Road to Amazing.
Eoin Colfer’s Iron Man: The Gauntlet weaves Tony Stark into the MG lit world.
Some people can Look Past the fact that Avery is transgender. But some can't. And now someone wants him dead.
Sanctum, part two of Madeleine Roux's Asylum series, does not live up to the original.
With an arm, a brother and a first love, Paula Garner explores the shadow of loss in Phantom Limbs.
Anna-Marie McLemore’s new novel, When the Moon Was Ours, weaves a tale of family, identity, and love, and the lengths people will go to protect all three.
Brian and his nine-year-old daughter, Sophie, review Mighty Jack, a graphic novel take on Jack and the Beanstalk.
Traci Chee’s The Reader introduces readers to a rich world filled with magic, storied heroes … and illiteracy.
S.J. Goslee’s Whatever.: or how junior year became totally [email protected] could be a lot more serious about the serious topic of sexual identity.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is a thing that exists.
J.P. Romney’s The Monster on the Road is Me mixes ancient Japanese magic with modern life.
Eliot Schrefer gives us the ultimate Geek Fantasy Novel in the appropriately-named Geek Fantasy Novel.
In Owen Matthews's book The Fixes, a boy finds an explosive solution to his problems.
In Jennifer Brody's first book of the Continuum Trilogy, we find out if humanity can survive in the face of certain extinction.
The final book in Mary E. Pearson’s Remnant Chronicles trilogy, The Beauty of Darkness, brings the series to a truly satisfying (if not easy) close.
Cinda Williams Chima’s Flamecaster expands her Seven Realms world into an engaging new generation of characters.
Today, Thomas graduates. Tomorrow, he joins the Army. But should he respond to an old friend when she texts Meet Me Here?
Jaxon has four days to earn one million points, so he can go on his first date ever. And maybe find The Cure For the Common Universe.
In Christina Lauren's book The House, Delilah has a new boyfriend, but has to compete with his family. All two stories, 23,000 square feet of them.
Five teens that mysteriously vanished as children suddenly reenter their old lives with no memory of the past -- or what happened to the sixth victim -- in Tara Altebrando's latest novel.
Enemies become allies in the first book in Victoria Schwab’s new The Monsters of Verity duology, This Savage Song.
James Liddel somehow hit REPLY ALL on a paper letter. Kenneth Logan shares some True Letters From a Fictional Life.
In a game as old as time, Death and Love play a high stakes game with mortals.
Kiersten White’s And I Darken, the first book in her new Conqueror’s Saga series, examines what life might have been like for a female Vlad the Impaler.
Julie Eshbaugh’s Ivory and Bone takes ideas from Pride and Prejudice on a time-travel trip back to the Stone Age.
A transgender girl and a bipolar boy form an unlikely friendship. Meet Lily and Dunkin.
If you can't be normal, you might as well be an Original Fake.
Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton and Jodi Meadows put a fantastical spin on the history of the Nine-Day Queen in My Lady Jane.
There’s more than avalanches to fear in Lindsay Ribar’s Rocks Fall, Everyone Dies.
Old people have secrets too.
Historical fiction meets modern-day crime investigation in Joy Preble’s It Wasn’t Always Like This.
Samantha Mabry takes readers on a magical (realism) mystery tour of Puerto Rico in her debut novel A Fierce and Subtle Poison.
Philip Reeve’s Railhead takes readers on a wild (train) ride through the future of humanity.
Beautiful Music For Ugly Children by Kirstin Cronn-Mills shows us how to get by with a little help from your friends. And St. Elvis.
The final books in Lisa T. Bergren’s Remnants trilogy, Season of Fire and Season of Glory, veer sharply from adventure to allegory.
The Skylighter, the second book in Becky Wallace’s Keeper Chronicles duology, is a fast-paced race to the finish.
Jeff Zentner’s debut novel The Serpent King, which tells the story of three best friends from rural Tennessee, is both humorous and heartbreaking.
Nothing is quite what it seems in April Genevieve Tucholke’s Wink Poppy Midnight.
Sherlock and Watson’s descendants—Charlotte and James—find themselves in the midst of a familiar mystery with a modern twist in Brittany Cavallaro’s debut novel, A Study in Charlotte.
Pierce Brown’s Red Rising trilogy ends with a bang, not a whimper, in Morning Star.
Thirteen Chairs: Dave Shelton's short story take on the campfire tale.
Carrie Mesrobian's Cut Both Ways tackles the B in LGBTQ.
Explore the future with Parker Peevyhouse's debut novel, Where Futures End.
We’re all made out of ticky-tacky, and we all look just the same.
No matter how smart or popular anyone is, Susin Nielsen's middle grade contemporary is a reminder that We Are All Made of Molecules.
