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John Green Returns with TURTLES ALL THE WAY DOWN

Battling her own compulsive thoughts, a 16-year-old girl embarks on an investigative hunt for a missing billionaire with her best friend.

Return to Lyra's Oxford with LA BELLE SAUVAGE

In the first volume of The Book of Dust, Philip Pullman explores Lyra's youth through the eyes of Malcolm, a young boy who dreams of becoming a scholar.

Jason Reynolds' Latest Novel Takes Place in Only 60 Seconds

Written in verse, LONG WAY DOWN tells the story of a young man grappling with his grief and his desire for revenge.

Check Out Our Exclusive Interview with Marie Lu

Marie talks about her newest book, WARCROSS, diversity in YA and the future of tech!

Leigh Bardugo Reimagines the Super Life of Wonder Woman in WARBRINGER

In WARBRINGER, bestselling author Bardugo tells the story of Wonder Woman's history and the friendships & loyalty that make her super.

Return to NYC's Most Dazzling Tower in THE DAZZLING HEIGHTS

With all the glamour and drama of THE THOUSANDTH FLOOR, Katharine McGee invites readers back to the world of the future's elite.

Features and Contests

October Teen Board Question
BOO! Don't worry, it's not a ghost, it's our Teen Board Members in their wildest and wackiest Halloween garb. This month, we asked our Teen Board Members to describe their dream YA-inspired Halloween costume. Click here to see the first half of their answers, and check back soon for Part 2!

 

 

Ultimate Reading List Monthly Update
Starting in August, we're updating our most popular feature every month! That's right, you can now learn about our Ultimate Reading List must-reads as they release, instead of waiting for our annual update. Some of the titles we're adding this month are FAR FROM THE TREE by Robin Benway; WILD BEAUTY by Anna-Marie McLemore; BECAUSE I WAS A GIRL: True Stories for Girls of All Ages by Melissa de la Cruz; THE LIBRARIAN OF AUSCHWITZ written by Antonio Iturbe and translated by Lilit Thwaites; and TURTLES ALL THE WAY DOWN by John Green.

Latest Reviews

The City of Brass by S. A. Chakraborty - Historical Fantasy

On the streets of 18th-century Cairo, Nahri is a con woman of unsurpassed talent. But she knows better than anyone that the trades she uses to get by are all tricks, both the means to the delightful end of swindling Ottoman nobles and a reliable way to survive. However, when Nahri accidentally summons Dara, an equally sly, darkly mysterious djinn warrior, to her side during one of her cons, she is forced to reconsider her beliefs. For Dara tells Nahri an extraordinary tale: across hot, windswept sands teeming with creatures of fire and rivers where the mythical marid sleep, past ruins of once-magnificent human metropolises and mountains where the circling birds of prey are more than what they seem, lies Daevabad, the legendary city of brass --- a city to which Nahri is irrevocably bound.

The Gravekeepers by Elizabeth Byrne - Contemporary Fiction

The Windham girls lead secluded lives after their older sister died in a tragic accident and their parents’ protectiveness has made the family semi-infamous. As the new school year begins, the outside world comes creeping in through encounters with mean girls, a new friend and a runaway boy hiding out in the cemetery. Meanwhile, a ghost hangs around the Windham property --- the only grave keeper never to cross over --- plotting how to keep the sisters close to home and close to her...forever.

Three years ago, Tanner Scott’s family relocated from California to Utah. Tanner plans to coast through his remaining classes and clear out of Utah. But when his best friend Autumn dares him to take Provo High’s prestigious Seminar, Tanner can’t resist going against his better judgment and having a go. Writing a book in four months sounds simple. But it takes only one second for him to notice Sebastian Brother, the Mormon prodigy who sold his own Seminar novel the year before and who now mentors the class. And it takes less than a month for Tanner to fall completely in love with him.

