Articles tagged "YA"

2020 Texas Tayshas List

We’re thrilled to have three Macmillan titles on the 2020 Texas Tayshas Reading List!

BIRTHDAY by Meredith Russo (in the Top 10!)

SADIE by Courtney Summers

THE GILDED WOLVES by Roshani Chokshi

The Tayshas Reading List is a recommended reading list developed by public and school librarians from the Young Adult Round Table (YART). The purpose of the list is to encourage students in grades 9-12 to explore a variety of current books for recreational reading. Click here to view the full Tayshas list.

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Day’s YA – FOUL IS FAIR

TGIF, YA pals!

“Look like the innocent flower, but be the serpent under it.”

FOUL IS FAIR by Hannah Capin
9781250239549
Available February 18, 2020 from Wednesday Books
Ages 14 to 18
Available to download as an e-galley on Edelweiss

Trigger Warning: sexual assault

After Elle is raped on her sixteenth birthday, she devises a foolproof revenge plan. She changes her name to Jade, dyes her hair, transfers to her attackers’ school, and lands in the most sought-after clique (made up of her perpetrators and their cronies). Together with her three best friends, Jade uses her popularity to gain insight into those that hurt her, and the girls use their wits and wiles to take down each guilty boy, one by one.

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Adult Books for Teens

From astrology to literary fiction to a powerful Holocaust memoir, these adult books are perfect for teen readers.

ASTRO POETS: Your Guides to the Zodiac by Alex Dimitrov and Dorothea Lasky
From the online phenomenons the Astro Poets comes the first great astrology primer of the 21st century.

“Teen readers getting acquainted with their horoscopes will relish the in-depth guide to how the stars are affecting their lives.” —Booklist, YA Interest

“Lasky and Dimitrov are witty and divulge plenty about their own lives, which will entertain readers of all backgrounds.” —Publishers Weekly

AN ELEPHANT IN MY KITCHEN: What the Herd Taught Me About Love, Courage and Survival by Françoise Malby-Anthony and Katja Willemsen
A heart-warming sequel to the international bestseller THE ELEPHANT WHISPERER, by Lawrence Anthony’s wife Françoise Malby-Anthony.

“Conservation-minded teens will love the mix of emotion and adventure.” —Booklist, YA Interest

“All animal lovers will enjoy this book, particularly those concerned for the many animals in danger of extreme suffering and possible extinction at the hands of poachers.” —Library Journal

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Three Stars for SICK KIDS IN LOVE

Hannah Moskowitz’s contemporary YA romance, SICK KIDS IN LOVE, has received THREE STARRED REVIEWS!

“As aspects of modern culture blend with timeless themes, Moskowitz’s latest boasts a staying power that should secure it a place in every teen collection.” —Booklist, starred review

“Moskowitz does a splendid job of showing what the world looks like to the chronically but invisibly ill . . . A highly recommended work that’s thoughtful, funny, wise, and tender.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“Following the teens through relationship issues and health challenges makes for touching reading. Most refreshing is Moskowitz’s ability to take up real issues connected to chronic illness without insisting that the kids who have them be either heroes or martyrs.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

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Suffolk County Book Buzz Recap (11/12/19)

Yesterday we headed out of the bustling city to talk books and see the first snowfall of the year at the Suffolk County Book Buzz on Long Island. If you weren’t able to attend, or want a second look, here are the books we presented:

WHERE THE WORLD ENDS | Geraldine McCaughrean
December 3, 2019
9781250225498
YA Fiction / Historical / Europe
Ages 12 to 18

THE NIGHT COUNTRY | Melissa Albert
January 7, 2020
9781250246073
YA Fiction / Fantasy / Contemporary
Ages 12 to 18

JANE ANONYMOUS | Laurie Faria Stolarz
January 7, 2020
9781250303707
YA Fiction / Thrillers & Suspense
Ages 13 to 18

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Day’s YA – WAYWARD SON

Happy Friday, YA pals!

Who doesn’t love a magical road trip?

