Like so many other readers, I’m a sucker for romance. Give it to me with drama and angst or sweetness and banter! Start them off as the best of friends or the worst of enemies! Slow-burn or insta-lust, brand new or a second chance, I’m here for it all and psyched to rec some of […]
YA Open Mic is a monthly series in which YA authors share personal stories on topics of their choice. The aim of the series is to peel away the formality of bios and offer authors a platform to talk about something readers won’t necessarily find on their websites. This month, eight authors discuss everything from […]
I’m always excited by the prospect of revisiting an author whose debut did anything from spark my interest to steal my heart, but I dare say 2018 is the first year I’m utterly overwhelmed by the sophomore class. This year, it spans authors who made their debut appearance anywhere from 2012 all the way to […]
It’s the first release week of the new year and oh, man, has YA delivered an auspicious start! Killer new voices mix with some of fantasy and romance’s reliable best, and everything from dark to contemp to futuristic Western is at your fingertips.
Fantasy novels may tend to have the highest profile in YA lit, but as much as I love them, contemporary will always have my heart. Whether it’s a coming of age, a heart-fluttery romance, a pitch-perfect friendship story, a heart-racing thriller, a tearjerking examination of grief and tragedy, or an empowering and inspiring look at […]