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Here's just a handful of some of our staffs favorite young adult books! We've got LGBTQ+, Fantasy, Romance and more!

A Study in Drowning

By: Ava Reid
Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld
Length: 10 hours 31 minutes

An instant Indie and #1 New York Times bestseller!“Achingly atmospheric and beautifully sharp, A Study in Drowning will draw you in from the first page.” —Rory Power, New York Times bestselling author of Wilder Girls Bestselling author Ava Reid makes her YA debut in this dark academic fantasy perfect for fans of Melissa Albert and Elana K.... Read more

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My Dearest Darkest

By: Kayla Cottingham
Narrated by: Lindsey Dorcus
Length: 10 hours 20 minutes

Finch Chamberlin is the newest transfer student to the ultra-competitive Ulalume Academy . . . but she's also not what she seems. Months before school started, Finch and her parents got into an accident that should have left her dead at the bottom of the river. But something monstrous, and ancient, and terrifying, wouldn't let her drown. Finch... Read more

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This Delicious Death

By: Kayla Cottingham
Narrated by: Sophie Amoss
Length: 8 hours 30 minutes

This summer is going to get gory.
Two years ago, a small percentage of the population underwent a transformation known as the Hollowing. Those affected were only able to survive by consuming human flesh. The people who went without quickly became feral, turning on their
friends and family. Luckily, scientists were able to create a synthetic... Read more

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So Let Them Burn

The Divine Traitors: Book #1

By: Kamilah Cole
Narrated by: Keylor Leigh & Kamali Minter
Length: 11 hours 24 minutes

“Looking for an exquisitely written Black Queer fantasy about DRAGONS?!?! Look no further as this Jamaican-inspired tale delivers a new interesting perspective on the chosen-one trope. While also posing the question: can there be peace between warring factions if the weapons of mass destructions (the DRAGONS) are sentient and making unbreakable... Read more

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How to Excavate a Heart

By: Jake Maia Arlow
Narrated by: Hope Newhouse
Length: 8 hours 38 minutes

“Not even sure where to start - I loved this book for so many reasons! Lesbian romance, first year of college woes, nerdy excitement, a badass 96-year-old landlady, corgi booties… a delightfully real (messy and imperfect) picture of early adulthood. Read more

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Highly Suspicious and Unfairly Cute

By: Talia Hibbert
Narrated by: Amina Koroma & Jonathan Andrew Hume
Length: 9 hours 15 minutes

From the New York Times bestselling author of the Brown Sisters trilogy, comes a laugh-out-loud story about a quirky content creator and a clean-cut athlete testing their abilities to survive the great outdoors—and each other.

Bradley Graeme is pretty much perfect. He’s a star football player, manages his OCD well (enough), and comes out on top... Read more

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The Dark Place

By: Britney Lewis
Narrated by: Shayna Small
Length: 7 hours 8 minutes

You can only hide from your nightmares for so long. Seventeen-year-old Hylee Williams didn’t ask to disappear. She didn’t ask to move from Kansas City, Kansas out to the suburbs in Missouri. But she did disappear, and not only that, but when she vanished from our world, she materialized in a dark, twisted version of the night that changed her... Read more

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That Self-Same Metal

The Forge & Fracture Saga, Book 1

The Forge & Fracture Saga

By: Brittany N. Williams
Narrated by: Patricia Allison
Length: 10 hours 31 minutes

A stunning YA fantasy debut, perfect for fans of Holly Black and Justina Ireland, about a Black girl (and sword expert) fighting a Fae uprising in Shakespearean London.
Sixteen-year-old Joan Sands is a gifted craftswoman who creates and upkeeps the stage blades for William Shakespeare’s acting company, The King’s Men. Joan’s skill with her blades... Read more

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The Fall of Whit Rivera

By: Crystal Maldonado
Narrated by: Victoria Villarreal
Length: 10 hours 12 minutes

Could you plan the Fall Formal with your (hot) nemesis? Whit Rivera is about to find out.

Frenemies Whit and Zay have been at odds for years (ever since he broke up with her in, like, the most embarrassing way imaginable), so when they’re forced to organize the fall formal together, it's a literal disaster. Sparks fly as Whitney—type-A,... Read more

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The Shadow Sister

By: Lily Meade
Narrated by: Tamika Katon-Donegal
Length: 8 hours 51 minutes

What happens when your sister disappears, and then returns, changed in ways trauma alone can't explain?
Sutton going missing is the worst thing that could have happened to Casey, to their family. She’s trying to help find her sister, but Casey is furious. She knows Sutton is manipulative, yet everyone paints a picture of her perfection. People... Read more

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The Spirit Bares Its Teeth

By: Andrew Joseph White
Narrated by: Raphael Corkhill
Length: 10 hours 44 minutes

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!

