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An Interview with S.K. Ali, Author of Love From A to Z

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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

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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....
In With the Fire on High Elizabeth Acevedo Serves Up A Delicious Sophomore Novel

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In 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...
New Releases: Vengeful Acts, Other Realms, and Shakespeare Revisited

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New Releases: Vengeful Acts, Other Realms, and Shakespeare Revisited

If I’m Being Honest, by Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-Broka Once again heavily inspired both implicitly and explicitly by Shakespeare (in this...
The B&N YA Podcast: Emily A. Duncan Communes with the Gods

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The B&N YA Podcast: Emily A. Duncan Communes with the Gods

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...
New Releases: Virtual Worlds, Amnesiac Dreamers, and a Muse Named Lenore

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New Releases: Virtual Worlds, Amnesiac Dreamers, and a Muse Named Lenore

The Raven’s Tale, by Cat Winters Gothic tale teller Winters finds inspiration in a very Gothic place: the haunted mind and dissatisfied childhood of...
Navigating the Unthinkable in How to Make Friends with the Dark

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Navigating the Unthinkable in How to Make Friends with the Dark

Kathleen Glasgow’s books read to me like classic YA, richly detailed character studies that don’t shy away from dark topics, similar to beloved...
New Releases: Outlaw Enchantment, the Midcentury South, and the Moment Everything Changes

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New Releases: Outlaw Enchantment, the Midcentury South, and the Moment Everything Changes

Descendant of the Crane, by Joan He In this Chinese-inspired fantasy debut, a reluctant princess takes the throne under dark circumstances. Princess...
How to Make Friends with the Dark Author Kathleen Glasgow on You, Your Parents, and the Past

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How to Make Friends with the Dark Author Kathleen Glasgow on You, Your Parents, and the Past

Kathleen Glasgow follows her powerful heartbreaker of a debut, Girl in Pieces, with How to Make Friends with the Dark, the story of a teen girl set...
The B&N YA Podcast: Danielle Paige

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The B&N YA Podcast: Danielle Paige

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...
New Releases: Bruised Hearts, Blood Magic, and What Waits in the Woods

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New Releases: Bruised Hearts, Blood Magic, and What Waits in the Woods

The Devouring Gray, by Christine Lynn Herman A new girl moves to a secretive small town in Herman’s atmospheric modern Gothic, tipped as Stranger Things...
The B&N YA Podcast: Samira Ahmed

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The B&N YA Podcast: Samira Ahmed

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...

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