The MinaLima special edition of Frances Hodgson Burnett’s The Secret Garden is a stunning version of the classic children’s book.
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In Tamora Pierce’s Page, Kel won’t let anything—people, her own shortcomings, or circumstances—keep her from accomplishing her dreams.
Return to Tortall to join Kel as she embarks on her first year of knight school in Tamora Pierce’s First Test.
Daine and Numair fight foes and feelings in Tamora Pierce’s The Realms of the Gods, the final book in The Immortals quartet.
Daine must pretend to play nice with a guy she’s preeetty sure is a megalomaniac murderer in Emperor Mage, the third installment of The Immortals series.
Daine and Numair find themselves part of the pack as they uncover a treasonous plot in Tamora Pierce’s Wolf-Speaker.
Swan dive back into the magical world of Tortall in Wild Magic, the first book of Tamora Pierce’s second series.
We’ve reached the grand conclusion of Tamora Pierce’s first series with Lioness Rampant, in which Alanna returns home and proves firsthand why she’s earned that Knight’s shield.
Alanna's changing minds about what women can and can't do one tribe at a time in The Woman Who Rides Like a Man from Tamora Pierce.
Strap on your bells and running sneaks, because we’re going full tilt to prevent the world from ending in Abhorsen by Garth Nix.
Before reading the latest installment of Garth Nix’s Abhorsen series in October, re-introduce yourself to Lirael, a book about a young girl with mysterious connections to magic and the Dead.
In the second installment of Tamora Pierce’s Song of the Lioness quartet, In the Hand of the Goddess, Alanna learns to let go of her many, many fears.
Do you have what it takes to be a Knight of Tortall? Find out how to (wo)man up in Tamora Pierce's Alanna: The First Adventure.
The rebel with a cause to make you SWOON.
Poirot goes to the beach!
It's not about murderous kids, you guys, calm down.
Thinking about murder and following through on it have never been closer.
So creepy! SO good!
People are dying left and right in this book, you guys! You may be next!
'S wonderful, 's marvelous to watch this Audrey Hepburn-Fred Astaire classic before it disappears from Netflix.
Celebrate the holidays the old-fashioned way (you know, with murder!).
It must be hard for this ship to stay afloat, with all the dead bodies piling up!
What's better than Hercule Poirot? Hercule Poirot and a dog, obviously!
Dame Agatha lets it all hang out on this one, you guys.
Who knew digging for antiquities could be so deadly?
There's a serial killer on the loose and only Hercule Poirot can save us!
Rumiko Takahashi's manga, Ranma ½, tells the simple story of a young martial artist who's cursed to change sexes upon contact with water. (OK, maybe it's not so simple.)
A book in which Jill thinks she's smart enough to figure it out, only to find out she's been duped yet again!
Brian reviews L. Ron Hubbard's ten-volume science fiction epic, Mission Earth. Ten volumes. Ten damn volumes.
Jill really enjoys this little gem of a murder mystery.
Letters to the FYAditor from readers have FYA HQ stumped. Can you help identify these books by their plots?
Jill discovers that even without Hercule Poirot, this book is a fun read.
In which Jill ponders why this classic doesn't hold up this time around.
Uh, Spoiler Alert, Ms. Christie!
Jennie throws it way back to 1992, with the original The Secret Circle series.
Only Hercule Poirot can stop Britain's socialites from behaving very badly.
Hang on to your drinks, everyone-- this one's about to get spooky!
This spoiler-iffic look at 1977 bestseller The Thorn Birds is full of forbidden romance, epic family sagas, and sheep.
Miss Marple finally shows up, y'all! And she's the coolest granny EVER.
Secret societies and murder, oh my!
All aboard this luxury train full of drinks and murder!
Christie's seventh novel, in which only Poirot can save the world from mean bad guys!
Just when you thought you couldn't like Agatha Christie any more, she goes and writes this book.
Meredith concludes her terrifying-ish journey down R.L. Stine's FEAR STREET with what else but HALLOWEEN PARTY?
Jill discovers Dame Christie's fifth novel is about WAY more than just fireplaces.
Meredith's spending October on R. L. Stine's FEAR STREET! Join her for the scares.
Meredith continues her tour back down the spooky bends of R.L. Stine's FEAR STREET.
We continue down R.L. Stine's FEAR STREET with a deadly slumber party on Fear Island!
It's October and Meredith is taking a trip back down the chilly twists and turns of R.L. Stine's FEAR STREET.
Christie's fourth novel, with all the right ingredients: orphans, diamonds, kidnapping, and all On A Boat!
Jill invites you to read (and drink) along again with that little Belgian detective, Hercule Poirot.
Jill desperately misses Poirot as she reads the second novel in the Agatha Christie canon, The Secret Adversary.
Jill launches her journey to re-read the Agatha Christie mystery canon while mixing themed cocktails for each book!
