This week’s most exciting releases include a supernatural noir, a bloody crime drama, a geek-powered romance, and a Summer of Love story. Here are the books we’re selling our extra kidneys for this week.
In Lori Goldstein’s debut novel Becoming Jinn, teenaged Azra wakes on her 16th birthday to a life of servitude: she’s come into her birthright as a beautiful, powerful jinn, destined to grant wishes and obey her Afrit overlords. In between coming to terms with her destiny, she works at the beach, juggles two love interests, […]
Faith is one of the most underwritten subjects in YA, but when it’s done well, it can be the most fascinating. Not just because it’s an intriguing subject, whether you’re reading from within or outside of a life of religious faith, but because specifically in your teen years, when you’re legally guarded by someone else, your […]
One of the most glorious moments of becoming a published author is finally seeing your book on a shelf. One of the most glorious moments of being a reader, though, is having someone else’s magic words in your bookcase. Whether the magic comes from the person who wrote it, the inscription inside it, or the […]
Everyone has those books from childhood that deeply influenced them, whether classics or graphic novels or, for modern teens, hopefully actual YA. For me and other Readers of a Certain Age, it was the Sweet Valley High series. (And Sweet Valley Twins. And Sweet Valley Senior Year, which was terribly underrated. And Sweet Valley University. […]