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From great new books to favorite classic reads, from news to the latest in on-screen adaptations, Hey YA is here to elevate the exciting world of young adult lit.

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From great new books to favorite classic reads, from news to the latest in on-screen adaptations, Hey YA is here to elevate the exciting world of young adult lit.

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Hey YA

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Rank #1: #17: The YA Reading Sandwich

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Eric and Kelly talk about indie bookstores that do YA lit really well, explore the growth of YA thrillers over the last few years, and finally, highlight a bunch of great books to read in honor of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month.

Sponsored by Summer Constellations by Alisha Sevigny from KCP Loft and Bookish Boyfriends: A Date With Darcy by Tiffany Schmidt from Amulet.

Hey YA is available on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Google Play, and right here on Book Riot.

Show notes:

Honor Code by Kiersi Burkhart

Down and Across by Arvin Ahmadi

Amal Unbound by Aisha Saeed

Written In The Stars by Aisha Saeed

The Red Balloon Bookshop

The Girl With The Red Balloon by Katherine Locke

Fountain Bookstore

Read Between The Lynes

Women and Children First

BBGB Books

Anderson's Bookshop

Wild Rumpus Books

Defining Thriller vs. Mystery

"Mourn The Fall of the Mall" by Sarah Kendzior

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

Pasadena by Sherri L. Smith

A Line In The Dark by Malinda Lo

Stephanie Kuehn's books

Fake ID by Lamar Giles

Endangered by Lamar Giles

Lois Duncan's unsolved mystery

Window by Amelia Brunskill

Sadie by Courtney Summers

Damage Done by Amanda Panitch

As Red as Blood by Salla Simukka

The Fever by Megan Abbott

Conversion by Katherine Howe

The Girl Who Fell by Shannon M. Parker

The Way You Make Me Feel by Maurene Goo

Control by Lydia Kang

Under a Painted Sky by Stacey Lee

Want by Cindy Pon

The Girl From The Well by Rin Chupeco

American Panda by Gloria Chao

North Of Beautiful by Justina Chen

Forest of a Thousand Lanterns by Julie Dao

The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang

In Real Life by Cory Doctorow and Jen Wang

Picture Us In The Light by Kelly Loy Gilbert 

Noteworthy by Riley Redgate

May 02 2018

1hr 8mins

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Rank #2: #16: Would You Say You Wolfed It Down?

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Eric and Kelly talk about YA books in verse for National Poetry Month, dig into Frankenstein and why it has landed so well in the YA world, and highlight some of the titles on their spring TBR lists.

Sponsored by What The Night Sings By Vesper Stamper

Hey YA is available on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Google Play, and right here on Book Riot.

Show Notes:

Tiffany Sly Lives Here Now by Dana L Davis

Here To Stay by Sara Farizan

A Room Away From The Wolves by Nova Ren Suma

Devils Unto Dust by Emma Berquist

The Astonishing Color of After by Emily XR Pan

In Her Skin by Kim Savage

Last Seen Leaving and White Rabbit by Caleb Roehrig

15 book mystery giveaway!

100 Must-Read YA Books in Verse

The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo

Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds

The Watch That Ends the Night by Alan Wolfe

Blood Water Paint by Joy McCullough

Family by Micol Ostow

Bull by David Elliott

A Time To Dance by Padma Venkatraman

Audition by Stasia Ward Kehoe

brown girl dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson

Skyscraping by Cordelia Jensen

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

40 Frankenstein Covers (the 2011 Puffin one, especially)

Hideous Love by Stephanie Hemphill

Man Made Boy by Jon Skovron

This Dark Endeavor by Kenneth Oppel

This Monstrous Thing by Mackenzi Lee

Boy Robot by Simon Curtis

The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein by Kiersten White

Mary’s Monster: Love, Madness, and How Mary Shelley Created Frankenstein by Lita Judge

Bookish Boyfriends by Tiffany Schmidt

Puddin’ by Julie Murphy

From Twinkle with Love by Sandhya Menon

Ship It by Britta Lundin

Stay Sweet by Siobhan Vivian

Anger is a Gift by Mark Oshiro

Last Summer of the Garrett Girls by Jessica Spotswood

Apr 18 2018

53mins

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Rank #3: #25: Are You Or Someone You Know Suffering From Romance?

