Hey Ya

From great new books to favorite classic reads, from news to the latest in on-screen adaptations, the Hey YA podcast is here to elevate the exciting world of young adult lit.


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69.5: Extra Credit: Messy, Compelling Queer Characters with Lev Rosen

Kelly and YA author Lev Rosen talk about Far From You by Tess Sharpe and dive deep into queer characters who get to be messy. This episode is sponsored...

Don’t Make a “Niccceeee” Joke

Eric and Kelly explore summer YA books, as well as highlight incredible new and upcoming queer YA books. This episode is sponsored byTBR, Book Riot’s subscription service offering Tailored...

Extra Credit: The Life and (Medieval) Times of Jamie Pacton

Eric is joined by Middle Grade and Young Adult author Jamie Pacton, to talk about her recent release, The Life and (Medieval) Times of Kit Sweetly. This episode is...

On YA “Boy Books” and Driving In The Midwest

Eric and Kelly discuss the problematic idea of “boy books,” highlight recent YA with male leads, and dream up surprise books from favorite authors. This episode is sponsored byLit...

67.5: Extra Credit: (Almost) Entirely Historical Fiction with Jordyn Taylor

Eric is joined by Jordyn Taylor, author of forthcoming The Paper Girl of Paris, to talk about World War II YA novels, her debut novel, and two of their...

Cinnamon Roll Characters

Eric and Kelly talk about YA Star Wars books and feel-good YA books. This episode is sponsored byTBR, Book Riot’s subscription service offering Tailored Book Recommendations for readers of...

66.5: Extra Credit Humor Reads

Kelly recommends three must-read backlist female-led YA titles that are laugh-out-loud funny. This episode is sponsored by Book Riot Insiders. Subscribe to the podcast viaRSS,Apple Podcasts,Spotify, orStitcher. To get...

I’m The One Pushing This Agenda

Eric and Kelly talk about YA takes on Shakespeare, as well as offer up some great sports books for YA readers. This episode is sponsored byBook Riot Insiders, the...

65.5: Extra Credit: THE MOTH DIARIES with Samantha Mabry

Kelly and Samantha Mabry talk about the weird, wonderful, and highly-discussable book THE MOTH DIARIES by Rachel Klein This episode is sponsored byGoldie Vance: The Hotel Whodunitby Lilliam Rivera....

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