“With powerful language, Usami reveals a terrifying world of teenage fan obsession.”
“Rust in the Root is an absolute delight of a book, with thick worldbuilding, a complex magic system, discussions of race, power, gender, and sexuality—all wrapped
“a quick read . . . easily digested . . .”
“This is a fairly engaging work of fiction, if not terribly layered or complex.”
“Barry has created characters that stick with the reader long after the last page is turned.
“Barry has a real genius for getting to the reality of middle-school kids . . . gritty, real, and deeply funny.”
In this genderbending and queer retelling of Sleeping Beauty, treasure hunter Fi finds herself tasked with saving the cursed prince Briar Rose.
“An exquisitely painful portrait of loneliness, perfectly pitched for the current time of pandemic isolation.”
In the final book of the trilogy, Jetta Chantray, necromancer and shadow player, must finish her quest to save her people, her land, and kill her biological undead father.
Jetta Chantray, necromancer, remains on the run from the army and rebels, all who seek the power of her blood.
“a kind of master class in voice . . . the world of literature is much richer now that Longing and Other Stories is available for English readers.”
“Here’s to Us catalogs so many of the things that are weird and precious and sacred about being young people discovering who they are.
In the follow-up to their 2019 book I’m Not Dying with You Tonight, Kimberly Jones and Gilly Segal bring us two teenage best friends, both on the competitive cheer squad.
“Anders’ storytelling is fleet-footed and clever, bursting with fun quips . . .”
“Knee Deep lets itself be a story of solidarity, a tale about the glue that binds communities together, as told by the voice of a young one who, like us, the readers, is just wakin
“The first day I ever gave a shit about soccer was September 4, 1979—the day that Mr. McMann showed up at Powell Park High.
Meg and Colby come from different worlds. Meg is academic and upper middle class, with divorced parents and an almost sure acceptance to Cornell.
“Seasons of the Storm is a unique, fresh love story with the feel of a fantasy.
We are Totally Normal is set in a high school in California and depicts a young man in his final year who is confused about his sexuality.
The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, a prequel to Susanna Collins's acclaimed Hunger Games trilogy, confirms Collins as a master of dystopian YA, able to spin engaging tales around deeply f
“Poston’s loose adaptation of Beauty is enjoyable, moving, and easy to read, like eating a smooth, sweet bowl of ice cream.”
“Suffused with a love of music and a healthy dose of fantasy, The Kingdom of Back is sure to cast a spell over Lu’s eager readers.”
“A rollicking blend of horror story, adventure, and fantasy, Angel Mage rises to a dramatic climax that will satisfy fans of all these genres.”
“Kira is a heroine that readers will root for as they explore the world of Japanese folklore, YA-style.”
“Holly Black weaves a compelling spell that’s certain to ensorcell her readers.