Harlequin for Libraries

Harlequin for Libraries

Category: Teen

We’re doubling down on Aden Polydoros‘s acclaimed YA novel THE CITY BEAUTIFUL [Inkyard Press, Oct. 5] with another two starred reviews, bringing the book up to a whopping four starred reviews! Check out the latest raves, this time from School Library Journal and Booklist: “Polydoros doesn’t hold back with this heavy, dark, and gritty story that explores the immigrant experience in a unique way. While firmly a historical fiction title, this genre-bending novel (read more…)

The Keeper of Night

Here’s another YA genre-bender receiving raves. In its STARRED REVIEW, Kirkus has this to say of Kylie Lee Baker’s THE KEEPER OF NIGHT [Inkyard Press, Oct. 12]: “This dark historical fantasy seamlessly weaves Japanese folklore and magic into its storyline. Perfectly paced, it is filled with action, horrific death, mysterious motives, and raw emotions….The story also touches on racism, ableism, self-acceptance, and finding one’s place in the world. The descriptive (read more…)

So…is it historical fiction? Or YA fantasy and Jewish folklore? Maybe a thriller-slash-murder mystery? Incredibly…the answer is all of the above. Check out the starred reviews for Aden Polydoros’s THE CITY BEAUTIFUL [Inkyard Press, Oct. 5] as bestowed by Publishers Weekly and Bookpage: “Polydoros seamlessly blends a murder mystery with Jewish folklore in this haunting historical fantasy…. Readers looking for finely wrought historical fiction with fully realized characters and a (read more…)


KNEEL (Inkyard Press, Sept. 14), Candace Buford’s debut novel (and love letter to Colin Kaepernick) has already scored two STARRED reviews. Check out the love that Kirkus and Booklist have for the debut novel perfect for contemporary YA and sports fans alike: “Readers must navigate the complex ethics that inform a principled activist stance. Debut author Buford delivers a novel that bridges the mighty dreams of Last Chance U with (read more…)

It’s not too late to register to see author/agent Eric Smith on the Summer Lovin’ panel this morning at SLJTeen Live! He’ll speak on his magical YA rom-com YOU CAN GO YOUR OWN WAY [Inkyard press, Nov. 2]. Registration is free. Update: and if you missed it, have no fear. While you’re at it, be sure to request a DRC of YOU CAN GO YOUR OWN WAY on Netgalley here. (read more…)