by Ashley Herring Blake


The Mighty Heart of Sunny St. James (Little, Brown) 

“Blake captures all the exhilaration of a first crush without shying away from Ivy's confusion....The sisters' relationship is one of the great rewards of this novel that includes a large and vivid cast of secondary characters, who give the story its sense of abundant texture."―The New York Times Book Review


Girl Made of Stars (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) 

"A compassionate and engaging novel about what it means to tell your truth, no matter how painful it might be. A must-read for all YA shelves." —School Library Journal, STARRED Review



Ivy Aberdeen's Letter to the World (Little, Brown) 

*A Stonewall Honor Book
"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

How to Make a Wish  (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) 

"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

Suffer Love (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) 

"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


by Rebecca Christiansen

Maybe in Paris  (Sky Pony) 

"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

By Rin Chupeco


The Never Tilting World (HarperTeen)

This rich fantasy spotlights power’s corruptive influence, love’s redemptive nature, and the urgent concerns of climate change. The tale’s scope and creativity astound.” ―Publishers Weekly


The Shadowglass (Sourcebooks)

"Head-over-heels romance, terrifying curses, political intrigue, and epic magical battles will appeal to fantasy enthusiasts... A must-purchase."―School Library Journal



The Heart Forger (Sourcebooks)

"Rin's beautifully crafted world from The Bone Witch (2017) expands in this sequel, which joins dark asha Tea on her crusade of revenge...Dark and entrancing with a third volume to come."—Booklist STARRED Review


The Bone Witch (Sourcebooks) 

"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


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


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


by Jen Estes

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




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

"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


by Adam Gallardo

Zombified (Kensington Teen)

"Scary, freaky and original!"  —Nancy Holder



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

by Sonia Hartl


Have a Little Faith in Me (Page Street Books)

"A true celebration of girls―their bravery, their flaws, their hearts, and the sisterhood that binds them. Have A Little Faith in Me is a thoughtful, no-holds-barred look at sex, consent, and the healing power of female friendship." —Laurie Elizabeth Flynn, author of Firsts and Last Girl Lied To

by Mackenzi Lee


Loki: Where Mischief Lies (Marvel Press)

*A NYT Bestseller
“Lee weaves a compelling origin story for Marvel villain Loki…This deft, nuanced examination of identity, destiny, and agency is a surprisingly tender addition to the Marvel canon.”—Kirkus STARRED Review


The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy (Katherine Tegen Books)

*A NYT Bestseller
“[Lee] develops a world rich in historical detail, crafts a plot wild with unexpected turns, and explores complex topics like colonization and identity. An empowering and energetic adventure that celebrates friendship between women.” —Kirkus STARRED Review


Bygone Badass Broads (Abrams) 

"If you’re looking to read about diverse, impactful women you never learned about in school, BYGONE BADASS the book for you. [Lee] delves into the intricacies of humanity, reaffirming the fact that flaws make us human, and that even a flawed person can change the world. That Lee is able to accomplish this with levity and humor is a feat, and it makes BYGONE BADASS BROADS an absorbing and compelling read that you will have you clamoring for a follow-up."—

The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue  (Katherine Tegen Books) 

*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

This Monstrous Thing (Katherine Tegen Books)

"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


by Lisa Leighton and Laura Stropki


Now You See Her (Katherine Tegen Books)

“Leighton and Stropki’s compelling debut asks interesting questions about identity and memory, and a clever twist in the last act will shock readers.” —Publishers Weekly


by Kenneth Logan

True Letters from a Fictional Life (HarperTeen) 

"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


by Sarah Nicolas

Keeping Her Secret (Entangled Teen) 

"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


Dragons are People, Too (Entangled Teen)

"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

by Emily Ross

Half in Love with Death (Simon Pulse)

"Half in Love with Death captivated me beyond the last page, leaving me with so many thoughts and praises for this fantastic story...A haunting novel with elements of mystery and romance. The characters are extremely well‑developed, which makes the mystery even more difficult to solve...Chilling and enthralling."—

by London Shah

The Light at the Bottom of the World (Disney)

"Shah's debut is a fast-paced masterpiece from start to finish. Readers will fall in love with passionate, persistent Leyla as well as her secretive, swoon-worthy companion, Ari ... Shah has skillfully shaped a gorgeous world unlike any those fans [of dystopian fiction] have seen before. But be forewarned: the book ends on a jaw-dropping cliff-hanger. Highly recommended."—School Library Journal

by Rebecca Kim Wells


"Rebecca Kim Wells has crafted a top-notch dragon story. Her fantasy worldbuilding is excellent, the plot anchored by a strong young woman who feels both nuanced and real. The story builds momentum until its breathtaking finish…”—Shelf Awareness STARRED Review