Robin Benway is going to try her hardest to make you cry in her new novel, Far From The Tree.
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Two best friends, living two very different lives, on opposite coasts—but they’ll always have the Avengers and snark to fall back on.
Travel to the edge of the Final Frontier.
Kathryn Ormsbee’s Tash Hearts Tolstoy examines asexualism through adaptation.
Each one of the characters in Andrew Shvarts’ debut novel, Royal Bastards, is a bastard, a stable-hand, a princess, and an outcast.
The first in Renée Ahdieh’s new series, Flame in the Mist, is a lush, powerful, swoony tale that incorporates aspects of both Mulan and Robin Hood while standing on its own two feet.
Sarah J. Maas’ A Court of Wings and Ruin has us (once again) looking for one-way tickets to Velaris.
Victoria Scott’s Violet Grenade will have you rooting for the “good” guys.
In Ashley Poston’s Geekerella, Cinderella meets her prince at a cosplay ball and works in a food truck called the Magic Pumpkin.
Jeff Zenter once again brings both the heartbreak and the hope in his new novel Goodbye Days.
A.S. King brings her deft touch to Middle Grade in a story about a young boy and the incredible creature that he befriends.
Lesley Livingston’s The Valiant proves that you can take a girl away from her warrior clan, but you can’t take the warrior out of the girl.
Swan dive back into the magical world of Tortall in Wild Magic, the first book of Tamora Pierce’s second series.
Debut author Kate Hart brings us her first book, After The Fall: a complicated look at consent, reputations, and damaging secrets.
Erica M. Chapman’s Teach Me to Forget is a book about suicide—and a book about hope.
Sometimes best laid plans go completely awry—but in the case of Gordon Jack’s debut novel, The Boomerang Effect, it’s actually for the best.
Crooked Kingdom, the second book in Leigh Bardugo’s Six of Crows duology, is what some movie critics might call a “total romp.”
S.J. Goslee’s Whatever.: or how junior year became totally [email protected] could be a lot more serious about the serious topic of sexual identity.
Chris Struyk-Bonn’s Nice Girls Endure tries to deal with heavy-hitting issues, but misses the mark.
Melina Marchetta's Saving Francesca is a sympathetic story of the search for identity in the midst of chaos.
Emily France’s debut novel, Signs of You, adds a new stage to the Kübler-Ross model of mourning: mystery solving.
Teenage geniuses obsessed with pop culture meet Shakespeare’s comedic scheming in Lily Anderson’s debut novel The Only Thing Worse Than Me Is You.
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.
Meredith Russo will open your mind and your heart with her powerful debut, If I Was Your Girl.
Sarah J. Maas’ A Court of Mist and Fury turns Prythian's ways (and reader’s emotions) on their heads.
Julie Buxbaum’s debut YA novel Tell Me Three Things brings the swoon in the form of an anonymous email admirer.
Jeff Zentner’s debut novel The Serpent King, which tells the story of three best friends from rural Tennessee, is both humorous and heartbreaking.
The first book in Susan Dennard’s new fantasy series doesn’t disappoint.
The main character in Eric Lindstrom’s Not If I See You First is blind—in more ways than one.
The only item on the Homo sapiens agenda should be to read Becky Albertalli's hilarious debut.
Return to the world Leigh Bardugo created in The Grisha Trilogy with a new cast of (dangerous, morally questionable and awesome) characters in Six of Crows.
In preparation for the release of The Epic Adventures of Lydia Bennet, Alix takes a look at the first Lizzie Bennet Diaries spin-off book.
A girl sets off to find the person behind her internet obsession in Leila Sales' captivating new novel.
Hannah Moskowitz’s A History of Glitter and Blood takes a look at what individuals will do in times of war, and what it might be like for your friends to list your species at the top of their “fave meals” list.
Light the Bat signal—there’s a new gang of detectives in town in Becky Cloonan, Brenden Fletcher and Karl Kerschl’s Welcome to Gotham Academy.
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.
Adam Silvera’s debut novel More Happy Than Not holds no punches and tugs at the heartstrings.
Taran Matharu’s debut novel, The Novice, is an entertaining fantasy, but its too-familiar themes keep it from feeling fresh.
The characters in Burning Kingdoms, the second book in Lauren DeStefano’s Internment Chronicles, find themselves stuck between two worlds—and neither are all they’re cracked up to be.
Jodi Meadows’ The Orphan Queen hits all the right high fantasy marks.
Courtney Alameda’s debut novel Shutter is a delightful read featuring a badass lady, unsanctioned romance … and vicious and disgusting paranormal creatures.
Michelle Falkoff’s Playlist for the Dead might involve the aftermath of a suicide, but it’s more about how people learn to come to terms with it than the why of it all.
Our first ever video book report on Morgan Matson's Since You've Been Gone, which might fill the Sarah Dessen-shaped hole in your summer reading.
Mandy C. spends time with the "family-oriented retelling" that launched a thousand Merthur shippers.
Play a game of kiss (and kiss and kiss and kiss... ) and tell with Rachael Allen's 17 First Kisses.
Mariko Tamaki and Jillian Tamaki beautifully capture the joys and pains of growing up in their graphic novel, This One Summer.
Mandy W. hangs out with Nate & Margaret, a pair of sweet and unconventional best buds.
Smarty Pants Susie reviews the first four books of the childhood classic Betsy-Tacy books by Maud Hart Lovelace.
In Joanna Philbin's new novel, Mandy W. learns the Rules of Summer: good friends, hot guys, and sweet digs.
A book report of Rebecca Stead's mystery, masterpiece, and Madeleine L'Engle homage, When You Reach Me.
A review of Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes by Chris Crutcher, a story of the deep, profound bond between two outcasts.
A review of 3 Willows by Ann Brashares