June 2, 2019 Rebecca Podos' new novel follows a girl who's inherited her family power: She can see her Time, the moment of her death. But then she discovers it's possible to evade your Time — for a painful price.
May 18, 2019 Nafiza Azad creates a fantastical yet believable Silk Road city in her new young adult novel, building a world of humans and djinns, spices and sounds, woven through with Urdu, Arabic and Hindi.
May 11, 2019 Elizabeth Acevedo follows up her National Book Award-winning The Poet X with this story of a young woman juggling high school, single motherhood, and work while dreaming of becoming a chef.
April 19, 2019 Teenaged, angst-ridden Edgar Allan Poe seems like a great protagonist for a supernatural young adult novel — but The Raven's Tale has some serious flaws that leave a void at the story's heart.
April 9, 2019 It's getting too nice to stay inside, but when you venture out into the sunshine, be sure to take a good book with you. And if young adult fiction is your favorite, we've got three great spring reads.
March 31, 2019 Jessica Brody and Joanne Rendell's new novel recasts Les Miserables on a distant — yet French-inflected — planet where a powerful Regime keeps the populace split and oppressed.
March 14, 2019 In Mariah MacCarthy's new young adult novel, cheerleader Jenna's world gets turned upside down when her former best friend suddenly goes full Mean Girl, and she has to learn to define herself anew.
February 28, 2019 Tehlor Kay Mejia's debut novel We Set the Dark on Fire is set at a posh girls' school in a dystopian world where the students are being trained for lives as political consorts to powerful men.
February 9, 2019 Gita Trelease's new novel follows a young woman trying to support her family in Paris on the eve of the French Revolution, using trickery and a little real magic to disguise herself as an aristocrat.
February 2, 2019 Caleb Roehrig's new YA thriller follows socialite-turned-cat burglar Margo Manning and her crew of kickboxing drag queens as they take on one last multimillion-dollar heist — and its consequences.
January 20, 2019 Roshani Chokshi's new novel — set in an alternate Belle Époque Paris — features an unlikely team of thieves out to steal a magical artifact with connections to their colonized homelands.
December 19, 2018 M.K. England's new novel starts with a bang: A group of space-school rejects must save the universe. It never quite delivers on that premise, but the characters are so appealing, you'll want more.
October 25, 2018 Laura Weymouth's new novel follows two sisters struggling with the aftermath of their adventures in a magic land. That struggle is the vivid heart of the book, but its Narnia-lite doesn't quite work.
October 10, 2018 Anna-Marie McLemore braids old bits of myth about swans and cursed sisters into a new, more inward-looking story that lets readers see just how hard it is to be a character in a fairy tale.
September 27, 2018 Fall is finally here, and as the days grow shorter and colder, it's time to tell tall tales about girls who survive, girls who fight, and girls who, if given the chance, may prove to be heroes.