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38 New YA Releases To Pick Up This Year

I’m so excited to be sharing this record — my most anticipated books of 2019 listing (for the first half of the yr)! I shared my must-read adult fiction books for 2019 after Christmas for those who didn’t examine that out and luxuriate in grownup fiction additionally! It felt like it took perpetually to compile all my must read YA books for 2019 however I lastly acquired it accomplished.

Need a new read? Check out this list of upcoming YA reads for 2019

30 Must Read YA Books Coming Out In 2018 -- great list

I undoubtedly was enthusiastic about SO many upcoming YA books for 2019 however, in case you comply with me on Instagram you’ll know, that I’ve had such a shift in my studying life and in comparison with years past I didn’t have AS many young adult books to slender down. Obviously you see the dimensions of this record so it’s nonetheless fairly large however I feel like in years previous it was EXCRUCIATING to slender down my should read younger grownup books for 2019. I feel this time I had lots easier time choosing!

This listing can also be only the FIRST half of 2019 so be on the lookout for the second half of the yr record nearer to Might/June.

Of notice: should you take a look at the pre-order worth of a few of the books they are typically lots cheaper to pre-order the books quite than wait til the on sale date. After which it’s like a pleasant little surprise gets despatched to you later haha. It helps me keep on a price range to be able to KNOW I need to learn it and get a couple of bucks off of it. Some of them are even $5+ off.

So let’s get to all these exciting new YA ebook in 2019!! I’d love to hear what you’re most enthusiastic about and what you’ve already learn already. Are there any that you simply assume ought to be on my must-read record but isn’t?

Should Learn YA Books For 2019

(January – first half of June)

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2019 YA Books from a few of my all time favourite authors whose books I might learn it doesn’t matter what they’re about:

Most Anticipated Must Read Young Adult Books For 2019 -- whether you love YA books or not, Angie Thomas's The Hate U Give took the world by storm! I loved that book and cannot wait to read her sophomore novel called On The Come Up

On The Come Up by Angie Thomas  — Out February 5th

I read The Hate U Give early because of a evaluation copy that got here my approach and I  knew as soon as I read it that it was going to be a Massive Deal. It was simply an unimaginable story that was so, so relevant and necessary. Those characters have stayed with me and I don’t assume I’ve felt that method about another forged of characters/a e-book since so I’m SUPER hyped to be getting a brand new guide from Angie Thomas — pretty much the very prime of my YA must learn books of 2019 record…truthfully just my prime books basically. I might be trustworthy…I don’t know a lot of what it’s about but when Angie Thomas writes it I will learn it.


Upcoming YA Books In 2019: Jeff Zentner's 3rd contemporary YA novel is coming out and I cannot WAIT!

Rayne and Delilah’s Midnite Matinee by Jeff Zentner  — Out February 26

I SUPER liked Jeff Zentner’s The Serpent King & his sophomore novel Goodbye Days so out of all the YA books coming out in 2019 on this listing this is a type of reliefs to have a new ebook out by a favourite writer. It’s so nice to settle again into familiar words with an writer you belief. It seems to be like a fantastic e-book about friendship and that unsure time throughout senior yr if you end up realizing that every thing is going to vary soon when there are so many belongings you don’t need to let go of yet. Plus I feel it’s so enjoyable that they’ve their own campy television present!


Upcoming Young Adult Books In 2019: Sandhya Menon is back with a new romcom that I cannot wait to read in 2019!

There’s Something About Sweetie by Sandhya Menon  — Out Might 14

AHHH Ashish (from my e-book love When Dimple Met Rishi) will get a ebook! And I’m so excited to satisfy Sweetie. Excited for a brand new romcom from Sandhya in 2019!!


All of the superior sounding fantasy on my should learn YA listing:

Must Read YA Books For 2019: The Gilded Wolves is set in an alternate Paris in 1889 following a group of people thrown together to find an ancient artifact

The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi  — Out January 15

I’m simply intrigued by the premise of this historical fantasy a few group of “experts” thrown together to seek out (learn: heist) an historic artifact set in an alternate Paris in 1889. YOU KNOW I LOVE WHEN PEOPLE ARE THROWN TOGETHER AND MUST WORK TOGETHER IN SOME WAY! That and located households of misfits are simply THE BEST.


