Hey YA Podcast: Upcoming Historical Fiction and More

On a recent episode of the Hey YA Podcast from Book Riot, host Erica Ezeifedi talks about a new book out this week, as well as upcoming historical fiction she’s excited about. You can listen below (scroll down to the older episode), or visit the episode page — “Hey YA Extra Credit: Standing on Business With New Historical Fiction“…

Books discussed:

cover_imageCOMING SOON! Out of Body by Nia Davenport — When 17-year-old Megan Allen is betrayed by her best friend, LC, and targeted by LC’s enemies, she is plunged into a waking nightmare and must claim what makes her uniquely herself to get her life back–or die trying. “This fast-paced sci-fi thriller will delight readers looking for a tightly plotted novel with a strong voice and a unique take on memory, identity, and what makes us who we are” (Booklist). Coming in March to CA Library!

Upcoming Historical Fiction:

cover_imageA Crane Among Wolves by June Hur — June Hur, bestselling author of The Red Palace, crafts a devastating and pulse-pounding tale that will feel all-too-relevant in today’s world, based on a true story from Korean history. “Captivating mystery, political intrigue, and a perilously beautiful romance . . .excels at suspense even with true history’s outline” (Chloe Gong). On-sale date: May 14th.

cover_imageA Suffragist’s Guide to the Antarctic by Yi Shun Lai — A teen’s fight for suffrage turns into one of survival when her crew’s Antarctic expedition ship gets stuck in the ice in this historical novel told in journal entries perfect for fans of Gary Paulsen and Stacey Lee’s The Downstairs Girl. “Polar exploration transforms a young woman in unexpected and interesting ways in this original, evocative tale” (Kirkus Reviews). On-sale date: February 13th. 

This Ravenous Fate by Hayley Dennings — The first book in a decadent fantasy duology set in Jazz Age Harlem, where at night the dance halls come to life ― and death waits in the dark. It’s 1926 and reapers, the once-human vampires with a terrifying affliction, are on the rise in New York. On-sale date: August 6th. 

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