Young Adult

Ash by Malinda Lo

Ash is a gay retelling of the Cinderella tale that challenges the assumptions underlying many fairy tales—namely, that all girls merely yearn for their princes to come rescue them from their lives.  While the protagonist Ash does wish she can escape the …

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Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor

Akata Witch is a young adult standalone novel by the award-winning Nnedi Okorafor. Our protagonist is twelve-year-old Sunny, who grew up in America but lives in Nigeria. Though she has West African features, Sunny is also albino, so she doesn’t quite …

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The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff

Brenna Yovanoff debuts on the dark side of YA with The Replacement. This standalone tale of sacrifice and secrets follows Mackie Doyle, a changeling left in the crib of a human child. Sixteen years have passed since the real Malcolm …

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Enchanted Glass by Diana Wynne Jones

Enchanted Glass is Diana Wynne Jones’s last published book before her death on March 26, 2011. The novel is a charming young adult standalone in Wynne Jones’s trademark style, beloved by many and unique in British children’s literature. Professor Andrew …

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