In Jen Wang's latest graphic novel, a young seamstress is hired to secretly create dresses for a prince.
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Rati Mehrotra’s Markswoman is genre-spanning novel that features a sisterhood of trained assassins, blades formed of semi-sentient metal, and one woman’s quest to right wrongs.
In Claudia Gray’s Leia, Princess of Alderaan, Leia Organa is your typical YA MC dealing with first loves, intense schoolwork, and a rebellion that could affect the fate of an entire galaxy.
Emily Henry writes delicious, dreamy magic in A Million Junes.
The main characters of Whitney Taylor’s Definitions of Indefinable Things struggle with depression, deception—and what it means to truly live.
Here We Are: Feminism for the Real World is both an educational primer and call-to-action.
In Sara Lövestam's Wonderful Feels Like This, a teenage outcast befriends an octogenarian former musician over their common love of jazz.
Jeff Zenter once again brings both the heartbreak and the hope in his new novel Goodbye Days.
Tiffany D. Jackson’s Allegedly takes a look at life on the other side of a prison sentence and the lengths people will go to protect their own.
Emma Mills' This Adventure Ends is exactly the kind of character-driven charm that makes contemporary YA so nice.
Eoin Colfer’s Iron Man: The Gauntlet weaves Tony Stark into the MG lit world.
Maria Dahvana Headley’s Aerie revisits the fascinating sky world and sassy main character introduced in Magonia.
Teenage geniuses obsessed with pop culture meet Shakespeare’s comedic scheming in Lily Anderson’s debut novel The Only Thing Worse Than Me Is You.
Old people have secrets too.
Meredith Russo will open your mind and your heart with her powerful debut, If I Was Your Girl.
Garth Nix’s latest novel, Newt’s Emerald, mixes magic with Regency romance.
Fly away with Magonia, Maria Dahvana Headley’s novel that mixes mysterious illness with magical realism.
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.
In Every Last Word, Tamara Ireland Stone takes a look at what it's like to live with purely obsessional OCD.
Cori McCarthy’s Breaking Sky mixes military action with a dash of dystopia, and features badass fighter pilots who also happen to be teenage girls.
Aristotle & Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe is a gorgeously-crafted portrait of two best friends exploring their identities.
Holly Smale's Geek Girl is ready to take the runway (and the YA world) by storm!
Unlovely, Celeste Conway’s novel about a townie who falls for a ballerina, gets points for reminds Mandy C. of Center Stage, but loses some for the flat climax (and lack of “Rollercoaster of Love”).
More hand-wringing ensues as Amanda R. continues to be Quite Concerned for Princess Dinah and her mental state.
Mandy C. is super glad she didn’t have to travel to another dimension to read Claudia Gray’s A Thousand Pieces of You (but she totally would have).
Because you can't make us pick one without the other.
Need a sweet, cute movie that goes a bit off the rails at the end? Mandy C. thinks The Last Keepers will be for you.
This year's offering from Newbery Honor author Kathi Appelt has already been longlisted for the National Book Award - and Amanda can surely see why.
The conclusion to Jacquelyn Mitchard’s What We Saw at Night duology—What We Lost in the Dark—left Mandy C. longing for the light of day.
Mandy W. reviews Reality Boy by A.S. King, a book that she likes very much when it gets angry.
A review of Trish Doller's Where the Stars Still Shine, a book that Mandy W. is grateful to for breaking her heart.
Forever Young Adult Presents: A review of Love? Maybe. by Heather Hepler
A review of Okay For Now by Gary D. Schmidt, in which awesome grownups help shape a boy without a good family role model.
Erin reviews Neil Gaiman's The Graveyard Book and wants Nobody to be her friend.