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THE SKY IS EVERYWHERE Adaptation and More of Your YA Book News and New Books: January 13, 2022

Hey YA Readers!

I hope you’ve been able to sink into your first (or second or third…) great YA book for 2022. I’ve been reading at a good clip, and I’m pleased that both of my 2022 YA reads have been outstanding so far. You’ll want Mirror Girls by Kelly McWilliams and Lawless Spaces by Corey Ann Haydu on your TBR if they’re not there already.

Let’s take a look at this week’s YA book news and new books. This week, we’re heavier on new releases than on news.

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.


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Ain’t Burned All The Bright by Jason Reynolds, illustrated by Jason Griffin

Ashes of Gold by J. Elle (series)

The Monarchs by Kass Morgan and Danielle Paige (series)

Cold The Night, Fast The Wolves by Meg Long

Crushing by Sophie Burrows

Hopepunk by Preston Norton

Love Somebody by Rachel Roasek

Medusa by Jessie Burton, illustrated by Olivia Lomenech Gill

My Fine Fellow by Jennieke Cohen

The Bone Spindle by Leslie Vedder

The Storyteller by Kathryn Williams

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The Subtle Knife graphic novel by Philip Pullman

Vinyl Moon by Mahogany L. Browne


Igniting Darkness by Robin LaFevers (series)

Reaper of Souls by Rena Barron (series)

The Gilded Ones by Namina Forna (series)

Black Girl Unlimited by Echo Brown

Don’t Tell a Soul by Kirsten Miller

Ruinsong by Julia Ember

The Beautiful Struggle (Young Reader Edition) by Ta-Nehisi Coates (nonfiction)

The Missing Passenger by Jack Heath

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YA Book Talk at Book Riot

Bright colored earrings. They are dangling on a teal cup. The earrings each feature an open book with a castle and rainbow emerging from it.

How fun are these fairy tale earrings? $10. (I hope you peruse this shop’s offerings — I’m kind of obsessed with the kitsch, and those shopping basket earrings are too much in the best way).

Thanks, y’all, for hanging out, and we’ll see you on Saturday for deals.

Happy reading!

— Kelly Jensen, @heykellyjensen on Instagram