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ACE OF SPADES

ACE OF SPADES

by Faridah Abíkéy-Imídé | Read by Jeanette Illidge, Tapiwa Mugweni

Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
Young Adult

Narrator Jeanette Illidge portrays prideful Chiamaka (Chi) Adebayo. It's no surprise that her stellar academics and popularity result in her landing the honor of being head prefect in her final year at the prestigious Niveus Private Academy. In contrast, narrator Tapiwa Mugweni presents the surprise and meekness of music student Devon Richards when he is also named a prefect.... Read More

ALL THE THINGS WE NEVER KNEW

ALL THE THINGS WE NEVER KNEW

by Liara Tamani | Read by Preston Butler III, Joniece Abbott-Pratt

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Young Adult

This blend of romance and sports is told from dual perspectives. Narrator Joniece Abbott-Pratt voices Carli, a reluctant but gifted high school basketball player whose parents are in the middle of a messy divorce. Preston Butler uses a sonorous voice in his portrayal of Rex, another basketball superstar, who blames himself for his mother's death. After a chance meeting, they... Read More

AMELIA UNABRIDGED

AMELIA UNABRIDGED

by Ashley Schumacher | Read by Lesa Wilson

Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
Young Adult

Lesa Wilson narrates this gently poetic exploration of grief and adolescence. When her best friend dies unexpectedly, Amelia struggles to understand how her own life can go on. The mysterious delivery of a book pushes her into the path of a troubled young writer who is dealing with his own tragedy. Wilson's skill at delivering the striking imagery of this love letter to stories... Read More

AMERICAN BETIYA

AMERICAN BETIYA

by Anuradha D. Rajurkar | Read by Soneela Nankani

Listening Library | Unabridged
Young Adult

Narrator Soneela Nankani sounds warm, wry, and believably youthful as Rani, an Illinois high school student who finds first love and hard-won confidence in this coming-of-age audiobook. Responsible, smart, and talented in photography, Rani is surprised when she falls for Oliver, a charismatic fellow artist. Their chemistry is powerful, but their romance has to stay clandestine... Read More

ANY WAY THE WIND BLOWS

ANY WAY THE WIND BLOWS Simon Snow Trilogy, Book 3

Earphones Award Winner

by Rainbow Rowell | Read by Euan Morton

Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
Young Adult

Euan Morton returns to narrate the final installment in the Simon Snow series. Morton's exceptional talent shines as he modulates between European and American accents and seamlessly shifts tones to bring each distinct character to life. Simon, voiced listlessly, must figure out his place in the World of Mages. And Baz, speaking sardonically, just wants to hold on to his... Read More

BE DAZZLED

BE DAZZLED

by Ryan La Sala | Read by Pete Cross

Dreamscape | Unabridged
Young Adult

Narrator Pete Cross brings an energetic and delightful personality to the characters and relationships in this story of a young gay teen who is on a quest to win the cosplay competition at his local comics convention. Told in alternating "then" and "now" chapters, the story involves the budding romance and eventual breakup of Raffy and his now-ex-boyfriend, Luca. The worst... Read More

BETWEEN PERFECT AND REAL

BETWEEN PERFECT AND REAL

by Ray Stoeve | Read by MW Cartozian Wilson

Recorded Books | Unabridged
Young Adult

The theme of self-discovery drives this realistic audiobook featuring Dean, a high school thespian who has recently realized he is transgender. Playing Romeo in a nontraditional school production of ROMEO AND JULIET inspires Dean to recognize that masculinity isn't just a role for him--it's what he is. So he begins the complicated and ever-continuing process of coming out as... Read More

BLACKOUT

BLACKOUT

by Dhonielle Clayton, Tiffany D. Jackson, Nic Stone, Angie Thomas, Ashley Woodfolk, Nicola Yoon | Read by Joniece Abbott-Pratt, Dion Graham, Imani Parks, Jordan Cobb, Shayna Small, A.J Beckles, Bahni Turpin

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Young Adult

An all-star cast of narrators and bestselling authors come together for a summery treat. Six interlocking short stories tell of young Black love during one night of a New York City blackout. Joniece Abbott-Pratt's compelling voice transports listeners through the five acts of "The Long Walk," Tiffany D. Jackson's story, which interweaves between the others to chronicle two exes... Read More

