What's Up in YA

📚📚Your Must-Read YA Book News

Hey YA Readers: Lots of great news to catch up on today! Grab a cuppa your favorite drink and settle in.

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In the wake of tragedy, neither Lazlo nor Sarai are who they were before. One a god, the other a ghost, they struggle to grasp the new boundaries of their selves as dark-minded Minya holds them hostage, intent on vengeance against Weep. Lazlo faces an unthinkable choice–save the woman he loves, or everyone else?–while Sarai feels more helpless than ever. But is she? Sometimes, only the direst need can teach us our own depths, and Sarai, the muse of nightmares, has not yet discovered what she’s capable of.

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Recent Book Mail

It’s been a while since I’ve shared what’s hit my inbox, so this is a big, juicy collection of titles. Listed from top to bottom, starting with the pile on the left.

Words We Don’t Say KJ Reilly

Odd One Out by Nic Stone

Black Enough edited by Ibi Zoboi

Circle of Shadows by Evelyn Skye

Witch Born by Nicholas Bowling

Strangers Assume My Girlfriend Is My Nurse by Shane Burcaw

Almost Invisible by Maureen Garvie

A Field Guide To The North American Teenager by Ben Philippe

And The Ocean Was Our Sky by Patrick Ness

The Opposite of Innocent by Sonya Sones

The Fever King by Victoria Lee

A Thousand Sisters by Elizabeth Wein

Voices: The Final Hours of Joan of Arc by David Elliott

A Sky For Us Alone by Kristin Russell

Easy Prey by Catherine Lo

Damsel by Elana K. Arnold

Bridge of Clay by Marcus Zusak

Impostors by Scott Westerfeld

Sex Plus by Laci Green

Watch Us Rise by Renee Watson and Ellen Hagan

What If It’s Us by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera

As She Ascends by Jodi Meadows

Anything But Okay by Sarah Darer Littman

Before She Ignites by Jodi Meadows

Sawkill Girls by Claire Legrande

Cheap Reads

Grab these great books while they’re easy on the wallet. Since it’s spooky season, you’ll see a theme in this selection. Prices current as of Wednesday morning, October 3.

Last Seen Leaving by Caleb Rohrig is $3.

Alice in Zombieland by Gena Showalter is $3.

Chandler Baker’s Teen Frankenstein is $3.

Shutter by Courtney Alameda is $3.

The Devil’s Engine: Hellraisers by Alexander Gordon Smith is $3.

Madeleine Roux’s Asylum is $2.

Ten by Gretchen McNeil is $2.


Thanks for hanging out and we’ll see you next week!

–Kelly Jensen, @veronikellymars on Instagram