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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 record (for the first half of the yr)! I shared my must-read adult fiction books for 2019 after Christmas in the event you didn’t examine that out and luxuriate in grownup fiction additionally! It felt prefer it took perpetually to compile all my should read YA books for 2019 but I lastly acquired it executed.

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 excited about SO many upcoming YA books for 2019 however, for those who comply with me on Instagram you’ll know, that I’ve had such a shift in my studying life and compared to years past I didn’t have AS many young grownup books to slender down. Clearly you see the dimensions of this listing so it’s nonetheless pretty large however I feel like in years previous it was EXCRUCIATING to slender down my should learn younger adult books for 2019. I feel this time I had so much simpler time choosing!

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

Of observe: in case you take a look at the pre-order worth of a number of the books they are typically quite a bit cheaper to pre-order the books somewhat than wait til the on sale date. After which it’s like a nice little surprise gets despatched to you later haha. It helps me stay on a finances to have the ability to KNOW I need to learn it and get a couple of bucks off of it. A few of them are even $5+ off.

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

Must 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 no matter what they are 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 fifth

I learn The Hate U Give early because of a evaluate copy that came my approach and I  knew as quickly as I read it that it was going to be a Huge 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 guide since so I am SUPER hyped to be getting a new ebook from Angie Thomas — pretty much the very prime of my YA should learn books of 2019 record…truthfully simply my prime books typically. I shall be trustworthy…I don’t know much of what it’s about but when Angie Thomas writes it I’ll 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 beloved Jeff Zentner’s The Serpent King &#zero38; his sophomore novel Goodbye Days so out of all of the YA books coming out in 2019 on this record this is a type of reliefs to have a new ebook out by a favorite writer. It’s so nice to settle back into familiar phrases with an writer you trust. It appears like an ideal e-book about friendship and that uncertain time during senior yr if you find yourself realizing that every thing goes to vary soon when there are such a lot of belongings you don’t need to let go of yet. Plus I feel it’s so fun that they have their own campy tv show!


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 ebook love When Dimple Met Rishi) will get a ebook! And I’m so excited to satisfy Sweetie. Excited for a new romcom from Sandhya in 2019!!


All the superior sounding fantasy on my should read YA record:

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 just intrigued by the premise of this historical fantasy a few group of “experts” thrown collectively 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 families of misfits are just 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’s came upon she has talents she never declared, to entry 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!

Darkish of The West by Joanna Hathaway — Out February 5

Out of all the new YA books for 2019 that I checked out 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 e-book to a favourite historical fiction of mine and a favourite fantasy collection of mine and never anticipate me to add it to my TBR?? This 2019 launch appears prefer it has it all — espionage, political intrigue and star-crossed lovers. And early critiques lead me to consider it’s going to break my heart so THERE’S THAT.


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

4 Lifeless Queens by Astrid Scholte  — Out February 26

I’ve high hopes for this one! The world is split into 4 elements and each is dominated by one queen….till there’s a plot to homicide all 4 of them and the primary character will get caught up in it. Additionally hello can I please reside in 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 Spoil of Kings by Jenn Lyon  — Out February fifth

I really like the premise of this — identical to within the storybooks the primary character finds out he’s a misplaced prince but, in contrast to within the storybooks, he realizes it isn’t at all like in 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 super hyped by the summary and I’m praying to every e-book god there’s that it will stay up to 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 certainly one of my most anticipated YA e-book 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 except that it’s a kicka$$ fantasy with a stunning cover. There’s a plot to assassinate the king, centuries lengthy warfare, a prince in a hazard, a woman who can speak to gods. I MEAN…simply add it to your must learn 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 language Recreation of Thrones and a few reviewers I trust have confirmed that hype-y comparison SO yeaaaaah undoubtedly an upcoming YA release for 2019 to keep your eye on should you love fantasy! The princess turns into the queen of an unstable kingdom when her father is murdered and, as a result of ladies get issues carried out, she hires a soothsayer — super unlawful 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 Gray by Christine Lynn Herman  — Out April 2

