Holiday Recommendations - Teen / Young Adult Fiction

The Sunbearer Trials (The Sunbearer Duology #1) By Aiden Thomas Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250822130
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - September 6th, 2022

Welcome to The Sunbearer Trials, where teen semidioses compete in a series of challenges with the highest of stakes, in this electric new Mexican-inspired fantasy from Aiden Thomas, the New York Times bestselling author of Cemetery Boys.

“Only the most powerful and honorable semidioses get chosen. I’m just a Jade. I’m not a real hero.”


Cursed (Gilded Duology #2) By Marissa Meyer Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781250618917
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - November 8th, 2022

“When it comes to reimagined fairy tales, the reigning queen of the genre is Marissa Meyer.” —The New York Times

In Cursed, #1 New York Times bestselling author Marissa Meyer brings the haunting fairytale-inspired Gilded duology to a thrilling conclusion that will have fans—old and new—spinning.


Gleanings: Stories from the Arc of a Scythe By Neal Shusterman Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781534499973
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - November 8th, 2022

The New York Times bestselling Arc of the Scythe series continues with thrilling stories that span the timeline. Storylines continue. Origin stories are revealed. And new Scythes emerge!

There are still countless tales of the Scythedom to tell. Centuries passed between the Thunderhead cradling humanity and Scythe Goddard trying to turn it upside down.


A Scatter of Light By Malinda Lo Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780525555285
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Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - October 4th, 2022

“Full of yearning, ponderances about art and what it means to be an artist, and self-revelation, A Scatter of Light has a simmering intensity that makes it hard to put down."—NPR

An Instant New York Times Bestseller


The First to Die at the End By Adam Silvera Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780063240803
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Published: Quill Tree Books - October 4th, 2022

In this prequel to the bestselling phenomenon They Both Die at the End, two new strangers spend a life-changing day together after Death-Cast first makes their fateful calls. #1 New York Times bestseller!


Whiteout: A Novel By Dhonielle Clayton, Tiffany D. Jackson, Nic Stone, Angie Thomas, Ashley Woodfolk, Nicola Yoon Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780063088146
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Published: Quill Tree Books - November 8th, 2022

Atlanta is blanketed with snow just before Christmas, but the warmth of young love just might melt the ice in this novel of Black joy, and cozy, sparkling romance—by the same unbeatable team of authors who wrote the New York Times bestseller Blackout!


The Ballad of Never After (Once Upon a Broken Heart #2) By Stephanie Garber Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781250268426
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Published: Flatiron Books - September 13th, 2022

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!

Stephanie Garber’s THE BALLAD OF NEVER AFTER is the jaw-dropping sequel to the ONCE UPON A BROKEN HEART, starring Evangeline Fox and the Prince of Hearts on a new journey of magic, mystery, and heartbreak


Not every love is meant to be.


I Was Born for This By Alice Oseman Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781338830934
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Published: Scholastic Press - October 18th, 2022

From the bestselling creator of HEARTSTOPPER and LOVELESS, a deeply funny and deeply moving exploration of identity, friendship, and fame.

For Angel Rahimi life is about one thing: The Ark -- a boy band that's taking the world by storm. Being part of The Ark's fandom has given her everything she loves -- her friend Juliet, her dreams, her place in the world.


A Consuming Fire By Laura E. Weymouth Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781665902700
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Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - November 22nd, 2022

Uprooted meets The Grace Year in this dark young adult fantasy of love and vengeance following a girl who vows to kill a god after her sister is unjustly slain by his hand.

Weatherell girls aren’t supposed to die.

Once every eighteen years, the isolated forest village of Weatherell is asked to send one girl to the god of the mountain to give a sacr


Bloodmarked (The Legendborn Cycle #2) By Tracy Deonn Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781534441637
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - November 8th, 2022

An instant #1 New York Times bestseller!

