Young Adult

Thoughts and Prayers by Lee Anne Post

When Lily Jeong—smothered by her parents and ignored by classmates—unwittingly aids her boyfriend in a school shooting, she struggles to hide her complicity from investigators. Forced to face the devastated survivors, she…

Dark and Shallow Lies by Ginny Myers Sain

By Allison McKnight  “How do you keep a secret in a town full of psychics?” I ask him, and light flashes bright inside those ice-fire eyes. “You tell the truth,” he answers.…

I Play One On TV by Alan Orloff

All’s great for sixteen-year-old actor Dalton Black as he portrays a teen killer on a crime reenactment show. That is, until he realizes someone is stalking him. When that someone turns out…

Last Girls by Demetra Brodsky

By Dawn Ius It’s been almost a year since Demetra Brodsky’s second book hit shelves—but just like her buzz-worthy debut, 2018’s Dive Smack, LAST GIRLS continues to rack up the accolades. Brodsky’s…

Celestine by Kevin St. Jarre

In 1984, 15-year-old Celestine Tolland and her parents were part of a crew of explorers who set off into space. Months after their departure, a virus ravaged the crew of the Phaeacia,…

How to Pack for the End of the World by Michelle Falkoff

By Dawn Ius No doubt about it, slices of time in 2020 certainly felt as though the world was ending—but although our reality has, in some cases, forever changed, we’re certainly not…

I Killed Zoe Spanos by Kit Frick

By Jaden Terrell Before she was a mystery writer, Kit Frick was a poet. No wonder, then, that her young adult thrillers are noted for their rhythm and lyricism. Train doors open…

Seven Ways to Get Rid of Harry by Jen Conley

By George Ebey Jen Conley brings us fresh thrills with a young adult twist in her latest tale, SEVEN WAYS TO GET RID OF HARRY. Danny Zelko, 13 going on 14, needs…

End of the Lie by Diana Rodriguez Wallach

By April Snellings Writing a trilogy is a massive undertaking for any author, but few can claim the era-spanning commitment Diana Rodriguez Wallach has made to her Anastasia Phoenix series. While the…

The Amazing Imagination Machine by Bailey Day

When his dad is out of town and his mom gets in a serious accident, 16-year-old Jake’s life comes to a screaming halt. His Uncle Mark, a horror writer, is the only…

Ten After Closing by Jessica Bayliss

By Wendy Tyson Someone once said that the most important thing a fiction writer can do is to study human psychology. Author Jessica Bayliss has that covered. With a doctorate in clinical…

See All the Stars by Kit Frick

By Dawn Ius One of the underlying themes in Kit Frick’s young adult debut is about the power of facing our fears—not only for the characters in this haunting coming-of-age thriller, but…

Camp Valor by Scott McEwen

Valor: great courage in the face of danger When Wyatt gets framed for a friend’s crime, he thinks his life is over. But then a mysterious stranger visits him in jail with…

Dive Smack by Demetra Brodsky

Theo Mackey only remembers one thing for certain about the fire that destroyed his home: he lit the match. Sure, it was an accident. But the blaze killed his mom and set…

The Fall of Grace by Amy Fellner Dominy

Grace’s junior year is turning into her best year yet. She’s set to make honor roll, her print from photography class might win a national contest, and her crush just asked her…

Besphinxed by Alethea Kontis

By Terry DiDomenico Fairy tales are just part of Alethea Kontis’ DNA. For much of her career she has retold stories from the Brothers Grimm, Hans Christian Andersen, Mother Goose, and more.…

The Window by Amelia Brunskill

Secrets have a way of getting out. . . . Anna is everything her identical twin is not. Outgoing and athletic, she is the opposite of quiet introvert Jess. The same on…

Broken Chords by Jessica Bayliss

By Myles Knapp There’s a scene in Jaws that kept my kids up at night for at least a week. Jaws was a great, frightening story. Which means that Jessica Bayliss’s new…

Ryan Quinn and the Lion’s Claw by Ron McGee

By Sonja Stone This month, RYAN QUINN AND THE LION’S CLAW—the second novel in Ron McGee’s middle grade adventure series—was released to eager fans. His debut, Ryan Quinn and the Rebel’s Escape,…

Truthers by Geoffrey Girard

By George Ebey With TRUTHERS, author Geoffrey Girard delves into the 9/11 attack from a Young Adult perspective. Katie Wallace has never given much thought to the tragic event. She was only an…

Proof of Lies by Diana Rodriguez Wallach

By L E Fitzpatrick Anastasia Phoenix, a mix of Nancy Drew meets Buffy Summers, is a witty, “butt-kicking teen” hunting for her missing sister in Diana Rodriguez Wallach’s new release PROOF OF…

One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus

The Breakfast Club meets Pretty Little Liars, ONE OF US IS LYING is the story of what happens when five strangers walk into detention and only four walk out alive. Seventeen-year-old Simon…

The Suffering Tree by Elle Cosimano

Tori Burns and her family left D.C. for claustrophobic Chaptico, Maryland, after suddenly inheriting a house under mysterious circumstances. That inheritance puts her at odds with the entire town, especially Jesse Slaughter…

The Origins of Benjamin Hackett by Gerald M. O’Connor

All families have secrets. Most go untold. Only the worst seem fated to return… Benjamin Hackett has come of age, technically. And in the midst of the celebratory hangover, his world is…

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