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.”
Reader warning: This review contains spoilers.
“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?”
Set on New Earth in 2294, The Dark Intercept is intriguing.
Many young adult novels can be enjoyed by readers from 8 to 88. Others are tightly aimed at teenagers.
Climate change has wrecked Earth with monster storms and towering tsunamis. Cities around the globe disappear under water that surges higher every day.
If you like happily-ever-after girl-and-horse stories, skip Dark Horses.
“gripping and entertaining, and suitable for both its teenage target audience and adults.”
"an engaging idea that does not quite achieve its aim . . ."