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Top 10 YA Fiction of 2015

Whether you're looking for a new book to read over the holidays or something to buy for the book lover in your life, we have a list for you! Here are some fantastic Young Adult Fiction books that were published in 2015. Eden Grey, the Teen Librarian at the Erlanger branch, shares 10 of her favorite YA Fiction books from the year. There is a large variety here - stand-alones, books in a series, an anthology, some short novels and some that are very long, some super popular and a few that flew under the radar this year. I hope this helps some people discover new books to read!                   

By |December 18th, 2015|Categories: Featured Post, KCPL, teens|0 Comments

Magical Realism in YA Fiction

Today I wanted to share with you some of my favorite books of the last year, and they all fit into a strange category of sub-genre called "Magical Realism." YA Highway describes magical realism in a clever way: In a nutshell, magical realism is a very subtle genre which adds elements the surreal to a character's everyday life. There is usually no explanation for these magical ingredients; there is no world-building; there is only a dose of strangeness to interrupt what would otherwise be a completely contemporary, realistic story. According to critic Luis Leal, "If you can explain it, then it's not magical realism." Basically, these books have strange, magical, and/or fantastical elements that simply can't be explained easily, if at all. If you're looking for something mind-opening, twisty and strange, magical and profound, check out one of these great reads.       

By |May 26th, 2015|Categories: teens, Teens|0 Comments

New Teen Reads for 2015!

The new year brings us a wealth of new Fiction & Memoirs for teens and fans of Young Adult fiction! Check out some top picks from Eden Grey, the Teen Librarian at KCPL's Erlanger branch. Just click on the cover to find out more about the book and to reserve your copy today! Contemporary and Realistic Young Adult Fiction        Science Fiction & Fantasy       New Non-fiction & Memoirs     

By |May 5th, 2015|Categories: teens, Teens|0 Comments

Great Teen Fiction – Sci-Fi, Adventure, and Dystopia

Looking for some great new books to read over spring break? Check out the featured YA fiction below! Click on the cover to be taken to the KCPL catalog, where you can place a hold on a book or find more great books by these authors.         The Glass Arrow is Kristen Simmons' latest stand-alone novel. She describes it as her feminist novel - and it definitely is that! The Glass Arrow tells Aya's story as she fights her way out of captivity and struggles for survival in a dystopian world where women are bought and sold.   This Shattered World is the next installment in the Starbound series by authors Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner. Galaxy-spanning science fiction with a healthy dose of romance, action, and mystery, the Starbound series can be read in any order.   Kalahari is the latest standalone novel from YA sci-fi author Jessica Khoury. Sarah and her father live in the middle of the Kalahari desert. When her father disappears in dangerous circumstances, Sarah must lead a group of teenage safari-goers on a quest to find out what happened to her family.

By |March 13th, 2015|Categories: teens, Teens|0 Comments

New Teen Reads for 2015!

The new year brings us a wealth of new Fiction & Memoirs for teens and fans of Young Adult fiction! Check out some top picks from Eden Grey, the Teen Librarian at KCPL's Erlanger branch. Just click on the cover to find out more about the book and to reserve your copy today! Contemporary and Realistic Young Adult Fiction        Science Fiction & Fantasy       New Non-fiction & Memoirs     

By |February 5th, 2015|Categories: teens, Teens|0 Comments

Top 14 Teen Books of 2014!

It comes as no surprise the the DIVERGENT series made up the most checked out books of 2014! Following close behind was THE FAULT IN OUR STARS, then CATCHING FIRE and THE HUNGER GAMES.  Another popular book was IF I STAY, which recently had a film adaptation. In fact, you might notice a trend: all of the books below have had movie adaptations or will have them soon! Even the HOLLOW CITY series is soon going to be in production. Want to re-read one of your favorites or catch up on the most-read YA books of 2014? Just click on the titles below to find a copy or put one on hold.     '                                                                        

By |December 26th, 2014|Categories: teens, Teens, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Teen Winter Reading Club at the Erlanger branch!

Read to win prizes this winter! Fill out entry forms at the library and online to enter to win signed YA books, DVDs, and other bookish prizes. One grand prize winner will be randomly chosen to win a John Green box set. Open to grades 6-12, from December 1 - January 1 at the Erlanger branch only.  Online entries can be completed by filling out THIS FORM. 

By |December 3rd, 2014|Categories: teens|0 Comments

YA Mythology Fiction

 Josephine Angelini      Jennifer Lynn Barnes     Tracy Barrett Tracy Barrett   Kendare Blake   Francesca Lia Block   Meg Cabot              Aimee Carter                   Tera Lynn Childs     Tera Lynn Childs     Bree Despain     Ann Dee Ellis     Jennifer Estep                                   Lynne Ewing                   Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl   Tessa Gratton     Ann Halam     Karen Healey     Amanda Hocking                  P.J. Hoover   Justina Ireland     Carrie Jones       Mary Lindsey     Regina McBride     Elizabeth Miles                Bryce Moore   Daniel & Dina Nayeri     Lisa Papademetriou     Rick Riordan                                    Laini Taylor                     J & P Voelkel   Kiersten White   Emily Whitman

By |July 30th, 2014|Categories: teens|Comments Off on YA Mythology Fiction

Divergent Read-a-Likes

Ann Aguirre        Paolo Bacigalupi     Leah Bobet Alexandra Bracken     Aimee Carter  Joelle Charbonneau     Ally Condie  Megan Crewe        S.D. Crockett Lydia Kang Julia Karr Alex London      Marie Lu        Lauren McLaughlin Caragh O'Brien        Lauren Oliver          Susan Beth Pfeffer C.J. Redwine     Jeyn Roberts     Veronica Rossi           Amy Kathleen Ryan        Kristen Simmons        Sherri Smith Dan Wells        Kat Zhang    

By |June 14th, 2014|Categories: teens|Comments Off on Divergent Read-a-Likes

Beyond the Book – CINDER

Do you love to read? Want to discuss your favorite books with other book lovers? Join the teen book club at the Erlanger branch of KCPL! We meet the first Wednesday of the month at 5:00 p.m. We discuss that month's book, share recommendations for other great books, and do creative writing or craft activities based on the book club choice for that month. There's something for everyone! For June we are reading Cinder, the first book in The Lunar Chronicles series by Marissa Meyer.  Cinder is a retelling of the classic Cinderella story, set in a future in which cyborgs are shunned, a mysterious disease is killing not only the poor but the King of New Beijing, and strange Lunars threaten the world's safety. This popular series has taken the YA Lit world by storm and is a must-read for all romance and dystopian fans!  To find out more about the event, sign-up to attend, or find out how you can get a copy of the book (without a library card or being put on a wait list!) visit our website.