Jessica Spotswood is the author of the fantasy trilogy The Cahill Witch Chronicles and the contemporary novels Wild Swans and The Last Summer of the Garrett Girls. She is the editor of the feminist anthologies A Tyranny of Petticoats and The Radical Element and co-editor of Toil & Trouble. Her most recent novel is Great or Nothing, a World War II-era reimagining of Little Women, co-written with Joy McCullough, Tess Sharpe, and Caroline Tung Richmond. Jess lives in Washington, DC, where she works for the DC Public Library.

A Dozen of My Favorite YA Books

  1. Fireby Kristin Cashore
  2. Chime by Franny Billingsley
  3. The Dark Tide by Alicia Jasinska
  4. Code Name Verity by E. Wein
  5. We Set the Dark on Fire by Tehlor Kay Mejia
  6. The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw
  7. The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski
  8. An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
  9. The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco
  10. The Devouring Grey by Christine Lynn Herman
  11. Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers
  12. Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake