A failed Scrooge becomes the new Ghost of Christmas Past in Cynthia Hand's retelling of A Christmas Carol.
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Mitali Perkins creates a homage to immigrants and complicated families in You Bring The Distant Near.
The latest Diviners installment Before The Devil Breaks You is everything you could hope for (except for having Book 4 in your hands right now).
Resident YA dude Brian dishes on his trip to NYCC, where he almost lost his wife (seriously).
Magical duels, New York City, and lawyers—An Unkindness of Magicians has it all.
Leigh Bardugo’s Wonder Woman: Warbringer is a fantastic addition to the iconic superhero’s canon.
Chicago was great, but we were glad to return to NYC.
Revisit your Josh Hartnett crush with guns a-blazing.
Roland Smith takes us on a frightening journey into the world of the most disturbing of all prepositions: Beneath.
There are no coincidences in Nicola Yoon’s The Sun Is Also a Star.
Sarvenaz Tash writes the second greatest YA Comic Con book in The Geek's Guide to Unrequited Love.
First love meets last love in Adam Silvera’s History is All You Left Me.
Do trust the b---- to rid you of the winter blues.
Alterations is a cute, fashion-centric Sabrina retelling, perfect for younger teens and tweens.
Sisters can be terrible, but the ones who might be actual psychopaths are definitely the worst.
Craving more drama in your literary landscape? Take in the view from The Thousandth Floor.
Keira Knightley and Mark Ruffalo make beautiful music together in New York City.
Meg Leder explores first love, friendship, and all the sweetly messy stuff that comes with it in her debut novel The Museum of Heartbreak.
The New York City FYA Book Club reports back from the launch party for Carrie Firestone's The Loose Ends List. (Spoiler alert: it was awesome!)
Chris Howard’s Night Speed is a drug-fueled sprint through the streets of NYC (and an examination of the struggles that come with addiction). You could win a copy!
Sarah Rees Brennan is back with a Tale of Two Cities retelling.
Who’s in the mood for a melancholy musical?
A girl and her gay best friend fall for the same guy in the film adaptation of Rachel Cohn and David Levithan's novel.
'Tis the season for bingeing episodes of Matt Bomer -- with a drinking game!
Barnabas Miller's The Girl With the Wrong Name is a wild ride.
Clarissa Darling, star of Clarissa Explains it All, is grown up—and dealing with Real Life—in Mitchell Kriegman’s Things I Can’t Explain.
Appearances are very deceiving in Katherine Howe’s The Appearance of Annie van Sinderen.
Duh nuh nuh nuh nuh nuh, duh nuh nuh nuh nuh nuh, YEAH!
A girl sets off to find the person behind her internet obsession in Leila Sales' captivating new novel.
It's hard for a young man to find his way in the world. Especially when he's made of corpse pieces and he's dating two sisters who share the same body. Hey, It's a Broken, Wondrous World. By Jon Scovron
Sarvenaz Tash takes us back to the original Woodstock concert, for a Three Day Summer.
Libba Bray outdoes herself with the long-awaited second book in The Diviners series.
In Shanna Swendson’s Rebel Mechanics, magic is a gift of the nobility—and industry is the yell of the revolution.
Gear up for some serious gore in Danielle Vega’s Survive the Night.
The New York FYA Book Club recaps an interview with John Green at this year's Vulture Festival.
Neither particularly romantic, nor a comedy, The Good Guy still manages to be a fairly entertaining movie.
#FYAatBEA 2015 was a bookish dream vacation.
Adam Silvera’s debut novel More Happy Than Not holds no punches and tugs at the heartstrings.
We're here for you in this time of loss. Just let The Boy in the Black Suit take care of the arrangements.
One Man Guy by Michael Barakiva. Alek has always known he was different from the other boys, but by the time he got to high school, he could admit it to the world: he's Armenian. Oh, and he's gay. And Armenian.
Lee Kelly's City of Savages explores sisterly bonds so strong, they withstand the darkness of post-apocalyptic NYC. But then a boy enters the picture...
A man, a deal with Death, and the ability to sculpt anything with your bare hands -- what could go wrong? Read Scott McCloud's The Sculptor to find out.
The Manhattan FYA Book Club recaps an unforgettable evening at Strand Book Store with authors Liz Maccie and Stephen Chbosky!
In her debut novel, I'm Glad I Did, acclaimed songwriter Cynthia Weil gives us a taste of what life was like for aspiring young female songwriters in the 1960s.
A Different Me by Deborah Blumenthal. What's the cause of Allie's low self-esteem? It's as plain as the nose on her face.
Absolutely Almost, a middle-grade novel by Lisa Graff. Math anxiety, bullies and donuts.
Partials, by Dan Wells. Another post-apocalypse book which doubles as pro-choice literature.
Meet the book clubbers that Gayle Forman dubbed "The Champagne Drinkers"!
Adele Griffin’s The Unfinished Life of Addison Stone tells the story of an unusual girl through the recollections of her friends, family and acquaintances.
