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T0-Read List: 5 Books for April Showers
YA books to read during April showers. New release YA books and those that I'm looking forward to.

About Young Adult Books - YA Lists, Reviews, Authors, and Topics
Top picks in different YA genres, as well as book reviews, authors, and industry topics.

The AMAZING Kendare Blake, Author of ANNA DRESSED IN BLOOD
The AMAZING Kendare Blake, Author of ANNA DRESSED IN BLOOD

5 Spring Fling Young Adult Books
Five titles for spring that YA book lovers will swoon over. Romance is in the air! YA romance, in particular.

Young Adult Classic and Award-Winning Books
Everyone has favorite books from their youth, and many of those are worth bringing to a new audience. While plenty of books become quickly outdated for various reasons, some instead become classics, well-loved by generations of teens.

Young Adult Fiction Book Reviews
The heart of YA writing is fiction. Here you'll find a variety of young adult fiction--both short stories and novels--reviewed.

Young Adult Non-Fiction Book Reviews
It's a little more difficult to find good non-fiction for young adults than it is to find fiction, so reviews become really important. We cover many topics, from many perspectives to help you find what you need.

Retro Tuesday
Showcasing backlist books. Young Adult Books.

- By Category
An index of categories in the

Molly Beth Griffin's YA Book Recommendations
Final Molly Beth Griffin Interview: YA Book Recs!

Final Part of the Swati Avasthi Interview: YA Book Recommendations
Book Recommendations from the Brilliant Swati Avasthi!

10 Phenomenal YA Books Written by Women, Part I
Five of ten phenomenal YA book written by women for International Women's Day.

The Awesome Christine Heppermann Recommends Awesome Books!
Author of POISONED APPLES, Christine Heppermann, Recommends Awesome Books for You!

Carrie Mesrobian's YA Book Recommendations
Carrie Mesrobian's YA Book Reviews--For Your Weekend Reading!

Cindy Pon's Book Recommendations
Cindy Pon, co-creator of Diversity in YA, recommends some books!

Five Fantastic Faery Books - Top Fairy Fantasy Novels
There are a lot of YA books out there with faeries in them. Here are five that I've enjoyed.

Young Adult Non-Fiction Book Lists and Top Picks
The best non-fiction books for teens, by category.

In Short Reviews
Short stories, novellas, and really short books don't always need a full-length review, but they still deserve coverage. That's where In Short Reviews come in: shorter reviews for shorter stories.

Young Adult Book Awards
Awards for the best in young adult literature.

Author Profiles of Writers of Young Adult Books
Biographical and bibliographical information for authors who write young adult books.

Banned Young Adult Books and Censorship
YA books get banned--or folks attempt to get them banned--with disconcerting frequency. It makes sense that parents want to be careful about what their children read, but is banning or censorship the answer?

Young Adult Comic Book and Graphic Novel Reviews
Some really great storytelling uses both words and pictures. Whether you call them comics or the more prestigious-sounding graphic novels, these books can often get reluctant readers to enjoy books, and even avid readers will find something to enjoy.

Young Adult Book Information and Resources for Parents and Teachers
Parents and teachers have a touch task when helping their kids and students find good reading material. But there is plenty of help.

Young Adult Book Information and Resources for Scholars
YA literature is a rich area of study, with its own set of scholarly resources.

Young Adult Book Information and Resources for Writers
Writing for a young adult audience isn't so different from other writing, but it does have its own set of problems and things to consider.

Young Adult Book Lists and Top Picks by Genre and Topic
Find the best young adult books in these top picks lists, organized by genre and topic.

Young Adult Book Series Guides
A lot of fiction is written as part of an ongoing series, but not every publisher puts that on the book's cover. These guides help you sort out all the titles in your favorite series.

YA Book Review: Kendare Blake's GIRL OF NIGHTMARES
The AWESOME YA Book by Kendare Blake: GIRL OF NIGHTMARES

Retro YA Book Review: MONSTER by Walter Dean Myers
YA Book Must-Read Read: MONSTER by Walter Dean Myers

Nadia Cornier, Brilliant Literary Agent, Recommends YA Books!
YA Book Recs from the Awesome Literary Agent, Nadia Cornier!

Interview with the Awesome Literary Agent, Nadia Cornier!
Interview with the Awesome Literary Agent, Nadia Cornier!

Halloween YA Book Review: ANNA DRESSED IN BLOOD by Kendare Blake
Halloween YA Book Review: ANNA DRESSED IN BLOOD by Kendare Blake

Beth Brezenoff Recommends 5 YA Titles from Switch Press!
Beth Brezenoff Recommends 5 YA Titles from Switch Press

Interview with the Awesome Beth Brezenoff from Switch Press!
Introducing the Awesome Beth Brezenoff from Switch Press!

