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(in order of author debut)


Kirsten Hubbard:

LIKE MANDARIN
Delacorte - March 2011
“A beautifully crafted, bittersweet story about an unlikely friendship that sets two very different people free.”
~ Melina Marchetta, author of the Printz Award winner Jellicoe Road



WANDERLOVE
Delacorte - March 2012
"This journey will resonate with anyone who has braved the unknown in search of adventure-- and ended up finding themselves in the process."
~ Andrea J. Buchanan, co-author of NYT bestseller The Daring Book for Girls

"[T]hrillingly romantic, smart and funny."
~ Kirkus Reviews

"With an extraordinary setting, delicately rendered and well informed by Hubbard’s years as a guide to Central American travel on About.com, this becomes a wonderful story of kindred souls in a land of beauty, illuminated by Hubbard’s own drawings."
~ Booklist

"Neither goody-goody (one goal of her trip is to have an utterly meaningless sexual relationship) nor bad girl, Bria is a strong, principled young woman. A very good, very accessible novel."
~ School Library Journal

"Hubbard's second novel, following Like Mandarin, is rich with the unexpected joys and tribulations of new experiences ... Bria's charged relationship with Rowan and the vast emotional and physical territory Hubbard covers make for an evocative and romantic read."
~ Publishers Weekly

"Hubbard has crafted delightfully complex characters who are fresh and realistic... The romance between Bria and Rowan is constantly on a slow burn, leaving readers wondering until the end--will they or won't they end up together?"
~ VOYA

WATCH THE SKY
Disney-Hyperion - 2015

CLOUDFOREST
Egmont - 2016

RED ROCKS
Egmont - 2017



Kristin Halbrook:

NOBODY BUT US
Harper Children's - Winter 2013
“How do we love and what are the consequences? Kristin Halbrook paints an edgy and vivid portrait of two troubled teens on the run. This is a gracefully written, thought-provoking and absorbing debut. . . . I haven’t read a love story quite like it before, honestly.” ~ Courtney Summers, author of Cracked Up To Be, Some Girls Are, and more

"Halbrook debuts with a dark, romantic wild ride reminiscent of Thelma and Louise. . . Halbrook wisely avoids making her teenage lovers overly capable—Will and Zoe truly feel like two na├»ve teens on the run, making one mistake after another as they lose control over their situation. Emotions run high throughout, and Will’s fear of hurting Zoe more than she has already been hurt is especially potent." ~ Publishers Weekly

"Readers will be hoping against hope for a happy ending, although it becomes less and less clear what that would actually entail. Halbrook’s debut features complex characters, and attempting to puzzle them out makes for a thought-provoking read."
~ Booklist


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Debra Driza:

Mila 2.0 by Debra Driza MILA 2.0
HarperCollins - March 2013
"Just like Mila, this series opener is both smart and gutsy and I can't wait to see where the next installment takes us." ~ Marissa Meyer, New York Times bestselling author of Cinder "With edge-of-your-seat action and a shadowy government headquarters that puts Hollywood to shame, MILA 2.0 is a delicious, fast-paced read."
~ Kathleen Peacock, author of Hemlock

“Driza’s fast-paced, action-packed debut science fiction thriller about identity, will, artificial intelligence, nature versus nurture, and man versus machine would satisfy fans of the Jason Bourne series, the Hunger Games trilogy, and Jennifer Rush’s Altered.”
~ ALA Booklist

“MILA 2.0 is wonderful, filled with action and drama, a strong female protagonist and intense supporting characters. Readers will be hooked from the first page.”
~ Romantic Times

“A fast-paced sci-fi adventure complete with artificial intelligence, military intrigue, secret societies and a hint of romance.” ~ Kirkus

“Driza’s debut is likely to hit the sweet spot for YA fans—it’s SF set in the modern world with just enough romance, angst, and action.”
~ Publishers Weekly


RENEGADE
HarperCollins - 2014









Stephanie Kuehn:

CHARM & STRANGE
St. Martin's Press - June 2013
"Twisted, and twisting. Relentlessly compelling. Lush storytelling. A must-read."
~ Ellen Hopkins, New York Times bestselling author of Triangles, Fallout and Tricks