This guide is claimed to be Stranger Things (YESSS) meets The Raven Cycle (okay I’ve only learn the primary e-book however I beloved it) and I’m here for these dark vibes. After a tragedy, the primary character strikes to a small town and finds out her household was actually one of the founding households there and that they have been a part of a pact made with a monster in 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 eight years?? This isn’t a must learn YA e-book for 2019 just because of that….I genuinely am excited for this ebook because Hafsah is such a incredible writer from what I’ve witnessed and listening to her speak about this ebook and NOT BE ABLE TO READ IT RIGHT THEN has been agonizing. I’m so pleased with her and I can’t anticipate this e-book to release — it’s an epic fantasy impressed by Historic Arabia that follows a woman named Zafira who disguises herself as a person to discover a misplaced artifact that may restore magic to her struggling world. But 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 four

I’ve heard superb things about An Enchantment of Ravens but have yet to read it. HOWEVER, I’m so excited for this one! It’s an imaginative fantasy about an apprentice at a magical library who must 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 four

A DARK ANASTASIA RETELLING. THIS IS NOT A DRILL. This ebook sounds completely unimaginable and I’m so mad that it doesn’t come out till June. It’s certainly one of my absolute prime YA debut books for 2019 on my must read listing!! Ahhh I spent so much time as a kid being obsessed with 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 first 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 many BEST books I learn in 2018 and I can’t anticipate the sequel to this brutal and darkish fantasy collection!! I extremely advocate testing the first e-book.


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 considered one of my all time favourite fantasy collection EVER! I’m just dying to get back into this world and what these characters are going by means of. Take a look at Truthwitch and catch your self up!!


All 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 just sounds fascinating and distinctive 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 of the pain combined 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

Reading the summary of this one reminds me just a little of Written within the Stars by Aisha Saeed ( a tremendous ebook!!) with the whole mother and father catching the teen with an unapproved selection and whisking them away to their residence country to “help” them be more conventional and whip up an organized marriage. I’m loving YA books set outdoors the US so I’m thrilled to read a e-book set in Bangladesh and see what occurs 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 mean, donating a kidney to your greatest good friend who you secretly have feelings for is an fascinating relationship dynamic anyhow however the crush and the unrequited emotions and the distancing of the friendship because abruptly issues turn into a bit poisonous! 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 Art 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 pair years because of the web/running a blog and I’m so, so excited to read her ebook and it is one among my most anticipated YA books for 2019 due to that. And in addition as a result of I’ve heard it’s ridiculously good from people who have already read it. It feels like a messy modern story about sisters, errors 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 concerned in additional intersectional feminist effort this yr is at the prime of your priorities, this appears like an excellent one about two teens who begin a Ladies’s Rights Membership at their high school, find yourself going viral with what they’ve posted on-line sharing their experiences and end up being advised they should shut down the membership as soon as trolls start in on them and things escalate — something that may take away theirs and lots of different ladies’s voice! Everybody retains saying The Hate U Give meets Moxie so this seems to be 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 last e-book I learn that dealt with victim blaming amazingly was All The Rage by Courtney Summers so I’m excited to read another e-book tackling it. This one tackles it after an assault happens at an off campus social gathering that has the primary character fleeing her school town  — a university town that’s NOT completely satisfied that a few of its players have been expelled because of this incident — and going to her aunt’s distant house and heal from the trauma. It sounds heart-wrenching however you already know that’s all the time my cup of tea. These stories are SO necessary.


