In the summer of '76, two boys form a friendship born of tragedy and sealed with the promise of excitement, first loves, and alternate uses for mini golf statues. Setting Free the Kites by Alex George.
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Jeff Zenter once again brings both the heartbreak and the hope in his new novel Goodbye Days.
The star-crossed lovers in Jeff Giles’ The Edge of Everything face literal hell to be together.
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.
Debut author Kate Hart brings us her first book, After The Fall: a complicated look at consent, reputations, and damaging secrets.
First love meets last love in Adam Silvera’s History is All You Left Me.
Humans might be immortal in Neal Shusterman’s Scythe, but they’re certainly no less fallible.
Erica M. Chapman’s Teach Me to Forget is a book about suicide—and a book about hope.
Erika Johansen’s Queen of the Tearling series ends on a satisfying, if surprising, note.
Death falls into the lap of the main character of Marni Bates’ Dial Em for Murder—literally.
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.
Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff’s Gemina picks up where Illuminae left off and never lets up on the throttle.
Michaela MacColl’s latest, Secrets in the Snow, pits a fictional Jane Austen against family drama and a mysterious murder.
The first book of James Smythe’s Australia Trilogy, Way Down Dark, is—literally—way down dark.
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.
Lost Stars is a fictionalized version of the true story of Lisa Selin Davis’ first love--a version that proves sometimes truth is better than fiction.
Jay Kristoff’s Nevernight is a brutal but beautiful read. And you might even laugh a time or three.
Lucinda Gray’s The Gilded Cage is a Gothic-ish mystery with a heroine who won’t let the man (or men) get her down.
Cinda Williams Chima’s Flamecaster expands her Seven Realms world into an engaging new generation of characters.
Take a charming cruise through life's firsts and lasts in The Loose Ends List.
The rebel forces in Queen of Shadows, the fourth book in Sarah J. Maas’ Throne of Glass series, make some serious progress—and some unfortunate discoveries.
The main character of Paula Stokes’ Girl Against the Universe might be the unluckiest girl in the word, or she might just have some growing to do.
Crown of Midnight, the second novel in Sarah J. Maas’ Throne of Glass series, offers some major revelations.
The five prequel novellas of Sarah J. Maas’ The Assassin’s Blade tell of a younger, but no less deadly, Celaena Sardothien.
Chris Howard’s Night Speed is a drug-fueled sprint through the streets of NYC (and an examination of the struggles that come with addiction). You could win a copy!
Harriet Reuter Hapgood’s The Square Root of Summer is a lesson in grieving and love, with a little unexpected time travel thrown in.
The first book in Sarah J. Maas’s Throne of Glass series introduces Celaena Sardothian—one of the most badass lady assassins to ever grace the page—to the YA world.
Samantha Mabry takes readers on a magical (realism) mystery tour of Puerto Rico in her debut novel A Fierce and Subtle Poison.
Jeff Zentner’s debut novel The Serpent King, which tells the story of three best friends from rural Tennessee, is both humorous and heartbreaking.
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.
Pierce Brown’s Red Rising trilogy ends with a bang, not a whimper, in Morning Star.
The princess in C.J. Redwine’s The Shadow Queen needs no prince to save her, thank you very much.
Grab some tissues (not the whole box) for this surprisingly romantic read from Alexandra Coutts.
The main character in Eric Lindstrom’s Not If I See You First is blind—in more ways than one.
Jennifer Niven's All The Bright Places is beautifully written, but the ending misses the mark.
Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff’s Illuminae features terrifying accidents in space, an artificial intelligence gone rogue, biochemical warfare, and the power of love.
Go back to a time when traveling 20 miles per day was extraordinary and the Oregon Trail was (much) more menacing than a 2-D video game with Rae Carson’s Walk on Earth a Stranger.
Teenage Sherlock meets a female Moriarty in Heather W. Petty’s debut novel Lock & Mori.
The second book in Ellie Marney’s Every series, Every Word, does not fall prey to the dreaded Bridge Book Blues. In fact, it might even be better than the first (which is saying something).
Denial, Anger, Depression, Bargaining, Acceptance: The Five Stages of Andrew Brawley, by Shaun David Hutchinson.
Fill up yer canteens and oil up yer Colt pistols before you head out on the trail with Erin Bowman’s Vengeance Road.
Lori Rader-Day takes a look at the darker side of small-town living—and high school memories—in Little Pretty Things.
