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A New YA Ballet Adaptation, BUFFY Returns, and More YA News and New Books: August 5, 2021

Hey YA Readers!

Let’s catch up on this week’s small bit of YA news, as well as this week’s new releases.

YA Book News

New YA Books This Week


Dangerous Play by Emma Kress

Cover for The Dead and the Dark

The Dead and the Dark by Courtney Gould

Fresh by Margot Wood

Gods and Monsters by Shelby Mahurin (series)

The Great Destroyers by Caroline Tung Richmond

How We Fall Apart by Katie Zhao

A Lesson in Vengeance by Victoria Lee

Like a Love Song by Gabriela Martins

Like Other Girls by Britta Lundin

Mercury Boys by Chandra Prasad

Cover for Sugar Town Queens

Sugar Town Queens by Malla Nunn

Suns Will Rise by Jessica Brody and Joanne Rendell (series)

The Wild Ones by Nafiza Azad

The Woods Are Always Watching by Stephanie Perkins


A Beautiful Doom by Laura Pohl

B*Witch by Paige McKenzie and Nancy Ohlin (series)

Court of Lions by Somaiya Daud (series)

Crying Laughing by Lance Rubin

A Dragonbird in the Fern by Laura Rueckert

Facing the Sun by Janice Lynn Mather

Kingdom of Sea and Stone by Mara Rutherford (series)

More Than Just a Pretty Face by Syed M. Masood

The Perfect Place to Die by Bryce Moore

Raybearer by Jordan Ifueko (series)

Stay Gold by Tobly McSmith

The Truth Is by NoNieqa Ramos

YA On Book Riot This Week

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

— Kelly Jensen, @heykellyjensen on Instagram