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Eric and Kelly talk about the soap incident, then delve into great YA romances, must-read YA comics, and wrap up the show sharing the books they’re still planning to read before the summer ends.

Sponsored by Seafire  by Natalie C. Parker and Book Riot Insiders.

Hey YA is available on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Google Play, and right here on Book Riot.

Show Notes:

I Am Still Alive by Kate Alice Marshall

American Road Trip by Patrick Flores-Scott

Foreshadow YA

Fresh Ink by Lamar Giles

Fake Blood by Whitney Gardner

The dick soap thing

To All The Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han

Behind The Scenes by Dahlia Adler

The Way You Make Me Feel by Maurene Goo

Summer of Supernovas by Darcy Woods

Everything Leads To You by Nina LaCour

The Trouble with Destiny by Lauren Morrill

The New Guy (And Other Senior Year Distractions) by Amy Spalding

Three Sides of a Heart by Natalie C. Parker

Chemistry Lessons by Meredith Goldstein

Adaptation and Inheritance by Malinda Lo

Loop by Karen Akins

Through To You by Emily Hainsworth

The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E Smith

Prison Island: A Graphic Memoir by Colleen Frakes

Lumberjanes by Noelle Stevenson

In Real Life by Cory Doctorow and Jen Wang

The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang

I Am Alfonso Jones by Tony Medina

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World by Bryan O’Malley

Paper Girls by Bryan Lee O’Malley

Through The Woods by Emily Carroll

The Cheerleaders by Kara Thomas

Darius The Great Is Not Okay by Adib Khorram

Here to Stay by Sara Farizan

Wrong In All The Right Ways by Tiffany Brownlee

See All the Stars by Kit Frick

Contagion by Erin Bowman

Bonnie and Clyde: Making of a Legend by Karen Blumenthal

Proud: Young Readers Edition by Ibtihaj Muhammad

Aug 22 2018

59mins

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Rank #4: #35: Mystery, Mystery, Murder, Murder

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Eric and Kelly talk about their reading resolutions past, present, and mostly failed, as well as highlight an array of excellent sophomore YA novels.

This episode is sponsored by The Read Harder Journal from Book Riot King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo and the Grishaverse, and The Avon Kisscon Weekend Affair.

Subscribe to the podcast via RSSApple Podcasts, or Stitcher.

To get even more YA news and recommendations, sign up for our What’s Up in YA newsletter!

Show Notes:

“Why this YA book’s dedication is going viral”

Hot Dog Girl by Jennifer Dugan

The Love and Lies of Rukhsana Ali by Sabina Kahn

Tell Me Everything by Sarah Enni

The Revolution of Birdie Randolph by Brandy Colbert

The Lost Girls of Camp Forevermore by Kim Fu

Girls Burn Brighter by Shobha Rao

On The Come Up by Angie Thomas

Here We Are Now by Jasmine Warga

Notes From My Captivity by Kathy Parks

The Lifeboat Clique by Kathy Parks

Invisible Fault Lines by Kristin Paige-Madonia

Devoted by Jennifer Mathieu

Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu

The Arsonist by Stephanie Oakes

Rotters by Daniel Kraus

The Looking Glass by Janet McNally

That Thing We Call A Heart by Sheba Karim

With The Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo

Internment by Samira Ahmed

Dealing in Dreams by Lilliam Rivera

Oasis by Katya de Beccera

Girl Gone Viral by Arvin Ahmadi

Jan 23 2019

46mins

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Rank #5: Ep. #2: Whatever Happened To Tookie De La Creme?

