YA Spotlight (7/6/20)

This week we celebrate the #bookbday of a feminist fairytale about a princess with a poisonous touch, and a return to the magical world of the Trylle. GIRL, SERPENT, THORN by Melissa Bashardoust “In her sophomore novel, Bashardoust (GIRLS MADE OF SNOW AND GLASS, 2017) draws from the myths and religions of her own Persian […]

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Amazon’s Best YA Books of 2020 (so far)

Amazon has named their Best YA Books of 2020 (so far) and we’ve got three amazing YA titles on the list! TWEET CUTE by Emma Lord9781250237323Ages 12 – 18 THE NIGHT COUNTRY by Melissa Albert9781250246073Ages 12 – 18 CRAVE by Tracy Wolff9781640638952Ages 14 – 18 View the full list here. […]

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YA Spotlight (6/22/20)

Today we wish a happy early #bookbday to the brave, gritty, and uplifting novel about human trafficking and trust, and the epic fantasy tale of destiny and sisterhood. WHAT UNBREAKABLE LOOKS LIKE by Kate McLaughlin “At 17, Poppy is one of Mitch’s ‘flowers,’ who he keeps at a motel and sells for sex on a […]

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YA Spotlight: THE BONE THIEF (5/22/20)

This YA spotlight takes us on a spine-tingling journey with the finale to THE BONE CHARMER duology. In Ivory Hall, Saskia is determined to stop Latham from gaining the power of the past, present, and future. A thirst for revenge, a search across Kastelia, and stolen bones, this fantasy-thriller is exactly the conclusion we needed. THE BONE THIEF by Breeana […]

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Teens’ Top Ten 2020 Nominees

YALSA announced the nominees for the 2020 Teens’ Top Ten list, and we’re thrilled to have three titles nominated! The 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 public libraries around the […]

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Book Buzz From Home: YA

Hello friends! Today our Book Buzz From Home series continues with YA! Enjoy! YA TITLES INCLUDED IN THIS PRESENTATION: LOBIZONA by Romina Garber | 9781250239129 | 8/4/20COURT OF LIONS by Somaiya Daud | 9781250126450 | 8/4/20WHERE DREAMS DESCEND by Janella Angeles | 9781250204356 | 8/25/20THE INSOMNIACS by Marit Weisenberg | 9781250257352 | 9/1/20FABLE by Adrienne […]

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Day’s YA: MAYHEM

Happy Friday!! The Lost Boys + The Craft = the feminist mash-up you’ve been waiting for. MAYHEM by Estelle Laure9781250297938Available July 14, 2020 from Wednesday BooksAges 13 – 18Available to download as an e-galley on Edelweiss The year is 1987. Mayhem Brayburn and her mother, Roxy, are leaving Mayhem’s abusive stepfather and heading to Santa […]

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Mac Lib From Home Round-Up (5/8/20)

Welcome to Week 6 of Mac Lib From Home, our new fun-sized buzz series from our homes to yours! This week, werewolves are BACK in Emily’s #YALit pick, Romina Garber’s LOBIZONA. Watch her full video here. And Samantha’s coming at us with a nonfiction #MacLibFromHome pick this week: Kerri Arsenault’s memoir of the environmental and […]

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YA Round-Up (5/8/20)

A favorite series finale comes to trade paperback, a knight at a medieval-themed restaurant, and everyone’s dream come true, finding out that their book crush is real–all in this May YA round-up. FINALE: A Caraval Novel by Stephanie Garber Now available in trade paperback “Garber continues to build the world of Caraval with a final […]

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Day’s YA: GIRL, SERPENT, THORN

TGIF, YA pals! A beautiful and magical escapist read… GIRL, SERPENT, THORN by Melissa Bashardoust9781250196149Available July 7, 2020 from Flatiron BooksAges 12 – 18Available to download as an e-galley from Edelweiss Soraya lives in a massive castle and spends her days wandering through hidden tunnels and tending to her rose garden. It may sound ideal, […]

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