BLADE OF SECRETS

BLADE OF SECRETS Bladesmith, Book 1

by Tricia Levenseller | Read by Emily Ellet

Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
Young Adult

Emily Ellet offers an unflinching and elegant performance of this audiobook featuring a character with social anxiety. Ziva's magical blacksmith skill allows her to craft especially powerful weapons, which attracts a commission from a warlord. But after creating a devastating sword capable of stealing the secrets of its victims and learning of the warlord's intentions to... Read More

THE BURNING (YOUNG READERS EDITION)

THE BURNING (YOUNG READERS EDITION) Black Wall Street and the Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921

by Tim Madigan, Hilary Beard [Adapt.] | Read by Bill Andrew Quinn

Tantor Media | Unabridged
Young Adult

White journalist Tim Madigan's portrait of the decimation of Greenwood--a Black residential and business district in Tulsa, Oklahoma--in 1921 has been adapted skillfully for young people by award-winning Black author Hilary Beard. In addition to scaling the work so that it is accessible to middle graders and older youth, Beard's perspectives as a woman and as a Black person... Read More

DAUGHTER OF SPARTA

DAUGHTER OF SPARTA Daughter of Sparta, Book 1

by Claire Andrews | Read by Brittany Pressley

Hachette Audio | Unabridged
Young Adult

In this audio interpretation of the myth of Daphne and Apollo, 17-year-old Daphne has trained to be a Spartan warrior. Narrator Brittany Presley gives Daphne a tough exterior, especially when she must take on an unexpected quest in order to save her brother's life. Nine mysterious gifts have been stolen, and it's up to Daphne to return them before the gods' power fades and the... Read More

DEAREST JOSEPHINE

DEAREST JOSEPHINE

by Caroline George | Read by Nathalie Powell

Thomas Nelson | Unabridged
Young Adult

Nathalie Pownall narrates an unconventional young adult romance audiobook. After her father dies, Josie takes a gap year before starting university. As she begins to renovate the English estate her father bequeathed to her, she comes across letters addressed to her that were written by someone 200 years earlier. Pownall's performance, though spirited, is far from stellar.... Read More

THE EDGE OF FALLING

THE EDGE OF FALLING

by Rebecca Serle | Read by Devon Sorvari

Simon & Schuster Audio | Unabridged
Young Adult

Caggie is a privileged New York teenager who is the granddaughter of Holden Caulfield. (Yes, THAT Holden Caulfield.) Caggie's got a lot on her plate. Her little sister has died, and in her grief and guilt, she has broken up with her boyfriend. To top it all off, shortly thereafter, she stopped a suicidal girl from jumping off a building, garnering attention she does not want.... Read More

EVEN IF WE BREAK

EVEN IF WE BREAK

by Marieke Nijkamp | Read by Jeffrey Brick, Amanda Dolan, Jer Adrianne Lelliott, Cassandra Morris, MW Cartozian Wilson

Recorded Books | Unabridged
Young Adult

An ensemble cast that includes Jeffrey Brick, Amanda Dolan, Jer Adrianne Lelliott, Cassandra Morris, and MW Cartozian Wilson gives a haunting performance of a group of friends who gather for one more round of a role-playing game. A deadly weekend follows. A different narrator takes on each point of view, and each narrator walks the delicate balance of familiarizing listeners... Read More

FIREBIRD

FIREBIRD Firebird, Book 1

by Kathy Tyers | Read by Natasha Soudek

Oasis Audio | Unabridged
Young Adult

Narrator Natasha Soudek guides listeners through the setting and characters of this Christian sci-fi audiobook. Lady Firebird of Netaia is a "wasteling," too far down in the birth order of her royal family's lineage to be of any worth. When she is chosen to lead an attack on the neighboring planet of Veroh, she knows that if she survives, she will be eliminated soon after her... Read More

THE FOREST OF STOLEN GIRLS

THE FOREST OF STOLEN GIRLS

Earphones Award Winner

by June Hur | Read by Sue Jean Kim

Listening Library | Unabridged
Young Adult

Sue Jean Kim's narration brings verisimilitude to a fifteenth-century Joseon (Korean) mystery that shines a light on the trafficking of young women. Kim's voice reflects the courage of Min Hwani, who returns to her island of Jeju determined to find her father and 13 girls who have gone missing in the last four years. Kim's gently precise reading reflects Hwani's skills of... Read More

FROM A WHISPER TO A RALLYING CRY

FROM A WHISPER TO A RALLYING CRY The Killing of Vincent Chin and the Trial that Galvanized the Asian American Movement

by Paula Yoo | Read by Catherine Ho

Recorded Books | Unabridged
Young Adult

Narrator Catherine Ho deftly guides listeners through the complex web of events and legal actions surrounding the 1982 death of Vincent Chin. The young Chinese-American man was beaten with a baseball bat following an argument at a bar. After the defendants received probation and a fine, the case was taken up as a potential hate crime by a wide coalition of Asian-American... Read More

THE GHOSTS WE KEEP

THE GHOSTS WE KEEP

by Mason Deaver | Read by Ian Alexander

Scholastic Audiobooks | Unabridged
Young Adult

Ian Alexander thoughtfully narrates this YA novel about Liam, a nonbinary teen whose older brother, Ethan, has just died. They're struggling to return to normal life, especially since their two best friends have little patience for their grief. They start hanging out with Ethan's best friend instead, a friendship that brings them unexpected comfort. Alexander's voice carries a... Read More

GIRL ON THE LINE

GIRL ON THE LINE

by Faith Gardner | Read by Caitlin Davies

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Young Adult

Journey is a teenager who is recovering from a recent suicide attempt in this audiobook narrated by Caitlin Davies. The narrative bounces between the time shortly after this traumatic event to the present day, which sees Journey adjusting to life as a college student and crisis hotline volunteer. Bisexual Journey wants to get back together with her best friend turned boyfriend... Read More

THE GRAVITY OF US: AFTER THE LAUNCH

THE GRAVITY OF US: AFTER THE LAUNCH

by Phil Stamper | Read by Michael Crouch

Listening Library | Unabridged
Young Adult

One year after an abrupt move to Texas for a life-changing NASA mission, 18-year-old social media reporter Cal Lewis is back on his home turf in New York City, playing tour guide for his boyfriend, Leon. Narrator Michael Crouch wears Cal's signature edgy tenor like a comfortable jacket. As portrayed by Crouch, Leon, starstruck by the sights and sounds of the Big Apple,... Read More

THE GREAT GODDEN

THE GREAT GODDEN

Earphones Award Winner

by Meg Rosoff | Read by Ell Potter

Brilliance Audio/ Candlewick | Unabridged
Young Adult

As a British family of six takes its annual beach holiday, narrator Ell Potter's delivery is informed by the voice of the unnamed, ungendered young adult narrator. Connection and joy have always been the context of vacations with Cousin Hope, who lives at the shore. This particular summer will end with Hope's wedding and begins with the arrival of the two American brothers,... Read More

HOME IS NOT A COUNTRY

HOME IS NOT A COUNTRY

by Safia Elhillo | Read by Safia Elhillo, Christopher Myers

Listening Library | Unabridged
Young Adult

Author and narrator Safia Elhillo delivers an unflinching performance of this light fantasy told in verse, introduced by narrator Christopher Myers. Nima feels trapped--ostracized by her town yet not accepted by the country her mother comes from. When her friend is hospitalized because of an Islamophobic attack, Nima begins a journey accompanied by a version of herself that... Read More

HURRICANE SUMMER

HURRICANE SUMMER

by Asha Bromfield | Read by Asha Bromfield

Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
Young Adult

Author and narrator Asha Bromfield offers an engrossing performance of this coming-of-age audiobook. Bromfield's experience as an actress and her ease with Jamaican Patois will draw listeners into a story that has multiple levels of emotional intensity. Tilla, who is desperate for her father's affection despite his absence from her life, spends the summer in Jamaica with him.... Read More

THE IMMORTAL BOY

THE IMMORTAL BOY

by Francisco Montaña Ibáñez, David Bowles [Trans.] | Read by Johnny Rey Diaz, Ana Daniela Osorio

