Thriller Thursday (12/14/23)

Get your thrills with a gifted detective investigating nine mysterious deaths, a suburban family embroiled in a murder case, and high school students digging into the strange reappearance of a girl who went missing. BLACK WOLF BY JUAN GÓMEZ-JURADO Available for download on Edelweiss know more. LibraryReads votes due by February 1st. “First seen in…THE […]

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Gretchen Schreiber’s Letter to Librarians

Gretchen Schreiber’s ELLIE HAYCOCK IS TOTALLY NORMAL is a big-hearted debut novel about a girl who is always trying to keep her life in the hospital separate from her life at home. During an extended hospital stay, her two lives start to collide when she grows closer to a new group of friends, including Ryan, […]

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YA Spotlight (12/11/23)

Remy and Cam have always been best friends, but what Cam doesn’t know is that Remy has been in love with him for a long time. When they take a trip to Tokyo and drink ancient soulmate elixirs, Cam suddenly forgets who Remy is and she must race against the clock to get him to […]

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Genre Friday: Romance (12/8/23)

We are swooning over these novels where a young girl learns to cope with chronic illness, three teens discover a fictional character has gotten into the real world, childhood friends reunite after having changed a lot, a governess fakes her way through her job, a Navy SEAL returns home to find the woman whose life […]

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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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YA Spotlight (12/4/23)

We can’t wait to dive into these fantasies–one about two teens proving their worth to the gods, and another about knights venturing into the darkest heart of the land. THIS CURSED LIGHT BY EMILY THIEDE “Readers will fall deeper in love with Dante and Alessa, whose individual explorations of identity and self-love amid impending chaos […]

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2024 Texas Tayshas Reading List

We’re thrilled to have five titles on the 2024 Texas Tayshas Reading List! DAMNED IF YOU DO by Alex BrownTHE LUMINARIES by Susan DennardDIVINE RIVALS by Rebecca RossMISSING CLARISSA by Ripley JonesTHE RENAISSANCE OF GWEN HATHAWAY by Ashley Schumacher The Tayshas Reading List is a recommended reading list developed by public and school librarians from […]

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YA Spotlight (11/27/23)

Today we’re spotlighting a fantasy novel about a teen who finds out they’re a reincarnated god from another world and a historical romance that reimagines the legend of King Arthur. GODLY HEATHENS: AN OUROBOROS NOVEL BY H.E. EDGMON 2 starred reviews! “Edgmon thoughtfully explores issues of agency, identity, and mental illness via an inventive mythology; […]

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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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