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Best Indie Teen of 2017

  • FICTION

    THE ENGINE WOMAN'S LIGHT

    JAN. 12, 2017

FICTION

THE ENGINE WOMAN'S LIGHT

by Laurel Anne Hill

A coming-of-age story that thoughtfully blends mysticism and adventure. Full review >

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  • TEEN

    ISLAND OF EXILES

    FEB. 14, 2017

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

ISLAND OF EXILES

by Erica Cameron

A fresh, original series starter bolstered by a dynamic protagonist and a welcome sense of depth. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    THE STUFF OF STARS

    JAN. 3, 2015

  • FICTION

    AGE OF ORDER

    FEB. 6, 2017

AGE OF ORDER

by Julian North

A promising debut that re-energizes tropes in the dystopian sci-fi genre. Full review >

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  • TEEN

    WOODY

    DEC. 21, 2016

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

WOODY

by Porter Schell

A joyfully written, American-as-apple-pie tale about what a successful life looks like. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    COUNTING WOLVES

    AUG. 14, 2017

FICTION

COUNTING WOLVES

by Michael F. Stewart

A deeply affecting, hard-to-put-down work that depicts a girl’s dark odyssey through obsession toward healing insight. Full review >

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