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YA Book News and New YA Books, 9/17/20

Hey YA Readers!

I hope you’re hanging in there as we prepare for the shifting of seasons, whether or not your weather shifts in accordance.

As usual, there are far more new books this week than there is book news. But nothing bad in that, right? It means so much great reading is coming.

A short programming note: I’m taking the next two weeks off, so another Rioter will be handling these Thursday roundups in my absence. They’ll do awesome and you’ll get to enjoy another fabulous voice for a couple of newsletters.

YA Book News

New YA Books

The Art of Saving The World by Corinne Duyvis

Each of Us a Desert by Mark Oshiro

Even If We Break by Marieke Nijkamp

For Better or Cursed by Kate M. Williams (series)

Furia by Yamile Saied Méndez

Grown by Tiffany D. Jackson

Happily and Madly by Alexis Bass

Horrid by Katrina Leno

In The Hall With The Knife by Diana Peterfreund (paperback)

K-Pop Confidential by Stephan Lee

Legendborn by Tracy Deonn

The Liars of Mariposa Island by Jennifer Mathieu (paperback — don’t miss this one, as it got so lost last year when it came out and it’s great!)

Making Friends with Alice Dyson by Poppy Nwosu

#NoEscape by Gretchen McNeil

Never Look Back by Lilliam Rivera

Sisters of War: Two Remarkable Stories of Survival and Hope in Syria by Rania Abouzeid

Unpresidented by Martha Brockenbrough (paperback nonfiction you should be reading ASAP)

Watch Over Me by Nina LaCour

The Way Back by Gavriel Savit

Who I Was With Her by Nita Tyndall

This Week at Book Riot

I’d rather be at a school book fair, too, and I’m obsessed with this fun, retro keychain. $8.50 and up.

Thanks for hanging out, and we’ll see you on Saturday for YA ebook deals.

— Kelly Jensen, @heykellyjensen on Instagram and editor of Body Talk(Don’t) Call Me Crazy, and Here We Are.