2019 Fantasy Books To Read: Ship of Smoke and Steel by Django Wexler

Ship of Smoke and Metal by Django Wexler   — Out January 22

This sounds FANTASTIC. The primary character is shipped on an unattainable mission, after it is came upon she has talents she never declared, to access to steal a legendary ghost ship, a ship from which nobody has ever returned from, or else they take her sister’s life.


If you are looking for new YA fantasy books in 2019, check out Dark of the West -- full of espionage, political intrigue, star-crossed lovers and more! It's definitely an upcoming book release for 2019 to watch!

Dark of The West by Joanna Hathaway — Out February 5

Out of all the new YA books for 2019 that I looked at this one had comp titles that killed me probably the most — Code Identify Verity meets The Winner’s Curse. HOW CAN YOU DO THAT TO ME?? How are you going to examine this ebook to a favourite historical fiction of mine and a favorite fantasy collection of mine and never anticipate me so as to add it to my TBR?? This 2019 release seems prefer it has all of it — espionage, political intrigue and star-crossed lovers. And early evaluations lead me to consider it’s going to interrupt my heart so THERE’S THAT.


2019 Must Read YA Fantasy Books -- Four Dead Queens by Astrid Scholte sounds amaaaazing!

Four Lifeless Queens by Astrid Scholte  — Out February 26

I have high hopes for this one! The world is divided into four elements and each is ruled by one queen….till there’s a plot to homicide all four of them and the primary character gets caught up in it. Additionally hi can I please reside on this ladies ruling world?? Let’s attempt that out….we’ve given the lads a chance lol.


YA Fantasy Books To Read 2019: if you are looking for new YA books to read in 2019 and fantasy is your thing..this one sounds AMAZING. I don't love the cover but it sounds totally like a book I'd be into!

The Destroy of Kings by Jenn Lyon  — Out February fifth

I really like the premise of this — identical to in the storybooks the primary character finds out he is a lost prince however, in contrast to within the storybooks, he realizes it isn’t at all like within the storybooks and his household truly SUCUUUCKS. Also looks like he’s totally not the hero to save lots of the dominion in this one but needs to destroy it?? HEREFORIT DOT COM.  This is among the new YA books for 2019 that I am like tremendous hyped by the summary and I’m praying to every guide god there’s that it might stay as much as how awesome it sounds.


Looking for some new fantasy YA books to read in 2019? The hype is real for Wicked Saints and I cannot wait to get my hands on it...making it one of my most anticipated books for 2019!

Wicked Saints by Emily A. Duncan  — Out April 2

I absolutely blame DJ for making this one among my most anticipated YA guide for 2019. I feel like he has been raving about it for FOREVER and it’s made me very excited for it! I’ll be trustworthy I barely even know what it is about besides that it’s a kicka$$ fantasy with a stunning cover. There’s a plot to assassinate the king, centuries lengthy struggle, a prince in a danger, a woman who can speak to gods. I MEAN…simply add it to your must read YA listing for 2019 already!


YA Fantasy Books To Read In 2019 -- this Chinese fantasy is at the top of my must read YA books for 2019!

Descendant of the Crane by Joan He  — Out April 2

It’s being billed as a Chinese Recreation of Thrones and a few reviewers I belief have confirmed that hype-y comparison SO yeaaaaah undoubtedly an upcoming YA launch for 2019 to maintain your eye on for those who love fantasy! The princess turns into the queen of an unstable kingdom when her father is murdered and, because ladies get issues accomplished, she hires a soothsayer — super illegal since magic was banned — to figure out who killed her dad.


New Young Adult Books To Read In 2019-- The Devouring Gray is being billed as Stranger Things meets the Raven Cycle and I am here for this and cannot wait to read this book! What new fantasy books do you plan to read in 2019?

