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

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

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

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

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

When six clones join Emmaline’s prestigious boarding school, she must confront the heartbreak of seeing her dead best friend’s face each day in class....
The Similars by Rebecca Hanover

January 4, 2019

Tasia Quirk is young, Black, and fabulous. She’s a senior, she’s got great friends, and a supportive and wealthy family. She even plays football as th...
Home and Away by Candice Montgomery

December 24, 2018

It’s been three years since the Virgil County High School Massacre. Three years since my best friend, Sarah, was killed in a bathroom stall during the...
That’s Not What Happened by Kody Keplinger

December 22, 2018

When seventeen-year-old Zae Monroe gets cheated on by the only guy she’s ever loved, then watches her parents’ marriage crumble, she decides to forget...
Kiss Collector by Wendy Higgins

December 18, 2018

For seventeen-year-old Grace Michaels, “average” is the worst word she can hear. Part of the in-crowd at Providence High, she is steps away from being...
More Than a Number by Tia Souders

December 9, 2018

The Carls just appeared. Coming home from work at three a.m., twenty-three-year-old April May stumbles across a giant sculpture. Delighted by its appe...
An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green

November 30, 2018

Navigating the Stars is the first book in a new science fiction series. Terra Cotta Warriors have been discovered on other planets in the Milky Way Ga...
Navigating the Stars by Maria V. Snyder

November 29, 2018

Lindley Hamilton has been the leader of the space station Lusca since every first-generation crew member on board, including her mother, the commander...
This Splintered Silence by Kayla Olson

November 27, 2018

New Years are for fresh starts, but Jess just wants everything to go back to the way it was. From hiking trips, to four-person birthday parties, to ne...
The Resolutions by Mia Garcia

November 18, 2018

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

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

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

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