The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas Published by Balzer + Bray on February 28th 2017 Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult, YA Pages: 464 Goodreads Sixteen-year-old Starr lives in two worlds: the poor neighbourhood where she was born and raised and her posh high school in the suburbs. The uneasy balance between them is shattered when Starr is the only witness to the fatal shooting of her unarmed best friend, Khalil,...

By Your Side by Kasie West

By Your Side by Kasie West Published by HarperTeen on January 31st 2017 Genres: Romance, Young Adult, YA, Fiction Pages: 352 Goodreads In this irresistible story, Kasie West explores the timeless question of what to do when you fall for the person you least expect. Witty and romantic, this paperback original from a fan favorite is perfect for fans of Stephanie Perkins and Morgan Matson. When Autumn Collins finds herself...

Difficult Women by Roxane Gay

Difficult Women by Roxane Gay Published by Grove Press on January 3rd 2017 Genres: Short Stories, Fiction Pages: 274 Goodreads Award-winning author and powerhouse talent Roxane Gay burst onto the scene with An Untamed State and the New York Times bestselling essay collection Bad Feminist (Harper Perennial). Gay returns with Difficult Women, a collection of stories of rare force and beauty, of hardscrabble lives, passionate loves, and quirky and vexed...

Mini Review: What is Not Yours is Not Yours by Helen Oyeyemi

What is Not Your is Not Yours by Helen Oyeyemi Published by Riverhead Books on March 8th 2016 Genres: Short Stories, Fiction, Fantasy Pages: 325 Goodreads The key to a house, the key to a heart, the key to a secret—Oyeyemi’s keys not only unlock elements of her characters’ lives, they promise further labyrinths on the other side. In “Books and Roses” one special key opens a library, a garden,...

Alternate History Steampunk: Timekeeper by Tara Sim

Timekeeper by Tara Sim Series: Timekeeper #1 Published by Sky Pony Press on November 1st 2016 Genres: Historical Fiction, Young Adult, YA, Steampunk, LGBTQIA Pages: 368 Goodreads Two o’clock was missing. In an alternate Victorian world controlled by clock towers, a damaged clock can fracture time—and a destroyed one can stop it completely. It’s a truth that seventeen-year-old clock mechanic Danny Hart knows all too well; his father has been...

When the Moon was Ours by Anna-Marie McLemore

When the Moon Was Ours by Anna-Marie McLemore Published by Thomas Dunne Books on October 4th 2016 Genres: Magic Realism, Romance, LGBTQIA, Young Adult, YA Pages: 288 Goodreads When the Moon Was Ours follows two characters through a story that has multicultural elements and magical realism, but also has central LGBT themes—a transgender boy, the best friend he’s falling in love with, and both of them deciding how they want...

Reading After Dark: Fast Connection by Megan Erickson and Santino Hassell

Fast Connection by Megan Erickson, Santino Hassell Series: Cyberlove #2 Published by Self Pub on July 11th 2016 Genres: Adult, Romance, LGBTQIA Pages: 235 Goodreads After a decade of serving in the Army, everyone still expects me to be Dominic 'Nicky' Costigan--the skirt-chasing player. They don't know I've been spending my days trying to figure out my post-military life. Including how to pick up guys. When I meet Luke on...

You Know Me Well by David Levithan and Nina LaCour

You Know Me Well by David Levithan, Nina LaCour Published by St. Martin's Press on June 7th 2016 Genres: Contemporary, LGBTQIA, Young Adult, YA Pages: 246 Goodreads Who knows you well? Your best friend? Your boyfriend or girlfriend? A stranger you meet on a crazy night? No one, really? Mark and Kate have sat next to each other for an entire year, but have never spoken. For whatever reason, their...

My Best Friend’s Exorcism by Grady Hendrix

My Best Friend's Exorcism by Grady Hendrix Published by Quirk Books on May 17th 2016 Genres: Fiction, Horror Pages: 336 Goodreads Abby and Gretchen have been best friends since fifth grade, when they bonded over a shared love of E.T., roller-skating parties, and scratch-and-sniff stickers. But when they arrive at high school, things change. Gretchen begins to act…different. And as the strange coincidences and bizarre behavior start to pile up,...

Summer Days & Summer Nights: anthology edited by Stephanie Perkins

Summer Days & Summer Nights by Stephanie Perkins Published by St. Martin's Press on May 17th 2016 Genres: Short Stories, Young Adult, YA, Romance Pages: 400 Goodreads Maybe it's the long, lazy days, or maybe it's the heat making everyone a little bit crazy. Whatever the reason, summer is the perfect time for love to bloom. Summer Days & Summer Nights: Twelve Love Stories, written by twelve bestselling young adult...