Young Adult

Young-adult fiction (often abbreviated as YA) is fiction written for, published for, or marketed to adolescents and young adults, roughly ages 13 to 18. 

Young-adult fiction, whether in the form of novels or short stories, has distinct attributes that distinguish it from the other age categories of fiction. The vast majority of YA stories portray an adolescent as the protagonist, rather than an adult or a child. The subject matter and story lines are typically consistent with the age and experience of the main character, but beyond that YA stories span the entire spectrum of fiction genres. The settings of YA stories are limited only by the imagination and skill of the author. 

Themes in YA stories often focus on the challenges of youth, so much so that the entire age category is sometimes referred to as problem novels or coming of age novel. Writing styles of YA stories range widely, from the richness of literary style to the clarity and speed of the unobtrusive. Despite its unique characteristics, YA shares the fundamental elements of fiction with other stories: character, plot, setting, theme, and style.

Young Adult

The Girls of Innovations Academy are beautiful and well-behaved—it says so on their report cards. Under the watchful gaze of their Guardians, the all-...
Girls with Sharp Sticks by Suzanne Young

March 19, 2019

They rule my new town, my school, and with more money than God, there’s very little out of their reach. Four gorgeous, perfect, scary boys. There used...
Broken Wings by Jaymin Eve

March 19, 2019

Almost everyone in the small town of Splendor, Ohio, was affected when the local steel mill exploded. If you weren’t a casualty of the accident yourse...
When the Sky Fell on Splendor by Emily Henry

March 17, 2019

When Jo steps onto Tau Ceti E, it should be the happiest moment of her life. After all, she’s been training for as long as she can remember to be a ca...
The Pioneer by Bridget Tyler

March 7, 2019

Jack Ellison King. King of Almost. He almost made valedictorian. He almost made varsity. He almost got the girl . . . When Jack and Kate meet at a par...
Opposite of Always by Justin A. Reynolds

March 7, 2019

A high-stakes survival story about eight teenagers who outlive an alien attack—perfect for fans of The 5th Wave Clover Martinez has always been a surv...
The Last 8 by Laura Pohl

March 6, 2019

Sixteen years ago, rebellion swept the galaxy known as the Belt of Jewels. Every member of the royal family was murdered–down to their youngest child,...
Last of Her Name by Jessica Khoury

February 28, 2019

Max: Chill. Sports. Video games. Gay and not a big deal, not to him, not to his mom, not to his buddies. And a secret: An encounter with an older kid ...
The Music of What Happens by Bill Konigsberg

February 26, 2019

A good friend will bury your body, a best friend will dig you back up. Dino doesn’t mind spending time with the dead. His parents own a funeral home, ...
The Past and Other Things That Should Stay Buried by Shaun David Hutchinson

February 19, 2019

For Nari, aka Narioka Diane, aka hacker digital alter ego “d0l0s,” it’s college and then a career at “one of the big ones,” like Google or Apple. Keag...
Immoral Code by Lillian Clark

February 19, 2019

‘This time around, I’m going to be so much better. I’m going to prove to them that it was worth waiting on me.’ Two years after a downward spiral took...
Fierce Fragile Hearts by Sara Barnard

February 13, 2019

Roses are read, violets are blue, if you hurt us, we’re coming for you. The deeply secretive Black Coats have been exacting vengeance on men who hurt ...
The Black Coats by Colleen Oakes

February 12, 2019

Only when she’s locked away does the truth begin to escape… Four walls. One window. No way to escape. Hannah knows there’s been a mistake. She didn’t ...
A Danger to Herself and Others by Alyssa B. Sheinmel

February 5, 2019

Sixteen-year-old Bri wants to be one of the greatest rappers of all time. Or at least make it out of her neighborhood one day. As the daughter of an u...
On the Come Up by Angie Thomas

February 5, 2019

Everyone tells Kat that her online personality – confident, funny, opinionated – isn’t her true self. Kat knows otherwise. The internet is her only wa...
All the Lonely People by David Owen

February 1, 2019

Trapped aboard the Undying’s ancient spaceship and reeling from what they’ve learned there, scavenger Mia and academic Jules are plunged into a desper...
Undying by Amie Kaufman

January 26, 2019

Last month, Elin tried to kill herself. She knows she’s lucky that her parents found her in time. Lucky to be going to prom with her three best friend...
When the Truth Unravels by RuthAnne Snow

January 18, 2019

A year ago, Brooke Covington lost everything when her beloved older brother, Jason, confessed to the murder of his best friend, Calvin. Brooke and her...
Even If I Fall by Abigail Johnson

January 9, 2019

Mia’s best friend Robyn is known for her matchmaking skills, which is perfect, because homecoming is just around the corner. But Robyn refuses to set ...
Match Me If You Can by Tiana Smith

January 9, 2019

Girl Code: Never date a friend’s ex. Willa Evans has no intention of breaking the code. So what if she’s always secretly loved her next-door neighbor ...
The Me I Meant to Be by Sophie Jordan

January 5, 2019