fantasy · Romance · young adult

The Red Queen (1-3) by Victoria Aveyard

This is a world divided by blood – red or silver. The Reds are commoners, ruled by a Silver elite in possession of god-like superpowers. And to Mare Barrow, a seventeen-year-old Red girl from the poverty-stricken Stilts, it seems like nothing will ever change. That is, until she finds herself working in the Silver Palace.… Continue reading The Red Queen (1-3) by Victoria Aveyard

contemporary · Romance · young adult

Adorkable by Cookie O’Gorman

Adorkable (ah-dor-kuh-bul): Descriptive term meaning to be equal parts dorky and adorable. For reference, see Sally Spitz.  Seventeen-year-old Sally Spitz is done with dating. Or at least, she’s done with the horrible blind dates/hookups/sneak attacks her matchmaking bestie, Hooker, sets her up on. There’s only so much one geek girl and Gryffindor supporter can take. … Continue reading Adorkable by Cookie O’Gorman

Nonfiction · Poetry · Romance

All the Words are Yours: Haiku on Love by Tyler Knott Gregson

Here starts the journey Every day for the past six years, Tyler Knott Gregson has written a simple haiku about love, and posted it online. These heartfelt poems have attracted a large and loyal following around the world. This highly anticipated follow-up to Chasers of the Light, presents Tyler’s favorites, some previously unpublished, accompanied by his signature photographs, which capture the rich texture of daily life. This vibrant collection reveals… Continue reading All the Words are Yours: Haiku on Love by Tyler Knott Gregson

fantasy · Feminism · Romance · young adult

Flame in the Mist by Renée Ahdieh

The only daughter of a prominent samurai, Mariko has always known she’d been raised for one purpose and one purpose only: to marry. Never mind her cunning, which rivals that of her twin brother, Kenshin, or her skills as an accomplished alchemist. Since Mariko was not born a boy, her fate was sealed the moment… Continue reading Flame in the Mist by Renée Ahdieh

contemporary · Feminism · Fiction · Mystery · Romance · young adult

City of Saints and Thieves by Natalie C. Anderson

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo meets Gone Girl in this enthralling YA murder mystery set in Kenya.   In the shadows of Sangui City, there lives a girl who doesn’t exist. After fleeing the Congo as refugees, Tina and her mother arrived in Kenya looking for the chance to build a new life and home. Her mother… Continue reading City of Saints and Thieves by Natalie C. Anderson

contemporary · Fiction · Romance · young adult

Don’t Ever Change by M. Beth Bloom

Eva has always wanted to write a modern classic—one that actually appeals to her generation. The only problem is that she has realized she can’t “write what she knows” because she hasn’t yet begun to live. So before heading off to college, Eva is determined to get a life worth writing about. Soon Eva’s life… Continue reading Don’t Ever Change by M. Beth Bloom

fantasy · Fiction · LGBTQ+ · Romance

Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare

Would you trade your soul mate for your soul? A Shadowhunter’s life is bound by duty. Constrained by honor. The word of a Shadowhunter is a solemn pledge, and no vow is more sacred than the vow that binds parabatai, warrior partners—sworn to fight together, die together, but never to fall in love. Emma Carstairs… Continue reading Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare