SLJ’s Best YA Books of 2022

School Library Journal selected five of our books for their list of Best YA Books of 2022!

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OUR CROOKED HEARTS by Melissa Albert
“This is a multi-genre, coming-of-age story that explores diverse relationships that teens will relate to. Albert’s fast-paced storytelling is both thrilling and accessible, with her descriptive similes, knowledge of the occult, and imaginative spells . . . Teens who enjoy drama, secrets, romance, and mysteries with a twist of magic will love this one.”
School Library Journal, starred review

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I’M THE GIRL by Courtney Summers
“The tenderness with which Summers handles even her angriest and most revenge-obsessed characters is on full display here, providing brief moments of ­respite from the rage and brutality . . . A powerful and important story recommended for all library collections, though with a caution for some sensitive readers.”
School Library Journal, starred review

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ANATOMY: A Love Story by Dana Schwartz
Schwartz creates an exquisitely intricate world that is both romantic and macabre; the setting of 1817 Edinburgh is detailed without being overwhelming. The central mystery is intriguing and horrifying . . . A suspenseful, intricately plotted gothic romance, perfect for fans of macabre historical fiction.” School Library Journal, starred review

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LONG STORY SHORT by Serena Kaylor
“Beatrice’s anxiety is handled quite realistically, and with care, comforting those with similar issues. ­Delightfully, the first meeting between ­Beatrice and Nik leads to an enemies-to-lovers trope which doesn’t disappoint . . . For the introverted and theater fans alike, this is a must-read summer camp romp.” School Library Journal, starred review

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THREE KISSES, ONE MIDNIGHT by Roshani Chokshi, Sandhya Menon, and Evelyn Skye
“Although each story stands on its own, Onny, Ash, and True’s friendship is a consistent thread tying everything together, and the setting of Moon Ridge is charming from start to finish. Supernatural elements are often mentioned, but this is an atmospheric rom-com about the magic of love rather than a fantasy . . . Hand this to anyone who loves tarot, astrology, and witchy things.” School Library Journal, starred review

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