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.
Eric and Kelly talk about their first experiences reading YA and what adult authors they'd love to see pen a YA novel in this teaser episode of Hey YA.
Eric and Kelly talk about what makes a book a "YA" book, what they do and don't want to see in an all-female film adaptation of LORD OF THE FLIES, and then they rave about upcoming fall YA to pick up.
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.
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
Eric and Kelly talk about Malinda Lo’s annual LGBTQ YA data count, dig into the problem of the media’s take on “suicide” as a “trend” in YA, and highlight the embarrassing stories behind some favorite YA author AOL Instant Messenger names of yore. Sponsored by Turtles All The Way Down by John Green and OwlCrate.
Eric and Kelly discuss YA books with older protagonists, dig into the first of this year’s “Best Of” lists, and highlight an upcoming online serial YA publication and other online spaces for reading YA short works. Sponsored by Turtles All The Way Down by John Green and OwlCrate.
Eric and Kelly discuss alternate format YA books, under-the-radar 2017 reads, and talk about why 1997 was a great year in pop culture (with book recs, of course). Sponsored by Not Now, Not Ever by Lily Anderson from Wednesday Books and the Shadow & Bone trilogy by Leigh Bardugo.
Eric and Kelly talk about the recent pulling of THE HATE U GIVE from a Texas school district, YA anthologies are worthwhile reads, and how to be the best book gifter you can be. Sponsored by The Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo and The Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo (nope, not a typo!).
Eric and Kelly share YA titles you should read based on your New Year’s Resolutions, dig into a positive NPR piece on teens and reading YA dystopia, and highlight what’s at the top of their January TBR. Sponsored by Meet Cute from HMH Teen and The Impossible Fortress by Jason Rekulak from Simon and Schuster.
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.