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LEGEND Adaptation News, Supply Chain Challenges, and More YA News and New YA Books: December 2, 2021

Hey YA Readers!

I hope you’re finding whatever it is you need in this final month of 2021: comfort, joy, rest….a sigh of relief? As someone who struggles with this time of year, I see those of you who are in the same space. I’m still in early October mentally, finding solace in mainlining YA horror books (I like them all year, but usually not in this quantity!).

Since last week there wasn’t a newsletter on Thursday, let’s catch up on the last couple of weeks of book news and new books.

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.

These releases include the books which hit shelves last week, as well as this week. We’re hitting a quieter time in publishing, so anticipate shorter roundups here through the end of 2021.


You'll Be The Death of Me book cover

You’ll Be The Death of Me by Karen M. McManus


Good Girls Die First by Kathryn Foxfield

Killer Content by Kiley Roache

Outer Banks by Alyssa Sheinmel (tie-in novel)

Ruinsong by Julia Ember

Still With Me by Jessica Cunsolo

Warmaidens by Kelly Coon

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YA Book Talk on Book Riot

As always, thanks for hanging out. I hope you’re reading your next favorite book, and we’ll see you again on Saturday with some YA ebook deals.

— Kelly Jensen, @heykellyjensen on Instagram