Caitlin White is Lead Books Writer for Bustle. She has her master's in Publishing & Writing from Emerson College. Though she's Bostonian-born, she's Canadian-wifed. Big fan of YA novels, football, novelty tights, and the serial comma.
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19 YA Books Coming Out This Month — Including The Last 'Red Queen' Book

If Memorial Day is the unofficial kickoff to summer, the rest of May is definitely the kickoff to summer reading. This month is full of great new young adult novels — so full that narrowing down to a hefty 19 picks for best YA books of May has been e…
By Caitlin White

The Best YA Books Coming Out In April — Including The Sequel To 'Love, Simon'

Let's get to the bottom line first: Everyone is ready for zombies to attack this April. Justina Ireland's insanely anticipated (for good reason), Civil War-era zombie story Dread Nation is finally almost here. But those aren't the only zombies coming…
By Caitlin White

This YA Novel Explores The Grief After The Death Of A Parent – & You Can Start Reading Now

You know when you get a song stuck in your head and you find yourself humming it all through the day? That's like The Midnights by Sarah Nicole Smetana. Its musical prose and moving characters will stick in your mind even after you've stopped reading…
By Caitlin White

The 15 Best YA Books Of March Include A West-African Inspired Fantasy & A Slam Poetry Club

Move over, young adult rock stars, because the best YA books of March are really letting debut novelists shine. Keep these names on your lips because they're about to become stars: Tomy Adeyemi and her first book (you know, the one that stole your at…
By Caitlin White

Two Concubines Of A Demon King Fall In Love & Plot Their Escape In This New YA Fantasy

A stereotype-smashing, female, LGBTQ, Asian, fantasy protagonist that is based in the author's own experiences? Serious question: Was Natasha Ngan's Girls of Paper and Fire birthed from our collective dreams? Coming October 23 from James Patterson's…
By Caitlin White

The 17 Best YA Books Of February Feature Some Essential Marginalized Voices

February is the month of love, and that's certainly true for the slate of new February 2018 YA novels. I'm positively swooning over this month's selection of new young adult books. What's there to fall in love with? Well Tamora Pierce for one. Yes, …
By Caitlin White

The 15 Best New YA Novels Coming Out This Month — Including One About A Teenage Batman

With the holiday rush over and all the champagne popped (or the bonus sleep gotten as the ball dropped at midnight, let's be honest) with the new year, it's time to get started on those New Year's reading resolutions. And let's be honest, all the bes…
By Caitlin White

The 5 Best YA Novels Out This Month Have Love Triangles, Murderous Queens, & Serial Killers

You know those couple days after Christmas, when you likely have off work and school, and the holiday shopping, family time, and neverending stream of office and friend parties are done? Those couple days where you can take a breath? Those have alway…
By Caitlin White

This New Book Shows What Batman Was Like As A Teenage Boy, And It Is Fascinating

Young adult lit star Marie Lu has given us so many memorable heroes and villains, from Legend's heroes June and Day to The Young Elites' anti-hero (or maybe even straight-up villain) Adelina Amouteru to this year's new complicated hacker hero Emika C…
By Caitlin White

11 New YA Books You'll Love If Revenge, Contagious Plagues, & Superheroes Are Your Jam

Grab your favorite reading light and snuggly throw blanket because the days are short, the weather is cold, and young adult authors have some seriously great new books for you to read. This list of the best YA novels of November 2017 (where did the y…
By Caitlin White

See The Cover For The First Book In Sara Raasch's New Fantasy Series

Pirates, forbidden magic, revolution, and most of all, fervent religious belief are all intertwined in Sara Raasch's upcoming fantasy novel These Rebel Waves. Even better? These Rebel Waves is only book one of the Snow Like Ashes author's new fantasy…
By Caitlin White

John Green & Philip Pullman Are Both Back With New YA Books This October

You're going to have to sit down for this one because the list of best YA books of October 2017 is pretty much mind-blowing for we young adult lovers. Let me tell you two things. There are multiple books coming in October that have already made the N…
By Caitlin White

Get A First Look At Farrah Penn's Heartwrenching YA Novel About Addiction

Addiction doesn't just affect your body and mind; it permeates every single aspect of your life — even if you're not the one addicted. That's what teenager Kira has learned from her father, whose alcoholism has lead to several disappointing, unsucces…
By Caitlin White

The 18 YA Novels You Are Going To Fall Head-Over-Heels For This September

It's back to school time, but you'll have to calendar off time away from essay writing and homework because this list of the best YA books of September is stacked. We're talking Sarah J. Maas, E. Lockhart, Marie Lu, and Kristin Cashore-level stacked…
By Caitlin White

These New YA Novels Are Just What You Need To Make It Through To Labor Day

Summer is coming to an end — even though it totally just started, right? And before the rush of heading back to college or back from your vacation from work, you also have to get in your final TBR add-ons for your summer reading. Not to make this eve…
By Caitlin White

The YA Books You Need To Be Reading In July

Whether you're travelling for the Fourth of July or sitting at home and watching the fireworks from the comfort of your couch with popcorn, this list of the best YA books of July is just in time for the long summer weekend. From pitch perfect summer …
By Caitlin White

The Young Adult Fiction To Read In June

School is out, work (hopefully!) is more relaxed, and the days are longer and warmer. Which in the lives of book nerds like us means that there's so much more reading time to be had. And thankfully, there's also many more new young adult novels comin…
By Caitlin White

The 19 Best Young Adult Books Of May 2017

May is the kickoff to summer, and bless these young adult writers because they are giving us some seriously stellar summer reading additions. Pick up one or two of these books for your next beach getaway — the afternoon will fly by as you read these …
By Caitlin White

The 16 Best YA Books Coming In April 2017

Though the weather hasn't caught up with the changing of seasons, the month of April is supposed to be the spring month of rain. And as any rabid book lover knows, rainy days are the best days for reading. As if on cue, these 16 best YA books of Apri…
By Caitlin White

These Are The Best YA Books Of March 2017

Winter is finally coming to an end, and you can rejuvenate your reading routine as the weather starts warming up. It's a perfect time to do so, too, because the best YA books of March are unique and memorable. Some of these stories take you to a summ…
By Caitlin White