Empire of Corpses In an attempt to revive his dearly departed friend, young medical student John Watson becomes obsessed with replicating the work of Dr. Victor Frankenstein; the legendary corpse engineer whose research produced the only re-animated corpse to possess a soul. But when his illegal experiments put him at odds with the British government, Watson is drafted into a […]
Napping Princess The year is 2020, three days before the opening of the Tokyo Olympics. While she should be studying for her exams, Kokone Morikawa is often dozing off, stuck between reality and a dream world full of fantastic motorized contraptions. But after her father, a talented but mysterious mechanic, is arrested for stealing technology from a powerful corporation, it’s […]
Hope Nation: YA Authors Share Personal Moments of Inspiration by Rose Brock (ed.) A collection of essays and original stories by some of today’s most influential young adult authors that speaks directly to teens on how to find hope and comfort in today’s turbulent society.
This summer, SYNC will be providing two free teen audiobooks each week from April 26th to July 25th. Each week will focus on a specific theme, pairing a classic YA title with a more modern YA title. These two titles will be available to download for free this week only (from 6/28 to 7/4) at the SYNC website. The tenth week […]
Live Fearless: A Call to Power, Passion, and Purpose by Sadie Robertson Are you tired of the struggle? Tired of fear, loneliness, anxiety, and not knowing who you are or what you’re meant to do? You don’t have to struggle anymore! In [this book], bestselling author and star of Dancing with the Stars Sadie Robertson shares her story of overcoming […]
Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women by Kate Moore As World War I raged across the globe, hundreds of young women toiled away at the radium-dial factories, where they painted clock faces with a mysterious new substance called radium. Assured by their bosses that the luminous material was safe, the women themselves shone brightly in the dark, […]
Ginger Kid: Mostly True Tales from a Former Nerd by Steve Hofstetter In Ginger Kid, popular comedian Steve Hofstetter grapples with life after seventh grade… when his world fell apart. Formatted as a series of personal essays, Steve walks his readers through awkward early dating, family turbulence, and the revenge of the bullied nerds.
All Out: The No-Longer-Secret Stories of Queer Teens Throughout the Ages by Saundra Mitchell (ed.) Seventeen young adult authors across the queer spectrum have come together to create a collection of beautifully written diverse historical fiction for teens. From a retelling of Little Red Riding Hood set in war-torn 1870s Mexico featuring a transgender soldier, to two girls falling in […]
Radical Element: Twelve Stories of Daredevils, Debutantes, and Other Dauntless Girls by Jessica Spotswood (ed.) An anthology of historical short stories features a diverse array of girls standing up for themselves and their beliefs, forging their own paths while resisting society’s expectations.
Heart of Iron by Ashley Poston (Heart of Iron #1) Seventeen-year-old Ana is a scoundrel by nurture and an outlaw by nature. Found as a child drifting through space with a sentient android called D09, Ana was saved by a fearsome space captain and the grizzled crew she now calls family. But D09, one of the last remaining illegal Metals […]