"...haunting...Charm & Strange is a shocker of a page-turner that unravels brilliantly from both ends."
~ Lisa McMann, New York Times Bestselling author of Dead to You

"Charm and Strange is a story of blood and family and the animal inside—and it’s ferociously real."
~ Blythe Woolston, author of Catch & Release

"Charm & Strange is, without a doubt, one of the best novels I have ever read... The book’s beautiful theme is incredibly executed."
~ School Library Journal Teen Review

"[P]hilosophical and emotionally raw... The caustic voice, mysteries surrounding Win, and pervasive sense of dread should have readers racing to the end..."
~ Publishers Weekly

"Debut author Kuehn comes out swinging with this confident, unnerving look at a damaged teen struggling with something violent inside of him."
~ Booklist

"[a] taut psychological thriller...difficult to put down."
~ Hornbook

COMPLICIT
St. Martin's Press - 2014
"The prose is as hallucinatory as the madness Jamie seeks to uncover in a novel that’s tense and ambiguous from start to finish." ~ Publishers Weekly starred review

"Complicit ensnares readers from the first page with its surprising twists and revelations. Recommend it to fans of psychological thrillers." ~ School Library Journal starred review

"Kuehn writes with the fleetness of a trained thriller author, blending past and present (not to mention psychology and action) with the same fluidity as in her Morris Award–winning debut CHARM & STRANGE. Her confidence is what’s so invigorating: every page makes a firm, surprising choice, whether you like it or not."
~ Booklist starred review

DELICATE MONSTERS
St. Martin's Press - 2015




Lee Bross:

FATES (writing as Lanie Bross)
Delacorte - 2014
"Readers who persevere will see Corinthe progressing toward an understanding of love as she slowly becomes more human and realizes that order and obedience might not be the paramount ideals of the universe. An interesting read for patient romantic-fantasy fans."
~ Kirkus

CHAOS (writing as Lanie Bross)
Delacorte - 2015







TANGLED WEBS
Disney/Hyperion - 2014







Sumayyah Daud:


BEGIN AGAIN
Dutton - 2014





Amy Lukavics:

DAUGHTERS UNTO DEVILS
Harlequin Teen - 2015





Kaitlin Ward:

BLEEDING EARTH
Egmont - 2015






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Kody Keplinger:

THE DUFF
Poppy/Little, Brown - 2010
"Edgy and compelling. I couldn't put it down!" ~Simone Elkeles, NTY bestselling author of Rules of Attraction "Sharp, hot, thoughtful, and searingly honest, The Duff is one of the best young adult novels to come along in ages." ~Elizabeth Scott, author of Living Dead Girl and The Unwritten Rule


    SHUT OUT
    Poppy/Little, Brown - 2011
    "[A]n honest portrayal of double standards among high school students; girls who clearly enjoy sex are considered sluts, boys with multiple sexual conquests are studs, and girls who maintain their virginity are teases." ~ School Library Journal


    A MIDSUMMER'S NIGHTMARE
    Poppy/Little, Brown - 2012
    "There's a lot to love about this story. Whitley's...a smart, assertive girl and a refreshing change from the passive, wryly observant heroines of non-paranormal fiction... With her third novel, this young author continues to evolve; a talent to watch." ~ Kirkus

    "Another stunner for this up-and-comer! ... Whitley may be the prickliest of her heroines yet, but readers will commiserate with her as she figures out what she wants - and how to get it."
    ~ Romantic Times (Top Pick)

    THE SWIFT BOYS AND ME
    Scholastic - 2014







    Veronica Roth:

    DIVERGENT
    HarperCollins - 2011
    “A taut and shiveringly exciting read! Tris is exactly the sort of unflinching and fierce heroine I love. I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough.”
    ~Melissa Marr, bestselling author of Wicked Lovely

    “DIVERGENT is a captivating, fascinating book that kept me in constant suspense and was never short on surprises. It will be a long time before I quit thinking about this haunting vision of the future.”
    ~James Dashner, author of The Maze Runner


