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A gay teenager in 1990s Wyoming must contend with the violent loss of a loved one in this historical YA novel that draws from the tragic murder of Matthew Shepard in 1998.

by Mason Stokes
Publisher, November 2024
(via KT Literary)

Juniper, Wyoming, high school student Ash is still reeling from his mother’s death and ostracization by his friends when his father signs him up to join the crew for a college production of Oklahoma! Ash is slowly drawn out of his shell by student reporter Jenna and the star of the show, Shane, with whom a romance slowly blooms. Shane is talented, sensitive, and magnetic, but also deeply troubled. When Shane is found brutally beaten and unconscious, Jenna and Ash are shattered. And after Shane dies, they watch his death become a rallying point for gay rights advocates, and they wonder what the full story is and if they truly knew Shane at all.

ALL THE TRUTH I CAN STAND is a heartbreaking exploration of grief and legacy, and details the good and the bad that can come to pass when an imperfect person is made into a symbol.

YA debut author Mason Stokes is a professor of English at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York, where he teaches African American literature and queer fiction. In addition to his scholarly writing, Stokes is the author of the adult novel Saving Julian and the personal essay “Namesake,” which was selected by Jonathan Franzen for inclusion in the 2016 edition of Best American Essays.


P. H. Low’s debut fantasy is a richly reimagined tale of Captain Hook’s origin, a story of cruelty, magic, lost innocence, and the indelible power of stories.

by P.H. Low
Orbit/ Hachette, July 2024
(via KT Literary)

Jordan was once a Lost Boy, convinced she would never grow up. Now, she’s twenty-two and exiled to the real world, still suffering withdrawal from the addictive magic Dust of her childhood. With nothing left to lose, Jordan returns to the Island and its stories—of pirates and war and the heartlessness of youth—intent on facing Peter one last time, on her own terms.

If that makes her the villain… so be it.

P. H. Low is a Locus- and Rhysling-nominated Malaysian American writer and poet. Their shorter work is published in Strange Horizons, Fantasy Magazine,, and Diabolical Plots.

P. H. is an alum of Viable Paradise and Pitch Wars; a first reader for khōréō, a magazine of speculative fiction and migration; and a finalist for the Emeka Walter Dinjos Memorial Award for Disability in Speculative Fiction.

TAKE A CHANCE ON ME d’Elizabeth Eulberg

The international bestselling author of Better Off Friends returns to form with a love story that’s Once meets The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight.

by Elizabeth Eulberg
Scholastic, March 2025
(via KT Literary)

A heartbroken and betrayed Evie flees to London which brings her face to face with the person who has hurt her the most, her father. She doesn’t want to open herself up again, until she meets a British busker who just may be worth taking a chance on…if she doesn’t let her past get in the way of her future.

Elizabeth Eulberg is “a must-read for anyone who’s ever fallen in love – or sworn it off completely.” —Stephenie Meyer, author of The Twilight Saga on The Lonely Hearts Club

Elizabeth Eulberg was born and raised in Wisconsin before moving to New York City to work in the publishing industry. She is the author of novels for teens and young readers, including internationally best-selling YA novels The Lonely Hearts Club and Better Off Friends, and the acclaimed Great Shelby Holmes middle-grade series. Elizabeth lives in London, where she spends her free time going on long walks around her favorite city in the world and eating all of the scones. ALL OF THEM.

WHERE SHADOWS MEET de Patrice Caldwell

Two Romances. One Devastating Destiny.

by Patrice Caldwell
Wednesday Books/ Macmillan, February 2025
(via KT Literary)

The dark and thrillingly romantic debut vampire fantasy that questions what it truly means to sacrifice for love.

You have no idea what I’ve done for love. Just as you have no idea what you may one day do.

Once long ago, a girl named Favre sacrificed her wings for love. Thana, the young goddess she so willingly gave them up for, sacrificed that same love for power. But everything has a cost.

Favre never got over the loss of her wings. And Thana’s choices led to a life of eternal night, and later, their destruction. Favre has bided her time ever since, waiting for the chance to resurrect the girl she loves who turned her into the creature she hates.

Now, a thousand years later, Leyla, the crown princess of the malichora―an ancient race that survives on human blood ―must travel to the Island of the Dead when her best friend is captured during an attack on her nation’s capital. Along with Najja, a fierce, beautiful seer, and the last person she expected to help her, Leyla forges down a dangerous path, intent on saving her friend. But nothing is as it seems. The closer she gets to her goal, the more she risks awakening an ancient evil and destroying everything she holds dear.

Patrice Caldwell is a graduate of Wellesley College and the founder of People of Color in Publishing. She’s been named to Forbes’ “30 Under 30” media list, is a Publishers Weekly Star Watch honoree, and was featured on Bustle’s inaugural “Lit List” as one of ten women changing the book world.

THE GHOSTKEEPER de Johanna Taylor

For fans of Lockwood & Co and The Haunting of Hill House.

by Johanna Taylor
Putnam BYR, July 2024
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Dorian Leith can see ghosts. Not only that, he listens to their problems and tries to help them move on to the afterlife. It’s a gift that’s made him an outcast to everyone in town. That is except for his dearly departed grandmother, who he’s partnered with to turn this paranormal ability into an honest living, and the local bookshop owner, who seems to be the only non-deceased person willing to give him a chance. But it’s all worth it to Dorian, who feels like he’s been given a bigger purpose. A chance to save those who cannot save themselves.

Then one day, the key to Death’s Door is stolen, trapping all the ghosts in the land of the living. Since he’s only one who can see them, the spirits rely on Dorian to retrieve the key before it is too late. If they can’t move on, they’ll soon be consumed by a ghostly rot that has begun to plague them.

Johanna Taylor is an American freelance illustrator, concept artist with a BFA in Animation. THE GHOSTKEEPER is her debut.