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Hey YA

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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.

Rank #1: 46: #46: Suzanne Collins OWNS The Mountain

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Eric and Kelly talk about their favorite YA books of the year so far, highlight 2019 YA comics, and scream about the upcoming Hunger Games prequel.

This episode is sponsored by Libro.fm and The Virtue of Sin by Shannon Schruen.

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!

Shownotes:

“Untitled Panem Novel”

We Hunt The Flame by Hafsah Faizal

Slay by Brittney Morris

I’m Not Dying With You Tonight by Gilly Segal and Kimberly Jones

Love Is One Of The Choices by Norma Klein

We Set The Dark On Fire by Tehlor Kay Mejia

Rayne and Delilah’s Midnight Matinee by Jeff Zentner

Heroine by Mindy McGinnis

Patron Saints of Nothing by Randy Ribay

Black Enough edited by Ibi Zoboi

Hot Dog Girl by Jennifer Dugan

Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me by Mariko Tamaki, illustrated by Rosemary Valero O’Connell

The Giver by Lois Lowry

Mooncakes by Suzanne Walker and Wendy Xu

Bloom by Kevin Panetta

I Was Their American Dream by Malaka Gharib

Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson and Emily Carroll

Jun 26 2019

45mins

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Rank #2: 51: 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.

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

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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Rank #3: 49: 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.

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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

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Rank #4: 34: #34: Swoony Robots

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Eric and Kelly talk about perfect books for tackling genre-related YA book resolutions and share their winter TBRs.

This episode is sponsored by The Read Harder Journal from Book Riot and The Similars by Rebecca Hanover.

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Show notes

Watch Us Rise by Renee Watson and Ellen Hagen

Ruse by Cindy Pon

On the Come Up by Angie Thomas

Hot Dog Girl by Jennifer Dugan

“A Reader’s Moving Checklist”

Burn Baby Burn by Meg Medina

A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi

Loving Vs. Virginia by Patricia Hruby Powell

Dream Country by Shannon Gibney

Traitor Angels by Anne Blankman

Under a Painted Sky by Stacey Lee

Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys

Devils Unto Dust by Emma Berquist

A Fierce and Subtle Poison by Samantha Mabry

Adaptation and Inheritance by Malinda Lo

We Are The Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson

Dry by Neal and Jarrod Shusterman

Truthwitch by Susan Dennard

Tracked by Jenny Martin

Heart of Iron by Ashley Poston

Frost by Marianna Baer

Daughters Unto Devils by Amy Lukavics

The Devil and Winnie Flynn by Micol Ostow

Blood & Salt by Kim Liggett

This Is Not A Test by Courtney Summers

Shutter by Courtney Alameda

A Heart In A Body in the World by Deb Caletti

Hearts Unbroken by Cynthia Leitich Smith

Stay Sweet by Siobhan Vivian

We Are Okay by Nina LaCour

You’re Welcome Universe by Whitney Gardner

I’ll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson

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

Relish by Lucy Knisley

Americanized: Rebel Without a Green Card by Sara Saedi

Unpresidented by Martha Brockenbough

Queer, There, & Everywhere by Sarah Prager

The Revolution of Birdie Randolph by Brandy Colbert

A Thousand Sisters by Elizabeth Wein

Black Enough edited by Ibi Zoboi

Jan 09 2019

52mins

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Rank #5: 47: I Cried Waiting For My Pizza Today

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Eric and Kelly talk about trends in YA this year they’ve seen, as well as offer up some cool reading for summer and hot reading for winter.

This episode is sponsored by #BookSquadGoals Podcast and The Best Lies by Sarah Lyu.