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Eric and Kelly discuss YA authors who’ve successfully jumped genres, celebrity YA books, and dramatically read from Tyra Banks’s unfinished trilogy “Modelland.”     Sponsored by Everything Must Go by Jenny Fran Davis from Wednesday Books, A Poison Dark and Drowning by Jessica Cluess from Random House, and Girls Made of Snow and Glass by Melissa Bashardoust from Flatiron Books.

Oct 04 2017

47mins

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Rank #6: 45: I'm Not Stephen King's Publicist

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Kelly and special guest Sarah Dessen talk about teen life today, how YA has grown and changed in the last two decades, and what “strong female characters” means.

This episode is sponsored by All The BooksWhere You End and I Begin by Preston Norton, from Disney Publishing Worldwide and Amazon Publishing.

Subscribe to the podcast via RSSApple Podcasts, or Stitcher.

To get even more YA news and recommendations, sign up for our What’s Up in YA newsletter!

Show Notes

The Rest of the Story by Sarah Dessen

Netflix options Sarah Dessen novels for adaptation

The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo

Little Fires Everywhere by Celest Ng

It by Stephen King

Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson

Cut by Patricia McCormick

Twilight by Stephenie Meyer

There’s Something About Sweetie by Sandhya Menon

Dear Martin by Nic Stone

Slay by Brittney Morris

Sixteen by Megan McCafferty

A Summer to Die by Lois Lowry

Ash by Malinda Lo

Freaky Friday by Mary Rodgers

A Billion for Boris by Mary Rodgers

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

With The Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

On Writing by Stephen King

For listeners itching to know more about the authors we dove into, you’ll do well looking up books by Jacqueline Woodson, Walter Dean Myers, Julie Anne Peters, David Levithan, Neal Schusterman, Jennifer Smith, and Deb Caletti.

Jun 12 2019

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Rank #7: Wearing Real People Clothes

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Eric and Kelly highlight some of the undersung YA of 2019 and scream about what they’re reading this winter.

This episode is sponsored by The Read Harder JournalRegretting You by Colleen Hoover from Amazon Publishing, and Book Riot’s 2020 Read Harder Challenge.

Subscribe to the podcast via RSSApple PodcastsSpotify, or Stitcher.

To get even more YA news and recommendations, sign up for our What’s Up in YA newsletter!

SHOW NOTES

Live Hey YA Show, February 25, 6:30 pm in Chicago

We Used To Be Friends by Amy Spalding

Almost American Girl by Robin Ha

When You Were Everything by Ashley Woodfolk

The Light at the Bottom of the World by London Shah

10 Blind Dates by Ashley Elston

Tarnished Are the Stars by Rosiee Thor

The Downstairs Girl by Stacey Lee

The Griefkeeper by Alexsandra Villasante

I Hope You Get this Message by Farah Naz Rishi

Who Put This Song on by Morgan Parker

Better Than the Best Plan by Lauren Morrill

The Revolution of Birdie Randolph by Brandy Colbert

The Exact Opposite of Okay by Laura Steven

The Stars and The Blackness Between Them by Junauda Petrus

Loveboat, Taipei by Abigail Hing Wen

Ruthless Gods by Emily Duncan

The Rise and Fall of Charles Lindberg by Candace Fleming

The Gravity of Us by Phil Stamper

Dancing at The Pity Party by Tyler Feder

Red Hood by Elana K. Arnold

We Unleash the Merciless Storm by Tehlor Kay Mejia

Spellhacker by M.K. England

How To Build A Heart by Maria Padian

Be Not Far From Me by Mindy McGinnis

Scavenge the Stars by Tara Sim

Verona Comics by Jennifer Dugan

Dec 11 2019

42mins

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Rank #8: #18: A Low Grumbling Sound and Enough With Hatchet

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Kelly and Eric talk about a great article about the development of YA literature following the history of the teen culture, highlight awesome YA books set in the outdoors, and offer up even more great YA by and about Asian Americans.

Sponsored by Furyborn by Claire LeGrand and Chemistry Lessons by Meredith Goldstein.

