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After Four Years Apart, This Isn't the Sibling Reunion Alice Expected

"Mary McCoy brings us an intense, action-packed debut novel that is sure to make mystery fans rejoice." Read the full review, here!

Shhh...15 of Your Favorite Authors Write About Secrets

Win one of 50 copies of this enigmatic collection with stories by Chris Lynch, Kekla Magoon and more!

Twenty Great Books to Read AND Discuss

Thinking of starting a book club? Here are some compelling volumes that will get the conversations rolling.

There Once Was a Time When Women Were Equal...Ten Generations Ago

This dystopian novel where women are sold like slaves has "suspenseful pacing, [an] endearing protagonist...and [an] ardent message of equality"

Go Behind the Clothes in This Entertaining Look at Fashion History

Click here to win a copy of WHY'D THEY WEAR THAT and learn the history and sociology of togas, hoop skirts and panama hats.

The Night Quin Takes the Oath to Become a Seeker, Everything Changes

Check out our Special Feature for this great new dystopian fantasy, which includes comments and feedback from early readers!

Features and Contests

National Readathon Day

What were you doing on Saturday, January 24th, from noon to 4pm? Well, if you were like some of our Teen Board members, you were participating in the first National Readathon Day, and reading for four hours in a row! Readers could join teams and raise money for the National Book Foundation's programs (they raised more than $100,000 in total!) or could simply carve out "time to read" to show the importance of incorporating books into our everyday lives. Click here to read what some of our Teen Board members have to say about participating in this fun event!

 

MarchTeen Board Question

In honor of World Poetry Day on March 21st, we asked our Teen Board to write limericks about one of their favorite authors or books. See what they came up with! See what they came up with, here!

 

 

Winter/Spring 2015 Indies Introduce Debut Authors --- YA Titles

Two panels of booksellers chose the seven best YA titles written by debut authors coming out in the next season. Check them out here, and be sure to add them to your TBR list! 

Cool & New

Our March roundup includes SHADOW SCALE, the much anticipated sequel to SERAPHINA,  and THE TIGHTROPE WALKERS by David Almond, coming-of-age tale about a boy from northern England.

 

Side by Side

 

Read our Space Travel Side by Side, featuring Beck Nichols (LIFER) and Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner (THIS SHATTERED WORLD).

Latest Reviews

In EMPIRE, John Connolly and Jennifer Ridyard continue the journey of Syl and Paul as they fight to regain planet Earth from a ruthless alien species. Light years from Earth and millions of miles apart, the two must find a way to reveal the horrifying truth behind the Empire and save all that they hold dear from the hunger of the Others.

Thirteen by Tom Hoyle - Fiction
Thirteen boys were born at midnight in London on the stroke of the new millennium. Today twelve of them are dead. They were executed by a cult called "The People," under the leadership of a dark, ruthless man named Coron. The People have tracked down all but one of the boys and will do anything to reach their last victim, thirteen-year-old Adam. Adam doesn't know he's in danger. Raised by adoptive parents, he has never known his real birthday, and he has no idea that his days are numbered. When a cult deserter named Simon tries to warn him, Adam can hardly believe what he is facing.
 
With help from Simon, Adam and his best friend Megan dodge a double agent policeman, multiple assassination attempts, and Coron himself, while labeled a public enemy for killing in self-defense.
Dead to Me by Mary McCoy - Fiction
Annie walked out on her family four years ago, and Alice has spent all that time wondering when her glamorous sister would return. When Annie does turn up, the blond, broken stranger lying in a coma has no answers for her. But Alice isn't a kid anymore, and this time she won't let anything stand between her and the truth, no matter how ugly. 
Love & Profanity edited by Nick Healy - Fiction

Here are forty short, brilliant, and unforgettable true stories from writers famous and on-the-rise. Here is the intensity of daily life. Here are transformative moments arising from the mundane. Here are strange and surprising tales that tap into universal truths. Here are teenagers in full splendor and horror. Here they are, bursting with love and profanity.

