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    Mar 29, 2020

    23 YA Books We Recommend That Are Specifically Tailored To Your Hogwarts House

    Consider this the shopping list that comes with every Hogwarts letter.

    1. HUFFLEPUFF: I'll Be the One by Lyla Lee

    Katherine Tegen Books, Via lylaleebooks.com

    Release date: Jun. 16, 2020

    What it's about: Skye Shin has just made it into an internationally televised competition looking for the next K-pop star. Her spectacular voice earns her a spot in the singing portion of the competition, and despite what her mother has told her — that fat girls shouldn't dance, that they shouldn't draw attention to themselves — her incredible moves get her into the dance portion. But her mother isn't the only one whose fat-phobic standards Skye will have to overcome on her quest to become the world's first plus-sized K-pop star. Hufflepuffs will swoon hard over this book, and if you're thinking it's odd that a competition book is being sorted into the house that represents "loyalty," it's because no matter what, Skye always stays true to herself.

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99, Barnes and Noble for $17.99, or from a local bookstore through Indiebound here.

    2. SLYTHERIN: Tarnished Are the Stars by Rosiee Thor

    Scholastic, Lens of Lakhani

    Release date: Oct. 15, 2019

    What it's about: Nathaniel Fremont, the son of the settlement's tyrannical Commissioner, is determined to earn his father's respect. His plan? Capturing the Technician, who has been supplying black market medical technology to the sick and injured. What Nathaniel doesn't know is that the Technician is Anna Thatcher, a girl with an illegal clockwork heart. And as she attempts to evade capture, an assassin arrives to learn the Commissioner's secrets...at any cost. Slytherins will love this queer steampunk sci-fantasy as much as Draco Malfoy loves namedropping his father.

    Get it from Amazon for $14.26, Barnes and Noble for $17.09, or from a local bookstore through Indiebound here.

    3. GRYFFINDOR: The Weight of Our Sky by Hanna Alkaf

    Salaam Reads, Azalia Suhaimi

    Release date: Feb. 5, 2019

    What it's about: Melati Ahmad, a Malaysian 16-year-old, believes there is a djinn inside her. Unless she adheres to a ritual of counting and tapping, she's threatened with images of her mother's death. And in May of 1969, the worst case scenario arrives. Racial tensions in Kuala Lumpur boil over into riots between the Chinese and the Malays, and Melati and her mother are separated. Desperate to track down her mom, Melati can only rely on the strength and courage inside of herself (and a wee bit of help from a Chinese boy named Vincent) to reunite. Gryffindors will be eager to throw this book into the hands of everyone they know — after they cry a little bit.

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99, Barnes and Noble for $17.09, or from a local bookstore through Indiebound here.

    4. RAVENCLAW: Belle Révolte by Linsey Miller

    Sourcebooks Fire, Via linseymiller.com

    Release date: Feb. 4, 2020

    What it's about: Emilie des Marais is a noble lady who would prefer scalpels to embroidery needles. Anette Boucher wants to be trained in magic and gets the offer of a lifetime from a noble...to switch places. Annette attends finishing school as a noble lady to learn the art of divination, and Emelie enrolls to be a physician's assistant. The two must work together, however, when their nation instigates a war — a war based on lies. Ravenclaws will enjoy this magical story featuring two girls who literally go to great lengths to get the schooling they want.

    Get it from Amazon for $13.34, Barnes and Noble for $16.72, or from a local bookstore through Indiebound here.

    5. GRYFFINCLAW: B*Witch by Paige McKenzie and Nancy Ohlin

    Little, Brown, Levy Moroshan, Chris Reynolds

    Release date: Jul. 7, 2020

    What it's about: The last thing Iris (a secret witch) expects on her first day of school is to be taken in by a trio of other witches. Their coven includes soft-spoken Greta, musical Ridley, and fiery Binx...but they aren't the only coven in town. Since junior high, they've had a rivalry with The Triad, a group who uses their spells to punish their exes and break up happy couples for fun. But when someone's anti-witch ideology turns deadly, the two covens may need to band together. Gryffinclaws will love this one — their Ravenclaw side will love the mystery and their Gryffindor side will relate to having friends you'd walk through fire for.

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99, Barnes and Noble for $17.99, or from a local bookstore through Indiebound here.

    6. RAVENCLAW: The Light at the Bottom of the World by London Shah

    Little, Brown, London Shah

    Release date: Oct. 29, 2019

    What it's about: In the last days of the twenty-first century, London is living underwater. When Leyla McQueen, a 16-year-old submersible racer, gets the chance to participate in the annual marathon, she knows it's her opportunity to save her father, who was arrested on false charges. But during the race, something unexpected occurs, leaving Leyla to defy a corrupt government determined to keep its secrets. Ravenclaws will adore watching optimistic Leyla use logic and determination to work her way through a series of impossible choices.

