All in a Day: YA That Takes Place in 24 Hours

Column by Riki Cleveland July 25, 2017
These six YA novels pack an enormous amount of action and drama, and a year’s worth of emotion into a mere day, and we dare you to put them down before binge reading in the same amount of time.
Bookshots: 'Coin Heist' by Elisa Ludwig

Bookshots: 'Coin Heist' by Elisa Ludwig

Review by Bart Bishop
A review of Elisa Ludwig's young adult novel 'Coin Heist.'

Darth Trump and Princess Hillary: How Claudia Gray's 'Star Wars: Bloodline' Mirrors the 2016 Election Year

Column by Bart Bishop August 10, 2016
A look at Claudia Gray's 'Star Wars: Bloodline', a novel that manages to be about the current election year without boring readers to tears.
Bookshots: 'The Fire Sermon' by Francesca Haig

Bookshots: 'The Fire Sermon' by Francesca Haig

Review by Stephanie Bonjack March 9, 2015
Book one of a dystopian trilogy set 400 years after a massive nuclear war. There's danger, characters on the run, and young love.

Sneaking Around in YA: 6 Kickass Female Spies

Column by Riki Cleveland February 18, 2015
Whether they're fighting crime in the halls of the local high school, or fending off the the bad guys in Cold-war Russia, these girls know how to kick butt and take some names.

The Lost Boys of YA: Are Young Men Reading Less?

Column by Leah Dearborn January 27, 2015
Research reports that guys read fewer books of any genre and boys of every age group have scored worse than girls on reading tests for the last three decades. Why?

Embracing Diversity in YA Literature: Six Titles to Get You Started

Column by Riki Cleveland September 30, 2014
There’s never been a better time to explore young adult novels that are raising the bar with a rich and diverse cast of characters.

6 YA Novels That Deal With Mental Health

Column by Riki Cleveland August 25, 2014
A look at six young adult novels that explore the tough topic of mental health.

Openly Gay in YA: Four Characters You Need to Know Now

Column by Riki Cleveland April 30, 2014
The four openly gay characters in young adult literature that you need to know now.
“Publishers think teenagers don't want to read about sex”  - Darren Shan

“Publishers Think Teenagers Don't Want to Read About Sex”

News by Dean Fetzer September 30, 2013
Darren Shan, author of the ‘Zom-B’ series and ‘Cirque du Freak’, says publishers of YA fiction think gory violence is fine, but sex is a no-no, particularly for teenage boys. Huh?!?
YA Fiction Increasingly Targeted by the Book Censors

YA Fiction Increasingly Targeted by the Book Censors

News by Dean Fetzer September 24, 2013
The American Library Association has revealed that attempts to ban books are “increasingly driven by the desire to protect teenagers from tales of sex, drugs and suicide in young adult fiction”.

We Survived The Apocalypse And 10 Other Reasons 2013 Is Going To Rule

Column by Meredith Borders January 4, 2013
Meredith lists the ten books she's most anticipating in 2013. What are yours?