Author Daniel Kraus’ writing is well-crafted and compelling, and it is nothing if not dark; indeed his storytelling is the kind that keeps you awake at night.
February 23, 2014
Cress is the third book in Marissa Meyer's Lunar Chronicles and continues the fractured fairy tale tradition that Meyer firmly established in Cinder and Scarlet.
February 21, 2014
How much – or how little – do you know the Queen of the Harlem Renaissance? Don’t answer that – until you’ve worked your way through our Zora Neale Hurston primer.
February 16, 2014
Ketchup Clouds may sound depressing – but it’s better described as somber, and the progression of the story keeps you riveted.
February 9, 2014
It’s refreshing to come across a YA novel that combines familiar elements in a way that feels new, and Adele Griffin's Loud Awake and Lost does exactly that.
February 2, 2014
Michele Jaffe's Minders will work its way into your head -- which is likely what she intended.
January 26, 2014
Brilliant, intense, and action-packed, Lissa Price's Enders is a great read for sci-fi novices and buffs alike, and a more than satisfying finish to Starters.
January 19, 2014
Robyn Shneider’s The Beginning of Everything addresses the meaning of finding one’s true identity in a world where social status rules the day.
January 12, 2014
Laurie Halse Anderson's work, which revolves around contemporary issues including rape, anorexia, slavery, and masculinity, now takes on PTSD in her newest book, The Impossible Knife of Memory.
January 5, 2014
Lauren Kate’s Torment is a great novel for avid readers of fantasy and romance ... if you don’t mind dark, brooding angels and tortured love, that is.
December 29, 2013
In the spirit of taking stock, we're looking back at Random House's top ten best-selling YA eBooks of the year.
December 22, 2013
Lilian Carmine, author of The Lost Boys, shares with us the importance of the New Year in her work – and a special New Year’s wish for readers.
December 15, 2013
You don’t need to be a basketball fan to enjoy John Feinstein’s Foul Trouble.
December 8, 2013
Maggie Stiefvater’s The Raven Boys is the first of a four-book series that centers around the daughter of a psychic, Blue, and the four prep school boys who enter her life.
December 1, 2013
Since 1969, American author Judy Blume has been writing for children, ushering in some of life's big lessons alongside great storytelling. Luckily for readers, Blume continued to write along with kids as they grew into adults.