The powerful sequel to the New York Times bestselling and award-winning Legendborn—perfect for fans of Cassandra Clare and Margaret Rogerson!

The shadows have risen, and the line is law.

All Bree wanted was to uncover the truth behind her mother’s death.


How to Excavate a Heart By Jake Maia Arlow Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780063078727
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Published: HarperTeen - November 1st, 2022

Stonewall Honor author Jake Maia Arlow delivers a sapphic Jewish twist on the classic Christmas rom-com in a read perfect for fans of Kelly Quindlen and Casey McQuiston.

It all starts when Shani runs into May. Like, literally. With her mom’s Subaru.


Lightlark (The Lightlark Saga Book 1) By Alex Aster Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781419760860
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - August 23rd, 2022

An instant #1 National Bestseller—soon to be a major motion picture.


Rule of Wolves (King of Scars Duology #2) By Leigh Bardugo Cover Image
$22.99
ISBN: 9781250142306
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Published: Imprint - March 30th, 2021

Instant #1 New York Times Bestseller!

2021 Goodreads Choice Award Winner for Best Young Adult Fantasy!

See the Grishaverse come to life on screen with Shadow and Bone, a #1 Netflix series - Season 2 coming March 16, 2023!


The Second Death of Edie and Violet Bond By Amanda Glaze Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781454946786
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Published: Union Square & Co. - October 4th, 2022

Cross into the spirit realm with this thrilling supernatural debut about sisterhood and female defiance, perfect for fans of Kerri Maniscalco-- inspired by lives of real teenage twin mediums in the 19th century.

"Deliciously chilling and edge-of-your-seat suspenseful."
--Nina LaCour, Printz Award-winning author of We Are Okay

Sacramento, 1885


Last of the Talons By Sophie Kim Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781649372802
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Published: Entangled: Teen - September 27th, 2022

Epic Reads Pick for The 30 Must-Read YA Books for the Rest of 2022

BookRiot Pick for 12 Amazing Asia-Inspired Fantasy Books


The Extraordinaries By TJ Klune Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781250203663
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Published: Tor Teen - July 13th, 2021

An Indie Bestseller!
An Indie Next Pick!
A Gold Nautilus Book Award Winner!

Some people are extraordinary. Some are just extra. New York Times and USA Today bestselling author TJ Klune's YA debut, The Extraordinaries, is a queer coming-of-age story about a fanboy with ADHD and the heroes he loves.


The Ones We Burn By Rebecca Mix Cover Image
$21.99
ISBN: 9781534493513
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Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - November 1st, 2022

An instant New York Times bestseller!

Love and duty collide in this richly imagined, atmospheric young adult debut about a witch whose dark powers put her at the center of a brewing war between the only family she’s ever known and the enemy who makes her question everything.

Monster. Butcher. Bloodwinn.

Ranka is tired of death.


Ida in the Middle By Nora Lester Murad Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781623718060
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Published: Crocodile Books - November 22nd, 2022

Ida, a Palestinian-American girl, eats a magic olive that takes her to the life she might have had in her parents’ village near Jerusalem. An important coming of age story that explores identity, place, voice, and belonging.

Every time violence erupts in the Middle East, Ida knows what’s coming next.


Vespertine By Margaret Rogerson Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781534477124
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Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - November 1st, 2022

An international bestseller!

From the New York Times bestselling author of Sorcery of Thorns and An Enchantment of Ravens comes a thrilling, “dark coming-of-age adventure” (Culturess) about a teen girl with mythic abilities who must defend her world against restless spirits of the dead.

The spirits of the dead do not rest.


Eight Nights of Flirting By Hannah Reynolds Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780593349755
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Published: Razorbill - October 25th, 2022

A sixteen-year-old girl is on a mission to find the perfect boyfriend this Hanukkah, but love might not go according to plan, in this charming winter romcom from the author of The Summer of Lost Letters.


