Day’s YA: THE QUINCE PROJECT

THE QUINCE PROJECT by Jessica Parra 9781250888518 (Trade Paperback) 9781250862778 (Hardcover) 5/28/2024 Wednesday Books Ages 12-18 E-galley available on Edelweiss and NetGalley Castillo Torres is a planner. She loves helping others achieve their HEAs (Happily Ever Afters) by being a fairy godmother-esque party planner extraordinaire. So far, her experience has consisted of planning school events […]

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Day’s YA: ATTACHED AT THE HIP

ATTACHED AT THE HIP by Christine Riccio97812507600985/21/2024Wednesday BooksAges 13-18 E-galley available on Edelweiss and NetGalley Orie’s life is a bit of a mess. She just graduated from college with no plan whatsoever, she’s stuck in a long-term relationship with a great guy she’s not in love with, and her sister / business partner doesn’t feel […]

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Day’s YA: CANTO CONTIGO

CANTO CONTIGO by Jonny Garza Villa97812508757544/9/2024Wednesday BooksAges 13-18 E-galley available on Edelweiss and NetGalley Rafael Alvarez is on top of the world. He is the lead vocalist for the best high school mariachi group in the nation, they just claimed their eleventh consecutive win at the Mariachi Extravaganza de Nacional, and he made out with […]

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Day’s YA: THE BLACK GIRL SURVIVES IN THIS ONE

THE BLACK GIRL SURVIVES IN THIS ONE: Horror Stories by Desiree S. Evans and Saraciea J. Fennell97812508716574/2/2024Flatiron BooksAges 12-18 E-galley available on Edelweiss and NetGalley Since the creation of the horror genre, Black girls have been among the first to die. The casualties to make way for the white characters who get to last until […]

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Day’s YA: THE PERFECT GUY DOESN’T EXIST

THE PERFECT GUY DOESN’T EXIST by Sophie Gonzales97812508191853/26/24Wednesday BooksAges 13-18 E-galley available on Edelweiss and NetGalley When Ivy Winslow’s parents go out of town for the weekend, she can’t wait to invite her best friend, Henry, over to binge-watch their favorite show, H-MAD (Hot, Magical, and Deadly) together. Everything is going according to plan until […]

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Day’s YA: IN THE ORBIT OF YOU

IN THE ORBIT OF YOU by Ashley Schumacher97812508860402/19/2024Wednesday BooksAges 13-18 E-galley available on Edelweiss and NetGalley Sam and Nova were the best of friends growing up. They would often play in Nova’s backyard, watching over their town of “Snailopolis” (a miniature city of snails) they’d built together. But Sam’s homelife was always mysterious to Nova–she […]

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Extra! Extra!: November 2023 Book News

Here are the headlines you may have missed this month. NPR reviewed ABSOLUTION by Alice McDermott The New York Times is diving into Sly Stone’s memoir, THANK YOU (FALETTINME BE MICE ELF AGAIN) The Washington Post is also excited about ABSOLUTION Ben Austen’s CORRECTION: Parole, Prison, and the Possibility of Change is getting the attention […]

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2024 YA Starred Reviews (so far)

These 2024 YA reads are all pretty stellar, but don’t just take our word for it! A FRAGILE ENCHANTMENT by Allison Saft9781250892836 | Available now (1/2/24) “Saft breathes enchanting life into this Regency-influenced fantasy world, and the intricate worldbuilding and class politics never come at the cost of the romantic leads’ titillating chemistry or the […]

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SLJ’s Best Books of 2023

School Library Journal selected five of our books for their list of Best YA Books of 2023! INTO THE LIGHT by Mark Oshiro “A realistic, sometimes horrifying depiction of religious trauma. Recommended for readers who enjoy the works of Courtney Summers and Tiffany D. ­Jackson.” School Library Journal, starred review THE TALK by Darrin Bell […]

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Day’s YA: HOPE ABLAZE

HOPE ABLAZE by Sarah Mughal Rana97812508993162/27/2024Wednesday BooksAges 13-18 E-galley available on Edelweiss and NetGalley “My hope was a firefly, / flickering its wings, / scared to light the darkness of the bleak night  . . . Then my hope was a star ablaze, / warming my blood, / shining me with its rays.” Nida is […]

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