Day: February 20, 2018

2018 Great Graphic Novels for Teens

YALSA has announced their list of Great Graphic Novels for Teens for 2018. They also have a top ten:

The Backstagers, Vol. 1 (The Backstagers, Volume One)

The Backstagers by James Tynion IV, illustrated by Rian Sygh

Black Hammer, Vol. 1: Secret Origins

Black Hammer, Volume 1: Secret Origins by Jeff Lemire, illustrated by Dean Ormston

Brave (Awkward, #2)

Brave by Svetlana Chmakova

I Am Alfonso Jones

I Am Alfonso Jones by Tony Medina, illustrated by Stacey Robison and John Jennings

Jonesy #1

Jonesy by Sam Humphries, illustrated by Caitlin Rose Boyle

Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation

Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation by Damian Duffy and Octavia E. Butler, illustrated by John Jennings

Lighter Than My Shadow

Lighter Than My Shadow by Katie Green

My Brother's Husband, Volume 1 (My Brother's Husband Omnibus, #1)

My Brother’s Husband by Gengoroh Tagame


Pashmina by Nidhi Chanani

Spill Zone (Spill Zone, #1)

Spill Zone by Scott Westerfeld, illustrated by Alex Puvilland

2018 Best Fiction for Young Adults

YALSA has announced their list of Best Fiction for Young Adults for 2018. The impressive list also offers a Top Ten, which you can see below:

Eliza and Her Monsters

Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia

The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue (Guide, #1)

The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee

Goodbye Days

Goodbye Days by Jeff Zentner

The Hate U Give

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic (Grisha Verse, #0.5, #2.5, #2.6)

The Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo, illustrated by Sara Kipin

Long Way Down

Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds

Piecing Me Together

Piecing Me Together by Renee Watson


Sparrow by Sarah Moon

Strange the Dreamer (Strange the Dreamer, #1)

Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor

What Girls Are Made Of

What Girls Are Made Of by Elana Arnold