8

Temper

Nicky Drayden

For Auben Mtuze, ignoring society’s view of him because of his vices is hard but silencing the voice in his head urging him to embrace his dark side is even harder in Nicky Drayden’s Temper.

8

The Way You Make Me Feel

Maurene Goo

After almost setting the school on fire during an argument, Clara and Rose are forced to work together on Clara’s dad’s food truck all summer long in Maurene Goo’s The Way You Make Me Feel.

9

From Twinkle, With Love

Sandhya Menon

Through imaginary letters written to female filmmakers, Sandhya Menon’s FROM TWINKLE, WITH LOVE is a delightful story about first love, friendships, and breaking the glass ceiling.

9

A Lite Too Bright

Samuel Miller

With well chosen words, a twisty literary plot, and complicated characters, Samuel Miller’s ambitious and clever debut, A LITE TOO BRIGHT, is a must read for John Green fans.

6

Born to the Blade - Episode 1

Michael R. Underwood

If you are looking for something to tide you over ‘til the feast of the next Into the Badlands episode, Serial Box’s Born to the Blade can be your amuse-bouche.

9

Emergency Contact

Mary H.K. Choi

After Penny rescues Sam from a public panic attack their relationship—largely built through text messages—blossoms in Mary H.K. Choi’s Emergency Contact.

8

Forest of a Thousand Lanterns

Julie C. Dao

Xifeng is determined to rise up from her lowly beginnings and become Empress through any means possible in Julie C. Dao’s Evil Queen-inspired debut, Forest of a Thousand Lanterns.

9

All The Crooked Saints

Maggie Stiefvater

The Soria family has been helping travellers make peace with their darkness for as long as they can remember in Maggie Stiefvater’s All the Crooked Saints.

8

Moxie

Jennifer Mathieu

Frustrated by her high school’s rampant sexism, Vivian turns to the Riot Grrrl movement for inspiration in Jennifer Mathieu’s Moxie.

5

Wicked Like a Wildfire

Lana Popovic

Iris and Malina have always been taught to hide their powers and never fall in love but their lives change when their mother is attacked.