Here’s a little project we made with the members of the Young Adult Author Alliance. I put the full slides here so you can click through and read about them all! NOTE: Click the arrow navigation  at the bottom to ...
YA Fandom, YA/NA
The YA Shelf’s YA Round-Up: January 2017
Hey everyone! How’s January been for you guys? For YA literature, it’s been a pretty busy month – and it’s just the start of the year! Here’s a fresh new round-up post for you, compiling choice news articles, features, essays, and lists ...
Best Books List, Romance, YA Resources, YA/NA
The Best Contemporary/Realistic YA Books of 2012 and 2013
A lot of YA books can fall under speculative fiction – fantasy, science fiction, horror, dystopia, historical fiction, post-apocalyptic, you name it. But YA also tackles concerns that we’re all too familiar with – high school love, teenage problems, and ...
The Best YA Paranormal Romance Books of 2012 and 2013
Paranormal romance is popular with many readers, from young adults to older readers. With tensions between characters and the thrill of stories filled with vampires, werewolves, or ghosts (or all of them!) Sweet Peril by Wendy Higgins Anna Whitt is ...
Best Books List, Fantasy
The Best YA Fantasy Books of 2012 and 2013
There are so many YA fantasy books out there that it’s pretty hard to whittle them down to the best ones! And while we’ve made a best YA fantasy books before, so many titles were not included in that list ...
Apocalyptic, Best Books List, Dystopian
The Best YA Dystopian and Post-Apocalyptic Books of 2012 and 2013
Dystopian and post-apocalyptic YA books are very popular, and for good reason. They are able to highlight the concerns of young adults while putting them in a larger perspective that includes the problems of society – and that’s why they ...
Book Reviews, Mystery, Thriller, YA/NA
PRETTY FIERCE by Kieran Scott
4,5 stars! Thank you to Sourcebooks Fire for an advanced copy of PRETTY FIERCE. It was a highly entertaining, action-packed story that’s pleasantly written and unfolds at a brisk, satisfying pace. Think Veronica Mars meets Alias.   Kaia, a kick-ass ...
News, YA Fandom, YA Resources
YA Round-Up: December 2016
Hey everyone! It’s holiday season, and it can get pretty busy this time of the year — and this includes the YA field! There’s been a lot of YA-related news, lists, and features over the past few weeks, and we’re here to ...
Book Reviews, Mystery, YA/NA
THE HUNDRED LIES OF LIZZIE LOVETT by Chelsea Sedoti
Many thanks to the publisher for an advanced copy of this book. The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett was such a fun and meaningful read. Highly recommended for fans of Little Miss Sunshine. Hawthorn Creely is not your typical teenager. ...
YA Fandom, YA Quotes
23 Funny and Amazing Quotes From YA Authors and Their Books!
It goes without saying that writers are absolutely creative, and have the uncanny ability to spin stories out of just about anything. Some writers are inspired by images or people. Others like to craft new tales out of old ones. ...