WAYWARD SON by Rainbow Rowell
9781250146076
Available now from Wednesday Books
Ages 14-18

After an exciting final year at Watford School of Magicks, Simon, Baz, and Penny are living in London. Baz and Penny are attending university and Simon is . . . sitting on the couch. Simon may have saved the world, but he’s been seriously bummed since losing his magic and growing a huge pair of red wings and tail. Penny decides that a road trip is just the thing to get Simon’s groove back.

From London to Chicago and across the American West, the group fends off a gang of thirsty vampires, scuffles with a few shotgun-wielding skunk-human hybrids, and races against time to save their pal Agatha. But with their magic on the fritz and their foes close behind, will they be able to save her before the unthinkable happens?

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YALSA Symposium Book Buzz Recap (11/3/19)

Over the weekend, we jetted off to Memphis for a few days of BBQ and books at the YALSA Symposium! If you weren’t able to attend (or need a refresher), here are the books we presented at the Book Buzz on Sunday morning:

WHERE THE WORLD ENDS | Geraldine McCaughrean
December 3, 2019
9781250225498
YA Fiction / Historical / Europe
Ages 12 to 18

THE NIGHT COUNTRY | Melissa Albert
January 7, 2020
9781250246073
YA Fiction / Fantasy / Contemporary
Ages 12 to 18

JANE ANONYMOUS | Laurie Faria Stolarz
January 7, 2020
9781250303707
YA Fiction / Thrillers & Suspense
Ages 13 to 18

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Day’s YA – THE NIGHT COUNTRY

Happy Halloween, YA pals!

‘Tis the season for creepy fairy tales…

THE NIGHT COUNTRY by Melissa Albert
9781250246073
Available January 7, 2020 from Flatiron Books YA
Ages 13 to 18
Available to download as an e-galley on
Edelweiss

At the end of THE HAZEL WOOD, (SPOILER ALERT) our protagonist Alice escaped the magical and haunted world of the Hinterland, where she had been trapped as a fairy tale character. Now, she and her motley crew of ex-fairy tale-ers are roaming New York City trying to live normal lives. But, someone—or something—is stalking and killing the Hinterland survivors, forcing Alice to rekindle her magic as she embarks on a dangerous hunt for the killer. And her maybe-more-than-just-a-friend, Finch, is stuck in the dying Hinterland, doing everything he can to get back to NYC and to Alice.

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Adult Books for Teens

These titles may look like they’re for adults, but they’re also perfect for teen readers!

HERE WE ARE by Aarti Namdev Shahani
HERE WE ARE is a heart-wrenching memoir about an immigrant family’s American Dream, the justice system that took it away, and the daughter who fought to get it back, from NPR correspondent Aarti Namdev Shahani.

“Shahani’s sudden push into adulthood as she sought justice for her family will resonate with YAs.” —Booklist, YA Interest

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Teen Talk (October 2019)

Check out our latest & greatest YA titles out this month, then join us on Twitter today at 2:30pm EST for Early Word YA Galley Chat (#ewgcya) and tell us what you’ve been reading & loving!

THE GRACE YEAR by Kim Liggett
9781250145444
Ages 14 – 18

No one speaks of the grace year. It’s forbidden.
Girls are told they have the power to lure grown men from their beds, drive women mad with jealousy. They believe their very skin emits a powerful aphrodisiac, the potent essence of youth, of a girl on the edge of womanhood. That’s why they’re banished for their sixteenth year, to release their magic into the wild so they can return purified and ready for marriage. But not all of them will make it home alive.

“The bones of Liggett’s tale of female repression are familiar ones, but her immersive storytelling effortlessly weaves horror elements with a harrowing and surprising survival story. Profound moments lie in small details, and readers’ hearts will race and break right along with the brave, capable Tierney’s.”
Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“This dark tale, often reminiscent of William Golding’s Lord of the Flies and Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale, is both disturbing and uplifting . . . This is a novel that will appeal to those who like dark stories with fairy-tale elements; highly recommended as a book group discussion choice.”
School Library Journal

And don’t miss these new titles from Entangled: Teen, Page Street Kids, and Wattpad Books!
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