Young Adult literature: Not just for kids.

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
In these five novels, the authors have murder on their minds, and no crime is too grisly, even for a YA audience.

14 Highly Anticipated YA Novels for the First Half of 2015

Column by Riki Cleveland January 15, 2015
Lots of "must adds" for your Young Adult to-be-read list.

A Very YA Christmas: 5 Young Adult Novels with Holiday Themes

Column by Riki Cleveland December 17, 2014
Get in the holiday spirit with these five YA novels featuring holiday themes.
Cassandra Clare’s ‘The Mortal Instruments’ to Return as Television Series

Cassandra Clare’s ‘The Mortal Instruments’ to Return as Television Series

News by Riki Cleveland October 13, 2014
'The Mortal Instruments' is being resurrected as a television series.
'Let it Snow' by John Green, et al.

Universal Options Film Rights to ‘Let It Snow’

News by Riki Cleveland September 22, 2014
Universal Pictures has optioned the film rights to a popular YA short story collection.

Back-to-School with Six Historical YA Fictions

Column by Riki Cleveland
With back-to-school on everyone’s mind, what better way to further your education than with a young adult novel set in a historical time period?

Suspense and Spook: 5 Great YA Horror Titles

Column by Riki Cleveland
Five young adult horror novels to keep you up late at night.
Bookshots: 'The Queen of the Tearling' by Erika Johansen

Bookshots: 'The Queen of the Tearling' by Erika Johansen

Review by Leah Dearborn
Regardless of whether it lives up to the hype, 'The Queen of the Tearling' deserves better than to be lauded only as a Frankenstein product of popular literature.

Confessions of a New Adult Addict

Column by Riki Cleveland July 3, 2014
Why I just can't get enough of the New Adult genre.
Author Nancy Garden Dies at 76

Author Nancy Garden Dies at 76

News by Riki Cleveland June 25, 2014
Author Nancy Garden Dies at 76.
Do YA Books Belong In Grown-Ups' Hands?

The Fault in Our Genre: Do YA Books Belong In Grown-Ups' Hands?

News by Peter Derk June 9, 2014
Last week's Slate article shaming adult readers of YA lit has the internet all in a tizzy.

8 Hot Summer YA Releases

Column by Riki Cleveland June 3, 2014
Whether you enjoy your young adult steeped in fantasy or prefer a fresh contemporary take, we've got the rundown on hot YA books to keep you busy through the dog days of summer.