Category Archives: New Young Adult Books

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Now That I’ve Found You

 by Kristina Forest

Following in the footsteps of her uberfamous grandma, eighteen-year-old Elvie Jones is poised to be Hollywood’s next big star.  That is until a close friend’s betrayal leads to her being blacklisted.

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A Song Below Water

 by Bethany C. Morrow

Tavia is already at odds with the world, forced to keep her siren identity under wraps in a society that wants to keep her kind under lock and key.  But everything changes in the aftermath of a siren murder trial that rocks the nation.

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