Nicole Lesperance On Why Scary Books Are Good for Teens (And Adults Too)

This post was written by Nicole Lesperance, author of The Depths. Horror has always been an essential part of YA literature. I was a teenager back in the 1990s, and my sister was a huge fan of Christopher Pike and R.L. Stine. She was what people called a “reluctant reader” (later diagnosed with dyslexia and ADHD), and those were the only novels she’d read. My mom, a librarian who desperately wanted her to love reading, brought home as many of those authors’ books as she could find — and I’d…


Quiz: Which With Fire in Their Blood clan do you belong to?

With romance, powers, clan wars, secrets and a deeply gothic Italian setting, it's not too far of a stretch to say we're a little obsessed with Kat Delacorte's gripping debut YA novel, With Fire in Their Blood. Set in Castello, a walled city sliced in two by a generations old family-clan war, With Fire in Their Blood, left us with many questions such as "Nico or Christian?", "Liza or Nico?", "Christian or Nico or Liza?", "What saintly power would I want?", "What would I do with such power?",…

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Aneesa Marufu’s The Balloon Thief is one of this year’s must-read YA fantasies which will see you plunged into a dangerous world of magic and curses.

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Million-selling author Sophie McKenzie back with Truth or Dare, a tense eco-drama that we devoured in a weekend!


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Ayana Gray’s Beasts of Prey is a Pan-African mythological fantasy that you’re going to be hooked on!

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Obsessed with the Netflix adaptation? Now you need to catch up on Alice Oseman’s Heartstopper Volume One.

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Highly inventive, with intricate world building, intriguing characters and an action-packed plot, Rebel Skies is the magical debut YA fantasy from Anne Sei Lin.

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The YA debut from a hugely entertaining and original new voice, Ellie Pillai is Brown is a rollicking romcom about standing out, falling in love and following your heart.

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