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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 should you didn’t verify that out and luxuriate in grownup fiction additionally! It felt prefer it took endlessly to compile all my must learn YA books for 2019 but I finally received 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 enthusiastic about SO many upcoming YA books for 2019 but, for those who comply with me on Instagram you’ll know, that I’ve had such a shift in my reading life and compared to years previous I didn’t have AS many young adult books to slender down. Clearly you see the dimensions of this record so it’s nonetheless pretty large but I really feel like in years past it was EXCRUCIATING to slender down my should read younger adult books for 2019. I feel this time I had rather a lot simpler time choosing!

This record can also be solely the FIRST half of 2019 so be looking out for the second half of the yr record closer to Might/June.

Of observe: for those who take a look at the pre-order worth of a few of the books they are typically rather a lot cheaper to pre-order the books slightly than wait til the on sale date. And then it’s like a nice little shock gets despatched to you later haha. It helps me stay on a finances to be able to KNOW I need to read 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 exciting new YA e-book 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 Read 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 read it doesn’t 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 5th

I learn The Hate U Give early because of a assessment copy that got here my method and I  knew as soon as I read it that it was going to be a Huge Deal. It was just an unimaginable story that was so, so related and necessary. These characters have stayed with me and I don’t assume I’ve felt that means about one other forged of characters/a e-book since so I’m SUPER hyped to be getting a brand new guide from Angie Thomas — just about the very prime of my YA must learn books of 2019 record…truthfully simply my prime books generally. I can be trustworthy…I don’t know much of what it’s about but if Angie Thomas writes it I will read 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 & his sophomore novel Goodbye Days so out of all the YA books popping out in 2019 on this listing that is a type of reliefs to have a brand new e-book out by a favorite writer. It’s so good to settle back into acquainted phrases with an writer you belief. It seems to be like an excellent e-book about friendship and that unsure time during senior yr if you end up realizing that every factor is going to vary quickly when there are so many belongings you don’t need to let go of but. Plus I feel it’s so fun that they have their very 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 e-book love When Dimple Met Rishi) will get a guide! And I’m so excited to satisfy Sweetie. Excited for a brand new romcom from Sandhya in 2019!!


All of the awesome sounding fantasy on my must learn 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 simply intrigued by the premise of this historical fantasy a few group of “experts” thrown collectively to seek out (read: 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 found 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 unimaginable mission, after it’s came upon she has talents she by no means 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 brand 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 guide to a favorite historical fiction of mine and a favourite fantasy collection of mine and never anticipate me so as to add it to my TBR?? This 2019 launch appears prefer it has all of it — espionage, political intrigue and star-crossed lovers. And early critiques lead me to consider it’s going to interrupt my coronary 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 4 elements and every is ruled by one queen….until there is a plot to murder all four of them and the primary character will get caught up in it. Also hi can I please stay on this ladies ruling world?? Let’s attempt that out….we’ve given the lads an opportunity 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 Break 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 is a lost prince however, in contrast to in the storybooks, he realizes it isn’t in any respect like within the storybooks and his household truly SUCUUUCKS. Additionally looks like he’s completely not the hero to save lots of the dominion on this one but needs to destroy it?? HEREFORIT DOT COM.  This is among the new YA books for 2019 that I’m like super hyped by the summary and I’m praying to every e-book god there’s that it might stay up to how superior 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 ebook for 2019. I really 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’s about except that it’s a kicka$$ fantasy with a stunning cowl. 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 should 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 some reviewers I belief have confirmed that hype-y comparison SO yeaaaaah undoubtedly an upcoming YA launch for 2019 to maintain your eye on in the event you love fantasy! The princess becomes the queen of an unstable kingdom when her father is murdered and, as a result of ladies get things achieved, she hires a soothsayer — tremendous 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 Grey by Christine Lynn Herman  — Out April 2

This ebook is claimed to be Stranger Issues (YESSS) meets The Raven Cycle (okay I’ve solely learn the primary guide 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 household was really one of many 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 one thing like 8 years?? This shouldn’t be a should learn YA e-book for 2019 simply because of that….I genuinely am excited for this e-book as a result of Hafsah is such a unbelievable author from what I’ve witnessed and listening to her speak about this guide 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 release — it’s an epic fantasy inspired by Historic Arabia that follows a woman named Zafira who disguises herself as a person to find a lost artifact that may restore magic to her suffering world. However she is pursued by a Prince who has additionally 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 but 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 guide sounds completely unimaginable and I’m so mad that it doesn’t come out until June. It’s considered one of my absolute prime YA debut books for 2019 on my should read listing!! Ahhh I spent a lot time as a child 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 read the previous books in every collection I HIGHLY advocate testing The Merciless Prince and Truthwitch that are the first within 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 Depraved King by Holly Black  — Out January 8th

The Merciless Prince was one of many BEST books I learn in 2018 and I can’t look forward to the sequel to this brutal and dark fantasy collection!! I extremely advocate testing the primary 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 favorite fantasy collection EVER! I’m just dying to get back into this world and what these characters are going by way of. Take a look at Truthwitch and catch yourself up!!


