Happy Half Hour (1/24/22)

We’re kicking off Happy Half Hour in 2022 with a road trip to a near-future America, the second in a witchy YA trilogy, a magical girl growing up to become an Arthurian knight, and the memories and stories of the detective who found the Golden State Killer. SLEEPWALK by Dan Chaon | 9781250175212 | 5/24/22OMENS […]

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2022 Alex Awards

We’re thrilled to share that four Macmillan titles have been selected for this year’s Alex Awards! The Alex Awards are given to ten books written for adults that have special appeal to young adults, ages 12 through 18. THE LIBRARY OF THE DEAD by T.L. Huchu “Huchu writes with a refreshing voice, crafting an intimate […]

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YA Spotlight (1/10/22)

We are welcoming some very exciting YA novels this week and next week, including a captivating debut about the bond between a girl and a wolf, a gothic mystery steaming with a romance between a female surgeon and a resurrection man who sells bodies for a living, and the fifth and final novel in a […]

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Day’s YA: DAUGHTER

DAUGHTER by Kate McLaughlin97812508174403/8/21Wednesday BooksAges 13-18 E-galley available on Edelweiss and NetGalley Scarlet has spent her whole life living with her overprotective mother who she loves, but also resents for keeping her from having a normal teenage life. She’s not allowed to date, have sleepovers, or go to parties. But when an FBI agent shows […]

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YA Spotlight (1/3/22)

We are kicking off 2022 with two YA retellings including the endearing search for one girl’s birth mother sparkled with some Mamma Mia trope, and a romantic time-traveling take on Romeo and Juliet. WHEN YOU GET THE CHANCE by Emma Lord An Indie Next pick! “Brimming with energy, rapid-fire banter, and affectionate theater references, this […]

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Day’s YA: THIS GOLDEN STATE

THIS GOLDEN STATE by Marit Weisenberg97812507862723/1/22Flatiron BooksAges 12-18 E-galley available on Edelweiss and NetGalley Poppy Winslow and her family have spent the past eighteen years running away. From what? She has no idea. She doesn’t even know her parents’ real identities. But she does know one thing for sure—their lives will never be the same […]

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Kirkus Best Books of 2021 — YA

Feast your eyes on Kirkus‘ Best YA Books of 2021! Best YA Fiction of 2021 TONIGHT WE RULE THE WORLD by Zack Smedley Best YA Fantasy and SF of 2021 THE SISTERS OF RECKONING by Charlotte Nicole Davis ALL OF US VILLAINS by Christine Lynn Herman and Amanda Foody WHEN NIGHT BREAKS by Janella Angeles […]

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Day’s YA: THESE DEADLY GAMES

THESE DEADLY GAMES by Diana Urban97812507971932/1/22Wednesday BooksAges 14-18 E-galley available on Edelweiss and NetGalley Let’s play a game. You have 24 hours to win. If you break my rules, she dies. If you call the police, she dies. If you tell your parents or anyone else, she dies. Are you ready? Crystal Donovan lives for […]

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YA Spotlight (12/6/21)

Today we are spotlighting a showstopping queer romance about two members of America’s favorite boy band and a post-apocalyptic adventure about the last woman on Earth. IF THIS GETS OUT by Sophie Gonzales and Cale Deitrich “Chart-topping boy band Saturday is setting off on their first European tour and at 17, it’s time for the […]

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2022 Texas Tayshas List

We’re thrilled to have six titles on the 2022 Texas Tayshas Reading List! AMELIA UNABRIDGED by Ashley Schumacher (in the Top 10!)THE PROJECT by Courtney SummersTHE PRINCESS WILL SAVE YOU by Sarah HenningYOU HAVE A MATCH by Emma LordBLAZEWRATH GAMES by Amparo OrtizMALICE by Pintip Dunn The Tayshas Reading List is a recommended reading list […]

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