YA Spotlight (3/21/22)

This YA Spotlight is all about past memories resurfacing with the events of the previous year haunting four friends excited for the summer ahead of them, and a girl who must find the courage to face the demons of her past and reclaim her loved ones. I AM MARGARET MOORE by Hannah Capin “Lyrical writing […]

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Day’s YA: TOKYO DREAMING

TOKYO DREAMING by Emiko Jean97812507666325/31/22Flatiron BooksAges 12-18 E-galley is available on Edelweiss and NetGalley After suddenly learning her father is the Crown Prince of Japan and upending her life to move to Japan and assume her role as a royal, Izumi Tanaka got her happily ever after at the end of TOKYO EVER AFTER, and […]

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Day’s YA: PRIMAL ANIMALS

PRIMAL ANIMALS by Julia Lynn Rubin 97812507572965/24/22Wednesday BooksAges 14-18 Protect the girls Arlee Gold is ready for a fresh start. After her father left and her grades started slipping, she and her mother have had a tough year. So when Arlee’s mom, Sam, signs her up to spend the summer at the college prep Camp Rockaway—the […]

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ALA’s 2022 Rainbow Book List

We’re thrilled to have six titles on ALA’s 2022 Rainbow Book List for Teen Readers, including two books in the Top Ten!! *HANI AND ISHU’S GUIDE TO FAKE DATING by Adiba Jaigirdar9781645672579Ages 14+ When Humaira “Hani” Khan’s friends question her bisexuality because she’s never gone out with a girl, Hani impulsively claims she does have […]

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YA Spotlight (3/7/22)

Tomorrow we wish a happy Book B-day to a romantic fantasy about two people competing for glory and each other’s hearts, and a gripping thriller about one girl righting the deadly choices that were never hers to begin with. A FAR WILDER MAGIC by Allison Saft “While there are heavy topics, this fantasy fills a […]

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YA Spotlight (2/28/22)

In today’s YA Spotlight, we have an emotional story following a family on the run, a journey of learning to be yourself filled with fandom and friendship, and an epic love adventure taking place in a magical yet haunted forest. THIS GOLDEN STATE by Marit Weisenberg “A teen tries to unravel her parents’ secrets, truths […]

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YA Spotlight (2/22/22)

Today’s YA spotlight is all about first love with a saxophonist falling for her small town’s resident bad boy and their fight for love, and an Alaska born girl heading to the beach during her parents’ divorce as she’s welcomed by the superhot boy next door. FULL FLIGHT by Ashley Schumacher “Told in alternating first-person […]

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Day’s YA: I KISSED SHARA WHEELER

I KISSED SHARA WHEELER by Casey McQuiston97812502444515/3/22Wednesday BooksAges 13-18 E-galley available on Edelweiss and NetGalley When Chloe Green moved from LA to Alabama with her moms, she knew it would be four tortuous years. Four years of homophobic comments and close-minded puritanical leadership at Willowgrove Christian Academy. But the end—and the valedictorianship—are in sight. The […]

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YA Spotlight (2/14/22)

Today we are spotlighting stories that take you to the stars from 17 acclaimed authors across the Latinx diaspora, and a girl on a glittering fantastical island who realizes her life isn’t what it seems. RECLAIM THE STARS: 17 Tales Across Realms & Space by Zoraida Córdova 3 starred reviews! “There is a little something […]

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2022 YA Starred Reviews Round-Up (so far)

These YA reads are all pretty stellar, but don’t just take our word for it—check out what Booklist, Publishers Weekly, BCCB, and Kirkus Reviews have to say in their starred reviews! WAKING ROMEO by Kathryn Barker9781250174109 | available now “Packed with Shakespearean references both playful and somber . . . This breathtaking, meticulously plotted adventure […]

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