Briar Girls By Rebecca Kim Wells Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781534488434
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - November 15th, 2022

“Sexy and dangerous and full of liars.” —Maggie Tokuda-Hall, author of The Mermaid, the Witch, and the Sea

The Cruel Prince meets A Curse So Dark and Lonely in this epic reimagining of “The Sleeping Beauty” that follows a teen girl on a quest to wake a sleeping princess in an enchanted forest, while searching for the truth behind


Uglies By Scott Westerfeld Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781442419810
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - May 3rd, 2011

Soon to be a major motion picture streaming on Netflix!

The first installment of Scott Westerfeld’s New York Times bestselling and award-winning Uglies series—a global phenomenon that started the dystopian trend.

Tally is about to turn sixteen, and she can’t wait.


All My Rage: A Novel By Sabaa Tahir Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780593202340
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Published: Razorbill - March 1st, 2022

National Book Award WINNER
An INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!
An INSTANT INDIE BESTSELLER!

"All My Rage is a love story, a tragedy and an infectious teenage fever dream about what home means when you feel you don’t fit in." — New York Times Book Review


Gold Mountain By Betty G. Yee Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781728415826
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Published: Carolrhoda Lab (R) - April 5th, 2022

Working on the Transcontinental Railroad promises a fortune--for those who survive.


The Dragon's Promise (Six Crimson Cranes #2) By Elizabeth Lim Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780593300954
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - August 30th, 2022

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the critically acclaimed author of Six Crimson Cranes comes the thrilling next adventure! A journey to the kingdom of dragons, a star-crossed love, and a cursed pearl with the power to mend the world or break it... Fans of Shadow and Bone will devour this soaring fantasy.


Six Crimson Cranes By Elizabeth Lim Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780593300947
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Published: Ember - July 26th, 2022

A princess in exile, a shapeshifting dragon, six enchanted cranes, and an unspeakable curse... Drawing from 'The Wild Swans' and East Asian folklore, this breathtakingly original fantasy from the author of Spin the Dawn is perfect for fans of Leigh Bardugo or Tomi Adeyemi.


The Agency: A Spy in the House By Y.S. Lee Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780763687489
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Published: Candlewick - April 26th, 2016

Steeped in Victorian atmosphere and intrigue, this diverting mystery trails a feisty heroine as she takes on a precarious secret assignment.


My Good Man By Eric Gansworth Cover Image
$21.99
ISBN: 9781646141838
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Published: Levine Querido - November 1st, 2022

A literary tour-de-force sure to turn the coming-of-age genre on its head from Printz honor author, Eric Gansworth

Brian, a 20-something reporter on the Niagara Cascade’s City Desk, is navigating life as the only Indigenous writer in the newsroom, being lumped into reporting on stereotypical stories that homogenize his community, the nearby Tuscarora reservation.


Strike the Zither (Kingdom of Three #1) By Joan He Cover Image
By Joan He
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250258588
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - October 25th, 2022

A dazzling new fantasy from New York Times and Indie bestselling author Joan He, Strike the Zither is a powerful, inventive, and sweeping fantasy that reimagines the Chinese classic tale of the Three Kingdoms.


A Good Girl's Guide to Murder By Holly Jackson Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781984896391
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Published: Ember - January 5th, 2021

THE MUST-READ MULTIMILLION BESTSELLING MYSTERY SERIES• Everyone is talking about A Good Girl's Guide to Murder! With shades of Serial and Making a Murderer this is the story about an investigation turned obsession, full of twists and turns and with an ending you'll never expect.

Everyone in Fairview knows the story.


The Extraordinaries By TJ Klune Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781250203663
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Published: Tor Teen - July 13th, 2021

An Indie Bestseller!
An Indie Next Pick!
A Gold Nautilus Book Award Winner!

Some people are extraordinary. Some are just extra. New York Times and USA Today bestselling author TJ Klune's YA debut, The Extraordinaries, is a queer coming-of-age story about a fanboy with ADHD and the heroes he loves.


