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Adult Books for YA Readers, Great YA Comics, and More YA Book News and New Books: October 14, 2021

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

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)

Book cover for The Delusionist

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


book cover of daughters of jubilation

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

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.