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Make the essential geek pilgrimage to San Diego Comic Con—I mean SupaCon—in Jen Wilde’s Queens of Geek.
In Sara Lövestam's Wonderful Feels Like This, a teenage outcast befriends an octogenarian former musician over their common love of jazz.
There are no coincidences in Nicola Yoon’s The Sun Is Also a Star.
Jeff Zenter once again brings both the heartbreak and the hope in his new novel Goodbye Days.
Revisit Marissa Meyer’s Lunar Chronicles universe in the first volume of Wires and Nerve, a graphic novel starring sassy android (and unsung series hero) Iko.
Angie Thomas' phenomenal and essential debut is a thoughtful examination of systemic racism.
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.
A teenage thief on a quest for revenge untangles a web of crime and corruption in the Congo.
Performing for one night only! You won’t want to miss Liza Ketchum’s The Life Fantastic, a novel in three acts.
Step right up!
Stacey Lee switches over to contemporary magical realism for this sweet tale of romance and relationships.
Sisters can be terrible, but the ones who might be actual psychopaths are definitely the worst.
Maria Dahvana Headley’s Aerie revisits the fascinating sky world and sassy main character introduced in Magonia.
Crooked Kingdom, the second book in Leigh Bardugo’s Six of Crows duology, is what some movie critics might call a “total romp.”
Anna-Marie McLemore’s new novel, When the Moon Was Ours, weaves a tale of family, identity, and love, and the lengths people will go to protect all three.
In Randi Pink's Into White, Toya desperately prays to be any other race but black -- and it works.
When two academic rivals are paired up for an intense assignment, they realize that the only thing standing in their way to freedom is each other.
Craving more drama in your literary landscape? Take in the view from The Thousandth Floor.
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.
Millard Nullings (with a little help from Ransom Riggs) shares a collection of folk stories with a peculiar twist in Tales of the Peculiar.
Jay Kristoff’s Nevernight is a brutal but beautiful read. And you might even laugh a time or three.
Katrina Leno's latest novel follows a boy and a girl who tend to lose everything, so they decide to find each other.
An overachiever decides to write a novel to put her college application over the top in Enter Title Here by Rahul Kanakia.
A girl with impending memory loss writes to her future self in Lara Avery's captivating novel.
In Mirror in the Sky by Aditi Khorona, the discovery of an alternate Earth forever redefines life in our world.
Investigate murder and a missing gem in A.J. Hartley’s Steeplejack, the first in the new Alternative Detective series.
Stephanie Perkins returns with a short story anthology for summertime swoon.
Jessica Spotswood takes a contemporary turn in Wild Swans, a book about an average girl who comes from a long line of above-average women.
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?
Just FYI: This is not a sports documentary (and Becks isn’t really the film’s draw).
Cat Winters brings us a Hamlet retelling set in rural 1920s Oregon.
This charming historical anthology is the cure for common history.
Heidi Heilig’s debut novel, The Girl From Everywhere, takes you on a trip through time and interpersonal relationships.
Debut author Emily Henry arrives on the YA scene with her time travel romance, The Love That Split the World.
The first book in Susan Dennard’s new fantasy series doesn’t disappoint.
A forbidden flirtation is forged from feuding families in Anna-Marie McLemore's The Weight of Feathers.
Embark on a whirlwind tour of sights and years with Alexandra Bracken's Passenger.
While the YA genre has grown exponentially over the years, there's still some things missing.
The main character in Eric Lindstrom’s Not If I See You First is blind—in more ways than one.
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.
The final book in Marissa Meyer’s Lunar Chronicles, Winter, doesn’t disappoint. (But it is terribly hard to say goodbye to these friends.)
The only item on the Homo sapiens agenda should be to read Becky Albertalli's hilarious debut.
Patrick Ness is back with a story for those of us who aren't the Chosen Ones.
In which we finally find out what happens after To All the Boys I've Loved Before.
Rick Riordan starts a new trilogy on Norse mythology with The Sword of Summer.
Savannah believes Marie Marquardt’s Dream Things True will get you through a very emotionally intense night.
It's hard for a young man to find his way in the world. Especially when he's made of corpse pieces and he's dating two sisters who share the same body. Hey, It's a Broken, Wondrous World. By Jon Scovron
Lamar Giles shows us how much the simple act of revenge can Endanger you.
Celeste Ng stops by to talk about her powerful debut, the best-selling Everything I Never Told You.
