This sharp, feminist fantasy novel follows Milla as she struggles with the limitations of her family and her yearnings to see more of the world. But there are dark demons out there and when they steal away her only friend, Milla's fears and desires are put to the test. I was swept away by this marvelous story of conformity, sisterhood, betrayal and forgiveness. Recommended by Molly
Based on a lesser-known Scottish fairy tale, Norroway follows Sibylla, a feisty young woman who has been promised in marriage to ... a black bull. She's not quite sure this could even be real until the Bull actually shows up and their adventures begin. Created by two sisters, Norroway has beautiful art and writing, and modern sensibilities. Recommended by Molly
This one is an anxious, fast-paced thriller about Romy, a teen surviving alone on a spaceship after a terrible accident kills the crew. When her long-distance therapist on Earth tells her that another is coming to join her, Romy is thrilled. But soon she starts receiving messages from an alarming new government on Earth, all of Romy's skills -- and fears -- will be put to the test! Recommended by Molly
This book promises to give you one heck of a good ride (and a fun read too.) Recommended by Jeanette
Byx is the best!!! She's a young dairne -- looks like a dog, but stands upright, talks, has opposable thumbs and knows if someone is lying. She's the last of her kind ... or perhaps not. Her quest is for all endangered species the ruling humans want to wipe out. I love this 1st book in a new series! Recommended by Alena
Julie Murphy is my hero!!! She writes books I love to read that are intelligent, fun, and and full of current issues for real people. Her books are uplifting without being stupid. Puddin' is her latest and it is FANTASTIC!!! Recommended by Alena
Two new friends, an eccentric teacher, and a mysterious creature in the woods -- what's not to like? A fun fast-paced, smart and humorous read, great for anyone who likes nature, adventure, magical creatures, and secret societies. Recommended by Molly
I loved this story! A magical family, new friendships, learning to be yourself, and a sneaky tricky dragon! Do yourself a favor: read it! Recommended by Molly
Debi tells the story of discovering her own depression. She puts the entire experience into a beautifully illustrated story that describes the frustration, the darkness, and the hopelessness that comes with depression. Gliori also talks about finding that special thing that has the power to hold that darkness back. This book is perfect for any young person (or old) who needs something relatable when depression calls. A book everyone needs to read. Recommended by Rob
This book is set in a beautifully tragic world with a broken protaganist. Through this book you will read a story about love, loss, redemption, revenge, and broken relationships. Worth the read. Recommended by Zoe
For everyone whoever loved a tree. Recommended by Alena.
This book is worth selling your heart over. If you read this book be ready to cry, laugh, weep, sob, wail, and fall in love with the characters. This book is heartbreaking and beautifully written. Recommended by Zoe
P.S. Jane loved it too -- Jonathan Carroll-esque with a dash of Stephen King and a pinch of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. And very unputdownable!
Couldn't put this book down. I fell in love with the flawed characters and I especially loved the character of The man who would become Death. This book did an amazing job of making Death someone not to fear. Instead of Death being the enemy, he was the unlikely ally. Would recommend to everyone. Recommended by Zoe
Get immersed in a book about a kingdom divided. This book follows the story of twins who have to go through several trials to win the ultimate prize: The crown. The book pulls you in from the very beginning and leaves you wanting more. Recommended by Zoe
Are you artistic? Rebellious? Tired of people labeling you? You're going to love Julia, the main character in this book! Recommended by Jeanette
In a future without horses or blue skies, a girl named Serendipity and a boy named Tab escape from their walled city. In a world where storytellers lead rebellions, Serendipity adventures toward her dream of seeing the last horses and finds freedom. Skin-Tingly written! (Check out the author bio -- what a life!) Recommended by Alena
Even though it's early spring, I'm gonna go out on a limb & declare this is my favorite YA of the year! I immediately fell in love with these characters, especially Ramona Blue. Real, quirky, full of humor, heart, sister-love, swimming, blue hair and small town life. For fans of Fangirl and, of course, Dumplin'. Recommended by Alena
El Deafo explores the personal story of a young girl who goes deaf. I find it really cool and it gives an interesting perspective on the deaf community. 10/10 would read again!! Recommended by Lilah
Fantastic characters and a really cool ending. A meaningful story, but the meaning may be different for each reader. Great characters! Recommended by Sally.
Did you like Gary Paulsen's Hatchet? You'll enjoy this -- two boys shipwrecked on the coast of Alaska and their struggle for survival. Recommended by Katy
A great new story from the author of Rooftoppers! A wild Russian girl and her wolves. What an Adventure!
Recommended by Alena
Thrilling sequel to Illusive.
Recommended by Everyone At the Gallery Bookshop! (Including Catsby)
All of us here at Gallery Bookshop love Illusive!! And (this is the best part), since it is the first of a series, there will be more to come. Lucky for us, we won't have to wait long for the sequel. You won't want to miss this series; perfect summer read, perfect in the fog by the fire read, perfect read!