Hey YA is available on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Google Play, and right here on Book Riot.

Shownotes:

The Disturbed Girl's Dictionary by NoNieqa Ramos

Monday's Not Coming by Tiffany D. Jackson

Blood Water Paint by Joy McCullough

The Girl In The Grove by Eric Smith

Contagion by Erin Bowman

Finding Yvonne by Brandy Colbert

"How Young Adult Literature Blossomed With Teen Culture" article

Wildlife

The Distance Between Lost and Found by Kathryn Holmes

Valley Girls by Sarah Nicole Lemon

When I Am Through With You by Stephanie Kuehn

The Island

I Am Still Alive by Kate Alice Marshall

Lumberjanes

A Thousand Beginnings and Endings edited by Ellen Oh and Elsie Chapman

You Bring the Distant Near by Mitali Perkins

Born Confused by Tanuja Desai Hidier

When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandya Menon

Tina’s Mouth: An Existential Comic Diary by  Keshni Kashyap and illustrated by Mari Araki

Chasing Shadows by Swati Avasthi

A Land of Permanent Goodbyes by Atia Abawi

The Serpent’s Secret by Sayantani DasGupta

American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang

May 16 2018

49mins

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Rank #9: Every 90s Teen Movie Ever

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Kelly and guest host Tirzah Price talk about 2019’s queer YA offerings and dive deep into the full-names-in-book-titles trend.

This episode is sponsored by Book Riot Insiders and Swipe Right for Murder by James Patterson.

Subscribe to the podcast via RSSApple PodcastsSpotify, or Stitcher.

To get even more YA news and recommendations, sign up for our What’s Up in YA newsletter!


SHOW NOTES

The Lifeboat Clique by Kathy Parks

Hungry Hearts edited by Elsie Chapman and Caroline Tung Richmond

Hot Dog Girl by Jennifer Dugan

Amelia Westlake Was Never Here by Erin Gough

The Stars And The Blackness Between Them by Junauda Petrus

Shatter the Sky by Rebecca Kim Wells

The Love and Lies of Rukhsana Ali by Sabina Kahn

Tell Me How You Really Feel by Aminah Mae Safi

The Griefkeeper by Alexandra Villasante

Kiss Number 8 by Colleen AF Venable and Ellen T. Crenshaw

Brave Face by Shaun David Hutchinson

All The Things We Do In The Dark by Saundra Mitchell

Bloom by Kevin Panetta and Savanna Ganucheau

Of Ice and Shadows by Audrey Coulthurst

Dear Rachel Maddow by Adrienne Kisner

The Confusion of Laurel Graham by Adrienne Kisner

The Revolution of Birdie Randolph by Brandy Colbert

How to Be Remy Cameron by Julian Winters

Don’t Date Rosa Santos by Nina Moreno

Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me by Mariko Tamaki and Rosemary O’Connell-Valero

The Summer of Jordi Perez by Amy Spalding

The Last Voyage of Poe Blythe by Ally Condie

The Education of Margot Sanchez by Lilliam Rivera

The New David Espinoza by Fred Aceves

Aug 07 2019

51mins

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Rank #10: Being Petty Is An Important Reason To Read

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Kelly and Eric talk about the return of vampires and go deep into YA book cover trends for 2020.

This episode is sponsored by Book Riot’s Blind Date With A BookI'm Not Dying With You Tonight, and What Makes Us.

Subscribe to the podcast via RSSApple PodcastsSpotify, or Stitcher.

To get even more YA news and recommendations, sign up for our What’s Up in YA newsletter!