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99, Barnes and Noble for $16.19, or from a local bookstore through Indiebound here.

    7. GRYFFINDOR: Ashlords by Scott Reignten

    Crown Books, York Wilson

    Release date: Jan. 21, 2020

    What it's about: Ever since phoenix horses were gifted to the Ashlords by their gods, they've raced them. These races evolved into a multi-day event, where elite riders fight to be crowned champion. Not only do the competitors need to be good at riding, they must be skilled at controlling the horses that are made of ash and alchemy. For every sunset, the horses burst into flame and rise from the ashes at sunrise. Racers must also find ways to keep their horses safe, for while murdering a rival's horse is outlawed, other forms of sabotage are not. Fiery Gryffindors will fall headfirst for this series starter as they follow the races through the eyes of a champion's daughter, a scholarship entrant, and a revolutionary's son.

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99, Barnes and Noble for $16.79, or from a local bookstore through Indiebound here.

    8. SLYTHERIN: Let Me Hear a Rhyme by Tiffany D. Jackson

    Katherine Tegen, Via writeinbk.com

    Release date: May 21, 2019

    What it's about: Brooklyn, 1998. After Steph is murdered, his friends Quadir and Jarrell come up with a plan to promote Steph's music. With the help of Steph's sister Jasmine, they create a demo and a new rap persona: the Architect. When that demo catches the ear of a music label rep, they must not only prove Steph's talent but also confront the truth about what really happened to Steph. Slytherins will devour this sublime piece of historical fiction and immediately reach for Jackson's other novels.

    Get it from Amazon for $12.77, Barnes and Noble for $16.19, or from a local bookstore through Indiebound here.

    9. HUFFLEPUFF: Break the Fall by Jennifer Iacopelli

    Razorbill, Via jenniferciacopelli.com

    Release date: Feb. 18, 2020

    What it's about: A year ago, Audrey Lee was recovering from a spine surgery that could have paralyzed her. Now, she's on the United States' gymnastics team with her best friend, Emma, and getting ready for the Olympics. But when horrifying news emerges about one of their coaches, the team faces a new reality...one where they aren't all on the same side. Hufflepuffs will love the friendship between Audrey and Emma and will certainly cry at a few choice moments throughout the book.

    Get it from Amazon for $15.52, Barnes and Noble for $17.99, or from a local bookstore through Indiebound here.

    10. SLYTHERCLAW: Time of Our Lives by Emily Wibberley & Austin Siegemund-Broka

    Viking, Sue Grubman

    Release date: Apr. 21, 2020

    What it's about: Fitz Holton and Juniper Ramirez meet in Boston, on their first college tour, and they could not have more opposite ideas of the future. Fitz wants to stay close to home, maintaining the ability to care for his single mother as her early-onset Alzheimer's starts stealing her my memory. Juniper cannot wait to leave the zero privacy home that is crowded with five siblings. Fitz is on the college tour because his mother wants him to go, but Juniper planned hers herself against the wishes of her family. Slytherclaws will want to hold tight to the two leads as they meander towards one of their first adulting decisions.

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99, Barnes and Noble for $17.99, or from a local bookstore through Indiebound here.

    11. GRYFFINPUFF: When the Stars Lead to You by Ronni Davis

    Little, Brown, Via ronnidavis.com

    Release date: Nov. 12, 2020

    What it's about: Last summer, Devon fell in love with a boy named Ashton, only to have him break her heart at the end of the summer. Since then, she's put the pieces back together, but that plan veers off course when Ashton shows up on the first day of senior year. Davis masterfully wraps up a stunning love story and a carefully crafted portrayal of mental illness in a Gryffinpuff package.

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99, Barnes and Noble for $17.99, or from a local bookstore through Indiebound here.

    12. GRYFFINDOR: Shatter the Sky by Rebecca Kim Wells

    Simon & Schuster, Carter Hasegawa

    Release date: Jul. 30, 2019

    What it's about: Maren is on her way to steal a dragon and rescue her girlfriend. She would have been perfectly happy with a quiet life, but after the Aurati (prophetic agents of the emperor) abducted Kaia, Maren was forced to hatch a plan. To succeed, she must become an apprentice to the mysterious dragon trainer of the emperor, but she's unprepared for the dangerous secrets she uncovers. Time is running out, and Gryffindors will love every heart-pounding second.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.49, Barnes and Noble for $17.09, or from a local bookstore through Indiebound here.

