What's Up in YA

🎞️ A Whole Lotta DUMPLIN’ Going On

Let’s catch up on all the YA news, friends!

“What’s Up in YA?” is sponsored by Roar and The Magnetic Collection at Lion Forge.

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It’s been a minute since we’ve caught up on the news in YA land, so let’s use our Monday to do just that.

Blast From The Past

Take a walk down memory lane with some of these YA posts from Book Riot from Novembers gone by.

Recent Book Mail

Here’s a peek at my inbox from the last couple of weeks in YA titles.

From top to bottom!

This Is Kind of an Epic Love Story by Kheryn Callender

Mike by Andrew Norriss

Dreaming Out Loud by Baby Ariel

The Wren Hunt by Mary Watson

Courting Darkness by Robin LaFevers

Cheap Reads!

Grab ’em while they’re easier on the budget.

Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones is $3. This one’s for fans of fantasy and it’s the first in a duology.

She Rides Shotgun by Jordan Harper is $2. This is an adult book, but it was an Alex Award winner last year, meaning it has incredible crossover appeal.

Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu is $3. You won’t want to miss this feminist anthem of a novel.

Don’t Miss It

Have you heard about the upcoming YA Adaptation Showdown at Book Riot? Check it out and make sure you have your voice heard, too.


Thanks for hanging out, y’all. We’ll see you next Monday — we’re taking Thursday off for US Thanksgiving (for me, that means a day of reading).

— Kelly Jensen, @veronikellymars on Instagram and Twitter