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  • Six Royally Magical Young Adult Series

    satisfying relationship growth. 04 The Folk of the Air series by Holly Black The Folk of the Air is a young adult fantasy trilogy from Holly Black.

  • Six Royally Magical Young Adult Series

    satisfying relationship growth. 04 The Folk of the Air series by Holly Black The Folk of the Air is a young adult fantasy trilogy from Holly Black. Have you read any or all of these magical young adult mysteries related to royalty?

  • Six Fantastic Stand-Alone Young Adult Books

    Aren't young adult books just the best? Young adult is one of my favorite genres to read for fun and to edit. Some other Bossy Bookworm Greedy Reading Lists you might like featuring young adult books: Six Royally Adult. What are your favorite young adult books that make you delight in feeling all the feelings?

  • Six Newish Young Adult Mysteries I Want to Read

    Is this kind of a young adult fiction version of the Serial podcast? I'm really hoping so. Two hundred years in the past, Leila is a young Muslim woman struggling to survive. #youngadult, #mystery, #series Any young adult mysteries you've enjoyed lately? There are many recent-ish young adult mysteries that sound intriguing, and I had a little trouble narrowing Where was this embarrassment of young-adult-mystery riches when I was actually a young adult?

  • Review of Fable by Adrienne Young

    I loved this first installment of Young's two-book series, which features pirates, a brave young heroine There's a freckle-faced young lady staring unflinchingly at the reader from the striking cover of Adrienne Young's young adult fantasy book--with a pirate ship reflected in her blue, blue eye. After a terrible storm that took her mother's life, young Fable was abandoned by her father, who's a pirates, a little forbidden romance, a handful of interestingly dysfunctional relationships, a plucky young

  • Review of The Unmaking of June Farrow by Adrienne Young

    Young builds a story of traveling through time and of shimmers of other realities that might have been Adrienne Young is also the author of Fable, its sequel Namesake, and The Last Legacy, loosely set in

  • Review of Uncultured: A Memoir by Daniella Mestyanek Young

    Young offers a brutally honest behind-the-scenes look at the systematic abuse she suffered in The Children Daniella Mestyanek Young grew up the daughter of high-ranking members of The Children of God cult in At age 15, after years of excruciating systematic suffering, Young escaped to Texas, enrolled in school Young's pain in both avenues is substantial and horrifying, and she is brutally honest. Yet Uncultured is primarily an affecting account of Young's impressive perseverance, hard-fought growth

  • Review of Young Mungo by Douglas Stuart

    Young Mungo offers a striking story of disappointment, abuse, Protestant-Catholic conflict, and a young In his second novel, Young Mungo, Douglas Stuart offers the story of a working-class Glasgow family and The story of Young Mungo largely alternates between an intensely disturbing, extended situation involving abuse, neglect, and danger and the blossoming of a forbidden young love, the vulnerability of allowing Young Mungo explores ideas of masculinity and loyalty, a gay relationship forged in an intensely unforgiving

  • Review of The Last Legacy by Adrienne Young

    In Young's story, loosely set in the world of her Fable series, strong young Bryn fights for her own I originally saw this listed as the third book in Adrienne Young's Fable series, but I don’t see that I was thrilled to find that Young's wonderful, signature strong-young-female protagonist-in-a-man's-world Click here for my review of Adrienne Young's Fable, and click here for my review of the second book in Young is also the author of Sky in the Deep and The Girl the Sea Gave back, both in the Sky and Sea series

  • Review of Namesake by Adrienne Young

    I love Young's tone and her characters. Namesake is the second and, sadly, final book in Young's duology about the wonderfully strong, ruthless , clever young seafaring woman, Fable. I love Young's tone and the characters she's created in this series. I wish there were a third book in this series coming from Young.

