It’s YA lucky day! It’s Teen Thursday!
We’re bringing you YA news from around the globe and highlights from the BookPeople Teen Press Corps Blog! Don’t forget to check out the blog for new reviews, event reports, and other teen news!
Upcoming Events at BookPeople
signing What Light
Friday, October 28th at 7PM
Join us tonight for a spectacular YA event with Jay Asher, author of Thirteen Reasons Why. He’s here for What Light, a contemporary young adult novel about Sierra, who lives on a Christmas tree farm, and the unexpected romance she finds while selling trees with her family in California. Smart, sweet, and sophisticated, Asher is an incredible voice in young adult literature. Don’t miss it!
Come on down for an awesome panel of young adult goodness. Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff are here for Gemina, the electrifying sequel to high-flying space opera Illuminae. Kiersten White joins us for And I Darken, the ruthless and dark imagining of a young princess determined to win back her birthright. Jessica Cleuss comes for A Shadow Bright and Burning, a glamorous, high-stakes fantasy set in Victorian London. See you there!
News from The Bookosphere!
Random House has acquired the next two novels from Six of Crows author Leigh Bardugo, the publisher has announced.
The new series centers on Alex Stern, a 20-year-old California high school dropout with a criminal past who is mysteriously offered a second chance as a Yale University freshman. Ninth House, the first book, follows Stern’s freshman year, where she is charged with monitoring Yale’s secret societies, who engage in sinister occult activities.
In a statement, Bardugo, who is a Yale graduate, said, “This story has been haunting me since I first set foot in New Haven almost 20 years ago. I love writing for young adults and I intend to keep doing it, but there are different places I want to go with this novel. It isn’t a coming-of-age story. Alex has lived a lot of lives before we meet her.”
It’s almost October 31st, and we’re feeling some serious Halloween vibes within our TBR pile.
The above gallery of young adult novels mostly all hail from the horror and thriller genres (duh!), with a few witchy stories and funny takes on classic horror tropes sprinkled in between.
To keep it interesting, this list won’t be filled with the extremely popular, like the Miss Peregrine’s series from Ransom Riggs or Madeleine Roux’s Asylum stories (though we recommend both!), but instead some under-the-radar horror YA released within the past year only.
Be prepared to sleep with the light on after checking these newer offerings out.