Lucy's world is turned upside down when she becomes a counselor at a camp for troubled teens in The Names They Gave Us by Emery Lord.
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The main characters of Whitney Taylor’s Definitions of Indefinable Things struggle with depression, deception—and what it means to truly live.
After her sister's sudden death, Callie must deal with the fallout of a kidnapped girl, a grieving mother, and a town of people petitioning the Pope to make her sister a saint.
Despite having had high hopes for the book, Lacey wishes Snowbirds would fly south for the winter and stay there.
Boo! No, Brian's not trying to scare you, that's his opinion of Harmony House.
Kelly Loy Gilbert's Conviction is a stunning look at two very different forms of the word.
Emily France’s debut novel, Signs of You, adds a new stage to the Kübler-Ross model of mourning: mystery solving.
The main character in Eliza Wass’ The Cresswell Plot deals with cult behavior, horrible parents, and some serious soul searching.
Julie Berry's gorgeously-written book about a medieval female mystic and the trio of sisters who protect her will break your heart. Plus: you could win a copy!
The final books in Lisa T. Bergren’s Remnants trilogy, Season of Fire and Season of Glory, veer sharply from adventure to allegory.
Jeff Zentner’s debut novel The Serpent King, which tells the story of three best friends from rural Tennessee, is both humorous and heartbreaking.
It's 1,300 miles to San Francisco. We've got a full tank of gas, The Porcupine of Truth, it's dark, and we're wearing sunglasses. Hit it.
Mercedes Lackey’s new novel, Hunter, aims to be the next great dystopia, but ends up feeling more like the product of a formula.
Jennifer Mathieu's Devoted takes us inside the life of a girl raised in the Quiverfull movement.
Jennifer Latham mixes mystery with religious mythology (plus a sassy teenage private eye) in her debut novel Scarlett Undercover.
The second book in Heather Terrell’s Books of Eva series, Boundary, answers some questions and makes Mandy C. feel a little less ashamed for the number of Apple products she owns.
Teenage pregnancy, crazy religious cults, and fighting—lots of fighting—can all be found in Gary Meehan’s True Fire.
In the first book in her new Remnants series, Season of Wonder, Lisa T. Bergren takes readers on an epic quest full of mysticism and badasses.
Thou shalt watch and love this movie.
Amalie Howard’s Alpha Goddess takes us on a fiery trip through heaven, hell, and high school.
Alix reviews Rapture Practice, Aaron Hartzler's memoir about growing up as a fundamentalist Christian.
Alix reviews Alif the Unseen, a book that manages to blend fantasy, theology, and computer hacking.
A review of Nation by Terry Pratchett, a book in which two teenagers get stranded on a desert island together, but strangely, do not have sexy times.
Forever Young Adult Presents: A review of The Less-Dead by April Lurie
A review of The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson, which shows that even princesses with mysterious belly button gemstones are not immune to regular teenage problems.
Kirsten Miller's The Eternal Ones offers a beautifully-written mystery that features an intense romance and past lives.
Sara Zarr's Once Was Lost finds a permanent home in Posh's head and heart.