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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YA Spotlight (3/30/21)

This YA Spotlight is Stranger Things meets THE HAZEL WOOD: a paranormal thriller where three mysterious doors in a high school basement hold the key to unlocking a mystery. DOWN WORLD by Rebecca Phelps Rebecca Phelps’s debut is a coming-of-age sci-fi thriller about Mariana, the new kid in school. She is still reeling from the […]

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YA Spotlight (3/15/21)

The YA edition of the most acclaimed written history of hip-hop + a modern spin on Shakespeare’s classics + the closing to a fantasy duology + a thrilling novel about a girl’s search for answers = this YA spotlight. CAN’T STOP WON’T STOP (YA Edition): A Hip-Hop History by Jeff Chang and Dave Cook 2 […]

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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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YA Spotlight (3/2/21)

Today we wish a happy Book Birthday to a gothic and romantic debut about two enemies in a mansion with no escape, the third book in a series filled with vampires and betrayal, and the trade paperback edition of the beloved sequel to WICKED SAINTS. DOWN COMES THE NIGHT by Allison Saft An Indie Next […]

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YA Spotlight (2/2/21)

This YA spotlight covers a range of genres with everything from fantasy and thriller to vampires and coming-of-age stories. THE PROJECT by Courtney Summers 3 starred reviews! “Summers follows up her smash hit SADIE (2018) with a deeply disconcerting investigative thriller that seems unassuming but worms under the skin and into the mind. Bit by […]

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YA Spotlight (1/25/21)

Today we are celebrating two YA fantasies with an action-packed tale about a girl fighting her way to the top of the criminal ranks, and a dangerous and addictive story in a jungle. SHADOW CITY by Francesca Flores “An assassin’s rise to power brings new responsibilities…A gripping, action-packed sequel.”–Kirkus Reviews WRITTEN IN STARLIGHT by Isabel […]

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YA Spotlight (10/5/20)

This YA spotlight has not one, but two debuts including a world where the powerful control the truth, and a historical fantasy all about alchemy. And don’t miss the trade paperback edition of the bestselling thriller where sixteen year old girls get sent to the woods. HUSH by Dylan Farrow “In Montane, where words and […]

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YA Spotlight (9/28/20)

Today’s YA Spotlight features a powerful and inspiring memoir and a magical fantasy sequel. WHEN THEY CALL YOU A TERRORIST (YA Edition): A Story of Black Live Matter and the Power To Change the World by Patrisse Khan-Cullors and ahsa bandele “This book is more than the origin story of BLM and more than Khan-Cullors’s […]

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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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