The Dark Days Deceit is the long-awaited conclusion to Alison Goodman’s historical fantasy series about Lady Helen, who proves it's possible to be prim and proper while kicking demon butt.
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Ever wonder how Bram Stoker came up with all those spooky stories? Welcome to Robert Masello's The Night Crossing.
The MinaLima special edition of Frances Hodgson Burnett’s The Secret Garden is a stunning version of the classic children’s book.
Books and booze, bringing people together. Even in Nazi-occupied Guernsey.
So you got on The Wrong Train? Well, let's tell some scary stories while we wait for the next one.
Lorie Langdon’s Olivia Twist reimagines the classic novel/musical with a gender-bent twist.
Join the heir to the Earldom of Montague on a road trip, 1700s style, in The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue.
Let's visit an alt-history version of England where the Germans rule and Nazis are still in power.
Mandy C. went to London and took a little side trip to the home of the Harry Potter films.
If you haven't seen this series yet, get yourself to Amazon Prime and fix that at once.
Does this Persuasion retelling live up to the original? Melissa Pimentel’s The One That Got Away has some big shoes to fill.
Sarah Rees Brennan's In Other Lands is her best work yet: a frenzied romp through magic school, heartbreak, and growing up.
In The Dark Days Pact, Lady Helen returns to find that even when one is spending their summer at the beach, dastardly and devious plots lurk just beneath the waves.
Time—and love—make the world go ‘round in Tara Sim’s Timekeeper.
Looking for a character-driven WWII novel? Look no further.
Lisa Williamsons's The Art of Being Normal shows us that anyone can fit in, but it takes someone special to stand out.
Do you think QEII is watching this on the Royal Netflix Account?
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is a thing that exists.
Eliot Schrefer gives us the ultimate Geek Fantasy Novel in the appropriately-named Geek Fantasy Novel.
Debutantes, dances, and demons, oh my! In The Dark Days Club by Alison Goodman, Lady Helen will never forget her first Season.
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.
Ash Walker just met the girl of her dreams. Too bad she's her English teacher.
Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton and Jodi Meadows put a fantastical spin on the history of the Nine-Day Queen in My Lady Jane.
In Nat Luurtsema's Goldfish, a former Olympic competitive swimming hopeful finds new purpose in coaching three popular boys as synchronized swimmers.
If you can't get your own first date, just steal one!
Harriet Reuter Hapgood’s The Square Root of Summer is a lesson in grieving and love, with a little unexpected time travel thrown in.
Finally, the US gets a copy of Rae Earl's 1989 teenage diary.
Catherine Lowell's The Madwoman Upstairs is a literary dream for anyone who loves the Brontë sisters.
Tarun Shanker and Kelly Zekas mix Austen-esque sass with superpowers in These Vicious Masks.
The Many Lives of John Stone by Linda Buckley-Archer is about a nobleman who is blessed with an almost infinite lifespan and is totally not a Highlander rip-off.
We've reached the last My Mad Fat Diary episode, and it meets all expectations.
Change is necessary, but scary. Especially when it involves car wrecks, relationships, and university.
Rae gets her life together as Series 2 ends.
Sherry Thomas’ Elemental Trilogy wraps up with The Immortal Heights.
This is a rough one.
Rae and Liam grow closer (WHY), Archie is outed, and Rae's mum is converting to Islam.
Rae and Finn are on! Rae and Finn are off.
Raves, drugs, drinking, going off her meds, and not being there when she's needed: Rae makes some predictably bad choices.
We've got sparks flying three ways.
You'd have to be mad not to love Rae Earl's cutting and poignant voice.
Gregory Funaro's middle grade novel shows us that that there are alternatives to that letter from Hogwarts.
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).
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.
Who wouldn't want to be the child bride of a nature cult's ruthless leader? Well, the protagonist of Lisa Heathfield's Seed, for one.
Ryan Graudin's sequel to All That Glows—All That Burns—upps the action and brings new life to familiar (to Arthurian scholars, at least) characters.
Ever heard of the Victorian Era? This girl, like, invented that.
The second novel in Samantha Shannon’s The Bone Season series shifts its focus to London and the shady humans that live there (but, thankfully, still features super hot extradimensional creatures).
Holly Smale's Geek Girl is ready to take the runway (and the YA world) by storm!
A world in which people’s destinies are determined by the frequency at which they resonate is an interesting, if flawed, idea.
Although hot paranormal creatures are still totally her bag, Mandy C.’s worried mind wasn’t eased by the too-familiar plot of Nikki Kelly’s Lailah.
