Preston Norton’s Neanderthal Opens the Door to the Universe is filled with heartbreak and humor, and a delightfully realistic teenage boy.
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In Alexandra Monir’s The Final Six, teenagers are tasked with saving humanity ... by leaving Earth and starting fresh on Jupiter’s moon, Europa.
Flight Season from Marie Marquardt is exactly the kind of quiet but powerful contemporary the genre needs.
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.
Dara must face the fallout from her best friend's death in Rebecca Phillips' These Things I've Done.
State-sanctioned resurrections make for horrible choices in Chandler Baker's This Is Not The End.
Two broken souls find each other in an unusually morbid way in Brigid Kemmerer’s new novel, Letters to the Lost.
Jeff Zenter once again brings both the heartbreak and the hope in his new novel Goodbye Days.
First love meets last love in Adam Silvera’s History is All You Left Me.
With an arm, a brother and a first love, Paula Garner explores the shadow of loss in Phantom Limbs.
Monica Hesse's Girl in the Blue Coat captures WWII-era Amsterdam beautifully, but reduces Jewish people to footnotes in their own story.
Emily France’s debut novel, Signs of You, adds a new stage to the Kübler-Ross model of mourning: mystery solving.
Stephanie Perkins returns with a short story anthology for summertime swoon.
Jenny Manzer explores grief and music in Save Me, Kurt Cobain.
Grab some tissues (not the whole box) for this surprisingly romantic read from Alexandra Coutts.
Jennifer Niven's All The Bright Places is beautifully written, but the ending misses the mark.
Ava Dellaira's love letters might be to the dead, but they pulsate with the rhythm of genuine heart.
It's classic soap opera material as one twin swaps her identity for the other's in Trisha Leaver's The Secrets We Keep.
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.
Jessie Ann Foley's The Carnival at Bray is a beautifully-done coming of age story set amongst the 90s grunge scene.
Amy Zhang's debut novel Falling Into Place explores the life -- and death -- of a mean girl.
Hit the road with Let's Get Lost by Adi Alsaid.
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.
Alyssa B. Sheinmel's Second Star is a sweet, sad Peter Pan retelling set all along the California coast.
Mandy C. is totally enamored with the story of the red-haired, faerie killing, Buffy-like main character in Elizabeth May’s The Falconer.