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Heart of Iron by Ashley Poston

Heart of Ironby Ashley Poston Published by Balzer + Bray on February 27th 2018 Genres: Sci-Fi, Young Adult, YA Pages: 480 Goodreads   Seventeen-year-old Ana is a scoundrel by nurture and an outlaw by nature. Found as a child drifting through space with a sentient android called D09, Ana was saved by a fearsome space […]

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The Apocalypse of Elena Mendoza by Shaun David Hutchinson

The Apocalypse of Elena Mendozaby Shaun David Hutchinson Published by Simon Pulse on February 6th 2018 Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult, YA Pages: 448 Goodreads   Sixteen-year-old Elena Mendoza is the product of a virgin birth. This can be scientifically explained (it’s called parthenogenesis), but what can’t be explained is how Elena is able to heal […]

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American Panda by Gloria Chao

American Pandaby Gloria Chao Published by Simon Pulse on February 6th 2018 Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult Goodreads   An incisive, laugh-out-loud contemporary debut about a Taiwanese-American teen whose parents want her to be a doctor and marry a Taiwanese Ivy Leaguer despite her squeamishness with germs and crush on a Japanese classmate. At seventeen, […]

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You’ll Miss Me When I’m Gone by Rachel Lynn Soloman

You’ll Miss Me When I’m Goneby Rachel Lynn Soloman Published by Simon Pulse on January 2nd 2018 Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult Pages: 384 Goodreads   Eighteen-year-old twins Adina and Tovah have little in common besides their ambitious nature. Viola prodigy Adina yearns to become a soloist—and to convince her music teacher he wants her the […]

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Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds

Long Way Downby Jason Reynolds on October 17th 2017 Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult, YA Pages: 240 Goodreads   A cannon. A strap. A piece. A biscuit. A burner. A heater. A chopper. A gat. A hammer A tool for RULE Or, you can call it a gun. That’s what fifteen-year-old Will has shoved in the […]

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Forest of a Thousand Lanterns by Julie C. Dao

Forest of a Thousand Lanternsby Julie C. Dao Series: Rise of the Empress #1 Published by Philomel on October 10th 2017 Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult Pages: 384 Goodreads   An East Asian fantasy reimagining of The Evil Queen legend about one peasant girl’s quest to become Empress–and the darkness she must unleash to achieve her […]

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Echo After Echo by Amy Rose Capetta

Echo After Echoby Amy Rose Capetta Published by Candlewick on October 10th 2017 Genres: Contemporary, Mystery, Young Adult, LGBTQIA Pages: 432 Goodreads   Debuting on the New York stage, Zara is unprepared—for Eli, the girl who makes the world glow; for Leopold, the director who wants perfection; and for death in the theater. Zara Evans […]

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Wild Beauty by Anna-Marie McLemore

Wild Beautyby Anna-Marie McLemore Published by Feiwel & Friends on October 3rd 2017 Genres: Magic Realism, LGBTQIA, Young Adult Pages: 320 Goodreads   Love grows such strange things. For nearly a century, the Nomeolvides women have tended the grounds of La Pradera, the lush estate gardens that enchant guests from around the world. They’ve also […]

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Release by Patrick Ness

Releaseby Patrick Ness Published by HarperTeen on September 19th 2017 Genres: Contemporary, Fantasy, LGBTQIA, Young Adult Pages: 288 Goodreads   Inspired by Judy Blume’s Forever and Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway, this novel by award-winning author Patrick Ness is a new classic about teenage relationships, self-acceptance—and what happens when the walls we build start coming down. […]

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Dual Review: The Girl with the Red Balloon by Katherine Locke

The Girl with the Red Balloonby Katherine Locke Series: The Balloonmakers #1 Published by Albert Whitman & Company on September 1, 2017 Genres: Historical Fiction, Fantasy Pages: 288 Goodreads   When sixteen-year-old Ellie Baum accidentally time-travels via red balloon to 1988 East Berlin, she’s caught up in a conspiracy of history and magic. She meets […]