Preston Norton’s Neanderthal Opens the Door to the Universe is filled with heartbreak and humor, and a delightfully realistic teenage boy.
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Thunderhead, the sequel to Neal Shusterman’s Scythe, dives deep into the underlying issues of the "utopian" society.
Into the Bright Unknown, the final book in Rae Carson's Gold Seer Trilogy, doesn't shine as bright as its predecessors.
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.
Two socially awkward people come together in an unlikely and heartwarming romance in The Love Letters of Abelard and Lily.
Victoria Namkung wants to give notice to any inappropriate teachers out there: Never underestimate the power of justice.
Sarah Fine’s Uncanny features unreliable narrators, a murder mystery, and a sexy android.
The stories in Leigh Bardugo’s The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic are both familiar and fresh.
Carrie Anne Noble’s The Gold-Son reveals the secret, somewhat sordid, lives of Leprechauns.
Each one of the characters in Andrew Shvarts’ debut novel, Royal Bastards, is a bastard, a stable-hand, a princess, and an outcast.
Victoria Scott’s Violet Grenade will have you rooting for the “good” guys.
The promising plot of Laurie Forest’s The Black Witch is overwhelmed by the book’s problematic themes.
Sarah Fine’s Beneath the Shine mixes politics, technology, and The Scarlet Pimpernel.
Cecelia Ahern’s Perfect posits that it’s not so bad being Flawed.
Claudia Gray’s Defy the Stars is an adventure of the heart.
The Ship Beyond Time, the follow-up to Heidi Heilig’s debut novel The Girl From Everywhere, continues a voyage through time and feelings.
Jeff Zenter once again brings both the heartbreak and the hope in his new novel Goodbye Days.
Get to know a young artist through her own thoughts in Kayla Cagan’s Piper Perish.
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.
Stacey Jay turns Beauty and the Beast on its head in Of Beast and Beauty.
Humans might be immortal in Neal Shusterman’s Scythe, but they’re certainly no less fallible.
Sisters can be terrible, but the ones who might be actual psychopaths are definitely the worst.
Death falls into the lap of the main character of Marni Bates’ Dial Em for Murder—literally.
Unnatural Deeds by Cyn Balog is a page-turning tale of obsession, murder, and lust.
Get to know the Queen of Hearts when she was a young woman with hopes and dreams—before she became obsessed with chopping off heads—in Marissa Meyer’s Heartless.
Take a break from our real/crazy Presidential election to check in with a slightly-less-crazy Presidential election in The Wrong Side of Right by Jenn Marie Thorne. #FictionalCandidatesForTheWin!
Garth Nix brings the weird, the fantastical, and the odd in Across the Wall: A Tale of the Abhorsen and Other Stories.
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.
Rae Carson’s Like a River Glorious, the second book in The Gold Seer Trilogy, moves the action off the cross-country trail to a settlement in California, but that doesn’t mean it becomes any less dangerous.
Kelly Loy Gilbert's Conviction is a stunning look at two very different forms of the word.
The magic of the Cirque Americain is back in Gwenda Bond’s Girl in the Shadows.
Investigate murder and a missing gem in A.J. Hartley’s Steeplejack, the first in the new Alternative Detective series.
The main character in Eliza Wass’ The Cresswell Plot deals with cult behavior, horrible parents, and some serious soul searching.
There’s more than avalanches to fear in Lindsay Ribar’s Rocks Fall, Everyone Dies.
Flawed, Cecelia Ahern’s first foray into the YA genre, mixes dystopian themes with classic literary ideas.
Heidi Heilig’s debut novel, The Girl From Everywhere, takes you on a trip through time and interpersonal relationships.
The princess in C.J. Redwine’s The Shadow Queen needs no prince to save her, thank you very much.
In first two books of the Four Sisters series, Stray and companion novel Burn, Elissa Sussman crafts a world that’s familiar, yet wholly separate, from classic fairy tales.
We’re all made out of ticky-tacky, and we all look just the same.
Francesca Zappia’s debut novel Made You Up features a main character who struggles with paranoid delusions and schizophrenia—and has a predisposition for some serious sass.
Aaron Hartzler's What We Saw is a nuanced, pitch-perfect look at rape culture today.
Fly away with Magonia, Maria Dahvana Headley’s novel that mixes mysterious illness with magical realism.
Lori Rader-Day takes a look at the darker side of small-town living—and high school memories—in Little Pretty Things.
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.
Arwen Elys Dayton’s Seeker is filled with more questions than answers, but is all the more intriguing for it.
Echoes of Us—the final book in Kat Zhang’s Hybrid Chronicles—does not disappoint.
What's it like to have your entire life broadcast as a reality show? Something Real by Heather Demetrios will fill you in.
S.A. Bodeen continues her streak of writing incredible boys-that-Jenny-would-crush-on in The Gardener.
S.A. Bodeen's The Compound is about a guy who's stuck in an underground compound with his crazy dad.