Hey YA Fans: Let’s catch up the latest YA talk.
“What’s Up in YA?” is sponsored by The Art of Escaping by Erin Callahan.
Seventeen-year-old Mattie is hiding her obsession with Harry Houdini and Dorothy Dietrich from everyone. With the help of a world-renowned escape artist named Miyu, Mattie secretly transforms herself into a burgeoning escapologist and performance artist. That’s when Will appears. A popular varsity athlete from Mattie’s high school, Will stumbles onto her act at an underground venue. But it turns out Will has surprises of his own, and the two of them find out that not all secrets can remain hidden forever.
Here’s what we’ve been talking about in the world of YA lit over on Book Riot this month.
- Under-the-radar YA adaptations you can stream right now.
- An interview with debut YA novelist Aminah Mae Safi about her new book, feminism, and more.
- Get excited: you can snag a retro set of Baby-Sitters Club books this August, complete in their original covers and with rad tin case.
- All of the awesome Anne of Green Gables bookish stuff you could want. Speaking of Anne, you can discover what character you are with this quiz.
- Take a quiz to discover which Lumberjane you are.
- Award-winning YA audiobooks to listen to all summer long.
- We’re getting a YA memoir in verse from Laurie Halse Anderson!
- Pick up some great YA set in Chicago.
- If you haven’t already slung these YA books on your June holds list at the library or picked up ’em at your favorite bookstore, you can now.
- Speaking of slinging books on your to-borrow or to-buy list, here’s a roundup of YA paperbacks hitting shelves this summer.
- There’s a trailer for The Mortal Engines!
- The 10 best feminist fantasy YA reads of 2018 so far.
- And finally, here’s what other books you should pick up if you love Melissa Albert’s debut YA novel The Hazel Wood.
Grab these great ebook deals while they’re on sale!
Snag Princess of the Midnight Ball by Jessica Day George, a retelling of the classic “12 Dancing Princesses,” for $2.
Love romance? Pick up Katie McGarry’s Nowhere But Here for $2.
Grab the standalone fantasy Uprooted by Naomi Novick for $3.
And you’ll want this queer superhero story Dreadnought by April Daniels for $2.
Thanks for hanging out. We’ll see you again next week!