young adult

The 14 New Books You Need To Know This Week

Late August usually means lots of thunderstorms, which makes it the perfect month to take yourself indoors and spend some time thinking about your summer decisions (oh boy) and reading some of these new book releases. There's some debate over…
By Cristina Arreola

If You're Looking For Jane Austen Vibes With A Side Of Murder, This Is The Book For You

When you think of Regency Romance novels, the first author to come to mind is probably Jane Austen. If you're anything like me, you probably think of fierce heroines like Elizabeth Bennet, and love stories that are equal parts frustrating, romantic…
By Kerri Jarema

Judy Blume Wants To Know Which Of Her Books You Want To See As A Movie

A Thursday tweet from one of the country's most beloved children's authors has her fans wondering which of her books will get the Hollywood treatment. Superfudge author Judy Blume asked her Twitter followers "which of my books" they "would... want…
By Kristian Wilson

Read John Green's Tribute To Esther Earl, Who Inspired 'The Fault In Our Stars'

Grab your tissues, YA fans. On Friday morning, John Green tweeted a tribute to Esther Earl, the girl who inspired The Fault in Our Stars, and it's an absolutely stunning way to remember the young woman. Diagnosed with an advanced form of thyroid…
By Kristian Wilson

John Green's Books Are Being Re-Released As Tiny "Flipbacks" & They're SO Cute

If your book bag is getting a bit too heavy these days, I've got good news for you. Your favorite YA books are now available in a miniature format, thanks to a new publishing endeavor from Penguin Young Readers. Penguin Minis are palm-sized,…
By Kristian Wilson

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…
By Caitlin White

This Week's 11 Best New Books Feature Cheerleaders, Murder, Cults, And More

There's just about one month left of summer, which means four blessed weeks to use to the term "beach read" with a modicum of sincerity. (As always, Bustle defines "beach read" as a book you'd read on the beach, regardless of genre, author, or…
By Cristina Arreola

'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…
By Caitlin White

Reading Can Help You Feel Less Lonely, According To A New Study

As if you needed another reason to buy more books, a 2011 study found that reading fiction can alleviate loneliness, so schedule a visit to your local library A.S.A.P., because no one deserves to be lonely. Two researchers at the University of…
By Kristian Wilson

'The Golden Compass' Is Becoming A TV Show — And The Cast Is Pretty Amazing

Good news, everyone! Casting information for the BBC adaptation of Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials series has just been released, and Lin-Manuel Miranda just got cast in the TV adaptation . The Hamilton creator and all-around great dude will…
By Kristian Wilson

Netflix's 'She-Ra' Reboot Celebrates Strong Women — So Do These 7 Books

I've had the She-Ra: Princess of Power theme song stuck in my head ever since I heard that Netflix is reviving the 1985 cartoon with Nimona author/illustrator Noelle Stevenson at the head. The list below has seven books for you to read if you just…
By Kristian Wilson

'Lady Smoke' Is The Sequel To One Of Summer's Hottest YA Fantasies & You Can Start Reading Now

In Ash Princess, author Laura Sebastian introduced readers to the brutal, tumultuous, violently stratified world of Astrea and its fallen princess, Theo. The titular Ash Princess, Theo was held prisoner by the Kaiser for years after the brutal…
By Cristina Arreola

Here's How You Can Help These 2 Women Donate Books To Migrant Children

If pictures and video of migrant children in detention centers have you looking for the helpers, here they are. The 2,000 Libros charity is giving books to migrant kids separated from their families, and you can help them bring a little bit of…
By Kristian Wilson

The 10 Best New Books Out This Week Include Murder, Child Psychopaths, And Creepy Estates

This week is your paradise if you love books about secrets, murder, and creepy mansions. Megan Abbott, the queen of the crime genre, is back with Give Me Your Hand, the tale of two female scientists with secrets from their past that lead to…
By Cristina Arreola

A Cuban-American Teen Stars In This 'She's All That' Meets 'Ready Player One' Thrill Ride

Janelle Milanes has a new book coming out this fall, and readers who loved the punk-rock heroine of her first novel, The Victoria in My Head, will want to add the release date to their calendar ASAP. Analee, in Real Life is a touching coming-of-age…
By Kristian Wilson

I Read 5 Books I Knew NOTHING About Beforehand & It Was An Incredible Experience

Readers talk a big game about not judging books by their covers. And it's true that book covers are often misleading, or out of date — who hasn't read a great book in a terrible, movie tie-in wrapping? Then again, there's something to be said for…
By Charlotte Ahlin

15 Thrillers With Main Characters As Chilling As The "Villains"

Nothing is more haunting than an unreliable narrator or unsettling protagonist. Perhaps that's why psychological thriller novels are so darn hard to put down — you just don't feel okay until you reach the conclusion of the novel and figure out the…
By Melissa Ragsdale

This Service Helps You Find Books You Loved But Forgot The Title Of

If you're a book-lover, you know that perhaps one of the the worst thing you can experience is a lost book, especially if you can't remember enough about the book to find it again. But how can you find a book you've forgotten completely? A new…
By Kristian Wilson

7 Books You Seriously Need To Read Before Your Next Bachelorette Party

Sure, I love a good wedding, but I get truly excited about the prospect of attending a bachelorette party. I understand this is a controversial opinion, but hear me out. The wedding may be about romantic love, but bachelorette parties are about the…
By Melissa Ragsdale

Sarah J. Maas Wrote A Book About Teenage Catwoman & You Can Start Reading Now

If you're a Throne of Glass fan who also happens to love DC Comics, you're in luck. Sarah J. Maas' new book is Catwoman: Soulstealer, part of the DC Icons series of superhero origin stories told through YA novels. I've got the book trailer and an…
By Kristian Wilson