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Best YA Science Fiction of 2018

  • TEEN

    STRONGER, FASTER, AND MORE BEAUTIFUL

    DEC. 4, 2018

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

STRONGER, FASTER, AND MORE BEAUTIFUL

by Arwen Elys Dayton

Imaginative and incisive, this asks readers to ponder what makes us human and if we’ll know when we’ve crossed the line,... Full review >

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  • TEEN

    YOUR ONE & ONLY

    FEB. 6, 2018

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

YOUR ONE & ONLY

by Adrianne Finlay

Like the works of Ursula K. LeGuin, inside this lyrically written, suspenseful tale is a deeply humane thematic core. Full review >

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  • TEEN

    OBSIDIO

    MARCH 13, 2018

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

OBSIDIO

by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

An adrenaline-pumping action story with timely themes and lasting resonance thanks to the focus on the characters’ humanity. Full review >

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  • TEEN

    WILDCARD

    SEPT. 18, 2018

  • TEEN

    SKYWARD

    NOV. 6, 2018

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

SKYWARD

by Brandon Sanderson

Sanderson (Legion, 2018, etc.) plainly had a ball with this nonstop, highflying opener, and readers will too. Full review >

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