The Fascinators

04 June 2020 | By Andrew Eliopulos | Filed in: young adult contemporary.

A magic infused YA novel about friendship, first love, and feeling out of place that will bewitch fans of Rainbow Rowell and Maggie Stiefvater n nLiving in a small town where magic is frowned upon, Sam needs his friends James and Delia and their time together in their school s magic club to see him t

The Henna Wars

04 June 2020 | By Adiba Jaigirdar | Filed in: young adult contemporary.

When Dimple Met Rishi meets Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda in this rom com about two teen girls with rival henna businesses n nWhen Nishat comes out to her parents, they say she can be anyone she wants as long as she isn t herself Because Muslim girls aren t lesbians Nishat doesn t want to hide

Felix Ever After

04 June 2020 | By Kacen Callender | Filed in: young adult contemporary.

From Stonewall and Lambda Award winning author Kacen Callender comes a revelatory YA novel about a transgender teen grappling with identity and self discovery while falling in love for the first time n nFelix Love has never been in love and, yes, he s painfully aware of the irony He desperately want

By the Book

04 June 2020 | By Amanda Sellet | Filed in: young adult contemporary.

As a devotee of classic novels, Mary Porter Malcolm knows all about Mistakes That Have Been Made, especially by impressionable young women So when a girl at her new high school nearly succumbs to the wiles of a notorious cad, Mary starts compiling the Scoundrel Survival Guide, a rundown of literary


04 June 2020 | By Kelly Yang | Filed in: young adult contemporary.

Speak enters the world of Gossip Girl in this modern immigrant story from New York Times bestselling author Kelly Yang about two girls navigating wealth, power, friendship, and trauma n nThey re called parachutes teenagers dropped off to live in private homes and study in the US while their wealthy

The Life and (Medieval) Times of Kit Sweetly

04 June 2020 | By Jamie Pacton | Filed in: young adult contemporary.

Kit Sweetly slays sexism, bad bosses, and bad luck to become a knight at a medieval themed restaurant n nWorking as a wench i.e waitress at a cheesy medieval themed restaurant in the Chicago suburbs, Kit Sweetly dreams of being a knight like her brother She has the moves, is capable on a horse, and

This Coven Won't Break (These Witches Don't Burn, #2)

04 June 2020 | By Isabel Sterling | Filed in: young adult contemporary.

In this gripping, romantic sequel to These Witches Don t Burn, Hannah must work alongside her new girlfriend to take down the Hunters desperate to steal her magic n nHannah Walsh just wants a normal life It s her senior year, so she should be focusing on classes, hanging out with her best friend, an

Stay Gold

04 June 2020 | By Tobly McSmith | Filed in: young adult contemporary.

Debut author Tobly McSmith delivers a coming of age teen love story about a transgender boy who s going stealth at his new Texas high school and a cisgender girl who is drawn to him, even as she s counting down the days until graduation Perfect for fans of David Levithan, Becky Albertalli, and Jenn

Date Me, Bryson Keller

04 June 2020 | By Kevin van Whye | Filed in: young adult contemporary.

n What If It s Us meets To All the Boys I ve Loved Before in this upbeat and heartfelt boy meets boy romance that feels like a modern twist on a 90s rom com n n nEveryone knows about the dare Each week, Bryson Keller must date someone new the first person to ask him out on Monday morning Few thin

The Paper Girl of Paris

04 June 2020 | By Jordyn Taylor | Filed in: young adult contemporary.

Now n nSixteen year old Alice is spending the summer in Paris, but she isn t there for pastries and walks along the Seine When her grandmother passed away two months ago, she left Alice an apartment in France that no one knew existed An apartment that has been locked for than seventy years n nA

Breath Like Water

04 June 2020 | By Anna Jarzab | Filed in: young adult contemporary.

Expansive, romantic, and powerful Gayle Forman, 1 n New York Times n bestselling author of n If I Stay n and n I Have Lost My Way nSusannah Ramos has always loved the water A swimmer whose early talent made her a world champion, Susannah was poised for greatness in a sport that demands so much

Just a Boy and a Girl in a Little Canoe

04 June 2020 | By Sarah Mlynowski | Filed in: young adult contemporary.

Sam s summer isn t off to a great start Her boyfriend, Eli, ditched her for a European backpacking trip, and now she s a counselor at Camp Blue Springs the summer camp her eleven year old self swore never to return to Sam expects the next seven weeks to be a total disaster n nThat is, until she me

Once Upon an Eid

04 June 2020 | By S.K. Ali | Filed in: young adult contemporary.

Once Upon an Eid is a collection of short stories that showcases the most brilliant Muslim voices writing today, all about the most joyful holiday of the year Eid n nEid The short, single syllable word conjures up a variety of feelings and memories for Muslims Maybe it s waking up to the sound of

Last Girls

04 June 2020 | By Demetra Brodsky | Filed in: young adult contemporary.

Demetra Brodsky s Last Girls is a twisting, suspenseful YA thriller about sisterhood, survival, and family secrets set in the world of doomsday prepping n nNo one knows how the world will end n nOn a secret compound in the Washington wilderness, Honey Juniper and her sisters are training to hunt, home

The Knockout Queen

04 June 2020 | By Rufi Thorpe | Filed in: young adult contemporary.

Rufi Thorpe returns to the subject that made her debut novel The Girls from Corona del Mar so endlessly compelling the complexity and urgency of best friendship In The Knockout Queen two unlikely friends form an alliance a slight, hyper intelligent gay teen named Michael Hesketh and his next door

Good Girl, Bad Blood (A Good Girl's Guide to Murder, #2)

04 June 2020 | By Holly Jackson | Filed in: young adult contemporary.

Pip Fitz Amobi is not a detective any n nWith the help of Ravi Singh, she released a true crime podcast about the murder case they solved together last year The podcast has gone viral, yet Pip insists her investigating days are behind her n nBut she will have to break that promise when someone s

Broken Prince (The Royals, #2)

04 June 2020 | By Erin Watt | Filed in: young adult contemporary.

From wharf fights and school brawls to crumbling lives inside glittery mansions, one guy tries to save himself n nTHESE ROYALS WILL RUIN YOU n nReed Royal has it all looks, status, money The girls at his elite prep school line up to date him, the guys want to be him, but Reed never gave a damn abo

I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter

04 June 2020 | By Erika L. Sánchez | Filed in: young adult contemporary.

Perfect Mexican daughters do not go away to college And they do not move out of their parents house after high school graduation Perfect Mexican daughters never abandon their family n nBut Julia is not your perfect Mexican daughter That was Olga s role n nThen a tragic accident on the busiest s