5 YA Books to Prime Yourself for Halloween!
5 YA Books to Prime Yourself for Halloween! Bwa ha ha ha ha!!

YA Book Review for Banned Books Week: FOREVER by Judy Blume
YA Book Review for Banned Books Week: FOREVER by Judy Blume

YA Book Review for Banned Book Week: THE CHOCOLATE WAR
YA Book Review for Banned Book Week: THE CHOCOLATE WAR

5 YA Books to Read During Banned Books Week!
5 YA Books to Read During Banned Books Week!

Quindaro Press Publisher, Aaron Barnhart, Gives Us Some YA Book Recs!
YA Book Recs from Quindaro Press's Aaron Barnhart!

Spotlight on Small Presses: Quindaro Press!
Spotlight on Small Presses: Quindaro Press!

Review: THE . . . DIARY OF A PART-TIME INDIAN by Sherman Alexie
DIARY OF A PART-TIME INDIAN by Sherman Alexie

Way Back YA Review: ANYONE BUT YOU by Lara Zeises
Retro YA Review: ANYONE BUT YOU by Lara Zeises

Interview of the AWESOME Christine Heppermann, author of POISONED APPLES
Interview of the AWESOME Christine Heppermann, author of POISONED APPLES!

Retro YA Book Review: The AMAZING Book, POISONED APPLES by Christine Heppermann
YA Book Review of POISONED APPLES by Christine Heppermann--Brilliant Author Extraordinaire!

YA Book Must-Read: DEVOTED by Jennifer Mathieu
YA Book Review (In Time for the Josh Duggar Scandal): DEVOTED by Jennifer Mathieu

Review of YA Book: THE WRATH AND THE DAWN
YA Book Review: THE WRATH AND THE DAWN

4 Movies from YA Books Coming Out This Fall!
4 Exciting YA Titles Coming Out As Movies This Fall!

Brandy Colbert, author of POINTE, Recommends Some Books
The Awesome Brandy Colbert's YA Book Recommendations!

Interview with the AWESOME Brandy Colbert, Author of POINTE
The Amazingly Talented Brandy Colbert, author of POINTE!

YA Retro Review: Brandy Colbert's POINTE
POINTE in Paperback: A Review and the Beginning of the Adoration of Brandy Colbert!

Ask a Librarian: Sara Swenson Shares Her Story
Super Smart YA Wisdom from the Awesome Librarian, Sara Swenson

Librarian Sara Swenson Gives Us Her YA Book Recs!
Sara Swenson, YA Librarian Extraordinaire, Gives Us Her Book Recs!

Interview with the AWESOME Swati Avasthi
Interview with the AWESOME Swati Avasthi, author of SPLIT and CHASING SHADOWS!

Retro YA Book Review: CHASING SHADOWS by Swati Avasthi
The Awesome CHASING SHADOWS by Swati Avasthi

Body Acceptance and YA Books
YA Books Celebrating Body Acceptance

What Are the Ingredients of a Good YA Book?
The Ingredients of a Good YA Book

5 YA Titles to Keep the Women's World Cup Celebration Going!
5 YA Soccer Books to Keep the Women's World Cup Party Going!

Spotlight on: Read Proud Listen Proud Program
Learn about the super cool Read Proud Listen Proud Program!

Check Them Out: Addendum Bookstore, YA-centric
Indie Bookstore, Addendum, answers our questions!

YA Book Subscriptions to Feed Your Addiction
YA Book Subscriptions to Feed Your Addiction

Why YA Fiction Is Great for Adults
Why YA Fiction is Great for Adults--One Blogger's Opinion

Molly Beth Griffin Interview!
Interview with the Inimitable Molly Beth Griffin!

Retro Review: SILHOUETTE OF A SPARROW
Review of SILHOUETTE OF A SPARROW in honor of Gay Pride Month

James Patterson Launches Imprint While Supporting Indie Bookstores
James Patterson Launches Imprint

Young Adult Books Review Blogs
If you love YA books, you probably like to read about them nearly as much as you like to read them. There are some really great blogs all about YA out there.

5 YA Books That Will Be Movies Soon
5 YA Books That Will Be Movies Soon

5 YA Noir Books to Combat the Sunshine
YA Noir Books for National Sunscreen Day

Memorial Day YA Reads
YA Memorial Day Books to Read Between BBQs

Interview with Carrie Mesrobian, author of SEX AND VIOLENCE
Interview with Carrie Mesrobian, author of SEX AND VIOLENCE and PERFECTLY GOOD WHITE BOY.

Retro Book Review: Carrie Mesrobian's SEX AND VIOLENCE
Retro review of Carrie Mesrobian's YA debut, SEX AND VIOLENCE

Disability in YA Lit: Books to Read to Broaden the World
5 YA Books that Explore Disability

5 YA Graphic Novels for Your Collection
Fantastic YA Graphic Novels to Read Immediately

Retro Book Review: THE KNIFE OF NEVER LETTING GO by Patrick Ness
Retro Tuesday--Showcasing the Backlist of Great YA Books

The Dark Side of YA
Delving into the Dark Debate in YA

YA Books for Boys! (Hint: Any Books)
A list to challenge the idea of

Young Adult Books as Television and Movies
Hollywood loves to adapt novels, short stories, and comics to movies and television series. The current popularity of YA fiction even among adults has meant that many YA books get made into moving pictures.

