Sponsored by White Fox by Sara Faring, with Fierce Reads
“A ghost story that will spook even the most hardened grown-ups.” —Entertainment Weekly
After their world-famous mother disappears under mysterious circumstances, sisters Manon and Thais are sent away from their remote Mediterranean home by their father. Lured home a decade later by the death of their father, the sisters discover their mother’s legendary last work, White Fox, a screenplay filled with enigmatic metaphors. The clues in this dark fairytale draw them deep into society’s surreal underbelly, into the twisted secrets hidden by their glittering family, to reveal the truth about their mother—and themselves.
Hey YA Readers!
What is time, anyway? September is flying by, perhaps the first month this year I’ve been able to say that about.
This week’s YA news is light on content, but there are so many great YA books that hit shelves. So the time you don’t spend catching up on news, you can spend reading the books.
YA Book News
- Hello, Goodbye, and Everything In Between by Jennifer E. Smith has been optioned for adaptation.
- The book Devastation Class, which just came out earlier this month, is also slated for adaptation. I’ve never heard of this one!
- This is some awesome news: A Song of Wraiths and Ruin rights have been picked up for TV adaptation.
- Gotta love reviewers who write about adaptations of middle grade novels like Enola Holmes and say that unless you’re 16, you’ve seen it all before. Why am I linking it? To remind you that Enola Holmes — a middle grade novel, not YA, but one that so many YA readers love — has hit Netflix.
New YA Books This Week
Barry Squires, Full Tilt by Heather T. Smith
The Bro Code by Elizabeth A. Seibert
Chicken Girl by Heather T. Smith (paperback)
Early Departures by Justin A. Reynolds
Every Body Looking by Candice Iloh
Far From Normal by Becky Wallace
Forward Me Back To You by Mitali Perkins (paperback)
The Gifted, The Talented, and Me by William Sutcliffe
The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi (paperback, series)
Gravemaidens by Kelly Coon (paperback)
Historically Inaccurate by Shay Bravo
How It All Blew Up by Arvin Ahmadi
Ichiro by Ryan Inzana (paperback)
The Left-Handed Booksellers of London by Garth Nix
Miss Meteor by Tehlor Kay Mejia and Anna-Marie McLemore
The Silvered Serpents by Roshani Chokshi (series)
Smash It by Francina Simone
Steel Tide by Natalie C. Parker (paperback, series)
The Survival List by Courtney Sheinmel (paperback)
The Tenth Girl by Sara Faring (paperback)
Vampires Never Get Old edited by Zoraida Cordova and Natalie C. Parker
Walk Toward The Rising Sun by Ger Duany and Garen Thomas
When They Call You a Terrorist: Young Readers Edition by Patrisse Khan-Cullors, asha bandele, and Benee Knauer
White Fox by Sara Faring
This Week at Book Riot
- One of my favorite pieces to write in a while, I talked with a book cover designer about current trends in YA book cover design.
- A California school district is debating banning some classics (what even?).
- Add some great gay YA to your TBR. While you’re at it, explore some fo the classics of queer YA.
- These YA books explore what happens at night.
- School librarian or classroom teaching looking for a short, quick guide to must-have fall YA? We’ve got you!
- Last, but not least, excellent Orpheus and Eurydice YA retellings.
Thanks for hanging out, and I’ll see you again Monday. Next Thursday, you’ll see a new voice here covering for me while I visit the opposite side of my couch for a much-needed reading staycation.