The Devouring Grey by Christine Lynn Herman  — Out April 2

This e-book is claimed to be Stranger Issues (YESSS) meets The Raven Cycle (okay I’ve solely learn the first ebook but I beloved it) and I’m here for these darkish vibes. After a tragedy, the primary character moves to a small city and finds out her family was really one of many founding families there and that they have been part of a pact made with a monster within the woods.


We Hunt The Flame by Hafsah Faizal -- this ancient Arabia inspired fantasy novel should definitely be on your must read YA book list for 2019!

We Hunt The Flame by Hafsah Faizal  — Out Might 14

I’ve recognized Hafsah for something like 8 years?? This isn’t a should read YA e-book for 2019 just because of that….I genuinely am excited for this ebook because Hafsah is such a unbelievable writer from what I’ve witnessed and listening to her speak about this e-book and NOT BE ABLE TO READ IT RIGHT THEN has been agonizing. I’m so pleased with her and I can’t await this e-book to launch — it’s an epic fantasy impressed by Historic Arabia that follows a woman named Zafira who disguises herself as a man to find a misplaced artifact that may restore magic to her struggling world. However she is pursued by a Prince who has also been charged to seek out this artifact AND kill her.


Love fantasy and looking for new YA books to read in 2019? Check out the Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Robinson

Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson  — Out June 4

I’ve heard superb things about An Enchantment of Ravens however have but to learn it. HOWEVER, I’m so excited for this one! It’s an imaginative fantasy about an apprentice at a magical library who should battle a strong sorcerer to save lots of her kingdom. It sounds superb!


Exciting 2019 YA Book Releases -- Blood Heir is one book I am REALLY excited about and on my must read books list for 2019 because it's a dark Anastasia retelling!

Blood Heir by Amelie Wen Zhao  — Out June 4

A DARK ANASTASIA RETELLING. THIS IS NOT A DRILL. This ebook sounds absolutely unimaginable and I’m so mad that it doesn’t come out until June. It’s one among my absolute prime YA debut books for 2019 on my should read listing!! Ahhh I spent so much time as a child being obsessive about the story of Anastasia and I’m SO excited.


The thrilling sequels I’m DYING for in 2019

These two books are in all probability my MOST anticipated YA books for 2019!! Should you haven’t learn the previous books in each collection I HIGHLY advocate testing The Merciless Prince and Truthwitch which are the primary in the respective collection.

Exciting Book Sequels In 2019: The Wicked King is the followup to the amazing book The Cruel Prince -- a dark and brutal fantasy!

The Wicked King by Holly Black  — Out January 8th

The Cruel Prince was one of the BEST books I learn in 2018 and I can’t await the sequel to this brutal and darkish fantasy collection!! I extremely advocate testing the first guide.


Book Sequels To Be Excited About In 2019 -- The Witchlander series by Susan Dennard continues with Bloodwitch and I could not be more excited! Fantasy lovers, get on this!

Bloodwitch by Susan Dennard  — Out February 12th

This collection is one in every of my all time favourite fantasy collection EVER! I’m just dying to get again into this world and what these characters are going via. Take a look at Truthwitch and catch your self up!!


All of the awesome sounding modern books which might be must read for 2019:

Contemporary YA books To read In 2019: The story of a girl whose brother murdered his best friend, she becomes the town pariah because of it and then sparks a friendship with the brother of the friend who was killed.

Even If I Fall by Abigail Johnson  — Out January 8th

This entire premise simply sounds fascinating and unique making it a should read YA for 2019 for me! An unlikely (and secret) relationship between a boy whose brother was murdered and the sister of the one who did it? YES PLEASE. I can’t think about all the ache mixed in between these two between dropping a brother and being a social pariah after your brother commits a horrendous act.


Most Anticipated Diverse Books Of 2019: The Love & Lies of Rukhsana Ali

The Love and Lies of Rukhsana Ali by Sabina Khan  — Out January 29th

Studying the summary of this one reminds me a bit of Written in the Stars by Aisha Saeed ( a tremendous guide!!) with the entire mother and father catching the teenager with an unapproved selection and whisking them away to their residence country to “help” them be extra traditional and whip up an arranged marriage. I’m loving YA books set outdoors the US so I’m thrilled to learn a ebook set in Bangladesh and see what happens with the primary character!


