American Royals (American Royals, #1)

23 October 2019 | By Katharine McGee | Filed in: young adult contemporary.

What if America had a royal family When America won the Revolutionary War, its people offered General George Washington a crown Two and a half centuries later, the House of Washington still sits on the throne As Princess Beatrice gets closer to becoming America s first queen regnant, the duty she

Rules for Vanishing

23 October 2019 | By Kate Alice Marshall | Filed in: young adult contemporary.

In the faux documentary style of The Blair Witch Project comes the campfire story of a missing girl, a vengeful ghost, and the girl who is determined to find her sister at all costs Once a year, the path appears in the forest and Lucy Gallows beckons Who is brave enough to find her and who won t

Permanent Record

23 October 2019 | By Mary H.K. Choi | Filed in: young adult contemporary.

After a year of college, Pablo is working at his local twenty four hour deli, selling overpriced snacks to brownstone yuppies He s dodging calls from the student loan office and he has no idea what his next move is Leanna Smart s life so far has been nothing but success Age eight Disney Mouseket


23 October 2019 | By Brittney Morris | Filed in: young adult contemporary.

By day, seventeen year old Kiera Johnson is an honors student, a math tutor, and one of the only Black kids at Jefferson Academy But at home, she joins hundreds of thousands of Black gamers who duel worldwide as Nubian personas in the secret multiplayer online role playing card game, SLAY No one k

The Babysitters Coven (The Babysitters Coven, #1)

23 October 2019 | By Kate Williams | Filed in: young adult contemporary.

Adventures in Babysitting meets Buffy the Vampire Slayer in this funny, action packed novel about a coven of witchy babysitters who realize their calling to protect the innocent and save the world from an onslaught of evil Seventeen year old Esme Pearl has a babysitters club She knows it s kinda

The Infinite Noise

23 October 2019 | By Lauren Shippen | Filed in: young adult contemporary.

Lauren Shippen s The Infinite Noise is a stunning, original debut novel based on her wildly popular and award winning podcast The Bright Sessions Caleb Michaels is a sixteen year old champion running back Other than that his life is pretty normal But when Caleb starts experiencing mood swings tha

Dear Haiti, Love Alaine

23 October 2019 | By Maika Moulite | Filed in: young adult contemporary.

Co written by sisters Maika and Maritza Moulite, and told in epistolary style through letters, articles, emails, and diary entries, this exceptional debut novel captures a sparkling new voice and irrepressible heroine in a celebration of storytelling sure to thrill fans of Nicola Yoon, Ibi Zoboi and

Unpregnant (Unpregnant, #1)

23 October 2019 | By Jenni Hendriks | Filed in: young adult contemporary.

Seventeen year old Veronica Clarke never thought she would wish she d failed a test until she finds herself holding a thick piece of plastic in her hands and staring at two solid pink lines Even the most consistent use of condoms won t prevent pregnancy when your boyfriend secretly pokes holes in t

Suggested Reading

23 October 2019 | By Dave Connis | Filed in: young adult contemporary.

In this standalone, a bookworm finds a way to fight back when her school bans dozens of classic and meaningful books Clara Evans is horrified when she discovers her principal s prohibited media hit list The iconic books on the list have been pulled from the library and aren t allowed anywhere on

We Are Lost and Found

23 October 2019 | By Helene Dunbar | Filed in: young adult contemporary.

A poignant, heartbreaking, and uplifting story in the tradition of The Perks of Being a Wallflower about three friends coming of age in the early 1980s as they struggle to forge their own paths in the face of fear of the unknown Michael is content to live in the shadow of his best friends, James, a

Are You Listening?

23 October 2019 | By Tillie Walden | Filed in: young adult contemporary.

Bea is on the run And then, she runs into Lou This chance encounter sends them on a journey through West Texas, where strange things follow them wherever they go The landscape morphs into an unsettling world, a mysterious cat joins them, and they are haunted by a group of threatening men To stay

A Match Made in Mehendi

23 October 2019 | By Nandini Bajpai | Filed in: young adult contemporary.

Fifteen year old Simran Simi Sangha comes from a long line of Indian vichole matchmakers with a rich history for helping parents find good matches for their grown children When Simi accidentally sets up her cousin and a soon to be lawyer, her family is thrilled that she has the gift But Simi i

Six Goodbyes We Never Said

23 October 2019 | By Candace Ganger | Filed in: young adult contemporary.

Two teens meet after tragedy and learn about love, loss, and letting go Naima Rodriguez doesn t want your patronizing sympathy as she grieves her father, her hero a fallen Marine She ll hate you forever if you ask her to open up and remember him as he was, though that s all her loving family want

Rebel Girls

23 October 2019 | By Elizabeth Keenan | Filed in: young adult contemporary.

It s 1992, and there s a rumor spreading in Baton Rouge When it comes to being social, Athena Graves is far comfortable creating a mixtape playlist than she is talking to cute boys or anyone, for that matter Plus her staunchly feminist views and love of punk rock aren t exactly mainstream at S