Alexandra Monir’s Suspicion was inspired by the likes of Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca and a fascination with the British peerage system.
Finn Maguire, that loveable English scamp, returns in a new book, Incinerator, and almost gets burned alive. Pip, pip, cheerio!
The second novel in the Elemental Trilogy doesn’t really make waves, but it progresses the plot along nicely enough.
Unmade, the last installment in Sarah Rees Brennan's The Lynburn Legacy trilogy, will shock, delight, and wrap up all those loose ends.
Sarah Rees Brennan's Untold raises the stakes and brings the swoon.
Sarah Rees Brennan's Unspoken is a Gothic mystery with a charming protagonist and a leather-clad love interest.
Although it sounds like it should be, Samantha Shannon’s debut novel The Bone Season is not a Jeffrey Deaver book starring Lincoln Rhyme.
Step up to the FYA laboratory for some highly scientific analysis of the StreetDance series to take center stage!
New FYA contributor Maria launches her tribute to The Royal Diaries series with Elizabeth I: Red Rose of the House of Tudor
The Brontë sisters in Michaela MacColl’s Always Emily aren’t the Charlotte and Emily you think you know.
The first novel in Melissa de la Cruz’s new series, The Ring and the Crown, has a lot of promise. But it also has at least two too many main characters.
In his new adult novel The Crane Wife, Patrick Ness puts a very Ness-ian spin on a traditional Japanese folktale.
Ryan Graudin mixes ancient royalty—the Fae—and modern royalty—an English prince—in her new novel All That Glows.
David Massey's Torn: a story about an imaginary war in a fictitious country called Afghanistan.
Annabel Pitcher returns with Ketchup Clouds, a story of guilt and grief, and of love and loss.
Divergent may still be months away, but it's never too early to declare Theo James to be your new fake boyfriend.
Get the scoop on the London FYA Book Club and their fave book club picks!
Mandy C. spends an evening with Wild Target, a movie that proves that there really are only so many British actors—but they’re all brilliant.
A review of Luke Hollands's Peregrine Harker & the Black Death: a middle grade book so outrageous, so unbelievable, so over-the-top, that you can't help but love it.
Welcome back to our occasional eye/soul candy series, in which we celebrate boys and girls whom you should immediately declare to be your new fake boyfriend/girlfriend! This time, we focus on the man of steel himself, Mr. Henry Cavill.
Brian reviews Terry Pratchett's Dodger, a book about the London underground...and not the subway.
Welcome to our new series, in which we celebrate boys and girls whom you should immediately declare to be your new fake boyfriend/girlfriend! First up, Comedian and Wearer of Fancy Pants, Mister Jack Whitehall!
...that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife. Megan reads Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice for the first time, ever, as the literally classic gets the official FYA book report treatment.
A review of Shadow of Night, the second in Deborah Harkness's All Souls' Trilogy (not-actually-spoilery spoiler alert: there is hardly a library to be seen, but you'll get to meet Shakespeare).
A review of Evelina by Frances Burney, a somewhat questionable predecessor to Jane Austen.
A review of Ladies in Waiting by Laura Sullivan, who makes Charles II into quite the fox.
Forever Young Adult presents a book review of I've Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella
A book review of White Crow by Marcus Sedgwick, a book that brings out the HELL NAH.
Forever Young Adult presents a book review of Flick by Abigail Tarttelin
Forever Young Adult Presents: A review of Life: An Exploded Diagram by Mal Peet
Erin suggests plenty of British shows for your holiday viewing pleasure!
Get your Louise Rennison fix with Withering Tights, in which the talentless heroine attends a performance arts summer program.
Erin reads a grownup book that devastates her with the repercussions of war, The Very Thought of You by Rosie Alison.
What Tess Oliver's Camille may lack in historical accuracy, it more than makes up for with hot werewolf swoontimes.
Meghan reviews A Room With a View by E.M. Forster, a beloved classic with an abundance of swoon.
Erin falls in love with Melissa Jensen's Falling In Love With English Boys but keeps it on the DL (just LOOK at the cover!).
Meghan reviews the start of the Patricia Wrede series, Mairelon the Magician, in which a street urchin teams up with a magician and his assistant.
Megan likes How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff, despite its horrific choices in romantic partners.
Jenny reviews the sobfest that is Lucy Christopher's Flyaway, in which a young girl copes with the struggles in her own life by channeling her energy into rescuing a lone swan.
A tale of Jenny's trip to London for Christmas.