William Ritter

A Duck, Missing Chapter, and Keening Banshee: William Ritter's Jackaby

Fun and mystery abound in this tale of the young detective (of sorts) R. F. Jackaby and his new and able assistant, Miss Abigail Rook.

October 12, 2014

Celebrating Walter Dean Myers

As we conclude Walter Dean Myers’ posthumously published YA novel, On a Clear Day, we’re also taking a moment to appreciate the author’s legacy.

October 5, 2014

Meg Wolitzer on Sylvia Plath: A Q&A with the Belzhar Author

We caught up with Meg to talk about the inspiration behind Belzhar, Sylvia Plath, and the difference between writing adult and young adult fiction.

September 28, 2014

Carl Hiaasen Goes YA with Skink, Gators, Wi-fi, and a Missing Eye.

In Hiaasen’s first foray into YA literature, a slightly wacky homeless guy with only one eye turns out to be the supposedly dead Governor of Florida. Shenanigans of a Hiaasen-esque nature ensue.

September 21, 2014

Each Twin Has Only Half the Story: I'll Give You the Sun

Jandy Nelson’s new novel is heartbreaking and heartwarming all at once, and will satisfy teens and adults alike.

September 14, 2014

James Patterson Takes on Teen Girls in Homeroom Diaries

James Patterson isn’t exactly renowned (yet) for writing novels about teen girls, but Homeroom Diaries proves that he’s more than a mystery genre star.

August 31, 2014

A New Youth in Chris Weitz's The Young World

'Young American, young American – I want the young American …' – David Bowie, Young Americans

August 24, 2014

Universal Circus: Bigtop Reads for Everyone

From horror to history to young adult fiction, here are three circus-esque tales to satisfy everyone.

August 17, 2014

Time Travel Is a Tricky Thing

In Cristin Terrill’s YA novel All Our Yesterdays, time travel exists at the core of a group of friends and the troubles they face.

August 10, 2014

Austin Aslan's The Islands at the End of the World: Sci-fi Meets Eco-thriller

This is an apocalyptic, science-fiction eco-thriller. Austin Aslan’s first young adult book, The Islands at the End of the World, comes roaring out of the gate with expert pacing in this race-to-get-home adventure.

August 3, 2014

Not for Long: $2.99 for James Dashner's The Eye of Minds

James Dashner, author of The Maze Runner series, brings us The Eye of Minds, the first book in a new series called Mortality Doctrine.

July 27, 2014

John Sandford Post-Prey: Uncaged, First in Singular Menace Series

New York Times bestselling novelist John Sandford (The Prey Series, Virgil Flowers, The Kidd Series) is back with Uncaged, the first installment in a new teen thriller series co-written by crime reporter Michele Cook.

July 20, 2014

Revisit a YA Classic: Angus, Thongs, and Full-Frontal Snogging

Louise Rennison’s Angus, Thongs, and Full-Frontal Snogging is the perfect light-hearted romp for anyone looking for a good laugh or three hundred.

July 13, 2014

Zombies? Coming-of-Age? All at Once

Courtney Summers’s young adult novel, This Is Not a Test, explores the theme of survival – at multiple levels.

July 6, 2014

On the Heels of If I Stay: Gayle Forman's Where She Went

Where She Went continues the story of Mia and Adam, who we met in Gayle Forman's previous and exquisite novel, If I Stay.