  • Review of I Hope This Doesn't Find You by Ann Liang

    Ann Liang's newest young adult rom-com pits high school nemeses against each other: one relentless perfectionist This young adult story is sweet and fun; the pacing often feels somewhat slapstick and frantic--as is nemeses--minus the emails) reminded me in some ways of Rachel Lynn Solomon's Today Tonight Tomorrow, a young adult story I loved. I fell in love with Ann Liang's fake-dating young adult novel This Time It's Real, read it in one rainy

  • Review of Boys I Know by Anna Gracia

    Gracia's young adult debut digs into teenaged June's messy, sometimes disastrous, and ultimately heartwarming Anna Gracia's young adult novel centers around high schooler June Chu. You can check out my Bossy reviews of other young adult novels here.

  • Review of Truly Devious (Truly Devious #1) by Maureen Johnson

    ICYMI: This is the first in Johnson's young adult series, set in a boarding school in rural Vermont, with compelling past and present mysteries and bright young Stevie Bell on the case(s). "...no one was You might also like the young adult mysteries One of Us Is Lying, One of Us Is Next, and the stellar If you like young adult books, you might be interested in the titles that make up the Greedy Reading Lists Six Royally Magical Young Adult Series and Six Fantastic Stand-Alone Young Adult Books.

  • Review of Silver in the Bone (Silver in the Bone #1) by Alexandra Bracken

    Alternative Arthurian legends twist through this first in a young adult fantasy series, but what hooked In Alexandra Bracken's young adult novel Silver in the Bone, sorceresses and dark magical beings populate Bone, with its Arthurian references, during the same period I was reading another (very different) young adult book with references to Arthur and his court, Legendborn. Bracken's story offered sassy banter that I loved, a great enemies-to-(not-quite)-lovers setup, a strong young

  • Review of One of Us Is Back (One of Us Is Lying #3) by Karen M. McManus

    This third book in McManus's young-adult mystery series keeps the surprises coming, ties new twists into I listened to this third installment in Karen McManus's young adult One of Us Is Lying mystery series they say they are; old mysteries come to light and complicate things dramatically; and yet again the young One Of Us Is Back offers more Bayview intrigue and young love, family conflict and growth, and builds

  • Review of Better Than the Movies by Lynn Painter

    I LOVED this young adult book. Lynn Painter's adorable young adult rom-com Better Than the Movies is about Liz Buxbaum, a fabulously Painter shapes believable young characters and I cared about their lives. the growth, the banter, the heartbreaking, heartwarming growth, the fun--this is basically a perfect young adult romantic comedy.

  • Review of Gwen & Art Are Not in Love by Lex Croucher

    Lex Croucher's queer medieval rom-com--the author's debut young-adult novel--is an absolute gem; it's This didn't feel strictly young adult to me, although it's certainly romantic without being explicit

  • Review of Tokyo Ever After by Emiko Jean

    Emiko Jean's young adult light fiction is delightful, youthful, sometimes wonderfully silly, and heartwarming Emiko Jean's young adult light fiction Tokyo Ever After is the story of Izumi (Izzy) Tanaka, an everyday For other great young adult books, you might try the titles on the Greedy Reading List Six Fantastic Stand-Alone Young Adult Books. And for young adult royal stories, try Six Royally Magical Young Adult Series.

  • Review of Woke Up Like This by Amy Lea

    Some of the small moments didn't feel real to me, and the story felt like it was young adult--which I Living in a grown-up's house, holding down a job, having an adult life. T. seem to have been thrown forward in time and into the thick of young adulthood. But why? Some of the small moments didn't work for me here, and the book felt like a young adult read to me (but

  • Three Books I'm Reading Now, 11/27/23 Edition

    Pam Zhang's dystopian story Land of Milk and Honey; and I'm reading a young adult, lighthearted story I was distracted by the ultra-dramatic young-adult teen angst and clumsy dialogue, yet the promise of

  • Review of The Project by Courtney Summers

    Summers's young adult fiction begins with a fascinating premise--sisters are torn apart by tragedy and My book club recently read this suspenseful young adult book by Courtney Summers. In The Project, Lo and Bea are young sisters whose parents die in a car accident. In a classic Mom-Reads-a-Young-Adult-Book disconnect, I found myself repeatedly distracted by Lo's jarringly Summers is also the author of Sadie, Some Girls Are, This Is Not a Test, and other young adult books.

