“This young adult fantasy is dark and deftly drawn, an intriguing blend of The Hunger Games and a Japanese Cinderella story turned inside out.”
“The scope of this brilliantly imagined story is breathtaking. In it we cross dimensions and enter worlds never before seen . . .”
“Nancy Richardson Fischer deserves high praise for her well-researched and endearing novel.
“This book is a study, a narrative, a poem of what life means when you have to deal with the guilt and the pain of being a survivor. . .
“Girls on the Line is a simple, potent tale of young Chinese outcasts struggling to survive amid an unforgiving landscape of industrial and rural squalor.”
“Garcia has created a way for these four teens to challenge the way they view themselves, each other, their community, and what they each dream for their future.”
Jane Yolen has been writing science fiction and fantasy for young adults since the 1960s. Her work is generally acclaimed and widely read.
“With a plot resembling one of Shakespeare’s plays, in which ‘illusion, deception, madness, and the extraordinary things love will cause us to do’ are revealed, this novel is a delightful a
In the land of Iwagoto, an old danger is returning. Every thousand years, someone with the right prayers can summon up a dragon to grant their wish—for good or for ill.
“Beyond the Sixth Extinction is a playful but dark vision of a possible future . . .”
“Although aimed at a young adult audience, adult readers will find the pacing and worldbuilding of For a Muse of Fire comparable to adult high fantasy, and thus should feel right a
“A Map of Days reveals Ransom Riggs at the peak of his powers, leaving loyal fans ravenous for more.”
“Louisiana’s Way Home is one of those books that touches your heart. . . . Brilliant!”
“In a horrifyingly paranormal way, this is a coming of age story.”
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“Sones’ fans are sure to enjoy this harrowing tale of obsession, abuse, and ultimately, empowerment.”
This heady blend of sci-fi, romance, and revolution reels in the reader from the start.
A small town. A big secret. A deadly game. A dark, contemporary thriller.
“a terrific YA thriller. . . . Peter Blankman’s blurred perception of what’s happening to him intrigues us from the first page to the very last.”
“No one with a book is ever alone, even in the darkest hours.”
The time has come. The chessboard has been set, and battle lines have been drawn.
“a fast-moving, exciting, sometimes near-harrowing story of one of man’s basic fears, that of the denial of one’s true identity by those he loves.”
“a delightful fantasy about the woman who became one of the United Kingdom’s most famous monarchs”
“a different kind of story of a girl and her dog.”
“A brilliant and fanciful young adult novel inspired by the supposed survival of Anastasia, daughter of the last Romonov ruler of Russia.”
“It is a love letter to good writing, interesting plotting, and strong characterization.”
“Does love have to end in heartbreak?”