All the superior sounding modern books which might be should 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 of 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

Reading the summary of this one reminds me somewhat of Written within 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 house country to “help” them be more traditional 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 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 appears 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 feelings and the distancing of the friendship as a result of instantly things 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 Artwork of Dropping by Lizzy Mason  — Out February 19th

I’ve been WAITING for us to be within the yr that Lizzy’s guide can be revealed. I’ve recognized Lizzy for a couple years because of the web/running a blog and I’m so, so excited to learn her e-book and it is one among my most anticipated YA books for 2019 because of 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, 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 additional intersectional feminist effort this yr is at the prime of your priorities, this seems to be like an excellent one about two teenagers who start a Ladies’s Rights Club at their highschool, find yourself going viral with what they’ve posted online sharing their experiences and find yourself being advised they should shut down the club as soon as trolls begin in on them and issues 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 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 dealt with sufferer blaming amazingly was All The Rage by Courtney Summers so I’m excited to read one other e-book tackling it. This one tackles it after an assault occurs at an off campus social gathering that has the primary character fleeing her school town  — a university city that is NOT comfortable that a few of its gamers have been expelled because of this incident — and going to her aunt’s remote residence and heal from the trauma. It sounds heart-wrenching but you already know 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 e-book appears like a heartbreaking one a few young teen woman who loses the girlfriend who has helped her come out of her anger and embrace her talent as an artist…but then her girlfriend dies and she or he’s left not wanting anything to do with art and her future plans. I’ve read one other guide by this writer and favored it quite a bit so it’s undoubtedly an upcoming YA guide 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 before how I LOVE books about grief — especially ones about dropping a dad or mum — 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 tales 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 but I’m so ready for a brand new one to like and this 2019 YA release seems to be FANTASTIC and one of the 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, But Better by Christine Riccio   — Out Might 7

Booktuber Christine Riccio’s debut novel goes to be a must read YA ebook in 2019.  The premise sounds totally enjoyable and has so many things I really like — set in school, a semester overseas in the hunt for an adventure! I don’t watch much booktube but I do comply with Christine and I’m really pumped for her to see her dream turn out to be a actuality!


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 Solely We Know by Maurene Goo  — Out Might 7

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

P.S. should you crave extra books like that (cute & swoony) take a look at my record about books to learn for those who beloved 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 pal Laura raved about this ebook and put it on my radar saying it was Gilmore Women meets Practical Magic….and sure, yes I do need that in my life so on to my most anticipated YA e-book 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 name this a dystopian, however it’s not yet modern. That’s a scary feeling. A e-book that FEELS prefer it could possibly be real 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 tell. It’s already obtained huge buzz round it and from everyone I do know the verdict has been that it’s superb. It’s a few young teen, in America’s close to future, who will get thrown into a Muslim American internment camp together with her family 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 Young  — Out March 19

I LOVED Suzanne Young’s books The Program (still have to compensate for that collection, to be trustworthy) and this premise sounds fascinating — an all-girls boarding faculty where the (very obedient) women are taught the right way to be the most effective in interior design or rising a backyard however absent is any type of math or science or current occasion. The primary character realizes how controlled they are and darkish secrets and techniques concerning the faculty (and themselves) develop into uncovered. Another observe: I have zero concept what genre this might be. Is it dystopian? Is it sci-fi (still don’t know what those secrets are??). No concept.


Nonetheless 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 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 that is one in every of my most anticipated YA books for 2019 because it sounds feministy and there’s a resistance to convey equality to the ladies of this society that the e-book 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 (simply talked about my love for that) meets Stranger Things (complete fangirl) and is a few group of associates in a small town who discover themselves coping with sudden powers after a cosmic event. I’m all about this. Love small town tales and sci-fi goodness so that is undoubtedly a must read YA in 2019 for me.


All the time love an excellent mystery or thriller on my studying 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 8th

This one appears like a very good twisty mystery set in a small town that appears 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 record!  Plus it’s set in Paris in the 1880’s. The supernatural premise of this, where the young reporter has to use 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 on the lookout for new books in 2019 which are of the YA thriller variety — examine this one out! It’s a few woman whose greatest pal allegedly commits suicide however slowly she begins to consider she’s not even lifeless at all and she or he tries to figure out where she could be.


A Little Taste Of The Past On My Listing Of Should Learn 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 in the course of the Kosovo Conflict and I’m so here for a historical setting I’ve never read earlier than. I was like 13 when this conflict started and I vaguely keep in mind listening to about it and learning a bit about it however it’s not one thing that’s so engrained in my memory…as a result of I simply didn’t seem to care as a kid? I assume perhaps it’s because I didn’t watch the news or have social media to tell me what was happening? I don’t know. Either approach I’ve by no means learn a e-book with this setting and this sounds FANTASTIC. Also anyone else my age begin to panic whenever you understand the 90’s are thought-about historical. 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 the place I was tremendous obsessive about Edgar Allan Poe in highschool. This is certainly an upcoming 2019 YA e-book to observe for in case you like historical fiction + retellings and/or Edgar Allan Poe.


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

P.S.  Take a look at this record of books turning into films in 2019 for even more reading ideas!  And if starting a guide club or just retaining one stepping into 2019 is in your record of things to do, take a look at all these e-book club ideas to create your greatest e-book membership ever.

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