SHOW NOTES

Thirteen Doorways, Wolves Behind Them All by Laura Ruby

I Hope You Get This Message by Farah Naz Rishi

Infinity Son by Adam Silvera

The Patron Saints of Nothing by Randy Ribay

Look Both Ways by Jason Reynolds

"Denton Little's Death Date" and Snap TV

"YA Vampire Stories Are Back"

Vampires Never Get Old edited by Zoraida Cordova and Natalie Parker

The Beautiful by Renee Ahdieh

Slay Like A Girl: Ditch The Demons and Be Your Own Hero by Micol Ostow

Vampires, Hearts, and Other Dead Things by Margie Fuston

Slayer by Kiersten White

Chosen by Kiersten White

Fake Blood by Whitney Gardner

The House of Night by PC and Kristin Casts

Empire of the Vampire by Jay Kristoff

Opium and Absinthe by Lydia Kang

Deathless Divide by Justina Ireland

Anna K. by Jenny Lee

Where Dreams Descend by Janella Angeles

Incendiary by Zoraida Córdova

We Free the Stars by Hafsah Faizal

Star Daughter by Shveta Thakrar (Goodreads link)

We Are The Wildcats by Siobhan Vivian

Of Curses and Kisses by Sandhya Menon

Zara Houssain Is Here by Sabina Kahn

The Voting Booth by Brandy Colbert (Goodreads link)

Salty Bitter Sweet by Mayra Cuevas

You Should See Me In A Crown by Leah Johnson

We Used to be Friends by Amy Spalding

Yes No Maybe So by Aisha Saeed and Becky Albertalli

A Love Hate Thing by Whitney D. Grandison

When We Were Magic by Sarah Gailey

All Your Twisted Secrets by Diana Urban

One Of Us Is Next by Karen McManus

Jane Anonymous by Laura Faria Stolarz

Clique Bait by Ann Valett

You’re Next by Kylie Schachte

This Train Is Being Held by Ismée Amiel Williams

What Kind of Girl by Alyssa Scheinmel

The Feminist Agenda of Jemima Kincaid by Kate Hattemer

Four Days of You and Me by Miranda Kenneally

Freaky in Fresno by Laurie Boyle Crompton

Miss You Love You Hate You Bye by Abby Sher

Little Universes by Heather Demetrios

Foul is Fair by Hannah Capin

A Map From Here to There by Emery Lord

We Were Promised Spotlights by Lindsay Sproul

The Night of Your Life by Lydia Sharp

Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins

Woven in Moonlight by Isabel Ibañez

The Midnight Lie by Marie Rutkowski

The Serpent’s Curse by Lisa Maxwell (Goodreads link)

Ghost Wood Song by Erica Waters (Goodreads link)

The Mall by Megan McCafferty

Camp by Lev AC Rosen

Redemption Prep by Samuel Miller

Oct 16 2019

43mins

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Rank #11: I Don't Want To Go To Murder Island, Ok?

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Eric and Kelly talk about vacations from hell and then share ghost stories to be enjoyed on said vacations.

This episode is sponsored by #BookSquadGoals and TBR: Tailored Book Recommendations.

Subscribe to the podcast via RSSApple PodcastsSpotify, or Stitcher.

To get even more YA news and recommendations, sign up for our What’s Up in YA newsletter!

Show Notes:

Wilder Girls by Rory Power

Sawkill Girls by Claire LeGrand

Love & Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch

A Fierce and Subtle Poison by Samantha Mabry

And We’re Off by Dana Schwartz

Guy In Your MFA Twitter

Burn for Burn by Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian

Love and Other Train Wrecks by Leah Konen

The Devil and Winnie Flynn by Micol Ostow

Rules for Vanishing by Kate Alice Marshall

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

Ten by Gretchen McNeil

Wanderlove by Kirsten Hubbard

With Malice by Eileen Cook

Meant to Be by Lauren Morrill

Hot Dog Girl by Jennifer Dugan

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

Conspiracy of Us by Maggie C. Hall

This One Summer by Mariko Tamaki and Jillian Tamaki

Lumberjanes

We Speak in Storms by Natalie Lund

Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake

A Room Away From The Wolves by Nova Ren Suma

Shutter by Courtney Alameda

Anya’s Ghost by Vera Brosgol

The Girl from the Well by Rin Chupeco

Dead Girls of Hysteria Hall by Kate Alender

Spirit Hunters by Ellen Oh

City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwabb

Ghost Squad by Claribel Ortega

Jul 24 2019

43mins

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Rank #12: #39: Gritty, The Gritty YA Novel

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Eric and Kelly talk about YA adaptations of all stripes and share their spring YA TBRs.