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Show Notes

Slay by Brittney Morris

The Shipby Antonia Honeywell

Moon of the Crusted Snow by Waubgeshig Rice

Family Secrets by Norma Klein

Wilder Girls by Rory Power

Red Rising by Pierce Brown

Across The Universe by Beth Revis

Cinder by Marissa Meyer

Heart of Iron by Ashley Poston

Nyxia by Scott Reitgen

A Spark of White Fire by Sangu Mandanna

The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi

The Love and Lies of Rukhsana Ali by Sabina Khan

Love From A to Z by SK Ali

The Weight of Our Sky by Hanna Alkaf

Bright Burning Stars by AK Small 

Let’s Go Swimming On Doomsday by Natalie C. Andersno

When The Ground is Hard by Malla Nunn

Dear Haiti With Love by Maika and Maritza Moulite in Haiti

The Things She’s Seen by Ambelin and Ezekiel Kwaymullina

Wicked Fox by Kat Cho

Somewhere Only We Know by Maurene Goo

Rebel Seoul and Rogue Heart by Axie Oh

Bloody Seoul by Sonia Patel

Avatar: The Last Airbender by FC Yee

His Hideous Heart edited by Dahlia Adler

It’s A Whole Spiel edited by Laura Silverman and Katherine Locke

Rural Voices edited by Nora Shalaway Carpenter

Black Enough edited by Ibi Zoboi

Color Outside The Lines edited by Sangu Mandanna

Blood and Salt by Kim Liggett

Trapped by Michael Northrop

The Well’s End by Seth Fishman

Notes From My Captivity by Kathy Parks

Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater

Wintersong by S Jae-Jones

Blankets by Craig Thompson

Essex County by Jeff Lemire

Jul 10 2019

45mins

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Rank #6: 50: Extra Credit: It's Ok If You Don't Love Me by Norma Klein

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Aug 28 2019

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Rank #7: 42: #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

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Rank #8: 30: #30: Astrology Is Old School Hogwarts House Sorting

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Eric, Kelly, and special guest Darcy Woods talk about astrology and the metaphysical in YA, then dig into some witchy reads for Halloween and beyond.

Hey YA is sponsored by Not Even Bones by Rebecca Schaeffer from HMH Teen and That Night by Amy Giles from EpicReads

Hey YA is available on Apple PodcastsStitcherGoogle Play, and right here on Book Riot.

Show Notes:

Summer of Supernovas by Darcy Woods

500 Words or Less by Juleah Del Rosario

Kens by Raziel Reid

Period Power: A Manifesto for the Menstrual Movement by Nadya Okamoto

The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy by Mackenzi Lee

Internment by Samira Ahmed

The Wicked Deep by Shae Ernshaw

Zodiac series by Romina Russell

Something Like Fate by Susane Colasanti

Star Shack by Lila Castle

Toil and Trouble edited by Tess Sharpe and Jessica Spotswood (Read an excerpt here!)

The Diviners series by Libba Bray

How To Deal: Tarot for Everyday Life by Sami Main and Marisa de la Pena

YA books about witches

The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina by Robert Aguirre-Sacasa

The Near Witch by Victoria Schwab

Conversion by Katherine Howe

The Fever by Megan Abbott

Truthwitch series by Susan Dennard

The Witch Hunter by Virginia Boecker

Hexed by Michelle Krys

Hollywood Witch Hunter by Valerie Tedeja

Oct 31 2018

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Rank #9: 33: #33: Dolly Parton, Patron Saint of YA

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Eric and Kelly reflect on the biggest YA stories of the year, highlight some great YA memoirs (& memoirs they’d like to see), and talk about some of their personal reading habits.

Hey YA is sponsored by the Book Riot Read Harder JournalOnce a King and HMH Teen, and the True Story giveaway.

Hey YA is available on Apple PodcastsStitcherGoogle Play, and right here on Book Riot.

Show Notes:

Pulp by Robin Talley

On The Come Up by Angie Thomas

Rayne and Delilah’s Midnite Matinee by Jeff Zentner

Hot Dog Girl by Jennifer Dugan

Ruse by Cindy Pon

Beautiful Boy by David Sheff

Tweak by Nic Sheff

Dear Evan Hansen

Shout by Laurie Halse Anderson

Not All Boys Are Blue by George M. Johnson

Warhead: The True Story of One Teen Who Almost Saved the World by Jeff Henigson

Brave Face by Shaun David Hutchinson

Body Talk edited by Kelly Jensen

How libraries discriminate against undocumented children” by Erika L. Sanchez

Black Enough edited by Ibi Zoboi

Dec 12 2018

52mins

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Rank #10: 35: #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 #11: 31: #31: Pterodactly Boyfriend, Again

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Eric and Kelly talk about the Goodreads Choice awards in YA (and the lack of nonfiction for young readers), this year’s Best Of lists so far, and highlight funny YA books and what it is that makes for good humor.

Sponsored by Book Riot InsidersRoar and the Magnetic Collection at Lion Forge, and Easy Prey by Catherine Lo from Amulet Books and PiqueBeyond.

Hey YA is available on Apple PodcastsStitcherGoogle Play, and right here on Book Riot.

Show Notes:

Dry by Neal Shusterman and Jarrod Shusterman

Not A Drop To Drink by Mindy McGinnis

Riverland by Fran Wilde

Updraft by Fran Wilde

Publishers Weekly “Best Of YA” 2018

Goodreads Choice (two rounds after our conversation, natch!)