Adam Silvera’s debut novel More Happy Than Not holds no punches and tugs at the heartstrings.
Michaela MacColl returns with another mystery based on the real life of a literary lady with The Revelation of Louisa May.
We're here for you in this time of loss. Just let The Boy in the Black Suit take care of the arrangements.
Look past the odd character names in Justine Larbalestier’s Razorhurst, and you’ll find an action-packed historical novel with a little paranormal business thrown in for flavor.
The first season of this horror anthology is a little bit scary, a lotta bit weird, and an all-around interesting way to spend some free time.
Grab those tissues and get ready to go on a road trip with Gayle Forman's latest, I Was Here.
There Will Come a Time, by Carrie Arcos.
Alexandra Monir’s Suspicion was inspired by the likes of Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca and a fascination with the British peerage system.
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).
Suzanne Myers’ debut novel Stone Cove Island suggests that the past can come back to bite you at the least opportune of times.
Sometimes you just can’t help who you fall for.
Author Bethany Neal stops by with a list of her favourite dead characters in YA!
In Every Breath, author Ellie Marney brings the suspense and the swoon.
Amy Zhang's debut novel Falling Into Place explores the life -- and death -- of a mean girl.
Melissa Marr’s Made For You is a book you want to read in the middle of the day, with all of the lights on.
Pack your bags for a trip to Blackfin, where mysterious circuses can be found in the woods and dead girls don’t stay that way.
Adele Griffin’s The Unfinished Life of Addison Stone tells the story of an unusual girl through the recollections of her friends, family and acquaintances.
Kendare Blake's Anna Dressed in Blood hits all the right horror and humor notes.
Aspen, by Rebekah Crane. The most popular girl in school wants to hang out with Aspen. Too bad she's dead.
What Lindsay Cumming’s first novel lacks in plot, it makes up for in body count.
A teenage prophet comes face-to-inner voice with a murder mystery in Kimberly Pauley’s Ask Me.
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.
Hannah reviews Jenny Torres Sanchez's Death, Dickinson, and the Demented Life of Frenchie Garcia, deliverer of emotional and physical feels.
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.
Pierce Brown’s first novel might actually live up to the “next Hunger Games” hype.
Mandy C.’s investigation into the small town murder in Kathleen Hale’s No One Else Can Have You has her coming face-to-face with awkward teenagers, small-minded law enforcement officials and ineffective parents.
Mandy C.’s first real foray into the genius that is Patrick Ness’ imagination leaves her questioning
her past reading choices everything. (George Carlin would be proud.)
Mandy W. would like to buy Daisy Whitney's When You Were Here jelly crepes for the rest of her life. You know, when she's done CRYING. (Plus: an exclusive travel video from the author!)
Eric's brother is dead, but his heart goes on. As do his liver, lungs, and kidneys.
Last year, Erin swore to herself that she'd NEVER watch this episode of Downton Abbey again. The things she does for FYA.
Erin reviews Scarlett Dedd, a funny book about a familialcidal dead girl trying to kill off all her friends. No, really, it IS funny.
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.
A review of Carmen Rodrigues' 34 Pieces of You. It's out today! Why are you wasting time reading the review when you could be reading the book?
Jessi Kirby's In Honor proves that the most important ingredient for a successful road trip isn't a good map or snacks. It's a sexy passenger.
Posh reviews The Beginning of After by Jennifer Castle, in which swoon is found in the most unlikely (and tragic) of circumstances.
Meghan reviews Edges by Léna Roy, in which the characters learn to deal with loss without addiction.
Erin reviews Abandon by Her Royal FYAness, Meg Cabot.
*All hope that you aren't going to totally fall in love with a dead dude, that is.
A review of The Liar Society by Lisa and Laura Roecker, whose private school heroine is reminiscient of FYA favourite Ms. Landau-Banks.
Meghan journeys to the West Indies for drama on and off the stage, with The Jumbee by Pamela Keyes.
Heidi Kling's Sea makes Jenny reminisce about her teenage vacay flirtation, as well as wade through unseemly image search results for the casting call.
Erin reviews A Love Story Starring My Dead Best Friend by Emily Horner, which features the best high school musical this side of Tiny Dancer.
Posh reviews The Sky Is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson, a sweet and beautiful portrayal of a grieving teenager.
Erin urges everyone to find a safe sobbing spot and read The Book Thief by Markus Zusak.
Jay Asher's Thi1rteen R3asons Why looks at the power of compassion, understanding, and patience.