Young Adult

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Becky Allen

Becky Allen

Becky Allen’s first young adult fantasy novel, BOUND BY BLOOD AND SAND (Delacorte), addresses issues of power and justice as it follows a slave leading her people to revolution. (HB)

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Rebecca Barrow

Rebecca Barrow

Rebecca Barrow writes stories about girls and all the wonders they can be. Her debut contemporary young adult novel YOU DON’T KNOW ME BUT I KNOW YOU (HarperTeen) will be released in summer 2017. (JJB)

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Annie Barrows

Annie Barrows

Annie Barrows’ first young adult novel, NOTHING, the story of two ordinary teenage girls, was recently sold to Greenwillow at auction. (LD)

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Kat Beyer

Kat Beyer

Author of THE DEMON CATCHERS OF MILAN, which is about a girl who must travel to Italy to learn the secret of her dangerous family business of exorcism (Egmont). (CB)

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Bethany Frenette

Bethany Frenette

Her YA dark fantasy trilogy DARK STAR sold to Hyperion at auction in a mid-six-figure deal. (CB)

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Rosamund Hodge

Rosamund Hodge

Rosamund Hodge writes young adult fantasy novels and fairytale retellings, including CRUEL BEAUTY and CRIMSON BOUND (Balzer & Bray/HarperCollins), and her most recent series – a two-book reimagining of Romeo and Juliet in a fantasy world – which is introduced with BRIGHT SMOKE, COLD FIRE (Balzer & Bray). (HB)

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Ariel Kaplan

Ariel Kaplan

Ariel Kaplan’s debut novel from Knopf, GRENDEL’S GUIDE TO LOVE AND WAR, is a funny and poignant reimagining of the epic of Beowulf as a prank war between teen neighbors (Knopf Books for Young Readers). (HB)

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Rachel Neumeier

Rachel Neumeier

YA fantasy author of KEEPER OF THE MIST and THE FLOATING ISLANDS, which was selected as one of ALA’s 2012 Best Fiction for Young Adults, a Junior Library Guild Selection, and a Kirkus Best of 2011 Selection (Knopf Children’s). (CB)

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Lisa O’Kane

Lisa O’Kane

Debut author of ESSENCE, in which a girl escapes from a cult to join a utopian community of thrill-seekers living in the ruins of Yosemite National Park, only to find there are dark secrets under her new home’s beautiful surface (Strange Chemistry). (HB)

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Sarah Prineas

Sarah Prineas

The author of ASH AND BRAMBLE, the feminist retelling of Cinderella and its sequel, ROSE AND THORN. (CB)