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Kacen Callender, New Teen Titans, and More of Your YA News and New Books: September 30, 2021

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

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.

cover of Beasts of Prey by Ayana Gray, featuring a hissing snake wrapped in ferns wrapped around the title

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)

Steelstriker by Marie Lu book cover

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

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