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30 of the Best YA Books of April

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30 of the Best YA Books of April

In this month’s best new YA releases, find blood magic and dastardly saints, small towns and big secrets, fatal resistance and history we should...
Once & Future Coauthors Amy Rose Capetta and Cori McCarthy on Writing with Your Soul Mate

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Once & Future Coauthors Amy Rose Capetta and Cori McCarthy on Writing with Your Soul Mate

Dear Reader, Amy Rose and I would like to tell you a story. The story of Once & Future. Like all good stories, there are ups and downs, perils and...
New Releases: Merlin, #Quaranteens, and the Art of Knife-Throwing

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New Releases: Merlin, #Quaranteens, and the Art of Knife-Throwing

This week’s new YA books are coming for your emotions, with powerful new books from Katherine Fleet and A.S. King. On the lighter side is a...
New Releases: Fair Folk, FOMO, and First Kisses

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New Releases: Fair Folk, FOMO, and First Kisses

This week’s new YA releases are a mixture of near-future tales and fantasy, with a fresh take on Maid Marian of Robin Hood fame, a super-creepy...
New Releases: Ice Hockey, Forbidden Love, and Lots of Kissing

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New Releases: Ice Hockey, Forbidden Love, and Lots of Kissing

This week’s new releases are all about clandestine love stories. A reimagining of Tristan and Iseult is set in Brooklyn, and a college girl with an...
Lizzy Mason and Katy Loutzenhiser Talk Debut Novels, Girl Power, and Ghosting

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Lizzy Mason and Katy Loutzenhiser Talk Debut Novels, Girl Power, and Ghosting

Lizzy Mason’s The Art of Losing centers on Harley, who catches her younger sister, Audrey, kissing her boyfriend at a party…just before his...
New Releases: Trains, Tropes, and Time-Travel

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New Releases: Trains, Tropes, and Time-Travel

Forget basketball; the real March Madness is this week’s new YA releases. You could read three books a day (do it, do it!) this week and still have more...
36 of the Best YA Books of March

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36 of the Best YA Books of March

Spring has sprung and with it comes an extravaganza of YA. March introduces readers to necromancers, dystopian technopaths, a lesbian werewolf, and the...
New Releases: Kidnappings, Alchemy, and Four Dead Queens

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New Releases: Kidnappings, Alchemy, and Four Dead Queens

February may be the shortest month, but this final week is jampacked with new reads from both newbie authors and longtime favorites. Morris Award-winner...
New Releases: Internet Famous, Sibling Rivalry, and Tarot

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New Releases: Internet Famous, Sibling Rivalry, and Tarot

This week’s new YA books are all about identity: searching for it, rejecting it, or making peace with it. Sisters who grew up defined by their...
The B&N YA Podcast: Laura Sebastian

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The B&N YA Podcast: Laura Sebastian

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: Vengeance, Comic Books, and Sisterhood

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New Releases: Vengeance, Comic Books, and Sisterhood

This week’s YA books are all about intersectional feminism, whether in a modern high school or 1899 New York. Motivated by poverty, revenge, or dreams of...

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