“Middle school can be hard, especially for marginalized kids - kids of color, queer and trans kids, kids for whom being themselves means standing out in a way that's not always safe. Mark Oshiro's middle grade debut gives these kids the chance to fight back with the help of a magical room (think Room of Requirement) that brings them exactly what they need - each other.”Miriasha, Phoenix Books
Designated Ugly Fat Friend
Soon to be a major motion picture!
Seventeen-year-old Bianca Piper may not be the prettiest girl in her high school, but she has a loyal group of friends, a biting wit, and a spot-on BS detector. She's also way too smart to fall for the charms of man-slut and slimy school hottie Wesley Rush, who calls Bianca the Duff—the designated ugly fat...Read more »
The Donut Trap
Julie Tieu sparkles in this debut romantic comedy, which is charmingly reminiscent of the TV show Kim’s Convenience and Frankly in Love by David Yoon, about a young woman who feels caught in the life her parents have made for her until she falls in love and finds a way out of the donut trap.
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Jasmine Tran has landed herself behind bars—maple bars...
Wish You Were Here
“This book was very well written, and although I enjoyed the writing itself, I was disappointed with the political-ness of the storyline. Did not like the big plot twist half way through. It was far fetched and took away from the where the story line was headed. That being said, I thought the narrator was great. She did an amazing job of bringing the characters and the locations to life for the reader. This one was just ok for me.”Julie, Gottwals Books
The Love Hypothesis
If you enjoyed The Kiss Quotient, then you’ll love The Love Hypothesis.
“Ali Hazelwood's debut is a HIT! This book has it all. On the serious side, we've got valuable conversations of asexuality and a focus on women in STEM and the realities of the academic world. On the tropey side, we've got fake dating, a bit of the grump/sunshine dynamic, and a hilarious play on "there was only one bed"! This book has so many laugh out loud moments, often courtesy of Olive's best friend Ahn, that I cannot stop thinking about. There's really something for everyone in this story, and it's one I couldn't put down! If you are a fan of contemporary romances, or are just starting out in the genre, this is an absolute must-read!!!”Sarah, Anderson's Bookshop
A Flicker in the Dark
From debut author Stacy Willingham comes a masterfully done, lyrical thriller, certain to be the launch of an amazing career. A Flicker in the Dark is eerily compelling to the very last chapter.
When Chloe Davis was twelve, six teenage girls went missing in her small Louisiana town. By the end of the summer, her own father had confessed to the...
Letter to a Stranger
Essays to the Ones Who Haunt Us
“Beautiful. The human condition is on full display in these glimpses of our essential connectedness. Perfect for our times.”
—Dani Shapiro, author of Inheritance
Sixty-five extraordinary writers grapple with this mystery: How can an ephemeral encounter with a stranger leave such an eternal mark?
When Colleen Kinder put out a call for authors to... Read more »
One True Loves
From the author of Happily Ever Afters comes another irresistible YA romantic comedy full of self-discovery and Black love—and a dreamy European cruise. Perfect for fans of Nicola Yoon and Jenny Han, with crossover appeal for readers of Jasmine Guillory and Talia Hibbert romances.
Lenore Bennett has always been a force. A star artist and style...Read more »
Lance Brody Series
A freak blizzard. A roadside motel. A past that refuses to die.
When the snowstorm arrives - the one that no weatherman had forecast - Lance Brody is walking along a desolate road in the middle of nowhere. On the brink of freezing, he finally stumbles across the small roadside motel.
Thus starts the longest night of Lance Brody’s life. One full of...Read more »
Lance Brody Series
The follow-up novel to the Kindle #1 Ghost & Haunted House Bestseller, Dark Son!
A forgotten beach town. A shocking number of suicides. And a mysterious group of beautiful young women with the darkest of secrets.
Lance Brody has arrived at Sugar Beach, and within minutes he realizes there’s something terribly wrong. Strangers are saying the...Read more »
Lance Brody Series
An Amazon Kindle #1 Ghost & Haunted House Bestseller!
A family mysteriously murdered. A haunted farmhouse. A town rich with secrets.
Still on the move, Lance Brody finds himself in the tiny town of Ripton’s Grove, living in a neglected farmhouse in which, six years earlier, Mark Benchley murdered his wife and teenaged daughter before turning a...Read more »
Frankie and Amelia
A heartfelt companion novel to the critically acclaimed Chester and Gus about inclusivity, autism, friendship, and family, perfect for fans of Sara Pennypacker and Kate DiCamillo.
After being separated from his family, Franklin becomes an independent cat, until he meets a goofy dog named Chester. Chester is a service dog to his person, a boy...Read more »
The Interior Silence
My Encounters with Calm, Joy, and Compassion at 10 Monasteries Around the World
A journey around the world to find tranquility, quiet the mind, and understand the power of silence.
Suffering from information overload and unable to sleep, acclaimed journalist Sarah Sands tried countless strategies to de-stress, only to find temporary relief. Searching for something different, something lasting, Sands went on a quest to... Read more »
Lance Brody Series
An exciting new series from the author of the Amazon #1 Bestselling horror novel, Rough Draft.
A small town. Three unexplained disappearances. One sinister evil.
Less than twenty-four hours after the horrific events that forced him to flee his hometown, Lance Brody steps off a bus into a whole different nightmare. The small town of Westhaven seems...Read more »
Love & Other Disasters
“It is a treat to encounter a romance where the couple works so well together. Dahlia and London meet for the first time on the set of a cooking show and they speak as if they have known each other for much longer. This queer romance, featuring a nonbinary protagonist, is as hot as chiles and sweet as mangos.”Sofia, Phoenix Books
Ernesto Cisneros, Pura Belpré Award-winning author of Efrén Divided, is back with a hilarious and heartfelt novel about two best friends who must rely on each other in unexpected ways. A great next pick for readers who loved Ghost by Jason Reynolds or The First Rule of Punk by Celia C. Pérez.
Isaac and Marco already know sixth grade is going to...Read more »
All American Boys
A 2016 Coretta Scott King Author Honor book, and recipient of the Walter Dean Myers Award for Outstanding Children’s Literature.
In this New York Times bestselling novel, two teens—one black, one white—grapple with the repercussions of a single violent act that leaves their school, their community, and, ultimately, the country bitterly divided... Read more »
Scribbles, Sorrows, and Russet Leather Boots
The Life of Louisa May Alcott
Moody and restless, teenage Louisa longed for freedom. Faced with the expectations of her loving but hapless family, the Alcotts, and of nineteenth-century New England society, she struggled to find her place. On long meandering runs through the woods behind Orchard House, she thought about a future where she could write and think and dream.... Read more »
How to Marry Keanu Reeves in 90 Days
USA Today bestselling author K.M. Jackson delivers a hilarious road-trip rom-com perfect for fans of Meet Cute and When Harry Met Sally. Bethany Lu Carlisle is devastated when the tabloids report actor Keanu Reeves is about to tie the knot. What?! How could the world's perfect boyfriend and forever bachelor, Keanu not realize that making a move... Read more »
Surviving Dirty John
My True Story of Love, Lies, and Murder
"Debra Newell's journey, her tale of survival and her openness in sharing her story, is awe-inspiring." —ERIC BANA
Debra Newell is nothing if not a survivor. By the time she met John Michael Meehan online, she had lived through a near-fatal childhood illness, an attempted rape in her twenties, the traumatic death of her sister at the hands of... Read more »