Darius the Great Is Not Okay By Adib Khorram Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780525552970
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Published: Penguin Books - August 20th, 2019

Darius doesn't think he'll ever be enough, in America or in Iran. Hilarious and heartbreaking, this unforgettable debut introduces a brilliant new voice in contemporary YA.

Winner of the William C. Morris Debut Award


“Heartfelt, tender, and so utterly real. I’d live in this book forever if I could.”


Legendborn (The Legendborn Cycle) By Tracy Deonn Cover Image
$13.99
ISBN: 9781534441613
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Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - February 1st, 2022

An Instant New York Times Bestseller!
Winner of the Coretta Scott King - John Steptoe for New Talent Author Award

Filled with mystery and an intriguingly rich magic system, Tracy Deonn’s YA contemporary fantasy reinvents the King Arthur legend and “braids together Southern folk traditions and Black Girl Magic into a searing modern tale of grief, powe


Soldier Boy By Keely Hutton Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781250158444
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Published: Square Fish - June 12th, 2018

A searing, shocking book—part non-fiction, part novel—based on the true story of a child soldier in Uganda who survived war and enslavement and went on to create a haven for others who suffered a similar fate.


Nubia: The Awakening By Omar Epps, Clarence A. Haynes Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780593428641
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Published: Delacorte Press - November 8th, 2022

From beloved actor and producer Omar Epps and writer Clarence A. Haynes comes the biggest epic fantasy of the year. A powerful saga of three teens, the children of refugees from a fallen African utopia, who must navigate their newfound powers in a climate-ravaged New York City. Perfect for fans of Black Panther and Children of Blood and Bone.


Defend the Dawn (Defy the Night) By Brigid Kemmerer Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781547610075
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Published: Bloomsbury YA - September 20th, 2022

In the eagerly anticipated sequel to the New York Times bestseller Defy The Night author Brigid Kemmerer continues her electrifying series with more royal intrigue, more sizzling romance, and shocking twists that will leave readers breathless.

What will they sacrifice to save their kingdom?
Their honor?
Their love?
Their lives?


Tokyo Heist By Diana Renn Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780142426548
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Published: Speak - June 13th, 2013

The perfect mystery for fans of Ally Carter's Heist Society


Dark Rise By C. S. Pacat Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780062946157
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Published: Quill Tree Books - September 6th, 2022

* Instant New York Times Bestseller * Indie Bestseller *


I Am Princess X By Cherie Priest, Kali Ciesemier (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Cherie Priest, Kali Ciesemier (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781338032352
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Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - April 26th, 2016

Best friends, big fans, a mysterious webcomic, and a long-lost girl collide in this riveting novel, illustrated throughout with comics, and now out in paperback.

Once upon a time, two best friends created a princess together.


His Dark Materials: The Golden Compass (Book 1) By Philip Pullman Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780375823459
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - September 10th, 2002

HIS DARK MATERIALS IS NOW AN HBO ORIGINAL SERIES STARRING DAFNE KEEN, RUTH WILSON, ANDREW SCOTT, AND LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA!


Charming as a Verb By Ben Philippe Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780062824264
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Published: Balzer + Bray - February 1st, 2022

From the award-winning author of The Field Guide to the North American Teenager comes a whip-smart and layered romantic comedy. Perfect for fans of Nicola Yoon and Jenny Han. 


Ain't Burned All the Bright By Jason Reynolds, Jason Griffin (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jason Reynolds, Jason Griffin (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781534439467
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Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - January 11th, 2022

Prepare yourself for something unlike anything: A smash-up of art and text for teens that viscerally captures what it is to be Black. In America. Right Now. Written by #1 New York Times bestselling and award-winning author Jason Reynolds.

Jason Reynolds and his best bud, Jason Griffin, had a mind-meld.