This episode is sponsored by Book Riot InsidersThe Iliad by Gareth Hinds, and Chicken Girl by Heather Smith from Penguin Teen Canada.

Subscribe to the podcast via RSSApple Podcasts, or Stitcher.

To get even more YA news and recommendations, sign up for our What’s Up in YA newsletter!

Show Notes:

Hungry Hearts edited by Elsie Chapman and Caroline Tung Richmond

It’s a Whole Spiel edited by Katherine Locke and Lauren Silverman

This Time Will Be Different by Misa Sigiura

The Weight Of Our Sky by Hanna Alkaf

I Don’t Want To Be Crazy by Samantha Shultz

Parkland by David Cullen

The Shadow Queen by CJ Redwine

A Long, Long Sleep by Anna Sheehan

Hunted by Meagan Spooner

Sherwood by Meagan Spooner

The Forest Queen by Betsy Cornwell

I, Claudia by Mary McCoy

Cinder by Marissa Meyer

Ash by Malinda Lo

Blanca and Roja by Anna-Marie McLemore

Forest of a Thousand Lanterns by Julie C. Dao

Stepsister by Jennifer Donnelly

Splintered by AG Howard

His Hideous Heart edited by Dahlia Adler

A Blade So Black by L.L. McKinney

A Sky Without Stars by Jessica Brody and Joanne Rendell

Heart of Iron by Ashley Poston 

The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh

Ordinary Girls by Blair Thornburgh

Bookish Boyfriends: The Boy Next Door by Tiffany Schmidt

With The Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo

Forward Me Back to You by Mitali Perkins

Finding Yvonne by Brandy Colbert

All Of Us With Wings by Michelle Ruiz Keil

We Are The Perfect Girl by Ariel Kaplan

Somewhere Only We Know by Maurene Goo

Brave Face by Shaun David Hutchinson

There’s Something About Sweetie by Sandhya Menon

Mar 20 2019

40mins

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Rank #13: Gentle Trolling

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Kelly and guest host Amanda Nelson talk about crossover reads, as well as their Swiss Army YA recommendations.

This episode is sponsored by Book Riot’s Blind Date With A BookPenguin Random House Audio, and A Map of Days by Ransom Riggs.

Subscribe to the podcast via RSSApple PodcastsSpotify, or Stitcher.

To get even more YA news and recommendations, sign up for our What’s Up in YA newsletter!


SHOW NOTES

Publishers Weekly "Best of 2019" YA books

Red, White, and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

The Pretty One by Keah Brown

Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir

A Prayer for Travelers by Ruchika Tomar

Chilling Effect by Valerie Valdes

The Saturday Night Ghost Club by Craig Davidson

Markswoman by Rati Mehrotra

The Newcomers by Helen Thorpe

Burn Baby Burn by Meg Medina

The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily M. Danforth

His Hideous Heart edited by Dahlia Adler

Black Enough edited by Ibi Zoboi

Pan's Labyrinth by Guillermo del Toro and Cornelia Funke

Hearts Unbroken by Cynthia Leitich Smith

Audacity by Melanie Crowder

The Summoner (series) by Taran Matharu

Oct 30 2019

55mins

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Rank #14: #44: I'm Not The Teen Who Makes It To The Epilogue

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Eric and Kelly talk about abortion and reproductive rights in YA, highlight summer reads (and not in the way you imagine), and share their summer TBRs.

This episode is sponsored by AudibleBirthday by Meredith Russo, and BookCon.

Subscribe to the podcast via RSSApple Podcasts, or Stitcher.