Dreamscape | Unabridged
Young Adult

In Bogota, Colombia, Hector and his four siblings must fend for themselves after being abandoned by their father. They find themselves hungry every day but seek to stay together at any cost. Narrator Johnny Rey Diaz provides expressive vocal characterizations for the siblings' dialogue and delivers clear, comfortably paced narrative. In a parallel story, Nina, a girl living in... Read More

INDIVISIBLE

INDIVISIBLE

by Daniel Aleman | Read by Adan Rocha

Hachette Audio | Unabridged
Young Adult

Adan Rocha narrates this timely young adult audiobook, which sheds light on the U.S.-Mexico border crisis. Mateo and Sophie Garcia are the children of undocumented Mexican immigrants. The Garcias are living a quiet life in America when, suddenly, the parents are taken by ICE officers, who plan to deport them. Mateo and Sophie must forge ahead without the guidance of their Ma... Read More

INSTRUCTIONS FOR DANCING

INSTRUCTIONS FOR DANCING

by Nicola Yoon | Read by Bahni Turpin

Listening Library | Unabridged
Young Adult

With a heartfelt performance, Bahni Turpin puts listeners in the head of Evie, an L.A. high school senior who doesn't believe in happily ever after anymore--not after she caught her father cheating and her parents got divorced. When she starts seeing visions of how and when couples' relationships will end, Evie's search for answers leads her to a dance studio where she meets... Read More

LOST IN THE NEVER WOODS

LOST IN THE NEVER WOODS

by Aiden Thomas | Read by Avi Roque

Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
Young Adult

Narrator Avi Roque delivers this retelling of the classic Peter Pan story in a tone of childlike wonder that transitions into a devastating story of trauma and loss. Five years ago, Wendy's brothers disappeared in the woods behind their house. Now more children are going missing, and Wendy is forced to confront her fragmented memories about her brothers' disappearance as well... Read More

LUCY CLARK WILL NOT APOLOGIZE

LUCY CLARK WILL NOT APOLOGIZE

Earphones Award Winner

by Margo Rabb | Read by Tara Sands

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Young Adult

Narrator Tara Sands uses just the right sarcastic tone to represent the voice of 16-year-old Lucy Clark. Recently suspended from her boarding school in Texas, Lucy is sent to New York City for some character-building. She is to help care for elderly Edith Fox. Sands's cruel portrait of headmistress Miss Leary makes for a wonderful contrast with the wit of Lucy's voice and the... Read More

LYCANTHROPY AND OTHER CHRONIC ILLNESSES

LYCANTHROPY AND OTHER CHRONIC ILLNESSES

by Kristen O'Neal | Read by Soneela Nankani

Recorded Books | Unabridged
Young Adult

Narrator Soneela Nankani delivers an emotional yet hilarious performance of this audiobook despite some minor production flaws. Priya puts her premed dreams on pause after contracting Lyme disease. Her online friend, Brigid, has been supportive but is reluctant to share details regarding her own illness. So when Brigid suddenly goes offline, Priya steals her family's car to... Read More

MADE IN KOREA

MADE IN KOREA

Earphones Award Winner

by Sarah Suk | Read by Raymond J. Lee, Joy Osmanski

Simon & Schuster Audio | Unabridged
Young Adult

Narrators Raymond J. Lee and Joy Osmanski dazzle with their performances of two teens who sell competing K-beauty products at their high school. Osmanski portrays Valerie Kwon with a sharp tone, channeling her intelligence and laser focus to succeed. Her narration shines in her ability to capture Valerie's humanity and faults. Lee, on the other hand, gives Wes Jung a laid-back... Read More

THE MARVELOUS MIRZA GIRLS

THE MARVELOUS MIRZA GIRLS

by Sheba Karim | Read by Richa Moorjani

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Young Adult

Narrator Richa Moorjani is the lively voice of recent high school graduate Noreen, who is looking for new meaning in her life in New Delhi. Moorjani makes the most of a plucky main character on an exotic adventure. She creates a vivacious, sarcastic persona for the teen, who has become jaded by the death of her beloved Aunt Sonia. Moorjani evokes both funny and sad moments as... Read More