A Line in the Dark by Malinda Lo - Psychological Thriller

Jess is Angie’s best friend --- even if Angie can’t see how Jess truly feels. Being the girl no one quite notices is OK with Jess anyway. If nobody notices her, she’s free to watch everyone else. But when Angie begins to fall for Margot, a girl from a nearby boarding school, Jess's powers of observation are more a curse than a gift. As Angie drags Jess further into Margot’s circle, Jess discovers more than her friend’s growing crush. Secrets and cruelty lie just beneath the carefree surface of this world of wealth and privilege, and when they come out, Jess knows Angie won’t be able to handle the consequences. When the inevitable darkness finally descends, Angie will need her best friend.

After Asha conquers each dragon and brings its head to the king, she’s offered the chance to gain her freedom in exchange for the life of the most powerful dragon in Firgaard. Along the way, Asha soon finds out there may be more truth to the ancient legends and rumors that plague her. With the help of a secret friend, Asha must shed the layers of her Iskari bondage and open her heart to love, light and a truth that has been kept from her.

Mira has always been a symbol of hope for the Fallen Isles, perfect and beautiful --- or at least that’s how she’s forced to appear. But when she uncovers a dangerous secret, Mira is betrayed by those closest to her and sentenced to the deadliest prison in the Fallen Isles. Except Mira is over being a pawn. Fighting to survive against outer threats and inner demons of mental illness, Mira must find her inner fire and the scorching truth about her own endangered magic --- before her very world collapses. And that’s all before she ignites. 

An ode to Put the Damn Guns Down, this is National Book Award finalist and New York Times bestseller Jason Reynolds’s fiercely stunning novel that takes place in 60 potent seconds --- the time it takes a kid to decide whether or not he’s going to murder the guy who killed his brother.

Eleven-year-old Malcolm Polstead and his dæmon, Asta, live with his parents at the Trout Inn near Oxford. Across the River Thames (which Malcolm navigates often using his beloved canoe, a boat by the name of La Belle Sauvage) is the Godstow Priory where the nuns live. Malcolm learns they have a guest with them; a baby by the name of Lyra Belacqua...

Sallot Leon is a thief, and a good one at that. But gender fluid Sal wants nothing more than to escape the drudgery of life as a highway robber and get closer to the upper-class --- and the nobles who destroyed their home. When Sal steals a flyer for an audition to become a member of The Left Hand --- the Queen's personal assassins, named after the rings she wears --- Sal jumps at the chance to infiltrate the court and get revenge. 
Tanya keeps having bad dreams about the old stone house around the corner from Coal Hill School --- and a girl trapped there, screaming and terrified. When Tanya and her friends go to investigate the strange house covered in cobwebs, they stumble onto their own worst nightmares come to life. But there is a presence haunting the house that is even more powerful than their individual horrors. A presence that may not want to let them go...
Invictus by Ryan Graudin - Science Fiction

The son of a time traveler from 2354 AD and a Roman gladiator, Farway Gaius McCarthy's very existence defies the laws of nature. After failing his entrance exam into the government program, Far will have to settle for captaining a time-traveling crew to steal valuables from the past. During a routine heist on the sinking Titanic, Far meets a mysterious girl named Eliot who always seems to be one step ahead of him. Armed with the knowledge that history is not as steady as it seems, she will lead Far and his team on a race through time to set things right before the clock runs out.

The battle on the island of Hades ended with a devastating explosion that left the island a smoking ruin and much of Hatch’s army dead. However, Hatch survived and he’s more determined than ever to bring the world’s governments under his control. But first, he wants to wipe out the Resistance and capture the remaining members of the divided Electroclan. The voice is captured, and Michael’s mother is being used as bait to lure the leader of the Resistance out of hiding. Can anything --- or anyone --- stop the Elgen? Or is this the end?

She, Myself, and I by Emma Young - Science Fiction

Ever since Rosa’s nerve disease rendered her quadriplegic, she’s depended on her handsome, confident older brother to be her rock and her mirror. But when a doctor from Boston chooses her to be a candidate for an experimental brain transplant, she and her family move from London in search of a miracle. Sylvia --- a girl from a small town in Massachusetts --- is brain dead, and her parents have agreed to donate her body to give Rosa a new life. But when Rosa wakes from surgery, she can’t help but wonder, with increasing obsession, who Sylvia was and what her life was like.