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Hey YA Readers!
Before diving into this week’s news, a short note to say I mis-wrote when I called Karen M. Manus’s newest book Two Can Keep A Secret. That came out last January! The latest one, out now and a sequel to One of Us Is Lying is actually One Of Us Is Next. Two books with “One” in the title are sequels. The book with “Two,” is standalone.
And now, onto new books and book news!
YA Book News and Talk
- Peep the first chapter of The Hunger Games prequel!
- There’s a Harry Potter store coming to NYC.
- Have you read the winner of this year’s Jewish Book Awards for YA? It’s out in paperback this week, so you might want to snap it up.
- Or the Scott O’Dell Award for Historical Fiction?
- Drool over these great covers for some spring 2020 YA books.
- Speaking of covers, there’s a new paperback cover coming for Laurie Halse Anderson’s Shout.
- Some great trans science fiction and fantasy for teens.
- Here (near the bottom!) is the trailer for Disney’s Stargirl adaptation.
- Are these the best makeups and breakups in YA?
- HBO’s take on His Dark Materials is doing well.
- An interview with Elle Fanning, who is starring in the adaptation of All The Bright Places.
- Melissa de la Cruz will have some more Hallmark movies coming.
- I cannot wait to get my hands on Eric Gansworth’s memoir.
New Books This Week
A * means I’ve read the book and recommend it–as you’ll see, this week I’ve not read much!
After the Shot Drops by Randy Ribay (in paperback)
Devil Darling Spy by Matt Killeen
The Hand on the Wall by Maureen Johnson (last in the series)
The Iron Will of Genie Lo by FC Yee (series book!)
Layoverland by Gabby Noone
Not So Pure and Simple by Lamar Giles
Someday We Will Fly by Rachel Dewoskin (in paperback)
Spellhacker by MK England
Tweet Cute by Emma Lord
This Vicious Coil by Emily Suvada (series book!)
What I Carry by Jennifer Longo
This Week at Book Riot
- I absolutely love this piece by guest writer Kit Frick about what all of the dead girls in YA thrillers and mysteries might be saying about us.
- Add some YA climate fiction to your TBR. Chances are, they’re not too far from nonfiction.
- Love One Piece? Here are some tattoos based on the manga.
- You’ll start cackling over these Harry Potter puns and pickup lines.
- Get to know Miles Morales, your favorite Spider-Man.
- How reading Sir Terry Pratchett helped me through my depression.
- 2020 YA retellings you’ll want to read.
Thanks for hanging out, and we’ll see you on Saturday with some great YA ebook deals.
— Kelly Jensen, @heykellyjensen on Instagram and editor of (Don’t) Call Me Crazy and Here We Are. **Psst — you can now also preorder my upcoming August release, Body Talk: 37 Voices Explore Our Radical Anatomy!.