Must Read Contemporary YA Books For 2019 -- Our year of Maybe by rachel lynn solomon

Our Year of Perhaps by Rachel Lynn Solomon — Out January 15

This seems to be like an emotional one!! I imply, donating a kidney to your greatest pal who you secretly have feelings for is an fascinating relationship dynamic anyhow but the crush and the unrequited emotions and the distancing of the friendship as a result of out of the blue things turn out to be a bit toxic! SO MUCH EMOTING IS GOING TO HAPPEN.


Contemporary YA Books To Read In 2019: I'm so excited for Lizzy's debut to hit the shelves.

The Artwork of Dropping by Lizzy Mason  — Out February 19th

I’ve been WAITING for us to be in the yr that Lizzy’s guide can be revealed. I’ve recognized Lizzy for a couple years because of the internet/blogging and I’m so, so excited to learn her e-book and it is considered one of my most anticipated YA books for 2019 because of that. And in addition because I’ve heard it’s ridiculously good from individuals who have already learn it. It seems like a messy modern story about sisters, mistakes and forgiving ourselves and I AM HERE FOR IT.


New YA Books TO Read In 2019: Watch Us Rise is about two girls who form a Women's Rights Club in their high school and face losing their voice after they go viral and things escalate to the point of being told to shut the club down. If you are looking for an impactful book to read in 2019, check this one out!

Watch Us Rise by Renee Watson  — Out February 12

If being involved in more intersectional feminist effort this yr is at the prime of your priorities, this seems like an excellent one about two teens who begin a Ladies’s Rights Club at their highschool, find yourself going viral with what they’ve posted on-line sharing their experiences and end up being advised they need to shut down the club once trolls begin in on them and issues escalate — something that may take away theirs and lots of different ladies’s voice! Everyone retains saying The Hate U Give meets Moxie so this appears incredible and timely.


Unleaving is one of my most anticipated 2019 new YA reads! If you are looking for something to fuel your feminist rage and deals with victim blaming, check this upcoming book out!

Unleaving by Marissa Ostrom  — Out March 26

The final ebook I learn that handled victim blaming amazingly was All The Rage by Courtney Summers so I’m excited to learn another guide tackling it. This one tackles it after an assault happens at an off campus celebration that has the primary character fleeing her school city  — a university town that is NOT joyful that some of its players have been expelled due to this incident — and going to her aunt’s remote house and heal from the trauma. It sounds heart-wrenching however you understand that’s all the time my cup of tea. These stories are SO essential.


2019 Book Releases To Add To Your Reading List If You Love Contemporary YA -- The Meaning of Birds by Jaye robin brown...a story about a young girl who loses her girlfriend unexpectedly

The Which means of Birds by Jaye Robin Brown  — Out April 16

This ebook seems like a heartbreaking one a few younger teen woman who loses the girlfriend who has helped her come out of her anger and embrace her talent as an artist…however then her girlfriend dies and she or he’s left not wanting anything to do with artwork and her future plans. I’ve read another guide by this writer and favored it lots so it’s undoubtedly an upcoming YA ebook I need to take a look at in 2019.


Young Adult Books To Read In 2019: if you like stories about grief that are raw and real check out How To make Friends With The Dark

How To Make Buddies With The Dark by Kathleen Glasglow  — Out April 9

I’ve talked about before how I LOVE books about grief — especially ones about dropping a mum or dad — due to my very own expertise. The individuals I know who have read this one have raved and I feel it’s going to be simply a type of raw grief stories I’ll love a few young woman dropping her mother.


Contemporary YA Books To Read In 2019 -- if you loved 10 things I hate about you, check out this new book for 2019 -- If I'm Being Honest

If I’m Being Trustworthy by Emily Wibberley & Austin Siegmund-Broka  — Out April 23

A Taming of the Shrew retelling! My fave is obviously 10 Things I Hate About You however I’m so prepared for a new one to love and this 2019 YA release seems to be FANTASTIC and one of many few contemporaries catching my eyes lately.  The brutally trustworthy queen bee tries to tame herself after an incident together with her crush and, in making amends with those she harm, she becomes close with a guy who appears to understand her thorns and all.