NOT MY PROBLEM

NOT MY PROBLEM

by Ciara Smyth | Read by Sarah Jane Drummey

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Young Adult

Irish actor Sarah Jane Drummey performs Ciara Smyth's dialogue-rich novel using varied pacing for the trio of characters at its heart. The story is told from underachieving Aideen's perspective. She, perfectionist Meabh, and exceedingly chatty Kavi find themselves in an unexpected friendship that offers each the opportunity to grow emotionally as they make changes in... Read More

NOTES FROM A YOUNG BLACK CHEF

NOTES FROM A YOUNG BLACK CHEF Adapted for Young Adults

by Kwame Onwuachi, Joshua David Stein | Read by Malik Rashad

Listening Library | Unabridged
Young Adult

Narrator Malik Rashad captures the highs and lows in the life of an ambitious young chef. In this adapted memoir, Kwame Onwuachi recounts his early years as a child of Nigeria, Louisiana, and the Bronx and how they prepared him to succeed as one of the few Black chefs in fine dining. Rashad occasionally hesitates over French-derived restaurant slang but does an excellent job... Read More

ON THE HOOK

ON THE HOOK

by Francisco X. Stork | Read by Christian Barillas

Scholastic Audiobooks | Unabridged
Young Adult

Stork returns with a reimagining of his 2006 novel, BEHIND THE EYES. Narrator Christian Barillas's facility with accents adds to the believability of 16-year-old Hector, his family, and Joey, a bullying classmate. Time has passed since Hector's father's death. His brother Fili has recovered from depression, and Hector's own life seems rich with potential. Barillas portrays... Read More

THE OTHER SIDE OF PERFECT

THE OTHER SIDE OF PERFECT

by Mariko Turk | Read by Allison Hiroto

Hachette Audio | Unabridged
Young Adult

Narrator Allison Hiroto establishes a steady yet passionate voice for Alina, a high school junior and ballerina who abandons her dream of becoming a professional dancer after suffering a broken leg. Now she must learn to navigate feelings of jealousy as she watches the other ballerinas perform without her. This pause gives her the opportunity to reflect on discrimination in the... Read More

PAUL ROBESON

PAUL ROBESON No One Can Silence Me (Adapted for Young Adults)

by Martin Duberman, Jason Reynolds [Fore.] | Read by Cary Hite

Blackstone Audio | Unabridged
Young Adult

Narrator Cary Hite offers an engrossing and resonant performance of this young adult adaptation of the life of Paul Robeson. Due to his radical civil rights activism, Robeson's legacy as the first internationally renowned Black actor and singer has been largely downplayed. Listeners will follow Robeson's triumphs as an all-star athlete, valedictorian, lawyer, and stage actor,... Read More

PRIDE AND PREMEDITATION

PRIDE AND PREMEDITATION Jane Austen Murder Mysteries, Book 1

by Tirzah Price | Read by Morag Sims

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Young Adult

Listeners will enjoy an aural treat as Morag Sims narrates the first audiobook of a Jane Austen-inspired teen mystery series. Lawyer's daughter Lizzie Bennet fervently wishes she could work for her father's firm. When a high-society murder takes place, Lizzie hopes to solve the case despite the displeasure of the suspect's lawyer, Fitzwilliam Darcy. Sims deftly captures the... Read More

REPLACED PARTS

REPLACED PARTS Transformed Nexus, Book 1

by Stephanie Hansen | Read by Ramon De Ocampo, Jesse Vilinsky

Tantor Media | Unabridged
Young Adult

Ramon de Ocampo and Jesse Vilinsky team up to narrate this YA techno-thriller set in space. Vilinsky does the heavy lifting, portraying Sierra, a 16-year-old girl who is trying to save her father. The perspective is first-person present tense, an approach that allows Vilinsky's focused performance to outshine the material. Vilinsky makes Sierra's adventures seem like the most... Read More

