Young Adult literature: Not just for kids.

John Green Is the Reason I Write Contemporary YA

Column by Karis Rogerson
One aspiring author gives credit to John Green for inspiring her to write the genre she loves.

All in a Day: YA That Takes Place in 24 Hours

Column by Riki Cleveland
These six YA novels pack an enormous amount of action and drama, and a year’s worth of emotion into a mere day, and we dare you to put them down before binge reading in the same amount of time.

Why Would An Adult Read Books For Teenagers?

Column by Karis Rogerson
Why would an adult read fiction for teenagers? Because it possesses those fleeting qualities that are so hard to find elsewhere.
Bookshots: 'And We're Off' by Dana Schwartz

Bookshots: 'And We're Off' by Dana Schwartz

Review by Christoph Paul June 7, 2017
A review of Dana Schwartz's debut YA novel.

13 Can't Miss 2017 Young Adult Releases

Column by Riki Cleveland
Whether you’ve got a holiday gift card to the bookstore burning a hole in your pocket, or you’re planning your 2017 book budget now, we’ve got a new highly anticipated release to add to your list.
John Green: Author, Internet Celebrity, Race Car Driver

John Green: Author, Internet Celebrity, Race Car Driver

News by Peter Derk
'The Fault In Our Stars', race cars, and some suggested phrases to help you become pals with John Green.
Tom McCarthy to Direct Netflix Series ’13 Reasons Why’

Tom McCarthy to Direct Netflix Series ’13 Reasons Why’

News by Riki Cleveland
Fresh off a Best Picture win for his Oscar-winning film Spotlight, McCarthy will also executive produce the 13-episode series.
YA Novels Featuring Mulder and Scully Releasing January 2017

YA Novels Featuring Mulder and Scully Releasing January 2017

News by Riki Cleveland
With Mulder and Scully’s history safely in two competent novelist’s hands, die-hard X-Files fans can be sure that these origin stories will answer questions long asked of the series.

30 Much Anticipated Young Adult Novels for the First Half of 2016

Column by Riki Cleveland January 18, 2016
From sought-after sequels to fresh, debut voices, here are thirty of our most anticipated YA releases for the first half of 2016.

The Undead Don't Need Hall Passes: 7 YA Zombie Novels

Column by Riki Cleveland October 22, 2015
There’s something here for every YA horror fan, from humorous tales of zombie infestation to gory accounts of undead attacks. There’s no doubt about it; zombies are hot.
Adaptation of R.L. Stine’s ‘Fear Street’ in the Works

Adaptation of R.L. Stine’s ‘Fear Street’ in the Works

News by Raine Winters October 12, 2015
First Goosebumps, now this. My childhood dreams are complete.
Tom DeLonge Writing 15 YA Books

Tom DeLonge Writing 15 YA Books

News by Peter Derk
Blink-182's Tom DeLonge is writing 15 YA books. 15. 15.

7 YA Novels Featuring Lesbian and Bisexual Girls

Column by Riki Cleveland
With increased exposure and reader’s desire to see themselves in the pages of the books they read, there are more young adult novels that explore the lesbian and bisexual experience. Here are seven.

Go Back to Boarding School With These 7 Young Adult Novels

Column by Riki Cleveland
Go back to school with these seven young adult novels featuring a lush boarding school setting.

Teens in Tinseltown: Six Hollywood YA Novels

Column by Riki Cleveland
America’s fascination with all things Hollywood knows no bounds, and luckily there are many young adult novels depicting the high profile lives of the stars to keep readers satisfied.

Six Novels On the Transgender Experience

Column by Riki Cleveland
Never before has it been more important to have quality young adult novels depicting LGBTQ characters in the hands of readers. Here are six unique novels that feature a transgendered protagonist.
Bookshots: 'A Girl Undone' by Catherine Linka

Bookshots: 'A Girl Undone' by Catherine Linka

Review by Tiffany Turpin Johnson
Forced on the run after a deadly government attack, Avie must find a way to escape her dangerous arranged marriage and shut the Paternalists down for good.

My Summer of Sarah Dessen

Column by Riki Cleveland June 26, 2015
With the recent release of 'Saint Anything', now is a great time to get re-acquainted with the Queen of Summer and learn a thing or two along the way.
Elizabeth Banks in Talks to Direct ‘Red Queen’

Elizabeth Banks in Talks to Direct ‘Red Queen’

News by Riki Cleveland
Fan favorite Elizabeth Banks is in talks to direct the upcoming film adaptation of Victoria Aveyard's 'Red Queen.'

10 Highly Anticipated YA Novels for the Second Half of 2015

Column by Riki Cleveland
From much hyped additions to beloved series, to debut novels from new authors, here are ten new young adult releases to add to your TBR.

6 YA Novels About Suicide

Column by Riki Cleveland
Each of these six books are straightforward in addressing the pain and suffering of loss by suicide, while still offering a note of hope for survivors.
‘13 Little Blue Envelopes’ Optioned For Film

‘13 Little Blue Envelopes’ Optioned For Film

News by Riki Cleveland
Exciting film news for social media-savvy young adult author Maureen Johnson.

Five Captivating YA Fantasies

Column by Riki Cleveland April 30, 2015
When it comes to transporting readers to a whole new world, no genre is quite as captivating as fantasy, and in young adult literature, there is a wealth of stories just waiting to take you away.
Bookshots: 'The Shark Curtain' by Chris Scofield

Bookshots: 'The Shark Curtain' by Chris Scofield

Review by Leah Dearborn
Hallucinations of Jesus, 1960s television, and a lot of dogs — 'The Shark Curtain' is a strange and original young adult debut.

Murder Most Foul: Five Killer YA Mysteries

Column by Riki Cleveland March 23, 2015
In these five novels, the authors have murder on their minds, and no crime is too grisly, even for a YA audience.