“The Hollow Heart is a doorway to a world of magic, vengeance, and romance that will keep you guessing until the last pages.” —Cassandra Clare, New York Times-bestselling author of the Shadowhunter Chronicles
Intrigue, romance, and magic abound in The Hollow Heart, the heart-stopping conclusion to Marie Rutkoski’s Forgotten Gods duology.
Hey YA Readers!
I’m Erica and I’m filling in for Kelly today. If you also follow the Hey YA podcast, you may have heard me there as I started cohosting with Kelly recently.
Anywho, let’s get into news and new releases!
YA Book News
- An interview with Karen Callender on the pressure to make marginalized characters “good”
- An adaptation of the Raybearer series is in development with Netflix
- Scholastic Book Clubs and James Patterson Launch “The United States of Readers” to Battle Inequity in Literacy
- Authors Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera are going to be producers for the What If It’s Us movie
- Kara Yorio reports for School Library Journal on how hard of a time school and public libraries are having after natural disasters
- After 25 years publishing Adult Nonfiction, Santa Monica Press is launching Santa Monica Press/Teen
- DC Reveals Teen Titans: Robin & Constantine are getting their own books
New YA Books This Week
*A note from Kelly*: Please note that with supply chain issues, paper supply challenges, and the pandemic more broadly, publication dates are changing at a pace I can’t keep up with. Some release dates may be pushed back. If a book catches your attention, the smartest thing to do right now is to preorder it or request it from your library. It’ll be a fun surprise when it arrives. This goes, too, for any books you might be planning to purchase for the holidays — the sooner you pick up the hard copies, if that’s your preference, the better.
As Good as Dead by Holly Jackson (series)
Beasts of Prey by Ayana Gray
Before We Disappear by Shaun David Hutchinson
Bend in the Road by Sara Biren
Dark Rise by C. S. Pacat (series)
Drawn That Way by Elissa Sussman
For All Time by Shanna Miles
Lakesedge by Lyndall Clipstone
Once Upon a Broken Heart by Stephanie Garber (series)
Some Faraway Place by Lauren Shippen (series)
The Splendor by Breeana Shields
Steelstriker by Marie Lu (series)
Tell It True by Tim Lockette
Time Will Tell by Barry Lyga
You’d Be Home Now by Kathleen Glasgow
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All This Time by Mikki Daughtry, Rachael Lippincott
Bearmouth by Liz Hyder
The Broken Raven by Joseph Elliott (series)
The Good Hawk by Joseph Elliott (series)
Hope In The Mail by Wendelin Van Draanen
How It All Blew Up by Arvin Ahmadi
In The Study With a Wrench by Diana Peterfreund (series)
The Light at the Bottom of the World by London Shah (series)
A Neon Darkness by Lauren Shippen (series)
None Shall Sleep by Ellie Marney
Thoughts and Prayers by Bryan Bliss
When Villains Rise by Rebecca Schaeffer (series)
This Week at Book Riot
- ARRRRe you read for some pirate reads?
- Here’s a list of Fat girls doing what needs to be done!
- The York school book ban was finally overturned!
- Kelly wrote about how Out of Darkness by Ashley Hope Pérez has been pulled from some schools
- Another article by Kelly about library ebook contracts
It’s been nice hanging with y’all! Kelly will be back for the next newsletter send, but you can catch me talking mess with her on the Hey YA podcast here.
-Erica, @erica_eze_ on Twitter