What happens when your main character is obsessed with a jerky love interest to the point of self-harm? You get Wilder.
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Arwen Elys Dayton’s Stronger, Faster, and More Beautiful is a six-part examination of some of humanity’s greatest failings couched in a science fiction wrapper.
At his new school, Michael meets a smoking hot Catholic girl, a future priest, and a Colombian rebel. And they're all the same person.
Seven books—and a novella collection—later, Aelin Ashryver Whitethorn Galathynius has finally come home.
In Lydia Kang's new standalone novel, a team researching a dying bioship discovers a girl raised in secrecy who was left behind in its evacuation.
So...Hogwarts or the Jedi Academy? Make your choice in Charlie Jane Anders All the Birds in the Sky.
Ashley Elston’s latest deals with the emotional tornado one man wreaks on a small town, and the people left who have to pick up the pieces. Warning: You may crave pecan pie after reading.
Umbertouched, the sequel to Livia Blackburne’s Rosemarked, wraps up the duology on a hopeful, if not totally happy, note.
Can Josh win the heart of the girl of his dreams, or will they end up being Just Friends? Find out in the most formulaic YA I've read in a while.
What if two YA superstars teamed up for a charming romance? (Spoiler: it'd be awesome.)
Ever wonder how Bram Stoker came up with all those spooky stories? Welcome to Robert Masello's The Night Crossing.
In space, no one can hear you complain about your studies. (Except for all the other students in Kass Morgan’s Light Years.)
In Sara Farizan's latest novel, on-court success draws backlash from racist detractors for a basketball-loving teen.
Mascot, Antony John's first middle grade novel, does not disappoint.
Brian reviews a 500 page biography of President McKinley and finds he can't put it down (seriously).
Three rules, one gun. It's a Long Way Down in Jason Reynold's powerful book.
Return to the world of Mary E. Pearson’s Remnant Chronicles in her new book, Dance of Thieves.
In Gae Polisner's In Sight of Stars, we learn that in order to find the stars, you have to face the dark.
Rae Carson’s Most Wanted is a prequel to Solo: A Star Wars Story that gives a little backstory to the movie.
The second book in Claudia Gray’s Constellation series, Defy the Worlds, begs the question: What do you do when you find your loyalties at odds?
Preston Norton’s Neanderthal Opens the Door to the Universe is filled with heartbreak and humor, and a delightfully realistic teenage boy.
Tomi Adeyemi’s debut novel, Children of Blood and Bone, is a magical novel in more ways than one.
Ashley Poston's Heart of Iron is an entertaining—if formulaic—retelling.
So you got on The Wrong Train? Well, let's tell some scary stories while we wait for the next one.
Is telling a lie for the greater good the right thing to do or A Very, Very Bad Thing?
Courtney Alameda’s Pitch Dark takes the horrors of humanity into deep space.
Thunderhead, the sequel to Neal Shusterman’s Scythe, dives deep into the underlying issues of the "utopian" society.
When you have schizophrenia, your world makes as much sense as Words on Bathroom Walls.
Dylan and Arden drive from Maryland to California looking for direction, looking for a lost ship, and Looking for Group.
When Greg said his girlfriend 'ghosted' him, I assumed she was ignoring him. Brian and his daughter Sophie review Nick Tapalansky's graphic novel Cast No Shadow.
The lake, it is said, never gives up her dead...
Ellie Marney’s No Limits reiterates the importance of that whole “just say no to drugs” adage.
They Both Die at the End, by Adam Silvera. Um, spoiler alert...
Axie Oh’s Rebel Seoul features a futuristic South Korea and giant robots.
The main character in Marcella Pixley’s Ready to Fall deals with the loss of a loved one in a very personal—and slightly crazy—way.
Join the heir to the Earldom of Montague on a road trip, 1700s style, in The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue.
The battle between good and evil isn’t black and white in Marissa Meyer’s new superhero novel, Renegades.
Livia Blackburne’s Rosemarked is a science fiction novel that reads like a historical fantasy.
In space, no one can hear your scream. Except for the millions of viewers at home. Welcome to Gina Damico's Waste of Space.
Maggie Thrash's sequel to We Know It Was You is better than the original, but that's not saying a lot.
Anna-Marie McLemore’s latest novel, Wild Beauty, is another magical-realism-story-featuring-beautiful-diversity-and-LGBTQ+-characters home run.
Ryan Graudin’s Invictus is a departure from her previous novels, but it's no less action-packed.
Brian and his ten-year-old daughter, Sophie, review the next installment in Ben Hatke's Mighty Jack series.
Is Brooks Rattigan acting as The Stand-In for love or for money?
A pair of teens investigate the murder of a (fictional) Cold War icon in The Arsonist by Stephanie Oakes.
Discover a fascinating new universe in AdriAnne Strickland and Michael Miller’s Shadow Run.
Ride the sentient rails in Black Light Express, the follow up to Philip Reeve’s Railhead.
Jake Gerhardt shows us the soul-scarring ins and outs of eighth grade romance in My Future Ex-Girlfriend.
In her debut YA novel, Roar, Cora Carmack includes unexpected twists on the standard fantasy fare.
Of Jenny and the Aliens’ main character is too teenage boy for anyone’s good.
Katie Kennedy’s What Goes Up starts out entertaining, but gets a little muddied in the second half.
Carrie Anne Noble’s The Gold-Son reveals the secret, somewhat sordid, lives of Leprechauns.
Victoria Schwab’s Monsters of Verity duology wraps up in Our Dark Duet.
Life ain't easy when you're a gay teen. Especially when your boyfriend isn't ready to come out. And isn't entirely sure he's really a boy. How long will Micah spend Waiting For Walker?
A poor boy infiltrates Taipei's high society to take down a corrupt corporation in Cindy Pon's futuristic sci-fi thriller, Want.
The first in Renée Ahdieh’s new series, Flame in the Mist, is a lush, powerful, swoony tale that incorporates aspects of both Mulan and Robin Hood while standing on its own two feet.
Meagan Spooner’s Beauty and the Beast retelling, Hunted, incorporates darker themes, but remains true to the heart of the story.
Erin Beaty’s The Traitor’s Kiss could have been a grand adventure.
Charley has wound up stranded on Nil, an island that doesn't exist.
Sarah Fine’s Beneath the Shine mixes politics, technology, and The Scarlet Pimpernel.
Kim Zarins gives us a modern day take on The Canterbury Tales in Sometimes We Tell the Truth.
A girl ignores her own romantic problems by trying to find a boyfriend for her best friend in Meg & Linus.
In Ashley Poston’s Geekerella, Cinderella meets her prince at a cosplay ball and works in a food truck called the Magic Pumpkin.
Claudia Gray’s Defy the Stars is an adventure of the heart.
Roland Smith takes us on a frightening journey into the world of the most disturbing of all prepositions: Beneath.
Jeff Zenter once again brings both the heartbreak and the hope in his new novel Goodbye Days.
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 f$@ked 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.