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New Releases: Complicated Friendships, Classics Made Modern, and So Much Murder
It’s rare that a release day this late in the month is so jam-packed, but this May is just the month that keeps on giving. Today brings another...
Searching for Magic with Hafsah Faizal’s Spellbinding
We Hunt the Flame
Arawiya is a kingdom without magic. Or, at least it is now. This is the land of Arawiya at the start of Hafsah Faizal’s debut novel, We Hunt the Flame....
New Releases: Murderous Djinn, a Cursed Girl, and Magic Among the Redwoods
This is nothing short of an iconic release day, featuring diverse debuts from authors sure to become household names, fantasy novels from those who already...
The B&N YA Podcast: Maurene Goo Makes Us Fall in Love
Explore the stories behind the young adult books you love with the B&N YA Podcast. Join host Melissa Albert, editor of the B&N Teen Blog and...
storming the castle
Castle of Lies
Author Kiersi Burkhart on the Intersection of Fantasy and Fan Fiction
In Kiersi Burkhart’s queer, inclusive fantasy novel, Castle of Lies, power-hungry Thelia plans to stake her claim by marrying Bayled, heir to the...
the identity lexicon
How It Feels to Float
Author Helena Fox on Finding the Words to Explore Sexual Identity
Just like its protagonist, Elizabeth “Biz” Grey, Helena Fox’s debut, How It Feels to Float, refuses to be categorized. This beautiful, truthful...
New Releases: Royal Romance, K-Pop Confection, and a Picture Worth a Thousand Words
How do you solve a problem like May 7? What do you do when there are at least sixteen new books out and you need every single one of them?? I’d say...
creating the kingdom
Maya Motayne on Writing Latinx Magic into Fantasy Debut
In Maya Motayne’s Nocturna, out tomorrow, Finn Voy is a faceshifter who can pick up and discard other people’s appearances at will. She uses...
How it Feels to Float
Is a Stunning Debut that Refuses to be Pinned Down
Just like its protagonist, Elizabeth “Biz” Grey, How It Feels to Float refuses to be categorized, which makes for a beautiful and truthful...
An Interview with S.K. Ali, Author of
Love From A to Z
S.K. Ali burst onto the YA scene with Saints and Misfits, a Morris Award finalist I loved so much that as soon as I finished it, I mailed it across the...
New Releases: Marvels and Oddities, Dancing Hot Dogs, and a Black and White World
Hot Dog Girl, by Jennifer Dugan God, that cover. Every time we look at it we want to die of laughter, and yes, the book is every bit as charming and funny....
With the Fire on High
Elizabeth Acevedo Serves Up A Delicious Sophomore Novel
Anticipation for the sophomore effort from Elizabeth Acevedo—whose 2018 debut novel-in-verse, The Poet X, earned her the National Book Award—has been...
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