YA Spotlight (1/25/21)

Today we are celebrating two YA fantasies with an action-packed tale about a girl fighting her way to the top of the criminal ranks, and a dangerous and addictive story in a jungle. SHADOW CITY by Francesca Flores “An assassin’s rise to power brings new responsibilities…A gripping, action-packed sequel.”–Kirkus Reviews WRITTEN IN STARLIGHT by Isabel […]

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Day’s YA: THE LAST SECRET YOU’LL EVER KEEP

The first lie you’ll ever tell, the last secret you’ll ever keep. THE LAST SECRET YOU’LL EVER KEEP by Laurie Faria Stolarz 9781250303738Available from Wednesday Books on March 16, 2021Ages 12-18E-galley on Edelweiss & NetGalley Terra was missing for four days—trapped in a well, scratching the walls to get out, and savoring every drop of rain […]

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2021 Best Fiction for Young Adults

Check out these stellar titles included in YALSA’s 2021 Best Fiction for Young Adults list! FABLE by Adrienne YoungGIRL, SERPENT, THORN by Melissa BashardoustLOBIZONA by Romina GarberTWEET CUTE by Emma LordTHE HENNA WARS by Adiba JaigirdarTHE LIFE AND MEDIEVAL TIMES OF KIT SWEETLY by Jamie Pacton The purpose of this annual list is to provide […]

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Mac Lib From Home Round-Up (1/15/21)

Welcome to Mac Lib From Home, our fun-sized buzz series from our homes to yours! The youngest original Freedom Rider gives a front-row view to one of the most significant events in American Civil Rights history in Charles Person’s BUSES ARE A COMIN’: Memoir of a Freedom Rider. Watch Talia’s full video here. Private investigator […]

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Day’s YA: VICTORIES GREATER THAN DEATH

Hello readers! VICTORIES GREATER THAN DEATH is the start of a new YA Sci-Fi trilogy from international bestselling author of ALL THE BIRDS IN THE SKY and THE CITY IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT, Charlie Jane Anders.  VICTORIES GREATER THAN DEATH by Charlie Jane Anders9781250317315Available April 13, 2021 from Tor TeenAges 13-18Request an E-galley […]

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YA Round-Up (1/12/21)

This YA round-up spotlights a novel of romance and sisterhood with a dash of awkwardness, the highly anticipated return to Alice Proserpine’s mesmerizing world, a gorgeously illustrated collection of stories journeying into the Hinterland, and a heartbreaking story of impossible love. YOU HAVE A MATCH by Emma Lord An Indie Next pick and a YA […]

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Day’s YA: PERFECT ON PAPER

Another charming YA rom-com from the author of the “addicting coming-of-age gay romance,”* ONLY MOSTLY DEVASTATED. PERFECT ON PAPER by Sophie Gonzales9781250769787Available March 9, 2021 from Wednesday BooksAges 13-18E-galley available on Edelweiss and NetGalley Darcy Phillips has a secret. Well . . . a couple of them.1. She’s the one running Locker 89—an anonymous relationship […]

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Maximum Shelf: TOKYO EVER AFTER

Today’s Shelf Awareness Maximum Shelf pick is Emiko Jean’s modern fairy tale, TOKYO EVER AFTER. Izumi Tanaka has never really felt like she fit in—it isn’t easy being Japanese American in her small, mostly white, northern California town. Raised by a single mother, it’s always been Izumi—or Izzy, because “It’s easier this way”—and her mom […]

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Mac Lib From Home Round-Up (12/17/20)

Welcome to Mac Lib From Home, our fun-sized buzz series from our homes to yours! 12 people go from strangers to bystanders to allies after tragedy strikes on the longest day of the year in Sarah Moss’ SUMMERWATER. Watch Talia’s full video here. A ghostalker teen explores the shadowy magical underside of modern Edinburgh in […]

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Kirkus Reviews Best Books of 2020

Kirkus Reviews includes 37 Macmillan titles in their Best Books of 2020! Fiction PIRANESI by Susanna ClarkeCLEANNESS by Garth GreenwellMASTER OF POISONS by Andrea HairstonBEOWULF: A NEW TRANSLATION by Maria Dahvana HeadleyTROUBLE THE SAINTS by Alaya Dawn JohnsonLUSTER by Raven LeilaniTHE MIRROR & THE LIGHT by Hilary MantelALL THE DEVILS ARE HERE by Louise PennyTHE […]

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