List of the Week: YA with journalists


Journalists can kick some serious bad guy booty. Want to read about one? I’ve got a list of YA with journalists, including Fallout and These Shallow Graves!

unrivaled alyson noelUnrivaled (Beautiful Idols #1) by Alyson Noël
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Release date: May 4 2016
Layla, Aster, and Tommy find themselves with a VIP invite to the glamorous and gritty world of Los Angeles’s nightlife and lured into a high-stakes competition where Madison Brooks is the target. Just as their hopes begin to gleam like stars through the California smog, Madison Brooks goes missing…

fake id lamar gilesFake ID by Lamar Giles
Publisher: HarperCollins
Release date: January 21 2015
I shouldn’t tell you about my friend Eli Cruz and the major conspiracy he was about to uncover when he died—right after I moved to town. About how I had to choose between solving his murder with his hot sister, Reya, and “staying low-key” like the Program has taught me. But I’m going to.

the new guy amy spaldingThe New Guy (and Other Senior Year Distractions) by Amy Spalding
Publisher: Poppy
Release date: April 5 2016
I realize that on paper I look like your standard type-A, neurotic, overachiever. And maybe I am. But I didn’t get to be the editor of my school’s long-revered newspaper by just showing up. I have one main goal for my senior year —at least, that was the plan before I knew about Alex Powell. And before Alex Powell betrayed me.

after the woods kim savageAfter the Woods by Kim Savage
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Release date: February 23 2016
One year after an attack that left one girl unable to piece together her memories and the other bent on self-destruction, a dead girl turns up and the devastating truth becomes clear.

famous last words jennifer salvato doktorskiFamous Last Words by Jennifer Salvato Doktorski
Publisher: Henry Holt & Co.
Release date: July 2 2013
Samantha D’Angelo has death on her brain. Her newspaper internship has her writing obituaries instead of soaking up the sun at the beach. But as Sam begins to learn her way around the newsroom, she realizes that the best part of her summer might be hiding right in front of her place.

unspoken sarah rees brennanUnspoken by Sarah Rees Brennan
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Release date: September 11 2012
Kami Glass loves the imaginary boy in her head. An outsider now in her sleepy English town of Sorry-in-the-Vale, she’s keeping busy by running the school newspaper and is only occasionally found talking to herself. But when the Lyburns return to town – including Ash, the boy she’s imagined in her head for years – everything changes.

these shallow graves jennifer donnellyThese Shallow Graves by Jennifer Donnelly
Publisher: Random House
Release date: October 27 2015
Josephine Montfort lives a life of ease. Not much is expected of her other than to marry well. But when her father dies due to an accidental gunshot, the gilding on Jo’s world starts to tarnish.

fallout lois lane gwenda bondLois Lane: Fallout (Lois Lane #1) by Gwenda Bond
Publisher: Switch Press
Release date: March 10 2016
Lois Lane is starting a new life in Metropolis, and she’s determined to fit in. But a group known as the Warheads is making life miserable for another girl at school. They’re messing with her mind, somehow. Not cool. Armed with her new snazzy job as a reporter, Lois has her sights set on solving this mystery.

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