Girls with Sharp Sticks (ft. misogyny & rape culture for DAYS) — Suzanne Young

TITLE: Girls with Sharp SticksAUTHOR: Suzanne YoungRELEASE DATE: March 19th, 2019GENRE: DystopiaAGE RANGE: YA Life at Innovations Academy seems great to Mena and the other girls: the men might be controlling and expect very high standards from each of the young women, but that’s normal, isn’t it? And if one of the girls were to […]

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Blanca & Roja — Anna-Marie McLemore

TITLE: Blanca & Roja AUTHOR: Anna-Marie McLemore RELEASED: October 9th, 2018; Feiwel & Friends GENRE: Fantasy AGE RANGE: YA SYNOPSIS: The del Cisne girls have never just been sisters; they’re also rivals, Blanca as obedient and graceful as Roja is vicious and manipulative. They know that, because of a generations-old spell, their family is bound to a bevy of swans […]

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Damsel — Elana K. Arnold

TITLE: Damsel AUTHOR: Elana K. Arnold RELEASES: October 2nd, 2018; Balzer + Bray GENRE: Fantasy AGE RANGE: YA SYNOPSIS: The rite has existed for as long as anyone can remember: when the prince-who-will-be-king comes of age, he must venture out into the gray lands, slay a fierce dragon, and rescue a damsel to be his bride. This is the way […]

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Sawkill Girls — Claire Legrand

TITLE: Sawkill Girls AUTHOR: Claire Legrand RELEASES: October 2nd, 2018; Katherine Tegen Books GENRE: Fantasy/Horror AGE RANGE: YA ACQUIRED: ARC SYNOPSIS: Beware of the woods and the dark, dank deep. He’ll follow you home, and he won’t let you sleep. Who are the Sawkill Girls? Three girls’ stories come together on the island of Sawkill Rock, where gleaming horses graze […]

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Our Stories, Our Voices — Amy Reed

TITLE: Our Stories, Our Voices EDITOR: Amy Reed RELEASES: August 14th, 2018; Simon Pulse GENRE: Nonfiction AGE RANGE: YA SYNOPSIS:From Amy Reed, Ellen Hopkins, Amber Smith, Sandhya Menon, and more of your favorite YA authors comes an anthology of essays that explore the diverse experiences of injustice, empowerment, and growing up female in America. This collection of twenty-one essays […]

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