Hello, Readers!

Welcome to our second issue!

SHIFT came about via the wonderful world of Twitter – as two of our editors discussed a YA magazine, another wondered about original short fiction, and another about online zines. Luckily, rather than having a fight over who came up with the idea first (as some of us wanted to do), we joined forces. And so, SHIFT was born.

We want to use this platform to not only review and show off the latest YA novels and their authors, but also to publish original short YA fiction, and review adaptations of existing works. We also want to shine a spotlight on beloved authors’ backlists, and to give space to article and feature writers.

We’d like to thank everyone who has supported us in bringing out our first issue, particularly publishers who have provided books for us to review, and Alice’s dad, for designing our site for us – we owe you one, Mr S-H.

We hope you enjoy!

~ The SHIFT Editors


The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Release by Patrick Ness

Show Stopper by Hayley Barker

The Fallen Children by David Owen

The Song Rising by Samantha Shannon

Goodbye Days by Jeff Zentner

The State Of Grace by Rachael Lucas

And Then We Ran by Katy Cannon

The Upside Of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli


Non Pratt

We catch up with Non ahead of publication of her third book, Truth Or Dare.

Jason Wallace

Jason talks to us about his forthcoming book, Encounters.

Katy Cannon

We talk to Katy about road trips, music and her new book, And Then We Ran.


BACKLIST: Radio Silence by Alice Oseman

Radio Silence, the second novel from the outstandingly talented Alice Oseman, took the UKYA world by storm – and with good reason. After being blown away by her debut, Solitaire (published when Alice was just nineteen), I was first in line to pick up a copy of her latest back way back in 2016 (it was a simpler time back then).



No Comparison by Elle Dionne

The Little Groom by Sana Aslam

The Appointment by Yen-Yen Lu

Kaleidoscope by Megan Manzano