What's Up in YA

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Hey YA readers: Let’s catch up on YA book talk from around Book Riot this month.

“What’s Up in YA?” is sponsored by Easy Prey by Catherine Lo, from Amulet Books and PiqueBeyond.

Only three students had access to a teacherā€™s racy photos before they went viral. Thereā€™s Mouse, a brainy overachiever so desperate to get into MIT that he would do almost anything, legal or not. Thereā€™s Drew, the star athlete with a history of passing private photos around. And thereā€™s Jenna, a good girl turned rebel after her own pictures made the rounds last year. All three deny leaking the photos, but someone has to take the fall.

Before diving into a round-up of recent YA book talk over on Book Riot, there’s this worth dropping in:

Dumplin’Ā will be airing on Netflix beginning December 7. I don’t know about you, but I’m grabbing my tiara and preparing for it.


Two new episodes of Hey YA have dropped, too. Tune in for discussion of YA friendships and recent/upcoming reads for your TBR, as well as talk about YA anthologies and small/indie press YA books.


Recent Book Mail

I just got back from a YA lit conference, so the top few books are things I bought while there. From top to bottom!

500 Words or Less by Julia Del Rosario

Hope Nation edited by Rose Brock

Kens by Raziel Reid

We Regret To Inform You by Ariel Kaplan

Cold Day In The Sun by Sara Biren

The Dysasters by PC and Kristin Cast

Wind Rider by PC Cast

Snow In Love by Nic Stone, Melissa de la Cruz, Kasie West, and Aimee Friedman

That’s Not What I Heard by Stephanie Kate Strohm


Cheap Reads

Grab these YA books while they’re available for just a few bucks or less. Deals current as of Tuesday, 10/23.

Looking for a haunted twin story?Ā Into The GreyĀ by Celine Kiernan is $2.

Laurie Devore’s How To Break A Boy (that cover!) is $3.

Want to revisit or pick upĀ The Princess DiariesĀ for the first time? It’s only $3.74.

Speaking of classics in YA, Louise Rennison’s Angus, Thongs, and Full-Frontal Snogging is $2.


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

–Kelly Jensen, @veronikellymars on Twitter and Instagram.