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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 Insiders, The Lovely And The Lost by Jennifer Lynn Barnes, and TBR from Book Riot.

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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.