This YA spotlight features dark humor, queer love, and a girl gang of feminist vampires. THE LOST GIRLS: A Vampire Revenge Story by Sonia Hartl This dark, vampire-filled twist on John Tucker Must Die has Holly Liddell out for revenge 34 years after she was turned into a vampire and promised eternal love. “Three women […]
YALSA named their 2020 Teens’ Top Ten list, and WAYWARD SON is in the #1 spot! WAYWARD SON by Rainbow Rowell9781250146076 Wednesday BooksAges 13-18 YALSA’s Teens’ Top Ten is a “teen choice” list, where teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year! Nominators are members of teen book groups in fifteen school and […]
Guest post alert!!This week’s Day’s YA post is coming at ya from Library Marketing Assistant, Samantha!! Goodbye #TeamEdward and #TeamJacob! Hello #TeamGraceAndJaxon! CRAVE by Tracy Wolff9781640638952Available April 7, 2020 from Entangled: TeenAges 14 and up After Grace’s parents are killed in a car accident, she is shipped off (more like flown and snowmobiled) from San […]
Happy Monday, YA librarians, and welcome to today’s special *Monday edition* of Teen Talk Tuesday! Check out our latest & greatest teen titles out this month! IN SIGHT OF STARS by Gae Polisner 9781250143839 Ages 14 to 18 IN SIGHT OF STARS is an emotional, full-hearted teen novel about love, loss, and mental health from […]
Happy Halloween! Talia “Terror Cat” Sherer and “Anna Banana” share their spooky reads to celebrate the day: THE MOTION OF PUPPETS by Keith Donohue An October 2016 LibraryReads pick! This new horror novel from the bestselling author of the LibraryReads pick THE BOY WHO DREW MONSTERS (which has been optioned for film) is a chilling […]
Booklist recently unveiled their Top 10 SF/Fantasy/Horror reading lists of 2016, including these Macmillan titles: Top 10 SF/Fantasy: 2016 (full list) ARABELLA OF MARS by David D. Levine The alternate-world science is novel, and the plot is thrilling in this Verne-inspired tale, a joyous throwback to sf adventure of old. Top 10 Horror: 2016 (full […]
Holy cow! St. Martin’s Griffin has a TON of new teen fiction JUST FOR YOU! Check out the goodies, then join us and @earlyword later today at 5pm EST for Early Word YA Galley Chat, hashtag #ewyagc. MY TRUE LOVE GAVE TO ME, edited by Stephanie Perkins with contributions from Rainbow Rowell, David Levithan, Holly […]
Can't get enough of vampires, dystopian societies, or paranormal romances? Great! We've got three teen titles that are perfect for you:
REVEALED by P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast
House of Night fans will be chomping at the bit to get the spellbinding eleventh and penultimate installment in the #1 New York Times bestselling vampire series. The action is more intense and the stakes even higher as Zoey and her friends battle to protect their school and home from devastating evil—all while balancing romances, precarious friendships and the daily drama of the House of Night's halls.
MIDNIGHT CITY by J. Barton Mitchell
LORD OF THE FLIES meets WAR OF THE WORLDS in Mitchell's breathtaking first book of the Conquered Earth series. Earth has been conquered by an alien race known as the Assembly. They keep humans subservient with a powerful, telepathic super-signal broadcast—except it doesn't affect anyone under age twenty, which makes children and teens the only resistant group left to fight. "Mitchell's prose debut, the first in a dystopian sci-fantasy series, is an imaginative mix of danger and humor... The action will keep readers turning the pages." — Kirkus Reviews
DEATH AND THE GIRL HE LOVES by Darynda Jones
In the third book in Jones's young adult series, Lorelei McAllister leaves the sanctity of her hometown for a boarding school in order to save her friends from certain doom. But even there she's being watched and must face the fact that people want her dead. Good thing she's got the handsome Angel of Death and a ragtag group of loyal supporters to help protect her.