    InsurgentINSURGENT
    HarperCollins - April 2012
    "Roth knows how to write... Roth keeps every chapter action-packed, moving Tris tantalizingly close to learning the secret her parents were fighting to unleash. The author has a subtle way of pulling readers into a scene (“The outside air.... smells green, the way a leaf does when you tear it in half”), and the novel’s love story, intricate plot, and unforgettable setting work in concert to deliver a novel that will rivet fans of the first book."
    Publishers Weekly

    "In this addictive sequel to the acclaimed Divergent... [Tris's] romance with Tobias is achingly tender and passionate, and her friends and enemies alike display a realistic spectrum of mixed motivations and conflicted choices. The unrelenting suspense piles pursuit upon betrayal upon torture upon pitched battles; the violence is graphic, grisly and shockingly indiscriminate... Anyone who read the first book was dying for this one months ago; they'll hardly be able to wait for the concluding volume."
    Kirkus

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    ALLEGIANT
    HarperCollins - October 2013
    “Roth’s plotting is...intelligent and complex. Dangers, suspicion, and tension lurk around every corner, and the chemistry between Tris and Tobias remains heart-poundingly real. This final installment will capture and hold attention until the divisive final battle has been waged.”
    ~ Publishers Weekly

    “The next big thing.”
    ~ Rolling Stone



    Phoebe North:

    STARGLASS
    Simon and Schuster - July 2013
    "Starglass is a richly imagined, beautifully written book. It's science fiction, mystery, and coming of age story all wrapped into one; creative but also firmly grounded in a real human experience, with all its loss, pain, and disillusionment—but also beauty, hope, and belonging. A wonderful story."
    ~ Veronica Roth, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Divergent

    Starglass is a poignantly written, gripping tale. I just loved it. I really enjoyed the political intrigue, the depth of the characters, the suspense, and the twists and turns, all with the backdrop of space and interstellar travel, which I love. It all felt so original. I can't wait for the sequel.”
    ~ James Dashner, New York Times bestselling author of The Maze Runner series

    "This richly textured first novel deserves to be widely read."
    ~ Publishers Weekly, starred review

    "A poignantly lovely frame story about leaving Earth and a lonely kid seeking something to invest in."
    ~ Kirkus

    "With its onion-skin layers of plots and subterfuge around issues of trust and loyalty—not to mention a very strong writing style—this stellar debut should have strong interest from dystopian fans. Hand to fans of Maria V. Snyder or Beth Revis."
    ~ Booklist

    "While there are certainly strong science-fiction overtones and dystopian influences, the claustrophobic nature of the ship grounds the characterization. This book offers an excellent resource to support diversity as marriage equality and LGBT issues are a dominant factor in the narrative, making it more interesting than many similar titles."
    ~ School Library Journal

    “Immersive and compelling, Starglass is sci-fi with both brains and heart. Terra’s search for belonging and authentic human connection is one to savor.”
    ~ Lenore Appelhans, author of Level 2

    “Murder, rebellion, and spaceships done right: Phoebe North’s Starglass gave me the best kind of chills. I can’t wait to see what the sequel has in store.”
    ~ Jodi Meadows, author of Incarnate



    STARBREAK
    Simon and Schuster - July 2014








    Michelle Schusterman:


    The I HEART BAND series
    Penguin - January 2014
    ~ "Young musicians will be right at home with all the band details debut author Schusterman includes, and she’s just as on target when it comes to strained friendships, budding crushes, and science quizzes, too... Readers should be eager to check out Friends, Fugues, and Fortune Cookies, available simultaneously."
    ~ Publishers Weekly

    "Believable, age-appropriate conflict and a plausible resolution make for an entertaining outing in the first of this band-related series. A cacophony of the emotional bumps of early adolescence that also perfectly captures the merits of band programs, this effort should appeal even to middle school girls who aren’t already musicians."
    ~ Kirkus

    "Best book ever!"
    ~ Thomas Hart


    THE EX-KAT FILES
    Penguin - 2015

    MAUDEVILLE
    Egmont - 2016