    13. SLYTHERIN: The Fever King by Victoria Lee

    Skyscape, Via victorialeewrites.com

    Release date: Mar. 1, 2019

    What it's about: Noam Álvaro wakes up in a hospital bed with technopathic abilities, the only survivor of the viral magic that killed his family. He is quickly thrust into the attention of the minister of defense, who offers to teach him the science behind his magic. Noam has spent his life fighting for the rights of refugees fleeing magical outbreaks the nation of Carolinia, so he accepts the ministers offer. After all, he plans to use anything he learns to work against the government. Slytherins will devour Noam's story along with the recently released sequel, The Electric Heir, and then busy themselves reading the Webtoon adaptation.

    Get it from Amazon for $6.79, Barnes and Noble for $8.99, or from a local bookstore through Indiebound here.

    14. HUFFLEPUFF: Like a Love Story by Abdi Nazemian

    Balzer + Bray, Via abdaddy.com

    Release date: Jun. 4, 2019

    What it's about: For 3 teens in 1989, New York City, the world is changing. Reza, an Iranian boy, just moved to the city with his mother, and while Reza knows he is gay, all he knows of gay life are the media's images of men dying of AIDS. Judy is a plus-size aspiring fashion designer who has never dreamed of finding romance...until she and Reza start dating. Judy's best friend, Art, is the only out and proud teen at their school, who rebels against his conservative parents by documenting the AIDS crisis through photography. Hufflepuffs will tense as Art and Reza grow closer, as you desperately hope none of the wonderful characters get their hearts broken.

    Get it from Amazon for $8.29, Barnes and Noble for $16.19, or from a local bookstore through Indiebound here.

    15. RAVENCLAW: Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson

    Margaret K. McElderry, Alice Stallcup

    Release date: Jun. 4, 2019

    What it's about: For as long as she has lived, Elisabeth has known one thing: all sorcerers are evil. She dreams of becoming a warden, charged with protecting the kingdom from the power of grimoires — tools of sorcery that rattle beneath chains and transform into beasts of ink and leather if provoked. When the most dangerous grimoire in the library is released during an act of sabotage, she must turn to a sorcerer, Nathaniel Thorn, and his mysterious demonic servant for help. If you are a Ravenclaw who grew up knowing that no gift would ever live up to the Beast gifting Belle the library, this is the book for you.

    Get it from Amazon for $11.59, Barnes and Noble for $16.19, or from a local bookstore through Indiebound here.

    16. SLYTHERPUFF: You'll Miss Me When I'm Gone by Rachel Lynn Solomon

    Simon Pulse, Sabreen Lakhani

    Release date: Jan. 2, 2018

    What it's about: Twins Adina and Tovah are about to take a genetic test for Huntington's, the rare degenerative disease that has slowly been turning their Israeli mother into a stranger. Viola prodigy Adina wants to succeed as a soloist and hopes to convince her music teacher that he wants her in the way she wants him. Tovah dreams of becoming a surgeon and awaits an acceptance letter from Johns Hopkins. And when the test results arrive, one twin tests negative. The other tests positive. If you love ambition and emotion, you'll love this Slytherpuff book.

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99, Barnes and Noble for $11.69, or from a local bookstore through Indiebound here.

    17. RAVENPUFF: The Life Below by Alexandra Monir

    HarperTeen, Kerem Hanci

    Release date: Feb. 18, 2020

    In case you haven't yet read book one, The Final Six: After erratic climate change renders Earth too dangerous, 24 teens are drafted into the International Space Training Camp in order to determine which six of them will be scouting a new planet. Among the 24 are Leo, an Italian championship swimmer who lost his family, and Naomi, an Iranian-American science genius who is suspicious of the ISTC.

    What it's about: As a part of the Final Six, Naomi is headed into space, away from Leo and on towards Europa. She is determined to find out if there is alien life there and to discover what happened to the last group of astronauts who attempted their mission. Leo is on Earth, working with a renegade scientist to warn Naomi and the others of what awaits on Europa. Ravenpuffs will crave the reunion of Naomi and Leo and the resolution to the mysteries of what truly lies beyond Earth.

    Get it from Amazon for $14.19, Barnes and Noble for $17.09, or from a local bookstore through Indiebound here.

