The main character of Gwendolyn Clare’s Ink, Iron, and Glass might be The Special, but her gift for writing worlds into existence is pretty darn enviable.
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Melissa de la Cruz’s Pride and Prejudice and Mistletoe reads like an adequate fanfiction—not good, but not nearly bad enough to be hilari-good, either.
The main character in Marcella Pixley’s Ready to Fall deals with the loss of a loved one in a very personal—and slightly crazy—way.
Lily Anderson’s Not Now, Not Ever sets the farce of The Importance of Being Earnest in a summer camp for geniuses.
There’s no better time to revisit Hawkins, Indiana—or take your first trip to the Upside Down.
The stories in Leigh Bardugo’s The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic are both familiar and fresh.
Anna-Marie McLemore’s latest novel, Wild Beauty, is another magical-realism-story-featuring-beautiful-diversity-and-LGBTQ+-characters home run.
Tillie Walden’s memoir, Spinning, is a poignant look at youth sports, first love, and growing up.
Ryan Graudin’s Invictus is a departure from her previous novels, but it's no less action-packed.
Discover a fascinating new universe in AdriAnne Strickland and Michael Miller’s Shadow Run.
Being the second child doesn’t come with the usual perks in the first book in Amy A. Bartol’s new dystopian series, Secondborn.
Becky Albertalli is back in this story of a crush-prone heroine with a couple cases of maybe-not-so-unrequited love.
Jeff Zenter once again brings both the heartbreak and the hope in his new novel Goodbye Days.
Meet Girl Mans Up's Pen, a teenage girl who doesn't conform to anybody's standards but her own.
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.
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.”
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.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is a thing that exists.
As the sign in the window says: Trust Me.
Could an impulsive online shopping purchase be the key to Saving Montgomery Sole from her close-minded small town?
We’re all made out of ticky-tacky, and we all look just the same.
No matter how smart or popular anyone is, Susin Nielsen's middle grade contemporary is a reminder that We Are All Made of Molecules.
Reunite with the Garrett family in Huntley Fitzpatrick's companion novel to My Life Next Door.
In the mood for a political thriller? Jennifer Lynn Barnes has just the fix.
Sometimes you just can’t help who you fall for.
Brian reviews Teen Spirit, by Francesca Lia Block. He thinks he would have enjoyed this more if he didn't have a...you know...Y chromosome.
A review of Trish Doller's Where the Stars Still Shine, a book that Mandy W. is grateful to for breaking her heart.
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!)
Dr. FYA tackles adoption, family estrangement, and conservative religious upbringing for a reader reaching out to her little sister.
A review of Lish McBride's Necromancing The Stone, a sequel that even surpasses its predecessor in sheer fun-to-readness.
Megan reviews The Piper's Son by Melina Marchetta, which features older YA characters (yay!). And: MELINA MARCHETTA.
A review of Family by Micol Ostow, in which a teen runaway finds herself in a crazy cult not unlike the Manson Family.
Megan reviews Melina Marchetta's Looking For Alibrandi, a story of personal and cultural identities in constant conflict.