March 20, 2023

Rolling in the Deep

Arthur Kevin Rein’s tension-filled YA tale revolves around a teen-aged boy dealing with personal challenges and a crime mystery.

As summers go, Sam, 17, knows this will be one of the worst. He’s working hard for his family’s failing lake resort, is in love with a seemingly unattainable girl, and his best friend is the […]


March 14, 2023

Starship Malaysia: Lies that Save Lives

Starship Malaysia is an inventive, historical YA novel following an adolescent American’s adventures in Malaysia.

In 1982 and ’83, after his father’s tragic death, 17-year-old Scott Mitchell moves to a small Malaysian town with his mother and her new husband. Scott quickly befriends a group of native boys, eventually becoming involved in their investigation of […]


February 14, 2023

A Freak in the Family Tree

A Freak in the Family Tree is a compelling YA fantasy novel about friendship, history, and breaking down prejudices.

The novel follows 12-year-old Kit, who feels like an outcast in her small town because of her junk-collector father and his eccentric family, even as she rides horses and attends private school due to her wealthy […]


January 31, 2023

Just City

Just City is an engaging, philosophically oriented YA novel that helps show readers how to find the values that matter the most to them.

The story follows Nathan, a budding young entrepreneur striving to succeed on his own, as he works to earn money to enter a start-up contest. As part of this, he takes […]


November 15, 2022


Torn is a short, quietly engaging young adult novel about health and empathy.

The novel is narrated by Perry, a high school track runner who seriously hurts his knee after trying to catch a young thief stealing a package from his porch. He later discovers the thief is dating his younger sister and is one […]


August 8, 2022

Mystery Boy

Lester Murray’s Mystery Boy begins with an intriguing scene: A police officer finishing his rounds discovers a naked young boy shivering under a heap of old newspapers in an empty house.

The boy, about 11 or 12 years old, can’t speak. He’s brought to a foster mom, who calls him Mikey. He’s then taken in […]


June 6, 2022

Snowlands: A Blood Moon (Book One)

Morr Meroz’s Snowlands is an ambitious graphic novel centering on the young wolf cub Feba.

Feba is solidly white, a feature so rare that it sparks fear and superstition among the wolf pack. When the sheep disappear from the Snowlands, a hostile terrain the wolves share with other creatures, pack leaders blame the young orphan […]


May 30, 2022

The Orloj of Paris: The Orloj Series: Vol. 3


In part three of Erasmus Cromwell-Smith II’s fantastical Orloj series, a favorite eccentric professor, known for sharing his remarkable lecture series with students around the globe, once again takes readers along on his “magical journey down memory lane.”

The beloved pedagogue describes his adventurous youth at age 14 in and around the city of […]


February 8, 2022

Lost in The Ark

Val Agnew’s absorbing young adult/new adult novel follows a young woman confronting questions of faith and family.

Eighteen-year-old Kate Bennett’s difficult mother has just died, leaving Kate’s father and two younger sisters adrift. Kate blames herself, as her mother had a stroke upon learning Kate would be attending an evangelical bible college, against the family’s […]


January 10, 2022

Love and Other Sins

Love and Other Sins is a fast-paced young adult novel about two damaged teens connecting and learning to trust each other.

Mina is the daughter of Russian immigrants, a high school senior with few close friends but a passion for dance. Oliver is recently emancipated from the foster care system where he has been a […]


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