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

With a successful high-profile assignment under his belt, Connor’s services are now in great demand. Maddox Sterling, the world famous Australian medi...
Ransom by Chris Bradford

September 19, 2018

Zuri Benitez has pride. Brooklyn pride, family pride, and pride in her Afro-Latino roots. But pride might not be enough to save her rapidly gentrifyin...
Pride by Ibi Zoboi

September 19, 2018

Emika Chen barely made it out of the Warcross Championships alive. Now that she knows the truth behind Hideo’s new NeuroLink algorithm, she can no lon...
Wildcard by Marie Lu

September 18, 2018

In a universe of capricious gods, dark moons, and kingdoms built on the backs of spaceships, a cursed queen sends her infant daughter away, a jealous ...
A Spark of White Fire by Sangu Mandanna

September 16, 2018

Memphis “M” Engle is stubborn to a fault, graced with an almost absurd knowledge of long lost languages and cultures, and a heck of an opponent in a f...
I Do Not Trust You by Laura J. Burns

September 13, 2018

Rumi Seto spends a lot of time worrying she doesn’t have the answers to everything. What to eat, where to go, whom to love. But there is one thing she...
Summer Bird Blue by Akemi Dawn Bowman

September 12, 2018

Bina has never forgotten the time she and her mother ran away from home. Her mother promised they would hitchhike to the city to escape Bina’s cruel f...
A Room Away From the Wolves by Nova Ren Suma

September 6, 2018

It all started with the accident. The one that caused Sophie’s dad to walk out of her life. The one that left Sophie’s older sister, Meredith, barely ...
Meet the Sky by McCall Hoyle

September 5, 2018

Someone will shoot. And someone will die. #1 New York Times bestselling author Ellen Hopkins tackles gun violence and white supremacy in this compelli...
People Kill People by Ellen Hopkins

September 4, 2018

Embry Woods has secrets. Small ones about her past. Bigger ones about her relationship with town hero Luke and her feelings for someone new. But the b...
Hidden Pieces by Paula Stokes

August 30, 2018

Darius doesn’t think he’ll ever be enough, in America or in Iran. Hilarious and heartbreaking, this unforgettable debut introduces a brilliant new voi...
Darius the Great Is Not Okay by Adib Khorram

August 29, 2018

Welcome back to New York, 2119. A skyscraper city, fueled by impossible dreams, where the lives of five teenagers have become intertwined in ways that...
The Towering Sky by Katharine McGee

August 28, 2018

In an alternate world startlingly close to our own, humans have nine lives—and they can’t wait to burn straight through them. As you shed lives, you s...
Nine by Zach Hines

August 23, 2018

“We were all heading for each other on a collision course, no matter what. Maybe some people are just meant to be in the same story.” At first, Jude a...
I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson

August 17, 2018

It’s been two years since the night that changed Ashley’s life. Two years since she was raped by her brother’s teammate. And a year since she sat in a...
Someone I Used to Know by Patty Blount

August 15, 2018

From New York Times bestselling authors Krista and Becca Ritchie, comes The Raging Ones, an edge of your seat sci-fi romance with twists and turns tha...
The Raging Ones by Krista & Ritchie

August 14, 2018

Part love story, part thriller, We Were Liars meets Goodbye Days in this suspenseful, lyrical debut. It’s hard to find the truth beneath the lies you ...
See All the Stars by Kit Frick

August 14, 2018

Welcome to Camp Reset, a summer camp with a difference. A place offering a shot at “normality” for Olive, a girl on the edge, and for the new friends ...
Are We All Lemmings and Snowflakes? by Holly Bourne

August 10, 2018

Link is a fish out of water. Newly arrived from America, he is finding it hard to settle into the venerable and prestigious Osney School. Who knew the...
The Island by M.A. Bennett

August 9, 2018

Phoebe Lin and Will Kendall meet their first month at prestigious Edwards University. Phoebe is a glamorous girl who doesn’t tell anyone she blames he...
The Incendiaries by R.O. Kwon

August 8, 2018