The Boneless Mercies by April Genevieve Tucholke

Wink Poppy Midnight by April Genevieve Tucholke

On a Sunbeam by Tillie Walden

Hey Kiddo by Jarrett J. Krosoczka

All the Little Lights by Jamie McGuire

Starry Eyes by Jenn Bennett

Life Like by Jay Kristoff’

The Astonishing Color of After by Emily XR Pan

Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli

What If It’s Us by Adam Silvera and Becky Albertalli

All of This is True by Lydia Day Penaflor

Hot Pterodactyl Boyfriend by Alan Cumyn

The Summer of Jordi Perez (And The Best Burger in Los Angeles) by Amy Spalding

We Regret To Inform You by Ariel Kaplan

Learning to Swear in America by Katie Kennedy

Here To Stay by Sara Farizan

I Believe In A Thing Called Love by Maurene Goo

Brooding YA Hero by Carrie Ann DiRisio

The Lake Effect by Erin McCahan

American Panda by Gloria Chao

My So-Called Bollywood Life by Nisha Sharma

Noteworthy by Riley Redgate

Neanderthal Opens the Door to the Universe by Preston Norton

Save The Date by Morgan Matson

Nov 14 2018

41mins

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Rank #12: 50: Complicated Trips To Other Planets

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Kelly and Eric celebrate their 50th episode and 2nd podcast anniversary with 50 rapid-fire backlist YA recommendations.

This episode is sponsored by Book Riot InsidersNo Ivy League by Hazel Newlevant, and The Undoing of Thistle Tate by Katelyn Detweiler.

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

Note: Kelly was incorrect about the book from the creator of Younger. It was the book from the creator of The Bold Type.

Hero by Perry Moore

Born Confused by Tanuja Desai Hidier 

Proxy by Alex London

The After Life by Daniel Ehrenhaf

Uglies by Scott Westerfeld

All That I Can Fix by Crystal Chan

Big Fat Manifesto by Susan Vaught 

Apple In The Middle by Dawn Quigley

The New Guy by Amy Spalding 

Finding Yvonne by Brandy Colbert 

Side Effects May Vary by Julie Murphy

Audrey, Wait! by Robin Benway

Little Brother by Cory Doctorow

Tyrell by Coe Booth

This Is Not a Test by Courtney Summers

Frost by Marianna Baer

500 Words or Less by Juleah del Rosario

Noteworthy by Riley Redgate

When I Was The Greatest by Jason Reynolds

172 Hours on the Moon by Johan Harstad

Across the Universe by Beth Revis

Fake ID by Lamar Giles

Beauty Queens by Libba Bray

Tiny Pretty Things by Sona Charaipotra and Dhonielle Clayton

Three Day Summer by Sarvenaz Tash

Something Like Normal by Trish Doller

This Impossible Light by Lily Myers

The Borden Murders by Sarah Miller

Dream Country by Shannon Gibney

A Season of Daring Greatly by Ellen Emerson White

Control by Lydia Kang

Silver Phoenix by Cindy Pon

An Infinite Number of Parallel Universe by Randy Ribay

The Lost Girl by Sangu Mandanna

More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera

Wrecked by Maria Padian

Up To This Pointe by Jennifer Longo

The Memory of Light by Francisco X. Stork

We Are The Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson

The Heartbeats of Wing Jones by Katherine Webber

Dueled by Elsie Chapman

The Secret of a Heart Note by Stacey Lee

The Vigilante Poets of Selwyn Academy by Kate Hattemer

The Vicious Deep by Zoraida Cordova

The Sound of Us by Ashley Poston

The Truth Commission by Susan Juby

Through The Woods by Emily Carroll

Kiffe Kiffe Tomorrow by Faiza Guene

The Golden Day by Ursula Dubosarsky

The Waking Dark by Robin Wasserman

Hog Dog Girl by Jennifer Dugan

Aug 21 2019

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Rank #13: 32: #32: Olds Like Us

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Eric and Kelly pack your gift-giving itineraries and your TBRs with YA books.

Sponsored by Book Riot InsidersDragonshadow by Elle Katharine White, and So Done by Paula Chase.

Hey YA is available on Apple PodcastsStitcherGoogle Play, and right here on Book Riot.