Ever wonder what other people did with their time while the heroes of the Rebel Alliance were battling the Empire? Claudia Gray tells a different side of the story in Lost Stars, a Star Wars novel.
In Alexander Gordon Smith's new trilogy, The Devil's Engine, a wish-granting machine will decide the fate of the battle between good and evil.
Ryan Dean West's boarding school (mis)adventures continue in the sequel to Winger.
Mackenzi Lee’s Frankenstein retelling, This Monstrous Thing, breathes new life into the classic tale.
It's 1,300 miles to San Francisco. We've got a full tank of gas, The Porcupine of Truth, it's dark, and we're wearing sunglasses. Hit it.
Appearances are very deceiving in Katherine Howe’s The Appearance of Annie van Sinderen.
Things were just fine for Weird Girl and What's His Name until they both realized they each needed something that the other couldn't provide. But they'll always have their X-Files fan fiction.
Marvel meets YA in Margaret Stohl’s Black Widow: Forever Red.
Gregory Funaro's middle grade novel shows us that that there are alternatives to that letter from Hogwarts.
In Brent Hartinger's latest book, Russel Middlebrook and his boyfriend move to LA so Russel can make it big as a screenwriter. Nothing could be easier, right? I hope they don't end up Barefoot In the City of Broken Dreams.
In Antony John's latest, a boy named Seth goes from acting in a community theater play to being cast in the next Hollywood blockbuster. So why does he feel like everyone's an Imposter, including himself?
Denial, Anger, Depression, Bargaining, Acceptance: The Five Stages of Andrew Brawley, by Shaun David Hutchinson.
After his dad comes out of the closet and his family goes bankrupt, Dan Cereill does what any geek would do under the circumstances— he makes things worse by falling for a totally unattainable girl.
Adi Alsaid's latest novel tackles friendship, romance, and clichés. (Sometimes, even all three at once.)
In Stephen Emond's Bright Lights, Dark Nights, does first love stand a chance amid escalating racial tensions?
Eight teens. A haunted house. Two guns. No, it's not the next reality show sensation. It's Ghosting, by Edith Pattou.
Ben doesn't like the idea of his father having a boyfriend. So the family takes The Last Exit to Normal in a final attempt to start over. By Michael Harmon.
But sometimes the head sticks its nose in the heart’s business, like it does in the second book in Mary E. Pearson’s The Remnant Chronicles, The Heart of Betrayal.
Knowledge is all, but when the powers that be control it with an iron grasp—like in Rachel Caine’s Ink and Bone—”all” becomes a very subjective term.
Be thankful that your high school experience wasn’t like the one in Anthony Breznican’s Brutal Youth. (Or, if it was, I’m SO sorry.)
Adam Silvera’s debut novel More Happy Than Not holds no punches and tugs at the heartstrings.
In How to Win at High School, Owen Matthews takes winning up the Charlie Sheen level.
Kevin just wants to start all over. And while he's working out what to do with his life, he's just Killing Time in Crystal City (by Chris Lynch).
Get to know the children of Disney’s most infamous villains in Melissa de la Cruz’s The Isle of the Lost.
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Taran Matharu’s debut novel, The Novice, is an entertaining fantasy, but its too-familiar themes keep it from feeling fresh.
Neal Shusterman draws from real life in Challenger Deep, the story of a boy’s descent into mental illness and his efforts to break free.
Not happy with your real life? Jen Brooks’ debut novel In A World Just Right gives us a glimpse into what it might be like to be able to create a better one.
We're here for you in this time of loss. Just let The Boy in the Black Suit take care of the arrangements.
Become a fan of futuristic zero-gravity boxing in Fonda Lee’s debut novel, Zeroboxer.
Can one be a homosexual and still be a Christian? Mia Kerick explores the world of a gay teen Catholic in Inclination.
When it comes to Andrew Smith, a summer camp story would never just be a summer camp story.
One Man Guy by Michael Barakiva. Alek has always known he was different from the other boys, but by the time he got to high school, he could admit it to the world: he's Armenian. Oh, and he's gay. And Armenian.
Silver People, a poetic novel by by Margarita Engle. Wanted: stalwart young men for large scale construction project in Panama. Bring your own shovel. No whiners.
The Swap, by Megan Shull. Jack and Ellie both needed a change. Boy did they ever get one.
Michelle Falkoff’s Playlist for the Dead might involve the aftermath of a suicide, but it’s more about how people learn to come to terms with it than the why of it all.
Pierce Brown deserves all the laurels for not falling prey to the dreaded sequel doldrums with his second novel in the Red Rising trilogy, Golden Son.
The clues to an interesting story can be found in Lin Kaymer's Who is Mackie Spence?, but sadly, the full case leaves a lot to be desired.
Something is rotten in the kingdom of Allies & Assassins by Justin Somper.
Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner's Starbound trilogy shifts to the battle-torn planet of This Shattered World.