To get even more YA news and recommendations, sign up for our What’s Up in YA newsletter!

Show Notes

Domestic Arrangements by Norma Klein

Let Me Hear A Rhyme by Tiffany D. Jackson

The Exact Opposite of Okay by Laura Steven

Way To Go by Tom Ryan

We Hunt the Flame by Hasfah Faizel

Feral Youth by Shaun David Hutchinson

Eve of Man by Giovanna Fletcher and Tom Fletcher

I Know It’s Over by CK Kelly Martin

Finding Yvonne by Brandy Colbert

With The Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo

The Cheerleaders by Kara Thomas

Bright Burning Stars by AK Small

Ask Me How I Got Here by Christine Hepperman

Aftercare Instructions by Bonnie Pipkin

Things I Can’t Forget by Miranda Kenneally

The Truth About Alice by Jennifer Mathieu

What Every Girl Should Know: Margaret Sanger’s Journey by J. Albert Mann

Salt by Hannah Moskowitz

The Prince of Venice Beach by Blake Nelson

The Trouble with Destiny by Lauren Morrill

The Lake Effect by Erin McCahan

The Sandcastle Empire by Kayla Olson

How It Feels to Float by Helena Fox

The Lifeboat Clique by Kathy Parks

A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi

The Sound of Us by Ashley Poston

Start Here by Trish Doller

Dactyl Hill Squad by Daniel José Older

We Speak In Storms by Natalie Lund

I Wanna Be Where You Are by Kristina Forest

May 29 2019

44mins

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Rank #15: #42: A Penchant For Beheading Shoplifters

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Eric, Kelly, and special guest Alyssa Wees talk about debut YA novels, dark fairy tales, and haunted billboards.

This episode is sponsored by Book Riot InsidersThe Lovely And The Lost by Jennifer Lynn Barnes, and TBR from Book Riot.

Subscribe to the podcast via RSSApple Podcasts, or Stitcher.

To get even more YA news and recommendations, sign up for our What’s Up in YA newsletter!


Show Notes:

The Waking Forest by Alyssa Wees

White Rose by Kip Wilson

Bright Burning Stars by AK Small

Gravemaidens by Kelly Coon

Serious Moonlight by Jenn Bennett

I Hope You Get This Message by Farah Naz Rishi

Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas 

Field Guide to the North American Teenager by Ben Phillipe

The Opposite of Always by Justin A. Reynolds

We Set The Dark On Fire by Tehlor May Meija

The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly by Stephanie Oakes

Descendant of the Crane by Joan He

The Candle and the Flame by Nafiza Azad

Spectacle by Jodie Lynn Zdrok

House of Salt and Sorrows by Erin Craig

I Wanna Be Where You Are by Kristina Forest

The Tenth Girl by Sara Faring

Hot Dog Girl by Jennifer Dugan

Wicked Saints by Emily Duncan

You’d Be Mine by Erin Hahn

The Weight of Our Sky by Hanna Alkaf

More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera

The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner

Starfish by Akemi Bowman

Dear Martin by Nic Stone

The Astonishing Color of After by Emily X. R. Pan

Pan’s Labyrinth by Guillermo del Toro and Cornelia Funke

The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff

Ash by Malinda Lo

Forest of a Thousand Lanterns by Julie C. Dao

Vassa in the Night by Sarah Porter

Keturah and Lord Death by Martine Leavitt

Wintersong by S Jae Jones

Hunted and Sherwood by Meagan Spooner

You can find Alyssa on Twitter @alyssawees and on Instagram as @alyssa_wees.

May 01 2019

52mins

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Rank #16: Ep. #9: Sorry, But You're Old

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Eric and Kelly discuss YA books from 10 years ago, talk about some of the most eye-catching YA book covers hitting shelves this year, and then share the books they wish had seen more love in this year’s deluge of “most anticipated” lists.   Sponsored by The Cruel Prince by Holly Black and by OwlCrate.

