Young Adult

EAST

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ISBN: 9781328581587
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - October 23rd, 2018

 

One of my all-time favorites and the perfect tale for a cold winter's night! Edith Pattou retells the Norwegian folktale "East of the Sun, West of the Moon," weaving a wild tale of curses, castles, blizzards, and white bears. (The sequel came out last month--a full 15 years after the first book--and it's just as much fun.)

Kate


Realm of Ruins

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ISBN: 9780823439867
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Published: Holiday House - December 4th, 2018

 

Realm of Ruins is as timely as it is timeless; though peppered with delightful hints of familiar fantasy classics, the world-building is utterly fresh and features the patriarchy-smashing heroine we all need. West's writing sings and makes for a perfect winter read. Check out the companion novel as well, out now in paperback!

Caleb


The Wee Free Men

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ISBN: 9780062435262
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Published: HarperCollins - September 1st, 2015

 

Tiffany Aching is a witch who lives on a farm (y'know--the butter churns itself). The Nac Mac Feegles are tiny blue men (with Scottish accents) who are extremely strong, even more silly, and love getting into trouble. Their adventures have something for every reader. After all, what's not to like about a girl who fights monsters with a frying pan?

Matthew


Pulp

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ISBN: 9781335012906
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Published: Harlequin Teen - November 13th, 2018

 

Two storylines: During the McCarthy era, Janet balances her love for Marie with the need for secrecy about her sexuality. In 2018, Abbie discovers 1950s lesbian pulp novels and investigates a mysterious author. Their stories--linked by scenes from one of the pulp novels--end up intersecting.

Sarah


A Skinful of Shadows

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ISBN: 9781419725722
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - October 17th, 2017

 

The perfect slightly-spooky autumn read, this is the story of Makepeace, a teenage girl with the ability to see, communicate, and bodily cohabit with ghosts. The plot deftly interweaves the supernatural with the events of the English Civil War, and the magic system feels creative and original. I loved Makepeace and all her ghosts.

Ari


Swing

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ISBN: 9780310761914
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Published: Blink - October 2nd, 2018

 

Alexander (along with Mary Rand Hess) has done it again! Swing is a coming-of-age tale that feels accessible and urgent. Covering everything from baseball to high school romance, jazz to heartbreak, Swing tells the story of two best friends longing to express themselves. Their path to becoming seen might not always feel straightforward, but what does in high school?

Caleb


To All the Boys I've Loved Before

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ISBN: 9781442426719
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - January 26th, 2016

 

When you've streamed the Netflix movie for the fifth time and are pining for more Lara Jean Covey, pick up the book it's based on! Full of family, heart, cute boys, teenage mishaps, delicious cookies, and a fantastic Korean-American heroine, To All the Boys I've Loved Before is the perfect read for a cozy chair and a mug of hot chocolate. (Plus, there are two sequels!)

Rebecca


Sadie

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ISBN: 9781250105714
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Published: Wednesday Books - September 4th, 2018

 

Sadie's sister was murdered, and she knows who did it. She decides to track down the killer herself after the cops' unsatisfactory investigation, but goes missing along the way. Sadie's narrative is intertwined with that of Wes, who is following her trail and making a Serial-like podcast as he tries to find her--this book is tense, twisty, and heart-wrenching and perfect for fans of true crime. Best book I've read this year.

April


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