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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Annie Barrows

Annie Barrows

Annie Barrows’ young adult novel following the story of two ordinary teenage girls, NOTHING (Greenwillow), was published in 2017. (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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Ronica Davis

Ronica Davis

Ronica Davis’ forthcoming debut novel WHEN THE STARS LEAD TO YOU (Little, Brown Children’s) is a contemporary YA about an intense first-love romance complicated by marginalization, mental illness, and prejudice. (CF)

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Bethany Frenette

Bethany Frenette

Bethany Frenette is the author if the fantastic YA dark fantasy trilogy DARK STAR, which includes the titles DARK STAR, BURN BRIGHT, and FIRE FALL (Hyperion). (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 (Knopf Books for Young Readers), is a funny and poignant reimagining of the epic of Beowulf as a prank war between teen neighbors. (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

Lisa O’ Kane is the author of ESSENCE (Strange Chemistry), a captivating tale 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. (HB)

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Sarah Prineas

Sarah Prineas

Sarah Prineas has created a captivating feminist retelling of the fairytale classic, Cinderella, with her book ASH AND BRAMBLE (HarperTeen) and its sequel ROSE AND THORN (HarperTeen). (CB)