Top 11 Things to Read, Watch & Listen to from September 11-17

1. High School Musical: The Musical- The Series, Season 3 Finale (Disney Plus) (September 14)

Prepare to ‘Let it Go’ with the East High gang as they look the future and the last bit of musical drama ensues, with the series finale. Also, in honor of this last episode, check out YEM’s recent interview with actor Joe Serafini, who plays Seb on the show.

HSMTMTS | YEM Exclusive Interview with Joe Serafini

2. Do Revenge (Netflix Movie) (September 16)

In this deliciously twisted dark comedy starring Maya Hawke (Stranger Things) and Camila Mendes (Riverdale) follows two girls from different social classes, who unexpectedly become friends and agree to get vengeance on each other’s bullies. And while you’re at it, check out our recent breakdown of the trailer in anticipation.

What to Expect when you Do Revenge

3. Vampire Academy (Series Premiere) (Peacock) (September 15)

Based on the popular novel by Richelle Mead, this series follows two women whose friendship defies their difference in social status as they navigate their education as vampires. And on the topic of spooky and entertaining, make sure to read our article on the casting of Jenna Ortega as Wednesday Addams in the upcoming Netflix series.

Wednesday Addams TV Show Coming to Netflix | Jenna Ortega Secures Lead Role

4. Death by Society by Sierra Elmore (September 13)

When bullying victim Carter Harper is stopped from ending her life by popular mean girl, it sets them on a path towards unexpected friendship, as they also team up to take down Kelsey, Carter’s toxic and controlling friend with benefits. 

5. HSMTMTS Season 3/Interview with Frankie Rodriguez

In this revealing interview, YEM got to sit down with Frankie Rodriguez, aka Carlos from HSMTMTS, to discuss his role as the East High choreographer for this season, as well as what it was like on set as everyone filmed this final chapter in the series.

HSMTMTS Season 3 | Interview with Frankie Rodriguez

6. The Hardest Part by Noah Cyrus (September 15)

In this exciting debut album, Noah Cyrus takes you on a lyrical journey of heartbreak and reconciliation, with songs ranging from ‘Every Beginning Ends’ to ‘Noah (Stand Still’. And speaking of emotional vulnerability, check out our recent article on Sabrina Carpenter’s new album, ‘Emails I Can’t Send’.

Sabrina Carpenter Reveals All in Vulnerable New Album, emails i can’t send

7. Fate: The Winx Saga, Season 2 (Netflix) (September 16)

Magical mayhem ensues as Bloom and her friends navigate a host of new faces, challenges, and shocking revelations in this new season. If you’re looking forward to this, definitely read our recent listicle where we talked about the trailer!

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8. The Epic Story of Every Living Thing by Deb Caletti (September 13)

Reeling from post-pandemic anxiety and a hard breakup, Harper Proulx joins the half-sibling she discovers by chance via Instagram, to track down her sperm-donor father. Also, don’t forget to take a look at our recent New Book Tuesday article.

New Book Tuesday: September 6th

9. A Sky Without Stars by ELIZA (September 16)

In this electrifying new album from the singer-songwriter, she meditates on that ever-universal journey of being young, looking to the stars and trying to figure out who you are, with tracks from ‘Straight Talker’ to ‘Whoever You Are’. Also, while you’re looking for music to listen to, check out last week’s New Music Friday listicle.

New Music Friday: Rising Up

10. The Life and Crimes of Hoodie Rosen by Isaac Blum (September 13)

Hoodie Rosen’s world is shook when his Orthodox Jewish community moves to the non-Jewish town of Tregaron, which seeks to keep them out. But when Hoodie falls for the ever-hateful mayor’s daughter, things grow even more complicated. While we’re on the subject of diversity in literature, check out our recent talk with writer Talia Dutton, about the importance of showcasing LGBTQ+ creators and stories.

YEM Author Interview: Talia Dutton shares why it is important to showcase lgbtq+ creators and stories

11. Joshua Bassett’s ‘Sad Songs in a Hotel Room’ Tour

If you’re a Joshua Bassett fan, you’ll want to attend his exciting new ‘Sad Songs in a Hotel Room’ tour, full of soulful and catchy tunes. Upcoming locations, dates, and tickets can be found here: https://www.joshuatbassett.com/?frontpage=true. Also, make sure to pay close attention to up-and-comer Lindsey Lomis, who will be opening for Bassett, and who YEM will be interviewing soon about her upcoming EP ‘Daydreaming’. 

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