Jan 10 2018

53mins

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Rank #17: Remember To Unclick Lumbersexual

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Kelly and Eric talk about underrated YA gems of the last decade and highlight great reads for Native American History Month.

This episode is sponsored by Book Riot’s TBRSupernova by Marissa Meyer, and Rebel by Marie Lu.

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Show Notes

Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky by Kwame Mbalia

Wild Life by Keena Roberts

"Best YA of the Decade"

Rose Sees Red by Cecil Castellucci

First Day on Earth by Cecil Castellucci

Tin Star by Cecil Castellucci

Amplified by Tara Kelly

Family by Micol Ostow

Tracked by Jenny Martin

The Storyteller by Antonia Michaelis, translated by Miriam Debbage

Relativity by Cristin Bishara

Stupid Fast by Geoff Herbach

Black Hole Sun by David Macinnis Gill

How It Went Down by Kekla Magoon

Light It Up by Kekla Magoon

The Girl Who Could Silence the Wind by Meg Medina

Juvenile in Justice by Richard Ross

Girls in Justice by Richard Ross

Hit by Delilah S. Dawson

Proxy by Alex London

Blood and Salt by Kim Liggett

The Wells End by Seth Fishman

Something Strange and Deadly by Susan Dennard

Hearts Unbroken by Cynthia Leitich Smith

Code Talker by by Joseph Bruchac

After the Fall by Kate Hart

The Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline

The Night Wanderer by Drew Hayden Taylor

#NotYourPrincess: Voices of Native American Women edited by Lisa Charleyboy and Mary Beth Leatherdale 

Nov 13 2019

48mins

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Rank #18: Ep. #3: Are The Aliens Rich?

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Eric and Kelly share their tips and tricks for talking about YA with YA skeptics, talk about good and not-so-good "meets" pitches, and offer up YA horror recommendations.      Sponsored by Sun Warrior by PC Cast from Wednesday Books

Oct 18 2017

43mins

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Rank #19: Ep. #11: Like The Fast & The Furious: FAMILY!

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Eric and Kelly talk about the new think piece about the death of YA adaptations, highlight some excellent books from YA authors before they hit it big, and pick out some of their dream author imprints.   Sponsored by Broken Beautiful Hearts by Kami Garcia from Fierce Reads.

Feb 07 2018

45mins

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Rank #20: Welcome To College: Death Comes For Us All

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Kelly and Eric talk about YA books that’d make great picks for college freshman to prepare for their school lives, then scream about their huge fall YA TBR lists.

This episode is sponsored by Book Riot’s Mystery GiveawayHave A Little Faith In Me by Sonia Hartl, and Crown of Coral and Pearl by Mara Rutheford.

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SHOW NOTES

Rebel Girls by Elizabeth Keenan

Homecoming by Cynthia Voigt

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Jackpot by Nic Stone

American Panda by Gloria Chao

We Are Okay by Nina LaCour

Roomies by Sara Zarr and Tara Altebrando

The Revolution of Birdie Randolph by Brandy Colbert

Finding Felicity by Stacy Kade

Wrecked by Maria Padian

The Magicians by Lev Grossman

Final Draft by Riley Redgate

Quiet by Susan Cain

“Why YA Needs More Quitters”

The Stars and The Blackness Between Them by Junauda Petrus

How to Be Remy Cameron by Julian Winters

The Grace Year by Kim Liggett

Verify by Joelle Charbonneau

Rules for Vanishing by Kate Alice Marshall

Into the Crooked Place by Alexandra Christo

Who Put This Song On? By Morgan Parker

Tarnished Are the Stars by Rosiee Thor

Timekeeper by Tara Sim

Thirteen Doorways, Wolves Behind Them All by Laura Ruby

The Good Luck Girls by Charlotte Nicole Davis

Wild Life: Dispatches From A Childhood of Baboons and Button Downs by Keena Roberts

I Hope You Get This Message by Farah Naz Rishi

Our Wayward Fate by Gloria Chao

Sep 04 2019

43mins

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