Ivy Aberdeen's Letter to the World (Little, Brown) by Ashley Herring Blake

*An Indie Next List pick
"Blake  gives Ivy the deep-thinking soul of an artist, gently examining the trauma of losing her home, Ivy’s excitement about her crush on June, and her fears that people will judge her if they discover her secret...This is an emotionally sensitive and elegantly written novel about loss and the first stirrings of love."—Publishers Weekly STARRED Review

The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue  (HarperCollins) by Mackenzi Lee

*A NYT Bestseller
*A Stonewall Honor Book
“The book’s exquisite, bygone meter and vernacular sit comfortably on a contemporary shelf. And the friction of racism, tyrannical entitled politicians, and misguided disapproval of homosexuality also have a relevance rooted in current culture’s xeno- and homophobia. Austen, Wilde, and Indiana Jones converge in this deliciously anachronistic bonbon.” —Kirkus STARRED Review

Maybe in Paris  (Sky Pony) by Rebecca Christiansen

"Readers will swoon over the delicious descriptions of Paris . . . but will ultimately find that Keira’s emotional journey covers even more ground than her physical one, in a story that focuses on a complex, yet tender, sibling relationship.” ―Jen Malone, author of Wanderlost


How to Make a Wish  (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) by Ashley Herring Blake

"This organic, moving romance juxtaposed with a messy, complex mother-daughter relationship is passionately told, with glimpses of optimism appearing through Grace’s unshakeable bonds of loyalty. Blake clearly illustrates the impact of adult decisions that disregard the lives of teens, guaranteeing an emotional and relevant read." —Booklist

The Bone Witch (Sourcebooks) by Rin Chupeco

"Mesmerizing. Chupeco (The Suffering) does a magnificent job of balancing an intimate narrative perspective with sweeping worldbuilding, crafting her tale within a multicultural melting pot of influences as she presses toward a powerful cliffhanger."—Publishers Weekly STARRED Review


Keeping Her Secret (Entangled Teen) by Sarah Nicolas

"A step forward for the LGBT community, Keeping Her Secret is a strong tale of friendship, courage and love. The book was moving and honest at all times."—Childishly Passionate


True Letters from a Fictional Life (HarperCollins) by Kenneth Logan

"The rounded characters deal with betrayal and honesty and love and near tragedy in ways teen readers, gay or straight, will recognize...Just the right touch of humor, mystery, drama, and romance should earn this a place on every teen bookshelf."
Kirkus STARRED Review


Suffer Love (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) by Ashley Herring Blake

"Blake’s debut novel is an absolute must-read realistic fiction that readers of Rainbow Rowell, John Green, and Sara Zarr will devour...Blake’s examination of what all forms of true love can look like is one that will resonate with all readers. Blake is an author to watch, and this book is sure to fly off the shelf."VOYA


Half in Love With Death (Simon Pulse) by Emily Ross

"The brisk tempo and vividly described setting of this story will grab teen’s attention from the opening pages. Caroline’s viewpoint is at the heart of this novel, and Ross succeeds brilliantly in conveying the confusion, passion, trepidation, fearlessness, and terror that every 15-year-old can relate to ...The power and beauty of the prose make this novel a standout." School Library Journal

This Monstrous Thing (HarperCollins) by Mackenzi Lee

"The old and new are woven together in language and theme, creating a solid tale that explores what it means to be human. Part homage to a sci-fi original, part re-imagining, plenty of teen torment and trouble—an absorbing read." —Kirkus


Dragons are People, Too (Entangled Teen) by Sarah Nicolas

"Dragons are People, Too is full of twists and turns, secret operations, fierce dragons, swoon-worthy romance, and adventure that will keep you entertained at every turn. There isn't one thing that I didn't love about this book. This is definitely going onto my favorites list!" —The Hopeless Reader


Untaken (Curiosity Quills Press) by J.E. Anckorn

"Readers will be drawn into the story from the first page ... Young adults and adults alike will love to add this one to their TBR list" —A Creative Mind


Horror Business (Month9Books) by Ryan Craig Bradford

"Bradford does something exceedingly smart and a whole lot of fun to see pop off the page: in writing a novel concerning the horror of child murder and rabid dogs, among a host of other fears, he sets his sights on something worse: the horror of being a teenage boy ... Horror Business is for all: a warm outstretched hand, and a chilling reminder." —Electric Literature


by Rin Chupeco

The Girl From the Well (Sourcebooks) 

"Told in a marvelously disjointed fashion, this story unfolds with creepy imagery and an intimate appreciation for Japanese horror, myth, and legend ... the execution is spine-tingling." —Publisher's Weekly STARRED review


The Suffering (Sourcebooks)

"Rin Chupeco's The Suffering is a horror lover's dream: murders, possessed dolls, and desiccated corpses. I cringed. I grimaced. You won't soon forget this exorcist and his vengeful water ghost."  —Kendare Blake, author of Anna Dressed in Blood


by Jen Estes

Fifteen: The Dreamwalker Diaries Book 1 (Curiosity Quills Press) by Jen Estes

"This was such a fun read ... Characters are very well-drawn and the monster itself is drawn from Lakota legend. It's the first in a series, and ends on a bit of a cliffhanger, and I'm really looking forward to the next one!   —Tangled Bookmarks


Sixteen: The Dreamwalker Diaries Book 2 (Curiosity Quills Press) by Jen Estes




by Adam Gallardo

Zomburbia (Kensington Teen) 

"Fans of zombie fiction will devour this book; teens who haven't made the leap (or shuffle) to the genre will be hooked. A gory, campy read." —School Library Journal



Zombified (Kensington Teen)

"Scary, freaky and original!"  —Nancy Holder