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

Cyclo, the first and largest biological ship of its kind, is dying. A small crew of mercenaries have handed over the rights to their life to document ...
Toxic by Lydia Kang

November 11, 2018

Defeated, crushed, and driven almost to extinction, the remnants of the human race are trapped on a planet that is constantly attacked by mysterious a...
Skyward by Brandon Sanderson

November 6, 2018

When seventeen-year-old Evie Dasher is caught up in a raid at a notorious club known as one of the few places where humans and the surviving Luxen can...
The Darkest Star by Jennifer L. Armentrout

October 30, 2018

Frey and Rafi are inseparable . . . but very few people have ever seen them together. This is because Frey is Rafi’s double, raised in the shadows of ...
Impostors by Scott Westerfeld

October 24, 2018

When Cassandra Gupta was chosen to be the youngest member of a top-secret mission to the far reaches of the universe she knew to expect the unexpected...
One Giant Leap by Heather Kaczynski

October 24, 2018

It’s 2002, a year after 9/11. It’s an extremely turbulent time politically, but especially so for someone like Shirin, a sixteen-year-old Muslim girl ...
A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi

October 16, 2018

The day Raquel has been dreading for months has finally arrived. Sasha, her best friend in the whole world — the best friend in the whole world — has ...
The Last Wish of Sasha Cade by Cheyanne Young

October 14, 2018

In their world, telling the truth has become the most dangerous crime of all. In the near-future United States, a one-child policy is ruthlessly enfor...
The Rule of One by Ashley Saunders

October 11, 2018

Arthur is only in New York for the summer, but if Broadway has taught him anything, it’s that the universe can deliver a showstopping romance when you...
What If It’s Us by Adam Silvera

October 9, 2018

Three secrets. One decision. A friendship that will change everything. Mellie has always been the reliable friend, the good student, the doting daught...
What They Don’t Know by Nicole Maggi

October 4, 2018

Princess Vela’s people are starving. Stranded on a planet that lacks food, Vela makes the ultimate sacrifice and becomes an Aegis for her people. Acce...
Star-Crossed by Pintip Dunn

October 2, 2018

“She holds a nation’s fate within her shaking hands. She wears a crown that never should’ve been hers. A golden lie. A dirty halo. ” Bastard daughter ...
Dirty Halo by Evie East

September 26, 2018

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