TFIF — I’ll let y’all figure out what that one means. We (almost) made it to the end of the week! If you’re a uterus-toting person or just any human with a modicum of empathy, well, this week effing sucked. Every emotion, from raging against the dying of the light to wanting to curl up into a ball and hide, is totally valid. Pace yourself and use this post as a small mental break, because I feel like we’re ALL going to need to be channeling the righteous anger of a YA dystopian heroine in the coming months.


It’s a new month, so you know what that means: a new FYA Book Club pick! This May we’re reading Rachel Lynn Solomon’s enemies-to-lovers Today, Tonight, Tomorrow featuring a city-wide scavenger hunt.

I waxed poetic about the West Side Story remake in A Highly Scientific Analysis.

We reviewed two books this week:

  • I finally picked up Jenn Bennett’s swoony Chasing Lucky and kicked myself for sleeping on it for so long.
  • Rosemary read Emily Henry’s hotly anticipated Book Lovers and confirmed it’s every bit as dreamy as we thought it would be.

Book Things

Anna Wintour had a very Anna response to The Devil Wears Prada book when it first came out.

11 books to read during AAPI month (April’s FYABC read is on there if you haven’t gotten to it yet!).

If you need even more recs, our 2021 AAPI reads Bookshop shelf is still up too!

Publisher’s Weekly sat down with a variety of YA writers to discuss the challenges and joys of writing YA.

Librarians gather in Texas to discuss book banning as people double-down on being the absolute worst.

Check out a new Q&A with Casey McQuiston about their latest, I Kissed Shara Wheeler.

Elizabeth Acevedo talks to PW about Inheritance: A Visual Poem, a picture book about celebrating Black hair.

New book alert from Veronica Roth: Poster Girl, which sounds like a cross between mystery and dystopian.

Samira Ahmed talks her new book, Hollow Fires, and about writing books based on real instances of racial injustice.

Onscreen Things

The CW has put the kibosh on new seasons of Batwoman and Legends of Tomorrow.

Proof that sometimes real life is just as strange as fiction: a writer for Grey’s Anatomy used her personal trauma and cancer story as part of show plotlines…but she was totally lying.

Clear your calendars the weekend of June 17 to watch The Summer I Turned Pretty:

New casting announcements for the film adaptation of John Green’s Turtles All the Way Down.

We’ve got a lot of confidence in Daniel Radcliffe’s ability to portray Weird Al, but we’re also extremely curious with how jacked he seemed to get for the role!

We’ll admit — we’re curious about this directorial debut by Anderson .Paak.

Talk about inspired casting: Janelle Monáe will be playing FYA Fake Historical Girlfriend Josephine Baker in a movie about her life. I cannot wait for this.

Netflix is adapting Jennifer E. Smith’s 2012 airport love story, The Statistical Probably of Love at First Sight, set to star Haley Lu Richardson and Ben Hardy. And this article sneaks some additional info about another adaptation of Smith’s appearing on Netflix (!) for Hello, Goodbye, and Everything in Between.

Goodbye, you weird little reboot of Saved by the Bell, we barely knew ye, but…it was probably for the best.

You aren’t ready for the first-look trailer of the Nancy Drew spin-off, Tom Swift.

Who else is hyped for The Umbrella Academy coming back?!

Aah! Casting for the Percy Jackson trio is complete and look how perfect they all are!!

Final trailer for Obi-Wan Kenobi, in honor of Star Wars day (cool and all, but tell us when season three of The Mandalorian–and, more specifically, baby Grogu–comes back!!):

I haven’t actually watched season two yet, but Netflix has renewed Sweet Magnolias for season three already.

Alert! Meg Ryan is going to star AND direct a rom-com also starring David Duchovny! According to the film’s release, “ex-lovers Willa (Ryan) and Bill (Duchovny) are reunited for the first time since their split decades prior when they both find themselves snowed in, in-transit, at an airport overnight.”

Social Media Things

Is it feeling like a classic-2000s-YA-dystopian full-scale rebellion needs to happen, or is it just me?

What did we miss? Let us know in the comments!

Stephanie (she/her) is an avid reader who moonlights at a college and calls Orlando home. Stephanie loves watching television, reading DIY blogs, planning awesome parties, Halloween decorating, and playing live-action escape games.