    18. HUFFLEPUFF: Tweet Cute by Emma Lord

    Wednesday Books, Traci J Brooks

    Release date: Jan. 21, 2020

    What it's about: Big League Burger just stole a grilled cheese recipe that belonged to Jack's grandmother. While he's always been a bit of a class clown and isn't super sure about his future within his family's deli, he knows he must defend the honor of the legendary grilled cheese...one tweet at a time. On the other side of the Big League Burger's Twitter account is Pepper — swim team captain, perfectionist, annoyed by Jack IRL. As the businesses end up in a viral Twitter war, neither Pepper nor Jack knows that the other is behind the rival account. And in real life, they're falling for each other on an anonymous chat app. Perhaps you are wondering, "Well, it seems like this book is pretty Slytherin, what with the manipulation of social media!" Might I remind you that the characters names are Pepper and Jack and the main conflict centers grilled cheese? 100% Hufflepuff.

    Get it from Amazon for $13.49, Barnes and Noble for $16.19, or from a local bookstore through Indiebound here.

    19. SLYTHERIN: Witches of Ash and Ruin by E Latimer

    Little, Brown, Becky Forsayeth

    Release date: Mar. 3, 2020

    What it's about: Dayna Walsh is focused on ascending and finally becoming a witch. Better to focus on that than on the fact that she was outed as bisexual in her conservative Irish town and is now attempting to cope with somatic OCD. Her focus is interrupted by the arrival of another coven, one that supposedly has a history with black magic, and with them comes Meiner King, the bewitchingly frustrating granddaughter of their coven leader. When a witch turns up murdered with the symbols of an infamous serial killer who was never caught, Dayna and Meiner find themselves at the center of a web of witches and gods. It takes a whole lot of cunning to catch a killer, and Slytherins will delight in the chase.

    Get it from Amazon for $15.36, Barnes and Noble for $18.76, or from a local bookstore through Indiebound here.

    20. GRYFFINDOR: Full Disclosure by Camryn Garrett

    Knopf, Louisa Wells

    Release date: Oct. 29, 2019

    What it's about: Simone Garcia-Hampton is at a new school, making sure that the fact that she was born HIV-positive stays under wraps. Starting over seems to be working out for her — making new friends, student directing Rent, and falling for a sweet boy named Miles — until she receives an anonymous note in her locker. If she doesn't break things off with Miles by Thanksgiving, everyone will know her secret. Though her instinct is to protect the information at all cost, she begins to wonder if the only way to rise above is to face the haters head on... Garrett's debut is full of brave choices, honest conversations, and an authenticity that only someone who wrote it while still a teenager could provide.

    Get it from Amazon for $14.31, Barnes and Noble for $17.09, or from a local bookstore through Indiebound here.

    21. RAVENCLAW: The Deceivers by Kristen Simmons

    Tor Teen, Sasha Ledney

    Release date: Feb. 5, 2019

    What it's about: Brynn Hilder has been recruited by Vale Hall, an elite academy that will provide her a welcome escape from her mom's loser boyfriend. But Vale is not a normal school — students are recruited based on their activities outside of class, such as Brynn's time spent conning rich North Shore kids out of their allowances. The school's mission is to rid the city of corrupt officials, a mission Brynn initially is on board with, but that's before she discovers the headmaster has his own secrets...secrets he'll protect at any cost. Though many of the characters within are certainly Slytherins, it's Ravenclaws who will appreciate piecing together the puzzle that Simmons gives to her readers.

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99, Barnes and Noble for $10.99, or from a local bookstore through Indiebound here.

    22. SLYTHERDOR: Outrun the Moon by Stacey Lee

    Putnam, Via goodreads.com

    Release date: May 24, 2016

    What it's about: Mercy Wong lives in Chinatown in 1906, San Fransisco, and she needs a break. Her best bet is an education at St. Clare's School for Girls — a school she'll have to bribe her way into, since it is off-limits to all but the wealthiest white girls. But getting in was the easy part, since April 18th brings with it a historic earthquake that destroys the school and Mercy's home. As martial law is enacted in the city, Mercy can't sit by while so many are suffering. Slytherdors with an equal dose of cunning and moxie will relate deeply to Mercy and will find a new favorite historical fiction in this book.

    Get it from Amazon for $7.89, Barnes and Noble for $9.89, or from a local bookstore through Indiebound here.

    23. "I'm a Muggle": Collateral Damage by Taylor Simonds

    The Parliament House, Daniel McCook

    Release date: Jun. 25, 2019

    What it's about: In a world full of superheroes, one girl will do whatever it takes...to not get killed. Meg lives in Lunar City, where the near-daily battles between superhumans has led her to adopt a "background citizen" existence. But her entire strategy falls to pieces when she stumbles across the dead body of one of the supers, and his girlfriend coerces her into tracking down who killed him. Non-magical folks will find a kindred spirit in Meg and will be especially delighted by the fact that there is a rat whose name is Trashface.

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99 or from Barnes and Noble for $17.60.

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