In this edition of YA Shout-Outs, we’re sharing some of our fave new releases that would make great additions to your TBR this season!
Our Shadows Have Claws, edited by Yamile Saied Méndez & Amparo Ortiz, with illustrations by Ricardo López Ortiz
“This collection of Latinx YA horror intertwines the monstrous and the magical, with 15 original spine-tingling stories that use fun speculative elements like wolf-gods, witches, and shapeshifters to explore themes of grief, oppression, empowerment, and more from a strong cohort of authors! Because my attention span is nonexistent these days, I really love poignant and impactful short fiction that packs all the punch of an epic novel into a length that’s kinder for my brain to digest. A volume of shivery short fiction horror with one of the coolest covers I’ve ever seen—VERY excited : )”
—Andrew King, Marketing Coordinator
“Life was abruptly taken off course for Garvey when the world he once knew quickly disintegrated. Between a global crisis and internal warfare, Garvey was met with a critical decision: conquer with hope or be defeated. Innovatively written in verse, Nikki Grimes’s newest novel reminds readers of the individual and collective power needed to create long-lasting change. This recount of unprecedented events from the youthful perspective is one that snapshots a time in history for everyone.”
—Kayah Hodge, Marketing Assistant
“October has come and gone, but spooky season is still in effect with the recent release of The Luminaries—the new instant New York Times bestseller from Susan Dennard. This immersive and haunting new fantasy series introduces us to the small town of Hemlock Falls where an ancient order of monster hunters, a nightmare-filled forest, and leather-jacket-wearing brooding boys reside. Follow sixteen-year-old Winnie Wednesday as she embarks on deadly hunter trials, navigates her “it’s complicated” relationship status with Jay Friday, and brings to light family secrets. If you love the residents and otherworldly drama that unfolds in beloved fictional towns like Riverdale, Hawkins, and Sunnydale, you’re going to enjoy your visit to Hemlock Falls.”—Isa Caban, Senior Marketing Manager