“Mr. Westover evokes pure creativity in this fantasy story of young adults working together for a perilous cause no matter the hazards they face.
“The plot of The Girl Who Could Silence the Wind is highly plausible, with down-to-earth characters and situations highlighting how a young woman learns to find her place and happi
“Though Truth might lean a little heavy on the feminism at times, it also contains the heart and soul of an authentic coming-of-age story that perfectly captures the essence of fir
“Written in the first person, The Dead of Winter introduces us to Michael by explaining his need to pen the eerie happenings around him.
“Fracture is a powerful, gripping tale of friendship and the sanctity of life.
“Rusty Fischer does an amazing job of writing a first-person narrative of Maddy Swift’s decent into zombie-hood.
“With his story of a chant that transforms a decrepit man, Mr. Rodari grants us the possibility that words can also alter a world gone awry—at least in fairy tales.”
“So if you possess a penis, are a bathroom bibliophile with the attention span of a gnat, and happen to be looking for a read that is as timely as, say, feather hair extensions, then perhap
“Despite being aimed at teenagers, The Space Between takes the road less traveled, resulting in a more refined story that can appeal to adults as well.
“Joe Schreiber has created an acutely teen-focused action thriller that blurs the line between gender and age, making it an enjoyable book for almost anyone.”
“Sound Bender is a fast and involving read, and it’s worth recommending to the kids.”
“Deeply insightful, daring and filled with unanticipated background information, The Iron Knight could provide what may possibly be the perfect ending to a spectacular series—or pe
“Dearly, Departed is a lush, roaming story, but the threads all come together masterfully at the end, with nothing left dangling. And it’s addictive.
“In her sequel to Stork, Wendy Delsol has once again beautifully woven modern day life with ancient legends and fantastic fairy tales, creating a story of adventure, romance, and u
“Much of what has been said or written about Legend by Marie Lu could be called hype, but this debut novel is substantive and will stand on its own; . . .
A Beautiful Dark is the debut novel of Jocelyn Davies. She’s an editor of young adult fiction and decided to take the plunge into the genre herself.
“Fever is an engaging heroine, intelligent yet oddly naïve in the ways of life. Mr. Reeve is a talented world-maker and first-class storyteller.
I Am So Strong is a classic tale of ego run amuck.
“. . . a plot-driven novel conveyed in crisp, descriptive, and thought-provoking prose via an engagingly intelligent third-person narrator. . . . an auspicious debut.”
“It is this tactic—literally providing the vocabulary for assertive communication—that makes Hey, Back Off! A standout in the field.
The Eleventh Plague is Jeff Hirsh’s debut novel. It’s a dystopian YA saga about 15-year-old Stephen Quinn.
“. . . my 13-year-old grandson picked it up and began reading the first chapter after I had put it down.
“Though fast-paced to the point of flowing somewhat erratically, the moral of the story does focus on the fact that we do live in a free country where we should be allowed to read what we w
“While the story begins with promise, Eyes in the Mirror fails to live up to expectations.”
“. . . between keeping an off-kilter teenage boy out of trouble, tracking random rogue paranormals and maintaining a normal relationship with a shapeshifter—who has time for homework?