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Hey YA readers!

Kelly is out this week, so I’m hopping in to cover your YA news and new releases for the week! There’s some fun stuff this week, so let’s dig in!

YA News

The Along for the Ride trailer is here! This Netflix film is an adaptation of Sarah Dessen’s beloved novel and it’ll be available to stream on April 22.

Speaking of summer book to movie adaptations, Jenny Han shared a first peek at the TV adaptation of her debut YA novel, The Summer I Turned Pretty! The show will be hitting Amazon Prime sometime this summer, with a new edition of the book releasing May 3!

Hocus Pocus 2 has cast three drag queens who will be impersonating the Sanderson sisters—although we don’t know much more than that! A few years go a YA sequel to Hocus Pocus was released that prominently featured a f/f romance. Do I think Disney will go there with their film sequel? No, but I am hopeful!

Over 100 queer YA books disappeared from, although most are now back on the shelves. But authors and readers want to know what happened.

YA author Ashley Poston is making her adult romance debut—check out a sneak peek.

Some of your favorite YA series are coming to an end in 2022—here are some of the authors on their bittersweet conclusions and what’s next.

New in Hardcover

A Magic Steeped in Poison by Judy I. Lin (plus it’s the new BN YA Book Club Pick!)

Cover of A Magic Steeped in Poison by Judy I. Lin

Her Rebel Highness by Diana Ma

Always Jane by Jenn Bennett

Dig Two Graves by Gretchen McNeil

A Forgery of Roses by Jessica Olson

Live, Laugh, Kidnap by Gaby Noone

Message Not Found by Dante Medema

Murder Among Friends by Candace Fleming

Practical Demonology by Clare Rees

So This is Ever After by F.T. Lukens

The Most Dazzling Girl in Berlin by Kip Wilson

This is Why They Hate Us by Aaron A. Aceves

Trigger by N. Griffin

Don’t forget you can get three free audiobooks at with a free trial!

New in Paperback

Bone Crier’s Dawn by Kathryn Purdie

The Desolations of Devil’s Acres by Ransom Riggs

Gaslight by Rachael Rose

In Deeper Waters by F.T. Lukens

She’s Too Pretty To Burn by Wendy Heard

On Book Riot

Check out some essential YA novels on grief and loss.

Love second chance romance? Then you’ll love these YA books!

Sister, sister! YA novels on sister relationships that will make you want to text your sister.

Need a shot of joy? Read about trans teens in love!

That’s all for now! Happy reading!