Hey YA readers! Let’s catch up on the latest YA book talk.
“What’s Up in YA?” is sponsored by This Time Will Be Different by Misa Sugiura, from Epic Reads.
CJ’s never lived up to her mom’s ambition, and she’s perfectly happy just helping her aunt, Hannah, at their family’s flower shop. She doesn’t buy into Hannah’s ideas about flowers and their hidden meanings, but when it comes to floral arrangement, CJ discovers a skill she can be proud of. Then her mom decides to sell the shop—to the family who swindled CJ’s grandparents when Japanese Americans were sent to internment camps during WWII. Soon a rift threatens to splinter CJ’s family, friends, and their entire community; and for the first time, CJ has found something she wants to fight for.
It’s been a minute since we’ve caught up on all of the incredible YA book talk happening over on Book Riot. Let’s take this opportunity to do just that.
You’ll note so much excellent YA fantasy talk here! Likewise, don’t miss out on the start of Hey YA: Extra Credit and all things Norma Klein.
- Add a pile of new YA paperbacks to your summer reading lists.
- Want some queer YA fantasy reads? Here you go!
- Here’s what Asian Pacific American YA authors want you to know (I love this style of interview so much, as it allows so many voices to shine!).
- Royals in YA fantasy.
- Dig into the top YA horror books.
- Gilded covers in YA fantasy are trending.
- Read your way into some excellent unlikable female characters in YA fantasy.
- YA books that are set at the beach.
- On the representation in We Hunt The Flame.
- There are never enough YA ballet books as far as I’m concerned.
- Author Tom Mitchell talks about his book How To Rob A Bank.
- Animals of Unusual Size in YA fantasy.
- YA fantasy books set in the modern world.
- These are some of your favorite unconventional YA love stories.
- How about some monster girls in YA fantasy?
- Books by UK authors of color for middle grade and young adult readers.
- Love Stephanie Garber’s “Caraval” series? Here’s what to read next.
- Add some YA fantasy themed flair to your life.
- Where can you find great YA books in translation? Let us help!
- YA books about reproductive freedom.
- More of the kinds of heroes we’d love to see in YA fantasy.
- Excellent Asian-inspired YA fantasy.
- 50+ must-read YA books about sports.
- Get your hands on these inclusive YA fantasy books.
- Diverse YA fantasy books where heroines dress like boys. Oh, and here are some more, too.
- How about some Harry Potter fanvids?
- 2019 feminist YA fantasy reads.
- What is it that adults love about YA fantasy?
- Get into some standalone YA fantasy books.
- Last, but not least, read your way into the work of YA author E. Lockhart.
Just for fun, enjoy this photo of my bunny Hollandaise and her least-favorite book in the Harry Potter series. Enjoy some more bookish pets here.
Thanks for hanging out and we’ll see you later this week!