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In Sara Lövestam's Wonderful Feels Like This, a teenage outcast befriends an octogenarian former musician over their common love of jazz.
Angie Thomas' phenomenal and essential debut is a thoughtful examination of systemic racism.
A.S. King brings her deft touch to Middle Grade in a story about a young boy and the incredible creature that he befriends.
Newly arrived from Port-au-Prince, a teenage girl gets a fresh start in Detroit while her mother's left behind in an immigration detention centre.
Alterations is a cute, fashion-centric Sabrina retelling, perfect for younger teens and tweens.
Marie Lu's The Young Elites series reaches its breathtaking conclusion.
In Of Fire and Stars, an arranged marriage between two kingdoms gets complicated when the princess starts falling for her future sister-in-law.
Unnatural Deeds by Cyn Balog is a page-turning tale of obsession, murder, and lust.
Emma Mills' This Adventure Ends is exactly the kind of character-driven charm that makes contemporary YA so nice.
Lacey went to Europe and annoyed her husband by stopping at every bookstore she could find.
Resident FYA Dude Brian has a new book coming out, and it looks FANTASTIC. (Duh.)
Falling in love with John Corey Whaley's latest novel is highly logical behaviour.
For this Brooklyn bruja, with great power comes great desire to get rid of said powers... and then travel to an alternate dimension after doing causes a huge clusterfuzz.
To meet the titular character in Alex Gino's George is to adore her.
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.
Nina LaCour and David Levithan team up for this sweet San Francisco Pride week tale.
Stephanie Perkins returns with a short story anthology for summertime swoon.
In Nat Luurtsema's Goldfish, a former Olympic competitive swimming hopeful finds new purpose in coaching three popular boys as synchronized swimmers.
Morgan Matson celebrates the power of serendipity in The Unexpected Everything.
Meredith Russo will open your mind and your heart with her powerful debut, If I Was Your Girl.
Stacey Lee once again brings the tears, friendship, and beautifully-written history in this novel about the 1906 San Francisco earthquake.
Could an impulsive online shopping purchase be the key to Saving Montgomery Sole from her close-minded small town?
Submerge yourself in Siobhan Vivian's new novel about a girl whose hometown is literally drowning.
Alan Cumyn's Hot Pterodactyl Boyfriend is a book called HOT PTERODACTYL BOYFRIEND. Plus: check out an exclusive blog tour excerpt!
Aziz Ansari and Eric Klinenberg take an in-depth look into the world of Modern Romance.
No matter how smart or popular anyone is, Susin Nielsen's middle grade contemporary is a reminder that We Are All Made of Molecules.
Protected from the entire world to which she's allergic, the heroine of Nicola Yoon's Everything, Everything still manages to get (heart)sick.
Richelle Mead draws inspiration from Chinese folklore for her new standalone fantasy.
Ryan Graudin's Wolf By Wolf creates a terrifying past in which the Axis Powers won World War II -- and one girl sets out to catalyze their downfall.
Patrick Ness is back with a story for those of us who aren't the Chosen Ones.
Whether you're a fat bottomed girl or not, you'll fall in love with Julie Murphy's Dumplin'.
Renée Ahdieh's reimagining of 1001 Nights will have you longing for similarly decadent food and clothing, if not revenge and constant fear of death.
Slasher Girls and Monster Boys preys on your worst fears...and introduces you to a few new ones.
Because Gwenda Bond’s Lois Lane: Fallout is everything we’d hoped and dreamed for the original Crack Reporter.
What happens when an uptight overachiever and a lovable slacker chase down a tiny genius at a sci-fi convention? Resident FYA dude Brian Katcher will treat you to romance and hilarity in The Improbable Theory of Ana and Zak.
Seraphina, everyone's favorite half-dragon-half-human, is back in Shadow Scale by Rachel Hartman!
I.W. Gregorio's None of the Above is a thoughtful exploration of intersexuality and gender identity.
Could you live with being robbed of language? Beth Kephart's One Thing Stolen showcases a girl with a rare neurological disorder trying to answer that very question.
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.
1849 Missouri: two teenage girls are running from the law, pretending to be boys, and heading west on the Oregon Trail in Stacey Lee's Under A Painted Sky.
Cat Hellisen's Beastkeeper is a lovely and melancholic middle-grade retelling of Beauty and the Beast.
All European vacations should have good food, beautiful sights, and hot musicians, like the one in April Lindner's Love, Lucy does.
Solving crimes and thwarting conspiracies is a total fam jam for Knightley and Son.
For the main character in John Corey Whaley's Noggin, getting his head chopped off and surgically reattached to someone else's body is the easy part.
'Tis the season to swoon your face off with My True Love Gave to Me, the holiday short story collection edited by Stephanie Perkins.
Jessie Ann Foley's The Carnival at Bray is a beautifully-done coming of age story set amongst the 90s grunge scene.
Meg Wolitzer combines Sylvia Plath, boarding school and a whole mess of grief into a recipe for a deeply compelling read.
Trust Jandy Nelson to make heartbreak a blissfully gorgeous experience.
Sarah Rees Brennan's Unspoken is a Gothic mystery with a charming protagonist and a leather-clad love interest.