What is the Difference Between Middle Grade and Young Adult?
Exploring the differences between MG books and YA books.

Earth Day Reading List
Environmental YA Books for Earth Day

Diversity in YA!
Diversity in YA revolution/movement interview talking about being more inclusive in young adult literature--interview with Cindy Pon, co-creator of Diversity in YA.

5 Funny YA Books in Honor of April Fool's Day
April Fool's Day YA books to keep you laughing.

Genres and Trends in Young Adult Books
Exploring the genres and trends in YA books today.

What Is New Adult?
New Adult book description as opposed to YA books: How are they different and what audiences do they hit?

Love INSURGENT? 5 Books That Will Satisfy That Craving
Books that are similar to Veronica Roth's DIVERGENT series with the new movie, INSURGENT out now.

10 Phenomenal YA Books Written by Women, Part II
Phenomenal YA books written by women, part II, ranging from realism, magical realism, to science fiction and fantasy.

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Into the Grey by Celine Kiernan - YA Fiction Book Review
This haunting Irish ghost story manages to fit in themes about loss, war, and what it's like to be twins without weighting down the delightfully creepy tale of two boys who becoming haunted by past events.

5 Favorite Books for Teen Boys: A Stack of Stories Young Men (and Women) Will Savor - YA Top Picks
Though good books for teen boys are harder to find than good books for teen boys, there are quite a few. Here are five favorites.

The Elemental Series by Brigid Kemmerer - YA Book Series
This young adult book follows four brothers who control the elements of earth, air, fire, and water. Here's a complete guide to the YA series.

YA Book Covers: Boy, Girl, or Gender Neutral?
A lot of books on the YA shelves look pretty girly. Is there a lack of books for boys? Should we even divide books up as being for girls or for boys?

5 Dark but Lovely YA Novels - YA Fiction Top Picks
Some of the loveliest books are also the darkest and most depressing. If you can take the gloom and terrible things that happen, these books can a wonderful reading experience. But they're not for the faint of heart or the easily depressed, so keep that in mind if you pick one of these up.

The Steampunk Chronicles by Kady Cross - YA Book Series Guide
A guide to the Steampunk Chronicles series with a list of all the books, synopses, characters, and more.

The Boundless by Kenneth Oppel - YA Fiction Book Review
Kenneth Oppel manages to make a train voyage every bit as exciting as his previous airship adventures. There's a circus, a treasure, dastardly villains, a heist, clever disguises and more in a story that feels very Canadian but is accessible to readers from anywhere.

Anya's Ghost by Vera Brosgol YA Graphic Novel Review
Anya's Ghost is a graphic novel for teens that perfectly captures the trials of high school, and it's also a ghost story.

Dark Talisman by Steven M. Booth - YA Fiction Book Review
Dark Talisman is a high fantasy adventure of the classic type, full of elves and dwarfs and true evil.

Maggie Stiefvater - Young Adult Books Author Profile
Profile of Maggie Stiefvater, author of Lament, The Scorpio Races, The Raven Boys and other young adult books.

The Face on the Milk Carton by Caroline B. Cooney - YA Fiction Book Review
Originally published in 1990, this first book in a classic series was reprinted to celebrate the final book coming out in early 2013.

Real Mermaids Don't Wear Toe Rings by Helene Boudreau - YA Fiction Book Review
Canadian writer Helene Boudreau's Real Mermaids Don't Wear Toe Rings is a delightful, funny-but-serious book sure to appeal to tweens and younger teens.

Trends in Teen / YA Literature 2013
This interview with YALSA President Jack Martin looks at some of the trends in YA literature for 2013. He goes into demographics, and what's popular.

The Janie Books by Caroline B. Cooney - YA Series Guide
The Janie Books is a long-running series of YA suspense.

The Real Mermaids Series by Helene Boudreau - YA Book Series Guide
The Real Mermaids Series by Helene Boudreau is about a girl who discovers she's half mermaid.

The Kingdom of Little Wounds by Susann Cokal - YA Fiction Book Review
This dark, fairytale-like historical is definitely not for everyone, but some readers will adore it.

Five Things Writers Can Learn from YA Especially Harry Potter
Writers of YA fiction, whether they're just starting out, or have been writing for some time, can learn from reading the work of others. Here are five lessons to take away from the Harry Potter books.

Romeo & Juliet adapted by Gareth Hinds - YA Graphic Novel Review
While it's not the first comic book adaptation of Shakespeare, this version of Romeo & Juliet is well done.

Real Mermaids Don't Hold Their Breath by Helene Boudreau - YA Fiction Book Review
Real Mermaids Don't Hold Their Breath is the second book in Helene Boudreau's real mermaids series, and it has all the fun and charm of the first book.

Genre Lists - YA Books Top Picks
Top picks of YA books in a variety of genres.

Author Profiles - Writers of YA Books
Writers of YA and teen books and their series.