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Hey YA Readers!
Somehow, we’re almost half-way through another month. The end of the year sure does seem to fly by.
With that, it won’t be a huge surprise that the next couple of months will be lighter on news and new book releases as the publishing world begins to wrap up their years and prepare for the new one ahead.
Let’s dive into what’s going on this week.
YA Book News
- The YA science fiction and fantasy titles hitting shelves this month.
- I really loved this post about the books that made YA author Garth Nix.
- A roundup of must-read school romance manhwa.
- Parade named their best YA books of 2021, which includes some books that aren’t YA, at least one not published this year, and a handful of titles that haven’t gotten attention (which is why it’s worth linking to despite the first two notes!).
- I wasn’t a reader of “Royal Diaries” as a tween, but I know so many who were, so this news about the books being adapted will be exciting.
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.
Aurora’s End by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff (series)
Ballad of Dinah Caldwell by Kate Brauning
Catch the Light by Kate Sweeney
Court by Tracy Wolff (series)
Forgotten Memories of Vera Glass by Anna Priemaza
I’ll Keep You Close by Jeska Verstegen and translated by Bill Nagelkerke
Roxy by Neal Shusterman and Jarrod Shusterman
A Snake Falls to Earth by Darcie Little Badger
Starling by Isabel Strychacz
The Year I Stopped Trying by Katie Heaney
Year of the Reaper by Makiia Lucier
Each of Us a Desert by Mark Oshiro
The Ever-Cruel Kingdom by Rin Chupeco (series)
Heiress Apparently by Diana Ma (series)
Lies Like Poison by Chelsea Pitcher
The Nemesis by S. J. Kincaid (series)
Rent a Boyfriend by Gloria Chao
Sasha Masha by Agnes Borinsky
Stormbreak by Natalie C. Parker (series)
YA Book Talk at Book Riot
- A wide range of new and upcoming YA retellings for your TBR.
- Though it’s not a list of entirely YA books, there are some solid entries on this list of books like Squid Game.
- YA comics hitting shelves through the end of 2021.
- And speaking of YA comics, some you may have missed this year.
- Again, this isn’t entirely YA but there are a lot of YA books on this look at stories about the rural queer experience.
- Finally, a look at what’s actually on the list of 850 books that Texas lawmakers want pulled from school libraries.
Thanks for hanging out, y’all, and we’ll see you again on Saturday for some YA ebook deals, then on Monday with some more YA nonfiction talk.
Until then, happy reading!
— Kelly Jensen, @heykellyjensen on Instagram.
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