May 18, 2023 Spell books, dragons, mermaids, fairies and a magic circus all take on new life in the pages of these five enchanting tales hitting shelves in May and June.
May 10, 2023 In this gripping follow-up to Angeline Boulley's much-lauded debut, we return to Sugar Island and meet the next generation of girls in the Firekeeper family.
April 6, 2023 Art and magic so often go hand in hand. These new YA releases all explore both art and magic as the means to heal trauma, communities — and even worlds.
March 15, 2023 Daughters and sisters are at the heart some new fantasy novels where supernatural bargains and shapeshifting transformations are just the beginning of stories that ultimately explore family dynamics.
February 1, 2023 The pale daylight and early darkness of winter create a space for stories — in particular for stories that ask the reader to mull themes and ideas that can sometimes be difficult.
September 7, 2022 As autumn's chill creeps in, we look to five new YA releases that will both haunt you and bewitch your heart, including books by the authors of Last Night at the Telegraph Club and The City Beautiful.
June 10, 2022 Beach reads are great — but here are some new books offering the stuff of sticky, heat-stroke dreams; overgrown, light-filled wildflower fields; and twisted alleys of old cities waking from winter.
April 27, 2022 T. Kingfisher treats source material like a buffet; the result feels like a cozy but still perilous D&D adventure, full of found-family, second chances, and winks to the folklore that inspired it.
March 16, 2022 These three YA fantasies offer up creative magic systems and mythologies, stakes as high as they come, and girls with the grit to get it done.
January 27, 2022 June Hur's history-based novel binds fiction to fact in a gripping young adult mystery. A nurse in 18th century Korea's royal court tries to track down the killer of four women.
A Marvellous Light by Freya Marske
December 22, 2021 The 19th century historical fantasy wherein magic is a layer over the already complicated strata of society is a fairly common genre, but Freya Marske makes it feel fresh in this treat of a book.
October 28, 2021 Natasha Bowen's new young adult novel is inspired by "The Little Mermaid," but charts a different course, using fairytale and folklore to deal with one of the grimmest chapters in human history.
October 10, 2021 The Death of Jane Lawrence asks that age-old question of gothic novels and fairy tales: What do you do if your very attractive husband is hiding a very dark secret in his crumbling manor house?
September 25, 2021 Both The City Beautiful and Before We Disappear feature young crooks getting by in big cities at the turn of the 19th century, one haunted by his past and the other trapped by his magic powers.
August 21, 2021 On the surface, Me (Moth) seems like a simple story. Two damaged teens fall for each other as they journey across America. But on every page, Amber McBride builds layer upon layer of meaning.
Six Crimson Cranes, by Elizabeth Lim
Knopf Books for Young Readers
July 31, 2021 Six Crimson Cranes and The River Has Teeth — two new July YA novels — both focus on monstrous mothers and folkloric family magic. But apart from that, they couldn't be more different.
July 1, 2021 In Zoe Hana Mikuta's new Gearbreakers, a talented pilot and a daring rebel have the same goal — take down a giant, evil empire. But first, they have to learn to trust each other — and maybe more.
May 23, 2021 At first glance, The Ones We're Meant to Find and Luck of the Titanic don't have much in common — one's historical, one's dystopia. But as you read, you'll see surprising thematic connections.
April 24, 2021 F.T. Lukens' earnest new seafaring romance follows a young prince desperate to hide his magical powers from the pirates who've kidnapped him — and the mysterious boy who comes to his rescue.
March 20, 2021 A contemplative exploration of existing between two cultural identities meets fake relationship romance meets backwoods thriller in this powerhouse YA debut from Ojibwe author Angeline Boulley.
February 20, 2021 Prickly, angry girls get to the bottom of mysterious disappearances — or cause them — in these three angsty YA novels, from a retelling of "The Cask of Amontillado" to a wild and frozen dystopia.
February 7, 2021 Rose Szabo has created a monstrous, dysfunctional family far worse than anything Charles Addams ever dreamed up — and young daughter Eleanor may be the worst of them. She just doesn't know why.
January 16, 2021 Randi Pink's new novel follows a young couple, Angel and Isaiah, whose budding love is set against the backdrop of historical tragedy: the Tulsa race massacre of 1921.
November 21, 2020 Chloe Gong's new novel has some of the important aspects of Shakespeare's famous tragedy — but more than anything else, it's a rich portrait of a time and place not often seen in literature.