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Once upon a time, there was a horrible girl . . . Margaret Owen, author of The Merciful Crow series, crafts a delightfully irreverent retelling of “The Goose Girl” about stolen lives, thorny truths, and the wicked girls at the heart of both.
Hey YA Readers!
Let’s catch up on the latest in YA book news and new books. I don’t know about you, but I’ve been reading a lot lately, and I’ve been adding more books to my to-read than I have in a long time.
YA Book News
- I dislike the framing of this piece with its headline (you don’t ever need to be “beyond” YA) but I do enjoy a great list of adult books for YA readers.
- Dash and Lily has been canceled at Netflix.
- But Paramount is developing Frankly in Love.
- There’s some casting news for the adaptation of Aristotle and Dante.
- More Star Wars novels are coming, including some YA Star Wars.
- Here are this year’s Harvey Award winners, making for some great YA comic reading.
- I love this year’s National Book Award finalists for Young People’s Literature.
New YA Books
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.
Any Sign of Life by Rae Carson
Aristotle and Dante Dive into the Waters of the World by Benjamin Alire Sáenz (series)
The Brightest Night by Jennifer L. Armentrout (series)
The Delusionist by Don Calame
Dragonblood Ring by Amparo Ortiz (series)
Ferryman by Claire McFall
The Gilded Cage by Lynette Noni (series)
The Heartbreak Bakery by A. R. Capetta
I Am Margaret Moore by Hannah Capin
Jade Fire Gold by June CL Tan
Keeper of the Night by Kylie Lee Baker (series)
Oksi by Mari Ahokoivu, translated by Silja-Maaria Aronpuro
Our Way Back to Always by Nina Moreno
Remember Me by Estelle Laure
Thronebreaker by Rebecca Coffindaffer
Daughters of Jubilation by Kara Lee Corthron
Echo After Echo by A. R. Capetta
Fat Angie, Rebel Girl Revolution by e.E. Charlton-Trujillo
Golden Boys Beware by Hannah Capin (this is a new title)
The Starlight Claim by Tim Wynne-Jones
YA This Week at Book Riot
- How about some Baby-Sitters Club content? Here’s a look at the legacy of The Baby-Sitters Club, as well as some books like the BSC.
- Queer YA horror you’ll want to read.
- If you’re in a school or library, here’s how to run a successful manga club.
- Rounding up the week’s censorship news would make this newsletter twice as long as it is already — you can catch those roundups on our website on Fridays — but I did want to share this toolkit for combating book challenges and censorship.
Thanks for hanging out, and we’ll see you on Saturday for some YA ebook deals. I’ve got a special guest newsletter on Monday coming up, too!
I hope you’re reading your next favorite book.
— Kelly Jensen, @heykellyjensen on Instagram.