Stephanie Perkins' Isla and the Happily Ever After is well worth the wait -- TRUST.
One good thing about a post-apocalyptic society like the one in Chris Weitz’s The Young World would be having free access to New York City’s finest clothing retailers. (The whole "scavenging for food and fighting off insane teenagers" thing? Pass.)
A mixtape, a whirlwind night, and a secret that threatens to unravel everything: it's all in this New York City FYABC Cover Story!
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?
Get whisked away to New York City by Charlotte Silver's The Summer Invitation.
In She Is Not Invisible by Marcus Sedgwick, a pair of siblings fly across the Atlantic to look for their missing father in New York City. What could possibly go wrong?
OH. MY. GODS. A Percy Jackson musical?! Book writer Joe Tracz stops by with the scoop!
Gossip Girl gets real in Rebecca Serle's compelling exploration of grief and guilt on the Upper East Side.
Posh salutes her all time favorite movie with a
bouquet of newly sharpened pencils massive list.
Carol Goodman’s Blythewood is reminiscent of both Harry Potter and The Diviners, but in a way that doesn’t distract from the entertaining story within.
Check out the FYA Book Clubs at Catching Fire from coast to coast!
Suzy Cox's The Dead Girls Detective Agency is packed with ghosts who hauntingly remind Posh that her youth is dead.
Think working fast food or retail was a bad job? Just wait till you hear what Boy Nobody does after debate club.
It would seem there are a lack of good songs about invisibility, but thanks to this book, the same can't be said for fiction.
Author Jennifer Banash invites you to step past the velvet ropes and take a tour of her frenetic youth in 1980s New York City.
Brian reviews Darius & Twig and goes on a librarian rant.
A review of Someday, Someday, Maybe by Lauren Graham [yes, THAT Lauren Graham! (yes, I did recycle that from my earlier post)].
Posh gets down on the dance floor with White Lines.
Erin reviews Libba Bray's latest masterwork, The Diviners, a spooky tale of murder, mayhem and mystery, set in the totally jake Twenties.
A Forever Young Adult book club hangs out with Rebecca Serle, author of August pick, When You Were Mine.
Tell The Wolves I'm Home will crush you with grief and slay you with emotion. And you'll love every second.
Gwendolyn Heasley's A Long Way From You is full of New York delights wrapped in a thick Texas twang.
A recap of our adventures at the 2012
Book Cocktail Expo of America
A book report of Rebecca Stead's mystery, masterpiece, and Madeleine L'Engle homage, When You Reach Me.
Erin would like to talk to you about Girls, the new HBO show by Lena Dunham.
Set in a bleak future of poverty and crime, the daughter of a chocolate mobster stars in Gabrielle Zevin's All These Things I've Done.
Posh looks beyond the highly dubious cover and is rewarded by the moving story that is Catherine Greenman's Hooked.
Jenny wants to join Adriana Trigiani's Viola In the Spotlight in making movies around New York City.
Erin reviews Overbite, the latest installment of Meg Cabot's grownup (i.e. Cussing! Sexytimes!) Insatiable series.
Part 2 of FYA's escapades at BEA 2011, including the slumber party to end all slumber parties!
An interview with Susane Colasanti, author of So Much Closer and fellow Felicity historian.
A recap of the FYA field trip to BEA 2011, Part 1.
The Book Expo Vlog is back, with FYA's genius YA book idea!
FYA vlogs from Book Expo of America! In this edition, Erin reads an excerpt from The Most Important Book of Our Time, Tyra Banks' Modelland.
Meghan falls in love with the only type of unicorn club worth joining, in Annie on My Mind by Nancy Garden.
Jenny reviews So Much Closer, in which the heroine pulls a Felicity Porter to TEH EXTREME, following the object of her (far, far way) affection to NYC.
Erin reviews Sweet Valley Confidential by Francine Pascal and discovers what the Wakefield sisters are up to ten years later.
Gayle Forman's Where She Went picks up three years after If I Stay, in which absence makes the swoon grow fonder.
Posh reviews one of her childhood favourites, Remember Me to Harold Square by Paula Danziger.
YA authors Leila Sales and Rebecca Serle give a behind-the-scenes look of a book signing.
Megan spends a Christmas in New York with Dash and Lily's Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan.
Posh reviews Kelle James' memoir, Smile for the Camera, about her youth as an aspiring model in New York during the late '70s.
In the market for a home? Erin puts on her realtor jacket to tour popular YA neighbourhoods.
Meghan reviews A Tree Grows In Brooklyn by Betty Smith, a classic coming of age novel that isn't afraid to get REALLY real.
A summary of FYA's adventures at BEA, part two, plus a review of the Book Blogger Convention. Oh yeah and COCKTAILS.
A recap of the Posh and Jenny's first day at BEA 2010, with highlights including: not getting trampled the death, the cocktail panel and figuring out that the exhibit hall is just like a high school cafeteria.
Jenny finds Maureen Johnson's Suite Scarlett appealing to her inner theatre (and film) nerd.