Category Archives: New Young Adult Books

Love In English

 by Maria E. Andreu

With playful and poetic breakouts exploring the idiosyncrasies of the English lnaguage, Love in English tells the beautifully observed story about what it means to become “American.” 

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The Meet-Cute Project

 by Rhiannon Richardson

Mia’s friends love rom-coms.  Mia hates them.  They’re silly, contrived, and not at all realistic.  Besides, there are more improtant things to worry about.

So when Mia is tasked with finding a date to her sister’s wedding, her options are practically nonexistent.

Mia’s friends, however, have an idea.  It’s a little crazy, a little out there, and a lot inspired by the movies they love that Mia begrudgingly watches too.

Mia just needs a meet-cute.Share This Post With People You Know:
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Love & Olives

 by Jenna Evans Welch

Liv Varanakis doesn’t have a lot of fond memories of her father, which makes sense–he fled to Greece when she was only eight.  What Liv does remember, though, is their shared love for Greek myths and the lost city of Atlantis.  So when Liv suddenly receives a postcard from her father explaining that National Geographic is funding a documentary about his theories on Atlantis–and will she fly out to Greece and help?  –Liv jumps at the opportunity.Share This Post With People You Know:
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Miss Meteor

 by Tehlor Kay Mejia and Anna-Marie McLemore

There hasn’t been a winner of the Miss Meteor beauty pagent who looks like Lita Perez or Chicky Quintanilla in all its history.  But that’s not the only reason Lita wants to enter the contest, or her ex-best friend Chicky wants to help her.  The road to becoming Miss Meteor isn’t about being perfect; it’s about sharing who you are with the world–and loving the parts of yourself no one else understands.Share This Post With People You Know:
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Elatsoe

 by Darci Little Badger

Imagine an America very similar to our own.  It’s got homework, best friends, and pistachio ice cream.

There are some differences.  This America has been shaped dramatically by magic, monsters, knowledge, and legends of its peoples.  Some of these forces are charmingly everyday, But other forces are less charming and should never see the light of day.

Elatsoe lives in this slightly stranger America and her beloved cousin has just been murdered.

In a town that wants no prying eyes, she is going to do more than pry.  The picture-perfect facade of Willowbee masks gruesome secrets, and she will rely on her wits, skills, and friends to tear off the mask and protect her family.Share This Post With People You Know:
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Ignite the Sun

 by Hanna Howard

Once upon a time, there was something called the sun…In a kingdom ruled by a witch, the sun is just part of a legend about Light-filled days of old.  but now Siria Nightengale is headed to the heart of the darkness to try and restore the light–or lose everything trying.Share This Post With People You Know:
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Never Look Back

 by Lillian Rivera

Eury comes to the Bronx as a girl haunted.  Haunted by losing everything in Hurricane Maria–and by an evil spirit, Ato.  She fully expects the tragedy that befell her and her family in Puerto Rico to catch up with her in New York.  Yet, for a time, she can almost set this fear aside, because there’s this boy…Pheus.Share This Post With People You Know:
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