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 expertise as an artist…however then her girlfriend dies and she or he’s left not wanting something to do with artwork and her future plans. I’ve learn one other ebook by this writer and favored it rather a lot so it’s undoubtedly an upcoming YA e-book 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 Pals With The Dark by Kathleen Glasglow  — Out April 9

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


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 Issues I Hate About You but I’m so prepared for a new one to like and this 2019 YA launch appears FANTASTIC and one of the few contemporaries catching my eyes nowadays.  The brutally trustworthy queen bee tries to tame herself after an incident together with her crush and, in making amends with these she harm, she becomes close with a guy who seems 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, But Higher by Christine Riccio   — Out Might 7

Booktuber Christine Riccio’s debut novel is going to be a should learn YA ebook in 2019.  The premise sounds totally enjoyable and has so many issues I really like — set in school, a semester abroad seeking an journey! I don’t watch a lot booktube however I do comply with Christine and I’m really pumped for her to see her dream develop into 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 have to be on your must learn 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 & swoony) take a look at my listing about books to learn in case you beloved To All The Boys I’ve Beloved Earlier than.


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 e-book and put it on my radar saying it was Gilmore Women meets Sensible Magic….and sure, sure I do want that in my life so on to my most anticipated YA guide record 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 bizarre to call this a dystopian, however it’s not but modern. That’s a scary feeling. A ebook that FEELS like it could possibly be actual at any time? This one is certainly going to be the must read YA e-book of 2019 and an important one at that. I can inform. It’s already obtained huge buzz around it and from everybody I do know the decision has been that it’s superb. It’s a few younger teen, in America’s near future, who gets thrown right into a Muslim American internment camp together with her household and ends up being involved in 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 Younger’s books The Program (nonetheless have to compensate for that collection, to be trustworthy) and this premise sounds fascinating — an all-girls boarding faculty the place the (very obedient) women are taught the best way to be the perfect in interior design or growing a garden however absent is any type of math or science or present event. The primary character realizes how managed they are and dark secrets and techniques concerning the faculty (and themselves) turn into uncovered. One other 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.


Nonetheless here for all 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 Dark on Hearth by Tehlor Kay Mejia  — Out February 26

I’m so into this dystopian (is it dystopian? Idk it seems very Handmaid Story-like) however WHATEVER the genre this is one in every of my most anticipated YA books for 2019 because it sounds feministy and there’s a resistance to deliver equality to the ladies of this society that the guide takes place in.


Some sci-fi goodness for good measure on my should read YA record 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 (just talked about my love for that) meets Stranger Things (complete fangirl) and is a few group of pals in a small city who find themselves dealing with sudden powers after a cosmic occasion. I am all about this. Love small town stories and sci-fi goodness so this is undoubtedly a should learn YA in 2019 for me.


All the time love a great thriller or thriller on my reading record 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 eighth

This one seems like an excellent twisty mystery set in a small city that looks like an image good place to maneuver to but has lethal secrets and techniques — 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 murder mystery with some supernatural goodness? YES YES YES. PLEASE AND THANK YOU. Clearly this one is occurring my most anticipated books of 2019 listing!  Plus it’s set in Paris in the 1880’s. The supernatural premise of this, the place 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.

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

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


A Little Taste Of The Previous 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 historical thriller (and love story) set through the Kosovo Warfare and I am so here for a historic setting I’ve never read earlier than. I was like 13 when this struggle began and I vaguely keep in mind listening to about it and studying just a little about it however it’s not something that’s so engrained in my memory…because I just didn’t seem to care as a kid? I assume perhaps it’s as a result of I didn’t watch the information or have social media to inform me what was happening? I don’t know. Both means I’ve never learn a e-book with this setting and this sounds FANTASTIC. Additionally anybody else my age start 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 by way of a part where I used to be tremendous obsessive about Edgar Allan Poe in highschool. This is certainly an upcoming 2019 YA guide to observe for should you like historical fiction + retellings and/or Edgar Allan Poe.


So, there you have got it — those are my most anticipated YA books for 2019! What books are your should learn YA books for 2019? I’d love to hear what books you’re enthusiastic about studying this yr! There’s so many new YA releases for 2019 and I’m positive I missed some or can be considering later MAAAAN that abstract didn’t do it for me but all these critiques are.

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

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