Best Fiction for Young Adults (#BFYA2024) Featured Review: This Dark Descent by Kalyn Josephson

Mikira Rusel’s family was once famous for breeding enchanted horses, but their ranch has fallen on hard times thanks to the spite of the Kelbras family, one of the Great Houses of Veradell. When Mikira’s father is discovered to be an unlicensed enchanter and arrested, Mikira makes a dangerous bargain with Rezek Kelbras: if she … Continue reading Best Fiction for Young Adults (#BFYA2024) Featured Review: This Dark Descent by Kalyn Josephson

2024 Best Fiction for Young Adults Nominees

YALSA’s Best Fiction for Young Adults Committee presents fiction titles published for young adults in the past 16 months that are recommended reading for ages 12 to 18. Click on the title of each book to be taken to the blog post featuring a review, or browse all blog posts here. You can see previous lists … Continue reading 2024 Best Fiction for Young Adults Nominees

Best Fiction for Young Adults (#BFYA2024) Featured Review: Stateless by Elizabeth Wein

What starts out as an air race between young pilots to promote peace across Europe quickly turns into a murder mystery when one plane seemingly purposefully attacks another.  As the only female pilot in the race, Stella North feels unsure of her place amidst the intrigue and competition, yet she cannot help but be drawn … Continue reading Best Fiction for Young Adults (#BFYA2024) Featured Review: Stateless by Elizabeth Wein

Best Fiction for Young Adults (#BFYA2024) Featured Review: For Lamb by Lesa Cline-Ransome

Lamb Clark doesn’t spend a lot of time thinking about all the things she cannot change in Jackson, Mississippi. Her mom, Marion, does, though.  All her life, Lamb has heard her mother demanding strength of Lamb and her older brother, Simeon.  Hardship and keeping out of the way of white folks is just a way … Continue reading Best Fiction for Young Adults (#BFYA2024) Featured Review: For Lamb by Lesa Cline-Ransome

Best Fiction for Young Adults (#BFYA2024) Featured Review: Invisible Son by Kim Johnson

Seventeen-year-old Andres Jackson just spent two months incarcerated for a crime he didn’t commit.  A restorative justice program is allowing him to return to his family home in Northeast Portland–and the neighborhood friends who were actually the guilty parties.  However, Andres’ plans for returning to school and establishing his innocence are interrupted by the COVID-19 … Continue reading Best Fiction for Young Adults (#BFYA2024) Featured Review: Invisible Son by Kim Johnson

Amazing Audiobooks (#AA2024) Featured Review: My Dear Henry: A Jekyll & Hyde Remix by Kalynn Bayron

Part of the Remixed Classics series, this latest work from author Kalynn Bayron updates Robert Louis Stephenson’s classic gothic novel Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde for a modern young adult audience. In Bayron’s version, narrator Gabriel Utterson is a young medical student rather than an attorney; however, conflict arises because he is also African American … Continue reading Amazing Audiobooks (#AA2024) Featured Review: My Dear Henry: A Jekyll & Hyde Remix by Kalynn Bayron

Amazing Audiobooks (#AA2023) Featured Review of Anatomy: A Love Story by Dana Schwartz

Anatomy: A Love Story by Dana SchwartzNarrated by Mhairi Morrison and Tim CampbellMacmillan Young ListenersRelease date: January 18, 2022ISBN: 9781250840578 The year is 1817 and Hazel Sinnett wants nothing more than to be a surgeon. Unfortunately for her, she is of noble birth. As far as society is concerned, her life’s purpose is to obtain … Continue reading Amazing Audiobooks (#AA2023) Featured Review of Anatomy: A Love Story by Dana Schwartz

Best Fiction for Young Adults (#BFYA2020) Nominees Round Up, November 15 Edition

Click here to see all of the current Best Fiction for Young Adults nominees along with more information about the list and past years’ selections. The Good Luck Girls by Charlotte Nicole Davis Tor Teen / Macmillan Publication Date: October 1, 2019 ISBN: 978-1250299703 Clementine’s first time working at the welcome house leads to a … Continue reading Best Fiction for Young Adults (#BFYA2020) Nominees Round Up, November 15 Edition

#BFYA2019 Nominees Round Up, December 14 Edition

Buried Beneath the Baobab Tree by Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani and Viviana Mazza Katherine Tegen Books/HarperCollins Publishers Publication Date: September 4, 2018 ISBN: 978-0062696724  The experiences of the Nigerian schoolgirls who were kidnapped by Boko Haram in 2014 are told through the story of one unnamed teen. She lives a quiet life with her family in … Continue reading #BFYA2019 Nominees Round Up, December 14 Edition