2022 Alex Awards

We’re thrilled to share that four Macmillan titles have been selected for this year’s Alex Awards! The Alex Awards are given to ten books written for adults that have special appeal to young adults, ages 12 through 18. THE LIBRARY OF THE DEAD by T.L. Huchu “Huchu writes with a refreshing voice, crafting an intimate […]

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YA Spotlight (1/10/22)

We are welcoming some very exciting YA novels this week and next week, including a captivating debut about the bond between a girl and a wolf, a gothic mystery steaming with a romance between a female surgeon and a resurrection man who sells bodies for a living, and the fifth and final novel in a […]

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Spring/Summer 2022 YA Book Buzz

Check out some of the exciting YOUNG ADULT titles coming your way in Spring/Summer 2022! I KISSED SHARA WHEELER by Casey McQuiston | May 3, 2022 | 9781250244451NOT GOOD FOR MAIDENS by Tori Bovalino | May 3, 2022 | 9781645674665WIND DAUGHTER by Joanna Ruth Meyer | May 17, 2022 | 9781645674368PRIMAL ANIMALS by Julia Lynn Rubin | May 24, […]

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Day’s YA: DAUGHTER

DAUGHTER by Kate McLaughlin97812508174403/8/21Wednesday BooksAges 13-18 E-galley available on Edelweiss and NetGalley Scarlet has spent her whole life living with her overprotective mother who she loves, but also resents for keeping her from having a normal teenage life. She’s not allowed to date, have sleepovers, or go to parties. But when an FBI agent shows […]

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YA Spotlight (1/3/22)

We are kicking off 2022 with two YA retellings including the endearing search for one girl’s birth mother sparkled with some Mamma Mia trope, and a romantic time-traveling take on Romeo and Juliet. WHEN YOU GET THE CHANCE by Emma Lord An Indie Next pick! “Brimming with energy, rapid-fire banter, and affectionate theater references, this […]

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Chicago Public Library’s 2021 Best of the Best

A team of Chicago Public Librarians have picked their best books of 2021, and 20 Macmillan titles are on the list! FOR ADULTS BEAUTIFUL WORLD, WHERE ARE YOU by Sally RooneyCHASING ME TO MY GRAVE by Winfred RembertTHE CHOSEN AND THE BEAUTIFUL by Nghi VoTHE ECHO WIFE by Sarah GaileyGIRLHOOD by Melissa FebosTHE HOSPITAL by Brian AlexanderTHE LAST HOUSE ON NEEDLESS […]

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Day’s YA: THIS GOLDEN STATE

THIS GOLDEN STATE by Marit Weisenberg97812507862723/1/22Flatiron BooksAges 12-18 E-galley available on Edelweiss and NetGalley Poppy Winslow and her family have spent the past eighteen years running away. From what? She has no idea. She doesn’t even know her parents’ real identities. But she does know one thing for sure—their lives will never be the same […]

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Kirkus Best Books of 2021 — YA

Feast your eyes on Kirkus‘ Best YA Books of 2021! Best YA Fiction of 2021 TONIGHT WE RULE THE WORLD by Zack Smedley Best YA Fantasy and SF of 2021 THE SISTERS OF RECKONING by Charlotte Nicole Davis ALL OF US VILLAINS by Christine Lynn Herman and Amanda Foody WHEN NIGHT BREAKS by Janella Angeles […]

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Happy Half Hour (12/13/21)

For this final Happy Half Hour of 2021, we are talking about a gothic suspense set on an isolated island with a dark history, a remarkable memoir of heroism, a high concept love story, and a YA debut filled with fake dating and prank wars. RECKLESS GIRLS by Rachel Hawkins | 9781250274250 | 1/4/22 IN […]

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