  • Three Books I'm Reading Now, 9/26/22 Edition

    The Books I'm Reading Now I'm currently reading three fantasy titles: one young adult novel to be published I'm reading Spells for Forgetting, the newest young adult novel from Adrienne Young, author of Fable and Namesake; I'm reading In the Serpent's Wake, the second in the great young adult Tess of the Road 01 Spells for Forgetting by Adrienne Young When Emery Blackwood's best friend was killed and Emery's Click here to check out my reviews of Young's books Fable and Namesake (a duology) as well as The Last

  • Review of See You Yesterday by Rachel Lynn Solomon

    Rachel Lynn Solomon crafts another sweet, quirky, funny, romantic young adult story that plays with time and irresistible premises that play with time, as in her Groundhog Day -type setup for this romantic young adult story. Solomon is also the author of The Ex Talk, Weather Girl, and the wonderful young adult Today Tonight prepublication digital edition of this book (published last week) courtesy of Simon & Schuster Books for Young

  • Three Books I'm Reading Now, 4/3/23 Edition

    reading the newest book by Curtis Sittenfeld, Romantic Comedy, to be published April 4; I'm reading a young adult fantasy novel of Arthurian legend, Silver in the Bone, by Alexandra Bracken, also scheduled for Comedy will be published April 4. 02 Silver in the Bone by Alexandra Bracken In Alexandra Bracken's young adult novel Silver in the Bone, sorceresses and dark magical beings populate the underground beneath prepublication edition of this book courtesy of NetGalley, Random House Children's, and Knopf Books for Young

  • Review of The Vanishing Stair (Truly Devious #2) by Maureen Johnson

    ICYMI: The second in Johnson's young adult mystery series offers growing friendships, determined sleuthing , and young detectives' inspiration and instincts. Johnson also wrote the young adult Shades of London series, which is based on Jack the Ripper's crimes

  • Review of You Wouldn't Dare by Samantha Markum

    Samantha Markum's young adult novel is set in a small town in the Florida Keys, with plenty of teen angst I received an electronic version of this young adult title courtesy of NetGalley and St.

  • Three Books I'm Reading Now, 11/28/22 Edition

    different lives in two eras and forced to choose; and I'm reading The Box in the Woods, a stand-alone young adult mystery from Maureen Johnson that features smart, determined Stevie Bell from the Truly Devious Train by Amita Parikh In Amita Parikh's upcoming (to be published December 6) novel The Circus Train, a young adult mystery from Maureen Johnson. Maureen Johnson also wrote the young adult Shades of London series, which is based on Jack the Ripper's

  • Three Books I'm Reading Now, 3/27/23 Edition

    The Books I'm Reading Now I'm reading Amy Harmon's Revolutionary War-set historical fiction about a young Holes's nonfiction book Unmasked, about his career solving cold cases; and I'm reading Samantha Markum's young adult You Wouldn't Dare, about summer turmoil, young love, and betrayal, to be published March 28. When her father disappears, abandoning the family, young Deborah is sent to serve as an indentured servant I received an electronic version of this young adult title, scheduled for publication March 28, courtesy

  • Review of Finlay Donovan Knocks 'Em Dead by Elle Cosimano

    She's struggling both emotionally and financially as she tries to support her two young children. One of my favorite elements is how Finlay, a mom of two very young children, is absolutely irresistible Cosimano is also the author of the young adult mystery series Nearly Gone, the young adult fantasy series Seasons of the Storm, and the young adult books Holding Smoke and The Suffering Tree.

  • Review of The Box in the Woods (Truly Devious #4) by Maureen Johnson

    The Box in the Woods is another smart, funny, intriguing young adult mystery from Maureen Johnson. Stevie is recruited by a young entrepreneur with a passion for true-crime podcasts to revisit a murder (And Nate might even be writing again, if his irritating young superfan camper Lucas has anything to Maureen Johnson also wrote the young adult Shades of London series, which is based on Jack the Ripper's

  • Review of Legend (Legend #1) by Marie Lu

    In Marie Lu's young adult dystopian series starter Legend, the Republic and Colonies war with each other , a plague separates the haves from the have-nots, and young people fighting to find out the truth might In Marie Lu's young adult Legend, the first in the dystopian series of the same name, the west of the Lu is the author of multiple young adult series (Legend, Warcross, The Young Elites, and Skyhunter) as well as the stand-alone adult novel The Kingdom of Back.

