A lovely story about accepting change and chaos. Sometimes we can make the best plans and things will still go awry-but as Julia learns, that's why we have friends and family to help us put things back together again. Hatke's illustrations of fantastical creatures are gorgeous and so is kind, determined Julia.
A tense, electric novel about a teen girl swept up by a predatory musician. Enchanted Jones is a talented, kind-hearted, and smart protagonist, and it physically hurts as you read to know that her innocence and naivety are working against her best interests when it comes to the monstrous man who ensares her. This is a portrait of misognyoir in America that cannot and shoud not be ignored. Jackson throws more powerful punches with each novel she writes and is surely making her way to the lise of YA greats.
A brilliantly nerdy rom-com about being yourself with effervescent joy. Yoon is the master of teen-talk and I loved these characters like I loved my friends in high school. Sunny Dae, fake rock star and geek extraordinaire, is the kind of teen male protagonist who reads realistically, through every ill-conceived plan and rock-star salute. I love him and I love Super Fake Love Song.
This tale has shape-shifting, ancient curses, and a darkly enchated wood, but most importantly, the world is effortlessly queer and diverse in a way that feels both classic and modern. Cerys and Fox are the kind of witty, squabbling friends-to-lovers pair that I adore, and both grow so beautifully over the course of the novel. More, more, more!