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.
There's the regular kind of family secrets, and then there's the kind that involves the Japanese mafia.
Adam Silvera’s debut novel More Happy Than Not holds no punches and tugs at the heartstrings.
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.
In Becoming Jinn by Lori Goldstein, wish-granting powers aren't all they're cracked up to be. Even with the side effect of turning you super hot.
We're here for you in this time of loss. Just let The Boy in the Black Suit take care of the arrangements.
Check out 10 interesting things you never knew about Pakistan, then enter to win a copy of Written in the Stars!
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.
Can one be a homosexual and still be a Christian? Mia Kerick explores the world of a gay teen Catholic in Inclination.
Go ahead and grab a brand new box of tissues for Written in the Stars by Aisha Saeed, because you're def. going to need ALL of them.
When it comes to Andrew Smith, a summer camp story would never just be a summer camp story.
Aristotle & Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe is a gorgeously-crafted portrait of two best friends exploring their identities.
There Will Come a Time, by Carrie Arcos.
Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner's Starbound trilogy shifts to the battle-torn planet of This Shattered World.
Prepare to be charmed by the unlikely bromance at the heart of this French dramedy.
Ryan Graudin's The Walled City is a gritty thriller based on a v. real and unlawful place.
Author Jonathan Friesen stops by to dismantle the myth of normal.
Experience courtly intrigue on a trip to a unique kingdom—Wyoming—in Cat Patrick’s Court.
'Tis the season to swoon your face off with My True Love Gave to Me, the holiday short story collection edited by Stephanie Perkins.
Robin Talley's debut is nuanced, compassionate and powerful, and manages to skillfully balance a compelling story with two very difficult historical and cultural subjects.
Author Justina Chen addresses the challenges she faced in writing outside of her own experiences -- and why it was worth doing so anyway.
Sara Farizan tells us again how a YA romance should feel with her latest novel.
The Royal Diaries series goes to India with Kathryn Lasky's Jahanara: Princess of Princesses, and it is way better than that time the Cheetah Girls went to India.
Heather Demetrios' Exquisite Captive is a sexy modern take on jinn mythology.
Author Maria E. Andreu talks about undocumented immigration in YA.
Trust Jandy Nelson to make heartbreak a blissfully gorgeous experience.
Carina Adly MacKenzie stops by to give us the scoop on her upcoming book and her experience of writing diverse characters.
Amanda discovers the Role Playing Group characters of her dreams.
Join us, if you will, on a planet where slaves are genetically engineered.
If Amber Lough's The Fire Wish is any indication, the jinn YA bandwagon's going to be a welcome change of pace from the typical fare.
One good thing about a post-apocalyptic society like the one in Chris Weitz’s The Young World would be having free access to New York City’s finest clothing retailers. (The whole "scavenging for food and fighting off insane teenagers" thing? Pass.)
Celeste Ng's Everything I Never Told You looks at a mixed-race family in 1977 small-town Ohio struggling with the death of their golden child.
Tess Sharpe's Far From You explores such lighthearted topics as murder, drug addiction and teen sexuality.
Everything about Nina LaCour’s Everything Leads to You leads Mandy C. to determine that the book is a delightful read.
Mandy C. would really, really not enjoy living in a world—like the one depicted in H.A. Swain’s Hungry—where food is no longer a necessity.
Take a stand with The Vigilante Poets of Selwyn Academy, a hilarious and extremely clever debut novel from Kate Hattemer.
... make some shelf space, 'cause Jenny Han's latest novel is joining your ranks.
James Klise's The Art of Secrets. Someone in this school is a thief. I don't want to point any fingers, but it was totally...
Pick up some good vibrations (and get some excitations) from What I Thought Was True, a beach read with substance.
Feeling overdue for a dose of Girl Power? Delilah Dirk has it for MILES...early 19th century style!
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.
Shannon Hale's Dangerous kicks off with the heroine going to space camp. WHERE DO WE SIGN UP?!
Tired of the same ol' dystopian retreads? Diverse Energies, a collection of short stories edited by Tobias S. Buckell and Joe Monti, might just cure what ails you.
Ghetto Cowboy, by Greg Neri. A look into the sport that every young man in the inner city dreams of: horse racing.
What's it like to have your entire life broadcast as a reality show? Something Real by Heather Demetrios will fill you in.
Sara Zarr and Tara Altebrando wrote a book together. So obviously, it's great.