Young Adult - Staff Picks

Raybearer Cover Image
$18.99
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ISBN: 9781419739828
Published: Amulet Books - August 18th, 2020

An epic fantasy novel inspired by West African folk stories. Power, magic and intense relationships make this beautiful book such a page-turner.

- Clare


Legendborn (The Legendborn Cycle) Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781534441606
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Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - September 15th, 2020

Arthurian legend remixed for contemporary North Carolina. High stakes fantasy with roots in the land. My favorite YA of 2020.

- Clare


The Anthropocene Reviewed (Signed Edition): Essays on a Human-Centered Planet Cover Image
$28.00
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ISBN: 9780525555216
Published: Dutton - May 18th, 2021

This is actually John Green's autobiography maskerading as a series of short essays on subjects as diverse as The Internet and Canada Geese. Definitely one for fans of his Young Adult novels, including The Fault in Our Stars. But it's also a moving memoir of a creative Gen Xer, I think parents of teens will get a lot out of it too.

- Clare


My Lady Jane (The Lady Janies) Cover Image
$10.99
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ISBN: 9780062391766
Published: HarperTeen - May 9th, 2017

Silly, sort of historical romp that reimagines Lady Jane Grey (aka the Nine Day Queen of Tudor England) as a shapeshifter. There's kissing and snark and it is so much fun.

- Clare


Thirteen Doorways, Wolves Behind Them All Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780062317650
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Published: Balzer + Bray - April 27th, 2021

New in paperback, this historical novel set in the 1930s in Chicago tells the story of two sisters abandoned in an orphanage and their struggles to survive and stay together. Really moving.

- Clare


Elatsoe Cover Image
By Darcie Little Badger, Rovina Cai (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781646140053
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Published: Levine Querido - August 25th, 2020

A romance-free supernatural adventure with commonplace vampires and ghosts and unexpected zombies. Based in Native American mythology, with a fully up-to-date feel.

- Clare


With the Fire on High Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780062662842
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Published: Quill Tree Books - March 30th, 2021

A book about a teenage Mom, following her dreams. I love how much love Emoni has for her family and all the hope in her heart, even when she's confused or discouraged. Such an uplifting book.

- Clare