  • Three Books I'm Reading Now, 1/9/23 Edition

    Kingdom, the first in Tahereh Mafi's series inspired by Persian mythology; and I'm reading Erin Stewart's young adult novel The Words We Keep. Threads, is scheduled for publication next month. 03 The Words We Keep by Erin Stewart In Erin Stewart's young adult novel The Words We Keep, Lily has been trying to hold it all together since walking in on her

  • Three Books I'm Reading Now, 1/1/24 Edition

    revisits characters and places from her Folk of the Air trilogy; and I'm reading the upcoming (January 9) young adult rom-com Dungeons and Drama, about a young woman with Broadway aspirations and the nerdy game store of Nothing; I mentioned the Folk of the Air trilogy in the Greedy Reading List Six Royally Magical Young Adult Series. 03 Dungeons and Drama by Kristy Boyce Riley wants to bring back her school's spring musical

  • Three Books I'm Reading Now, 4/17/23 Edition

    Emily Henry's Happy Place, scheduled for release April 25; and I'm reading the first in Tracy Deonn's young adult fantasy series, Legendborn. Legendborn is the first in Tracy Deonn's young adult Legendborn Cycle series.

  • Review of Tokyo Dreaming (Tokyo Ever After #2) by Emiko Jean

    In the second book in Emiko Jean's fun young adult series, princess Izzy balances pressures, privilege In Emiko Jean's young adult story Tokyo Ever After, we met Izumi (Izzy) Tanaka, an everyday, average The biggest news is that her parents--once young star-crossed lovers, now mature grown-ups ready to build

  • Review of Swift the Storm, Fierce the Flame by Meg Long

    The sequel to Long's young adult fantasy/science fiction debut Cold the Night, Fast the Wolves takes Long's first novel was Cold the Night, Fast the Wolves, a science fiction novel about Sena, a tough young Years earlier, Remy failed to protect her young charge, and now she's determined to locate the grown-up young woman and secure her safety. You might like other young adult books I've reviewed on the site; you can check them out here.

  • Review of Girl One by Sara Flannery Murphy

    Young adult Josie's origins--specifically her immaculate conception--have overshadowed everything else Young adult Josie is Girl One, the first of nine baby girls who were famously conceived without male When her mother disappears, Josie begins to track down the other Girls, and together the young women Both of the books felt like young adult reads to me.

  • May Wrap-Up: My Favorite Reads of the Month

    adult rom-com about fake relationships, allowing vulnerability, and living as your true self; and Silver in the Bone, the first in Alexandra Bracken's young adult fantasy series of the same name, which offers In Ann Liang's young adult rom-com This Time It's Real, when seventeen-year-old Eliza's class essay about adult fantasy series, but what hooked me was the fearless, hardened, fiercely loyal, savvy, and crafty In Alexandra Bracken's young adult novel Silver in the Bone, sorceresses and dark magical beings populate

  • Review of Down Comes the Night by Allison Saft

    I adored the romantic setup and seemingly ill-fated attraction in Saft's young adult fantasy-mystery, I loved the setup of Saft's romantic young adult fantasy novel Down Comes the Night. The great young adult fantasy elements are all in place here: magic, healing, a defiant main protagonist Saft is also the author of another romantic young adult fantasy novel, A Far Wilder Magic. I loved her character-building, her balance with the young romance, her fantastic, detailed setting,

  • Review of Instructions for Dancing by Nicola Yoon

    This light fiction young adult novel offers (reluctant) romance, best friendships, dance lessons, glimpses In the newest young adult book by Nicola Yoon, Evie Thomas is reeling from her parents' divorce--and Nicola Yoon is also the author of the wonderful young adult books Everything, Everything and The Sun