Boys I Know By Anna Gracia Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781682633717
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Published: Peachtree Teen - July 26th, 2022

A high school senior navigates messy boys, messier relationships, and the struggle of never quite living up to her Taiwanese mother's expectations.


Night of the Raven, Dawn of the Dove By Rati Mehrotra Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250823687
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Published: Wednesday Books - October 18th, 2022

In Rati Mehrotra's YA fantasy novel Night of the Raven, Dawn of the Dove, a young guardswoman struggles with her unwitting role as a major pawn in the deadly games between two kingdoms in a monster-infested alternate medieval India.


All of Us Villains By Amanda Foody, C. L. Herman Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781250789273
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Published: Tor Teen - July 26th, 2022

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
An Indie Bestseller!
An Indie Next Pick!

The blockbuster co-writing debut of Amanda Foody and C. L. Herman, All of Us Villains begins a dark tale of ambition and magick...

You Fell in Love with the Victors of the Hunger Games.
Now Prepare to Meet the Villains of the Blood Veil.


Love Radio By Ebony LaDelle Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781665908153
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - May 31st, 2022

“Readers won’t be able to get enough of these dope-ass characters.” —Elizabeth Acevedo, author of Clap When You Land

Hitch meets The Sun Is Also a Star in this “mega swoon-worthy, effortlessly cool” (Casey McQuiston, New York Times bestselling author) novel about a self-professed teen love doctor with a popular radio


Fat Chance, Charlie Vega By Crystal Maldonado Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780823451319
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Published: Holiday House - January 11th, 2022

Coming of age as a Fat brown girl in a white Connecticut suburb is hard. Harder when your whole life is on fire, though.

A NEW ENGLAND BOOK AWARD WINNER!


Charlie Vega is a lot of things. Smart. Funny. Artistic. Ambitious. Fat.


Outrun the Moon By Stacey Lee Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9780147516916
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Published: Speak - May 2nd, 2017

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Downstairs Girl comes an unforgettable story of determination set against a backdrop of devastating tragedy, perfect for fans of Code Name Verity.

Winner of the PEN Center USA Literary Award for Young Adult

Winner of the Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature
 


The Silence that Binds Us By Joanna Ho Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780063059344
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Published: HarperTeen - June 14th, 2022

Joanna Ho, New York Times bestselling author of Eyes That Kiss in the Corners, has written an exquisite, heart-rending debut young adult novel that will inspire all to speak truth to power.


This Place Is Still Beautiful By XiXi Tian Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780063086029
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Published: Balzer + Bray - June 7th, 2022

A sweeping debut novel about first love, complicated family dynamics, and the pernicious legacy of racism. Perfect for fans of Tahereh Mafi, Jandy Nelson, and Emily X.R. Pan, with crossover appeal for readers of Brit Bennett’s The Vanishing Half and Celeste Ng’s Everything I Never Told You.


Hell Followed with Us By Andrew Joseph White Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781682633243
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Published: Peachtree Teen - June 7th, 2022

A furious, queer debut novel about embracing the monster within and unleashing its power against your oppressors.

“A long, sustained scream to the various strains of anti-transgender legislation multiplying around the world like, well, a virus." —The New York Times

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER


Our Shadows Have Claws: 15 Latin American Monster Stories By Yamile Saied Méndez, Amparo Ortiz, Ricardo López Ortiz (Illustrator) Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781643751832
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Published: Algonquin Young Readers - September 6th, 2022

Fifteen original short stories from YA superstars, featuring Latine mythology’s most memorable monsters

From zombies to cannibals to death incarnate, this cross-genre anthology offers something for every monster lover.


The Hired Girl By Laura Amy Schlitz Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780763694500
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Published: Candlewick - December 26th, 2017

Winner of the Scott O’Dell Award for Historical Fiction
An Association of Jewish Libraries Sydney Taylor Award Winner
Winner of the National Jewish Book Award for Children’s and Young Adult Literature