Young Blood Books

The Young Blood collection represents the very best of the best. Every two years, the book editors choose from the essays published in the prestigious Inquirer column and select those that will be immortalized in the Young Blood book series. The Young Blood books are Inquirer Books’ all-time best-selling titles, and every two years brings a new volume of edgy, authentic and powerful voices you can take home and unleash on your bookshelf.

Young Blood Omnibus Volume One e-book

Since 1994, the ground-breaking Young Blood column in the Philippine Daily Inquirer’s Opinion section, giving voice to the love and loss, the highs and lows, the victories and disappointments of Filipino twentysomethings and younger. It has become required reading for the youth and a rite of passage for the aspiring young writer. Since then, the best of the Young Blood essays has been collected in anthologies; the Young Blood books are now in its 7th incarnation.

Now, the out-of-print first three volumes of that series, 1998’s The Best of Young Blood, 2000’s Young Blood 2.0 and 2006’s Young Blood 3 have been collected exclusively in a single electronic volume with more than 800 pages. The essays in Young Blood Omnibus Volume One gather the experiences of young people in the Philippines but are also universal for young people anywhere in just how authentic, personal and well-written they are.

Young Blood 4

Edited by Ruel S. De Vera, Rosario A. Garcellano, Pam Pastor & Javier Vicente D. Rufino

Inquirer Books, 2012

It’s back and it’s bigger than ever. This fourth edition of Young Blood puts together the best essays published in the Philippine Daily Inquirer column from 2005 to 2011. Love. Loss. Joy. Pain. Rock and roll. A new generation of dreamers gives you a glimpse into their world in a collection that’s more real than any reality show and more riveting than your Twitter feed. Brace yourself for a wild ride – Internet connection not required.

Young Blood 5

Edited by Ruel S. De Vera, Rosario A. Garcellano, Pam Pastor & Javier Vicente D. Rufino

Inquirer Books, 2015

These are just some of the voices you will get to know in Young Blood 5, a compilation of the best essays published in the Philippine Daily Inquirer column in 2012 and 2013. There’s a party in these pages and everyone has a story to tell.

Young Blood 6

Edited by Ruel S. De Vera, Rosario A. Garcellano, Pam Pastor & Javier Vicente D. Rufino

Inquirer Books, 2017

These are just some of the voices you’ll enjoy in Young Blood Six, a captivating collection of the best essays published in the Philippine Daily Inquirer’s Young Blood column from 2014 to 2015. Heartbreak. Secrets. Confessions. Zombies. Are you ready for this new dose of Young Blood?

Young Blood 7

Edited by Gibbs Cadiz, Ruel S. De Vera & Pam Pastor

Inquirer Books, 2019

These are just some of the voices you will get to know in Young Blood 7, a compilation of the best essays published in the Philippine Daily Inquirer column in 2016 and 2017. There’s a party in these pages and everyone has a story to tell.