Show Notes:

The Seven Torments of Amy and Craig by Don Zolidis

Summer Bird Blue by Akemi Dawn Bowman

Paperback Crush by Gabrielle Moss

Need by Joelle Charbonneau

A Conspiracy of Us by Maggie Hall

Stronger, Faster, and More Beautiful by Arwen Elys Dayton

The Princess and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang

Black Wings Beating by Alex London

The Astonishing Color of After by Emily XR Pan

Replica by Lauren Oliver

A Touch of Gold by Annie Sullivan

Bad Taste in Boys by Carrie Harris

Relativity by Cristin Bishara

Deadly by Julie Chibbaro

Chemistry Lessons by Meredith Goldstein

Ivory and Bone by Julie Eshbaugh

The Chronal Engine by Greg Leitich Smith

A Conspiracy of Stars by Olivia A. Cole

Anger Is A Gift by Mark Oshiro

Tyler Johnson Was Here by Jay Coles

I Am Alfonso Jones by Tony Medina

Dear Martin by Nic Stone

I Believe In A Thing Called Love by Maurene Goo

The Only Thing Worse Than Me Is You by Lily Anderson

The Summer of Jordi Perez (And The Best Burger in Los Angeles) by Amy Spalding

Save The Date by Morgan Matson

Mammoth by Jill Baguchinsky

Undead Girl Gang by Lily Anderson

The Apocalypse of Elena Mendoza by Shaun David Hutchinson

Your Robot Dog Will Die by Arin Greenwood

The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo

The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner

Heart of Iron by Ashley Poston

Modern Herstory by Blair Imani

Nov 28 2018

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Rank #14: 44: #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.

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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

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Rank #15: 40: #40: The Corn Uprising

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Eric and Kelly talk about climate fiction and YA books set all around the world.

This episode is sponsored by Book Riot InsidersInebriated, and Haphaven.

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:

SHOUT by Laurie Halse Anderson

Pointe by Brandy Colbert

“Kidlit These Days” podcast

Wicked Fox by Kat Cho

You’d Be Mine by Erin Hahn

Ruse by Cindy Pon

Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi

After The Snow by SD Crockett

Orleans by Sherri L. Smith

Dry by Neal and Jarrod Shusterman

Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi

It’s Getting Hot In Here by Bridget Heos

Under the Empyrean Sky by Chuck Wendig

The Sandcastle Empire by Kayla Olson

Empty by Suzanne Weyn

Breathe by Sarah Crossan

The Water Wars by Cameron Stracher

Ashes, Ashes by Jo Treggiari

The Eleventh Plague by Jeff Hirsch

Not a Drop to Drink by Mindy McGinnis 

Burn Out by Kristi Helvig 

The Weight of Our Sky by Hanna Alkaf

Timekeeper by Tara Sim

Up To This Pointe by Jennifer Longo

Meant to Be by Lauren Morrill

I Love You So Mochi by Sarah Kuhn

Romancing the Dark in the City of Light by Ann Jacobus

A Girl Like That by Tanaz Bhathena

If You Could Be Mine by Sara Farizan

Notes From My Captivity by Kathy Parks

A Conspiracy of Us by Maggie Hall

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

Want by Cindy Pon

Apr 03 2019

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Rank #16: 29: #29: Perfect For Fans of Magic Mike

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Eric and Kelly talk about recent YA releases that you may have missed, great explorations of friendship in YA, and highlight some 2019 titles to get on your radar.

Sponsored by The Seven Torments of Amy and CraigLost Soul Be At Peace by Maggie Thrash, and Flatiron Books and Legendary by Stephanie Garber

Hey YA is available on Apple PodcastsStitcherGoogle Play, and right here on Book Riot.

Show Notes:

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Bonnie and Clyde by Karen Blumenthal

The Quiet You Carry by Nikki Barthelmess

Rayne and Delilah’s Midnite Matinee by Jeff Zentner

Nightingale by Amy Lukavics

American Road Trip by Patrick Flores-Scott

Someone Like Me: How An Undocumented Girl Fought For Her American Dream by Julissa Arce

500 Words or Less by Juleah del Rosario (Related: “Gabrielle Union acquires rights“)

Analee, In Real Life by Janelle Milanes

The Victoria in My Head by Janelle Milanes

An Assassin’s Guide to Love & Treason by Virginia Boecker

Wildlife by Fiona Wood

Over You by Amy Reed

What about intersectionality and female friendship in YA?” by Brandy Colbert

Since You Asked by Maurene Goo

When You Were Everything by Ashley Woodfolk

We’ll Fly Away by Bryan Bliss

Burn for Burn (series) by Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian

Jack of Hearts (And Other Parts) by LC Rosen

Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson

Chasing Shadows by Swati Avasthi

Lumberjanes by Noelle Stevenson, et al. 

