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Get an Early Taste of Winter with These Two Chilling Books!

Kate A. Boorman and Rebekah L. Purdy talk WINTERKILL and THE WINTER PEOPLE, plus their favorite snowy memories.

A Mother and Daughter Team Up to Create a Pulse-Pounding Suspense Novel

Skylar learns that she has a hormone in her blood that gives her special powers...a hormone the creators of a new drug, Destiny, desperately want.

May Wuthrich, Audiobook Producer and Director - Part 2

Reading books is great, but have you ever tried listening to one? Go behind the scenes with an industry expert.

An Inspiring Memoir About a Girl Who Overcame Bullying and Changed the System

Paige endured endless bullying  because of her HIV+ status, and now she motivates teens across the country. Win a copy of her book, here!

New School Year = New Books!

Enter our contest and win some great new YA books...it's definitely the best way to start the year.

Win a Signed Copy of the First Book in this Thrilling, Post-Apocalyptic Series

To celebrate the release of CONTAMINATED 2: Mercy Mode, we have a special contest through September 30th!

Features and Contests

Assigned Reading Done Right

School is starting up again, and you know what that means --- assigned reading! People might complain about not getting to choose what they read, but often teachers pick books that are truly terrific. We asked our Teen Board members: What is one book you read in class and thoroughly enjoyed? Click here to read their answers!

 

 

Tribute to Walter Dean Myers

Walter Dean Myers, the prolific and award-winning writer of AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MY DEAD BROTHER, LOCKDOWN, DARIUS & TWIG and more, passed away on July 1st. Click here to read our tribute.

 

 

YALSA 2014 Best Fiction for Young Adults

YALSA selected the 98 best books published for young adults in the last year, and also made a top ten list. Click here to see the top ten, and click here to see the complete list.

Cool & New

Our September roundup includes ON A CLEAR DAY by Walter Dean Myers and WICKED author Gregory Maguire's EGG & SPOON.

Side by Side

 

Read our Frosty Reads Side by Side, featuring Kate A. Boorman (WINTERKILL) and Rebekah L. Purdy (THE WINTER PEOPLE).

Latest Reviews

Raised in a once-peaceful area of Pakistan transformed by terrorism, Malala was taught to stand up for what she believes. So she fought for her right to be educated. And on October 9, 2012, she nearly lost her life for the cause: She was shot point-blank while riding the bus on her way home from school.

Jackaby by William Ritter - Historical Fiction

Newly arrived in New Fiddleham, New England, 1892, and in need of a job, Abigail Rook meets R. F. Jackaby, an investigator of the unexplained with a keen eye for the extraordinary--including the ability to see supernatural beings. Abigail has a gift for noticing ordinary but important details, which makes her perfect for the position of Jackaby’s assistant. On her first day, Abigail finds herself in the midst of a thrilling case: A serial killer is on the loose. 

Blackbird by Anna Carey - Fiction

From the author of the Eve trilogy comes the breathless story of a girl racing to figure out who she is—and how to stay alive. When a nameless girl wakes up on the subway tracks, she knows only one thing for sure: people want her dead. Can she find them before they track her down?

Empower yourself in today’s highly connected, socially conscious world as you learn how to wield your passions, digital tools, and the principles of social entrepreneurship to affect real change in your schools, communities, and beyond.



 

Emily Bell has it all. She's in love with a boy named Sam Border, and his little brother has become part of her family. This summer is destined to be the best time of their lives--until a charismatic new girl in town sets her sights on Sam. Now Emily finds herself questioning the loyalty of the person she thought she could trust most.

Zenji Watanabe graduates from high school in Hawaii and is recruited into the army as a translator because he speaks perfect Japanese. He is sent to Manila undercover as a civilian to gather information on the Japanese in the Philippines. If they discover his identity, he’ll be executed as a traitor. When captured, he maintains that he is an American civilian despite unthinkable torture. He also survives being lost in the jungle for months. Zenji’s time behind enemy lines is grueling, and his survival is a testament to the strength of the human spirit.

Sway by Kat Spears - Fiction

Jesse Alderman, or "Sway," as he’s known, could sell hell to a bishop. He also specializes in getting things people want --- term papers, a date with the prom queen, fake IDs. He has few close friends and he never EVER lets emotions get in the way. But when Ken Foster, captain of the football team, leading candidate for homecoming king, and all-around jerk, hires Jesse to help him win the heart of the angelic Bridget Smalley, Jesse finds himself feeling all sorts of things. 

Rumble by Ellen Hopkins - Fiction

Matthew Turner doesn’t have faith in anything. Not in family --- his is a shambles after his younger brother was bullied into suicide. Not in so-called friends who turn their backs when things get tough. Not in some all-powerful creator who lets too much bad stuff happen. But when a horrific event plunges Matt into a dark, silent place, he hears a rumble…a rumble that wakes him up, calling everything he’s ever disbelieved into question.

Elena Rudina lives in the impoverished Russian countryside. Her father has been dead for years. Her mother is dying, slowly, in their tiny cabin. And there is no food. But then a train arrives in the village, a train carrying untold wealth, a cornucopia of food, and a noble family destined to visit the Tsar in Saint Petersburg — a family that includes Ekaterina, a girl of Elena’s age. When the two girls’ lives collide, an adventure is set in motion, an escapade that includes mistaken identity, a monk locked in a tower, a prince traveling incognito, and Baba Yaga, witch of Russian folklore, in her ambulatory house perched on chicken legs.

Kiss of Broken Glass by Madeleine Kuderick - Young Adult Fiction

When 15-year-old Kenna is found cutting herself in the school bathroom, she is sent to a facility for a mandatory psychiatric watch. There Kenna meets other kids like her --- her roommate, Donya, who's there for her fifth time; the birdlike Skylar; and Jag, a boy cute enough to make her forget her problems...for a moment.

When 16-year-old Raina Resnick is expelled from her Manhattan private school, she’s sent to live with her strict aunt — but Raina feels like she’s persona non grata no matter where she goes. Her sister, Leah, blames her for her broken engagement, and she’s a social pariah at her new school. In the tight-knit Jewish community, Raina finds she is good at one thing: matchmaking! As the anonymous “MatchMaven,” Raina sets up hopeless singles desperate to find the One.

Of Monsters and Madness by Jessica Verday - Historical Fiction

A romantic, historical retelling of classic Gothic horror featuring Edgar Allan Poe and his character Annabel Lee, from a New York Times best-selling author. Annabel becomes infatuated with her father's assistant Allan, who dabbles in writing when he's not helping with medical advancements. But in darker hours, when she's not to be roaming the house, she encounters the devilish assistant Edgar, who bears an uncanny resemblance to Allan, and who others insist doesn't exist.
 

Predatory kraken that sing with --- and for --- their kin; band members and betrayed friends who happen to be demonic; harpies as likely to attract as to repel. Welcome to a world where humans live side-by-side with monsters, from vampires both nostalgic and bumbling, to an eight-legged alien who makes tea. Through these, and a few monsters that defy categorization, some of today's top young-adult authors explore ambition and sacrifice, loneliness and rage, love requited and avenged, and the boundless potential for connection, even across extreme borders.