Andrew Smith's version of a road trip book includes an epileptic boy and cannibalistic alien invaders. Naturally.
Mandy and Catie took the reins for the Week 6 challenge, and YAngelists across the continent DELIVERED.
Thanks to this cool app for Kat Rosenfield's Inland, we finally have the power to make a good YA cover!
In Sarah Tregay's Fan Art, falling in love with your best friend becomes even more complicated when he doesn't even know you're gay.
... make some shelf space, 'cause Jenny Han's latest novel is joining your ranks.
The sweetness and humour definitely doesn't get lost in translation in Erin McCahan's Love and Other Foreign Words.
Mariko Tamaki and Jillian Tamaki beautifully capture the joys and pains of growing up in their graphic novel, This One Summer.
Leslye Walton's debut novel about a girl with wings is magnificently eccentric and completely absorbing.
In Danica Novgorodoff's graphic novel, The Undertaking of Lily Chen, first comes
love death, then comes your family trying to set up a Chinese ghost marriage.
Are you sleeping too well at night? Try reading Ilsa J. Bick's White Space.
With Andrew Smith as the tour guide to Grasshopper Jungle, y'all better hold onto your butts.
Ryan Dean West, from Andrew Smith's Winger, may think he's a loser, but this book sure is a winner.
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.
Could it be? A dystopian series with a satisfying ending?! Mandy W. sure thinks Champion by Marie Lu (Legend Book 3) fits the bill.
Mandy W. goes to infinity and beyond, with These Broken Stars (Starbound Book 1) by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner.
Sara Zarr and Tara Altebrando wrote a book together. So obviously, it's great.
Control by Lydia Kang kicks off an exciting new series about mutants in the future, with healthy doses of swoon and science.
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.)
It's tough not to nerd out over Rainbow Rowell's Fangirl
Mandy W. likes Sick by Tom Leveen a lot better than The Walking Dead, but still not enough to turn her into a zombie book convert.
Mandy W. reviews The House of Hades by Rick Riordan, the penultimate book in the Heroes of Olympus series that sure doesn't hold back with THE FEELS.
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.
Leila Sales' new book makes Posh do the happy dance.
Mandy W. discovers that it's never too early for TEABS, thanks to The Mark of Athena, Book 3 of The Heroes of Olympus series by Rick Riordan.
A review of Relativity by Cristin Bishara, in which Mandy W. goes on a long science rant.
Posh explains why Matthew Quick's Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock might be the best book of the year.
Mandy W. meets more demigod BFFs in The Son of Neptune, Book 2 of The Heroes of Olympus series by Rick Riordan.
Mandy W. heads back to Camp Half-Blood with The Lost Hero, Book 1 of Rick Riordan's The Heroes of Olympus series.
Mandy W. gets her Greek geekery on, with Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson and the Olympians series (Books 2-5).
A review (and defense) of Bennett Madison's September Girls, a sharp, funny, dark book about freaky mermaids.
A review of Katie Williams' enthralling ghost story Absent, in which Mandy draws some eerie parallels to MTV's Awkward. Also: lots of Swayze.
A review of David Iserson's Firecracker, in which Mandy overuses the word "asshole" but means it in the best possible way.
Erin reviews The Milk of Birds by Sylvia Whitman and is ready to hang up her hat, because nothing is ever going to make her feel like this book did.
You should really read Rainbow Rowell's Eleanor & Park. Trust.
A peek into the ever-mysterious mind of a cover designer, Phil Falco at Scholastic. (Psst: Also, there's a rad giveaway at the end! Trust me, you want in on it.)
A review of the brilliant The Flight of Gemma Hardy by Margot Livesey, which is more of an exploration than a retelling of Jane Eyre.
There's not enough magic wine in all of the kingdoms to make incest ok.
In which our heroine Betsy learns that sometimes, the best way to deal with emotions is by churning butter.
Erin reviews Tara Altebrando's What Happens Here, a tale of travel, home, friendship and what happens when everything falls apart.
In which our heroine, Darcy Jones, discovers that the power of invisibility isn't as great as Harry Potter makes it seem.
A review of Love Drugged by James Klise. One pill makes you larger, the other makes you straight.
We've been waiting AGES for Bennett's new book, and the cover does not disappoint.
Alix reviews A Wrinkle In Time: The Graphic Novel, a new take on the classic novel.
Alix reviews Silhouette of a Sparrow by Molly Beth Griffin about a teenage girl trying to assert herself as a young woman in the 1920s.
A review of Maggie Stiefvater's The Raven Boys, a book that includes (but is not limited to): psychics, a quest, and private school boys.
Erin reviews Annabel Pitcher's My Sister Lives on the Mantlepiece, a story of the wild romance of grief and the tiny blossoms of hope. REQUIRED READING, Y'ALL.
Alix reviews Alif the Unseen, a book that manages to blend fantasy, theology, and computer hacking.
Erin reviews Lisa Stasse's The Forsaken, a novel which proves you really never can trust The Man.
YA author and new FYA contributor Brian Katcher gives the dude review treatment to Me and Earl and the Dying Girl.
A review of Beth Kephart's Small Damages, a book you should read RIGHT NOW. It's about love and loss and living, and there's not a paranormal anything to be found. THANK GOD.