June 30, 2020 For summer, we've got a roundup of great new young adult fiction that stretches from Brooklyn to Ireland to fantasy realms of sirens and wolf-people.
April 21, 2020 These three young adult novels center on girls pushed to their limits, figuring out what they're willing to do to survive, be remembered and protect what they love.
Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know, by Samira Ahmed
April 11, 2020 Samira Ahmed's new novel bounces between two timelines, following a Muslim American art student in Paris, and the mysterious harem woman she believes inspired work by Lord Byron and his circle.
March 26, 2020 In Samantha Mabry's new novel, three prickly sisters are haunted, maybe literally, by their fourth, who's died in an accident. She has a message for them, but they may be too sunk in grief to hear it.
February 6, 2020 Kiran Millwood Hargrave's new novel takes place in a 17th century Norwegian fishing village devastated by a storm that swallows husbands, brothers and fathers, leaving the women to survive alone.
January 8, 2020 Isabel Ibañez's debut novel blends fiber art magic and Bolivian-inspired fantasy, for a story that seems at first to be about revenge — but blossoms into something more complex and surprising.
December 7, 2019 Ryan LaSala's new novel imagines a world where people get swept up in dangerous, all-encompassing dreams — and only a damaged, anmesiac kid and his friends have the power to fight them.
November 24, 2019 Naomi Kritzer's new novel takes off from her award-winning story about an AI that loves cats. It's a wild, rollicking tale with a gritty truth at its core: You never know who you're talking to online.
November 9, 2019 Kiersten White's retelling of the King Arthur story puts his queen Guinevere at the center — only she's not really Guinevere. She's a magic-wielding changeling, sent to court to protect the king.
October 26, 2019 Ruta Sepetys' new young adult novel is set in Spain in the 1950s, during the dictatorship of Francisco Franco. A teenaged American tourist in Madrid falls for a local, with eye-opening consequences.
October 12, 2019 In her new book, Heidi Heilig continues the tale of family, rebellion and necromancy begun in For a Muse of Fire. Heilig tackles difficult issues deftly, and sets up readers for a rousing conclusion.
October 4, 2019 Laura Ruby's new young adult novel, set just during the Depression, follows a young girl and her sister who are trying to survive a stark orphanage — and attracting the attention of its local ghost.
September 29, 2019 In her new book, Rowell returns to her Harry Potter-inspired heroes Simon and Baz — who've saved the world from evil and are at a loss as to what to do next. The answer? A road trip across America.
September 22, 2019 Rutendo Tavengerwei's YA debut is a glimpse into the lives of two struggling teens: Shamiso, who moves to Zimbabwe after her father dies in a suspicious car accident, and cancer survivor Tanyaradzwa.
September 16, 2019 Time to put down the beach reads and pick up some substantive, immersive new young adult books — from a monstrous fantasy, to a refugee's tale, to a story that brings new meaning to haunted houses.