Must Read YA Books For 2019 -- Booktube sensation Christine Riccio's debut novel is out in 2019 and it's definitely a most anticipated young adult book for 2019! I think this premise sounds so fun AND it's set in college! Looks like a good read!

Again, However Higher by Christine Riccio   — Out Might 7

Booktuber Christine Riccio’s debut novel is going to be a must learn YA e-book in 2019.  The premise sounds totally enjoyable and has so many things I really like — set in school, a semester overseas looking for an journey! I don’t watch much booktube however I do comply with Christine and I’m actually pumped for her to see her dream turn out to be a reality!


Looking for a new YA read that's super swoony and fun? Check out one of the most exciting new YA books of 2019 from Maurene Goo called Somewhere Only We Know about a famous Kpop artist and the boy she falls for set in Hong Kong

Somewhere Only We Know by Maurene Goo  — Out Might 7

In case you are in search of one thing romantic and swoony, Maurene Goo’s newest is MOST DEF going to must be in your should read YA books listing! It’s a few KPop star who falls for the boys she runs into at her lodge she’s saying at who simply happens to be a tabloid reporter. I’m so excited for this new cute YA romance!

P.S. in case you crave more books like that (cute &#zero38; swoony) take a look at my record about books to learn in case you liked To All The Boys I’ve Beloved Before.


New YA Books To Read In 2019 -- Don't Date Rosa Santos by Nina Moreno is Gilmore Girls meets Practical Magic

Don’t Date Rosa Santos by Nina Moreno  — Out Might 14

My good friend Laura raved about this guide and put it on my radar saying it was Gilmore Women meets Sensible Magic….and sure, yes I do want that in my life so on to my most anticipated YA guide listing for 2019 instantly!


Style? What’s a style?

Must Read YA Books Of 2019: The Internment by Samira Ahmed is going to be a book you put on your reading list! Set in a near-future America a young teen and her family are put in Muslim-American internment camps and she is caught up helping to lead a revolution against the camp.

Internment by Samira Ahmed  — Out March 19

It feels weird to name this a dystopian, however it’s not but modern. That’s a scary feeling. A ebook that FEELS like it might be actual at any time? This one is certainly going to be the must read YA guide of 2019 and an important one at that. I can inform. It’s already obtained massive buzz around it and from everybody I do know the verdict has been that it’s superb. It’s a few younger teen, in America’s close to future, who will get thrown into a Muslim American internment camp together with her household and finally ends up being concerned within the revolution towards the camp.


Exciting New Young Adult Books To Read In 2019 -- Suzanne Young is back with a book about an all-girls boarding school that isn't what it seems called Girls With Sharp Sticks. Definitely one to add to your TBR list!

Women With Sharp Sticks by Suzanne Younger  — Out March 19

I LOVED Suzanne Young’s books The Program (still have to make amends for that collection, to be trustworthy) and this premise sounds fascinating — an all-girls boarding faculty where the (very obedient) women are taught how one can be the perfect in interior design or growing a backyard but absent is any kind of math or science or current occasion. The primary character realizes how controlled they’re and darkish secrets concerning the faculty (and themselves) grow to be uncovered. Another notice: I have zero concept what genre this is able to be. Is it dystopian? Is it sci-fi (nonetheless don’t know what these secrets are??). No concept.


Still right here for all of the dystopian YA books in 2019

Must Read YA Books Of 2019 -- if you are still loving dystopian type books check out We Set The Dark on Fire!

We Set The Darkish on Hearth by Tehlor Kay Mejia  — Out February 26

I’m so into this dystopian (is it dystopian? Idk it appears very Handmaid Tale-like) however WHATEVER the style this is certainly one of my most anticipated YA books for 2019 because it sounds feministy and there’s a resistance to convey equality to the women of this society that the e-book takes place in.


