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Poison Hearts & Horror Reboots: Your YA News & New Books, July 8, 2021

Hey YA Readers!

First, a giant thank you to the marvelous Tirzah for covering this newsletter while I was out. I’ve really enjoyed reading what she’s shared and hope you have as well.

This week’s roundup of news isn’t as robust as usual, thanks to the long weekend and holiday in the US. The same goes for this week’s new releases; it’s a little slower, but that just means more time to catch up on your reading.

YA Book News

New YA Releases This Week


Any Way The Wind Blows by Rainbow Rowell (series)

The Betrayed by Kiera Cass (series)

If You, Then Me by Yvonne Woon

It Ends in Fire by Andrew Shvarts

The Queen Will Betray You by Sarah Henning (series)

Rise To The Sun by Leah Johnson

Six Crimson Cranes by Elizabeth Lim (first in a series)

Summer in the City of Roses by Michelle Ruiz Keil

This Poison Heart by Kalynn Bayron

Where It All Lands by Jennie Wexler


#NoEscape by Gretchen McNeil (series)

Avatar: The Last Airbender by F. C. Yee, Michael Dante DiMartino

Blood and Honey by Shelby Mahurin (series)

Cinderella is Dead by Kalynn Bayron

An Education in Ruin by Alexis Bass

Evolution by Teri Terry (series)

The Girl in the Headlines by Hannah Jayne

One Person, No Vote by Carol Anderson, Tonya Bolden (nonfiction)

The Princess Will Save You by Sarah Henning (start of a series)

Set Fire to the Gods by Sara Raasch, Kristen Simmons (start of a series)

The Voting Booth by Brandy Colbert

What We Devour by Linsey Miller

At Book Riot This Week

Thanks for hanging out. I’ve missed y’all, and I can’t wait to get back in the groove of talking books. I had the chance to read so many outstanding YAs lately. Currently digging into Anton Treuer’s Everything You Wanted To Know About Indians But Were Afraid to Ask (Young Reader Edition).

See you Saturday with YA ebook deals!

— Kelly Jensen, @heykellyjensen on Instagram

Big thank you to our sponsor Darling, by K. Ancrum, with Fierce Reads. Peter Pan remixes are hot this year!