Young Adult

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“With powerful language, Usami reveals a terrifying world of teenage fan obsession.”

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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

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“a quick read . . . easily digested . .  .”

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“This is a fairly engaging work of fiction, if not terribly layered or complex.”

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“Barry has created characters that stick with the reader long after the last page is turned.

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“Barry has a real genius for getting to the reality of middle-school kids . . . gritty, real, and deeply funny.”

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In this genderbending and queer retelling of Sleeping Beauty, treasure hunter Fi finds herself tasked with saving the cursed prince Briar Rose.

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“An exquisitely painful portrait of loneliness, perfectly pitched for the current time of pandemic isolation.”

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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.

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Jetta Chantray, necromancer, remains on the run from the army and rebels, all who seek the power of her blood.

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“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.”

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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.

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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.

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“Anders’ storytelling is fleet-footed and clever, bursting with fun quips . . .”

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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

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“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.

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Meg and Colby come from different worlds. Meg is academic and upper middle class, with divorced parents and an almost sure acceptance to Cornell.

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“Seasons of the Storm is a unique, fresh love story with the feel of a fantasy.

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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.

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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

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“Poston’s loose adaptation of Beauty is enjoyable, moving, and easy to read, like eating a smooth, sweet bowl of ice cream.”

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“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.”

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“A rollicking blend of horror story, adventure, and fantasy, Angel Mage rises to a dramatic climax that will satisfy fans of all these genres.”

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“Kira is a heroine that readers will root for as they explore the world of Japanese folklore, YA-style.”

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“Holly Black weaves a compelling spell that’s certain to ensorcell her readers.

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