A blood-soaked and nauseating triumph that cuts like a scalpel and reads like your darkest nightmare.

New York Times bestselling author Andrew Joseph White returns with the transgressive gothic horror of our time!


Mors vincit omnia. Death conquers all.

London, 1883. The Veil between the living and dead has... Read more

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How To Succeed in Witchcraft

By: Aislinn Brophy
Narrated by: Tashi Thomas
Length: 10 hours 44 minutes

"Come for the crackling queer banter, stay for the history of magic (steeped in shrewd social consciousness).”—Ryan Douglass, New York Times bestselling author of The Taking of Jake Livingston

"The perfect witchy read" —BuzzFeed


Magically brilliant, academically perfect, chronically overcommitted—

Shay Johnson has all the makings of a successful... Read more

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Hell Followed with Us

By: Andrew Joseph White
Narrated by: Shaan Dasani, Graham Halstead & Avi Roque
Length: 10 hours 47 minutes

“With much inspiration taken from the ancient horror stories of The Bible, Hell Followed with Us is a post-apocalyptic adventure featuring queer teens as the heroes. A new plague has been released upon the world by an evangelical cult, The Angels. Benji’s mother is one of their leaders, his father his greatest ally, and he: a trans boy trapped... Read more

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Just Your Local Bisexual Disaster

By: Andrea Mosqueda
Narrated by: Stacy Gonzalez
Length: 10 hours 35 minutes

“What do you do when: Your ex is flirting with you and sending "we have unfinished business vibes", your straight best friend (that you used to have a crush on) keeps pushing the boundaries of your platonic friendship, AND the new super hot girl (that just transferred to your school) seems into you??? Find out in this wonderfully messy book, you... Read more

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The Bone Spindle

The Bone Spindle: Book #1

By: Leslie Vedder
Narrated by: Lindsey Dorcus
Length: 11 hours 43 minutes

An Instant Indie Bestseller!
 
Sleeping Beauty meets Indiana Jones in this thrilling fairytale retelling for fans of Sorcery of Thorns and The Cruel Prince.

Fi is a bookish treasure hunter with a knack for ruins and riddles, who definitely doesn’t believe in true love.

Shane is a tough-as-dirt girl warrior from the north who likes cracking skulls,... Read more

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Strange the Dreamer

Strange the Dreamer: Book #1

By: Laini Taylor
Narrated by: Steve West
Length: 18 hours 19 minutes

“Get ready to be swept up in this hauntingly beautiful story of an orphan boy who dreams of places no on remembers and a powerful girl fighting to do what is right. Laini Taylor creates a fantasy world that is sure to stay in your dreams. Great for readers who enjoyed Six of Crows, An Ember in the Ashes, or Taylor's other books. Read more

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Muse of Nightmares

Strange the Dreamer: Book #2

By: Laini Taylor
Narrated by: Steve West
Length: 15 hours 53 minutes

The highly anticipated, thrilling sequel to the New York Times bestseller, Strange the Dreamer, from National Book Award finalist Laini Taylor, author of the bestselling Daughter of Smoke & Bone trilogy.

Sarai has lived and breathed nightmares since she was six years old.

She believed she knew every horror, and was beyond surprise.

She... Read more

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Radio Silence

By: Alice Oseman
Narrated by: Aysha Kala
Length: 10 hours 23 minutes

The second novel by the phenomenally talented Alice Oseman, the author of the million-copy bestselling Heartstopper books—now a major Netflix series.What if everything you set yourself up to be was wrong?Frances has always been a study machine with one goal: elite university. Nothing will stand in her way. Not friends, not a guilty secret—not... Read more

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A Scatter of Light

By: Malinda Lo
Narrated by: Annie Q
Length: 10 hours 13 minutes

“Full of yearning, ponderances about art and what it means to be an artist, and self-revelation, A Scatter of Light has a simmering intensity that makes it hard to put down."—NPR

An Instant New York Times Bestseller

Last Night at the Telegraph Club
author Malinda Lo returns to the Bay Area with another masterful queer coming-of-age story, this... Read more

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Girls Like Girls

By: Hayley Kiyoko
Narrated by: Brandon Flynn, Hayley Kiyoko, Katie Gavin, Malia Pyles & Natalie Naudus
Length: 8 hours 31 minutes

This program is read by an all-queer cast: the author, Hayley Kiyoko; Natalie Naudus; Malia Pyles; Katie Gavin; and Brandon Flynn.

"This quaint performance by a five-narrator ensemble will tug at the heartstrings."- AudioFile

Trailblazing pop star, actor and director, Hayley Kiyoko debuts her first novel, a coming-of-age romance based on her... Read more

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