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Around the World and Back Through Time: Passenger by Alexandra Bracken

The new young adult time-traveling novel, Passenger, has a lot going for it: gorgeous cover art, neat-o theme that features Travelers who can jump in and out of time and place through secret passages, a hunt for a powerful object that many Travelers are vying for, and pirates!

January 24, 2016

A YA Novel You Have to Read: We Are the Ants

Shaun David Hutchinson’s brand-new young adult novel, We Are the Ants, may indeed turn out to be one of the best books of the year.

January 17, 2016

Seeking Answers: 3 Questions for Arwen Elys Dayton

We caught up with Arwen Elys Dayton, author of the Seeker series, to talk about her books, her travels and more.

January 10, 2016

The Trouble with OCD: YA Fiction from Teresa Toten

Teresa Toten’s recent novel, The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B, gives voice to a kid struggling with an anxiety disorder.

January 7, 2016

10 Books to Prep You for the 2016 Movies

This coming year is shaping up to be a great one for movie adaptations. Are you the type who likes to read before you see? Then check out these ten great books before their movie counterparts land in theaters.

January 3, 2016

Serious Subject Matter for the YA Reader from Marieke Nijkamp

Marieke Nijkamp’s debut YA novel, This Is Where It Ends, approaches a very serious subject – school shootings – in an interesting way.

December 27, 2015

Pitch Perfect at Sea: The Trouble with Destiny by Lauren Morrill

In Lauren Morrill's new young adult novel, The Trouble with Destiny, seventeen-year-old Liza has a lot on her plate. As drum major of the Holland High Marching Band, she's taken on responsibility for the success of her high school's ragtag group of dedicated, passionate musicians, who also happen to make up her group of best […]

December 20, 2015

Something for Teen Horror Fans: Meet Zebulon Finch

Daniel Kraus’s first volume in the story of Zebulon Finch is as twisted and grotesque and readable as you’d hope.

December 13, 2015

High Stakes for the Young Adult Set: Con Academy

Joe Schreiber’s recent young adult novel, Con Academy, has one think working against it: We want more!

December 6, 2015

Trauma and What Follows: New YA Fiction by Barnabas Miller

Barnabas Miller's latest YA novel, The Girl With the Wrong Name, follows the life of Theodore Lane and her thrilling investigations into her own life

November 29, 2015

Timeless, Heartbreaking, Hopeful YA from Laurie Halse Anderson in Speak

There’s a certain sense of isolation a teenager might feel as he or she enters high school. Melinda, in Laurie Halse Anderson’s 1999 YA novel, Speak, knows that isolation in a way that will break your heart.

November 22, 2015

Intergalactic Anarchy: Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

Illuminae is a thrilling space adventure where Artificial Intelligence, a Virus and mutinies all threaten human survival.

November 15, 2015

Starting with Fallen: 5 Questions for Lauren Kate

We caught up with Lauren Kate, author of fan-favorite series Fallen, to talk about her characters, writing process, the adaptation of Fallen, and more.

November 8, 2015

Fast-paced Suspense: Kelley Armstrong's YA Novel The Masked Truth

Teenager Riley Vasquez is having a bad time of it when we meet her in Kelley Armstrong's Young Adult novel, The Masked Truth.

November 1, 2015

A Refreshing Romp of a YA Graphic Novel: Nimona

Noelle Stevenson’s graphic novel, Nimona, pits kind-of evil versus sort-of bad for a romp you won’t soon forget.