Ashley Poston's Heart of Iron is an entertaining—if formulaic—retelling.
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Lorie Langdon’s Olivia Twist reimagines the classic novel/musical with a gender-bent twist.
In Speak Easy, Speak Love, McKelle George reimagines Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing in a 1920s speakeasy.
In Claudia Gray’s Leia, Princess of Alderaan, Leia Organa is your typical YA MC dealing with first loves, intense schoolwork, and a rebellion that could affect the fate of an entire galaxy.
A failed Scrooge becomes the new Ghost of Christmas Past in Cynthia Hand's retelling of A Christmas Carol.
Victoria Namkung wants to give notice to any inappropriate teachers out there: Never underestimate the power of justice.
Sarah Fine’s Uncanny features unreliable narrators, a murder mystery, and a sexy android.
Ride the sentient rails in Black Light Express, the follow up to Philip Reeve’s Railhead.
Take a Firefly-esque romp around the galaxy in Melissa Lander’s novel, Starflight.
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.
Death falls into the lap of the main character of Marni Bates’ Dial Em for Murder—literally.
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.
Jessica Shirvington’s Disruption imagines a world in which relationships are controlled through pheromone technology—and the company that owns said technology controls society.
Lucinda Gray’s The Gilded Cage is a Gothic-ish mystery with a heroine who won’t let the man (or men) get her down.
Teenage geniuses obsessed with pop culture meet Shakespeare’s comedic scheming in Lily Anderson’s debut novel The Only Thing Worse Than Me Is You.
The main character of Paula Stokes’ Girl Against the Universe might be the unluckiest girl in the word, or she might just have some growing to do.
Philip Reeve’s Railhead takes readers on a wild (train) ride through the future of humanity.
Julie Buxbaum’s debut YA novel Tell Me Three Things brings the swoon in the form of an anonymous email admirer.
Pierce Brown’s Red Rising trilogy ends with a bang, not a whimper, in Morning Star.
Tessa Elwood’s Inherit the Stars examines how far someone will go for her family (in space).
Mix one part post-apocalyptic plot with three parts science fiction (and throw in an surprising ending and unexpected humor to taste) and you’ve got Erin Bow’s new novel, The Scorpion Rules.
Get to know the children of Disney’s most infamous villains in Melissa de la Cruz’s The Isle of the Lost.
Taran Matharu’s debut novel, The Novice, is an entertaining fantasy, but its too-familiar themes keep it from feeling fresh.
Inherit Midnight's execution falls short of meeting its promising premise.
Michelle Falkoff’s Playlist for the Dead might involve the aftermath of a suicide, but it’s more about how people learn to come to terms with it than the why of it all.
Pierce Brown deserves all the laurels for not falling prey to the dreaded sequel doldrums with his second novel in the Red Rising trilogy, Golden Son.
Although hot paranormal creatures are still totally her bag, Mandy C.’s worried mind wasn’t eased by the too-familiar plot of Nikki Kelly’s Lailah.
Unlovely, Celeste Conway’s novel about a townie who falls for a ballerina, gets points for reminds Mandy C. of Center Stage, but loses some for the flat climax (and lack of “Rollercoaster of Love”).
Experience courtly intrigue on a trip to a unique kingdom—Wyoming—in Cat Patrick’s Court.
Melissa Marr’s Made For You is a book you want to read in the middle of the day, with all of the lights on.
The mystery in Amy Talkington's Liv, Forever involves a spooky conspiracy and a prestigious boarding school. It's elementary, dear readers, why this is a match made in heaven.
If you like nationally ranked swimmers who constantly remind you that they’re nationally ranked swimmers and who fall in love with complete strangers for no apparent reason, then you might enjoy Seth Fishman’s The Well’s End. Mandy C. did not.
Pierce Brown’s first novel might actually live up to the “next Hunger Games” hype.
Mandy C. was surprisingly inspired by Sharon Biggs Waller’s story of a naive, upper-class girl in her debut YA novel A Mad, Wicked Folly.
After careful research, Posh determines that the new Baz Luhrmann movie should actually be called Why Isn't This My Life?.
Meghan reviews Brilliant, the aptly-named conclusion of Rachel Vail's Avery Sisters series.
Meghan's new BFF Gorgeous, the second installment of Rachel Vail's Avery Sisters series, involves a cell phone possessed by the devil. (Must be havoc on the data plan.)
Meghan gets to know Rachel Vail's Lucky, the little sister that makes her look forward to the rest of the Avery Sisters series.