Fall 2021 YA Book Buzz

Check out some of the exciting YA books coming your way in Fall 2021! ENOLA HOLMES AND THE BLACK BAROUCHE by Nancy Springer | 9781250822956 | 8/31/21BRIGHT RUINED THINGS by Samantha Cohoe | 9781250768841 | 10/26/21I AM MARGARET MOORE by Hannah Capin | 9781250239570 | 10/12/21IF THIS GETS OUT by Sophie Gonzales & Cale Dietrich […]

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YA Spotlight (4/5/21)

This YA spotlight features the startling conclusion to a beloved trilogy, and the trade paperback edition of a story about second chances and discovering yourself. BLESSED MONSTERS by Emily A. Duncan The much-awaited conclusion to Emily A. Duncan’s New York Times bestselling trilogy about a girl, a monster, a prince, and a queen who broke […]

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Happy Half Hour (3/22/21)

This Happy Half Hour, we are talking about a story that is too good not to steal, a photographer editing herself into a perfect family, a YA love story of self-discovery, and an ode to the dazzling life of the world’s first feminist. THE PLOT by Jean Hanff Korelitz | 9781250790767 |5/11/21 THE PHOTOGRAPHER by […]

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YA Spotlight (3/8/21)

This YA Spotlight features a girl giving anonymous love advice, the trade paperback of a queer Grease retelling, and an unexpected pair dealing with long-buried secrets. PERFECT ON PAPER by Sophie Gonzales “A highly inclusive read with many characters identifying as LGBTQ+, this delightful foray into the world of high school relationships is a fantastic […]

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Happy Half Hour (3/8/21)

In this week’s Happy Half Hour, we discuss a breakdown of social injustices facing marginalized citizens, an inspector investigating a brutal murder in Northern China, a standalone thriller about a teacher in an isolated village, and the first book in the fresh and funny Jessica Darling series. HOW WE CAN WIN: Race, History and Changing […]

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YA Spotlight (2/16/21)

Today we are spotlighting a heartwarming and heartbreaking debut about the power of books, friendship, and first love. AMELIA UNABRIDGED by Ashley Schumacher “Schumacher’s lovely debut will have romantics swooning over blonde-haired, blue-eyed Amelia and black-haired Nolan’s love story. These two teens have endured loss and family trauma, but both have found acceptance and family […]

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YA Round-Up (1/12/21)

This YA round-up spotlights a novel of romance and sisterhood with a dash of awkwardness, the highly anticipated return to Alice Proserpine’s mesmerizing world, a gorgeously illustrated collection of stories journeying into the Hinterland, and a heartbreaking story of impossible love. YOU HAVE A MATCH by Emma Lord An Indie Next pick and a YA […]

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NYPL YA Book Buzz Recap (10/28/20)

In case you missed today’s NYPL YA Book Buzz, or just want a refresher, check out all the amazing YA titles we presented! Click here to download the slides. YOU HAVE A MATCH by Emma Lord | 9781250237309 | 1/5/21 | ages 12 to 18 TALES FROM THE HINTERLAND by Melissa Albert | 9781250302724 | […]

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Day’s YA: DATING MAKES PERFECT

Hello, YA Friends! Samantha is back with another Day’s YA guest post! DATING MAKES PERFECT is a delightful enemies-to-lovers YA rom-com. DATING MAKES PERFECT by Pintip Dunn9781682814970Available now from Entangled: TeenAges 14 – 18 High School Senior Winnie Tech (Orrawin Techavachara) is not allowed to date until college. Or so say her parents. But after […]

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YA Spotlight (8/31/20)

This YA spotlight takes us to a world made dangerous by the sea in FABLE, and through sleepless nights filled with trauma, heartbreak, and love in THE INSOMNIACS. FABLE by Adrienne Young “Memorable characters reinforce the theme of found family, while a slow-burning romance adds a tense undercurrent that leads to the cliffhanger ending.”–Publishers Weekly […]

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