RISE TO THE SUN

RISE TO THE SUN

by Leah Johnson | Read by Lexi Underwood, Alaska Jackson

Scholastic Audiobooks | Unabridged
Young Adult

Alternating narrators tell the story of two Black teens who meet at the Farmland Music and Arts Festival. Sixteen-year-old Olivia has become an outcast at school after a revenge porn incident with her popular ex-boyfriend. Lexi Underwood's narration highlights Olivia's feelings of vulnerability and betrayal. Impulsive and prone to falling in love fast, she tries to avoid her... Read More

RULE OF WOLVES

RULE OF WOLVES King of Scars Duology, Book 2

by Leigh Bardugo | Read by Lauren Fortgang

Audible, Inc. | Unabridged
Young Adult

Lauren Fortgang is back to narrate this fantasy, set in the author's Grishaverse. Fortgang presents the many action sequences with such deftness that listeners will feel as if they're dodging arrows while watching dragons fly. She also shines in her characterizations, especially that of one character who is in disguise during the entire audiobook. Fortgang manages to... Read More

SISTER OF THE BOLLYWOOD BRIDE

SISTER OF THE BOLLYWOOD BRIDE

Earphones Award Winner

by Nandini Bajpai | Read by Soneela Nankani

Hachette Audio | Unabridged
Young Adult

Narrator Soneela Nankani sparkles in this charming ode to family bonds and the power of the perfect party. When her sister, Vinnie, announces her engagement, Mini wishes their mother were still alive to plan the wedding. With everyone else wrapped up in work, Mini has to figure out this wedding stuff fast. Nankani's nuanced performance makes this standout production more than... Read More

A SITTING IN ST. JAMES

A SITTING IN ST. JAMES

Earphones Award Winner

by Rita Williams-Garcia | Read by Machelle Williams

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Young Adult

Machelle Williams skillfully narrates this sprawling story of generational secrets in antebellum Louisiana. La Petite Cottage plantation is home to three generations of Guilberts, as well as the enslaved people who make their lifestyle possible. The family matriarch's decision to sit for her portrait begins a chain of events that will upend everyone's fortunes. Williams weaves... Read More

SKY BREAKER

SKY BREAKER Night Spinner, Book 2

by Addie Thorley | Read by Natalie Naudus, Caitlin Davies

Blackstone Audio | Unabridged
Young Adult

Narrators Natalie Naudus and Caitlin Davies deliver the epic finish to the Night Spinner series. Enebish, portrayed by Naudus, is still reeling from Ghoa's betrayal. Her chapters are delivered with careful precision at an unhurried pace, allowing listeners to savor her turmoil as she struggles to unite a ragtag group of shepherds and find allies. Ghoa, voiced by Davies, is... Read More

SLINGSHOT

SLINGSHOT

Earphones Award Winner

by Mercedes Helnwein | Read by Jesse Vilinsky

Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
Young Adult

Narrator Jesse Vilinsky masterfully connects listeners to the awkward nervous energy of teens. Gracie, a 15-year-old who attends a boarding school in Florida, does not have a typical or even pleasant family life. Scared of love, and of letting others get to know her, she ends up drawing the attention of the new boy, Wade, by shooting his adversary with her slingshot. With that... Read More

SOME OTHER NOW

SOME OTHER NOW

by Sarah Everett | Read by Jeanette Illidge

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | Unabridged
Young Adult

Narrator Jeanette Illidge is the voice of Jessi Rumfield, who is trying to come to terms with her responsibility for a tragedy a year earlier so that she can move forward. Illidge gives the story a strong first-person voice as Jessi moves from Now to Then and back again. Slipping into dialogue, Illidge uses subtle changes in timbre and tone to bring personalities to life.... Read More

A TASTE FOR LOVE

A TASTE FOR LOVE

by Jennifer Yen | Read by Josephine Huang

Listening Library | Unabridged
Young Adult

Josephine Huang performs this sweet novel at the perfect pace. Liza Yang, an avid baker, is smart and driven. But she could still do better, according to her mother, by dating an Asian boy. Mrs. Yang sets up a baking competition filled with eligible young Asian men for just this purpose. Liza, who is trying to prove herself to her mother, is voiced with a clearly enunciated... Read More

