KNEEL Candace Buford’s debut novel (and love letter to Colin Kaepernick) has a new discussion guide, which can be downloaded here. This debut novel is perfect for contemporary YA and sports fans alike and has already scored two STARRED reviews from Kirkus and Booklist. Justice is a team sport. Join the conversation.
Love Dorian Gray? Then you won’t want to miss Jessica S. Olson’s A FORGERY OF ROSES [Inkyard Press, March 2022], a lush new YA fantasy novel with an art-based magic system, romance, and murder. Says Kirkus in a STARRED REVIEW: “Magic, romance, and mystery intertwine in this stand-alone historical fantasy…. This effortless blend of fantasy, sisterly love, sweet romance, and murder mystery is a gorgeous take on Oscar Wilde’s The Picture (read more…)
THE KEEPER OF NIGHT [Inkyard Press, Oct. 12] by Kylie Lee Baker has just received another GLOWING review! This one from School Library Journal, which had this to say about this YA historical fantasy set in 1890s Japan: “A triumphant debut, this thrilling fantasy tackles death, clad with a heroine unafraid to wrench a soul from the depths of a being and venture to the darkest of underworlds. A must (read more…)
In their recent review for Jacquelyn Mitchard’s THE GOOD SON [MIRA Books, Jan. 18], Booklist says that the story of a community rocked by the release of a 21-yr-old from prison (told from the POV of his fiercely loving but conflicted mother), offers “just the sort of plot twist fans of popular and crime fiction crave…. [T]he timely topic will draw teen interest.” Want to see if the title is right for your teen readers? (read more…)