Day’s YA: PRIMAL ANIMALS

PRIMAL ANIMALS by Julia Lynn Rubin 97812507572965/24/22Wednesday BooksAges 14-18 Protect the girls Arlee Gold is ready for a fresh start. After her father left and her grades started slipping, she and her mother have had a tough year. So when Arlee’s mom, Sam, signs her up to spend the summer at the college prep Camp Rockaway—the […]

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ALA’s 2022 Rainbow Book List

We’re thrilled to have six titles on ALA’s 2022 Rainbow Book List for Teen Readers, including two books in the Top Ten!! *HANI AND ISHU’S GUIDE TO FAKE DATING by Adiba Jaigirdar9781645672579Ages 14+ When Humaira “Hani” Khan’s friends question her bisexuality because she’s never gone out with a girl, Hani impulsively claims she does have […]

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YA Spotlight (2/28/22)

In today’s YA Spotlight, we have an emotional story following a family on the run, a journey of learning to be yourself filled with fandom and friendship, and an epic love adventure taking place in a magical yet haunted forest. THIS GOLDEN STATE by Marit Weisenberg “A teen tries to unravel her parents’ secrets, truths […]

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YA Spotlight (2/22/22)

Today’s YA spotlight is all about first love with a saxophonist falling for her small town’s resident bad boy and their fight for love, and an Alaska born girl heading to the beach during her parents’ divorce as she’s welcomed by the superhot boy next door. FULL FLIGHT by Ashley Schumacher “Told in alternating first-person […]

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Day’s YA: I KISSED SHARA WHEELER

I KISSED SHARA WHEELER by Casey McQuiston97812502444515/3/22Wednesday BooksAges 13-18 E-galley available on Edelweiss and NetGalley When Chloe Green moved from LA to Alabama with her moms, she knew it would be four tortuous years. Four years of homophobic comments and close-minded puritanical leadership at Willowgrove Christian Academy. But the end—and the valedictorianship—are in sight. The […]

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YA Spotlight (2/14/22)

Today we are spotlighting stories that take you to the stars from 17 acclaimed authors across the Latinx diaspora, and a girl on a glittering fantastical island who realizes her life isn’t what it seems. RECLAIM THE STARS: 17 Tales Across Realms & Space by Zoraida Córdova 3 starred reviews! “There is a little something […]

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2022 YA Starred Reviews Round-Up (so far)

These YA reads are all pretty stellar, but don’t just take our word for it—check out what Booklist, Publishers Weekly, BCCB, and Kirkus Reviews have to say in their starred reviews! WAKING ROMEO by Kathryn Barker9781250174109 | available now “Packed with Shakespearean references both playful and somber . . . This breathtaking, meticulously plotted adventure […]

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2022 Best Fiction for Young Adults

YALSA has announced their 2022 Best Fiction for Young Adults list and we’re thrilled to have two titles on the list! HURRICANE SUMMER by Asha BromfieldPERFECT ON PAPER by Sophie Gonzales The purpose of this annual list is to provide librarians and library workers with a resource to use for collection development and reader’s advisory […]

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YA Spotlight (2/1/22)

The stakes are high in today’s YA Spotlight with a wickedly suspenseful and propulsive story of a deadly game taking place over 24 hours. If you break the rules, she dies. If you call the police, she dies. If you tell your parents or anyone else, she dies? Ready to hear more about THESE DEADLY […]

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Day’s YA: THE ONE TRUE ME AND YOU

THE ONE TRUE ME AND YOU by Remi K. England97812508148693/1/22Wednesday BooksAges 12-18 Teagan and Kaylee are both staying at the same hotel in Florida for the weekend, but they’re there for very different reasons. Teagan is competing in the Miss Cosmic Teen USA pageant and Kaylee is attending a fan-con for a Sherlock Holmes-inspired TV […]

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