THIRTY TALKS WEIRD LOVE

THIRTY TALKS WEIRD LOVE

by Alessandra Narváez Varela | Read by Alessandra Narváez Varela

Listening Library | Unabridged
Young Adult

Author Alessandra Narvez Varela narrates her debut, a teen novel in verse set in 1990s Ciudad Juárez, Mexico. Young teen Anamaría struggles with academic drive, maintaining friendships, and her growing awareness of dangers in her beloved city, where femicide is rampant. When an odd woman called Thirty claims to be Anamaría's older self, she's understandably skeptical. Narvez... Read More

TOKYO EVER AFTER

TOKYO EVER AFTER Tokyo Ever After, Book 1

by Emiko Jean | Read by Ali Ahn

Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
Young Adult

Narrator Ali Ahn gives this young adult rom-com fun doses of personality and sass. Raised in California by her mother, Izumi Tanaka doesn't know the name of her father until she accidentally discovers it just months before high school graduation. In PRINCESS DIARIES fashion, Izzy is shocked to learn that her dad is Japanese royalty and that she's been invited to Tokyo to meet... Read More

TROUBLE GIRLS

TROUBLE GIRLS

by Julia Lynn Rubin | Read by Emily Shaffer

Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
Young Adult

Emily Shaffer provides a fast-paced performance of an audiobook about two teenagers who are running away from the law. Trixie has been in love with her best friend, Lux, for years. The teen duo end up in the wrong place at the wrong time, a development that takes them from their small West Virginian town to a Thelma and Louise-style trip across the country. Shaffer's narration... Read More

WE ARE INEVITABLE

WE ARE INEVITABLE

Earphones Award Winner

by Gayle Forman | Read by Sunil Malhotra

Listening Library | Unabridged
Young Adult

Narrator Sunil Malhotra portrays 19-year-old Aaron Stein, who lives with his father, Ira, and works in their used bookstore. Aaron lost his brother to addiction, and now he's discovered that Ira is deep in credit card debt. Malhotra expresses Aaron's conflicted feelings when Chad, an old friend of his brother, shows up and demands they build a ramp, which they can't afford, to... Read More

WHERE THE RHYTHM TAKES YOU

WHERE THE RHYTHM TAKES YOU

by Sarah Dass | Read by Antonevia Ocho-Coultes

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Young Adult

Narrator Antonevia Ocho-Coultes has the listener feeling the tropical breezes of Tobago. Seventeen-year-old Reyna has given up her dream of leaving the island to attend art school in order to help her father run her late mother's hotel. Aiden, Reyna's ex-boyfriend, a musician, returns to Tobago with his bandmates for an extended vacation at the hotel, a situation that brings... Read More

THE WITCH KING

THE WITCH KING The Witch King Duology, Book 1

Earphones Award Winner

by H.E. Edgmon | Read by Dani Martineck

Harlequin Audio | Unabridged
Young Adult

Trans, queer witch Wyatt Croft--portrayed by narrator Dani Martineck-- escaped the fae kingdom where he was raised to find freedom in the human world. After years without the pressure of fae expectations, Wyatt is taken by surprise when his betrothed--a fae prince named Emyr--shows up to bring him home. Unperturbed by Wyatt's transgender identity and insisting they fulfill... Read More

THE YEAR SHAKESPEARE RUINED MY LIFE

THE YEAR SHAKESPEARE RUINED MY LIFE

by Dani Jansen | Read by Rebecca Auerbach

Second Story Press | Unabridged
Young Adult

Rebecca Auerbach provides near-perfect matches for the eclectic characters in this young adult audiobook. High school senior Alison Green is an overachiever who is obsessed with becoming class valedictorian. When she's asked to produce the school's upcoming Shakespeare play, she has no idea how much it will adversely affect her life--personally and academically. With a distinct... Read More

YESTERDAY IS HISTORY

YESTERDAY IS HISTORY

by Kosoko Jackson | Read by Ron Butler

Dreamscape | Unabridged
Young Adult

Ron Butler narrates this YA tale of time travel and romance. Because of the time jumps, Butler has to make the characters sound specific to a time and place. Listeners will have no trouble discerning who is from 2021 and who is from the past. And when Butler narrates the internal monologue of the protagonist, Andre, he shows off his full vocal range. Because Andre was raised by... Read More

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