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Trust: this is one boarding school you would NOT want to attend.
In Alexandra Monir’s The Final Six, teenagers are tasked with saving humanity ... by leaving Earth and starting fresh on Jupiter’s moon, Europa.
Passion, jealousy, and betrayal intertwine in Malinda Lo's A Line in the Dark.
The promising plot of Laurie Forest’s The Black Witch is overwhelmed by the book’s problematic themes.
Lesley Livingston’s The Valiant proves that you can take a girl away from her warrior clan, but you can’t take the warrior out of the girl.
Death falls into the lap of the main character of Marni Bates’ Dial Em for Murder—literally.
Robin Talley's Macbeth retelling, As I Descended, subverts Shakespearean norms.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is a thing that exists.
Jay Kristoff’s Nevernight is a brutal but beautiful read. And you might even laugh a time or three.
Stacey Lee once again brings the tears, friendship, and beautifully-written history in this novel about the 1906 San Francisco earthquake.
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.
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.
Ryan Dean West's boarding school (mis)adventures continue in the sequel to Winger.
Mix one part post-apocalyptic plot with three parts science fiction (and throw in an surprising ending and unexpected humor to taste) and you’ve got Erin Bow’s new novel, The Scorpion Rules.
Light the Bat signal—there’s a new gang of detectives in town in Becky Cloonan, Brenden Fletcher and Karl Kerschl’s Welcome to Gotham Academy.
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.
Taran Matharu’s debut novel, The Novice, is an entertaining fantasy, but its too-familiar themes keep it from feeling fresh.
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.
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”).
The fine arts boarding school reality show in Caragh M. O'Brien's The Vault of Dreamers is more than meets the eye. #sorrynotsorry (Plus: enter to win a copy of the book!)
Openly Straight by Bill Konigsberg. A guy can only stand so much tolerance and respect.
Stephanie Perkins' Isla and the Happily Ever After is well worth the wait -- TRUST.
In Free to Fall, Lauren Miller details a future that could easily come to pass if we’re not careful to put down our smartphones every once and a while.
The mystery in Amy Talkington's Liv, Forever involves a spooky conspiracy and a prestigious boarding school. It's elementary, dear readers, why this is a match made in heaven.
If you like nationally ranked swimmers who constantly remind you that they’re nationally ranked swimmers and who fall in love with complete strangers for no apparent reason, then you might enjoy Seth Fishman’s The Well’s End. Mandy C. did not.
Ryan Dean West, from Andrew Smith's Winger, may think he's a loser, but this book sure is a winner.
Carol Goodman’s Blythewood is reminiscent of both Harry Potter and The Diviners, but in a way that doesn’t distract from the entertaining story within.
A boarding school with a secrety society? Consider Mandy W. intrigued by Lizzie Friend's Poor Little Dead Girls. (When it wasn't offending her feminist sensibilities, that is.)
A Really Awesome Mess, by Trish Cook and Brendan Haplin: Depressed pill-popper meets morose anorexic while they're both confined in a juvenile detention facility. I smell romance!
Once Upon a Time? Happily Ever After? The School for Good and Evil by Soman Chainini shows how we aren't shaped by what we perceive to be our fate, rather who we are is determined by the choices that we make.
This week's Cover Story shows us the sinister side of synchronized swimming.
Prep School Confidential combines a boarding school with a mystery, which is the literary equivalent of peanut butter and chocolate.
Alix reviews Just Patty, Jean Webster's prequel to When Patty Went to College.
Mandy won't be looking for a rematch with The Academy: Game On by Monica Seles and James LaRosa.
Kirsten Miller's How to Lead a Life of Crime is dangerously entertaining.
A boarding school that teaches stealth in note passing, hand-to-hand combat AND proper eyelash fluttering? Sign me up.
The Little Woods hide a pretty big mystery.
Supernatural short stories for a shivery Samhain.
Andrew Cotto's The Domino Effect takes the testosterone level up to a 9.
Alix reviews Morning Glories, Vol. 3 by Nick Spencer and Joe Eisma and sees what these crazy kids at the genius torture prison are up to this time.
Alix reviews Morning Glories, Vol. 2 and is still not sure what this book is about, but will follow it to the ends of the earth to find out.
Jenny reviews Martin Leicht and Isla Neal's Mothership, a book about a ship full of pregnant teenagers. In space.
Jenny reviews S. J. Kincaid's Insignia and it's so awesome, she's almost ready to try gaming.
Alix reviews Morning Glories, Vol. 1 by Nick Spencer and Joe Eisma and wonders, no really, what the hell is the story here?!
A review of Prom & Prejudice by Elizabeth Eulberg, a Pride & Prejudice retelling about some high schoolers who are way too obsessed with prom.
Forever Young Adult Presents: A review of New Girl by Paige Harbison
Forever Young Adult presents a book review of The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson
A review of Variant by Robison Wells, in which students are trapped in an evil boarding school.
Get your Louise Rennison fix with Withering Tights, in which the talentless heroine attends a performance arts summer program.
A review of the children's book The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart, in which a group of children must infiltrate and thwart an evil boarding school.
A review of Inara Scott's The Marked from the Delcroix Academy series.
If Posh has to review yet another vampire book (this time, Bloodlines by Richelle Mead), then there had better be a werewolf in jorts for her enjoyment.
In Lauren Kate's Torment, the Fallen series continues with a change of scenery at a boarding school for angelic descendants.
A review of Minder, a Ganzfield novel, by Kate Kaynak, which features the best literary sport outside of Hogwarts.
A review of The Mockingbirds by Daisy Whitney, in which a victimized student teams up with a secret society of students for vigilante justice.
Megan enjoys some Strawberry Hill wine with Looking For Alaska by John Green.
Posh would def. use magic for personal gain in Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins.
Meghan discovers Madeleine L'Engle's And Both Were Young for the first time and unsurprisingly loves it (because HELLO! Madeleine L'Engle!).
Meghan reviews Babe in Boyland by Jody Gehrman, which has a premise that works much better as a Drew Barrymore or Channing Tatum movie.
Meghan is glad that she entered the unfamiliar realm of jocks for Reality Check by Peter Abrahams.
Posh reviews Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins. Comment dit-on "TERRIBLE COVER" en français?
Jenny reviews Infinite Days (a Vampire Queen book) by Rebecca Maizel, whose heroine is a badass, slightly sociopathic former vampire.
A review of The Disreputable History of Frankie Laundau-Banks by E. Lockhart, also known as "Why Frankie Banks Is Posh's Feminist Hero".
A review of the beautiful and heartbreaking Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta. P.S. JONAH GRIGGS POSH HEARTS YOU.
Jenny falls in love with The Candidates (a Delcroix Academy book) by Inara Scott.
Jenny wouldn't turn down The House of Night Series by P.C. and Kristin Cast (or the array of hot guys she picked in Casting Call).
Meghan had a decent, platonic time with I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have To Kill You (a Gallagher Girls book) by Ally Carter, but she'd REALLY like a book featuring the hot Mr. Solomon.
Jenny reviews Stargazer by Claudia Gray, the second installment of the exponentially more awesome Evernight Series.
A group of powerful, independent young women protects the world from a terrible in A Great and Terrible Beauty (a Gemma Doyle book) by Libba Bray.
Claudia Gray's Evernight is like a baklava with layers of swoonworthiness and vampires.