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All That’s New in YA Fiction

[wptabs] [wptabtitle]2015 YA Fiction Release Dates[/wptabtitle] [wptabcontent] New YA Book Releases Welcome to the Readers Lane home of young adult fiction! Here is where we'll tell you what's coming out — and what we think about it (we can't resist offering an opinion). Find new titles, new authors, and new installments in your favorite series. You'll find 2015 release dates here and you can tab over to find more YA news from Readers Lane. Week of August 24 Another Day, by David Levithan (August 25) — In this companion novel to body-switching romance Every Day, we learn Rhiannon's side of the [...]

2016-12-31T17:53:51-07:00April 13th, 2015|Tags: , , , , , |

Top 10 YA Fiction of 2014

If there’s one thing you should know about us at Readers Lane, it’s that we’re unapologetic fans of YA fiction. And why not? Top-shelf YA fiction is full of realistically flawed characters, challenging situations, magical adventure, and emotional truths — just like “adult” fiction. Here are some of our favorite picks from 2014. Add them to your wishlist, suggest them to your book club, and read them right away! And don't forget to check out our top 2014 fiction and nonfiction lists, too. The Glass Sentence (The Mapmakers Trilogy) Author: S. E. Grove The first of a forthcoming trilogy, The [...]

2016-12-31T17:58:26-07:00December 24th, 2014|Tags: , , , , |

Shatter Me

Drippy Dystopian Romance Author: Tahereh Mafi The Hunger Games were destined to spawn countless copycat Young Adult dystopian novels.  That's not really a bad thing.  Strong heroines, brave resistance to tyranny, a solid story from beginning to end - all good.  Unfortunately, grabbing a post-apocalyptic setting and tacking on a more typical and cliched "teen book" is a lot easier than borrowing the more complex elements of The Hunger Games.  Shatter Me has a smattering of originality in places, leaving it many steps above sparkling vampires, but stumbles into too many trite potholes to be a worthy dystopian successor to [...]

2016-12-31T17:57:28-07:00April 16th, 2012|Tags: , , , , , |