The Third Twin by CJ Omololu - Young Adult Thriller

When they were little, Lexi and her twin, Ava, made up a third sister, Alicia. If something broke? Alicia. Cookies got eaten? Alicia. Alicia was always to blame for everything. Now that the girls are seniors, they use Alicia as their cover to date boys who are hot but not dating material. Now one of the guys Alicia went out with is dead, and Lexi wants to stop the game. But when another boy is killed, the DNA evidence and surveillance photos point to only one suspect --- Alicia. As she runs from the cops, Lexi has to find the truth, because either Ava is a killer . . . or Alicia is real.

Starting as a junior in a new high school seems like exactly the right time to change things. He brainstorms with his best friend, Brian: What will it take for him to take over Nixon Collegiate? Adam searches for the A-listers' weak spot and strikes gold when he gets queen bee Sara Bryant to pay him for doing her physics homework. One part nerd, two parts badass, Adam ditches his legit job and turns to full-time cheating. His clients? All the Nixon Collegiate gods and goddesses.
 
But soon his homework business becomes a booze business, which becomes a fake ID business. Adam's popularity soars as he unlocks high school achievements left and right, from his first kiss to his first rebound hookup. But something else is haunting him --- a dark memory from his past, driving him to keep climbing. What is it? And will he go too far?
One hundred years after falling asleep, Princess Aurora wakes up to the kiss of a handsome prince and a broken kingdom that has been dreaming of her return. All the books say that she should be living happily ever after. But as Aurora understands all too well, the truth is nothing like the fairy tale. Her family is long dead. Her "true love" is a kind stranger. And her whole life has been planned out by political foes while she slept. With her wedding day drawing near, Aurora must make the ultimate decision on how to save her kingdom: marry the prince or run.
The Sin Eater's Daughter by Melinda Salisbury - Young Adult Fantasy/Romance

Although 17 year old Twylla is engaged to the prince, she isn't a member of the court. She's the executioner. As the Goddess embodied, Twylla kills anyone she touches. Although the prince's royal blood supposedly makes him immune to Twylla's touch, he avoids her company. But then a new guard arrives, a boy whose easy smile belies his swordsmanship. Yet Twylla's been promised to the prince, and knows what happens to people who cross the  queen, who has a plan to destroy her enemies that requires a stomach-churning, unthinkable sacrifice. Will Twylla do what it takes to protect her kingdom?

Dreamfire: A Novel by Kit Alloway - Young Adult Paranormal

Unlike most 17-year-olds, Joshlyn Weaver has a sacred duty.  She's the celebrated daughter of the dream walkers, a secret society whose members enter the Dream universe and battle nightmares.  If they fail, the emotional turmoil in the Dream could release nightmares into the World. Despite Josh's reputation as a prodigy, she's haunted by her mistakes. Now she's been assigned an apprentice, and she's almost as afraid of getting close to him as she is of getting him killed. But when strangers with impossible powers begin appearing in the Dream, it isn't just Will that Josh has to protect --- it's the whole World.

Beastkeeper by Cat Hellisen - Youth Fantasy Fiction

Sarah has always been on the move. Her mother hates the cold, so every few months her parents pack their bags and drag her off after the sun. She’s grown up lonely and longing for magic. She doesn’t know that it’s magic her parents are running from.

Phaet Theta has lived her whole life in a colony on the Moon. She cultivates the plants in Greenhouse 22 and stays off the government’s radar. Then her mother is arrested. The only way to save her siblings from the degrading Shelter is by enlisting in the Militia, the army that polices the Lunar bases and protects them from attacks by Earth-dwellers. Training is brutal, but it’s where Phaet forms an uneasy but meaningful alliance with the preternaturally accomplished Wes, a fellow outsider. Rank high, save her siblings, free her mom:  that’s the plan. Until Phaet’s logically ordered world begins to crumble...

Breakout by Kevin Emerson - Young Adult

Anthony Castillo needs a new life.  His teachers are clueless autocrats except for Mr. Darren, who’s in charge of the rock band program. The girls at school are either shallow cutebots or out of his league. And his parents mean well, but they just make things worse. Fed up, pissed off, and feeling trapped, Anthony writes his first song for his rock band, the Rusty Soles. His only problem: Arts Night. If he exercises his right to free speech and sings his original lyrics --- where his own bombs will drop --- he and his band will be through.