  • Three Books I'm Reading Now, 1/29/24 Edition

    historical fiction story with magical elements; I'm reading the wonderful Ann Liang's soon-to-be-published young adult rom-com, I Hope This Doesn't Find You; and I'm listening to a historical fiction mystery based , Del Rey. 02 I Hope This Doesn't Find You by Ann Liang I fell in love with Ann Liang's fake-dating young adult novel This Time It's Real, read it in one rainy afternoon, and included it in my Greedy Reading

  • Review of Steelstriker (Skyhunter #2) by Marie Lu

    In Skyhunter, the first book in Marie Lu's young adult Skyhunter duology, Lu offered complex motivations Lu, a former artist in the video game industry, has written multiple young adult series (Legend, Warcross , The Young Elites, and Skyhunter) as well as the stand-alone adult novel The Kingdom of Back.

  • Six Favorite Bossy Fantasy Reads from the Past Year

    In Skyhunter, the first book in Marie Lu's young adult Skyhunter duology, Lu offered complex motivations In Blanchet's young adult fantasy debut, Herrick's End, Ollie's only friend Gwen has disappeared. In this young adult novel, the first in a magical fairy tale duology from Elizabeth Lim, main protagonist adult story follows irresistible, hardheaded, wonderfully faulted Tess as she breaks from rigid medieval powers (yet maintains her new, successful career as a children's author--with promise of becoming an adult

  • Review of One of Us Is Next by Karen M. McManus

    This is a great, character-driven sequel to McManus’s young adult mystery One of Us Is Lying. Last year, in McManus's great young adult mystery One of Us Is Lying, the Bayview Four cut through the

  • Three Books I'm Reading Now, 5/23/22 Edition

    The Books I'm Reading Now I'm reading See You Yesterday, the recent young adult novel that plays with The Groundhog Day -type setup for this playful, romantic young adult story is irresistible. prepublication digital edition of this book (published last week) courtesy of Simon & Schuster Books for Young Solomon is also the author of The Ex Talk, Weather Girl, and the young adult Today Tonight Tomorrow. Walsh's The Love of My Life, Emma is a marine biologist who's devoted to her husband Leo and their young

  • Review of Cold the Night, Fast the Wolves by Meg Long

    I was hooked by Meg Long's debut young adult science fiction novel about tough young Sena, her skittish In Meg Long's debut, the young adult science fiction novel Cold the Night, Fast the Wolves, young Sena When Sena finds herself desperately on the run from certain death, she and her injured young fighting

  • Review of The Stolen Heir (Stolen Heir #1) by Holly Black

    Nothing; I mentioned the great Folk of the Air trilogy in the Greedy Reading List Six Royally Magical Young Adult Series.

  • Review of Legendborn (The Legendborn Cycle #1) by Tracy Deonn

    The first in the series sets up a strong young Black heroine who bucks tradition as she explores her Legendborn, with its Arthurian references, during the same period I was reading another (very different) young adult book with references to Arthur and his court, Silver in the Bone. independent network of magic, inheritance, bucking expectations, and pending danger for her strong young Legendborn is the first in Tracy Deonn's young adult Legendborn Cycle series.

  • September Wrap-Up: My Favorite Reads of the Month

    adult light fiction is delightful, youthful, sometimes wonderfully silly, and heartwarming. Emiko Jean's young adult light fiction Tokyo Ever After is the story of Izumi (Izzy) Tanaka, an everyday For other great young adult books, you might try the titles on the Greedy Reading List Six Fantastic Stand-Alone Young Adult Books. And for more young adult stories about royalty, you might try Six Royally Magical Young Adult Series.

  • My Bossy Favorite Reads of the Summer

    01 Better Than the Movies by Lynn Painter I LOVED this young adult book. Lynn Painter's adorable young adult rom-com Better Than the Movies is about Liz Buxbaum, a fabulously the growth, the banter, the heartbreaking, heartwarming growth, the fun--this is basically a perfect young adult romantic comedy. In Ann Liang's young adult rom-com This Time It's Real, when seventeen-year-old Eliza's class essay about

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