Some sci-fi goodness for good measure on my must read YA listing for 2019:

Looking for new YA books to read in 2019? Check out WHen The Sky Fell on Splendor, pitched as Stranger Things meets The Serpent King and is about a group of friends in a small town who find themselves dealing with unexpected powers after a cosmic event.

When The Sky Fell On Splendor by Emily Henry  — Out March 12th

Pitched as The Serpent King (simply talked about my love for that) meets Stranger Things (complete fangirl) and is a few group of pals in a small town who find themselves coping with sudden powers after a cosmic event. I am all about this. Love small city tales and sci-fi goodness so this is undoubtedly a should read YA in 2019 for me.


All the time love an excellent mystery or thriller on my reading listing for 2019:

2019 Must Read Young Adult Books -- if you like mysteries check out Two Can Keep A Secret for a page-turning experience

Two Can Hold A Secret by Karen McManus  — Out January 8th

This one seems to be like a very good twisty mystery set in a small city that looks like a picture good place to maneuver to but has deadly secrets — like the primary character’s aunt who went missing there and a homecoming queen who was killed. WHAT’S GOING TO HAPPEN AT HOMECOMING? I want to seek out out!


Upcoming YA Books In 2019 -- if you like historical mysteries with a bit of supernatural check out this new book for 2019!

Spectacle by Jodie Lynn Zdrok   — Out February 12

A historical homicide mystery with some supernatural goodness? YES YES YES. PLEASE AND THANK YOU. Obviously this one is occurring my most anticipated books of 2019 listing!  Plus it’s set in Paris within the 1880’s. The supernatural premise of this, where the young reporter has to make use of her supernatural visions to discover a killer, give me some vibes of a supernatural collection I really like referred to as The Physique Finder by Kimberly Derting.


New YA Books To Read In 2019: Last Girl Lied To by L.E. Flynn -- a YA thriller about a girl whose best friend allegedly committed suicide but she slowly begins to believe that her best friend might not be dead at all.

Final Woman Lied To by Laurie Elizabeth Flynn — Out April 16

In case you are in search of new books in 2019 which are of the YA thriller variety — verify this one out! It’s a few woman whose greatest good friend allegedly commits suicide but slowly she begins to consider she’s not even lifeless in any respect and she or he tries to figure out the place she may be.


A Little Taste Of The Past On My Listing Of Should Read YA Books For 2019:

Upcoming YA Book Releases In 2019 -- A Place For Wolves has captured my attention for sure. It's a historical thriller set during the Kosovo War!

A Place For Wolves by Kosoko Jackson  — Out April 2

This one is a historic thriller (and love story) set in the course of the Kosovo Struggle and I’m so here for a historical setting I’ve by no means learn before. I was like 13 when this struggle began and I vaguely keep in mind listening to about it and learning just a little about it nevertheless it’s not one thing that’s so engrained in my reminiscence…because I simply didn’t appear to care as a child? I assume perhaps it’s because I didn’t watch the information or have social media to tell me what was happening? I don’t know. Both method I’ve never read a guide with this setting and this sounds FANTASTIC. Also anyone else my age begin to panic if you understand the 90’s are thought-about historic. SOMEBODY HOLD ME.


2019 YA Book Releases: The Raven's Tale is an Edgar Allan Poe retelling that I am so excited for. It looks dark and wonderful!

The Raven’s Story by Cat Winters  — Out April 16

This is an Edgar Allen Poe retelling. WHAT. I KNOW. I went via a part where I used to be tremendous obsessed with Edgar Allan Poe in highschool. This is certainly an upcoming 2019 YA e-book to observe for for those who like historic fiction + retellings and/or Edgar Allan Poe.


So, there you’ve it — those are my most anticipated YA books for 2019! What books are your must read YA books for 2019? I’d love to listen to what books you’re enthusiastic about reading this yr! There’s so many new YA releases for 2019 and I’m positive I missed some or will probably be considering later MAAAAN that abstract didn’t do it for me however all these evaluations are.

P.S.  Take a look at this listing of books turning into films in 2019 for even more reading recommendations!  And if beginning a guide club or simply holding one getting into 2019 is on your listing of issues to do, take a look at all these guide club concepts to create your greatest e-book membership ever.

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