Exit, Pursued by a Bear by EK Johnston

The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness

Opposite of Always by Justin A. Reynolds

Teeth in the Mist by Dawn Kurtagich

Ruse by Cindy Pon

Trans Mission: My Quest to a Beard by Alex Bertie

Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi

Hot Dog Girl by Jennifer Dugan

Symptoms of a Heartbreak by Sona Charaipotra

The Revolution of Birdie Randolph by Brandy Colbert

Watch Us Rise by Renee Watson and Ellen Hagan

Oct 17 2018

50mins

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Rank #17: 44: Extra Credit: Domestic Arrangements by Norma Klein

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Kelly talks about Norma Klein’s Domestic Arrangements, manipulative adults, and teen love on the first Hey YA: Extra Credit episode.

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Show Notes:

Kirkus Review of Domestic Arrangements

Domestic Arrangements by Norma Klein

Hey YA Extra Credit schedule

Jun 05 2019

35mins

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Rank #18: 45: #45.5: Family Secrets by Norma Klein

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Kelly talks about Norma Klein’s Family Secrets, problematic weight stuff, and childish adults on the second Hey YA: Extra Credit episode.

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Show Notes:

Kirkus Review of Family Secrets (scroll down — linking directly takes you to an entirely different book called Family Secrets).

Family Secrets by Norma Klein

Hey YA Extra Credit schedule

Jun 19 2019

21mins

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Rank #19: 37: #37: Meg Cabot and Megan Abbott Aren't The Same Person

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Eric and Kelly talk about great adult titles for YA readers and dig into book covers that deserve great redesigns.

This episode is sponsored by AudibleEpic Reads, publisher of The Blood Spell and Simon & Schuster, publisher of Crown of Feathers.

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Show Notes:

We Set The Dark On Fire by Tehlor Kay Mejia

Mirage by Somiya Daud

The Opposite of Always by Justin A. Reynolds

Hold Still by Nina LaCour

We Are Okay by Nina LaCour

Mambo in Chinatown by Jean Kwok

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

Unkindness of Magicians by Kat Howard

The Lost Girls of Camp Forevermore by Kim Fu

Brass by Xhenet Aliu

Swamplandia by Karen Russell

Kiffe Kiffe Tomorrow by Faiza Guene

I Love, I Hate, I Miss My Sister by Amelie Sarn

The Magicians by Lev Grossman

The Newcomers by Helen Thorpe

Dare Me by Megan Abbott

The Fever by Megan Abbott

You Will Know Me by Megan Abbott

Girls Burn Brighter by Shobha Rao

A World Without You by Beth Revis

Heretics Anonymous by Katie Henry

The Beauty That Remains by Ashley Woodfolk

Damaged by Amy Reed

The Nowhere Girls by Amy Reed

Talker 25 by Joshua McCune

Bumped and Thumped by Megan McCafferty

Feb 20 2019

49mins

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Rank #20: 24: #24: I Don’t Really Like The 90s, But I Do Like Wisconsin

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Eric and Kelly talk about debut novels of 2018, highlight some great back to school YA books, and discuss why Tyrell by Coe Booth is such a great read.

Sponsored by Book Riot Insiders, #murdertrending by Gretchen McNeil, and Grace And Fury by Tracy Banghart

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

Shownotes:

Crash by Marc Favreau

Hey, Kiddo by Jarrett Krosoczka

You Are The Everything by Karen Rivers

I Felt a Funeral in My Brain by Will Walton

All You Can Ever Know by Nicole Chung

The Giver by Lois Lowry

Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

The Astonishing Color of After by Emily XR Pan

Anger Is A Gift by Mark Oshiro

The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert

Tyler Johnson Was Here by Jay Coles

Tiffany Sly Lives Here Now by Dana L. Davis

A Conspiracy of Stars by Olivia A. Cole

The Midnights by Sarah Nicole Smetana

The Beauty That Remains by Ashley Woodfolk

American Panda by Gloria Chao

I Am Still Alive by Kate Alice Marshall

Down & Across by Arvin Ahmadi

The Seven Torments of Amy and Craig by Don Zolidis

A Blade So Black by L.L. McKinney

An Off Year by Claire Zulkey

Going Geek by Charlotte Huang

This Side of Home by Renee Watson

It's Not Like It's A Secret by Mira Suguira

Little Fish by Ramsey Beyer

Gabi, A Girl in Pieces by Isabel Quintero

Winger by Andrew Smith

Like Water by Rebecca Podos

The Truth Commission by Susan Juby

Tyrell by Coe Booth

Aug 08 2018

1hr 1min

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