Young Adult

The Girl Who Fell Beneath

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By Axie Oh
$15.19
ISBN: 9781250780867
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - February 22nd, 2022

 

A breathtakingly beautiful retelling of a classic Korean legend. Mina travels to the underworld to save her people and take charge of her own fate, resulting in a tale of love and mystery and adventure. Combine the quiet friendships and wonder of Spirited Away with the longing of Hadestown and you'll get this book.

Katherine


My Dearest Darkest

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$8.79
ISBN: 9781728236414
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Published: Sourcebooks Fire - March 29th, 2022

 

This is a YA sapphic horror novel that asks the question: What would you give to achieve your deepest wishes? It's an atmospheric, creepy novel that at the same time manages to have sweet romance and funny moments. Read it for a marriage of Jennifer's Body and The Craft or give it to the horror-loving teen in your life.

April


If This Gets Out

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$18.99
ISBN: 9781250805805
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Published: Wednesday Books - December 7th, 2021

Ruben and Zach are members of superstar boy band Saturday on a worldwide tour when they start developing feelings for each other. Will their romance keep them together as they navigate the layers of coming out? This book is for anyone who swooned over One Direction or who wants a queer YA romance that is rewarding and sweet while not ignoring the complexities of teen queerness.

April


Abarat

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By Clive Barker, Clive Barker (Illustrator)
$10.99
ISBN: 9780062094100
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Published: HarperCollins - August 30th, 2011

Abarat is Clive Barker's dark twin to Alice in Wonderland. The heroine, Candy, is no sweet British girl who trips down a rabbit hole, but a morbid teenager from Chickentown, Minnesota who jumps into a magical sea, rather than return home. Candy is swept off to the Abarat, an archipelago where each island is a different hour of the day. Christopher Carrion, the Prince of Midnight, literally lives and breathes his own nightmares, and he remains one of the most terrifying villains I've ever read! A great read for teens, brave kids, & adults too.

Murphy


Our Violent Ends

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$19.99
ISBN: 9781534457720
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Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - November 16th, 2021

This action-packed sequel to These Violent Delights, a 1920s retelling of Romeo and Juliet in Shanghai except they are heirs to rival gangs, is a beautiful summation of Gong's thoroughness as a writer. Without spoiling the events of the end of the last book, the story continues with a changed Juliette and Roma. The usual "I hate you but we have to work together" fanfare continues but now, the stakes are so much higher and Shanghai is even bloodier. Come for the Shakespearean influences, stay for Gong's expertise on the beginning of a turbulent history in China.

Engel


The Gilded Wolves

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ISBN: 9781250144553
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Published: Wednesday Books - September 22nd, 2020

Set in an alternate nineteenth-century Paris, The Gilded Wolves features a uniquely inventive magic system that sets the backdrop for a thrilling heist story. The six main characters are distinct, well-developed, and come from diverse backgrounds and the books tackle issues of colonialism and cultural appropriation in a fantasy setting. Be ready to tear through the whole trilogy because once you start, you won't be able to stop! 

April


Ain't Burned All the Bright

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By Jason Reynolds, Jason Griffin (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781534439467
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Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - January 11th, 2022

Griffin's illustrations in this book complement Reynold's words SO well... I haven't ever seen anything executed quite like this. A thoughtful and poignant stunner for sure--perfect for anyone looking for a fast, poetic read full of powerful social commentary about what it means to be a person of color in America living through the pandemic. (Plus, the book smells amazing!)

Cindy


Gallant

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ISBN: 9780062835772
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Published: Greenwillow Books - March 1st, 2022

A stunning gothic fantasy written in V.E. Schwab's masterful, bittersweet and haunting voice. A story about a romance, without a romance (something I very much appreciate in a YA story). A dark tale of yearning and finding oneself in the ruins. CW: Mental illness, self harm

Stacey


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