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Tomi Adeyemi’s debut novel, Children of Blood and Bone, is a magical novel in more ways than one.
Shadowsong, S. Jae-Jones’ sequel to Wintersong, is a shadow of its predecessor.
The battle between good and evil isn’t black and white in Marissa Meyer’s new superhero novel, Renegades.
Robin Benway is going to try her hardest to make you cry in her new novel, Far From The Tree.
Anna-Marie McLemore’s latest novel, Wild Beauty, is another magical-realism-story-featuring-beautiful-diversity-and-LGBTQ+-characters home run.
In Jane, Unlimited, Kristin Cashore evokes Gothic themes with a unique and twisty tale about a girl, a mansion, and a whole lotta crazy.
Sarah Rees Brennan's In Other Lands is her best work yet: a frenzied romp through magic school, heartbreak, and growing up.
In her debut YA novel, Roar, Cora Carmack includes unexpected twists on the standard fantasy fare.
Suzette returns to the life she left behind a year after her beloved brother was diagnosed with bipolar and she was sent away to boarding school.
Each one of the characters in Andrew Shvarts’ debut novel, Royal Bastards, is a bastard, a stable-hand, a princess, and an outcast.
Meagan Spooner’s Beauty and the Beast retelling, Hunted, incorporates darker themes, but remains true to the heart of the story.
The promising plot of Laurie Forest’s The Black Witch is overwhelmed by the book’s problematic themes.
Elizabeth Wein is back, with a prequel to Code Name Verity.
Here We Are: Feminism for the Real World is both an educational primer and call-to-action.
Make the essential geek pilgrimage to San Diego Comic Con—I mean SupaCon—in Jen Wilde’s Queens of Geek.
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.
S. Jae-Jones weaves a lush melody of love and loss in her debut novel, Wintersong.
Although it’s set in the far future, S.J. Kincaid’s The Diabolic touches on familiar and timely themes.
Sisters can be terrible, but the ones who might be actual psychopaths are definitely the worst.
Get to know the Queen of Hearts when she was a young woman with hopes and dreams—before she became obsessed with chopping off heads—in Marissa Meyer’s Heartless.
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.
S.J. Goslee’s Whatever.: or how junior year became totally f$@ked could be a lot more serious about the serious topic of sexual identity.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is a thing that exists.
Melina Marchetta's Saving Francesca is a sympathetic story of the search for identity in the midst of chaos.
Jeff Zentner’s debut novel The Serpent King, which tells the story of three best friends from rural Tennessee, is both humorous and heartbreaking.
Not happy with your real life? Jen Brooks’ debut novel In A World Just Right gives us a glimpse into what it might be like to be able to create a better one.
Aristotle & Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe is a gorgeously-crafted portrait of two best friends exploring their identities.
Jessie Ann Foley's The Carnival at Bray is a beautifully-done coming of age story set amongst the 90s grunge scene.
Echoes of Us—the final book in Kat Zhang’s Hybrid Chronicles—does not disappoint.
Join us, if you will, on a planet where slaves are genetically engineered.
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.
Adam by Ariel Schrag is a sharp, witty story about a teenage boy who pretends to be a transgender man in order to land the girl of his dreams. What could possibly go wrong?
Pamela Ribon's Notes To Boys (And Other Things I Shouldn't Share In Public), a memoir about youth in the days before the internet, is choke-on-your-champagne funny.
Amalie Howard’s Alpha Goddess takes us on a fiery trip through heaven, hell, and high school.
Mandy C. is wowed by the fact that two women can exist in one body—as they do in Kat Zhang’s Once We Were—and not tear their self apart.
Undercurrent, by Paul Blackwell. There's a stranger in Callum's house. It's him.
Mandy W. has no desire to run away with The Rules for Disappearing by Ashley Elston. (Running away from, yes.)
A review of Leslie Stella's Permanent Record, a book about a bullied teen that Mandy will permanently remember.
Erin review's Kat Zhang's What's Left of Me, a debut false utopian novel about hybrids that aren't the Klaus-sired kind.
Dr. FYA tackles adoption, family estrangement, and conservative religious upbringing for a reader reaching out to her little sister.
Jenny reviews Christina Meredith's Kiss Crush Collide and would like to be able to call it to make out, as long as it doesn't want a commitment.
Forever Young Adult presents: A review of Harbinger by Sara Wilson Etienne
Forever Young Adult Presents: A review of Incarnate by Jodi Meadows
Posh looks beyond the highly dubious cover and is rewarded by the moving story that is Catherine Greenman's Hooked.
A review of What Happened to Goodbye by Sarah Dessen, in which the nomadic chameleon of a heroine has to figure out who she really is.
Megan reviews Melina Marchetta's Looking For Alibrandi, a story of personal and cultural identities in constant conflict.
Erin meets her book twin in Ashley Hope Pérez's What Can't Wait.
FYA asks: What cliques are missing in YA?
Meghan is glad that she entered the unfamiliar realm of jocks for Reality Check by Peter Abrahams.
Nancy Farmer's The House of the Scorpion, set in a dystopian world full of drugs and clones, has Meghan craving tacos and adding to her man-harem.
A review of the awesomely feminist and super sizzling Not That Kind of Girl by Siobhan Vivian.
Banned Book Week continues with Erin's review of one of her favorite books, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee.
Meghan had a lot of fun (almost Cabot-esque!) with My Double Life by Janette Rallison.
Erin reviews A Love Story Starring My Dead Best Friend by Emily Horner, which features the best high school musical this side of Tiny Dancer.
A review of The Disreputable History of Frankie Laundau-Banks by E. Lockhart, also known as "Why Frankie Banks Is Posh's Feminist Hero".
Meghan reviews Right Behind You by Gail Giles, an intense story about ramifications of past mistakes.
In Julie Halpern's Into the Wild Nerd Yonder, Posh finds a talented and nerdy seamstress BFF.
Carolyn Mackler's Vegan Virgin Valentine reminds Meghan of Gilmore Girls, and why she could never be a vegan (hint: CHEESE).
Discover the national treasure known as Ted Thammasat Tantipinichwong Schneider in Absolutely Maybe by Lisa Yee.
The swoon is unforgettable in Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac by Gabrielle Zevin.