Caitlin White is a books writer for Bustle, focusing on YA.

There Are SO Many Action-Packed Fantasies In The 10 Best YA Novels Of November

Hope you're ready to be swept away into magical lands, because the list of best YA books of November 2018 is teeming with non-Western fantasies that you'll get lost in. Both Traci Chee and Julie C. Dao are finishing their trilogies, Natasha Ngan is…
By Caitlin White

The 16 Best YA Books Of October Include Horror, Rom-Coms, And Historical Adventures

Everyone knows fall is the perfect time for reading at your favorite coffee shop with your pumpkin spice latte setting the mood. These picks for the best YA books of October will be your perfect companions. Yes, there are some chilling stories to…
By Caitlin White

The 19 Best YA Books Of September Include Haunted Houses, Missing Girls & Blood Magic

Even if you're not going back to school, it's the perfect time to get back into your reading goals because there's a wild amount of young adult books coming this month. It was so stacked that it was tough narrowing them down, but you can scroll…
By Caitlin White

Teenage Catwoman, Magical Roadtrips & More In This Month's Best New YA Novels

What do an all-female pirate ship, inhabitants of a distant moon, and Catwoman have in common? They're all going to be part of your epic August summer reading experience. The best YA books of August are pulling out all the stops to make sure that…
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'The Little Mermaid' Villainess Gets Her Own Story In This New YA Novel

You've probably already heard some variation of the story: A romantic, spunky young mermaid falls in love with a prince, and so she turns to an evil sea witch to give her legs and let her walk on land. The sea witch attempts to foil her plan to…
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The 11 Best YA Novels Coming Out In July 2018

If you thought your summer was tough battling the sticky city heat, you'll find escape in the best YA novels of July. There's two teenage girls, in two separate books, who are fighting for their survival across the cold, remote wilderness. Another…
By Caitlin White

This Book Is 'Jane Eyre' But With Ghosts & You Can Start Reading Now

Two years ago, My Lady Jane brought readers into a oddball, anachronistic world that re-told the history of Lady Jane Grey, the notorious "Nine Days' Queen" of England. This month, Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows are teaming up again to…
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The 11 Best YA Books Of June — Including The Story Of A Witch Who Resurrects Her Boyfriend

I hope there's extra room on your summer TBR list because this collection of the best YA books of June 2018 will definitely require at least few more spots. (You already have space reserved for the third book in Sabaa Tahir's An Ember in the Ashes…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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…
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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,…
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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…
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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…
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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
By Caitlin White