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I love Tara Sim and her books, and have featured her multiple times with The City of Dusk, Ravage the Dark, Scavange the Stars, Chainbreaker and Timekeeper. Her newest novel, WE SHALL BE MONSTERS debuted on June 25, 2024.   After…
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The last time I featured Katy Rose Pool, her debut novel, There Will Come a Darkness had just come out. Katy has now published a few other books, the latest of which, MASQUERADE OF THE HEART, is the second and final installment in her Garden…
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I WISH YOU WOULD by Eva Des Lauriers

I always love a good YA friends to enemies to lovers romance, so when I met Eva Des Lauriers at a book event and heard about her debut, I WISH YOU WOULD, which came out last Tuesday, May 21, 2024, I couldn't wait to feature it.   It’s…
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FORGIVE ME NOT by Jennifer Baker

I met Jennifer Baker at a writing retreat and I always thought she had such beautiful writing. Her debut YA novel, FORGIVE ME NOT, is not only both captivating and engaging,  it also offers an informative and critical lens into juvenile justice…
Shannon Dittemore
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REBEL, BRAVE AND BRUTAL by Shannon Dittemore

Back in 2020, I featured Shannon Dittemore's YA Fantasy WINTER, WHITE, AND WICKED. The sequel, REBEL, BRAVE AND BRUTAL, is currently set to debut on January 10, 2023:   Sylvi Quine, the best rig driver on Layce, has braved the dangers…
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WHO WE WERE IN THE DARK by Jessica Taylor

Jessica Taylor always writes compelling young adult stories with memorable characters, and I was lucky to feature her here and here. Her newest novel, WHO WE WERE IN THE DARK, came out on July 5, 2022:   Donner Lake is famous for…
Jamie Pacton author

LUCKY GIRL by Jamie Pacton

I was so intrigued by the premise of Jamie Pacton's contemporary YA LUCKY GIRL that I had to feature it. Jamie Pacton also has a YA fantasy, THE VERMILLION EMPORIUM, with an expected publication date of November 1, 2022.   58,642,129.…
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SCOUT'S HONOR by Lily Anderson

Back in 2018, I was lucky to feature Lily Anderson's book NOT NOW, NOT EVER. She's great at penning YA paranormal horror, and ner newest book, SCOUT'S HONOR, is no exception: Sixteen-year-old Prudence Perry is a legacy Ladybird Scout, born…

SQUAD by Maggie Tokuda-Hall, illustrated by Lisa Sterle

When I saw Maggie Tokuda-Hall talk about her YA Graphic Novel SQUAD on a panel, I had to feature it. She also has a new picture book, LOVE IN THE LIBRARY.   When Becca transfers to a high school in an elite San Francisco suburb, she’s…

DIG TWO GRAVES by Gretchen McNeil

I saw Gretchen McNeil at this year's YALLWEST festival, and I also featured her here and here. She is one of today's best writers in YA horror and suspense, and her newest book, DIG TWO GRAVES, came out on April 26,2022: I did my part, BFF.…