Mexican Whiteboy by Matt de la Peña (2008)
Teen Fiction | Contemporary
“Danny’s tall and skinny. Even though he’s not built, his arms are long enough to give his pitch a power so fierce any college scout would sign him on the spot. Ninety-five mile an hour fastball, but the boy’s not even on a team. Every time he gets up on the mound he loses it. Continue reading
The Festival of Trial and Ember (Faerie Festival #1) by Logan Miehl (2017)
Teen Fiction | Fantasy
“A dangerous summer festival. A throne left empty. A forgotten world of faeries in a time of shadow and treason.
Roisín, seventeen years old, is biding her time till graduation. When the shadows around her come to life, she discovers no one else can see these strange creatures except her and her brother. Continue reading
The DUFF: Designated Ugly Fat Friend by Kody Keplinger (2010)
YA Fiction | Contemporary
“Seventeen-year-old Bianca Piper is cynical and loyal, and she doesn’t think she’s the prettiest of her friends by a long shot. She’s also way too smart to fall for the charms of man-slut and slimy school hottie Wesley Rush. In fact, Bianca hates him. And when he nicknames her “the Duff,” she throws her Coke in his face. Continue reading
Becoming Alpha (Alpha Girl #1) by Aileen Erin (2013)
YA Fiction | Paranormal
“Tessa McCaide has a unique talent for getting into trouble. Then again, it isn’t easy for a girl with visions to ignore what she sees. Luckily Tessa and her family are leaving California and moving halfway across the country, giving her the perfect opportunity to leave her reputation as “Freaky Tessa” behind. Continue reading
The Supervillain and Me by Danielle Banas (2018)
Teen Fiction | Superheroes/Sci-Fi
“Never trust a guy in spandex.
In Abby Hamilton’s world, superheroes do more than just stop crime and save cats stuck in trees—they also drink milk straight from the carton and hog the television remote. Abby’s older brother moonlights as the famous Red Comet, but without powers of her own, following in his footsteps has never crossed her mind. Continue reading
The Impossibility of Us by Katy Upperman (2018)
YA Fiction | Contemporary | Romance
“The last thing Elise wants is to start her senior year in a new town. But after her brother’s death in Afghanistan, she and her mother move from San Francisco to a sleepy coastal village.
When Elise meets Mati, they quickly discover how much they have in common. Mati is new to town too, visiting the U.S. with his family. Continue reading
People Like Us by Dana Mele (2018)
YA Fiction | Contemporary | Mystery
“Kay Donovan may have skeletons in her closet, but the past is past, and she’s reinvented herself entirely. Now she’s a star soccer player whose group of gorgeous friends run their private school with effortless popularity and acerbic wit. But when a girl’s body is found in the lake, Kay’s carefully constructed life begins to topple. Continue reading
One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus (2017)
YA Fiction | Contemporary | Mystery/Thriller
“Pay close attention and you might solve this.
On Monday afternoon, five students at Bayview High walk into detention.
Bronwyn, the brain, is Yale-bound and never breaks a rule.
Addy, the beauty, is the picture-perfect homecoming princess.
Nate, the criminal, is already on probation for dealing.
Cooper, the athlete, is the all-star baseball pitcher.
And Simon, the outcast, is the creator of Bayview High’s notorious gossip app. Continue reading
Along Comes a Wolfe (Shepherd & Wolfe Mystery #1) by Angie Counios & David Gane (2015)
YA Fiction | Mystery
“The first exciting adventure of Shepherd and Wolfe.
High school student, Sheri Beckman, has disappeared. After a massive search turns up nothing, her boyfriend, Tony Shepherd, joins forces with the wise-ass troublemaker, Charlie Wolfe, to find out what happened. Continue reading
The Assassin Game by Kirsty McKay (2016)
YA Fiction | Mystery/Thriller
“Who will be left after lights out?
Tag, you’re it…
It’s 4:00 a.m. when they come for me. I am already awake, strung out on the fear that they will come, and the fear that they won’t. When I finally hear the click of the latch on the dormitory door, I have only a second to brace myself before— Continue reading