Happy (almost) Halloween! We’re back, so soon… because there are plenty of exciting events and new happenings and we couldn’t wait to share with you. … More YAing News: Week of Oct. 26
As overcome by sorrow as Saskia is in the opening pages of The Bone Thief, she is fiercely determined to avenge the loss of her loved ones and to stop the man responsible for their disappearance dead in his tracks…if she can find him. … More The Bone Thief by Breeana Shields
Review by Emily-Anne Mikos
The world has wondered how the story of James Bond would change if the titular character were a woman, and the answer is in The Athena Protocol. Jessie Archer takes the stereotypical male-focused spy story and gives it a unique voice that only a woman can deliver—and it’s awesome. … More The Athena Protocol by Shamim Sarif
Snuggle into fall with read-along comics, YA LGBTQ+ reading lists, and workshops for writers and illustrators. Young Adulting’s periodical roundup of community resources for YA writers and readers is here. … More YAing News: Week of Oct. 12
Review by Logaine Navascués
When an adopted Korean girl decides to look back into her past to discover more about her biological parents, she uncovers a web of lies and systematic corruption behind Korea’s international adoption processes. … More Palimpsest: Documents of a Korean Adoption, by Lisa Wool-Rim Sjöblom
Review by Jennifer Irvine.
In this mystery, IT nerd Kya Caine and social media expert Fuse Fallon are bitter rivals for Paris Secord, famously known as DJ ParSec’s, attention. Then, 16-year-old ParSec is found lying dead on her turntable and Kya and Fuse happen to both be at the murder scene.
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It is an absolute pleasure to introduce two new faces behind the scenes: Emily Stringer (Editor) and Jieun Lee (Associate Editor). Also: some plans for expansion. … More Exciting News Behind the Scenes at Young Adulting!
Review by Micah Killjoy
Oh, to be a thirteen-year-old saving my brother from child traffickers on a foggy San Francisco day in 1849. Thanks to the novel Gold Rush Girl, I got to imagine living just such a life. … More Gold Rush Girl by Avi
Review by Shalon Sims
Bloom, the first book in Kenneth Oppel’s new Overthrow series, is a breakneck thriller and a real page-turner set on Salt Spring Island in British Columbia, Canada. … More Bloom by Kenneth Oppel
Review by Jocelyne Gregory
Cockroaches can send chills up a person’s spine. Most people conjure mental images of small bugs fleeing when a bathroom light is switched on? Do they deserve this bad rep? … More The Cockroach by Elise Gravel