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

Five women. One question. What is a woman for? In this ferociously imaginative novel, abortion is once again illegal in America, in-vitro fertilizatio...
Red Clocks by Leni Zumas

January 17, 2018

A searing #OwnVoices coming-of-age debut in which an Indian-American Muslim teen confronts Islamophobia and a reality she can neither explain nor esca...
Love, Hate & Other Filters by Samira Ahmed

January 16, 2018

The only thing 17-year-old Jane Sinner hates more than failure is pity. After a personal crisis and her subsequent expulsion from high school, she’s g...
Nice Try, Jane Sinner by Lianne Oelke

January 9, 2018

When Earth intercepts a message from a long-extinct alien race, it seems like the solution the planet has been waiting for. The Undying’s advanced tec...
Unearthed by Amie Kaufman, Meagan Spooner

January 9, 2018

Rowan and Citra take opposite stances on the morality of the Scythedom, putting them at odds, in the second novel of the chilling New York Times bests...
Thunderhead by Neal Shusterman

January 9, 2018

Globally bestselling author Veronica Roth returns to the world of Divergent in this revealing short-story epilogue that takes place five years after t...
We Can Be Mended by Veronica Roth

January 9, 2018

Eighteen-year-old twins Adina and Tovah have little in common besides their ambitious nature. Viola prodigy Adina yearns to become a soloist—and to co...
You’ll Miss Me When I’m Gone by Rachel Lynn Solomon

January 3, 2018

Whether or not you believe in fate, or luck, or love at first sight, every romance has to start somewhere. MEET CUTE is an anthology of original short...
Meet Cute by Jennifer L. Armentrout, et al

January 3, 2018

James Patterson presents a bold new heroine–a cross between Katniss Everdeen and Annie Oakley: Serendipity Jones, the fastest sharpshooter in tomorrow...
Gunslinger Girl by Lyndsay Ely

January 2, 2018

Katarina Bishop is a thief. To many it wouldn’t matter that she now uses her considerable skills to re-steal valuable works of art and return them to ...
The Grift of the Magi by Ally Carter

December 29, 2017

Fame. Money. Glory. These were all the things that you would expect from being famous. The bait that the producers of the industry would tempt you wit...
23:27 by H.L. Roberts

December 25, 2017

Do twins begin in the womb?
Or in a better place? Kaeleigh and Raeanne are identical down to the dimple. As daughters of a district-court judge father...
Identical by Ellen Hopkins

December 9, 2017

Three misfits come together to avenge the rape of a fellow classmate and in the process trigger a change in the misogynist culture at their high schoo...
The Nowhere Girls by Amy Reed

December 6, 2017

Over the course of one chaotic night stranded at the Denver airport, Ryn confronts her shattered past thanks to the charm of romance, the uniqueness o...
The Chaos of Standing Still by Jessica Brody

December 6, 2017

A dramatic new novel about the bond between a teen and her twin brother. Rain has taken care of Ethan all of her life. Before she even knew what autis...
Rules of Rain by Leah Scheier

December 6, 2017

Sixteen-year-old and not-so-openly gay Simon Spier prefers to save his drama for the school musical. But when an email falls into the wrong hands, his...
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

December 1, 2017

The Vanderbeekers have always lived in the brownstone on 141st Street. It’s practically another member of the family. So when their reclusive, curmudg...
The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street by Karina Yan Glaser

November 25, 2017

The sequel to The Only Thing Worse than Me Is You, inspired by The Importance of Being Earnest. Elliot Gabaroche is very clear on what she isn’t going...
Not Now, Not Ever by Lily Anderson

November 22, 2017

I am tired of being used, hurt, and cast aside. Adelina Amouteru is a survivor of the blood fever. A decade ago, the deadly illness swept through her ...
The Young Elites by Marie Lu

November 21, 2017

Ever since Esther Solar’s grandfather met Death, her entire family has been doomed to suffer one great fear in their lifetime—a fear that will eventua...
A Semi-Definitive List of Worst Nightmares by Krystal Sutherland

November 11, 2017