A review of When Love Comes to Town by Tom Lennon, a YA book tackling homosexuality in early-90s Ireland. Oof.
A review of Bette Greene's Summer of My German Soldier, a book Meghan was afraid to revisit 20 years later in case it had gotten old and fat, but was relieved to see was just as gorgeous as ever.
Alix revisits a childhood favorite about the Irish Potato Famine, Under the Hawthorn Tree by Marita Conlon-McKenna.
Alix reviews Danger Dog by Lynn Hall, a book about a thirteen year old boy who should really not own pets.
The Doc Savage adventures by Kenneth Robeson: Your great-grandparents' YA.
Alix encourages you to watch the British classic Gregory's Girl on Netflix this week and promises you won't regret it.
Alix tried, and failed, to read The Silver Kiss by Annette Curtis Klause, a classic YA vampire book.
Erin celebrates the Mars Curiosity's successful landing with a look back at the best book about Mars EVER WRITTEN, Christopher Pike's The Season of Passage.
Alix attempts to review some Lurlene McDaniel books... with some necessary libations, of course.
Alix reviews the vintage New Boy in Town by Jan Nickerson, a book that proves that teenagers in 1960 were just as whiny and insecure as they are today.
A book review of Earthseed by Pamela Sargent, a book that shows what happens when Lord of the Flies meets a spaceship.
Forever Young Adult Presents: A Review of A Wind In The Door by Madeline L'Engle
Forever Young Adult presents: a review of The Changeover by Margaret Mahy
Forever Young Adult Presents: A book review of A Wrinkle In Time by Madeleine L'Engle
A review of Rachel Neumeier's The City In The Lake, a book that feels like 80s fantasy.
Forever Young Adult Presents: A review of Dark Piper by Andre Norton
A review of Diana Wynne Jones' Charmed Life, Book 1 in the Chrestomanci series.
In Jamie Callan's The Young and the Soapy, two soap-obsessed girls find themselves living out a real-life soap opera of their own.
Meghan reveals the secrets of used bookstore shopping.
A review of Monster by Walter Dean Myers, a story about the enormous consequences of one stupid decision.
A review of the classic Emily of New Moon by Lucy Maud Montgomery.
Erin read V.C. Andrews' My Sweet Audrina. For YOU, FYA! She does it all for you!
Megan reunites with a blast from the past: Fireball by John Christopher.
Meghan falls in love with the only type of unicorn club worth joining, in Annie on My Mind by Nancy Garden.
Posh reviews one of her childhood favourites, Remember Me to Harold Square by Paula Danziger.
Jenny reviews The Blue Castle, which features that Lucy Maud Montgomery signature combo of awesome heroine and terrific swoonworthiness.
Jenny gets to know Anne and Gilbert's youngest child in Lucy Maud Montgomery's Rilla of Ingleside, against the backdrop of World War I.
Jenny's BFF Anne takes a backseat while her kids take over Rainbow Valley by Lucy Maud Montgomery.
First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes Anne and Gilbert with six kids in Anne of Ingleside by Lucy Maud Montgomery.
Holy matrimony, Batman! -- newlyweds Anne and Gilbert move into Anne's House of Dreams by Lucy Maud Montgomery.
Jenny continues the Anne Shirley lovefest with a review of Anne of Windy Poplars by Lucy Maud Montgomery.
Anne Shirley's friendship with Jenny deepens further in Anne of the Island by Lucy Maud Montgomery.
Meghan discovers Madeleine L'Engle's And Both Were Young for the first time and unsurprisingly loves it (because HELLO! Madeleine L'Engle!).
Anne Shirley may be growing up in Lucy Maud Montgomery's Anne of Avonlea, but she's still Jenny's bosom friend.
A review of Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery, aka Little Jenny's greatest YA influence.
Megan reviews I Know What You Did Last Summer by Lois Duncan, a genuine old-school mystery thriller.
Meghan reviews A Room With a View by E.M. Forster, a beloved classic with an abundance of swoon.
Resident Badass Meredith breaks down the works of Christopher Pike by frequently used literary devices.
A review of the 90s YA awesomeness known as the Forbidden Game Trilogy by L.J. Smith
Banned Book Week continues with Erin's review of one of her favorite books, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee.
Meghan reviews A Tree Grows In Brooklyn by Betty Smith, a classic coming of age novel that isn't afraid to get REALLY real.
Meghan takes a look at a list of classic dystopian novels.
Meghan reviews the epic classic Forever by the YA-pioneer herself, Judy Blume.
Jenny reminisces about her first literary love, S.E. Hinton's The Outsiders.
Erin reviews Sweet Valley High Books 6-10 (with the help of the trusty drinking game, of course).
Erin reviews Sweet Valley High Books 1-5 in the only way possible: with a drinking game.
Meet the independent, smart, and resilient Cassandra Mortmain in I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith.